JUNIOR RESIDENTS

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 […]

San Marco student wins crown

San Marco student wins crown

Jennifer Stehlin, a rising Stanton College Preparatory High School senior who lives in San Marco, was crowned Miss Florida Outstanding Teen 2012 last month in St. Petersburg. During the pageant, Stehlin performed a musical theater jazz routine to The 20th Century Fox Mambo. Her platform was the March of Dimes: Working Together for Stronger, Healthier […]

Local poets honored

Local students were honored at the winner’s ceremony of the 2012 Deputy Superintendent’s Published Poets Contest this summer. Taylor T., a second-grader at Spring Park Elementary School, and Dwight J., an eighth-grader at Alfred I. duPont Middle School, were among 12 students selected as winners. The contest, which encourages students to both read and write […]

Tips for dealing with child bullying

By Dr. William L. Scott   Question from Parent: My child comes home everyday in tears and tells me she has been bullied. I want to help but I don’t know what to do. How much should I get involved and how much should I let my kid work it out on her own?   Answer […]

Called to the office: Meet your new principal!

Called to the office: Meet your new principal!

There’s a new teacher at the helm of John N.C. John Stockton Elementary School in Ortega Forest. The Resident is pleased to introduce you to Charlene McEarl, who was named principal of the neighborhood school this summer. Join us as we welcome McEarl to the neighborhood and get to know this longtime educator:   Name: […]

The sun has come out: Local actress takes school lead in “Annie”

The sun has come out: Local actress takes school lead in “Annie”

Fishweir Elementary School student, Jetti Godwin, scored one of the biggest roles of her acting career last month when she was asked to play Annie in the school’s end-of-the-year production. Godwin, a starlet in the making who began working on her lines in early January, said she was nervous when she came on stage. But […]

Alumni return for reunion party

Alumni return for reunion party

Graduates from the St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School’s Class of 2006 returned to their Ortega alma mater for a reunion party. The gathering commemorated the students’ recent graduation from high school. Held in the school’s new Lori Schiavone Commons, the reunion gathered former teachers and students — many council leaders and team captains at their […]

Fishing for compliments

Fishing for compliments

By Ally Schneider, Lily El Hassan, Brendan Farrell and Abbie Miller   Mrs. Ossi, the 7th grade religion teacher at San Jose Catholic School, suggested to her students that we do a Lenten project at school We all enthusiastically agreed. When it came time to choose the project, everyone poured in their ideas. The number one […]