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2020- 2021 St. Johns County School District Directory Featuring All St. Johns County Schools School never sounded so good! Brought to you by The CreekLine and Ponte Vedra NewsLine (904) 886-4919 www.FloridaNewsLine.com
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www.FloridaNewsLine.com | 2020 - 2021 St. Johns County School Directory | 3 Welcome from the Superintendent 102 State Road 13, Suite 1, O St. Johns, Florida 32259 (904) 886-4919 n behalf of the St. Johns County School District, it is an honor to serve your www.FloridaNewsLine.com children and families. Aligning with our mission and vision, I am steadfast in my resolve to put children first. With the new school year on the horizon, Publisher Mark Pettus district staff have worked tirelessly to make our schools a safe and clean Publisher@FloridaNewsLine.com place where your child wants to come each day to be inspired to have good character with Editor Martie Thompson a passion for lifelong learning and to be educated and caring contributors to the world. firstname.lastname@example.org Creative Director Julie Gerona We are continuing to research the present data and utilize the expertise of healthcare professionals to determine the email@example.com most appropriate response to the spread of COVID-19. As many of you are aware, this is a very fluid situation and will Bookkeeper Emily Whitehead continue to change during the school year. I believe it is important to recognize these changing conditions and prepare firstname.lastname@example.org parents, students and staff for a school year that needs to be flexible and adaptable to the current circumstances. Advertising Sales Linda Gay Linda@floridanewsline.com While the focus and primary goal of the school district is to have all students return to our school buildings, there will (904) 607-5062 cell likely be situations arise that could require short-term closure of schools or individual classrooms. We must keep the Advertising Sales Rebecca Thomson health and safety of all members of our school communities as the top priority. Rebecca@FloridaNewsline.com (724) 968-7602 cell In addition, we have made purchases of protective materials that will assist in maintaining a safe environment at our schools and on buses. One of the most challenging issues is the use of facial coverings. We understand the benefit of facial masks, but also the challenge this poses to young children and the wearing of masks for extended periods of time. So, we ask for your support, patience and understanding as we work through this challenge together. The St. Johns County School Directory is a free publication of Florida NewsLine that reaches more than 42,000 families via distribution to all I am so grateful to have the opportunity to serve as superintendent of the St. Johns County School District. I cannot public schools in the St. Johns County School thank you enough as parents and families who help us further exceptional learning as well as support initiatives in District. Most content is supplied by the St. Johns County School District. Submission of articles and classrooms and throughout our schools. Your involvement and participation are valuable, and I encourage you to photographs are accepted via email to editor@ remain present in your child’s education as I am committed to doing the same. floridanewsline.com. The writers’ opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Florida NewsLine. Advertising rates are available by request. Florida NewsLine is not responsible for Sincerely, advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers, nor does it endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. ©2020. Tim Forson Superintendent of Schools In Center or @Home (online) ✓ Caring, trained instructors teach each child individually. ✓ Our customized learning plans develop core math understanding. ✓ The Mathnasium Method builds confidence, develops critial thinking and boosts grades — 1st grade through pre-calculus (SAT & ACT). Remedial to Enrichment. Homework Help. Face-to-Face Instruction. Catch up...Keep up...Get ahead WE MAKE MATH MAKE SENSE Fruit Cove (904) 287-2874 Ponte Vedra (904) 395-3904 St. Augustine (904) 295-8295 mathnasium.com/fruitcove mathnasium.com/pontevedra mathnasium.com/staugustine 104 Bartram Oaks Walk, Suite 102, Saint Johns 32259 880 A1AN, Suite 3, Ponte Vedra Beach 32082 196 Capulet Drive, Suite 4, St. Augustine 32092
4 | 2020 - 2021 St. Johns County School Directory | www.FloridaNewsLine.com St. Johns County School Board District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5 Beverly Slough, Board Chair Tommy Allen Bill Mignon Kelly Barrera Patrick Canan, Board Vice Chair email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Tim Forson: Superintendent of Schools The St. Johns County School Board has earned School Board (904) 547-7502 the designation of Master Board. (as of July 31, 2020) TBD: Deputy Superintendent for Operations District 1 – Beverly Slough, Chair TBD: Deputy Superintendent for Academic & Student Services (904) 547-7522 School Board meetings are held on the District 2 – Tommy Allen Dawn Sapp: Associate Superintendent second Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. at the District 3 – Bill Mignon Curriculum & Instruction (904) 547-7772 School Board Administration Building at 40 Orange Street, unless otherwise posted. District 4 – Kelly Barrera Kyle Dresback: Associate Superintendent for Student Support Services (904) 547-7724 Workshops are held at 9 a.m. on the first and District 5 – Patrick Canan, Vice Chair Cathy Hutchins: