Friday, December 16, 2011


Winter Learning Packets are available for students to continue their education over Winter Break. The Winter Packets contain activities for students in math, reading, science and technology. The packets can be found at the link below:

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

CS Flyer

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The University of South Florida College of Engineering personally invites EDWARD H. WHITE HIGH SCHOOL to the 40th annual Engineering EXPO! Located in USF’s engineering complex, this FREE exhibition seeks to educate K-12 students on the importance of engineering, science, technology, and math (STEM) in their lives. EXPO will be held on Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th of February 2012, taking place from 9am to 4pm on both days.
 Last year the USF Engineering EXPO had more than 18,000 elementary, middle and high school students in attendance. Guests have the opportunity to visit interactive booths and shows put on by over 30 USF student organizations, 15 engineering and science departments, 10 research laboratories, and many local corporations. All of our exhibits are designed to be interactive - to teach students while entertaining them. This is a great opportunity for college-bound students to learn about USF Engineering and for students of all ages to gain an interest in the fields of engineering, science, technology, and math.
Each USF student organization is encouraged to fulfill Sunshine State Standard benchmarks for K-12 students during their activity. These benchmarks and corresponding activities are posted in a scavenger hunt handout at EXPO. On Saturday, Boy, Girl and Cub Scout troops will have the opportunity for their scouts to learn and earn merit badges that will be taught on site. Blue cards, badges, and belt loops will be provided and given out to those who earn them, free of charge (for the first 300).
Popular Shows at Engineering EXPO typically include:
      Physics: The Science of Everything
      X-Labs Electric Show
      IEEE: Laser Light Show
In previous years, corporate exhibitors have included TECO Energy, NASA, Honeywell, Raytheon, and Sypris Electronics. All of these corporations offer demonstrations and activities while giving students a unique opportunity to meet with local engineers.
This year’s event will be catered by Lupton’s BBQ once again. Lunch will be from 10am-2pm and the cost for a complete meal may vary from $5-$8, depending on selections. Vegetarian options will be available. More detailed information about the catering menu will be available closer to the event date on our website, along with other important updates. T-shirts, snacks, and many different souvenirs are also available for purchase throughout the day at the EXPO store.

Please visit us online at to register now and see our FAQ if you have any questions or concerns!

Friday, December 9, 2011

FSU College of Medicine Summer Institute


The FSU College of Medicine Summer Institute is a one-week residential program on the campus of Florida State University designed for students who are committed to pursuing a career in the medical field.

The SSTRIDE Summer Institute motivates students to excel academically, introduces students to a variety of clinical settings, provides standardized test preparation for ACT and SAT, provides information about scholarships and university mentoring programs, exposes students to college life, gives students a perspective on the life of a medical student, expose students to certain aspects of the medical school curriculum through interaction with faculty and participation in faculty led presentations about medical topics, and inspires students to pursue careers in health-care professions.

Goals of FSU College of Medicine Summer Institute

  • Introduce students to college life and FSU College of Medicine
  • Inspire students to work with medically under-served patients
  • Offer opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills in the field of medicine.
Opportunities and Activities:
  • Physician Shadowing
  • Medical Faculty Workshops
  • Test Preparation (ACT and SAT)
  • Admission and Financial Aid Seminars
  • Research Project on a Health Topic
  • College Preparedness Seminars
  • Medical Ethics Workshop
  • Medical Student Mentoring
  • Recreational Activities
  • The FSU College of Medicine Summer Institute is open to students who have completed their sophomore or junior year of high school. Applicants will be selected on the following criteria:
  • 3.3 grade point average (minimum)
  • Performance in college-preparatory math and science courses
  • Essay (500 word minimum)
  • Letters of recommendation from teacher and guidance counselor.

Program Cost :The cost is $875 which covers registration, lodging, meals, transportation to site visits and supplies.

Program Limit: 18 students per session.

Limited Scholarships are available for qualified students who show financial need or extenuating circumstances.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships

The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships were established to encourage minority students to pursue college degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The scholarship program was created in 2010 by the first African American to walk in space and the ExxonMobil Foundation to increase the number of underrepresented students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).
Each June, $5,000 scholarships are awarded to two African American and two Hispanic students currently completing their senior year of high school in a member district of the Council of the Great City Schools.
Click here to download the 2012 application. The deadline to apply is April 2, 2012.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Farewell to Mrs. Owens!

