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www.FloridaNewsLine.com | 2019 - 2020 St. Johns County School Directory | 3 Welcome from the Superintendent I 102 State Road 13, Suite 1, St. Johns, Florida 32259 t is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2019 – 2020 school year. (904) 886-4919 As your superintendent, I am honored to serve you and your children. Our www.FloridaNewsLine.com mission is to inspire good character and a passion for lifelong learning in all students, creating educated and caring contributors to the world. With Publisher Mark Pettus dedicated administrators, teachers, and support personnel our students are able to achieve Publisher@FloridaNewsLine.com at the highest level in academics, sports, and extracurricular activities. Editor Martie Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org Throughout the summer, our administrative teams have been preparing for an incredible school year for your children. Creative Director Julie Gerona We continue to hire highly qualified personnel to provide students with an exceptional educational experience. It is our email@example.com goal to ensure that all students graduate, prepared with 21st century skills to globally compete in the constantly chang- Bookkeeper Emily Whitehead ing world of digital and social environments. firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising Sales Linda Gay Statewide, our students score exceptionally well, earning the top scores in many reporting categories. Students in Linda@floridanewsline.com grades three through 10 earned the top scores in the state in reading. In math, students in grades three through six (904) 607-5062 cell earned the highest scores. Additionally, our students tied for first in the state on the Algebra End-of-Course Exam. Advertising Sales Heather Seay Students in grades five and eight earned the top scores in science. Moreover, in 2018, our district graduation rate was Heather@floridanewsline.com 93.3 percent, which is above the state average of 86.1 percent. Our students, teachers, administrators, and support staff (904) 613-4883 cell are the very best! Advertising Sales Jeremy Moriarty Jeremy@FloridaNewsLine.com This school year we will continue to expand our safety initiatives to ensure that we provide a safe, secure, and dynamic (904) 228-7118 cell learning environment for our children. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to download the FortifyFL App. This app The St. Johns County School Directory is a free allows the user to notify school personnel and law enforcement to provide a description of any threat, share pics and publication of Florida NewsLine that reaches videos and optionally submit contact information. We will have local law enforcement and/or armed security personnel more than 42,000 families via distribution to all public schools in the St. Johns County School at each school site offering increased security coverage. In addition, we will provide ongoing mental health support District. Most content is supplied by the St. Johns for our students through specialized training, programs and resources. This year, we will be piloting an evidence- County School District. Submission of articles and photographs are accepted via email to editor@ based program, Sources of Strength (SOS), at our high schools. SOS is a best practice youth suicide prevention project floridanewsline.com. The writers’ opinions do designed to harness the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing not necessarily reflect the opinion of Florida suicide, bullying, and substance abuse. As a district, we are committed to making resources available to students and NewsLine. Advertising rates are available by request. families who need assistance. Florida NewsLine is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information I am so thankful to have the opportunity to serve as superintendent of St. Johns County Schools. I want to sincerely provided by its advertisers, nor does it endorse any of the products or services included in this thank each and every parent and family in our district for your continued support. Without you, we could not accom- publication. ©2019. plish all that we do throughout the school year. It is your dedication and commitment that allows our schools to realize such great success. I encourage you to stay engaged and connected in your child’s education. It is my hope that this will be an outstanding school year for you and your child. Sincerely, Tim Forson Superintendent of Schools Creeks Athletic Association NW St. Johns County’s Youth Sports League CAA Sports Leagues include: • CAA Youth Flag Football • Field of Dreams Baseball • Adult Flag Football • CAA Track & Field • CFL/CDL Football • CAA Wrestling • Julington Creek Baseball • CAA Conditioning • Creeks Baseball Club • Creeks Lacrosse • Creeks Softball • and more!” Sign up for our Visit our website for registration information mailing list www.caaleague.org 904-615-1399
