JUNIOR RESIDENTS

Guatemala trip provides Bolles students opportunity for service, travel

Guatemala trip provides Bolles students opportunity for service, travel

A group of nine Bolles upper school students traveled to Guatemala in June as part of a new school service learning experience led by Bolles faculty, Erin DuChanois of Ortega Farms and Allison Chandler of San Marco. In addition to serving in two Guatemalan schools during their seven-day visit, students toured historical buildings, Mayan ruins, […]

Miramar family takes bird-watching to next level

Miramar family takes bird-watching to next level

The Audubon prints in the dining room are a giveaway. Scott Pearson likes to watch birds. And, now his daughter, Lucy, does, too. In January, the Miramar father and daughter watched the Steve Martin movie, “The Big Year,” which is a real-life story about the competition among three birding enthusiasts to see how many species […]

San Marco chess coach endeavors to teach more than a game

San Marco chess coach endeavors to teach more than a game

George Foote of San Marco can’t pinpoint exactly when he started teaching chess after school to students at Hendricks Avenue Elementary, but suffice it to say it has been more than 20 years. In the intervening years, Foote’s chess club has grown so it now incorporates 90 children at four levels – experienced, kindergarten, grades […]

Lemonade War teaches economics to HAE third grade

Lemonade War teaches economics to HAE third grade

This year Wolfson Children’s Hospital was the beneficiary of what has become a right-of-passage for all third graders at Hendricks Avenue Elementary School. On June 1, Alex Osbourne, development coordinator for Wolfson Children’s Hospital, was presented a check for $1,557.02 from third grader Katherine Cumbow, the spoils earned from the students’ annual “Lemonade War,” which […]

Lee High School EVAC students win national challenge

Lee High School EVAC students win national challenge

In order to foster kinder and more empathic communities, the KIND Foundation and Making Caring Common, a project of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, launched the KIND Schools Challenge. Dozens of middle- and high-school students across the country developed ideas to foster kindness and inclusivity in their school communities. Of those, 10 entries – from […]

Scouts scrub down furry friends for Jax Dog Café

Scouts scrub down furry friends for Jax Dog Café

Despite sweltering heat, Girl Scout Troop 1080, based at Ortega United Methodist Church, gave baths to 14 dogs in two hours June 17 to raise $150 for the Jacksonville Dog Café. The seven Scouts were working toward their Bronze Award and Power of Community Badge. This was the second dog washing event the Troop held […]

Arts magnet school hosts Centennial Celebration

Arts magnet school hosts Centennial Celebration

It was standing room only in the Fishweir Elementary School auditorium May 19 as alumni sat elbow to elbow with current students, faculty and supporters in celebration of the 100-year-old neighborhood school. After Principal Kimberly Dennis opened the program, a Mayoral Proclamation was delivered by Dr. Charles Moreland, director of community affairs. The Dance and […]

Boy Scouts retire old flag in Historic St. Nicholas Cemetery

Boy Scouts retire old flag in Historic St. Nicholas Cemetery

It was out with the old and in with the new as members of Boy Scout Troop 106, which is sponsored by Assumption Catholic Church, gathered May 6 to retire the old American flag in Historic St. Nicholas Cemetery and replace it with a new flag, which had previously flown over the United States Capitol […]