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Category: Ponte Vedra Schools

    Blessings in a Backpack’s SOUPer Bowl

    By Admin | January 26, 2016

    On Thursday, February 4, from 5-8 pm,  Blessings in a Backpack is hosting an unforgettable evening, with over 15 local chefs who will team up to help tackle hunger by preparing and serving a line-up of delectable soups. Check out StudentsTackleHunger to buy tickets and the current list of guest chefs! Attendees will sample a large... Read More

    Vote YES on the St Johns County 1/2 cent sales tax increase

    By Admin | October 29, 2015

    By Laurie Berger There is special election this coming Tuesday, November 3 that includes a proposed 1/2 cent sales tax increase, and St. Johns county residents need to get out and vote. If you are an early voter, the deadline for early voting is Saturday, October 31! I have two children who are very early in... Read More

    SJCSD proposed 2016-2017 calendar survey is out

    By Admin | October 14, 2015

    The St. Johns County School District is seeking comments on the proposed 2016-2017 school calendar. Last year, the calendar was a concern for parents of middle and high school parents. End of term testing was falling after the winter break, which made for a stressful holiday. It looks like the new calendar takes care of... Read More

    Clubbing? by Sam Ohno

    By Admin | October 13, 2015

    No, there is no “clubbing” that we are aware of in Ponte Vedra Beach. But now that we have your attention, below is some information from high school student Sam Ohno about how to donate to a very worthwhile cause. If you (or your kiddos) are trying to make a difference by doing something good, let... Read More

    Are you SAT ready?

    By Admin | September 30, 2015

    The first SAT® of this school year is this Saturday, October 3rd.  Unless you have been living in a cave, you are aware that the pressure is on when applying for college. College entrance tests are an important component of each student’s application. The ACT® and SAT® may be the most important tests a student will take.... Read More

    Accotink opens a new toddler program

    By Admin | September 28, 2015

    Accotink Academy By The Sea has recently opened a new toddler program. They have opened two new NON POTTY TRAINED classes. (Editor’s commentary: This is huge. My kids are older now, but boy would I have loved this! Great school and lovely teachers.) These classes are being lead by two veteran teachers with 25+ years of experience. The teachers introduce routines and... Read More

    Our schools need your help: Register to vote by October 5th

    By Admin | September 21, 2015

    November 3rd is Election Day. It’s an important day for St Johns County schools, as there is a 1/2 cent sales tax increase on the ballot slated to go towards our schools. In order to vote in this election, you need to be a registered voter.  Click here for details on how to register and to find out... Read More

    PVHS band receives $20,000 donation

    By Admin | September 17, 2015

    Contributed By Nadia Talbot The Ponte Vedra Ocean of Sound Marching Band received a generous donation from local residents, Duke and Sherry Horner, to help purchase uniforms.  The generous benefactors presented a $20,000 check to band director, Jakob Wisdom, at the band’s pre-game warmup.  The check came with the offer to match fundraising efforts made... Read More

    Ponte Vedra Schools: PTO Spotlight

    By Admin | August 6, 2015

    If you read yesterday’s post, you know that St Johns County Schools only have around $6900 per child to spend annually, which is well below the national per student average of $12,000. Here’s another staggering data point. The state of Florida spends an average of over $20,000 per prisoner annually in our state prisons*. Say what?!... Read More

    Florida Schools Rank 44th out of 51…What?!

    By Admin | August 4, 2015

    Ponte Vedra schools begin next week, making this the whirlwind week before school starts. I knocked out one of my least favorite activities of the year today at Target – school supply shopping. I assumed everyone hated it, but funnily I have spoken to several parents who love it…and their kids love it. With two boys, it’s... Read More