4 | 2019 - 2020 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 Vice Chair Tommy Allen Bill Mignon Kelly Barrera, Board Chair Patrick Canan email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Tim Forson, Superintendent of Schools Cathy Hutchins, Associate Superintendent of School Board meetings are scheduled for (904) 547-7502 Human Resources (904) 547-7601 the second Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. Brennan Asplen, Deputy Superintendent Kyle Dresback, Associate Superintendent for (unless changed by the school board) in the for Academic & Student Services Student Support Services auditorium at 40 Orange Street in St. Augus- (904) 547-7522 tine. Cathy Mittelstadt, Deputy Superintendent The St. Johns County School Board has earned Workshops are scheduled for the first and for Operations (904) 547-7670 the designation of Master Board. fourth Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. Dawn Sapp, Associate Superintendent in the auditorium at 40 Orange Street in St. Curriculum & Instruction (904) 547-7772 Augustine. Dear St. Johns County Parents, Teachers and Students: W Mark Pettus, Publisher Martie Thompson, Editor e at Florida NewsLine, assistance of St. Johns County School District Julie Gerona, Creative Director publisher of The CreekLine Director of Communications Christina Langston Linda Gay, Advertising Sales and Ponte Vedra NewsLine and her staff and through the generosity of our Jeremy Moriarty, Advertising Sales community newspapers, are pleased to continue valued sponsors whose advertisements appear in Heather Seay, Advertising Sales our annual tradition of publishing the St. Johns this issue. Without them, this directory would not Emily Whitehead, Bookkeeper County School Directory with this edition for the exist and we encourage you to visit and patronize 2019 – 2020 school year. We hope you find the their businesses. information it contains valuable. Finally, thank you, our readers, for your continued Inside, you will find important details for each St. support of The CreekLine and Ponte Vedra News- Johns County school, including contact informa- Line as well as our other monthly and quarterly tion as well as some fun historical tidbits. publications. For more than 19 years, you have Also included is information about the school dis- welcomed us into your home and we are proud trict as a whole, including a listing of the school to be a part of our special community. board members, a map of the schools, guidance Best wishes from all of us at Florida NewsLine for on how to enroll your child in school and varsity a productive and fun school year. football schedules for the area high schools. Have a GREAT This directory is made possible through the school year!
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6 | 2019 - 2020 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." Marinela M. Nemetz, D.D.S. Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Robert J. Nemetz, D.D.S., M.S. R U N / WA L K Adult Dentistry |Periodontics | Prosthodontics R U N / WA L K R U N / WA L K Mandarin South Business Center 12421 San Jose Blvd. • Suite 310/320 • Jacksonville, FL 32223 (Between Sonny’s BBQ & CareSpot) F E B RUA RY 1 , 20 20 F E B RUA RY 1 , 20 20 F E B RRRUAA CCAEE SSRMM IIYTT HH .. CC1 OO, MM 2 0 2 0 www.nemetzdental.com (904) 292-2210 Marinela M. Nemetz, D.D.S. RAC E S M I T H .C OM
8 | 2019 - 2020 St. Johns County School Directory | www.FloridaNewsLine.com Durbin Creek Elementary Grades K–5 Principal Angela Fuller 4100 Race Track Road St. Johns, FL 32259 P (904) 547-3880 www-dce.stjohns.k12.fl.us Year Opened: 2003 Mascot: Explorers Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster, St. Johns County School District Photo credit: Cady Studios Durbin Creek Elementary, home of the Explorers, displays planet Earth as their school logo. The school’s history dates back to the opening of Fruit Cove School in 2001; Durbin Creek Elementary was, at the time, part of the K-8 grade student body. Current enrollment at Durbin Creek Elementary is approximately is 830 students. At Durbin Creek Elementary, we offer a variety of enrichment opportunities through clubs such as Girls on the Run, Art Club, Student Council, Safety Patrol, and Chorus. 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www.FloridaNewsLine.com | 2019 - 2020 St. Johns County School Directory | 9 Mission The St. Johns County School District will inspire good character and a passion for lifelong learning in all students, creating educated and caring contributors to the world. Vision All students will choose a learning path that leads to a well-rounded graduate who demonstrates good character and leadership. LO WEAVER Weaver AZZUOCCO Dr. ROBERT Dr. PATRICK Dr. AYLIN M ST PEDIATRIC DENTI ST ORTHODONTIST PEDIATRIC DENTI THR EET Exams, Prizes, Fun! TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT CONVENIEN JULINGTON CREEK OFFICE • 112-203 BARTRAM OAKS WALK • ST JOHNS, FL 32259 ! LOCATIO NS ORANGE PARK OFFICE • 1584-1 KINGSLEY AVENUE • ORANGE PARK, FL 32073 CALL OR VISIT US ONLINE: ATLANTIC OFFICE • 12740-C ATLANTIC BLVD. • JACKSONVILLE, FL 32225 904.264.KIDS | 264KIDS.COM
