Students Offered Enriching Curricula
Strickland, Sandy, The Florida Times Union
At Jefferson Davis Middle School, streetwise kids who are prone
to quit school will be learning to manage money and balance a
At West Jacksonville Elementary, students will be making model
rockets that will blast off from the Florida Air National
Guard's base at Jacksonville International Airport.
At Hyde Grove Elementary, the 665 students will be
immortalizing their faces and feelings in a permanent tile
And at Oak Hill Elementary, students will be taking field trips
to the zoo, a gallery and a park while drawing inspiration from
Beatrix Potter, creator of Peter Rabbit.
Those schools are among 16 on the Westside that have received
1996 enrichment grants from the Duval Public Education
Foundation Inc. The grants were awarded to Duval County
educators who have developed innovative programs.
The foundation awarded a total of $57,000 in grants to 65
schools throughout Duval County. Applications were submitted in
October. The winners were chosen by a panel of Duval County
business, community, PTA and education leaders.
Here's how some of the Westside schools will be using their
At Jeff Davis, Marsha Kerr Nix teaches seventh-graders who are
learning-disabled or have emotional or mental handicaps. They
are overage when they come to her and likely to drop out in the
ninth or 10th grade, she said.
"You can't teach these teenagers, who are so streetwise and
physically mature, like tender 11-and 12-year-olds," Nix said.…
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