Friday, March 25, 2011

Duval County Spring Enrichment

It can never hurt to brush up on those skills...


1. Algebra 1 End of Course Prep
2. 10th Grade Math Countdown
3. FCAT Explorer*


* To log in to FCAT explorer, please follow these directions:
Login: Last name, first letter of first name
Passcode: 16, then the first 4 letters of last name, 2 digit birth month (mm) and 2 digit birthdate(dd)

EXAMPLE:  John Smith, January 15
     Login:                SmithJ
     Password:          16Smit0115

ENJOY YOUR BREAK!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Google Science Fair!!!

Description:
The competition is open to students aged 13 to 18 from around the world working on their own or in a team of two or three. The one (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a US$50,000 Scholarship from Google and his or her choice of experience from CERN, Google, LEGO or Scientific American and a trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions. There will also be prizes for finalists and specific categories...
For more details, visit the Science Fair Rules page.

How To Apply:
To Apply – http://www.google.com/events/sciencefair/how.html

Deadline:
April, 04, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring into action!

There are so many new projects for spring, you're going to love getting out and doing good!  Spring Break is an excellent time to earn community service hours - - REMEMBER: Bright Futures Scholarship (top award requires 75 hours of community service!)!!
Check these out!
Soul Surfer Beach Clean Up - in honor of the upcoming film, Soul Surfer.  See the movie trailer, get inspired and sign up!
Read to Me Headstart - Join us each Friday to read to pre-K kiddies.
The Great Jacksonville Camp Out - Help with this FREE camping event for families with children 4 - 12 years old.
Literacy Rocks! - Invest in our future!  Help elementary students with reading and basic math skills.
Team UP Tutoring - Got 2 hours?  Change a life! You can make an impact on the life of a student by helping with after school activities.
Earth Day at the Arboretum and Gardens - Help maintain walking and hiking trails so we can all enjoy this wonderful local treasure! 
Plant an Earth Day Garden - at the Mary Singleton Center.  Beautify the gardens with native wildflowers that will be sure to bring smiles to the faces of all of the seniors who enjoy this facility!  

ATTENTION MALE COMMANDERS!

The Lambda Iota Chapter of the the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity is offering a scholarship opportunity for male seniors planning to attend  Florida State University for the fall  semester of 2011.  Scholarships up to$500 will be awarded. 
SEE MRS. CURRAN in guidance for an application!
Entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2011.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

2011 JINGLE JAM CONTEST - win a recording session and radio airplay!

Jingle Jam is a songwriting competition for students in the 7th-12th grades. Grand prize winners will receive a prize package that includes a professional recording session and radio airplay. Submissions will be accepted March18-April 29, 2011. For complete contest rules and registration information, visit www.jtafla.com!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Scholarship of the Day

Description:
Tell us about yourself and don’t hold back to be eligible for the $1,000 A GPA Isn’t Everything Scholarship – Winter II! This scholarship opportunity will be available at any college or university. Applications accepted for a limited time so Apply NOW!

How To Apply:
To Apply – http://www.cappex.com/page/account/quickApply.jsp?scholarshipID=gp&code=CD25-281-32-2659

Deadline:
 March 31, 2011

Answers.com Scholarship Program

Description:
Building a worldwide Q&A community takes a lot of dedication and knowledge — and it doesn’t only happen on the Answers.com site. Knowledge-sharing is a part of who we are every day, which is why Answers Corporation established the $20,000 Answers.com Scholarship Fund to provide funds for deserving students.
What? The Answers.com Scholarship Program plans to award one $5,000 scholarship, two $2,500 scholarships, and ten scholarships valued at $1,000 each.
How? Sign in to Answers.com with your username and answer at least 50 questions of your choice after January 1, 2011. Then submit your application along with the 50 questions you answered. The panel of judges will review the answers for quality and accuracy to determine the winners.
Who? This scholarship is for students planning to be enrolled in undergraduate classes during the 2011-2012 academic year.

How To Apply:
To Apply – http://wiki.answers.com/static/scholarship_program.html

Deadline:
March 28, 2011

The $1,500 SuperCollege Scholarship

Description:
The SuperCollege Scholarship is our way to give back to help you make college affordable. It’s open to all students — high school, college, grad or adult — who are currently in college or plan to start within the next 12 months. You can use the scholarship to pay for tuition, books, computers, room and board or any education-related expense.

How To Apply:
To Apply – http://www.supercollege.com/scholarship/

Deadline:
March 31, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

If you were offered a super power for one day, what would it be? How would you use it?