Associate Superintendent fourth Tuesday of the month as needed. of Human Resources (904) 547-7601 Dear St. Johns County Parents, Teachers and Students: W e at Florida NewsLine, publisher of The CreekLine and Ponte Vedra NewsLine community newspapers, are pleased to continue our annual tradition of publishing the St. Johns each St. Johns County school, including contact information, round out the publication. This directory is made possible through the assistance of St. Johns County School District Director of Communications Christina Langston Mark Pettus, Publisher Martie Thompson, Editor Julie Gerona, Creative Director Linda Gay, Advertising Sales Rebecca Thomson, Advertising Sales Emily Whitehead, Bookkeeper County School Directory with this edition for the and her staff and through the generosity of our 2020 – 2021 school year. We hope you find the valued sponsors whose advertisements appear in information it contains valuable. this issue. Without them, this directory would not This will be an unprecedented school year and exist and we encourage you to visit and patronize this directory contains the latest information their businesses. provided by the St. Johns County School District Finally, thank you, our readers, for your continued regarding the safety procedures put in place for support of The CreekLine and Ponte Vedra News- those attending brick and mortar schools as a Line as well as our other monthly and quarterly result of the coronavirus pandemic. (Please note publications. For more than 20 years, you have that this information is subject to change as state, welcomed us into your home and we are proud local and CDC guidelines are updated.) to be a part of our special community. Also included is information about the school Best wishes from all of us at Florida NewsLine for district, including a listing of the school board members, a map of the schools and guidance a productive school year. Have a GREAT on how to enroll your child in school. Details for Florida NewsLine team school year!
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6 | 2020 - 2021 St. Johns County School Directory | www.FloridaNewsLine.com John A. Crookshank Elementary Grades K-5 Cunningham Creek Elementary Grades K–5 Principal Principal Marquez Jackson Edie Jarrell 1455 N. Whitney Street, 1205 Roberts Road St. Augustine FL 32084 St. Johns, FL 32259 P (904) 547-7840 P (904) 547-7860 www-ces.stjohns.k12.fl.us www-ccs.stjohns.k12.fl.us Year Opened: 1959 Year Opened: 1995 Mascot: Cougars Mascot: Cardinal Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster, St. Johns County School District Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios Located in historical St. Augustine, John A. Crookshank Elementary serves a diverse community of Cunningham Creek Elementary’s school colors are red, white and black and the mascot is the car- learners. The school fosters challenging academic curriculum, character education opportunities, dinal. The school is approximately 80,000 sq. ft. on roughly 37 acres. Cunningham Creek Elementary and after school programs focusing on the arts and physical development. serves the community students as well as many students participating in the Exceptional Student Education programs in Northwest St. Johns County. Cunningham Creek Elementary is also home to The school’s mission statement is, “Our professional learning community at John A. Crookshank the Little Cardinal’s Nest, a stand-alone preschool program. Elementary School is dedicated to the development of students’ academic, social, and emotional well-being. We will plan purposeful lessons and instruct standards using best practices, so all The school’s mission statement is, “Cunningham Creek Elementary School is a community of Caring students are equipped with a growth mind-set and the skills necessary to address and overcome Cardinals, committed to creating an atmosphere that encourages students to develop to their challenges they may face in their future.” greatest potential. Through our commitment to Communicating, Caring and achieving Excellence, all Cardinals will soar with a passion for lifelong learning." Year Round Service! Awards Tax Preparation * Tax Planning * Audit Support 2019 Golden School Awards – 38 schools for parent volunteer programs 2019 Silver School Awards – 17 schools for student volunteerism (secondary schools only) 2019 Five Star School Awards – 13 schools for outstanding community involvement 2019 American Youth Character Awards – 39 seniors received $400 and 56 juniors honored for exemplifying the Six Pillars of Character 2849 CR 210 West, Johns Creek Shopping Plaza, St. Johns, FL Pursuing Victory with Honor – (904) 230-8080 HRBLOCK.com only school district in the state to implement the David Mathis PVWH Award given annually to an outstanding high school athlete. 2020 Winner – Maegan O’Brien, Bartram Trail High School 2020 Election Dates The Dr. Joseph G. Joyner Sportsmanship Award – Awarded to an adult individual in the community or school system Primary Election - August 18, 2020 who recognizes that athletics is an important part of the total school General Election - November 3, 2020 program in St. Johns County. 2020 Winner – The Late Wendell McCraw, St. Augustine High School For voter registration and election information call or visit: 2018-2019 Learning Legacy Lifetime Achievement Awards (904) 823-2238 • votesjc.com Nancay Pellicer, graduate of St. Augustine High School Jeb Smith, graduate of St. Augustine High School 2020 American Youth Character Awards – 41 seniors received $400 and 54 juniors honored for exemplifying the Six Pillars of Character.
