Paxon School Community- Please read the transcript below from the school messenger message sent out the morning of February 20th, 2018.
Hello Parents and Guardians of Paxon High School. This is Principal Turner calling to inform you of an incident that occurred last week and the measures we are taking to keep students safe. Last Friday, a student and a teacher had a verbal argument about the tragic events that occurred in Broward County last week. The student made inappropriate comments and used profanity. The student was disciplined, and no threats were made. However, during the weekend other students spread rumors about the incident on social media. These rumors suggested the potential for violence at our school. These rumors have been thoroughly investigated by Duval County School Police and are false. I repeat, these rumors are false. All students are safe and we will conduct a normal, productive education day.
We realize that everyone is hyper-vigilant because of the events in Broward, and we continue to ask that parents, students and staff report threats of violence to school leadership or school police. We will investigate all threats.
I do want to ask your support in helping your students understand the responsible use of social media. Students tend to have an impulsive approach and may not understand that each post or image and text shared creates a permanent digital footprint. I am encouraging you to discuss how to use social media responsibly, and to monitor their activity daily. In addition, please take some time to remind them of the roles they share in contributing to the safety of our campus, and how poor choices on social media can result in serious consequences. Thank you for your time, and if you have any questions, please feel free to call me at (904) 693-7583.
The Paxon LifeSmarts Team is once again State Champions! The team will go on to compete for a chance to win another National Title in April in San Diego, California in April. Way to go Eagles!
Congrautlations to Paxon TV Pro students Curtis Martin, Darius Moore and Daniel Osachy on winning 2nd place in the State of Florida Literacy Week Video Competition. These students visited the capital to be presented their award by First Lady Ann Scott. Congratulations!
Paxon's Boys Soccer team won their 3rd District title win by defeating Wolfson. Paxon will host Matanzas, Wednesday, Feb. 7th at 7.00 PM.
Ticket cost is $6.00.
Passes accepted: State Series pass only
Congratulations to the Paxon SAS Marching Band on their recent performance at the Jacksonville Landing and Ever Bank Stadium during the recent TaxSlayer Bowl. This a tremendous honor and we commend them on this accomplishment. The Paxon Band was the only band from the State of Florida participating in the event and we are proud of the recognition given to them, Paxon SAS, the Jacksonville community and the State of Florida. Job well done Eagles!
Magnet tour dates are listed on the homepage of our website and under magnet programs in the drop down menu. Additionally, you may obtain tour information by calling our school and choosing the option for magnet tour information. The magnet application process has changed for the 2018-2019 school year . All applications must be submitted through the parent portal. Parents cannot use the student portal to submit an application. If you do not have a parent portal account you will need to create one. If your student is not currently enrolled in DCPS you will need to upload proof of Algebra 1 enrollment/completion. Out of county students must submit a paper application. Please note that this notice is not all inclusive of application details. Additional details regarding the application process and applications can be obtained by visiting the school choice website at Duval Choice Website.
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