10 | 2019 - 2020 St. Johns County School Directory | www.FloridaNewsLine.com W. D. Hartley Elementary Grades K-5 Hickory Creek Elementary Grades K-5 Principal Principal Dr. Paul Goricki Dr. Joy Reichenberg 260 Cacique Drive 235 Hickory Creek Trail St. Augustine, FL 32086 St. Johns, FL 32259 P (904) 547-8400 P (904) 547-7450 www-wdh.stjohns.k12.fl.us www-hce.stjohns.k12.fl.us Year Opened: 1981 Year Opened: 2005 Mascot: Hawks Mascot: Hawks 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 W. D. Hartley Elementary School, home of the Hawks, is located in the quiet neighborhood com- Hickory Creek Elementary is the “Home of the Hawks.” munity of The Shores in south St. Augustine. Hartley Elementary was founded in 1981, and currently serves more than 600 students. Hickory Creek Elementary shares a larger campus with Switzerland Point Middle School and the two schools collaborate academically and socially throughout the school year. By identifying the The vision statement of Hartley Elementary is that it will grow a community of responsible, way individual students learn, teachers prioritize academic rigor in an exciting atmosphere that confident, caring and educated citizens. The mission statement is Hartley Elementary School will emphasizes creativity and growth, and places children at the center of their learning experience. provide a safe and caring environment where every student’s academic, emotional and social needs are nurtured. Parents, teachers, and staff work together to create a community in which The mission of Hickory Creek Elementary is to inspire in all students a passion for learning and for children are inspired and empowered to attain their full potentials and embrace lifelong learning. achieving their maximum social and academic potential. St. Johns County School District provides instruction that is: Based on the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, the Florida Standards and best instructional practice Offered with high expectations which leads to higher performance as stated in the Core Values and the Strategic Plan Supported by professional development with an emphasis on reading, writing and critical thinking across all content areas Differentiated to meet individual student needs Supported by technology at all levels PreK-12 Provided through standard and advanced programs including Programs of Choice, Dual Enrollment and/or the Johns Virtual Instruction Supplemented through Head Start in 24 classrooms at five elementary schools; Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) in 44 class rooms at 13 elementary schools and FCTC; Pre-school Exceptional Student Education in 37 classrooms at 11 elementary schools Supported by Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) programs offered at six elementary schools, one K-8, three middle schools and four high schools Broadened by Community Education which offers fee-based, non-credit evening classes for adult learners
www.FloridaNewsLine.com | 2019 - 2020 St. Johns County School Directory | 11 R. B. Hunt Elementary Grades K-5 Julington Creek Elementary Grades K-5 Principal Principal Amanda Garman Jeanette Murphy 125 Magnolia Drive, St. 2316 Race Track Road Augustine, FL 32080 St. Johns, FL 32259 P (904) 547-7960 P (904) 547-7980 www-rbh.stjohns.k12.fl.us www-jce.stjohns.k12.fl.us Year Opened: 1959 Year Opened: 1972 Mascot: Islanders Mascot: Jaguars 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 R. B. Hunt Elementary School is built on a belief that all children can learn. The staff works to Opening on Sept. 8, 1972, the school was first known as Julington Creek School and served grades provide children with a supportive, caring environment that develops self-esteem, self-motivation, one through eight. Six years later, a multi-purpose room was added. During the 1970s, kindergarten and a sense of responsibility. The school also strives to provide every opportunity for maximum and ninth grade were added. When Allen D. Nease High School opened in 1980, Julington Creek student achievement and to recognize and stimulate special talents in all students. The educational sent its seventh, eighth and ninth graders to Nease and the school became a K-6. Once Switzerland environment and the teaching strategies are designed to meet the goals and objectives of a strong Point Middle School was opened in 1991, the sixth graders moved there, making Julington Creek curriculum. The overall vision is to prepare students to become responsible citizens and to take Elementary its present K-5 elementary. their place as productive members of the community. Education is a cooperative effort among The mission of JCE is to enhance the development of the total child by providing quality instruction home, school, and community and the administration at R.B. Hunt strive to build this partnership. in the core academics, related arts, technology/engineering and overall wellness. This is possible through rigorous academics, high expectations, continuous teacher professional development, various