www.FloridaNewsLine.com | 2020 - 2021 St. Johns County School Directory | 7 Durbin Creek Elementary Grades K–5 W. D. Hartley Elementary Grades K-5 Principal Principal Angela Fuller Dr. Paul Goricki 4100 Race Track Road 260 Cacique Drive St. Johns, FL 32259 St. Augustine, FL 32086 P (904) 547-3880 P (904) 547-8400 www-dce.stjohns.k12.fl.us www-wdh.stjohns.k12.fl.us Year Opened: 2003 Year Opened: 1981 Mascot: Explorers Mascot: Hawks Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster, Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District St. Johns County School District Photo credit: Cady Studios Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios Durbin Creek Elementary, home of the Explorers, displays planet Earth as their school logo. The W. D. Hartley Elementary School, home of the Hawks, is located in the quiet neighborhood com- school’s history dates back to the opening of Fruit Cove School in 2001; Durbin Creek Elementary munity of The Shores in south St. Augustine. Hartley Elementary was founded in 1981, and currently was, at the time, part of the K-8 grade student body. Current enrollment at Durbin Creek Elementary serves 570 students. The vision statement of Hartley Elementary is that it will grow a community is approximately is 830 students. At Durbin Creek Elementary, we offer a variety of enrichment of responsible, confident, caring and educated citizens. Hartley’s mission is to provide a safe and opportunities through clubs such as Girls on the Run, Art Club, Student Council, Safety Patrol, and caring environment where every student’s academic, emotional and social needs are nurtured. Chorus. Parents, teachers, and staff work together to create a community in which children are inspired and empowered to attain their full potential and embrace lifelong learning. The school’s mission statement is, “Making positive contributions to society by expanding minds to explore our expanding world.” Your New Smile Awaits! WE PREPARE We Welcome New Patients OUR STUDENTS Our team at Nemetz Dental Associates is ready to help FOR COLLEGE AND LIFE you with all of your dental needs and we look forward to providing you with personalized service LIKE NO OTHER and unparalleled treatment. SCHOOL. We offer Pediatric Dentistry Getting into a great college Family Dentistry starts with exceptional Periodontics/ Prosthodontics college preparation. Marinela M. Nemetz, D.D.S. Bolles.org Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Robert J. Nemetz, D.D.S., M.S. Adult Dentistry |Periodontics | Prosthodontics Mandarin South Business Center 12421 San Jose Blvd. • Suite 310/320 • Jacksonville, FL 32223 ALL THINGS POSSIBLE Pediatric Dentistry: (904) 292-2210 • Adult Dentistry: (904) 886-4867 www.nemetzdental.com Pre-K through Grade 12, Day & Boarding School
8 | 2020 - 2021 St. Johns County School Directory | www.FloridaNewsLine.com Hickory Creek Elementary Grades K-5 Discover the Principal Dr. Joy Reichenberg Deerwood Difference. 235 Hickory Creek Trail St. Johns, FL 32259 P (904) 547-7450 www-hce.stjohns.k12.fl.us Year Opened: 2005 Mascot: Hawks Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster, St. Johns County School District Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios Hickory Creek Elementary is the “Home of the Hawks.” Hickory Creek Elementary shares a larger campus with Switzerland Point Middle School and the At Deerwood Academy, we prepare young minds two schools collaborate academically and socially throughout the school year. By identifying the way individual students learn, teachers prioritize academic rigor in an exciting atmosphere that and hearts for lifelong success. We are recognized by emphasizes creativity and growth, and places children at the center of their learning experience. the National Accreditation Commission (NAC) and The mission of Hickory Creek Elementary is to inspire in all students a passion for learning and for Florida’s Gold Seal Quality Care Program. Plus, our St. achieving their maximum social and academic potential. Johns campus features enriching before and after school programs for elementary students, as well as as bus service to and from surrounding schools. (Please call for details.) C ontact us today to learn how our holistic approach to early education can help your child succeed in elementary school and beyond — and discover the Deerwood R. B. Hunt Elementary Grades K-5 difference for yourself. Principal Amanda Garman Enroll Today and Save $50!* *Limit one per household. Valid until 10/31/20. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Present coupon to receive discount. SJCSD2020 125 Magnolia Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32080 P (904) 547-7960 www-rbh.stjohns.k12.fl.us Year Opened: 1959 Mascot: Islanders Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios Where Learning Comes First R. B. Hunt Elementary School is built on a belief that all children can learn. The staff works to provide children with a supportive, caring environment that develops self-esteem, self-motivation, – DeerwoodAcademy.com – and a sense of responsibility. The school also strives to provide every opportunity for maximum student achievement and to recognize and stimulate special talents in all students. The educational ST. JOHNS TOWN CENTER environment and the teaching strategies are designed to meet the goals and objectives of a strong curriculum. The overall vision is to prepare students to become responsible citizens and to take 904.230.8200 904.807.9550 their place as productive members of the community. Education is a cooperative effort among 990 Flora Branch Boulevard 7575 Centurion Parkway home, school, and community and the administration at R.B. Hunt strive to build this partnership. St. Johns, Florida 32259 Jacksonville, Florida 32256 Preschool: 6 Weeks – VPK Preschool: 6 Weeks – VPK Before/After School Programs: K –5 Florida Department of Children and Families License # C07SJ0083 and C04DU053
