Monday, February 25, 2019

Invest in Your Future - a Community Forum Event

UNCF is hosting a forum on financing college through loans, grants, and scholarships.  This event is designed for grades 8 through 12.  It will take place at First Coast High School on Saturday, March 30th from 10 am - 2 pm.  Refreshments and lunch will be provided.  Also, there is a raffle for students who bring their parents with them.  Register at https://tinyurl.com/Jacksonville-Forum  Click here for the flyer.

Daddy Daughter Dance @ Prime Osborn Convention Center

Girls Inc. of Jacksonville is hosting an Annual Spring Fling Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 4-8 pm at the Prime Osborn Convention Center.  It costs $85 per couple.  Seating for dinner is at 5 pm.  Contact 904-731-9933 to make reservations. See this flyer for more information. 

College Board's New Opportunity Scholarship Program

CollegeBoard just rolled out a brand new program that guides students through the college planning process.  Not only to they gain knowledge, but they have the potential to earn scholarship dollars as they go through the program.  The scholarships start at $500, but as they go along the scholarship dollar amounts increase for the various activities.  If they complete the entire program, they can earn a $40,000 scholarship if selected!  Students should go to cb.org/opportunity to get started!

Monday, February 18, 2019

2019 Mental Health Symposium

The Darnell-Cookman PTSA is hosting a Mental Health Symposium on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 10 am to noon at the Darnell-Cookman Cafe' at 1701 North Davis Street, Jacksonville.  Does your student seem "stressed out" by balancing school with other activities?  Do you worry about the effects of peer pressure?  Who would you talk with if you had concerns about your child's emotional health?  Get your answers at this free event.  Please RSVP at http://evite.me/nXuYA2KBsU

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

9th, 10th, and 11th Grade Parent Night

Parents and Guardians, the Guidance Office is hosting a Parent Night on Tuesday, February 12th from 6-7:30 on a ton of great topics.  Please plan to attend if you are able.  See this flyer for all the details. 

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

PSAT

October 10, 2018 is PSAT Day at Baldwin Middle-Senior High School.  The 7th, 8th, and 9th graders will be taking the PSAT 8/9 test.  The 10th and 11th graders will be taking the PSAT NMSQT test.  These tests are important practice tests to prepare for the SAT test used by college and by the district to meet concordant scores for graduation.  Take the test seriously and arrive on time!  Attached are guides to help you prepare. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

College and Career Night

Senior students and parents:  You are invited to our College and Career Night on Thursday, September 27th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.  We will discuss graduation, Bright Futures, college applications, testing, and much more!  We will have representatives present from UNF, FSCJ, military branches, and technical colleges.  Students who bring their parent or guardian will receive an extra graduation ticket.  Look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Career and Job Skills Training Summer Youth Program

This is a great program for students aged 14-21.  Students learn things like interviewing skills, resume building, and communication skills.  Applications are due no later than May 25th. 
Flyer Side One
Flyer Side Two

Monday, February 26, 2018

YMCA is hiring - April 1st deadline!

The YMCA is hiring for various positions including lifeguards, camp counselors, and swimming instructors.  They are hiring early this year, so make sure you get your applications in no later than April 1st to be considered. 

Friday, January 19, 2018

6th Grade Transition Night

Baldwin is hosting a 6th Grade Transition Night on Thursday, February 1st at 6 pm.  Please see the attached postcard if you are shopping for a middle school.  Baldwin Middle-Senior High School has much to offer! 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Financial Aid Night Presentation

If you missed the Financial Aid Night on November 14th, I'm attaching the presentation for your review.  Also, I would advise attending the Financial Aid Event, Form Your Future, at FSCJ this Saturday, November 18th from 9-1 pm at the Advanced Technology Center.  They will help you finish your FAFSA if you haven't done so already.  Here is a checklist of to bring to that event

