Tuesday, October 30, 2012

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY OF THE WEEK



ATTIC CASHIER NEEDED

Hospice Attic is an upscale resale thrift store located in Gainesville, Jacksonville and Lake City, FL. All sales directly benefit unfunded patient care, bereavement, and community outreach programs. Attic Cashiers handle all sales transactions and assist with customer service. They also earn gift certificates that can be used in the Attic.
Retail experience is a plus but not required. Ages 14 and up are welcome. An orientation program of approximately 2 hours is required.
And don't forget to log your hours and turn them into your counselor - otherwise, they won't go on your transcripts and Bright Futures will never see them, not to mention other scholarships that want to see you completing community service hours!!

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Monday, October 22, 2012

COMMUNITY SERVICE project of the week:


Murray Hill Theatre is a non-profit, faith-based music venue located in Jacksonville, Fl. We are dedicated to providing a positive and safe alternative to nightclubs, by putting on concerts every Friday and Saturday night. Our goal is to share the love of Jesus Christ and to reach out to the youth and young adults of our city.
We are a volunteer driven organization that is always in need of individuals who would like to lend a helping hand. We ask all volunteers to serve once a month for at least four hours. Hours would be served during our show times. We depend on a great team of dedicated volunteers to put on concerts. Volunteer roles would include ticket seller, ticket taker, cafe worker, snack bar worker, security, merchandise seller, and tour runner.
And don't forget to log your hours and turn them into your counselor - otherwise, they won't go on your transcripts and Bright Futures will never see them, not to mention other scholarships that want to see you completing community service hours!!

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We encourage  your students to join us for Open House on Saturday, November 10 at 9am in the brand-new University Student Center (USC) at USF St. Petersburg.



Open House is a great way for students to learn more about USF St. Petersburg - take a campus tour, attend admissions and financial aid presentations, and speak with faculty, staff, current students and representatives from student organizations.
           
Also, please remember to apply for admission by November 10 to receive an admission decision by Thanksgiving!

Best Regards,

Holly Kickliter
Director, Admissions & Outreach

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Friday, October 19, 2012

ATTENTION PARENTS:

 

Media Advisory - Duval County Public Schools' Presents Title I Parent University

WHAT:
Duval County Public Schools is holding its fourth annual Title I Parent University for parents and caregivers. Parent University offers an array of classes that are designed to be informative, interactive and fun. Classes include:
  • Parent advocacy;
  • Obtaining success with FCAT reading, math and writing for elementary and secondary years;
  • Pre-K family literacy assessments in reading (FAIR);
  • Early college preparation;
  • Helping your ESE child;
  • Preparing your child for college/and or career;
  • Parent involvement equals student success;
  • Cyber safety;
  • Bank of America-Money Smart; and
  • Family fitness, suicide prevention and bullying
Those attending the event may register by calling (904) 633-5356. Requests for language translation and childcare must be reserved by Monday, October 15, 2012.
Those attending the free event will receive a certification and a family literacy gift. Lunch will be provided to all participants. For more information please call Paula Seymore with Title I Parent Involvement at (904) 630-6728.
WHEN:
Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
WHERE:
Matthew Gilbert Middle School, 1424 Franklin St., Jacksonville, FL 32206

Monday, October 15, 2012

2013 WOASF HS Informational Flyer Final

ON THE SPOT ADMISSIONS @ UNF



Greetings from the University of North Florida!

Waiting for an admissions decision from a college can be a nerve-wracking experience for a student – but what if they didn’t have to wait? The University of North Florida will be visiting a city near you this month to provide students on the spot admission decisions.

Students will meet with an admissions coordinator to get a decision and speak with other university representatives from the Honors program, housing and residence life, advising and financial aid.

In order to participate in this event a student will need a completed application package (online application, $30 application fee, transcripts, test scores) on file with UNF by:
·         Friday October 12 – for the Tallahassee event
·         Friday October 19 – for Boca Raton, Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville

·     Jacksonville – 11/2 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (The University of North Florida – 1 UNF Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32224)

To make a reservation for one of these cities and to learn more about the event please visit www.unf.edu/visitorscenter or call (904) 620- 1183.


 Art & Essay Contest



OUR SPONSORS

WJCT

TACC

TAFS

CONTACT US
2032 Southside Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32216  
(904) 290-1877

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Dear: Libby  Curran,
Istanbul Cultural Center at Jacksonville presents an exciting program for students and teachers in Jacksonville with the partnership of Florida State College, Duval County Public Schools and Istanbul Center of Atlanta. This program is geared towards an interdisciplinary approach to enhancing several core skills in students no matter what discipline they may study.

This year all the winner submissions in Jacksonville will compete in state wide contest and then winners of the FL state will compete in the Southeastern Regional Contest including the states of GA, AL, SC, FL, and TNmore...

Theme: "The Human Footprint on the Environment: Impacts & Solutions"
Middle and high-school students around the city of Jacksonville are invited to submit an original artwork and/or essay on the theme of "The Human Footprint on the Environment: Impacts & Solutions".
 