Scholarship Details: The Superpower Scholarship 2011 is awarded by ScholarshipExperts.com

Scholarship Deadline: Thursday, March 31 2011 at 11:59 PM EDT

Number of Recipients: Three awards offered annually

Award Amount: $1,000 annually, non-renewable. The scholarship will be in the form of a check made payable to the accredited postsecondary institution of higher education attended by the recipient (once he/she has enrolled in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education and submitted proof of enrollment to the sponsor). The scholarship prize recipient must submit proof of enrollment on or before Dec. 31, 2017.

Requirements:
  • This award is for U.S. students.
  • Must be a legal U.S. resident.
  • Must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
  • Must be 13 years of age or older at time of application.
  • Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question: “If you were granted a superpower for just one day, what would it be and how would you use it?”

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) Education Fund

Description:
The purpose of the Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) Education Fund is to award scholarships to students attending accredited baccalaureate or graduate nursing and anesthesia programs. Other non-traditional nursing programs may also be eligible. In 2010, scholarships will be awarded in memory of Captain Gussie M. Jones, AN, who died of non-battle related causes in Iraq. She was the first African-American Army Nurse to die while assigned in a theater of operations.

How to Apply:
To apply visit – http://www.e-anca.org/ANCAEduc.htm

Deadline:
April 01, 2010

College Week Live - live chat with FSU peeps!

Florida State University welcomes you and your students to participate in a virtual college fair hosted by CollegeWeekLive on March 23 and 24. Admissions representatives and current students will be available to answer questions from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (EST) each day. Please encourage your students to register at http://www.collegeweeklive.com and attend this free event.

If your students are unable to attend CollegeWeekLive or just want to visit more with FSU, several upcoming online chat sessions on our chat homepage. During these events, current FSU students will share their personal experiences about academics and student life.

We look forward to chatting with you and your students soon!

Florida State University
Office of Admissions
282 Champions Way
PO Box 3062400
Tallahassee FL  32306-2400

Phone: 850.644.6200
Fax: 850.644.0197

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

STILL NEED TO PASS THAT TEST? GRADUATION IS AROUND THE CORNER...

NEED HELP? IT'S HERE!

SCHOOL
  • Free ACT/SAT/FCAT prep is available during Saturday School: 9-12 (w/ free lunch served @ 11:30!)
  • Free FCAT Reading Prep is now available with Ms. Nelson, Bennett & Smith on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays in HEC 2 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm. Lessons will include: Marking the Text, Vocabulary Aquisition, District approved computer programs and Comprehension of FCAT 2.0 specification questions.
COMMUNITY
BEST Saturday Academy ACT/SAT/FCAT Prep at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church. For info call 904-354-1464

ONLINE

http://www.majortests.com/
http://number2.com/
https://march2success.com/index.cfm
http://ineedapencil.com/

National Federation of the Blind 2010 Scholarship Program

Description:
Each year at its national convention in July, the NFB gives a broad array of thirty scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars.  All applicants for these scholarships:
  • must be legally blind (PDF document) in both eyes, and
  • must be residing in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico, and
  • must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a United States institution in the 2010 scholastic year, except that one scholarship may be given to a person employed full-time while attending school part-time, and
  • must participate in the entire NFB national convention and in all scheduled scholarship program activities.
How to Apply:
To apply visit – http://www.nfb.org/nfb/scholarship_program.asp

Deadline:
March 31, 2011

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the 16th ANNUAL ST. JOHNS RIVER CELEBRATION

Cleanup event is an opportunity to put sparkle back in the city’s crown jewel!
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 12, 2011Volunteers are needed for the 16th Annual St. Johns River Celebration cleanup event.  Participants will spend the morning collecting litter and debris from more than 20 pre-selected riverfront and inland sites around the city. 
WHEN:
Saturday, March 19
Volunteer cleanup: 8 - 11:30 a.m.
(Specific times vary by locations.  See below for more details.) 
Volunteer appreciation event: noon - 2 p.m.  (Riverside Arts Market)

WHAT:
Part of the Florida Great American Cleanup, this event is one of many national and regional volunteer efforts to clean and protect the environment throughout the spring.

WHERE:
Pre-selected cleanup sites are located around the city. Locations outlined below.The volunteer appreciation event will be held after the cleanup at the Riverside Arts Market, located on Riverside Avenue under the Fuller Warren (I-95) bridge.


