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    I’m excited to announce the addition of our new vocal and instrumental program under the direction of Mr. Melvin Smith. We will host an information session on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 6:00pm in the Media Center for students interested in joining our new band. I’m pleased to announce the addition of our new Beginning Chinese world language course, sponsored by the Confucius Institute at the University of North Florida. The course will be taught by Chen Huan Laoshi, visiting teacher from China. We will also continue to offer world language courses in French and Spanish which gives our students an opportunity to earn high school foreign language credits. duPont will continue to provide accelerated courses in Algebra I, Biology, and Pre-Early College. Our Global Scholars Program has expanded and will be integrated into our new Engaged Citizenship Service Learning course. Students will learn to identify school and community needs and propose solutions that can be implemented through service-learning. Students will gain an understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives and their importance in society.

    In addition to our academic programs, students may try out for football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, softball, baseball, track, swimming,and cheerleading. We will continue with our Before School Enrichment Program which is available Monday through Friday from 7:30am –9:00am for a small fee of $60.00 per month. Please be sure to read this entire newsletter for more information about athletics and the morning program. Our 6th Grade Summer Bridge Academy will be held August 3rd and 4th from 9:00am-1:30pm. Please refer to page 3 of the newsletter for more information.

    Parents, we ask that you support our team by joining our Parent Advisory Council (PAC), School Advisory Council (SAC), and PTSA.PAC, SAC, and PTSA meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:00pm, 5:30pm, and 6:00pm respectively. Please stop by the Parent Resource Room during orientation for more information on our parent organizations. Don’t forget to join us for Open House September 26, 2017at 6:00pm. Enjoy the rest of your summer and I look forward to meeting you during orientation!

    Marilyn M. Barnwell, Principal

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