Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Beaches Short

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Beaches Short

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LEARNING FLETCHER

Fletcher High School students can receive their textbooks, ID badges and locker assignments during upcoming "walk-throughs."

Students must report at the assigned times. There is no benefit to early arrival. Late arrivals cannot be processed. There is no make-up day. Failure to attend walk-through will result in long waits in lines at the beginning of the school year, school officials said.

Here are the assigned times:

Tuesday -- 8 a.m., seniors (A-L); 9:30 a.m., seniors (M-Z); noon, juniors (A-L); 1:30 p.m., juniors (M-Z).

Wednesday, July 28 -- 8 a.m., sophomores (A-L); 9:30 a.m., sophomores (M-Z); 1 p.m., freshmen (A-F); 2:30 p.m., freshmen (G-I)

Thursday, July 29 -- 8 a.m., freshmen (J-L); 9:30 a.m., freshmen (M-O); 12:30 p.m., freshmen (P-S); 2 p.m., freshmen (T-Z).

Students will receive their ID badge, schedule, locker and books and can prepay any class equipment/supply fees. Locker rental is $5. All students are required to have a locker.

Students may send an adult with a note and photo ID to handle the walk-through. If out of town, or otherwise unable to attend at the designated time, students will be processed at a specified time. Students who have never had their ID picture taken will have it taken in the auditorium upon arrival. Students who have obligations to the school will not receive anything but an ID badge until the obligation is satisfied. Personal checks are not accepted for obligations.

Additional information about the school can be found at: http://www.educationcentral.org/fhs.

OCEAN MARATHON

The 71st annual Meninak Ocean Marathon will be held Saturday at the Jacksonville Beach lifesaving station, beginning with pictures at 9 a.m.

This 3 1/2-mile ocean swim is open to all active and retired members of the American Red Cross Volunteer Lifesaving Corps. The race will begin at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club at 10 a.m. The winner will take an hour and a half or so to finish, with others taking as long as three hours to make it in. The race will be followed by a cookout open to all current and past members of the Lifesaving Corps and their families. For more information, call Thom Wright at 249-9141.

NEW COUNTY LIBRARIAN

Betty Ann Frederick, who has been manager of the Ponte Vedra Beach branch library for the past five years, has been named St. Johns County's assistant library system director.

She's scheduled to begin orientation in library administration starting Aug. 2 and starts in her new job Aug. 23, said Mary Jane Little, county library system director.

County library officials said they'll soon begin looking for a replacement for Frederick in the Ponte Vedra Beach position.

"Rest assured we know how very, very important filling Betty's position is for our organization," Little said in a memo to library employees. …

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