For more information or to register call (904) 630-CITY or visit the St. Johns River Celebration Website

Give Blood at Ed White

The Jacksonville Blood Mobile will be here on Tuesday March 22nd from 8am to 1pm. Those donating will be automatically entered into a random drawing to win a 2010 Smart Car. Contact Mr. Gwynes in student activities for more information and to make an appointment. You must have a government issued ID to give blood.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Considering a career in Family Medicine? SCHOLARSHIP!

Description:
Open only to high school seniors who are considering a career in Family Medicine.  This application must include a written letter by the applicant stating why he/she wants to be a Family Physician, a letter of recommendation from his/her high school counselor, a copy of high school transcript and a nomination from a Family Physician who is a member of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians.

How To Apply:
To Apply – http://www.nysafp.org/index/residents–students-5/for-students-22/high-school-scholarships-57.html

Deadline:
March 22, 2011

$5000 Math & Science Scholarships!

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships
Four scholarships for two males and two females -- $5,000 each -- will be awarded to two African American and two Hispanic students on behalf of the former NASA astronaut, physician and businessman, Dr. Bernard Harris, the first African American to walk in space.

How to Apply
:
http://www.cgcs.org/Awards/ExxonMobil2011.pdf
Deadline: April 1, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Wishing Works Scholarship

Description:
Wishing Works will be offering an annual scholarship to a graduating senior who will be attending an accredited four year university. This scholarship will be based on multiple components including grades, test scores, character, community involvement, and financial need.

How To Apply:
To Apply – http://www.wishingworksinc.com/scholarship/

Deadline:
April 01, 2011

Interested in fall Dual Enrollment?

Mark your calendar!  If you plan to dual enroll at FSCJ this fall, you must attend the following registration or you may submit their complete paperwork to me by the following date:

DUAL ENROLLMENT REGISTRATION for FALL term 2011
Date and Time: April 28, 2011
Anytime between 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
[12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch break: office closed: no registration]Location: Kent Campus, Building D, Room 120

In order to register, you must:
·  Meet all minimum GPA and assessment requirements.
·  Submit a fully signed application form. You may use the re-application form if you have previously done a semester of dual enrollment.
·  Submit high school transcripts with cumulative GPA.
·  Submit qualifying ACT, SAT, or CPT test scores if you are new to dual enrollment or have re-tested with new score results.
·  Select course reference numbers for the classes your counselor has approved for you to take.  If all your selected courses are not available, your counselor will be able to e-mail FSCJ later with approved additions. Class schedules will be available for viewing on-line March 25, 2011 at http://www.fscj.edu
·  Be able to complete college course(s) prior to high school graduation date.
·  Submit letter of release from St. Johns River Community College if they are new to dual enrollment and are Clay or St. Johns school district students.

For questions, contact Elena Smith elsmith@fscj.edu or Monica Murr mmurr@fscj.edu or call 381-3566.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

DCPS TECHNOLOGY DIVISION ANNOUNCEMENT

Scheduled Shutdown Weekend:
Saturday March 12, 2011 from 7:30AM – 4:30PM 

Each month the district’s technology team must apply updates and critical patches to systems to make sure that they are not vulnerable to security threats that are identified by companies such as Microsoft on a regular basis (Once a month).

Systems that are affected by this outage include (but not limited to):

OnCourse
SAP
Genesis
Portal
Compass
Exchange (ALL Email)
Learning Village
Destination Learning Management

Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority Inc.'s Scholarships

Winona Cargyle Alexander (W.C.A.) Leadership Scholarship Requirements:

·         Applicant must be an African-American female or male.
·         Must have a minimum acceptable G.P.A. between 2.5 and 3.29.
·         Must demonstrate community involvement and leadership ability.  
·         Must reside in Duval County and have a need for financial assistance.
·         Must graduate from high school at the end of the 2010- 2011 academic school year.
·         Must attend an accredited institution of higher education after graduation.
·         Must have taken the SAT and/or the ACT and submit proof with the application.
·         Must provide an official high school transcript. 
·         Must have three (3) letters of recommendation: One (1) letter must be from a high school staff member, one (1) letter must be from a Community Service Organization in which you have performed community service, and one (1) that attests to your leadership ability.  All three letters must be signed and on the appropriate organization’s letterhead.
·         Must submit an essay of 750 words or less.  The essay must describe the attributes you possess that make you a leader and include specific examples of your leadership ability.  The essay should also include a discussion of your need for financial assistance.
·         Must participate in an interview before the Scholarship Committee.  A member of the Scholarship Committee will contact you to schedule your interview.