www.FloridaNewsLine.com | 2020 - 2021 St. Johns County School Directory | 9 Julington Creek Elementary Grades K-5 Ketterlinus Elementary Grades K-5 Principal Principal Jeanette Murphy Kathy Tucker 2316 Race Track Road 67 Orange Street, St. Johns, FL 32259 St. Augustine, FL 32084 P (904) 547-7980 P (904) 547-8540 www-jce.stjohns.k12.fl.us www-kes.stjohns.k12.fl.us Year Opened: 1972 Year Opened: 1924 Mascot: Jaguars Mascot: Dolphins Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster, St. Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District Johns County School District Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios Opening on Sept. 8, 1972, the school was first known as Julington Creek School and served grades Ketterlinus was named after Elizabeth Warden Ketterlinus, the oldest daughter of William Grey War- one through eight. Six years later, a multi-purpose room was added. During the 1970s, kindergarten den. She lived in Castle Warden, which is now known as Ripley’s Museum. Ketterlinus Elementary and ninth grade were added. When Allen D. Nease High School opened in 1980, Julington Creek originally opened in 1924 as St. Augustine High School on land donated by Mrs. Ketterlinus. In 1928, sent its seventh, eighth and ninth graders to Nease and the school became a K-6. Once Switzerland the school board renamed the school from St. Augustine High School to The Elizabeth Ketterlinus Point Middle School was opened in 1991, the sixth graders moved there, making Julington Creek High School. In 1981, Ketterlinus became a middle school serving sixth through eighth graders. Elementary its present K-5 elementary. Finally, in 1991, after major renovations were completed, it became Ketterlinus Elementary School, home of the Dolphins. The school currently services students VPK-5. The mission of Ketterlinus The mission of JCE is to enhance the development of the total child by providing quality instruction Elementary School is to accomplish the highest academic achievement possible for each student in the core academics, related arts, technology/engineering and overall wellness. This is possible in a safe learning environment that is staffed by caring, highly qualified teachers and staff. Ket- through rigorous academics, high expectations, continuous teacher professional development, terlinus Elementary School is founded on a belief that “all children can learn and succeed,” but not various extracurricular student activities, collaboration with Fruit Cove Middle school, and strong on the same day in the same way. Ketterlinus Elementary School believes that increased student community support. achievement, along with school safety, should be top priority and high achievement can happen through the initiatives on campus including the Character Counts! initiative, professional learning communities, connection between home and school, and challenging academic curriculum. RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN A safe and healthy return to learning Temperature Checks: The St. Johns County School District Return to School Instructional Continuity Plan • All families are asked to check the temperature of their child each day prior to provides for teachers and principals to work with students and families to provide leaving their home for school. standards-aligned learning opportunities. All students will have access to these • St. Johns County School District will check the temperature of each student every learning opportunities. During this time, the district is empowering teachers, fami- day. lies, and students to have time and space to manage this new reality. • A teacher or staff member should check the student’s temperature prior to instruc- tion beginning each day. Arrival: • Students with a temperature below 100.4° Fahrenheit will be permitted to stay in • Multi-entry points and controlled bus offloading will be in place. school; any student with a temperature at or above 100.4° Fahrenheit will be re- • Schools will provide increased supervision to maintain directional flow, awareness of ferred to the front office and/or nurse based on health and safety protocol. Parent/ social distancing, and decrease opportunities for large gatherings of students. guardian will be responsible for picking up their student. • Masks to be worn until temperature check is complete (before instruction begins). • The student will be brought to an isolation space at their school until the parent/ • Masks will be provided to students if needed. Breakfast will be provided using guardian picks up the student. distance protocols. Extended Day program will follow safety/temperature protocols. Classroom Protocols: Public Common Areas: • When unable to social distance, masks will be required. • St. Johns County School District will limit use of shared spaces and materials in • Shields/dividers will be available in classrooms. commons areas. • Hand sanitizer will be