Thursday, September 26, 2013


Elan is an international literary magazine run by students from the creative writing department at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Local students have the opportunity to submit poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, plays, and pieces of original artwork from any type of medium (paintings, photography, etc.) to be considered for publication.*

Students interested in submitting should visit for guidelines and addresses.

For additional information, please contact Mrs. Melanson or Shamiya Anderson at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (904)346-5620.

* All publications in the magazine may be used for a publishing credit.


Are you planning to study engineering or technical communication? Are you considering Mercer University?
If so, SEE Mrs. Curran for an exciting opportunity!

The Mercer University School of Engineering is looking for SENIOR NOMINEES from Ed White to participate in our annual Scholarship Challenge at our Macon, Georgia campus on Saturday, November 16, 2013.  They plan to award valuable scholarships this fall to high school seniors who are interested in Mercer’s engineering program.  Last year we awarded more than $2.5M to over 85 students.  More information about Mercer Engineering is available at .

Here are some highlights!

The Saturday event on November 16th will include:
  • Campus and engineering laboratory tours in the morning
  • Lunch and a short program for students and their parents
  • The scholarship challenge (a math and language test) in the afternoon -- no calculus background is required
  • A parents’ program in the afternoon in parallel with advisors in admissions, housing, and financial aid
  • Cookie and punch social time to talk with other participants, faculty and admissions counselors

ROTC/Military $CHOLAR$HIP$!!!

VISIT to see opportunities to apply for a FULL 4-YEAR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP & many more! 


After Class Enrichment
A.C.E. is an after-school service provided by City Year to help students ACE all of their school subjects!

Developing Independent Learners

Monday & Thursday: Freshman Math
Tuesday: Freshmen English
Every other Wednesday: Miscellaneous
TIME: 2:00-2:45 Student Athletes, 2:30-4:30 ALL Students
WHERE: City Year Classroom - Across from the Band Room

Thank you City Year!!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Community Service hour opportunity!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED during the holiday season:
  • WHAT: RING THE BELL (collect donations)!!
  • WHERE: Winn Dixie, Publix, Wal-Mart, JC Penny [Northside & O.P. Mall]
  • WHEN: After school, weekends, or both - -   2 hour sessions
  • HOW: contact Stacy Bright, Salvation Army at (904)  353-6303
***Students that sign up before 09/25/13, will receive 3 community hours for every 2 hour session completed!!!

Thursday, September 19, 2013




The Activity Bus runs Monday through Thursday and departs from Ed White at 4:30pm.



America’s Premier College Campus Tour Company


It’s another fabulously exciting goCAMPUSing college campus touring season. goCAMPUSing has a totally refreshed website: and below we’re happy to post the first two of many 2013 – 2014 Pre-Planned Student College Campus Tours. We think you’ll like the schedule. We know you’ll like the Mini Prep Session. And we know you’ll love the convenience and the price. Please visit our website to learn more about goCAMPUSing, as well as to register and find out more about these two great College Campus Tours. Act soon, registration and seats for these upcoming tours are limited.

Columbus Day Weekend

Friday, October 11th: Mini-College Prep Session
Saturday, October 12th - Monday, October 14th: Tour

Empire State College & Mini-College Prep Tour

Financial Aid & Essay Writing Workshops, SUNY New Paltz, Vassar College, Marist College, Manhattanville College, Sarah Lawrence College Or SUNY Purchase

Veterans Day Weekend

Friday, November 8th: Mini-College Prep Session
Saturday, November 9th - Monday, November 11th: Tour

New England College & Mini-College Prep Tour

Financial Aid & Essay Writing Workshops, Quinnipiac University, Wesleyan University, Harvard University, Bentley University, Boston University, Brandeis University
And remember, although goCAMPUSing is known for our outstanding Pre-Planned College Campus Tours, we can also develop Custom College Tours for groups.
For more information contact: Judy Marrazzo at: or call 516-941-6992 Monday through Friday 10AM to 4PM Eastern Time for additional information.
goCAMPUSing Inc., America’s Premier College Tour Company. Each goCAMPUSing college tour is like a mini college prep course on wheels. goCAMPUSing College Advisors ride along on every trip to point out the nuances of each college/university visited, talk about aspects of each college and how they compare to other colleges not seen on the tour, plus answer student's questions, discuss the college selection and admissions process, discuss SAT & ACT testing & test scores, and much more.
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American School Counselor Association,
NYS School Counselor Association,
and Nassau Counselors Association


The Parent Portal Log in page has changed its look. 
There are now 2 ways to log into the portal: one for students and one for Parents/Guardians.

·         Students now use their DCPS Network username and password to log into the grade portal. This is the username/password that is used to log into any DCPS computer.  Students will no longer be able to use the school issued portal password with a combination of random letters and numbers.

·         Parents/guardians must now use a PARENT/GUARDIAN username and password of random letters and numbers that is issued at the school.  If parents/guardians are not able to log in with the username and password that they have previously used, it is best to contact the school to ensure their login information is a PARENT/GUARDIAN login. 
My Grade Portal DCPS Grade Portal
Duval County Public Schools

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mayo Clinic and the School of Health Sciences will be hosting their high school Boot Camp event this fall.  This event will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2013.
The purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity for high school students to learn about potential careers in healthcare, and to create an exciting, hands-on experience to attract young people to healthcare careers. 
 This event has had an overwhelming response in the past so you are encouraged to return the completed paperwork as soon as possible as they can only accept 50 students for the event and it is based on a first-come first-served basis.  Any students interested in participating should complete the paperwork below and return to Elaine Riddell's attention. 


