Planation Oaks Students Learn 2-Steps to Save a Life

Planation Oaks Students Learn 2-Steps to Save a Life

CPR Hands-Only training is  “Staying Alive” for 5th Graders at Clay County Elementary School 

Who: St. Vincent’s HealthCare, Plantation Oaks Elementary School and the American Heart Association-First Coast Market
What: Mass Hands-Only CPR instruction of more than 100 5th grade students attending Plantation Oaks Elementary School
When: Thursday, February 9, 2012 beginning at 9 a.m.

Discover the Lighthouse with Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Discover the Lighthouse with Behind-the-Scenes Tours

The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum is launching an exciting new Behind the Scenes tour that gives guests a deeper understanding of how the Lighthouse and its archaeological team are attempting to preserve St. Augustine’s history.

Student of the Week Inspired by Friends, Faith

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Although she's quiet in class, Alyssa McRary is looking out for her classmates.

"I'm always there to lend a helping hand for them," McRary said.

The Pacetti Bay Middle School student was excited to be nominated as First Coast News' Student of the Week by her teacher Catie Grimes.

"Every single teacher here appreciates her," Grimes said, calling McRary a natural leader.

"It's so nice to have a child who is unafraid to say 'no this is who I am, and I love who I am,'" Grimes explained. "She's a great example for other children to follow."

Whether it's leading FCA or during soccer, McRary said her faith pushes her to be compassionate and to do her best.

"When it gets rough, you've got your text book and of course the Lord, but do the best you can," McRary said.

St. Johns Co. Teacher Known for Enthusiasm

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Renee Hobbs' students know her by her enthusiasm.

To get the kids into reading, the Crookshank Elementary teacher gets animated, acting out the books they read.

Hobbs worked at Winn-Dixie for 20 years before deciding to pursue teaching.

"That's what I wanted to do my entire life, so (I) went back to school and started my second career basically," Hobbs explained.

After 13 years of teaching, she said the career change is a dream come true.

"If you've got the struggling kids and all of the sudden you see that light bulb go on, that's the best feeling in the entire world," Hobbs said.

Ancient City Oyster Roast

Ancient City Oyster Roast


Cathedral Parish School is proud to announce the Ancient City All-U-Can-Eat Oyster Roast.

St. Johns County High School Grades


High School grades released today show that the St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) continues to be a leader in performance and FCAT scores. The state released high school grades today based on 2010-11 FCAT scores, as well as graduation rate, participation and performance in accelerated programs, and college readiness skills.

St. Johns County Education Foundation Awarded Grant for Motorola STEM Solutions Project


Over 70 students from Nease and Pedro Menendez High School’s will have the opportunity to learn and apply science, math, technology and engineering (STEM) skills beyond the classroom through an Innovation Generation grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions Inc.  The Motorola Solutions Foundation provided $50,000 to challenge Florida’s district-wide local education foundations to inspire students through projects designed to help them solve real-world problems in STEM areas this school year through a grant to the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF).