Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Get Promoted

The promotion criteria for the 2009-2010 school year is as follows:

9th to 10th grade: 5 credits

10th to 11th: 12 credits including 2 English and a combination of 2 Math and/or Science credits

11th to 12th: 18 credits including 3 Engilsh and a combination of 4 Math and/or Science credits, 1.5 gpa, and level 2 on FCAT Science.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

DCPS Summer School 2010

At the link below please find the brochure for the DCPS Summer School Programs available to our students.  Students needing to attend the DCPS Summer School will receive an invitation with complete registration instructions in their end of the year packet which is mailed home after students complete the school year.  Students can earn up to 2 credits in the DCPS Summer School.  Priority seating is given to seniors, then juniors, sophomores and freshmen (in that order).

DCPS Summer School Brochure

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

College Placement Test (CPT)

The College Placement Test is being offered on campus on May 18, 2010.  Please sign up in Guidance at Ms. Hofmann's desk to take this important test.  The CPT is being used to see whether or not you will be able to receive college credit for those awesome Dual Enrollment courses you are signing up for in 2010-2011. 

Florida State College at Jacksonville has resources listed on this webpage HERE

Good luck!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Camp Healing Powers

 Help Grieving Children Cope With the Loss of Loved Ones
Community Hospice's Camp Healing Powers® is a weekend therapeutic camp experience open to children 7 to 17 years of age, who are grieving the death of a loved one. Grief and bereavement professionals help children identify and express their feelings in a safe, supportive and fun environment.

Camp will be held Friday, May 21 to Sunday, May 23, at the Camp Marywood Retreat and Conference Center.  Please call 904.407.6222 for more information and to schedule a camper assessment.  Learn more about Camp Healing Powers.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Kids Together Against Cancer

If you know someone whose family is facing the cancer diagnosis of a parent or caregiver, you know how overwhelming that can be. In addition to important treatment decisions, financial insecurity and fears about the future, there are concerns about how to communicate with children. But now there is help.

KTAC – Kids Together Against Cancer – was developed to assist parents and caregivers provide their children with the coping skills needed for this journey. Developed by a team of oncology social workers under the auspices of St. Vincent’s HealthCare and through the generous support of the Rice Family Foundation, KTAC offers a free five week workshop program with trained professionals for children ages 5 to 17.
To find out more about KTAC, the schedule of the workshops, and how you can register to participate, please click here or call 904-308-KTAC.

Social Media

Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Blogspot. We all know how convenient they are. Social media helps us keep connected to friends and family and quickly share information and photos. But be careful what you post! The universities here in Florida have stated at several meetings that the counselors at Fletcher have gone to that they are using social media to see whether or not they will admit a student to their university.

Please read an article posted on UMass' website titled, "Colleges and Universities using MySpace, Facebook, Blogs and Other Online Tools to Learn More about Applicants" so see exactly how universities are using these online sites as tools.

Community Service

Did you know that 75 hours of community service is required for the Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars Award? Besides Bright Futures there are a ton of other scholarships that require community service plus it makes you a well rounded individual and gives you gold stars on those college applications. So start volunteering now if you haven't started to do so.

Check out HandsonJacksonville.org for a list of some of the projects. Make sure you keep reading the Fletcher blog throughout the summer for other volunteering opportunities that are brought to our attention. Keep track of your hours on these forms: Community Service Plan and Community Service Log.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

April and May Scholarship Bulletins

In the links below you will find the April and May issues of Ms. McWilliams' Scholarship Bulletin. Look through it and order your scholarships via Ms. Alexander in the guidance office. Good luck!!

April Scholarship Bulletin 2010
May Scholarship Bulletin 2010