Duval County Increases 2010 High School Grades

Today, the Florida Department of Education released the 2010 High School grades. 84 percent of Duval County’s public high schools have maintained or improved a letter grade, while three schools declined a letter grade.

"Our high schools are embracing strategies to ensure that every student is college ready, and it is paying off," said Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals. "These results are proof that our students, teachers, principals and staff are working hard so that all students achieve academic success."

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Jacksonville RollerGirls Double-Header “Naughty vs. Nice”

Saturday, December 11, 2010

  • Jax Ice & Sports Plex
  • 3605 Philips Hwy.
  • 904-357-0102
  • Free entry with donation of a new, unwrapped toy with $10 value.

“Naughty vs. Nice” features two Jacksonville RollerGirls home teams competing in the first bout followed by the all-star New Jax City Rollers taking on the men’s roller derby team, Magic City Misfits. Competition will be fierce but the ultimate goal is partnering with Toys for Tots to support children in need during the holidays. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the first bout will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the second bout following at 7:30 p.m. Bring a new, unwrapped toy worth $10 or more for complimentary entry. Tickets are $10.00 in advance or $12.00 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Skate Bomb in Jacksonville Beach, www.BrownPaperTickets.com, or from one of your local roller derby girls.

You Can Change a Child’s Life by Becoming a Foster Parent

Nearly 400 children currently live in foster homes in Duval, Nassau and Clay counties. Every week, about 20 children enter child welfare in the tri-county area. These children are removed from their homes for a planned, temporary period of time.

Some are placed with relatives, some are placed in group homes, and many are placed in foster homes where they will be cared for by loving, nurturing and supportive foster parents.

Safety Net Fund Awards $387,929 in Emergency Funding

Thirteen community nonprofits will receive a total of $387,929 in grants from the Community Safety Net Fund at The Community Foundation in Jacksonville to help provide food and assistance with rent and utility expenses for area residents in need.

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The Artist Series Presents SWAN LAKE January 8, 2011

Swan Lake, one of the greatest classical ballets of all time,  is based on a German fairy tale and follows the heroic young Prince Siegfried as he labors to free the delicately beautiful swan maiden, Odette, from an evil sorcerer’s spell. Now it’s your turn to experience this enchanting tale through the brilliant dancers of the State Ballet Theater of Russia, coming to the Times Union Center’s Moran Theater on Saturday, January 8th at 8:00PM for one performance only!

JLOC Inc.,MMM, Clothes Give-A-Way

Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee Inc.,for the Millions More Movement ,a non-profit organization will 'Give-A-Way Clothes', Saturday, December 18,2010.

MOSH Calendar of Events

Through January 9 – Prehistoric PredatorsWalk alongside the dinosaurs!  Encounter a soaring Pteranodon with a 23-foot wingspan, a Maiasaura mother caring for her hatchlings, a Pachycephalosaurus, Apatosaurus, Albertosaurus and more in the limited-engagement exhibit, Prehistoric Predators. Dinosaur models are handcrafted based on fossil records and equipped with internal computers, making them look – and sound – like the magnificent beasts that once roamed Earth!