As you may know, all Civics students have to take an End of Course exam (EOC) in May that addresses 35 unique benchmarks. This course has provided students will multiple opportunities to engage in the content and skills necessary for success on the exam as well as their future as an American citizen.
In the days leading up to the exam, we will review the major concepts in class. Students can continue their own review at home using a variety of free print and digital resources.
Join us for Family and Friends Night at Sonny's BBQ on Kingsley Ave from 4 - 8 pm on April 26, 2016. Remember to bring the attached flyer. See you there!!!
Any 7th grade boys interested in playing football at OPJH next year must attend a players meeting, after school, this Thursday (4/21/2016) in the gym. Football Lockers and Equipment will be issued at this meeting. The meeting will last approximately an hour. Parents are also welcome to attend if they wish.
Students in Mrs. Cheatwood's first period Civics class tackled the issue of child abuse, in a semester long community action project. The whole class initially brainstormed a variety of community issues, did research, conducted interviews, and explored alternatives to address the one issue they decided as their focus. The students then evaluated how to implement a plan to do something about the issue of child abuse. The action plan they developed centered on the idea of teacher-training. Students created a plan to educate teachers so that they could educate elementary aged students about child abuse prevention.This was Clay County's first entry in Project Citizen, a competition sponsored by the Center for Civic Education and the National Conference of State Legislatures, which was mailed to Tallahassee yesterday. Their finished display (13 feet wide and almost 3 feet high) was shipped along with their documentation binder, to be on display at the Florida House of Representatives. They will be competing against other student from around the state. We will learn in May if our students will be invited to Orlando, to participate in Congressional hearings on the subject of child abuse prevention.
Our thanks to Mr. Wood, Mrs. Kivett and Ms. Perricelli for their support and encouragement.
(Pictured are Brooke Pucak, team leader, Ethan Crawford, Ty Villalon and Bailey Guthrie, official spokesmen for the group)
Last night, two Orange Park Junior High students were honored for their outstanding writing skills. The Sophia Fleming Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded these young ladies with medals for their exceptional essays. Lana Peyton and Alaa Osman both read their essays to a packed audience and received great applause. The theme was, "A Colonial Family's Reaction to the Stamp Act". The students had to interpret this theme in a 1000 words or less. When you see them, please congratulate and thank them for their patriotic efforts.
The Orange Park High School JV Cheer team will be visiting our school on April 22, from 11-1, in the cafeteria. If you would like more information, please speak to one of the cheerleaders when they visit our school.
American Cancer Society Relay for Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community. OPJH wants to join this fight by “Chasing Change for Cancer”. Students are challenged to start collecting change on April 11th thru May 5th. The math teacher with the most money raised will receive a class prize. There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winner.
Wildcats- Fight Cancer with your pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. It all “Counts”
Please join us in this fight!!!
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