Patriot News

Posted by Ciera Johnson on 4/26/2021 8:00:00 AM

Dear parents/guardians,

Good afternoon everyone.  Fortunately, we have a break in testing this week. However, there is a lot of testing in the coming month of May. Always check with your cadet’s teacher as there are some changes we make last minute although we try not to.  Remember, all cadets will take at least two tests, some will take three, four and five depending on their schedule.  The best thing you can do as a parent or guardian to help your child is to ensure that they get a great night’s sleep the night before, they are on time to school and they eat a good breakfast.

For my cadets in DHR (Duval Homeroom), we have some Saturday test dates. Please contact Ms. Brooks ( to confirm your attendance. ELA will be testing on May 8 for all DHR students who cannot make it during the week.  Math will be on May 15 in the am and May 22 in the am.  Comp Sci 3 and Biology will be on May 15 in the pm and Civics will be May 22 in the pm.

We were successful in getting 95% tested on the FSA Writing test.  Thank you to everyone who ensured that their cadet came to school to test.  Our goal is to get at least 95% tested in each area so that we can get a school grade this year AND ensure that your cadet gets properly placed in the next grade level.

Has your cadet fallen behind?  Would your cadet benefit from some extra help this summer?  I’m excited to share a new learning opportunity for our students that is happening this summer. Duval County Public Schools invites you to attend a six-week summer academic enrichment and STEAM exploration program as together we prepare your child for the upcoming school year while having a fun summer! This free program will be available at select schools, but registration is open to all current 6th through 8th grade Duval County students. Transportation and meals will be provided. The program will take place June 14 through July 23, Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 4:15 pm. Registration flyers are attached and the deadline to register is May 7. Registration is limited, and parents will be notified if their child has been selected by May 17.


I have also attached a flyer if any of you need a wellness check for free from Ascension St. Vincent’s.


Calendar of Events


4/27/21 - Stilwell / Lake Shore at James Weldon Johnson

4/29/21 - JEB Stuart / YWLA and YMLA at Stilwell (Westside)



4/27/21 - Stilwell / Baldwin at Jefferson Davis



4/26/21 - Stilwell at JEB Stuart 

4/28/21 - Stilwell at Lake Shore


Have a fabulous week everyone!

Tamara Tuschhoff