available in class rooms. • Efforts will be made to give students access to learning resources in such a manner • Frequent visual and verbal hygiene reminders. that provides the appropriate degree of safety and sanitation. • To the greatest degree possible, separate student desks. • Limit sharing of supplies, books, toys, etc.; any sharing requires disinfecting prior Are Masks Required? to passing from one student to another. • Students will be required to wear face coverings while changing classes or using • Increased opportunities (weather and space permitting) for students to go common areas of the school including bathrooms. outside. • They will not be required to wear face coverings if able to social distance in the • Use of disposable bathroom/hall passes. classroom. • Masks will be required on arrival until temperature is taken prior to first period. School Meals (Breakfast and Lunch): • Masks will be required for students on school buses where social distancing is not • To the greatest degree possible, school meals will be served in the cafeteria. possible. • Alternative seating areas utilized to promote social distancing options. • Students with disabilities or medical conditions that prevent any type of face cover- ing will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. * This plan is subject to change as state, local and CDC guidelines are updated.
10 | 2020 - 2021 St. Johns County School Directory | www.FloridaNewsLine.com Otis A. Mason Elementary Grades K-5 Ocean Palms Elementary Grades K-5 Principal Principal Monique Keaton Tiffany Cantwell 207 Mason Manatee Way, St. 355 Landrum Lane Augustine, FL 32086 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL P (904) 547-8440 32082 P (904) 547-3760 www-mes.stjohns.k12.fl.us www-ope.stjohns.k12.fl.us Year Opened: 1992 Mascot: Manatees Year Opened: 1996 Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District Mascot: Otters Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster, St. Johns County School District Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios Ocean Palms Elementary School: St. Johns County The mission of Otis Mason Elementary School states, “We believe student success is fostered by Ocean Palms Elementary opened with the vision shared by area Family and Com- students, parents, and the teachers of “Our focus is the child, munity Involvement a continuous commitment to improvement, which ensures well-rounded and motivated learners. Award, 2019 – 2020 We do this by maintaining a safe and dynamic learning environment, promoting high expectations diversity is the strength and assessment is the cornerstone to for all students, nurturing determination, developing personal relationships, and involving our both learning and teaching.” community.” At Otis Mason Elementary the goal is to maintain a safe and dynamic learning environ- Ocean Palms, the home of the Otters, opened with Michael ment, promoting high expectations for all students, nurturing determination, developing personal Parrish as its first principal and approximately 600 students. Mr. relationships, and involving our community. Parish stayed until his retirement in 2011 and became legendary The vision statement for Otis Mason Elementary School states, “The Mason Way is one that nurtures for knowing every child by name and something specific about them. He was the founder of this a passion in every child for personal success, good character, and a desire to learn, explore, and unique learning community that had a strategic focus on the "whole child," a decentralized struc- better themselves as they grow to be responsible members of our community.” ture, and tremendous parental support that continues today. Each and every student is the focus, because at Ocean Palms, every day, everyone, and everything matters. Students: Enrollment (First 20-Day Count, Sept. 9, 2019) K-12 Total: 44,248 Experience Elementary: 18,918 Middle School 10,283 the Joy of High School: 13,266 Becoming Alternative Schools: 434 Adult, Best Self! First Coast Technical College: 508 Your ified Child/Adolescent, Virtual School: 147 sychiatrist .4963 Raj Loungani, MD, MPH The student body represents 114 different countries Board-Certified Child/Adolescent, Adult, speaking 79 different languages. s in PVB (Sawgrass/Nocatee) Board-Certified Board-Certified Child/Adolescent, Child/Adolescent, Adult, & &Sports Child/Adolescent, Adult, SportsPsychiatrist Psychiatrist Board-Certified Adult, & & Sports cepsych.com Psychiatrist Board-Certified Child/Adolescent, SportsChild/Adolescent, Psychiatrist Adult, There are 3,509 gifted students and 6,521 students Board-Certified Adult, & 904.473.4963 Sports Psychiatrist 904.473.4963 & Sports Psychiatrist 904.473.4963 904.473.4963 with disabilities who have learning or intellectual 904.473.4963 Offices Offices Offices Offices in in in PVBin PVB PVB (Sawgrass/Nocatee) (Sawgrass/Nocatee) (Sawgrass PVB & Nocatee) (Sawgrass/Nocatee) disabilities, emotional/behavioral or autism spectrum 904.473.4963 904.473.4963 Offices and in PVBplus San Marco, (Sawgrass/Nocatee) Tele-Psychiatry! disorders, speech/language or sensory impairments and Offices enhancepsych.com enhancepsych.com enhancepsych.com in PVB (Sawgrass/Nocatee) enhancepsych.com Offices in PVB (Sawgrass/Nocatee) Enhancepsych.com developmental delays. An additional 2,149 students with enhancepsych.com enhancepsych.com disabilities receive accommodations through 504 plans.
