Please be sure to check the calendar for colleges/universities that will be visiting Paxon in November. The list will continue to be updated as more meetings are scheduled.
Southern Scholarship Foundation - Provides Rent-Free Housing for Students Attending FAMU, FSU, TCC, FGCU, SFC, and UF
Southern Scholarship Foundation provides scholarship opportunities for students attending or planning to attend: Florida State University, Florida A & M University, University of Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, Tallahassee Community College, and Santa Fe College.
SSF provides rent-free scholarship housing for qualified students demonstrating academic achievement (with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA), financial need (as identified on the FAFSA), and good character. With our scholarship, students save $10,000 - $12,000 per year.
We have 26 scholarship houses throughout the state of Florida and are looking to extend our recruitment efforts. For Fall 2016, we are expecting to award roughly 150 scholarships (over 1 million dollars in scholarships) for our scholarships houses.
We accept applications year-round… The sooner students submit a completed application, the better!
Our website is also a great source for information: www.southernscholarship.org . Should you have any questions or concerns, please, feel free to contact us.
SSF Admissions Team
A few weeks ago the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville announced the 2015 Rotary Oratory Competition and invited all high school seniors interested in speech and debate to participate in this year¹s event.
This year, the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville is opening the competition to 45 high schools in counties on the First Coast. The overall winner, runner-up and regional winners will be awarded cash college scholarships. The contest winner will be awarded a minimum of $5,000.
The program is designed to promote critical thinking and ethical decision-making principles in our community and among high school students. The forum is designed for students to showcase issues they care about, while improving their public speaking skills. Community and business leaders will judge the speeches.
Each high school must select one senior as their representative by November 2. An application form is below. Please complete and email to James Shefelbine.
Your school¹s representative will be assigned to a local Rotary Club to compete in a regional contest. The regionals will be held the weeks of January 18, 25 and February 1, 2016. The regional winners will compete in the finals on February 18.
This year¹s topic is: What can Jacksonville and the First Coast community do to gain recognized greatness nationally and internationally? Students are encouraged to use some or all of the following discussion categories: finance, education, medical, transportation and public service.
The speech should be about five minutes long. It must follow the topic and not promote any political, social or personal agenda. The speech must be written and submitted to the high school advisor for review and approval. The advisor needs to convey that approval to the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville. Guidelines and detailed instructions will be sent shortly after receiving your school¹s nomination.
Please note that the speech, photos or videos of participants giving the speech may be used by Rotary Club of South Jacksonville charities for various promotional uses without consent or compensation of the participants.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss how a student of your school can take advantage of this unique opportunity. If you would like to learn more please contact:
Phone: (904) 612-9209
Phone: (904) 632-2688
Generation Wow is a mentoring/leadership program targeted specifically for 9th,10th and 11th grade girls. This program enables the leaders of tomorrow to get to know the leaders of today. Generation WOW is a dynamic and thought provoking program consisting of speakers and panels designed to build self-esteem and empower young women as they take the world head on with confidence and conviction, with a strong thematic approach to "the positive and the possible." The program began two years ago through the founders of Generation W, a program that has achieved national recognition for its work that focuses on educating, inspiring, and connecting women and girls.
The event will be hosted at the University of North Florida on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at 2:00 p.m.and targets hundreds of high school girls, with the goal of having representation from every High School. A "WOW" girl who wants to be the best person that she can be, offers the knowledge she learns to others, and is willing to step up and step out to make a positive impact on the world. We believe that every girl has this capacity.
Joining the young women will be over 100 of our community women leaders of varying backgrounds and professions who show up to share their experiences and to participate in a unique mentoring experience called “The Geraldine Mentor Walk”..
Please follow this link (https://genwow2015.eventbrite.com) to register or share it with any girls that you think would be interested. Do not hesitate to email Katherine at Katherine@orenderunlimited.com for more details and assistance with coordinating the effort of having your young women participate.
The Center, One Foundation will be having a scholarship workshop this Saturday at the Regency Library at 11am in community room A.