We will miss you Mrs. Owens. We hope your new elementary schools will appreciate you as much as we do.

Ladies Excelling and Achieving Dreams (LEAD)

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Gamma Rho Omega Chapter) has a mentoring program for girls in grades 9 & 10...
Program Criteria:
• -the program is open to high school girls in grades 9th and 10th
• -the applicant must be currently enrolled in school
• -the applicant must submit a completed counselor/teacher recommendation form
• -the applicant must submit a completed general application form
• -the applicant must agree to follow instructions, cooperate and be well behaved while participating in the program
• -the applicant must submit a completed parental consent form and release understand and agree to the conditions of this program in order to become a participant.

If you are interested, SEE MRS. CURRAN before DECEMBER 15th.

GOING TO FSU? There's a scholarship program for that...

Florida State University is pleased to present the application for the Service Scholar Program.  The Service Scholar Program recognizes select incoming students with an outstanding record of community service and leadership, and who want to continue that commitment at FSU. The Program benefits include a scholarship valued at $2,400 per year for up to four years, exposure to a diverse group of individuals and social issues, an academic component, and support by an assigned faculty mentor.
An important part of continuing the success of this extraordinary Program is recruiting excellent incoming students. Therefore, the Center for Leadership and Civic Education is making tremendous efforts to promote this opportunity to all incoming FSU freshmen or interested high school juniors and seniors, but we need your help! Please send this information to any students who have an exceptional record of community service and a desire to continue to learn through service and leadership.

For more information about the benefits, requirements, and application process please visit the Center for Leadership and Civic Education online at Completed applications must be emailed by 11:59pm on January 27, 2012. 

Footlocker Scholar Athlete Program


The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors high school athletes for flexing their hearts on their sports team and in their communities. So, we're celebrating you - not just because you scored the winning touchdown or goal - but because you’ve used sports to become a strong leader and volunteer in your community.Before you begin, take a look at the following:

What you need
Judging criteria

All application materials, including recommendations, are due on January 9th, 2012 by 5:00pm EST. We will be contacting your recommenders after you submit the entire application so we strongly encourage you to complete the application early to give your recommenders plenty of time!

If you have any questions or problems, please email

  • All fields with an * are required.
  • While working through the application, you can save your progress at any time by clicking the "Save Draft" button in the top right corner.
  • To go back to your application at a different time, you can simply return and all your answers will magically appear (please note that you must be logged in to view your draft).
  • We strongly recommend that you write your essays in a separate document (e.g., Microsoft Word, Google Docs) and then paste them into the boxes below, so that there's no chance you'll lose your essays if something goes wrong with the submission (not saying it will, but these are the interwebs and stuff happens).

Technical Issues? Submit a help ticket and someone will get back to you ASAP.
Other Questions? Please check out our FAQ. If you still need help contact


  • The applicant must:
  • Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community based sports
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Be college bound (accredited four-year college) anticipated in Fall 2012
  • Be born on or after 9/1/1991
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (you will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win)
  • Officers, directors, members, and employees (including Store Associates) of Foot Locker Inc., Foot Locker Foundation Inc., or Do Something Inc. and any of their subsidiaries or divisions, are not eligible to apply; nor are members of the immediate family of anyone described above.

You can APPLY for as many Do Something scholarships as you'd like, but you can only win ONE scholarship from in a twelve-month period. (This does not include any other scholarships associated with Foot Locker. Foot Locker Foundation, Inc./UNCF scholarship recipients are still eligible to apply and win this award. And of course, we encourage you to apply for other outside scholarships as well!)

The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program is a program of the Foot Locker Foundation, Inc.

GRADY-RAYAM PRIZE Solo Singing Competition

2012 Florida Competition Application

Applications must be postmarked by December 9th!

Monday, December 5, 2011

SENIORS: DO YOU WANT TO BE AN EDUCATOR ONE DAY? There's a scholarship for that...