Jacksonville Prizes: Ipad, Gift Cards and more...
Trip To TurkiyeThe Awards Ceremony of the Jacksonville Contest will be held as one event and will take place at FSCJ within the months of March or April (Exact date and venue to be announced). Please check the contest website for updates.

 
1st Place
  • Trip to Turkey for the student, the teacher and their local district superintendent
  • an Ipad for the student
  • a $100 Gift Card for the sponsoring teacher

2nd Place:
  • Trip to Turkey for the student, the teacher and their local district superintendent
  • a $200 Gift Card for the student
  • a $75 Gift Card for the sponsoring teacher

3rd Place: 
  • Trip to Turkey for the student, the teacher and their local district superintendent
  • a $100 Gift Card for the student
  • a $50 Gift Card for the sponsoring teacher
4th Place:
  • a $75 Gift Card for the student
5th Place:
  • a $50 Gift Card for the student
6th through 10th Places:
  • a $25 Gift Card for the student

What You Can Do: Encourage!
We are kindly asking you to encourage your students to participate in the contest. Please also forward this email to your colleagues who might be interested in the contest too. 

Thank you for your cooperation...
Istanbul Cultural Center at Jacksonville
Address: 2032 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216
Email: contest@atccenter.org
Phone: (904) 290-1877  
Web: www.atccenter.org

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Community Service - Bright Futures requires it!


Don't forget to take advantage of these great resources for community service opportunities!!


ATTENTION PARENTS!


For Immediate Release: October 10, 2012
Contact: Jill Johnson, 904.390.2126


Media Advisory-Duval County Public Schools’ Presents Title I Parent University

What:             Duval County Public Schools’ is holding its fourth annual Title I Parent University for parents and caregivers. Parent University offers an array of classes that are designed to be informative, interactive and fun. Classes include:
·         Parent advocacy;
·         Obtaining success with FCAT reading, math and writing for elementary and secondary years;
·         Pre-K family literacy assessments in reading (FAIR);
·         Early college preparation;
·         Helping your ESE child;
·         Preparing your child for college/and or career;
·         Parent involvement equals student success;
·         Cyber safety;
·         Bank of America–Money Smart; and
·         Family fitness, suicide prevention and bullying

Those attending the event may register by calling (904) 633-5356. Requests for language translation and childcare must be reserved by Monday, October 15, 2012.
                       
Those attending the free event will receive a certification and a family literacy gift. Lunch will be provided to all participants. For more information please call Paula Seymore with Title I Parent Involvement at (904) 630-6728.

When:            Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Where:           Matthew Gilbert Middle School, 1424 Franklin St., Jacksonville, FL 32206

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

MOBILE GRADE PORTAL!

Grade Portal Flier

Publish an article, win a letter of rec AND $500 Scholarship!



WALKING IS OVERRATED, INC. is an organization focused on helping physically disabled Americans to live healthier and more productive lives through exercise and physical/mental fitness.

We invite your student writers at EDWARD H. WHITE HIGH SCHOOL to write articles regarding disability news, politics, research, public view, etc. to get students to start forming a greater field of view in his/her life. These articles will be posted on the organization website to give proper credit to the writers and editors. The students will receive 100% credit for their own works. Students are not limited to writing about current events or even nonfiction. He/she can choose to write creatively, such as in a poem or short story.

Visit our website at: http://www.walkingisoverrated.org/student-writers/ for more information about this opportunity. 

GA Southern Reception

Georgia Southern University cordially invites Jacksonville area students and their families to attend a reception event on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Come and meet faculty and staff representatives and get your questions about admissions, scholarships, financial aid, and housing answered! Please RSVP by calling 912-478-5851 or by visiting http://georgiasouthern.edu/rsvp
FJPL-Book Warehouse Sale

UNIVISION Delivers Free Online College Fair for Hispanic Families


UNIVISION DELIVERS FREE ONLINE COLLEGE FAIR WITH MORE THAN 120 PARTICIPATING COLLEGES

CollegeWeekLive to Power Online College Admission Event as Part of Univision’s Education Initiative ¡Edúcate, Es El Momento!
On Thursday, October 11; Register at www.eselmomento.com
As part of Univision Communications’ multi-year initiative to promote educational attainment in Hispanic America, ¡Edúcate, Es El Momento! (Educate Yourself, The Moment is Now), the leading media company has partnered with  CollegeWeekLiveä to offer a free online college fair on Thursday, October 11, 2012. The college admissions event, which will be available at www.eselmomento.com, is part of Univision’s Education Week and will address the higher education needs of Hispanic students and their families.
The interactive program, which runs nationwide from 12:00 noon to 10:00 pm ET, will provide free access to expert college admissions advice through streaming video presentations and live chat with college representatives. The online college fair addresses higher education topics of particular importance to Latino families – both students and their parents, who may not have experience with the college application process and could be apprehensive about sending their children away to college.

WHO            Hispanic/Latino Teens and their families
WHAT          Free Online College Fair as part of Univision Education Week
WHEN          Thursday, October 11, 2012 12:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern
WHERE        Online at www.eselmomento.com
WHY            Chat live with admissions representatives from 120 colleges; Watch videos on topics such as the college application process and finding scholarships; Get answers to your questions about college

Thursday, October 4, 2012