extracurricular student activities, collaboration with Fruit Cove Middle school, and strong community support. BRAG ABOUT YOUR SCHOOL OR STUDENTS! We would love to publish your great Finding the right doctor news in The CreekLine just got easier. or Ponte Vedra Jaime Kibler, DO, Donald J. Levine, MD, and Katherine Wilson, PA-C, are dedicated to your family’s health through every stage of life. They NewsLine! offer you and your family a medical home, where you can enjoy an ongoing relationship with your personal physician. Convenient. Caring. Connected. That’s changing health care for good. Areas of expertise include: • Sports/school physicals • Disease management • Immunizations • Minor skin lesion and mole removal • Well child visits • Osteopathic treatment • Preventive/GYN exams • On-site lab Now accepting new patients. Same day appointments available. Baptist Primary Care Julington Creek 1400 Bishop Estates Road • St. Johns, FL 32259 Send it in! Photos also welcome! 904.287.2794 email@example.com baptistprimarycare.net © Baptist Health 2018
12 | 2019 - 2020 St. Johns County School Directory | www.FloridaNewsLine.com Ketterlinus Elementary Grades K-5 Otis A. Mason Elementary Grades K-5 Principal Principal Kathy Tucker Nigel Pillay 67 Orange Street, 207 Mason Manatee Way, St. St. Augustine, FL 32084 Augustine, FL 32086 P (904) 547-8540 P (904) 547-8440 www-kes.stjohns.k12.fl.us www-mes.stjohns.k12.fl.us Year Opened: 1924 Year Opened: 1992 Mascot: Dolphins Mascot: Manatees Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios Ketterlinus was named after Elizabeth Warden Ketterlinus, the oldest daughter of William Grey War- The mission of Otis Mason Elementary states, “We believe student success is fostered by a den. She lived in Castle Warden, which is now known as Ripley’s Museum. Ketterlinus Elementary continuous commitment to improvement, which ensures well-rounded and motivated learners. originally opened in 1924 as St. Augustine High School on land donated by Mrs. Ketterlinus. In 1928, We do this by maintaining a safe and dynamic learning environment, promoting high expectations the school board renamed the school from St. Augustine High School to The Elizabeth Ketterlinus for all students, nurturing determination, developing personal relationships, and involving our High School. In 1981, Ketterlinus became a middle school serving sixth through eighth graders. community.” At Otis Mason Elementary, the goal is to maintain a safe and dynamic learning environ- Finally, in 1991, after major renovations were completed, it became Ketterlinus Elementary School, ment, promoting high expectations for all students, nurturing determination, developing personal home of the Dolphins. The school currently services students VPK-5. The mission of Ketterlinus relationships, and involving our community. Elementary School is to accomplish the highest academic achievement possible for each student The vision statement for Otis Mason Elementary states, “The Mason Way is one that nurtures a pas- in a safe learning environment that is staffed by caring, highly qualified teachers and staff. Ket- sion in every child for personal success, good character, and a desire to learn, explore, and better terlinus Elementary School is founded on a belief that “all children can learn and succeed,” but not themselves as they grow to be responsible members of our community.” on the same day in the same way. Ketterlinus Elementary School believes that increased student 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. St. Johns County Staff: The school district is the largest employer in the county with 5,039 full and part-time employees. Instructional staff: 2,785 Support staff: 2,074 School-based administrators: 65 District administrators: 115 Know when to stop! WE NEED SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS For employment opportunities: www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/transportation/jobs/ or call (904) 547-8814 For additional information including bus routes, the Provisional Transportation Waiver Program and general FAQs: www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/transportation/ flhsmv.gov
www.FloridaNewsLine.com | 2019 - 2020 St. Johns County School Directory | 13 What does it mean to have Nemours in our community? Everything. We bring ophthalmology, ENT, orthopedics, sports medicine and other specialized kids’ health care services within easy reach for St. Johns County families. At our Jacksonville South location, we offer same-day and next-day appointments with leading pediatric specialists—in a community setting that keeps the focus on your child. While this means expert, specialized treatment geared for growing bodies, it also means convenient, compassionate care when you need it most. To learn more or make an appointment, visit Nemours.org. Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville South 14785 Old St. Augustine Road, Suite 200 Jacksonville, FL 32258 © 2019. The Nemours Foundation. ® Nemours is a registered trademark of The Nemours Foundation.
