Wednesday, June 23, 2010

ATTENTION STUDENTS: take advantage of this opportunity!!!

Preliminary totals indicate they're still well below the allotted 50 student slots in each of the five Superintendent’s College Bound Academy ACT/SAT Preparation programs. Although the initial design and intent was to allow students who have yet to pass the FCAT an opportunity to earn concordant scores through either of these college entrance exams, we wanted to make sure you were aware that ANY student who attends a Title I high school is eligible to attend. Students who complete the program receive the following benefits:

- Waived requirement of Intensive Reading in for the fall semester

- Free SAT registration fee for September 12th exam

- Free ACT registration fee for October 9th exam

For more info, go to:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Teachers & Students...

...Have a great summer!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tips for Teachers!

Classroom Management: A Little Bit of This
Behavior Management: Behavior, Bellringers
Motivating Kids: Provide Real World Problems
Homework Tips: Homeworkopoly
Best Idea Ever: Review on the Fly
Testing Tips: A Test Rehearsal

What Parents Need to Know About Summer Break

Summer break could mean a break in learning! Check this out!

The United States Senate Youth Program (AND SCHOLARSHIP)

The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The 49th annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 5 - 12, 2011.
Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $5,000 College Scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.
**For more information and an application please visit

Why did Johnny not turn in his homework?

Write a 150-word or less response to why homework “Johnny” did not turn in his homework. Worth $5,000. This truly allows you be creative with excuses and get PAID to do it!!  :)


As of June 2nd, Wachovia had not received any scholarship applications!!

Wachovia and the Jaguars are proud sponsors of First and Goals, a program that reinforces the importance of setting and working toward Math grade goals. The program is in place for all Duval County public schools during a student's 7th and 8th grade years.
As part of the program, any student who participated in the program during their Middle School years, are eligible to apply for one of several $500 College/Junior College scholarships to be awarded to local seniors in 2010. You will also note that these students must have been accepted to a College/Junior College for the fall of 2010 due to the fact that payments on behalf of our winners are made directly to the school. See Mrs. Curran in guidance for an application if you are eligible.

**They have extended the deadline to June 15th!!

MORE scholarhips...get school paid for!! update for June 2010. All of the scholarships below are available to students in the school district.
1. Pfizer’s Scholarship Award (Deadline: June 15, 2010) This $2000 scholarship is available to high school senior who has applied to college or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college.
2. Help Johnny Scholarship (Deadline: Varies) This $5000 scholarship is available to any student that is 19 years or under, as of October 25, 2010 and is renewable.
3. 2010 Independence Day Scholarship (Deadline: July 2, 2010) This $5000 scholarship is open to students of all national backgrounds that are currently studying in the United States or in an American military school out of the country.
4. Castle Ink's Green Scholarship (Deadline: July 31, 2010) This $2500 scholarships is for students who are United States citizen or permanent resident with a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average.
5. Society of American Travel Writers Scholarship (Deadline: August 1, 2010) Applicants must be ages 13-18 and attending grades 8-12 as of May 15, 2010. The travel experience you write about must have occurred within the last three years.

Teachers, running out of fun learning ideas?

Now that finals are here (and soon to be gone), during down time - try some of these!! FUN CLASSROOM GAMES that MAKE THEM USE THEIR BRAINS

Plug the summer brain drain!