 - SAT score of 1000 or above
 - ACT score of 22 or above (composite)
 - Interested in obtaining a college degree to teach school in Florida
 - Application will be sent to the state competition and if a winner, they would receive: $500 freshman year, $750 sophomore year, $1,000 junior year and $1,000 senior year
 - Applicant might win a local scholarship for $500 each year for a total of four years
 - Pay back to the foundation is to teach one year for each year they received the scholarship

Friday, December 2, 2011



Scheduled Shutdown Weekend:
Saturday December 3rd, 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 and Adobe on a regular basis (Once a month). Please note these important dates on your calendar to insure you are ready for the future maintenance dates.



Production SAP, EDIN, & Compass, Portal, Exchange Available
QA, DEV, & Training available at 3002
Backup Generator Available at 3002
December 2011
No 7:30AM – 4:30PM
#January 2012
No 7:30AM – 4:30PM
*February 2012
No 7:30AM – 4:30PM
March 2012
No 7:30AM – 4:30PM
April 2012
No 7:30AM – 4:30PM
May 2012
No 7:30AM – 4:30PM
June 2012
No 7:30AM – 4:30PM
SAP Reboot prior to YE Roll
July 2012
No 7:30AM – 4:30PM
August 2012
No 7:30AM – 4:30PM
#January 14, 2012 SAP will need priority patching and coordination for Payroll Pre-processing or W2!
*February 11, 2012 Genesis will need priority patching and coordination for FTE survey!

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

Exchange (ALL Email) –Please shutdown Outlook client
Destination Learning Management
Learning Village
Pearson Limelight/Inform

UF Student Recruitment Conference

Student Recruitment Conference Session 1

Who: Students, grades 8-11 only, and their parents
When: Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 9:00am - 2:00pm. 
Where: UF campus. Gainesville, FL. The J. Wayne Reitz Union - Grand Ballroom
Why you should register: To Learn More About
  • admission requirements
  • student life at UF
  • leadership development opportunities
  • community resources and mentoring
And To Participate In
  • strategic academic workshops based on grade level
  • financial aid and scholarship workshops
  • a University of Florida college fair
  • face to face interaction with administrators and current students
Registration: Opens Wednesday, January 4, 2012. Will stay open until capacity is reached or close on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 5:00pm.
Office of Admissions
Email Christina Scott 
Assistant Director
Division of Outreach

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Book Warehouse Sale


Download and complete your application here. Remember, you must cite any books, research materials, or other sources of information. Please be sure to read and understand the contest rules and deadlines.
All completed applications must be postmarked on or before February 21, 2012 to the following address:

Wounded Warrior Project
Attn: Scholarships
4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32256 
  • This essay contest is open only to high school seniors who reside in Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties in Florida and plan on continuing their education at a college, university, technical school, or other institution of higher learning. (The college or institution of higher learning does not have to be located in Florida.)
  • All essays must be 500 words or less.
  • All essays must be typed and double-spaced.
  • If books, research materials, or other sources are used or quoted in an essay, that essay must follow the Modern Language Association (MLA) format for cross-referencing source material, including parenthetical references and a works cited page.
  • All essays, accompanied by the Essay Cover Form, must be postmarked on or before February 21, 2012. Essays may be mailed to Wounded Warrior Project, Attn: Scholarships, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
  • In March or early April, a panel of judges will choose the top essay from each county to receive a scholarship award of $1,000.
Wounded Warrior Project will use a double-blind scoring system for its 2011-2012 Scholarship & Essay Contest. This system is designed to make the process of judging as easy and impartial as possible.
  • Essays will be divided into each of the four counties.
  • Judges will receive copies of the essays with the name and school of each student removed.
  • Judges will read and score each essay individually and all essays will receive a score.
  • The total points for each essay will be added together, and the essay with the highest cumulative points in each county wins.
The following system will be used to judge the essays:
Understanding of the topic                                                                0-30 points
Clarity and effectives of style and organization of essay                         0-20 points
Originality in approach and treatment of the topic                               0-30 points
Ability to establish a coherent, convincing response to the essay topic   0-10 points
Adherence to format and length rules                                                 0-10 points