14 | 2019 - 2020 St. Johns County School Directory | www.FloridaNewsLine.com Ocean Palms Elementary Grades K-5 Osceola Elementary Grades K-5 Principal Principal Tiffany Cantwell Tina Waldrop 355 Landrum Lane 1605 Osceola Elemetary Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Road, St. Augustine, FL 32082 32084 P (904) 547-3760 P (904) 547-3780 www-ope.stjohns.k12.fl.us www-oes.stjohns.k12.fl.us Year Opened: 1996 Year Opened: 1991 Mascot: Otters Mascot: Wildcats Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster, Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District St. Johns County School District Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios Ocean Palms Elementary opened with the vision shared by area students, parents, and the teach- Osceola Elementary is located just outside the historic district of St. Augustine. Osceola Elementary ers of “Our focus is the child, diversity is the strength and assessment is the cornerstone to both is a Title 1 School that serves students from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. The school prides itself learning and teaching.” on having an exceptionally committed and dedicated staff, parents and community/business part- Ocean Palms, the home of the Otters, opened with Michael Parrish as its first principal and approxi- ners. Osceola Elementary provides its students with one-to-one contact with caring adults, a safe mately 600 students. Mr. Parish stayed until his retirement in 2011 and became legendary for know- place to learn and grow, opportunities to give back to the community, and a healthy start. The mis- ing every child by name and something specific about them. He was the founder of this unique sion is “Osceola Elementary will be a family of learners working to become successful in academic learning community that had a strategic focus on the "whole child," a decentralized structure, and and social settings. By nurturing determination, grit, and a growth mindset in every student, we tremendous parental support that continues today. Each and every student is the focus, because at will create life-long learners.” This belief reflects the vision that “Better Never Quits!” The teachers Ocean Palms, every day, everyone, and everything matters. 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 in art, music, media, and physical education as well as many extracurricular activities that include multiple music performance groups, Robotics Club, Green Team, K-Kids and Girls on the Run. MandarinNewsLine 202 95 32257 295 32223 32258 A1A 1 Currently enrolling. Call to book a tour. 95 Ponte Vedra NewsLine Early Learners & Infants The CreekLine Heather Seay Mandarin NewsLine Preschool & Elementary Southside NewsLine Marketing & Sales Reggio Emilia-Inspired Approach 904.900.1439 CollageDaySchool.org Call Heather for rates (904) 613-4883 cell Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Learn. Explore. Discover. Heather@FloridaNewsline.com
www.FloridaNewsLine.com | 2019 - 2020 St. Johns County School Directory | 15 Palencia Elementary Grades K-5 Picolata Crossing Elementary Grades K-5 Principal Principal Catherine Goodrich Ken Goodwin 355 Palencia Village Drive 2675 Pacetti Road St. Augustine, FL 32095 St. Augustine, FL 32092 P (904) 547-4010 P (904) 547-4161 www-pes.stjohns.k12.fl.us www-pce-stjohns.k12.fl.us Year Opened: 2012 Year Opened: 2017 Mascot: Pirates Mascot: Pumas Photo Credit: Florida NewsLine Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster, St. Johns County School District Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios Photo credit: St. Johns County School District Palencia Elementary School has been constructed to Green Building Standards and includes many Picolata Crossing Elementary has completed its second year. Moving into the 2019 – 2020 school unique qualities. Since the school opened, students have used technology seamlessly throughout year, the administration and staff are anticipating continued growth in numbers of both students the school day to enhance their understanding of core instruction and practice academic skills. and new employees. The students, staff and community are creating traditions and celebrations The school’s mission statement routinely comes to life, as Palencia Pirates (students, staff, and even that truly focus on