3rd annual Comic Con will be out of this world

3rd annual Comic Con will be out of this world

The highly anticipated third annual Comic Con will be held at the Bartram Trail Library Branch on June 3, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. More »

Mandarin Oaks bids farewell to retiring leader

Mandarin Oaks bids farewell to retiring leader

While students race out of Mandarin Oaks for the beginning of summer break, the school will be extending a bittersweet farewell this year as Principal Patricia Carson retires. More »

Turtle Terrace opens at PVPV Rawlings

Turtle Terrace opens at PVPV Rawlings

PVPV Rawlings Elementary School officially opened the Kathleen Furness Turtle Terrace, complete with picnic tables and a colorful mosaic of clay sea turtles crafted by the students. More »

Leaving a legacy: Atlantic Coast High School principal retires

Leaving a legacy: Atlantic Coast High School principal retires

Looking back at the school she helped establish, long time educator and principal of Atlantic Coast High School, Debra Lynch, will pass on her legacy to a new principal in June. More »

 

Leaving a legacy: Atlantic Coast High School principal retires

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Looking back at the school she helped establish and ahead to retirement, long time educator and principal of Atlantic Coast High School, Debra Lynch, will pass on her legacy and traditions to a new principal in June. Lynch will retire after more than 35 years in education. With an extensive resume of professional experience and development, Lynch has a clear passion for education and for all the students and faculty she’s been surrounded by for so many years.

Jacksonville Rocks capturing the imagination of many

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Keep your eyes peeled: there is a new group in town that is hiding creatively painted rocks to spread joy and brighten your day. The community-building group known as Jacksonville Rocks is modeled after other groups in the state and in the nation that aim to inspire creativity and encourage people to explore the local area.

Mandarin Oaks bids farewell to retiring leader

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By Margaret Rogero-Hastings
mail@floridanewsline.com

While students race out of Mandarin Oaks for the beginning of their summer break, the school will be extending a bittersweet farewell this year as Patricia Carson retires from Duval County Public Schools. After 38 years in education, Carson, a Jacksonville native, is starting a new chapter in her life — which will include playing with her three adorable grandchildren, traveling, volunteering, and, of course, shopping.

Turtle Terrace opens at PVPV Rawlings

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

On a beautiful afternoon in mid-May, PVPV Rawlings Elementary School hosted a reception to officially open the Kathleen Furness Turtle Terrace on the school’s campus. The project, originally envisioned by Furness, the well-loved PVPV Rawlings principal who retired last year, is located adjacent to the cafeteria in a space that was previously unused. New principal Catherine Van Housen oversaw the completion of the project and had the idea to dedicate the space to Furness.

3rd annual Comic Con will be out of this world

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

The highly anticipated third annual Comic Con will be held at the Bartram Trail Library Branch on June 3, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. A celebration of all things superhero, Comic Con has become an event kids look forward to year after year. Although customized for younger kids, everyone is welcome to join in on the fun with their favorite characters. Wear a costume and the experience will be even more exciting for all.