Come learn how to find scholarships using specific techniques and methods that have helped Our students secure over $750,000 in scholarships
9900 Regency Square Blvd
If you have any questions feel free to call us at 904-323-1963 or email our facilitator firstname.lastname@example.org
Alimacani Elementary is looking for volunteers for the annual Fall Carnival on Saturday, October 24th from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Volunteers are need for various activities throughout the day as well as to help with set up and take down.
Volunteers can go to https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0f4eaca928aafb6-alimacani/27807702 to view and sign up for any of the available positions.
Please contact Cullen Marchesano at Cullen.Marchesano@fnf.com with any questions.
Click here to visit the website for more info.
Once again we are looking for student groups to join us and assist all areas. Thank you in advance for your interest in volunteering with the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk on Saturday November 14nd Downtown at 601 Riverside Ave (FIS-FNF). Save this date!!
This year is more special than ever because it’s the 75th Anniversary of the American Diabetes Association. We are committed to walk and raise money in this inspirational event because 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, either personally know or work with them, and we want to do something about it. We welcome all volunteers because your work will help the event be a success!
The following are a few of the general areas to volunteer:
Please take a few minutes to complete the ADA ONLINE APPLICATION at: Click on "2015 STEP OUT VOLUNTEER APPLICATION"
WE need your help for this event!
ALL students will receive an acknowledgement for their volunteer hours!
There is no better time than now to join us in celebrating 75 years of continuous progress working to improve the lives of people with diabetes through research, advocacy and education.
Thank you again for your willingness to serve the ADA and the millions affected by diabetes.
Step Out Volunteer Committee Member
Join the Millions® in the Movement. Together we can Stop Diabetes®.
Please call or email Robert Pitts at (904) 636 -1840 (Robert.D.Pitts@convergys.com) with further questions.!!!
Click here to view the scholarships and determine if you qualify.
Below is the Learning Lab schedule of subjects available for tutoring (no appointment is required). The Learning Lab is available Mon-Fri before school and during lunch, and M-Thu after school (except Early-Dismissal Wednesdays). Please don't forget to use this as a resource if you are struggling in a subject. Your peers are ready to assist you in progressing academically!!!
Be sure to view the Florida College Application-Apply Yourself-Student Guide which helps students plan for and navigate the college application process from start to finish.
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Open for 2015-16
The Northeast Florida Art Educators Association is proud to announce its 5th year facilitating the local
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Duval County students have opportunities to participate in exhibitions, compete for college scholarships and perhaps be included in the winner's circle in New York City. During the past four years, this group has not only revived the local Chapter of Scholastics, but also encouraged more than 1,500 students to enter over 3,800 works of art; seen 35 local students win national recognition and awards, and offered more than $1.5 million in college scholarships.
It's time for the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens 28th annual Spooktacular! Do you see yourself as a candy helper, fun-loving carnie, salty pirate or bubbly princess? If so, Spootacular is the event for you!
Event dates: Oct. 16-18, 23-25 and 28-31
Any participant must be 14 years of age or older and must attend one of the MANDATORY Spooktacular orientations. Main characters and scare zones require auditions and/or specialized training.
Auditions: Oct. 6 (6pm-8pm) or Oc. 10 (10am-12pm)
(Please come to auditions with a one-minute, memorized monologue)
MANDATORY Orientation Remaining Dates: Oct. 7 (5:30pm-8:30pm) or Oct. 10 (1pm-4pm)
Scare/Character Training: Oct. 8 (6pm-9pm)
(All main characters or those wishing to be in scare zones must attend a training)
Please come to the school counseling office for a flyer with all of the above information, or visit http://spooktacular.jacksonvillezoo.org_/ and click on 'volunteer opportunities'.
Are you feeling frustrated or stressed regarding school, family or just life in general? If so, please sign up for our stress management group which will be run by a counselor from Daniel. The sessions will run for seven weeks and will take place during your lunch time, once a week in the Counseling Office Conference Room. In order to participate you must have a signed permission slip turned in prior to the start of the group. For sign up information, see Ms. Clayton in the Counseling Office. The last day to sign up is Friday, October 9th.
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