building a positive climate and culture. Picolata Crossing Elementary will inspire School Advisory Council members) use much gusto to chant and act out with hand motions: “We good character and a passion for lifelong learning in all students, creating educated and caring are a C.R.E.W setting S.A.I.L. into tomorrow’s world.” Pirate staff teach young pirate students that contributors to the world. The goal is to build positive, powerful relationships between students and C.R.E.W. stands for Creative, Responsible, Engaged, and Worthy, while the letters in S.A.I.L. represent teachers by creating a strong learning environment and a lasting commitment to the community Successful, Adventurous, Innovative Leaders. that supports them. Two core values resound at Palencia Elementary: we are lifelong learners, and we take care of each other. How to enroll your child in school All students must register at their 2. Proof of Residency 4. Other home-zoned school. The school district Certain documents will be required to • Copy of Birth Certificate Attendance Zones Locator (www.stjohns. prove residency. A complete detail of these • Proof of Guardianship (if applicable) k12.fl.us/zoning/) will identify the correct requirements can all be found at: • Physical/Health Examination (dated within school. www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/student/residency/ 12 months of the student’s first day of Current students must update residency school) Requirements for children to begin documentation before transitioning to • Social Security Number (optional) school kindergarden, middle (sixth grade) and high • Academic Records (for students previous school (ninth grade). enrolled in another school). Although we 1. Grade placement (Florida State will request the records from the previous Statute 1003.21) 3. Proof of Immunization school, placement may be expedited if • Voluntary Pre-K: A child must be four Florida Certification of Immunization, DOH 680 you have the most recent report card, years old on or before Sept. 1. Form (Florida State Statute 1003.22) unofficial transcripts or grades, and the • Kindergarten: A child must be five years Your local St. Johns County Health Department most recent test scores (mandatory old on or before Sept. 1. provides free pediatric immunizations. prior to registration for Honors or Dual • First Grade: A child must be six years old For additional Information regarding Enrollment classes). on or before Sept. 1 AND satisfy one of immunizations, contact: the following: Florida Department of Health – St. Johns If you would like to complete the registration a) Satisfactory completion of kindergarten County paperwork in advance, in a Florida public school. (904) 209-3250 visit www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/student/enrollment b) Satisfactory completion of kindergarten 200 San Sebastian View in a non-public school. St. Augustine, FL 32084 If you do not know the name of your zoned c) Previous attendance in an out-of- http://stjohns.floridahealth.gov/about-us/ school, use the Zone Locator at state school in which the student www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/zoning/ was admitted on the basis of age For additional information regarding any requirements established by the state of health issue for school enrollment, visit residency. www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/health/
16 | 2019 - 2020 St. Johns County School Directory | www.FloridaNewsLine.com PV/PV - Rawlings Elementary Grades K-5 Principal INI REALTY INVESTMENTS, INC. Dr. Jesse Gates 3603 Cardinal Point Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32257 610 A1A North Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Experience Counts. 