Academic Scholarship Requirements:

·         Applicant must be an African-American female.
·         Must demonstrate community involvement.
·         Must reside in Duval County and have a need for financial assistance.
·         Must graduate from high school at the end of the 2010- 2011 academic school year.
·         Must attend an accredited institution of higher education after graduation.
·         Must have taken the SAT and/or the ACT and submit proof with the application.
·         Must have a minimum acceptable G.P.A of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
·         Must provide an official high school transcript. 
·         Must submit two (2) letters of recommendation: One (1) letter must be from a high school staff member and one (1) letter must be from a Community Service Organization.  Both letters must be signed and on the appropriate organization’s letterhead.
·         Must submit an essay of 750 words or less.  The essay must include a description of your academic and extracurricular achievements (including your active participation in the community).  The essay should also include a discussion of your need for financial assistance.
·         Must participate in an interview before the Scholarship Committee.  A member of the Scholarship Committee will contact you to schedule your interview.

SEE MRS. CURRAN IN GUIDANCE FOR AN APPLICATION

Undie Monday/Undie Sunday

Undie Sunday Undie onday, in it's 6th year, has helped over 400,000 people with one of the most basic needs for a dignified life. 

Undie Sunday May 15th, 2011
 Undie Monday May 16th, 2011
 
This year, Undie Sunday, May 15th, will be a celebration and collection day at The Jacksonville Landing.  There will be fun activities, music, and prizes throughout the day!  Undie Monday, May 16th, will be the volunteer day at the Dignity U Wear warehouse to sort all of the undies that have been turned in.
Undie Sunday Undie Monday, Dignity U Wear's charity underwear drive, is right around the corner! Last year, efforts resulted in

51,431 pieces of brand new underwear and socks! 

This year's goal is 66,000 pairs of brand new underwear to distribute to people in need.  Registration is now OPEN and so easy!
Click to Register:
Last year Orange Park High School raised
$4,085 in cash and underwear collection!


New Collection Party on Undie Sunday!
May 15, 2011
The Jacksonville Landing
1:00pm - 4:00pm
The Jacksonville Landing is the official host of our first-ever Collection Party. There will be activities for the kids, live music, prizes, great deals and more!
Save the Date and plan to turn in the undies you collect and c'mon out and enjoy the party!

The BIG Count on Undie Monday!
May 16, 2011
Dignity U Wear Warehouse
10:00am - 3:00pm

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Win a trip to Australia by donating to charity and making a lucky guess...

HandsOn Jacksonville is excited to participate in the 2011 PLAYERS Championship Birdies for Charity program. This community-based fundraising initiative is held in conjunction with THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass, May 9-15, 2011.
Simply visit the Birdies for Charity website where you can make a donation to benefit HandsOn Jacksonville AND become eligible to win a fabulous grand prize. When you make your donation you'll be asked to guess the total number of birdies that will be made during the competition rounds of the tournament. The individual who makes the correct or closest guess will win a Trip For Two to the 2011 Presidents Cup in Melbourne, Australia.
You can make your donation online at the Birdies for Charity website. Be sure to select HandsOn Jacksonville from the dropdown menu
or
you may
download a form to mail in.
You can also invite your friends to guess by downloading the Volunteer Report Form.
Deadline to enter is Wednesday, May 11.
All monies raised in our name under this program go directly to support HandsOn Jacksonville's programs. Your donation has even greater impact in that in addition to your donation, The Players will also donate a portion of their $250,000 pool to each organization based on the total percentage of donations HandsOn Jacksonville collects for the program! Every dollar counts in the competition and helps us to continue our good work!

Jacksonville Asian American Alliance Scholarship

2011 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Program Overview:
The Jacksonville Asian American Alliance (JAAA) College Scholarship Program recognizes academic excellence, extracurricular activities and community involvement among high school seniors planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States. This year, the program will choose four scholars who will be awarded $1,000 each towards college costs.


Eligibility:
(1) Must be a resident of Duval, Clay, Nassau, Baker, and St. Johns Counties for at least 6 months
(2) Must be a US legal resident
(3) Must be accepted at a four-year college or university
(4) GPA of 3.5 or higher
(5) Must be of Asian descent


Requirements:
(1) Complete and submit Application Form
(2) Submit letter of acceptance to a four-year college or university
(3) Submit two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with applicant’s character and achievement.
(4) Submit high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores


Deadline for Submitting Applications: April 1, 2011 (must be postmarked 4/1/11)

Notification of Finalists: April 8, 2011Presentation of Awards: April 16th, 2010, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
JAAA Mentoring Lunch Program
UNF University Center
All applicants are requested to attend the Mentoring Lunch Program where the winners of the scholarships will be announced.