www.FloridaNewsLine.com | 2020 - 2021 St. Johns County School Directory | 11 Osceola Elementary Grades K-5 Palencia Elementary Grades K-5 Principal Principal Tina Waldrop Catherine Goodrich 1605 Osceola Elemetary Road, St. Augustine, FL 355 Palencia Village Drive 32084 St. Augustine, FL 32095 P (904) 547-3780 P (904) 547-4010 www-oes.stjohns.k12.fl.us www-pes.stjohns.k12.fl.us Year Opened: 1991 Year Opened: 2012 Mascot: Wildcats Mascot: Pirates Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster, St. Johns County School District Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios Osceola Elementary is located just outside the historic district of St. Augustine. Osceola Elementary Palencia Elementary School has been constructed to Green Building Standards and includes many is a Title 1 School that serves students from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. The school prides itself unique qualities. Since the school opened, students have used technology seamlessly throughout on having an exceptionally committed and dedicated staff, parents and community/business part- the school day to enhance their understanding of core instruction and practice academic skills. ners. Osceola Elementary provides its students with one-to-one contact with caring adults, a safe The school’s mission statement routinely comes to life, as Palencia Pirates (students, staff, and even place to learn and grow, opportunities to give back to the community, and a healthy start. The mis- School Advisory Council members) use much gusto to chant and act out with hand motions: “We sion is “Osceola Elementary will be a family of learners working to become successful in academic are a C.R.E.W setting S.A.I.L. into tomorrow’s world.” Pirate staff teach young pirate students that and social settings. By nurturing determination, grit, and a growth mindset in every student, we C.R.E.W. stands for Creative, Responsible, Engaged, and Worthy, while the letters in S.A.I.L. represent will create life-long learners.” This belief reflects the vision that “Better Never Quits!” The teachers Successful, Adventurous, Innovative Leaders. and staff strive to fulfill this mission statement through rigorous instruction and participation in the AVID college and career readiness program. In addition, Osceola Elementary offers resource classes Two core values resound at Palencia Elementary: we are lifelong learners, and we take care of each in art, music, media, and physical education as well as many extracurricular activities that include other. multiple music performance groups, Robotics Club, Green Team, K-Kids and Girls on the Run. HIGHER EDUCATION R U N / WA L K STARTS WITH HIGHER STANDARDS. Leading faculty, programs and facilities. Bolles.org F E B RUA RY 6 , 20 2 1 ALL THINGS POSSIBLE RAC E S M I T H .C OM Pre-K through Grade 12, Day & Boarding School
12 | 2020 - 2021 St. Johns County School Directory | www.FloridaNewsLine.com Picolata Crossing Elementary Grades K-5 PV/PV - Rawlings Elementary Grades K-5 Principal Principal Ken Goodwin Dr. Jesse Gates 2675 Pacetti Road 610 A1A North St. Augustine, FL 32092 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL P (904) 547-4161 32082 www-pce-stjohns.k12.fl.us P (904) 547-3820 (PVPV) P (904) 547-8570 (Rawlings) Year Opened: 2017 Mascot: Pumas www-pvmkr.stjohns.k12.fl.us Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster, Photo Credit: Florida NewsLine St. Johns County School District Year Opened: PV/PV: 1959 Marjorie K. Rawlings: 1992 Photo credit: St. Johns County School District Photo credit: St. Johns County School District. Mascot: Sea Turtles Picolata Crossing Elementary is the “Home of the Pumas.” The students, staff, and community have Year Opened: Ponte Vedra-Palm Valley Elementary School – 1959; Marjorie K. Rawlings Elementary created a caring environment where “students come first.” We believe that a positive climate and School - 1992 culture helps all students learn. Picolata Crossing Elementary will inspire good character and a pas- Ponte Vedra-Palm Valley Elementary (K-2 grades) and Marjorie K. Rawlings Elementary (3-5 sion for lifelong learning in all students, creating educated and caring contributors to the world. The grades) merged into one school in 2008. Both campuses are located on 40 acres of land in the goal is to build positive, powerful relationships between students and teachers by creating a strong northeast pocket of St. Johns County. Current programs offered include full time Exceptional Student learning environment and a lasting commitment to the community that supports them. Education (ESE), both resource and inclusion for students with specific learning disabilities, gifted blended