Monday, September 26, 2011

Volunteer Opportunity

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2011

Time: 2p-5p

Place: Jaguar Stadium

Parking: Lot J (Enter Gate 1)

Benefits: jacksonville Melanoma Foundation; Melanoma Research Foundaton which educates teh community about skin cancer

Duties: Package and distribute 50,000 stadium cups to each seat in the stadium

Contact: Dan Labyak 535-5570

Register Online: click on volunteer tab to left

Free Carrabba's appreciation lunch 10/22

Rain-out date: Sunday, October 9, 7am.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

11th and 12th Graders

Juniors and Seniors:

Now is the time to start meeting with colleges/universities.  Did you know that we have some of the colleges actually come out and talk to you?!  Check out what colleges you want to hear from here at FHS and sign up in the Guidance Office with Mrs. Alexander. 

9/19/11 Stetson
9/21/11 UNF
9/27/11 Ga. Southern
10/7/11 Berry College
10/26/11 Mercer
11/3/11 Bama @ Birmingham
11/17/11 University of Alabama
11/18/11 Florida Atlantic University

More will come just keep listening to the announcements! You must be a junior or senior to sign up for these meetings.

Updated list 09/23/11 Click here to download

Monday, September 19, 2011

National College Fair - Jacksonville

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2011
Time: 9am - 1pm
Place: Prime Osborn Convention Center

Over 150 colleges will be attending this year's National College Fair here in Jacksonville!  It's free and all you have to pay for is parking ($5).

 Register online at

Take a look at these links

Seniors - looking for financial aid info?  Check out the following for scholarship and grant information:

- College financial aid office
- College foundation office
-College department of your major
-Professional associations related to your field of interest

Beware of scholarship scams!!
You should never have to pay to get a scholarship.  It really is FREE money!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Award Contest - Hispanic Heritage

Governor Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Announce

2011 Hispanic Heritage Month Contests

TALLAHASSEE – Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott today invited students in kindergarten through 12th grades to participate in the Hispanic Heritage Month art and essay contests. They also invited students, parents, teachers and principals to nominate full-time Hispanic educators in elementary, middle or high schools for the Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award.

The student contests focus on the theme “Celebrating Hispanic Leaders in Business – Past, Present and Future,” and Information about the contests and Florida’s Hispanic heritage is available on Florida’s Hispanic Heritage Month website,

“Throughout our state’s history, Hispanic business leaders have helped make Florida the national leader we are,” Governor Scott said. “The cultural contributions to our state and country continue to leave a lasting legacy of strength, determination and pride.”

“The essay and art contests are a great opportunity for Florida’s children to learn about people who have made our state such a great place to live,” Mrs. Scott said. “As Florida’s students grow to become the leaders of tomorrow, it is important they learn about a variety of successful role models.”

About the Student Contests

Art Contest for Grades K-3 – The Hispanic Heritage Month art contest is open to all Florida students in grades K-3, and two winners will be selected. Please visit to download complete guidelines and entry forms.

Essay Contest for Grades 4 - 12 – The Hispanic Heritage Month essay contest is open to all Florida students in grades 4 through 12. Three winners will be selected: one elementary student (grades 4-5), one middle-school student (grades 6-8), and one high school student (grades 9-12). Winners will receive a four-year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Please visit to download complete guidelines and entry forms.

About the Excellence in Education Award

Governor Scott’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award Contest is open to all Hispanic, full time educators in an elementary, middle or high school in Florida. Three winners will be selected: one elementary teacher (grades K-5), one middle school teacher (grades 6-8), and one high school teacher (grades 9-12). Winners will receive a check for $1,500. Forms can be found at

Contest Entries and Nominations
Student contest entries and educator nomination forms must be mailed to:

Florida’s Foundation
Attention: Hispanic Heritage Month
820 East Park Avenue, E-100
Tallahassee, Florida 32301

All entries must be postmarked by 5:00 p.m. EDT, September 23, 2011.

About Hispanic Heritage Month
Several Latin American countries celebrate the anniversaries of independence during Hispanic Heritage Month. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua celebrate independence on September 15. Mexico achieved independence on September 16, and Chile, on September 18. Hispanic Heritage Month has been celebrated in the United States since 1974 when President Gerald Ford issued a Presidential Proclamation extending Hispanic Heritage Week into a month-long celebration, from September 15 through October 15.
For additional information about Hispanic Heritage, contests and other related events, please visit

Save Duval Sports Event

Save Duval Sports will be hosting a Bowl-A-Thon on 10/01/2011. Please view the flyer and support the cause.

Bowl-a-thon Flyer

The Carbux Car Wash at the Wl-mart Shopping Center on Hodges and Beach will also wash your car and donate $4 to Save DCPS Sports!  Just use the code 2225