Martin Zaner is experiencing a flurry of excitement in his classroom this year! Students in the Digital Information Technology course at Orange Park Junior High are hard at work earning Microsoft certifications. To date, over 60 students have completed one or more Microsoft certifications. This accomplishment can lead to students earning Microsoft Office Specialist certification.The pride of earning various certifications results in the display of each student’s credentials. The large number of successful students has kept Mr. Zaner rotating certificates on his bulletin board to give each student a moment of pride for their accomplishment.
Spring Football begins May 1st for 7th graders that currently attend OPJH.
Football will hold a summer conditioning program. Details have not been set yet.
Football practice next year begins approximately July 31st.
All players must have an fhsaa physical packet completed and on file with us before they can participate. The packet can be found on the school website under Parent Information at the bottom.
Wildcats ! Help us celebrate April, the Month of the Military Child by wearing purple on Purple Up Day! which is Wednesday, April 19th.
Purple Up Day is a day when we ask everyone to wear purple to honor military children. Purple is the combined color of all the branches of the military. We appreciate and support all children of military families because,
"They serve too!"
On April 6th Orange Park Junior High Accelerated Program students used their Civics training to present community problem solutions to judges as part of the academic competition, Project Citizen sponsored by Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc.
Topics chosen include reducing stray animal populations through education of trap-neuter-release initiatives, tackling suicide through teacher intervention training and developing energy conservation through a program for high school-age students that brings energy experts to the schools promoting conscious efforts to minimize wasted electricity.
Students have worked since August choosing topics, researching, interviewing area experts, conducting surveys, and designing their class-wide alternatives. State statutes and local ordinances were evaluated and action plans were developed through analysis and creativity. One project will be sent to the Florida House of Representatives to represent Clay County at the state showcase competition.
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