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Duval County Continues to Increase Graduation Rate

Duval County Continues to Increase Graduation Rate

 

Florida Education Commissioner Robinson recently announced that Duval County's graduation rate rose 4.6 percentage points to 71.2 percent. Meanwhile, Duval County’s high school dropout rate was 2.3%.

Duval County Public Schools Holiday Calendar

In observance of the upcoming holidays, all Duval County public schools will be closed Wednesday, November 23 through Monday, November 28. Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) administration offices will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25.

Order Poinsettias Now and Help Douglas Anderson

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Like poinsettias for the holidays? You can order them now and help the theater department at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. 

The students are taking orders for large, red poinsettias.  The cost is $20. Smaller ones are $11 and come in both red and white. 

The flowers are grown in Tennessee.
Orders must be placed by October 21st.
For more info contact Douglas Anderson.
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
2445 San Diego Road
Jacksonville, FL, 32207
904-346-5620

Fundraisers to Save Our Sports Scheduled This Weekend

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - This weekend marks a huge push in the fight to "Save Our Sports" in Duval County Schools.

Slow pitch softball, wrestling, lacrosse and boys and girls soccer are the final programs that still need to raise money to save their seasons this school year.

County Athletic Director Jon Fox said earlier this week that those programs needed $20,000 to $25,000 more to survive.

Tonight, lacrosse boosters will hold their first fundraiser.  The event, called Keep Lax in Jax, is a dinner and silent auction.  The event begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Fireman's Union Hall. 

Saturday, a motorcycle ride will raise money for wrestling programs in Duval County.  The event will begin at Sandalwood High School at 11:00 a.m. and bikers will ride to Terry Parker High School.

Junior varsity soccer supporters will hold a benefit soccer tournament Sunday.

Save Duval Sports Fundraisers: Keep Lax in Jax

High schools will be kicking off October with fundraisers to save their sports programs.

Lighthouse Lacrosse will be hosting its First Annual Keep Lax in Jax Benefit Dinner to help save lacrosse. The event will begin with a Silent Auction that starts at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The cost is $50 per person. For more information or to RSVP by Oct. 1, please visit www.LighthouseLacrosse.org.

Four Bolles Students Advance in National Merit Competition

Four Bolles Students Advance in National Merit Competition

Four Bolles seniors were recently announced as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.  The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognizes students for their success on the PSAT, taken during their junior year.