classrooms in grades second through fifth, speech and language services and an extended day enrichment program. The school motto is Work Hard, Be Kind, Be Awesome! Test Scores FREE TEETH WHITENING FOR LIFE 2019 Florida State Assessment (FSA) and End-of-Course (EOC) St. Johns County School District State Rankings: First in state in reading: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grades First in state in math: 6th, 7th and 8th grades. First in state in science: 5th (tie) and 8th grades First in state in EOC exams: St. Johns’ newest boutique dental Algebra 1, Biology 1, Civics, Geometry and US History. ofﬁce that puts your family ﬁrst. Visit http://fldoe.org/accountability for more information (904) 417-7400 on state assessment scores. 71 Doctors Village Drive, #303, StJohnsSmileCare.com St. Johns, FL 32259
www.FloridaNewsLine.com | 2020 - 2021 St. Johns County School Directory | 13 South Woods Elementary Grades K-5 Timberlin Creek Elementary Grades K-5 Principal Principal Randy Kelley Linda Edel 4750 State Road 206 W. 555 Pine Tree Lane Elkton, FL 32033 St. Augustine, FL 32092 P (904) 547-8610 P (904) 547-7400 www-swe.stjohns.k12.fl.us www-tce.stjohns.k12.fl.us Year Opened: 2005 Year Opened: 2005 Mascot: Eagles Mascot: Eagles Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster, St. Johns County School District Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios Photo credit: Cady Studios Originally named Hastings Elementary School, South Woods Elementary is “Home to the Eagles.” Timberlin Creek Elementary is “Home to the Eagles” and its mission statement is, “We are a com- South Woods Elementary has a vision shared by the administration, teachers and parents which munity, together creating excellence, using tools of the information age to inspire personal growth, states, “Our school will create a secure community that will instill in all students a desire for creative thinking, and exemplary character.” Timberlin Creek Elementary is a state-of-the-art school academic excellence, fostering the development of caring, productive citizens.” located in a rural setting in NW St. Johns County. The school is built on a 39-acre plot of land and consists of an administration building, five houses with eight classrooms in each, two playgrounds Each and every student is our focus. That’s why the motto at South Woods Elementary is, “Where and a video production area. Timberlin Creek Elementary fosters a positive school culture by every child counts!” combining the Character Counts! strategies with other academic, social, emotional, and character development domains. The CreekLine HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE INSIDE! n Pon Mandari NewsLin e DECEMBER 2018 Volume 18 Issue 12 NEW est cont A Florida NewsLine Publication te Ved page 6 page 17 page 3 Inquiring Minds Get to Know . . . page 24 FEBR UARY Publication BFF Best Furry Friend want to know! 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14 | 2020 - 2021 St. Johns County School Directory | www.FloridaNewsLine.com Wards Creek Elementary Grades K-5 The Webster School Grades K-5 Principal Principal Bethany Mitidieri Bethany Groves 420 N. Orange Street, 6555 S.R. 16 St. Augustine, FL 32084 St. Augustine, FL 32092 P (904) 547-3860 P (904) 547-8730 webster.stjohns.k12.fl.us www-wce.stjohns.k12.fl.us Year Opened: 1959 Year Opened: 2007 Mascot: Wolverines Mascot: Warriors Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster, Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District St. Johns County School District 2020 St. Johns County Teacher of the Year: Lori Price, The Webster Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios School Named after the Wards family, Wards Creek Elementary opened in 2007. The inaugural class had the The Webster School was built in 1959 as a small neighborhood distinct honor of selecting the school mascot which became the "Warriors" as well as the school school consisting of two hallways. The school’s namesake, colors of black and gold. James Webster, served as the first principal. From 1971 to 1982, Webster was a sixth-grade center. Many parents of our current students attended then and were Wards Creek Elementary opened its doors to 680 students. The current enrollment is approximately known as the Webster Warriors. In 1982, Webster Elementary began serving students in full-time 700 students. The school provides services for students from pre-K to fifth grade. The mission Exceptional Student Education classes and children in grades pre-K through fifth grade. Four more statement is, "At Wards Creek Elementary, we ensure Achievement, Learning, and Leadership for wings were added that year, along with some permanent