32082 P (904) 547-3820 (PVPV) Tom is a 19 Year local P (904) 547-8570 (Rawlings) resident, licensed Realtor www-pvmkr.stjohns.k12.fl.us since 1985 with 20 plus Year Opened: years’ experience selling Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster, St. Johns County School District PV/PV: 1959 real estate in Duval and Marjorie K. Rawlings: 1992 Mascot: Sea Turtles St. Johns counties. Photo credit: St. Johns County School District. Let Tom’s real estate team Ponte Vedra-Palm Valley Elementary (K-2 grades) and Marjorie K. Rawlings Elementary (3-5 grades) merged into one school in 2008. Both campuses are located on 40 acres of land in the sell or buy your next home. northeast pocket of St. Johns County. Current programs offered include full time Exceptional Student Call, text or e-mail for 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 more information. extended day enrichment program. The school motto is READ, THINK, CREATE! Tom Stanko P.A., Realtor, Broker-Associate Cell/Text: 904-608-5681 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.tomstankorealtor.com SJC fact: 18 Elementary Schools (K-5) 6 Academies (K-8) 7 Middle Schools (6-8) 7 High Schools (9-12) 1 Technical College 2 Alternative Schools (K-12) 1 Virtual School 3 Charter Schools 2 Juvenile Justice Facilities First Coast Technical College (As the first Technical College operated by St. Johns County School District, this accredited school has 27 programs of study ranging from automotive services Where Innovative Care & to medical assisting. Enrichment Comes Full Circle Visit http://fctc.edu/ to learn more.) MandalaFamilyWellness.com Southpoint | Palm Valley | Ponte Vedra Beach
www.FloridaNewsLine.com | 2019 - 2020 St. Johns County School Directory | 17 South Woods Elementary Grades K-5 Principal Randy Kelley Test Scores 4750 State Road 206 W. Elkton, FL 32033 2017-2018 Florida State Assessment (FSA) P (904) 547-8610 and End-of-Course (EOC) St. Johns County www-swe.stjohns.k12.fl.us Year Opened: 2005 School District State Rankings: Mascot: Eagles Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District First in state in reading: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grades Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios First in state in math: Originally named Hastings Elementary School, South Woods Elementary is “Home to the Eagles.” 3rd (tie); 4th (tie); 5th (tie); and 6th grades. South Woods Elementary has a vision shared by the administration, teachers and parents which states, “Our school will create a secure community that will instill in all students a desire for First in state in science: academic excellence, fostering the development of caring, productive citizens.” 5th and 8th grades Each and every student is our focus. That’s why the motto at South Woods Elementary is, “Where every child counts!” First in state in EOC exams: Algebra 1 (tie) Visit http://fldoe.org/accountability for more information on state assessment scores. SJC fact: District 608 square miles The St. Johns County School District is first in the state 904-500-KIDS (5437) out of 67 districts – in total school accountability points We treat newborns – 21 years old for the past nine years and is one of only two districts No Appointment Necessary, On-Site Lab, On-Site X-Ray in Florida with a grade of A each year since 2010. Mon - Fri 3pm - 11pm Sat - Sun 11am - 11pm 10325 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville Fl 32257 www.NightLitePediatrics.com Fighting Chance Fitness (904) 810-1051 • fightingchancebjj.com 110 Cumberland Park Dr #101 & 102 • St Augustine FL 32095 (located 1/4 mile east of 95 on CR 210) Martial Arts, Fitness and Recovery for the entire family at your back door • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu • Yoga • Kids Self Defense & Jiu Jitsu • Weight and Cardio Facility • Ladies only self defense/ • Nutritional Programs Jiu Jitsu • Personal Training • Muay Thai • Massage Therapy 24/7/365 Fighting Chance BJJ
18 | 2019 - 2020 St. Johns County School Directory | www.FloridaNewsLine.com Timberlin Creek Elementary Grades K-5 Awards 2018 Golden School Awards – Principal 36 schools for parent volunteer programs Linda Edel 2018 Silver School Awards – 12 schools for student volunteerism (secondary schools only) 555 Pine Tree Lane 2018 Five Star School Awards – St. Augustine, FL 32092 12 schools for outstanding community involvement P (904) 547-7400 2018 American Youth Character Awards – www-tce.stjohns.k12.fl.us 39 seniors received $400 and 56 juniors honored for Year Opened: 2005 Mascot: Eagles exemplifying the Six Pillars of Character Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster, Pursuing Victory with Honor – St. Johns County School District only school district in the state to implement the David Mathis Photo credit: Cady Studios PVWH Award given annually to an outstanding high school athlete. Timberlin