***For a copy of the scholarship application: Visit their website at http://www.jaxaaa.org/ or info@jaxaaa.org***


Create a new logo for FASFAA & win a $500 scholarship

THE CONTEST IS FOR STUDENTS AND FASFAA MEMBERS!!!
SUBMISSIONS MUST BE MADE TO
TIERRA.SMITH@UT.EDU & NBASFORD@ADMIN.FSU.EDU
DEADLINE BY MARCH 31, 2011

IF A STUDENT WINS THEY WILL RECEIVE A $500 DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP!
IF A FASFAA MEMBER WINS THEY WILL RECEIVE A $500 DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP FOR THEIR SCHOOL!
 

Camp Healing Powers

Camp eligibility:
  • Open for children between the ages of 7 and 17.
  • The death has occurred at least three months prior to the camp date but no longer than two years.
  • A $35 deposit reserves a camper’s space and is returned upon completion of camp.
  • Pre-camp assessments are conducted by Community Hospice’s mental health professionals who meet with the parents/guardian and child prior to camp to gain an understanding of his/her perception of the loss and its effect on academic performance, home environment, peer relationships, grief reactions, support system and coping skills.
Space is limited. Please call 904.407.6222 to schedule an appointment for a camp assessment.
Upcoming camps:
March 25-27, 2011
Registration deadline:
March 11, 2011
September 9-11, 2011
Registration deadline:
August 26, 2011
800.274.6614 toll-free
communityhospice.com

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Scholarship of the Day

Description:
Each year approximately 100 new students are awarded scholarships of up to $6000, which can be renewed for five years or until the scholar receives a bachelor’s degree. Scholarships are also available for students in technical training programs.

How To Apply:
To Apply – http://orphan.org/2011/01/01/the-2011-12-scholarship-application-is-now-open/

Deadline:
March 31, 2011

FSCJ Theatre Talent Grant

AUDITIONS and INTERVIEWS for the 2011-2012 school year Thursday, May 5th, 2011 @ 4:00pm Wilson Center for the Arts FSCJ South Campus 11901 Beach Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32246 Requirements for Performance scholarship:
  • Most recent transcript
  • Most recent SAT or ACT scores
  • Current recommendation letter
  • One monologue between 1 and 2 minutes
Requirements for Technical scholarship:
  • Most recent transcript
  • Most recent SAT or ACT scores
  • Current recommendation letter
  • Informal portfolio/resume presentation
For more information on performance contact Ken McCulough @ 646-2042 or kmcculou@fscj.edu For more information on technical contact Johnny Pettegrew @646-2421 or jpettegr@fscj.edu

Monday, March 7, 2011

5 Ways to Evaluate a Financial Aid Letter

Did you get a letter about financial aid? Are you super confused? Go here to see how you can interpret what you received!

The Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund

Description:
The Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund, founded by ICMA-RC, provides scholarships to the surviving children and spouses of US city, county, and state public employees* who have died in service to their communities.  Applicants must enroll in and attend an accredited college, university, or vocational-technical school on a full-time basis. High school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students are eligible to apply.

How To Apply:
To Apply – http://www.vantagescholar.org/xp/plans/vantagescholar/apply.html

Deadline:
March 15, 2011
Description:
Kohl’s Cares, sponsored by Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc., is open to students ages 6 through 18 who are residents of a state in which a Kohl’s store is located, and who have not graduated from high school as of March 15, 2011. Nominators must be at least 21 years of age. Students must have contributed to the community in a meaningful way by performing volunteer services that helped non-family members within the past 12 months. Kohl’s Department Stores employees and immediate family members of employees are ineligible. The nomination form must be completed electronically online; no paper nomination forms will be accepted.

How To Apply:
To Apply – http://www.kohlscorporation.com/CommunityRelations/scholarship/index.asp

Deadline:
March 15, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Scholarship of the Day

35th Annual Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition

Description:
Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors or first year college students who intend to make music a central part of their future life. Those who have entered as high school seniors are eligible to compete again as college freshmen, unless they have been previous first place winners.

How to Apply:
To apply visit – http://www.glennmiller.org/scholarships.html

Deadline:
March 15, 2010