Local preschoolers celebrate firsts

Local preschoolers across the neighborhood have been enjoying their first few weeks of school — trying new things and experiencing fun challenges for the first time. At Southside United Methodist Preschool, students have enjoyed the thrill of new friendships and their first few weeks of chapel. In September, Lucy and Cindy Pearson were the school’s […]

Southbank’s littlest Jags ‘all in’ on Fridays

Southbank’s littlest Jags  ‘all in’ on Fridays

Children attending Chappell Child Development Centers across Jacksonville — including the Southbank center shown in the photos — don their teal each game day Friday in support of the home team. Last month students at the Southbank center showed their Jags pride alongside staff and assistants.

70 years for Hendricks Elementary School

70 years for Hendricks  Elementary School

October marks 70 years of Hendricks Elementary School and local community leaders are coming together for a celebration. Friends of Hendricks, a local nonprofit helping generate private funds for the neighborhood school, is planning a special flag-raising ceremony at the campus on Oct. 5. The event, which begins at 8:30 a.m., will include the presentation […]

San Jose CC captures River City Swimming League Championship

San Jose CC captures River City Swimming League Championship

The River City Swim League (RCSL) administers a dual/tri meet schedule and the annual River City Championship meet that was held the last week of July at Cecil Field Aquatic Center. San Jose County Club took first place. “With another strong showing in the relays, the Dolphins finished with 1,492 points, 27 less than last […]

Neighborhood schools replacing textbooks with iPads

Episcopal School of Jacksonville is the third local private school in recent months to make an announcement regarding iPad technology on campus. University Christian School became the first school in Northeast Florida to replace textbooks with iPads in February, when the Southside school announced its new partnership with Apple Learning Initiative. It will begin implementing […]

Fifth-grade princess sees beauty in service

San Marco resident and Hendricks Avenue Elementary School fifth-grader, Kendall Cosper, recently was tapped to be the junior “princess” for neighborhood Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen, Jennifer Stehlin. Cosper has served as Stehlin’s princess as part of the Miss America organization’s mentoring program. This summer, the pair visited patients at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and is developing […]

Messy fun part of Mud Day celebration

Students at St. Johns Presbyterian Preschool got their hands dirty with a distinctive summer celebration. In honor of International Mud Day, the children helped create a slimy mess on the school play yard and even shared commemorative mud pies.

Meet your new principal!

This summer, the principal leadership changed at three of the neighborhood’s largest public middle and elementary schools — including Hendricks Avenue Elementary School, Alfred I. duPont Middle School and Julia Landon College Preparatory and Leadership Development School. We touched base with the new heads of these fine community schools and learned how excited they are […]