Schools

Jr ROWITA Fellowship Winners Announced

Two young women High School students from St Johns County have received the first annual Jr. ROWITA Fellowships.  Hannah Drozd, a graduating senior from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, was awarded the performance fellowship,   while Jessica Bourgade, a graduating senior from Allen D. Nease High School received a fellowship in the visual arts category.  There were no applicants for the Jr. ROWITA Literary Arts Fellowship. Each will receive $500 to be used to further their arts education.

SJCEF's Take Stock Student a Member of High School’s National Winning Student Media Team

The St. Johns County Education Foundation (SJCEF) is proud to announce the success of one of their Take Stock in Children (TSIC) scholarship recipients, Jesse Martin, for his role in Nease High School’s newscast, which was ranked as best in the nation at the Student Television Network annual convention in Orlando.

New College Grads See Better Job Picture

New College Grads See Better Job Picture

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- When Ian Waterhouse walks across the stage at Flagler College's commencement ceremony Saturday, he will know exactly what's next.

Waterhouse already has accepted a job as a financial analyst for Disney Parks. Even though he has a job, Waterhouse said he, like many new graduates, was worried about his career outlook. 

"I was really nervous to make sure that I was going to be able to get a job when I graduated," said Waterhouse.

He was so nervous, the senior also applied to law schools to make sure he would have a post-graduation plan. "I'm a planner," he said.

Nease NJROTC Academic Team Championships Bound

Nease NJROTC Academic Team Championships Bound

Throughout the year, the academic team for the Nease NJROTC has been competing in various Brain Brawls. These competitions are run similarly to the College Bowl competitions.

Memorial Held for Cyclist Killed in Hit and Run

Memorial Held for Cyclist Killed in Hit and Run

More than 100 fellow students and faculty members held a memorial service today for the physical therapy student killed while bicycling Wednesday.

Bryan B. Wrigley, 23, was killed by a hit and run driver as he rode his bicycle along County Road 214.

St. Augustine Teacher of the Week

St. Augustine Teacher of the Week

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A second grade teacher at Otis Mason Elementary in St. Augustine is instilling the love of math in his students. He is our Teacher of the Week. 

John Ackerman is constantly moving around in his second grade classroom. His students said he almost always has a big smile on his face. "Yes, he's always happy," said student Michael Weber. "Unless we're loud," added student Kyle Bazler. 

Ackerman has been teaching for nearly 20 years and said this is the age he really enjoys. He especially loves teaching math. "They do a lot of hands-on activity using pattern blocks and cubes. Just by playing games they get a better understanding of the math concepts, which leads to better understanding of being able to do math skills."

Students are on the computer to take part in a math competition with others students from around the world, and the smart board helps students with math games.

Slow Food First Coast School Garden Grants Winners

Slow Food First Coast School Garden Grants Winners

Slow Food First Coast (SFFC) is proud to announce the winners of the Spring 2011 School Garden Grants.  Congratulations to the winners: