JUNIOR RESIDENTS

Two local students winners in essay contest

Two local students winners in essay contest

The annual two-day presentation held Jan. 17-18 at the Main Library for nearly 1,600 Duval County fifth graders was also an opportunity to sharpen pencils and write essays about the historical speaker. This year two of the eight essay winners included Madeleine Wilkins of St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School and Blythe Benton from John Stockton […]

Bolles/HAE students among winners in essay contest

Bolles/HAE students among winners in essay contest

The annual two-day presentation held Jan. 17-18 at the Main Library for nearly 1,600 Duval County fifth graders was also an opportunity to sharpen pencils and write essays about the historical speaker. This year two of the eight essay winners included Emma C. Lee from Hendricks Avenue Elementary School and Isabel Bassin from The Bolles […]

Two from San Marco help redesign girls’ locker room at Bolles

Two from San Marco help redesign girls’ locker room at Bolles

Four senior student athletes – two from San Marco – had a hand in redesigning the new girls’ locker room on the Bolles Upper School campus in San Jose. This summer, several cross-country runners met with the Bolles’ maintenance office to discuss opportunities to improve the girls’ locker room. Prior to this school year, the […]

Wolfson High converts media center into relaxed ‘living room’ setting

Wolfson High converts media center into relaxed ‘living room’ setting

New signage and an electronic marquee outside, as well as a fresh new look for its media center, show evidence that subtle transformations are occurring at Samuel Wolfson School for Advanced International Studies and Leadership since it became a dedicated magnet last fall. Gone are 50 desktop computers and the old, well-worn furniture that made […]

School club hopes to lure bluebirds with nesting boxes

School club hopes to lure bluebirds with nesting boxes

The bluebird population in San Marco and elsewhere in Jacksonville might be on the rise this spring. In December, students from The Bolles School installed nesting boxes in Alexandria Oaks Park and River Oaks Park in San Marco, and on the school’s Ponte Vedra and Bartram campuses. Bluebirds are easy to spot. The males are […]

Landon’s new most popular subjects: band and chorus

Landon’s new most popular subjects: band and chorus

Music is back in full force at Julia Landon College Preparatory School. Over the past two years, band and chorus have been added to Landon’s curriculum, allowing its students to once again learn the intricacies of harmony and melody. For the past several years, only music appreciation – where listening was the only option – […]

Ortega exhibits show student ingenuity, creativity

Ortega exhibits show student ingenuity, creativity

Parents of Ortega Elementary Magnet School students enjoyed a holiday concert Dec. 8 of songs and pieces by the Ortega Steel Band before touring science projects and museum exhibits displayed through-out the school. A few of the displays featured an emphasis on Greece, including an exhibit on Greek Inventions – Then and Now, and another […]

Leadership class takes ‘at risk’ students into ‘as hope’

Leadership class takes ‘at risk’ students into ‘as hope’

Alan McCullough, a 10th grade student at Robert E. Lee High School, was one of 26 young people selected nationwide from over 200 applicants for the Harvard University Advisory Board, a project of the Graduate School of Education called Making Caring Common. The Board advises on strategies for exploring the ethical and moral issues of […]