Schools

Area Schools at the Top in Fundraiser

Students at Landrum Middle School in Ponte Vedra and Lakeside Elementary School in Orange Park have learned that their pennies really can add up to helping save lives. Landrum Middle School students raised $5,069 and Lakeside Elementary School students raised $4,427 by collecting spare change while participating in the 15th-annual Olive Garden’s Pasta for Pennies program to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS).

Orange Park High School's Drama Department presents William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"

Orange Park High School's Drama Department presents William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"

Orange Park High School's Drama Department presents William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" on February 24th, 25th, and 26th in the OPHS Cafetorium. This classic, reimagined in the era of 1970's Disco, will start at 7pm, and tickets are $5 at the door. Come see Shakespeare done like you've never seen before and if you feel the urge to dress 70's you will be part of the show!

Athlete of the Week: Seth Dedmon, Fleming Island HS

Athlete of the Week: Seth Dedmon, Fleming Island HS

ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- The boys soccer team from Fleming Island High School has only allowed four goals during the entire season.  The Golden Eagles' senior sweeper Seth Dedmon is a big reason for this success on defense.

Fleming Island has a record of (28-0-1) this season.  They have advanced to a Class 5A Semifinal against St. Thomas Aquinas.  That match will be played on Friday morning at the University of Tampa.

Dedmon is completing his second season with the Golden Eagles.  He transferred to Fleming Island after his sophomore year at Bolles where he helped the Bulldogs win a state championship.  Seth will rely on the experience he gained during that title run to lead his team in the Final Four.

If Fleming Island can win it's final two games, then they will win the first state championship for a team in school history.

More Florida Public School Students Succeeding in Advanced Placement Program

The 7th Annual AP® Report to the Nation, released today by the College Board, reports that 22.3 percent of Florida’s public high school class of 2010 completed high school having succeeded on Advanced Placement Program® (AP) Exams — up from 13.5 percent in 2001, and exceeding the national average of 16.9 percent. Additionally, more Florida students from the class of 2010 (33,712) scored 3 or higher on an AP Exam — the score typically needed to qualify for advanced placement in colleges and universities — than even participated in AP nearly a decade ago (24,536).

Fleming Island Advances to Regional Finals in Boys Soccer

Fleming Island Advances to Regional Finals in Boys Soccer

ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- The boys soccer team from Fleming Island High School defeated Tallahassee Chiles 5-0 in a regional semifinal game on Tuesday night.

The Golden Eagles improve to (27-0-1) with the win.  They have only allowed four goals during the entire season.  Their next game will be at home on Friday night.

Literacy Week Volunteers Encouraged to Become Mentors

Literacy Week Volunteers Encouraged to Become Mentors

To continue the momentum of last week’s Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!, volunteers throughout the Sunshine State are encouraged to expand their commitment to service by becoming a mentor.  Statistics show that students are far less likely to skip school, have behavioral problems or begin using illegal drugs or alcohol when a mentor is active in their lives.

Resignation of Oakleaf High School Coach

February 1, Coach Chris Bullock resigned as the head coach of the Oakleaf Knights.  This unexpected announcement was made before a group of players and staff.   Players were shocked and sadened by the news.

This program has had a great start; he will be missed.