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Local MS Scholarships Announcedby The National MS Society North Florida Chapter

Local MS Scholarships Announcedby The National MS Society North Florida Chapter

The National MS Society North Florida Chapter announces Grace Hoffman of Ponte Vedra and Joshua Dopson of Jacksonville as two of its 2011 scholarship recipients.

The annual MS Scholarship Program helps students affected by Multiple Sclerosis pursue a college or technical school education. The program is open to students living with MS, students with parents living with MS, and anyone living with MS that has not received a post-secondary education.

St. Johns County Students Placed First in the State

St. Johns County Students Placed First in the State

St. Johns County students placed first in the state on the newly required Algebra I End-of-Course exams.

Smoke Relocates Classes on Last Day of School

Smoke Relocates Classes on Last Day of School

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Unsafe, smoky conditions closed Liberty Pines Academy on the final day of school Thursday.

School leaders say all students should go to Creekside High School.

Today is an early release day at 1:50 p.m. and report cards will go home today.

There was a fire drill scheduled for today at Liberty Pines. No word if that's been rescheduled.

The smoke is still thick outside the school and visibility is decreased.

St. Johns County Students Best in State for Algebra Exams

St. Johns County Students Best in State for Algebra Exams

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Some First Coast students have come out on top after the state released the scores of its first Algebra I End-of-Course exams.

More than half of the students in St. Johns County scored in the top one-third on the test. The county's students had an average score that was six points higher than the average for the state as a whole.

The new tests were required for any student who was currently taking Algebra I, and they replaced the FCAT math exam this year for ninth-graders.

Next year, those students will take an end-of-course exam in Geometry rather than the FCAT math exam.

"I am so proud of everyone and very grateful for the hard work done by our teachers and curriculum staff," said Superintendent Joseph Joyner. "This is special for the algebra teachers but a victory for math instruction at all grade levels."

Wed. Classes at Liberty Pines Academy Moved Again

Wed. Classes at Liberty Pines Academy Moved Again

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Liberty Pines Academy students will once again hold classes at different schools.

Classes for students in kindergarten through fifth will be held at Creekside High School, and classes for students in grades six through eight will be held at Bartram Trail High School.

According to St. Johns County School District spokesperson Margie Davidson, the district was hoping to hold school at LPA, however just before 7 a.m. Wednesday it was announced the school would be closed, again.

Smoke from wildfires burning in St. Johns County prompted the school to move its classes to Bartram Trail and Creekside since last week.

The eighth-grade end-of-year ceremony will be Wednesday but its location depends on where classes will be held.

Liberty Pines Academy Relocated, June 6

Due to the continuation of residual smoke in the area, Liberty Pines Academy will be holding classes at alternative locations Monday, June 6.

Classes for students in Grades K-5 will be held in the Creekside High School (CHS) auditorium, and classes for students in grades 6-8 will be held in the Bartram Trail High School (BTHS) Ninth Grade Center.

Nease News Tip

We recieved a news tip around 2:30p.m. that fire trucks, police and med flight was at Nease High School. 

According to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, a 16-year-old girl lost control of her SUV and was ejected.  She was taken to the hospital, but she is expected to be ok.