Ortega resident to join U.S. Naval Academy

Michael Pentaleri, a senior at The Bolles School, has committed to the United States Naval Academy during a college athletic commitment ceremony on Apr. 23. A member of the Bolles boys’ crew team, Pentaleri will also row for the men’s crew at the USNA.

RPDS opens doors for mad scientists

Riverside Presbyterian Day School (RPDS) students and their families enjoyed an evening with a team of mad scientists, who led them through three 30-minute science experiences. From a presentation on river dolphins to hands-on experiments making butter, and explorations in technology magnification and bubble-ology, the Apr. 25 event was a terrific hit with kids young […]

Kings Trail students harvest their tasty bounty

Nine weeks after its planting ceremony for the Kings Trail Elementary School Teaching Garden program, students from the second and fifth grades enjoyed the fruits – or, rather the vegetables – of their labors. The young gardeners harvested the plants and learned how to create salsa, pesto and salad using those ingredients, plus a few […]

Bolles students make a dream come true

Jordan Brown and Beau Trednick, both from San Marco, are part of the Bolles eighth grade class at the Bartram Campus that raised more than $3,500 through business projects to help Shawn’s dream come true. Shawn, 11, was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness nine months ago and is currently heading into remission. His dream was […]

Surratt is Bolles 2013 Valedictorian

San Jose resident Elizabeth Surratt was named the Class of 2013 Valedictorian at The Bolles School. A member of the National Honor Society and the National Spanish and French Honor societies, Surratt is a National Merit Finalist. She has been a member of the volleyball team and has devoted herself to many service and community […]

HAE students put numbers together for success

Hendricks Ave Elementary School placed third overall in three grade levels (2nd, 3rd and 5th) at the district-wide Sunshine Math competition held at Wolfson High School on May 2. The competition included contestants from 26 schools in Duval County at each grade level; awards were given to 1st through 5th place finishers. Left to right: […]

Middle school students blitz Washington, DC

San Jose Catholic Middle School was pleased to offer an enrichment field trip for students in grades 6 to 8 to Washington, DC during the month of April. A group of 76 students, parents and faculty spent time at Mt. Vernon, the Capitol, Ford’s Theater, the Smithsonian Mall, Arlington National Cemetery and attended mass at […]

Brain Brawl championship won by Junior ROTC team

Bishop Kenny High School’s Navy Junior ROTC recently won the national “Brain Brawl” championship – for the second time. The team of Alec Sharpe, Anton Whiteford, Rafael Murphy, Weston Miller and Jacob Pewitt competed in astronomy, navigation, naval history and oceanography. Last year, the team placed second at the championships. During the inaugural year in […]