outbuildings. ALL." The vision for Wards Creek Elementary is to build and sustain a culture that provides a safe environment where all stakeholders collaborate to ensure growth and achievement for all. The school continues to pride itself on its diversity and the ability to meet the needs of our children and families. In 2017, The Webster School became a Community Partnership School, striving to Wards Creek believes that all people can be leaders. They pride themselves on helping children serve the needs, not only of our students, but of our community. The Webster School is also an AVID build and develop a growth mindset and the belief that with hard work, all things are possible. elementary school, which emphasizes the importance of college and careers and the skills needed to be successful in the 21st century. The staff strives to instill in all of their students the intrinsic motivation to succeed and always do their best. This past year school administration has challenged their staff, students and school community to UncertainTimes, SillyFaces participate in Rachel’s Challenge. The goal is to create an awareness of how kindness can make our world a better place to learn and grow and to put a Stop to Bullying. “Success for ALL. No Excuses!” eaver zuoccolo eaver Dr. Patrick W Dr. Aylin Maz Dr. Robert W PEDIATRIC DENTI ST ORTHODONTIST ST PEDIATRIC DENTI three TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT IENT CONVEN NS! JULINGTON CREEK OFFICE • 112-203 BARTRAM OAKS WALK • ST JOHNS, FL 32259 ORANGE PARK OFFICE • 1584-B KINGSLEY AVENUE • ORANGE PARK, FL 32073 CALL OR VISIT US ONLINE: LOCATIO ATLANTIC OFFICE • 12740-12 ATLANTIC BOULEVARD • JACKSONVILLE, FL 32225 904.264.KIDS | 264KIDS.COM We are in-network providers for Metlife, Delta, AETNA, Cigna, United Healthcare, and most other PPO insurance plans.
www.FloridaNewsLine.com | 2020 - 2021 St. Johns County School Directory | 15 Freedom Crossing Academy Grades K–7 Liberty Pines Academy Grades K–8 Principal Principal Allen Anderson Traci Hemingway 1365 Shetland Drive 10901 Russell Sampson Rd. St. Johns, FL 32259 St. Johns, FL 32259 P (904) 547-4232 P (904) 547-7900 www-fca.stjohns.k12.fl.us www-lpa.stjohns.k12.fl.us Year Opened: 2018 Year Opened: 2008 Mascot: Falcons Mascot: Wolves Photo Credit: Florida NewsLine Photo Credit: Florida NewsLine, Inc. Photo credit: Leonard Studios Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios Freedom Crossing Academy, home of the Falcons, is one of the district's newest K-8 schools. Liberty Pines Academy houses grades K–8 and is located in a suburban area in NW St. Johns Located in the Aberdeen community, Freedom Crossing Academy can house approximately 1,490 County. The school is designed to provide each child with an education appropriate for academic, students at full capacity. The design of Freedom Crossing Academy was a modification of Patriot emotional, and social growth in the rapidly changing world. This goal will be achieved by creating Oaks and Valley Ridge Academies with the addition of a third floor that houses eight classrooms, positive, child-centered instructional opportunities for our students. three science labs, ESE classrooms, a Technology Lab, Business Lab, Skills Lab and Resource Room. Liberty Pines Academy will open a new building at the beginning of the 2020 – 2021 school year to Freedom Crossing Academy’s mission statement is “Falcons take FLIGHT!” The letters in FLIGHT support the growth in our community. This new building will serve students in third through fifth encompass qualities that we want for students and staff. FLIGHT stands for Focus, Leadership, grade. Imagination, Grit, Heart, and Team! Our school vision statement is “Breaking Barriers.” It is our goal The mission of Liberty Pines Academy is “All children are: respectful, responsible, and ready to for our students, staff and school to break the barriers that are holding us from the next step in our learn.” The vision at Liberty Pines Academy is to ensure high levels of learning and expectations for dreams and achievements. all students and staff. Through our continuous collaborative efforts, students will have character, knowledge, and skills essential to pursuing their goals and dreams successfully throughout their lives. ACADEMICS + BOARDING + MUSIC + ARTS + SPORTS + MORE Thinking of Selling Soon There are many pluses to a Bolles education. and Buying Again? Serving Homeowners of Bolles.org St Johns County School District for 14 yrs Kathleen Floryan, Broker Associate 904-687-5146 www.kathleenfloryan.com ALL THINGS POSSIBLE Find me on Zillow Pre-K through Grade 12, Day & Boarding School Equal Housing Opportunity
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