St. Johns County Teacher and Rookie of the Year Honored at Banquet

St. Augustine, Fla.— February 18, 2011—The St. Johns County Education Foundation (SJCEF) is pleased to honor Beth Upchurch from Ketterlinus Elementary School as the St. Johns County Teacher of the Year and Megan Miller from Switzerland Point Middle School as the Rookie of the Year.  Joseph Joyner, Superintendent of the St.

Flagler to Host Business Planning Workshop

Flagler College is partnering with SCORE – Counselors to America's Small Business – and the St Johns Chamber of Commerce to host a four-part planning workshop for small businesses. All sessions will be held at Flagler College on Wednesday evenings on March 9, March 23, April 6, and April 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Room 300 of Kenan Hall at Flagler College.

Landrum Middle students suspended for pot

A Landrum Middle School sixth-grader and eighth-grader are home from school today after being suspended Friday for having marijuana in school.

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office spokesman Chuck Mulligan said a K-9 detected the marijuana.

"The dog smelled drugs, they searched and sure enough found the drugs," he said.

He said deputies filed charges but the children were not taken to a jail facility.

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Flagler to host Women's History Project

Flagler College's Career Services Office will host the Women's History Project from Thursday, March 8 through Thursday, April 7, to honor women and their importance to American history, politics, athletics, arts and culture.

The project will include over 20 separate events and speaker presentations. Themes include the impact and contributions of women in film, music, education, athletics, literature and in times of war.

More Florida Public School Students Succeeding in Advanced Placement Program

The 7th Annual AP® Report to the Nation, released today by the College Board, reports that 22.3 percent of Florida’s public high school class of 2010 completed high school having succeeded on Advanced Placement Program® (AP) Exams — up from 13.5 percent in 2001, and exceeding the national average of 16.9 percent. Additionally, more Florida students from the class of 2010 (33,712) scored 3 or higher on an AP Exam — the score typically needed to qualify for advanced placement in colleges and universities — than even participated in AP nearly a decade ago (24,536).

Nease NJROTC Orienteering Team Headed for Nationals

Nease NJROTC Orienteering Team Headed for Nationals

For the first time in its history, the Orienteering Team for Nease High School NJROTC is headed for Nationals!

On February 5, 2001, 35 Navy JROTC teams from Georgia and North Florida competed at the Area 12 Regional Orienteering Championships at Mistletoe State Park, north of Thompson, GA. Through the use of a compass, landmarks, map reading, and a series of directions, cadets navigate their way through marked land courses, in wooded and open field areas. Check points along the way must be reached, and marked off. The competitors are timed on how fast they complete the marked course. Any check points missed result is a deduction.

Boys and Girls Soccer Regionals Tonight at Ponte Vedra High School

Tonight's rescheduled Boys and Girls Soccer games at Ponte Vedra High School will be played as arranged.

5:30    Boys Region Quarterfinal        Stanton Prep at Ponte Vedra

7:30    Girls Region Final                      Gulf Breeze at Ponte Vedra

All tickets are $6 (FHSAA and media passes only for post season)

Elementary School and younger are admitted free

Gates open at 4:30