Junior Residents

All the latest news and stories about our neighborhood’s junior residents.

West Riverside Elementary School Brings Its “A” Game

West Riverside Elementary School Brings Its “A” Game

West Riverside Elementary School (WRES), Florida’s oldest operating elementary school, entered this 2022-2023 school year as an A-rated school. Located in the heart of the historic district, on Herschel Street, WRES is a Dual Language Magnet School with a neighborhood general education tract. Talya Taylor, the school principal, asserted that the factors that led to […]

St. Johns Celebrates 69 Years

St. Johns Celebrates 69 Years

Students, parents, alumni, faculty and friends of the St. Johns Country Day School gathered on Sept. 14 in celebration of Founders Day, which was highlighted by a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the highly anticipated new play space. “Today we recognize traditions, and enjoy a new beginning while celebrating 69 years of St. Johns Country Day School,” […]

Back to School

Back to School

MOSH hosts birthday party for Tonca the turtle

MOSH hosts birthday party for Tonca the turtle

MOSH celebrated the 56th birthday of their beloved Alligator Snapping Turtle named Tonca on July 9th. Tonca ventured out from his home in the Hixon Native Plant Countyard and into the museum for his annual checkup. Tonca weighed in at 214 pounds and measured 27-1/4’’ (shell carapace) and 55’’(tip to tail). Last year, he was […]

Safety patrollers visit Washington D.C.

Safety patrollers visit Washington D.C.

Four students from St. Paul’s Catholic School-Riverside, Xavier Moya, Zane Moya, John Thurman and Joey Turner visited the White House and national monuments, and celebrated mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. They were guided by parent-volunteer and St. Paul’s Parish Council President Stephen Turner. The educational […]

Florida heat didn’t stop Santa

Florida heat didn’t stop Santa

Not even the Florida heat could stop Santa Claus from making a stop at Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville to distribute toys donated by generous community members for Christmas in July. The 11th annual toy and donation drive, presented by Subaru of Jacksonville, lasted the entire month of July with Santa making his special visit […]

Community PedsCare Program opens applications for Teen Advisory Board

Community PedsCare Program opens applications for Teen Advisory Board

Middle and high schoolers can now submit their applications to join the 2022-23 Community PedsCare Teen Advisory Board with Jacksonville’s Community Hospice and Palliative Care. Selected board members will serve as ambassadors for the Community PedsCare program, raising both funds and awareness for the “nationally recognized pediatric palliative care and hospice program of Community Hospice […]

Riverside Presbyterian Day School launches Early Learning Summer Program

Riverside Presbyterian Day School launches Early Learning Summer Program

When parents of PreK 3 and PreK 4 students at Riverside Presbyterian Day School expressed the need for quality childcare during the summer, the school listened. It launched a summer program this year with input from parent surveys and direction from veteran teachers Diana Green and Isabelle Milne, that included fun, weekly themes, while incorporating […]