Bully, written and performed by Lee Kaplan, a Jacksonville native, will be playing at Jacksonville Theatre September 20th through September 22nd  at 8 PM. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 general admission. Performances will be held at the Harold K. Smith Playhouse, located at 2032 San Marco Blvd.

The play is an autobiographical account based on Kaplan’s sixth grade journal entries, which depict the bullying he endured in middle school.  Bully has received extremely positive reviews after performances in Washington DC at the Capital Fringe Festival as well as New York City at the New York International Fringe Festival. 

To purchase tickets or for more information visit, or call 904-396-4425. 

Representatives from Mental Health America of Northeast Florida will be in attendance to answer questions and provide additional information.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

New College Scholarship Opens for High-Achieving, Low-Income Students Nationwide

Scholarship One of Most Generous in Nation for High School Seniors

LANSDOWNE, Va., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation opened a new college scholarship for high-achieving, lower-income high school seniors who seek to attend the country's best four-year colleges and universities.  In what is expected to be an extremely competitive scholarship, as many as 40 recipients will be awarded up to $30,000 each year for tuition, books, living expenses, and other required fees. The application is open through November 5, 2013. Final notification will be made in February 2014.
Low-income students attending even the best colleges often have unmet need and the transition to college can be challenging for many.  "Though we are proud to offer one of the most generous college scholarships in the country, our program will do more than alleviate the financial burden of higher education," said Emily Froimson, vice president of programs at the Foundation. "Scholarship recipients will have access to an on-staff adviser, a supportive community of extraordinary scholars, and opportunities they might not otherwise have, such as funding for internships, study abroad and the opportunity to apply for continued funding for graduate study. There are few programs like it."
To be eligible, applicants must plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2014 and enroll in an accredited four-year college in fall 2014; earn a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above; receive a SAT combined math and critical reading score of 1200 or above or an ACT composite score of 26 or above; and demonstrate unmet financial need. A rigorous review will consider grades, standardized test scores, participation in available advanced courses, student essays, letters of recommendation, and family finances.

For information about the College Scholarship Program, visit
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Because we believe that high-potential, low-income students will excel educationally when given the resources to develop their talents, the Foundation supports exceptional students from elementary school to graduate school through scholarships, grants, direct service, and knowledge creation and dissemination. Founded in 2000 by the estate of Jack Kent Cooke, the Foundation has awarded $120 million in scholarships to more than 1,900 students, and $76 million in grants to organizations that support our mission.

SOURCE Jack Kent Cooke Foundation


AES Engineers Scholarship Deadline Approaching

AES Engineers scholarship deadline is less than a month away. 

They will be awarding $500 to the winner(s) each year.

Scholarship Deadline   -  October 4, 2013

Application Process
Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their web site    

Full details are available on their site.

Friday, September 6, 2013


Stay informed as to when you should expect Progress Reports and Report Cards to come home with your student!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Leaders on Fast Track (LOFT) and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) are taking applications for the 2013 ESA LOFT Video Game Innovation Fellowship. 

HHF's career development program, LOFT, has partnered with ESA to launch a national program aimed at bringing more youth of color into the gaming industry and helping them confront problems in their community through technology. Apply here now!

The program will identify 20 African American/Latino(a) youth, ages 16-24, to develop a video game that deals with social issues. 
Fellows will receive: 
  • $1,000 innovation grant
  • An all-expenses paid trip to D.C., where each fellow will present their game to key investors
  • Direct project coaching from Hispanic Heritage Foundation and ESA gaming associates
  • Employment opportunities through ESA 
  • A chance to meet White House congressional representatives and the US Cyber Command
  • A chance to participate in Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Caucus activities
If you know technically skilled young people ready to make a difference through technology, tell them to apply now or email for more information. 

At the core of the ESA LOFT Video Game Innovation Fellowship is the belief that using technology for social change in education, community service, civic engagement, mentoring, leadership, and creative expression is essential to the development of the minority communities. This program will also leverage the video gaming industry and HHF with effective platforms to address the White House, Congress and other educational communities and influencers.

We're hosting a nine-city series on STEM leadership, coming soon to a city near you!

The US Army and LOFT present STEM Leadership Symposia, a series of events for high school and college students interested in a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Each event is created to provide participants career guidance, educational opportunities, and connectivity with professionals in the STEM fields.
Events are free to attend, but space is limited, so register now for the symposium closest to you!
Event dates and locations: 
  • Albuquerque, NM  |  Sept 18th  | University of New Mexico
  • San Antonio, TX  |  Sept 24th  |  University of Texas-San Antonio
  • Houston, TX  |  Sept 26th  |  University of Houston
  • Sacramento, CA  |  Oct 8th  |  Cal State - Sacramento
  • Santa Clara, CA  |  Oct 10th  |  San Jose State University
  • Chicago, IL  |  Oct 22nd  |  University of Illinois-Chicago
  • Los Angeles, CA  |  Nov 4th  |  Cal State – San Bernardino
  • Phoenix, AZ  |  Nov 6th  |  Arizona State University – Tempe
  • Miami, FL   |  Nov 19th  |  Florida International University
Register here for one of these events to reserve your seat!
LOFT Innovation is currently working on many new initiatives to get minority youth involved in tech. Please check us out at LOFT Innovation to see what we do and get involved. 
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Go to the 2013 Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Online Application!

Application postmark date: Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards promotes young leaders who demonstrate leadership in the classroom and community in an effort to encourage their peers to use education as a vehicle for success.
Now, it's your turn to be recognized as a leader in your community, Please follow all instructions when filling out the application. We encourage you to apply for more than one category within your region.
Good Luck!
The Youth Awards Team

ATTENTION SENIORS: Important dates & info from UNF


The passing score is 399 (or a Level 3).

If you wish to know what your score was, see your counselor before or after school, or by appointment.