Lorraine Cosgrove, Program Specialist for School Libraries, supports media programs across the district. Recently media specialists were trained to support the use of Learning Ally, an online resource that provides audiobooks and parent support services to empower blind, visually impaired, and dyslexic students.
The American Association of University Women partnered with St. Johns County School District to offer our first STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Spark Event on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
St. Johns County School District receives funds from the state to assist in funding instructional literacy coaches. In order to receive the these funds, the district submits a Comprehensive Reading Plan and performs fidelity checks at each school.
Congratulations to Bartram Trail, Creekside, Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine high schools’ bands, winter guard and band directors for achieving superior (highest) rating at the recent Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) District 21 marching band Music Performance Assessments.
As part of the Student Support Services ongoing plan to increase suicide awareness and prevention district-wide, Guidance and Choice provided training specific to Suicide Risk Assessment. This workshop was presented by Melissa Witmeier with the Florida Linking Individuals Needing Care Project.
Middle and high school students have access to a free program called FloridaShines which allows them to build their resume, check Bright Futures eligibility, review college information and take career inventories.
Health Services is partnering with First Coast Technical College to provide Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) students with the opportunity for a preceptorship at several of our school clinics.
More than $7,000 was raised at the annual Uplift with A.S.S.I.S.T. Dinner and Silent Auction on October 19th. Funds will be used to assist with school supplies, field trips, school, athletic and club fees, senior/graduation fees, transportation and more.
School Services has established a Pursuing Victory with Honor Student-Athlete Advisory Council. This Council will meet bi-monthly with the Senior Director of School Services to discuss current trends and issues in high school athletics.
In this edition of the Superintendent Spotlight, Superintendent Tim Forson, School Board Member Kelly Barrera, Valley Ridge Academy Principal Sandra McMandon, and students at Valley Ridge Academy share what they are thankful for.