Outstanding school volunteers throughout our school district were honored at a ceremony held on April 4th. Special congratulations to Mason Saye, Jenny Persson, and Sal Iaropoli who were named our Youth, Adult and Senior Volunteers of the Year respectively.
In April, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students throughout St. Johns County participated in the 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Contest. Watch a video of their speeches.
Four sophomores from Allen D. Nease High School won 2nd place in the state in the Senior Group Performance category at the National History Day Competition in Tallahassee. Their project is titled "Tragedy on the Trail of Engineering Triumph: A Panama Canal Flashback." They will now move on to compete at the national competition at the University of Maryland on June 10th.
View a presentation illustrating Mill Creek's transition from a K-5 elementary school to K-8 academy.
The 2019 Players Character Cup was held on Wednesday, April 24 at St. Augustine High School. The Players Character Cup is a student-centered event highlighting physical education which links academics and character education through athletic competition. View a photo gallery from the event.
Elementary schools in St. Johns County had an increased focus on STEM education throughout the 2018-2019 school year. One of the most exciting opportunities for all fifth graders was a partnership with the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) of Jacksonville.
Using grant funding from Florida Power and Light (FPL), and administered through the Investing in Kids (INK!) local education foundation, a year-long lesson study project is underway for middle school science and math teachers.
This year, we have expanded our after school robotics clubs in the elementary and middle schools from nine clubs to a total of 15. Our clubs compete in a range of competitions that include, First Lego League, First Tech Challenge, Wonder League, and VEX Robotics.
Students at Sebastian Middle School worked diligently each Wednesday for eight weeks during their Eagle Inquiry Hour on a project to address one of the following essential questions: What do you need in order to survive? How can we innovate health technology for kids? How can we sustain life while living in challenging spaces?
Find out what's happening in three of our STEM Career Academies: the Creekside High School Academy of Engineering and Environmental Sciences, the St. Augustine High School St. Johns County Aerospace Academy, and the Nease High School Stellar Academy of Engineering.