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  • Young marine biologists release fish raised in JAXPORT-sponsored lab into the St. Johns River

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 28, 2014) -Fifth grade students from Mayport Elementary's Coastal Sciences Academy released adult fish they raised themselves from hatchlings into the St. Johns River. The students raised the fish over the course of the spring semester as part of the “Small Fry to Go" program, a hands-on outdoor lab, sponsored by JAXPORT.
    As an involved corporate citizen, JAXPORT sponsors or participates in numerous community outreach programs around Northeast Florida focused on education.

    The Mayport students cared for the striped bass in the "Labitat” and learned to maintain a proper aquatic environment. Other parts of the curriculum include the importance of preserving habitats and being good environmental stewards.

    Click here for photos of the fish release

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  • Congratulations to 4th Grade, Haileigh L. who was one of ten district winners in an essay contest sponsored by the Dairy Council of Florida. The essay prompt was to write why eating breakfast and staying physically active are important. Read Haileigh's essay here

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  • Dr. June Levy, an evaluator of Our Magnet Grant implementation's says in her commendation summary:
    The school is child-centered and all activities are age appropriate. Especially appreciated on this visit was the lack of teacher-made projects in kindergarten and first grades. Instead of marshmallow eggs inside sea horses, students had explored sea life on the ocean floor and created their own visions and versions of it, and instead of all students responding to the same writing prompt, students interpreted narratives and retold them in individual ways. Boards were full of rigorous curriculum connections rather than the sometimes "cute" activities that catch the viewer's eye. The curriculum is rich in content and skills, and students are able to articulate those. Teachers are comfortable integrating the coastal science theme and using nonfiction coastal science texts for close reading in addition to reading across the curriculum. The school has transformed itself from an ordinary elementary school to an extraordinary showplace where teaching and learning is to be commended.
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