Monday, November 6, 2017

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens Career Awareness Days

Jax Zoo is hosing career awareness days in November, January, and February where elementary, middle, and high school students can learn about career opportunities within the Zoo.  For more details and to RSVP, please go to www.jacksonvillezoo.org/zoocareerawarenessdays.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Annie Ruth Foundation Summer Internship

Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to apply for a paid, summer internship program in Jacksonville. Requirements:
·         Registration period from October 1 - November 7
o   Must attend Duval County
o   Junior or Senior
o   2.0 or better GPA
o   Eligible for free/reduced lunch
o   Submits an original 1,000 word essay (focus on one career field)

o   Attend monthly workshops

Monday, October 23, 2017

Beyond High School Seminar

Gamma Rho Omega Chapter is hosting a Beyond High School Seminar at The Bethel Church on Saturday, October 28th from 8 am to noon for 8th through 12th graders.  It is a free event for students and parents.  They will present information on HBCUs, financial aid, and preparing for college.  There will also be give-a-ways and door prizes.  Register at http://grobhss.eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Keiser University Open House - Scare Fair

On Wednesday, October 25th from 5-8 pm, Keiser University is holding a Scare Fair/Open House event.  You can learn about their programs in Health Care, Business, Legal Studies, Criminal Justice, Technology, Psychology, and Hospitality.  Costumes are welcome.  See the flyer for all the details! 

ACT/SAT Prep at Keiser

Please see the attached flyer regarding free prep at Keiser University for the ACT and SAT on Saturdays. 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Jax Goes to College Week - Oct. 9-13th

Next week is Jax Goes to College Week!  We would like to challenge all high school and middle school students of Baldwin to compete in Mayor Curry's High School or Middle School College Bingo Challenge.  Students who complete the challenge have a chance to win tickets to a Jacksonville Jaguars home game!  See the two attachments for the Bingo cards and directions.

High School Bingo Card

Middle School Bingo Card

Monday, September 18, 2017

Public Work Opportunities with the city of Jacksonville

If you want to start a career right after high school, consider some of the public works options available to you.  You can come in right at age 18 and learn a trade that can lead to various career paths including HVAC, master plumber, electrician, accountant, administration, and many other areas as well.  Click here for the flyer to learn more.

Exploring College Options Workshop

Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, and Stanford are hosting an Exploring College Options Workshop here in Jacksonville on October 5th at 7 pm at the Jacksonville Marriott (4670 Salisbury Road).  If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at www.exploringcollegeoptions.org.  This workshop is both for students and parents.

Monday, August 21, 2017

UNF 17-18 Events for Incoming Freshman

See the attached list for many events coming up this fall and spring at UNF.  Seniors can start applying to UNF now online at www.unf.edu/admissions/   If you are on the free/reduced lunch program, I advise you to apply before October 15th.  You could be eligible for the UNF Jacksonville Commitment Scholarship worth up to $24,000!  After applying to UNF, you must complete the FAFSA online before October 15th and also be eligible for the Pell Grant.  See details under the Scholarships tab.

Monday, July 24, 2017

17-18 ACT and SAT Registration Dates

Click here for the flyer containing all SAT and ACT dates for the 17-18 school year.  It is possible that Florida legislation could increase concordant scores for the FSA Reading test on October 1st.  If you still need to pass the FSA Reading assessment for graduation, it is advised that you register for the August SAT and/or September ACT test.  See Ms. Kirk for waivers if you are on free/reduced lunch.

DCPS & FSCJ College Access Night

FSCJ is hosting a College Access Night in partnership with DCPS on Wednesday, July 26th from 5:30-7:30 pm at the FSCJ Advanced Technology Center on State Street in Jax.  This is a great opportunity for rising seniors to get information on financial aid and college.  The event is free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.  Click here for the flyer and hyperlink to pre-register.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Careers 360 Youth Summer Camp

UNF is hosting a free Career 360 Summer Camp from July 10th - 14th for high school students ages 15-21 that have an IEP or 504 plan.  See the flyer for all details. Register for the camp at www.EducationJax.org.