Creek Elementary is “Home to the Eagles” and its mission statement is, “We are a com- munity, together creating excellence, using tools of the information age to inspire personal growth, 2018 Winner – Riley Smith, Bartram Trail High School creative thinking, and exemplary character.” Timberlin Creek Elementary is a state-of-the-art school located in a rural setting in NW St. Johns County. The school is built on a 39-acre plot of land and The Dr. Joseph G. Joyner Sportsmanship Award – consists of an administration building, five houses with eight classrooms in each, two playgrounds and a video production area. Timberlin Creek Elementary fosters a positive school culture by Awarded to an adult individual in the community or school combining the Character Counts! strategies with other academic, social, emotional, and character system who recognizes that athletics is an important part of development domains. the total school program in St. Johns County. 2018 Winner – Paul Abbatinozzi, Senior Director for School Services 2018-2019 Learning Legacy Lifetime Achievement Awards Vernon Davis, graduate of St. Augustine High School Paul Waldron, graduate of St. Augustine High School 2020 Election Dates Presidential Preference Election - March 17, 2020 Primary Election - August 18, 2020 NEW LOCATION General Election - November 3, 2020 10131 Atlantic For voter registration and election information call or visit: Boulevard (904) 823-2238 • votesjc.com Classes in Ballet * Modern * Hip Hop SJC fact: * Jazz * Contemporary The St. Johns County School District is fully ac- New for 2019/20 Ballroom Yoga Pilates Music credited as a quality school system by the Southern Theater Mommy and Me All Ages, Children and Adults Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Ac- Call 904-353-7518 creditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), or email email@example.com a division of AdvancED Accreditation. AdvancED for further information Accreditation is the highest level of accreditation www.floridaballet.org that a school system can receive.
www.FloridaNewsLine.com | 2019 - 2020 St. Johns County School Directory | 19 Wards Creek Elementary Grades K-5 Principal Bethany Mitidieri 6555 S.R. 16 St. Augustine, FL 32092 P (904) 547-8730 www-wce.stjohns.k12.fl.us Year Opened: 2007 Mascot: Warriors Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster, St. Johns County School District Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios Named after the Wards family, Wards Creek Elementary opened in 2007. The inaugural class had the Support our distinct honor of selecting the school mascot, which became the "Warriors," as well as the school colors of black and gold. Wards Creek Elementary opened its doors to 680 students. The current enrollment is approximately advertisers 700 students. The school provides services for students from pre-K to fifth grade. The mission statement is, "At Wards Creek Elementary, we ensure Achievement, Learning, and Leadership for ALL." The vision for WCE is to build and sustain a culture that provides a safe environment where all stake holders collaborate to ensure growth and achievement for all. Wards Creek is proud to be a Leader in Me Lighthouse School for the past five years. They pride themselves on helping children build and develop their leadership skills. that bring you this guide! READY. SET. GOddard! We help children explore and discover their interests through play in a safe environment. School Board District 1 – Beverly Slough, Vice Chair District 2 – Tommy Allen District 3 – Bill Mignon District 4 – Kelly Barrera, Chair CALL TODAY! District 5 – Patrick Canan SAINT JOHNS • 904-230-2002 School Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the School Board Admin- GoddardSchool.com istration Building at 40 Orange Street, unless otherwise posted. Workshops are held at 8:30 a.m. on the first and fourth Tuesday of the month as needed. INFANT THROUGH PRE-K • KIDS CLUB: AFTER-SCHOOL The Goddard Schools are operated by independent franchisees under a license agreement with Goddard Systems, Inc. The St. Johns County School Board has earned the designation of Master Board. Programs and ages may vary. Goddard Systems, Inc. program is AdvancED accredited. © Goddard Systems, Inc. 2019
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