Letting the animals out of the zoo

Letting the animals out of the zoo

Leo Rasch, a preschool student at Child’s Day Out, poses with McDoor the Alligator and Emily Cunningham from the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens. Cunningham introduced the children to a python, a skink, and an armadillo as well, on Zoo Day late last month.

Budding artists display their talents at open house

Budding artists  display their talents at open house

Original artwork by budding artists was offered for purchase at St. Matthew’s Catholic School, 1773 Blanding Boulevard, during the school’s annual open house for 2014 enrollment. The very talented students of art teacher Kathy Strandes proudly showed off their renderings and depictions of famous art, such as Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night, along with original […]

Healthy smiles start with early education

Local pediatric dentist Dr. Jila Mahajan doesn’t monkey around when it comes to her patients, but she does enlist the services of MoJo the Monkey when teaching children about dental hygiene. Children attending the Avondale Child’s Day Out program at Avondale United Methodist Church were treated to an engaging presentation in early February, learning how […]

Regional science fair winners include state qualifier

Nine students represented St. Paul’s Catholic School at the Northeast Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Feb. 10 at the Morocco Shrine Auditorium with five students returning home with ribbons. The winners included Jayme Marquez, with a 4th place in Engineering, Nathan Lesser who took 3rd place also in Engineering, Henry Guild with another […]

Ortega resident finalist for UVA Jefferson Scholars Program

Sarah Irving, a senior at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville, has been named a finalist for the University of Virginia’s Jefferson Scholars Program. Only 33 students in the incoming first year class are selected for the award. The Jefferson Scholars program at UVA admits individuals of extraordinary intellectual range and depth who possess the highest […]

All you need is love

Preschool children at St. John’s Presbyterian Kindergarten and Preschool put their love into action for Valentine’s Day, making four dozen valentines with lollipops attached for children at Trinity Rescue Mission. School administrative assistant Michele Pelham and her daughters delivered the gifts, and spent time reading to the children and sharing a Veggie Tales movie with […]

Riverside resident finalist in two scholarship programs

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has named Episcopal School of Jacksonville senior Sid Yarlagadda a National Merit Finalist. Yarlagadda has been named a finalist for the University of North Carolina’s Morehead-Cain Scholars Program also. Nationwide, only 8,500 high school seniors are selected as Merit Scholarship winners, from 15,000 finalists.Winners of Merit Scholarship® awards are announced […]

Root Ball celebrates trees, a greener Jacksonville

Root Ball celebrates trees, a greener Jacksonville

This year’s 7th Annual Root Ball, held at The Museum in Midtown Centre in St. Nicholas followed a morning of successful sales at the 27th Annual Flowering Tree Sale. Late Bloomer Garden Club members Judi Hardwick and Marcia Simmons co-chaired the 2014 ball alongside Greenscape President Bob Chabot. The group took time out to thank […]

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