Schools

Richard Chamberlain "Twenty-five Years, a Retrospective" Opens Nov. 4th

Episcopal High School faculty member Richard N. Chamberlain, a lifetime painter and teacher, will be exhibiting more than 50 pieces of his work in a show that opens Thursday, November 4 at the School’s Munnerlyn Center for Worship and Fine Arts. “Twenty-five Years, a Retrospective,” Features Salt Prints, Portraits and Monochrome Transparencies.

The Willie Gary Classic College Fair, Nov. 13th

The Willie Gary Classic Presents the 8th Annual Willie Gary Classic College Fair at the Jacksonville Public Library –

  • 303 North Laura Street on Saturday November 13, 2010 from 10:00am – 2:00pm.  Admission is free. 

College recruiters will represent their schools and answer student inquiries. 

Workshops will include:

  • The Jacksonville Commitment - Financial Aid options and representatives will assist in preparing financial aid online (FAFSA)
  • note: your latest tax returns must be in hand in order fill out
  • Deciding between the SAT or the ACT
  • Steps to choosing a college major or career (see assessment online)
  • Students should come prepared with three transcripts in hand
  • Register online at www.williegaryfootballclassic.com

Arlington Community Event Nov. 6th

On Saturday, November 6th, there will be an Arlington Community Celebration at Tree Hill Nature Center from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This event will bring together residents, schools, organizations, businesses, community leaders and the media to showcase programs and services that impact Arlington in meaningful ways like:

Comcast, Duval Schools Team up for Mentoring Program

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- More than 30 high school students have new big brothers today, and they came from the corporate world.

Comcast teamed up with the Duval Public Schools to start a mentoring program called "Beyond School Walls" at Sandalwood High School.

During the one-year long program, the new big brothers, including Comcast's vice president for the Jacksonville market, will spend time with the students every other week, not only being school mentors but also bringing the students to work.

Rep. Ander Crenshaw is a supporter of the program, and has been on both ends of mentoring.

He said it's a delight to see the changes that such a program can make in a young person who may not be getting all the attention he or she needs at home or in school.

He also likes that the program came from a business.

Bullies Beware: Elementary School Club Aims to Make Bullies into Buddies

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One Southside elementary school is educating students about something increasingly important at an after-school club.

It's not math or science; it's how to deal with bullies.

Susan Beauchamp, a counselor at Twin Lakes Academy Elementary, dedicates several afternoons a week to meet with about 150 students.

They talk about bullying, drugs, and other topics third, fourth and fifth graders now find themselves facing.
 
It's the club's inaugural year. From the first day, it was a hit.

"Response was absolutely overwhelming," Susan Beauchamp said. "I thought maybe 25 or 20 people. I got close to 150."

Beauchamp teaches the kids through workbooks, peer counseling and the arts. They incorporate music and dance for a little fun.

But it's not all fun and games. The kids in the group say they all worry about being a victim of bullying.

Lights On Afterschool Celebrated Locally on Oct. 21

The Jacksonville Children's Commission will celebrate its highly successful TEAM UP and community-based after-school programs and showcase the critical importance of quality programming during out-of-school time by participating in the nationwide 11th Annual Lights On Afterschool celebration. 

Episcopal's Concussion Care Program Athletic Department Priority

As the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee reviews a bill to create concussion standards for high school athletes (H.R. 6172 Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act of 2010), Episcopal High School is at the forefront of ensuring the safety of its students on the playing field, especially of those in contact sports.