Schools

Douglas Anderson Women's Chorale Invited to Attend Program in Chicago

The Women’s Chorale of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts will hold a donation only concert to raise money to travel to Chicago to perform at the National American Choral Director’s Association Convention.

After a three year process, the women’s chorale is one of only two women’s high school groups in the nation to be invited to attend. They have prepared special pieces for the performance, including an original piece.

Renowned Ecologist Discusses ‘Oil Impacts and Wetland Recovery’ at UNF

Dr. Irv Mendelssohn, a renowned ecologist from Louisiana State University, will discuss “Oil Impacts and Wetland Recovery: An Ecologist’s Perspective” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, at the University of North Florida’s University Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Bolles Concert Choir Performs at Kennedy Center

Bolles Concert Choir Performs at Kennedy Center

The Bolles School Concert Choir, directed by Rachel Clifton, performed in the National President’s Day Choral Festival at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.  The choir members traveled to Washington on February 19, to rehearse for the concert held on February 21 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

Magnet Application Deadline is February 28

The deadline to submit a magnet application for the 2011-2012 school year is quickly approaching. The Duval County Public Schools Magnet Programs Office is accepting applications through Monday, February 28, 2011. 

UNF Named Among Top 50 ‘Best Value’ Public Colleges for 2011

The University of North Florida is one of the nation’s 50 “Best Value” public colleges and universities, according to The Princeton Review, one of America’s best-known education services companies. UNF was also named “Best Value” public college in 2009 and in 2007.

Good News at First Coast High

Good News at First Coast High

On Sunday, February 20, 2011, First Coast High School NJROTC participated in the NJROTC Orienteering (Land Navigation) Nationals held at Hard Labor Creek, Rutledge, Georgia. This is the first time First Coast High School NJROTC unit attended a National Championship competition. The event was physically and mentally challenging, as well as a rewarding experience for six cadets from First Coast High School. Less than 300 cadets representing 20 schools from 11 States of the approximately 85,000 cadets in the NJROTC program advanced to the Nationals.

Arthur Duncan Visits Bolles

Arthur Duncan Visits Bolles

In honor of Black History Month, world-famous entertainer Arthur Duncan visited The Bolles School on February 15-18, working with the Bolles Dance program, visiting Bolles dance classes, and performing.  A special guest of Bolles Director of Dance Angela Blackledge, Duncan also visited other area schools and dance studios during his stay in Jacksonville though his only performance was at Bolles.