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JU Orthodontists Set the Record Straight During National Orthodontic Health Month

JU Orthodontists Set the Record Straight During National Orthodontic Health Month

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Orthodontists at Jacksonville University are taking time during October’s National Orthodontic Health Month to educate the public and clarify best practices for the maintenance of your smile.

Dr. Mark Alarbi, dean and program director of the Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics, said there are many myths that need to be busted regarding orthodontic care, but one of the most common misconceptions is that parents need to wait for their children to loose all of their baby teeth before evaluating the need for braces.

Vote No on House Bill 4057 to Save PE in Our Middle Schools!

Vote No on House Bill 4057 to Save PE in Our Middle Schools!

The American Heart Association strongly opposes House Bill 4057, by State Representative Larry Metz, removing the requirement for Middle School Physical Education. 

Clay County Schools Participate in Severe Weather Awareness Week

Clay County Schools Participate in Severe Weather Awareness Week

 

Last week the Florida Division of Emergency Management led the State in the observance of Severe Weather Awareness Week.  Among the severe weather topics which were covered during this week long series of public outreach activities and drills, was tornadoes.  The Clay County School Board was among many school boards in the state who utilized this special occasion as an opportunity to exercise their Tornado Response Plans.  Representatives from Clay County Emergency Management were honored to have the opportunity to observe two of these exercises:  one at McRae Elementary and another at Doctors Inlet Elementary. 

Florida Gets Flexibility Waiver from US Department of Education

 

The U.S. Department of Education today approved Florida’s request for a flexibility waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Florida was one of 11 states asking for flexibility with regard to accountability standards mandated by the No Child Left Behind legislation implemented in 2001. The state requested the waiver to be able to move to a single statewide accountability system that would eliminate duplicative regulation and make Florida’s system easier to understand.

Planation Oaks Students Learn 2-Steps to Save a Life

Planation Oaks Students Learn 2-Steps to Save a Life

CPR Hands-Only training is  “Staying Alive” for 5th Graders at Clay County Elementary School 

Who: St. Vincent’s HealthCare, Plantation Oaks Elementary School and the American Heart Association-First Coast Market
What: Mass Hands-Only CPR instruction of more than 100 5th grade students attending Plantation Oaks Elementary School
When: Thursday, February 9, 2012 beginning at 9 a.m.

Teacher and School-Related Employee of the Year

Teacher and School-Related Employee of the Year

 

Please help the School District of Clay County in congratulating this year’s Teacher of the Year and School-Related Employee of the Year!  The winners were announced Tuesday evening at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts during a ceremony to honor all Clay County Teachers and Employees of the Year.

Clay County is Pleased with 2010-2011 School Grades

 

The School District of Clay County is very pleased with the 2010-2011 School Grades, released by the Florida Department of Education today: