Volume 26 | February 2, 2018
10550 Ray Road, Ponte Vedra, FL 32082                           904-547-8300 - Main Office

Office Hours: 8:30a.m. to 4:45p.m.
Teacher Work Hours: 8:30a.m. to 4p.m.
Message from Mrs. Kunze & Announcements
The administration would like to thank the IB Junior class and our IB parents who worked so tirelessly to make the 3rd Annual SOUPer Bowl a huge success. Last night, $24,000 was donated to Blessings in a Backpack - way to make a difference Panthers!!

Boys Basketball plays Ponte Vedra next Friday night (JV at 6pm and Varsity immediately afterwards). 
PV is a huge rival, so student council and link crew have organized events to get our students excited about the game.

Dress-up week:  Students must be within the dress code every day.
Monday – Ahoy Fishermen (no poles or hooks)
Tuesday – Over the Bridge (dress like you live in PV Beach)
Wednesday – Meme day (must be appropriate)
Thursday – Stay Afloat Day
Friday- Spirit Day

Friday we will run the Tue/Thu bell schedule to have an extra day of EXCEL. We will hold a pep rally during EXCEL A for students who want to attend. We are encouraging students to participate in Spirit day with a Nease shirt, anything green/gold, or a homemade Nease shirt.
After school on Friday, link crew will be hosting a tailgating event behind Panther Hall from 4:15pm to 5:30pm. Tickets for pizza ($5) will be sold every day next week during lunches outside of F-107.

Guidance counselors will be talking to 10th graders through their English classes on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Please discuss the course recommendations that were sent home and have your child ready to ask any questions they have.

Is your child taking an Advanced Placement (AP) course? If so, please read the testing section for important information regarding AP exams.

For interested 10th graders
Youth Leadership St. Johns is a program organized by Flagler Hospital for students interested in developing their leadership skills and learning more about how communities work. It also provides information about career and volunteer opportunities in our county. Students apply their sophomore year, but go through the program once a month during their junior year. Any school day programs are excused by the school district. 
This is a great activity to be able to put on college applications.
Applications need to be mailed to Youth Leadership St. Johns, Flagler Hospital, 301 Health Park Blvd., Suite 112, St. Augustine, FL, 32086 and must be received by March 8, 2018.

Would you like the Nease community to know more about your business?  Advertise in The Vertical!
The Vertical is our student run school newspaper. Information about issue topics, issue dates, and advertising prices are listed here: http://teachers.stjohns.k12.fl.us/bourquin-h/sample-page/journalism/the-vertical/the-vertical-advertising/

Save The Date-March 8th
Nease Winter Guard invites ALL to our upcoming Community Night program. Come see Nease Winter Guard, Nease Percussion, and 12 other local Winter Guards perform. Performances start at 6pm in the Gym. Come out and enjoy the shows, concessions will be available. 

For Seniors ONLY:
Seniors!  Please stop by Ms. O’Quinn’s room, Panther Hall #234 to pay your $55 Senior dues and pick up your 2018 Senior t-shirt today! If you have already paid your dues but have not received a shirt, please see Ms. O’Quinn during Excel “A” this week. 

GOT SNEAKERS?  The Nease High School Percussion Group is sponsoring a USED Sneaker drive! Starting Monday, January 22nd we will have a collection box in the front office and the band room.  The sneakers collected will be distributed to impoverished nations. We will receive  $1  for every pair of sneakers that we collect. Our goal is 2,000 sneakers! The money earned will help pay for our trip to attend the World Indoor Percussion competition in April. Please elp us get there! THANK YOU!

Policy Reminder:
Students are not checked out after 3:20pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays OR after 2:20pm on Wednesdays. If you need to check-out your child early, PLEASE submit the Early Dismissal Form and your child will be waiting for you upon arrival.
If your child will be missing school for any planned reason and you would like to see if the days could be excused, you must submit a Pre-Excused Absence Request Form
Good News!!

Congratulations to Caroline Levine (IB Junior) for winning 1st place in the 32nd Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire Student Art & Essay Contest. Caroline will be recognized at the faire this Saturday, February 4th in Gainsville.

Nease NJROTC Brain Brawl team narrowly lost to Union Grove, GA during the 20-school academic Brain Brawl competition held last Saturday at Bishop Kenny HS. However, the team’s runner up finish qualifies them for the Area 12 Championships in March. Congratulations! 

On Wednesday February 7 th , nine students from Nease High School will be participating in the St Johns County Science Fair which will be held at the First Coast Technical College, in St. Augustine, Florida. The winners of this Regional Fair will move on to the State Science Fair, which will be held in Lakeland, Florida from March 27 th through March 29 th . The following are names of the students by grade level and the title of their projects.
Aditya Singh, 9 th grade – Edge Detection in the Line of Sight
Alan Michael, 9 th grade – Augmented Reality App employing discrete trial training for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Rishabh Singh, 10 th grade – Waterless: Predictive Modeling of United States Drought Patterns by training Artificial Neural Networks on Soil Moisture and Precipitation Data
Mackenzie Simon-Collins and Isha Chekuri, both 11 th grade – Household Chemicals on Alfalfa Endosymbiosis
Katherine Rodriguez, 11 th grade – Coral Crisis
Andre Alvarez and Rohan Misra, both 11 th grade – The Effect of Different Wire Gauges on the Efficiency of a Dynamo
Yara Chehade, 12 th grade – New Potential Therapy for Ovarian Cancer: Stearoyl-CoA Desaturase-1 (SCD1) Inhibition with the novel Compound SSI-4
Marsha Sanford
Nease High School Science Fair Coordinator


Nease’s Marathon High running club used their recent eight mile training run to help raise $5,253 for K9s for Warriors through a run-a-thon. K9s for Warriors is an organization dedicated to providing service canines to warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, or other trauma. Several students raised over $100 each with some students raising over $400. The club would like to express sincere thanks to everyone who supported this valuable cause. 
This amazing group of students continues to encourage each other to achieve their next goal of completing the Gate River Run and the Jacksonville 13.1 in March. If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Jennie Fagan, Jerry Lanford or visit www.marathonhighfl.org .

SATISFACTION AND FULFILLMENT (Girls Basketball)
Nease took on Fleming Island on Saturday afternoon at the 'Hive' in St. Augustine for the St. Johns River Athletic Conference (SJRAC) Championship and a chance to remove a bitter taste in their mouths. In the second game of the season, the Lady Golden Eagles defeated the Lady Panthers (64-62), on a converted trey as time expired. In a game where momentum shifted as fast as the wind, Nease was able to have the final say in the end. Fleming Island connected on a three pointer to close the first quarter, but still trailed 19-15 after one period of play. The back and forth surges would continue in the next period. Nease held what was believed to be a comfortable 8 point margin (34-26) at intermission. The Lady Panthers came out of halftime somewhat out of sync and ice cold from the field (2/14 from the field). Fleming Island would out score Nease (16-4) in the third quarter to evaporate the deficit and lead 42-38 entering the final period of play.

The Lady Panthers would not be denied. Two key baskets from Kiya Turner and Camille Hobby, combined with a big trey from Karissa Niles allowed Nease to regain the lead. The game turned into one based on possessions in the final two minutes of regulation. Leading by four (52-48) and possession of the ball, the Lady Panthers committed a turnover that resulted in two free throws converted by Fleming Island. Speaking of the charity stripe, Nease (#2 seed) would hold off the #1 seed by being clutch at the line when it counted most. Camille connected on all four free throw attempts in the final quarter, while Kiya and Karissa both hit the front end of bonus attempts at the line. The Lady Panthers would hold on for the satisfying revenge when it counted most, a Conference Championship, the 'Golden Time of the Day' (Maze).
Nease converted 21/27 attempts from the free throw line on the night to come away with the 56-52 victory. Camille Hobby had another monster game, connecting on all 8 attempts from the charity stripe and finished with her 11th double-double (16 pts./16 rebs/5 blks). Kiya Turner would score 15 pts., converting 9 of 12 from the free throw line. Peyton Carter cemented the double figure scoring with 11 points and 8 rebs. Karissa Niles finished with 9 points and collected 4 steals.

Nease (20-3), ranked #1 in 7A, won for the eighth straight time and 20th in the past 21 games. The Championship marks the second one for Nease this season, winning the KSA Holiday Elite Bracket in December. However, the State title still looms as the ultimate prize in the end (One Shining Moment). Congratulations!! 


PERFECT ENDING INDEED! (Girls Basketball)
On Senior Night, Nease put together a captivating evening. The Lady Panthers completed regular season play with a thorough team victory over Ridgeview (83-18). Nease opened the first quarter in convincing fashion (26-5) and the rout was on. With such production on offense, every player scored before intermission. With the win, Nease 'Defended the Den', by going undefeated (10-0) in regular season play for the second year in a row. The #1 ranked 7A Lady Panthers, won their twenty-second game over the past twenty-three contests, finishing off regular season play at 22-3.
Nease honored three seniors, accompanied by parents, relatives, friends and teammates in the den . Guards Lani Meiser and Madison Bonazelli, along with co-captain forward, Hannah Campbell, the lone four year varsity player were highlighted. Neither senior would disappoint those in attendance. Madison took scoring honors pouring in 18 points. She also collected 4 steals. Not to be out done, Hannah put together an impressive double-double stat line (11 pts./10 rebs/3 assists/3 blks and 2 stls). Lani rounded out the senior trio with 5 points and 2 stls.
In addition, Kiya Turner scored 10 points. Camille Hobby grabbed 9 boards. Freshman guard Stephanie Manherz tallied 8 points on 4/4 shooting and dished out 4 assists. Forward Mary Thompson had a good complimentary game as a reserve. She finished with 7 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
The Lady Panthers will host Districts next week. Play begins on Tuesday at 6:00 pm. Game #1 will feature St. Augustine and Middleburg. At 7:30, Nease will face the winner of Monday play in game between Englewood and Ed White. The District Championship will pit semi-final winners on Thursday evening at 7:00.
Defending the 'Den' to the end is the sweetest song I know. Go Lady Panthers!!

Coaches or Team Moms of sports/clubs can email Mrs. Kunze at Lisa.Kunze@stjohns.k12.fl.us by 4pm on Thursdays with any good news for their sport/club. Please use Arial font size 12. Thank you!
Mark your calendar - Important Dates
Feruary 26,27, 28 - Writing Re-takes for 11th & 12th graders
March 1 & 2 - FSA Writing for 9th graders - this is one 120min session
March 5 & 6 - FSA Writng for 10th graders - this is one 120min session

Last day of 3rd quarter - Thursday, March 15th
No school for students (Teacher planning day) - Friday, March 16th

March 19 & 20 - FSA Reading retakes for 11th & 12th - two 90min sessions (1 session per day)
March 21 & 22 - Algebra 1 Retakes for anyone who needs to take - two 90 min sessions (1 session per day)

Spring Break - Monday, March 26th through Friday, March 30th

April 16, 17, 18, 19 - FSA Reading for 9th graders - two 90min sessions (1 session per day)
April 18, 19, 20, 23 - FSA Reading for 10th graders - two 90min sessions (1 session per day)
April 24, 25 - Geometry EOC - two 90min sessions (1 session per day)
April 26, 27 - US History EOC - one 160min session
April 30, May 1, 2 - Biology EOC - one 160min session
May 3,4 - Algebra EOC - two 90min session (1 session per day)
SAC News
SAC Chair - Christina Talbot

School Advisory Council dates for 17-18.
As always, this is a public meeting, and all are welcome to attend.

NEW MEETING DATES & TIME
Meetings will be from 8-9am on the following dates.
NO January meeting
February 8th
March 8th
April 12th
May 10th

PTSO News
PTSO Meeting Dates
Meetings start at 2:30pm in Panther Hall

February 13th
March 13th
April 10th
May 8th

Interested in writing a birthday or congratulation message to your child on the marquee? Complete the form and submit to main office for PTSO ONE week PRIOR to the message appearing on the marquee.

Testing
Testing Coordinator - Cynthia Messenger Email - Cynthia.Messenger@stjohns.k12.fl.us

Students enrolled in AP courses were given AP Exam Registration Forms and the AP/IB Testing Calendar yesterday or today. All students taking an AP Exam are  required  to complete both sides of the form, with student/parent signature, and return to one of their AP teachers or to the Main Office Building, Attention: Ms. Messenger,  by Wednesday, February 14 th . If they need help with the form, Ms. Messenger is available during EXCEL Time on Tuesday, February 6 th in the Media Center .  


College Visits
There are no college visits scheduled for the week of February 4th.
IB News
  • Next IB Social: February 22, 2018
  • The presentation from the course scheduling meeting held this past Tuesday, as well as the planning worksheet, can be found here.
  • Mrs. Kennedy will be visiting the English classrooms in January/early February to work on scheduling with students for the 2018-2019 school year. Information regarding classes will be sent home prior so family discussions can take place. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Kennedy. 
  • Academy registration for the 2018-2019 school year opened on January 18th. If you are a current 9th grader interested in IB and would like to apply, please register via your HAC account. Teacher recommendations from your teachers of the 4 core subjects can be found here. All registration and forms must be submitted by February 8th.

Seniors

Juniors
  • The administration at Nease THANK YOU for your commitment to the SOUPer bowl. Your hard work did not go unnoticed. Great job!

Sophomores
  • Attention sophomores, applications are now being taken for Youth Leadership St. Johns. To learn more about the program, go to http://www.flaglerhospital.org and click on “about us” and choose Youth Leadership St. Johns, Applications are due March. 8th 2018. Please see Mrs. Kennedy if you have any questions.
Freshman
  • Mrs. Kennedy will be in the freshmen English Class on February 6th, 8th & 9th for 2018-2019 class registration
Academy News
For the latest Nease Academy News, check out neaseacademies.com

Each year, Academy students who are moving from their Junior to Senior year in the program are presented with a unique opportunity: to take part in a professional summer internship.  There is an informational session on the summer internship program coming up on Tuesday, February 6th, in the Media Center Production Room (located behind the Media Center desk), during Excel Session A. These internships are through local businesses. Some are paid, while others allow students to earn service hours. All current Academy juniors are invited to attend the session. The summer internship packets are available from Academy teachers, and will be available at the informational meeting on Tuesday, February 6th.

Upcoming Academy Field Trips:
  • Construction Career Day – Stellar Academy of Engineering Juniors and Seniors (February 13th)
  • PGA Tour Entertainment – Communications Academy TV Production (February 15th)
  • Fleet Readiness Center Southeast – Stellar Academy of Engineering, Introduction to Engineering Design (March 8th)
  • Sawgrass Marriott – Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (March 13th)
  • St. Augustine Amphitheater – Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (March 19th)

Students will be able to get field trip forms from their Academy teachers two weeks before the trips take place.

If you are a current 9 th grader interested in joining a Nease Academy program, be sure to apply via Home Access Center by February 8 th at 5 pm. Current 9 th graders can apply to up to 3 Programs of Choice/Career Academies at any high school in the district through February 8 th at 5 pm. Remember, students must log in using their own username and password.

A reminder that Academy students sign a contract at the beginning of each year stating that they will maintain certain academic and behavioral standards in order to remain in an Academy program. Academy students must maintain a total GPA of at least a 2.0, and must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA (75%) in an Academy class. A student in an Academy must also maintain a good discipline record. 
In accordance with district policy, if a student does not meet these requirements, he/she will be placed on probation for a semester. If, at the end of that probation period, he/she does not have a GPA which meets the requirements, or fails to have an improved discipline record, the student will be removed from the Academy. If an Out of Zone student is removed from an Academy, he/she will be transferred back to his/her zoned school. Letters will be sent home next week, to make students and parents aware of probationary status for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year.


If you have any questions or concerns about Nease’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism, Communications Academy, or the Stellar Academy of Engineering, please contact Jaime Combs, Academy Coordinator, at Jaime.combs@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Guidance News
Guidance Distribution:
A through De Mrs. Vartanian - Cynthia.Vartanian@stjohns.K12.fl.us
Di through J Mrs. Gibss - DErica.Gibbs@stjohns.k12.fl.us
K through M Ms. Mayor - Vanessa.Mayor@stjohns.k12.fl.us
N through Se Mrs. Gledhill - Michel.Gledhill@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Sh through Z Mrs. Harden - Daphne.Harden@stjohns.k12.fl.us

Please contact your child's counselor if you need to schedule a parent/teacher conference with all of your child's teachers. If you just need to meet with one teacher, please contact the teacher directly.

SAT and ACT prep courses available at Nease.

2018-2019 Class Scheduling
On Monday January 22, 2018 we began the class selection process for the 2018-2019 school year. School Counselors will be in the English classrooms until February 16 th  meeting individually with each student to go over their academic and elective course selections. Please send any questions that you have with your students so they can be addressed at that time. We look forward to working with your students and making this as smooth of a process as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make meeting with students our top priority right now.

Do you need help in your courses? Are you tired of the overpriced private tutors that charge $50 an hour? Not only that, but they also probably haven't seen a high school curriculum in years. At Top Tier Learning we have a qualified team of students, including 2 National Merit Semifinalists. We are 100% student run and tutors have excelled in the classes they teach. If you don't want to dive headfirst into a lesson package, no worries! We also offer $10 trial lessons. You decide where you meet and how often you want tutoring. 
If you have any questions feel free to email us at:
For more information on our branch managers and tutors, you can visit our branch website at:
Media Center
Media Specialist: Carolyn Milian
Media Para: Lorna Patterson

  • MC Lunch Passes – Students can eat lunch in the media or do work every day during lunch, but they MUST have a library pass. Lunch passes are available between 8 a.m. and 3rd period in the media center.

  • Tutoring – Mondays and Wednesdays after school in the media center.

  • Snacks – Snacks are sold in the media center after school everyday to raise money for “The Vertical”! All snacks are $1.00

  • Black History Month – Student volunteers are needed to create a display in the Media Center in honor of Black History Month. 

  • Author Visit – Jay Asher (author of Thirteen Reasons Why) is coming to visit us on Apriil 6th!! The book was made into a Netflix series and has triggered A LOT of discussion about bullying and Social Media. 

  • Seuss-a-Palooza- Dr. Seuss birthday is on Friday, Mar. 2nd, and the media center is planning some activities to celebrate the man, the myth, the legend.  That day is also National Read Across America Day. 

  • Poetry Slam – The media center is trying to plan a Poetry Slam sometime in April, which is National Poetry Month. Please see Mrs. Milian if you are interested in participating. Poems MUST be the student’s original work.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at carolyn.milian@stjohns.k12.fl.us or
call 547-8367. Have a great weekend and don’t forget to READ-READ-READ!! 
Seniors Only
For Seniors ONLY:

Seniors! Please stop by Ms. O’Quinn’s room, Panther Hall #234 to pay your $55 Senior dues and pick up your 2018 Senior t-shirt today! If you have already paid your dues but have not received a shirt, please see Ms. O’Quinn during Excel “A” this week. 



The Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset is a member of Rotary International,
an organization of business and professional people dedicated to humanitarian
service and international understanding.
The Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset Foundation will be awarding a $1,000
scholarship to a junior or senior from Allen D. Nease High School, that has demonstrated 
an outstanding commitment to community service and exemplifies the Rotary motto,
"Service Above Self".  
The student should be planning to attend a four-year college, a two year college, a trade
school or a vocational / technical school with a program of study of one year or longer.
Immediate relatives of Rotarians are not eligible for this scholarship.
All applications should be mailed to: Cynthia King, President
                                                                 The Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset
                                  P.O.Box 612
                                  Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004    
                                                              
Completed applications must be received on or before  March 3, 2018 . Any applications
received after the deadline will NOT be considered. The "Service Above Self Scholarship Winner"
will be announced on or before  April 7, 2018.



The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program has helped more than 725,000 Florida students attend a postsecondary institution. The application process opens on October 1, 2017.

Step 1 : Go to www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org/SSFAD/bf to find out how to qualify for Bright Futures.

Step 2: Go to www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org and submit a completed error free Initial Student Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) during your last year of high school.

The 2017-2018 Bright Futures Student Handbook: Initial Eligibility Requirements can be found at the following link:


There is a community service requirement for the Bright Futures Scholarship Program awards. If you have community service hours that you have not turn in to your School Counselor, please turn them in so they can be entered into the system. There is a community service form available on the Nease website under the Guidance department link.


CAP and GOWN
LAST DAY to pay for senior orders - Thursday, February 22nd.
Senior delivery date - Thursday, March 8th for last names A-L
Friday, March 9th for last names M-Z


Graduation Rehearsal (REQUIRED) - Thursday, May 17th from 10am to 12pm at UNF Arena
Graduation - Monday, May 21st at 7pm at UNF Arena
Happenings at Nease this week
Monday, February 5th - Dress Up day: Ahoy Fisherman (no poles or hooks)
  • High Q FT to West Port HS in Ocala
  • 8am - Driver's Ed
  • 6pm - Collegiate High School Informational Meeting in auditorium
  • 6:30pm - YMCA Youth in Government in B-103

Tuesday, February 6th - Dress Up Day: Over the Bridge (Dress like you live in PV Beach)
  • 8am - Driver's Ed
  • 8:30am - NHS Club meeting in auditorium
  • EXCEL A - Mu Alpha Theta meeting in auditorium
  • 6pm - IB Parent/Student Panel in auditorium
  • HOME: 6pm - Girls Basketball - Semi-final district game
  • AWAY: 5pm - Boys Weightlifting vs Creekside
  • AWAY: 6pm- JV/V Boys Basketball vs Pedro Menendez

Wednesday, February 7th - Dress Up Day: Meme Day (must be school appropriate)
  • District Science Fair at FCTC
  • 8am - Driver's Ed
  • HOME: 6pm - Boys Wrestling vs Ponte Vedra HS

Thursday, February 8th - Dress Up Day: Stay Afloat Day
  • Cheer Competition - UCA Nationals in Orlando
  • NJROTC FT to New Orleans
  • 8am - SAC Meeting in conf room 104 in Panther Hall
  • 8am - Driver's Ed
  • 6pm - National Hispanic Honor Society Inductions in auditorium
  • 6pm - District Science Fair Awards at FCTC Building C
  • 6:30pm - Relay for Life meeting in A-109
  • HOME: 6pm - Girls Basketball District Championship Game

Friday, February 9th - Dress Up Day: Spirit Day
  • Cheer Competition - UCA Nationals in Orlando
  • NJROTC FT to New Orleans
  • Interims - please check HAC
  • 8am - Driver's Ed
  • EXCEL A - Pep Rally in gym
  • 4:15pm - Tailgate Party sponsored by Link Crew behind Panther Hall
  • AWAY: 4:30pm - Track - Quad Pre-Season Challenge at Creekside
  • HOME: 6pm - JV/V Boys Basketball vs Ponte Vedra HS

Saturday, February 10th
  • Cheer Competition - UCA Nationals in Orlando
  • NJROTC FT to New Orleans
  • 7:30am - ACT testing
Student Life
The Nease Cheer and Dance Team are combining forces to sweeten the campus! They are selling candy grams that will be delivered during first period on Valentine’s Day. Preorder will begin February 5. Candy gram (including box of chocolates, card, and delivery) is $5.00. If interested in ordering one to be delivered to your child, email Coach Case: amy.case@stjohns.k12.fl.us

The next Mu Alpha Theta meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 6 th during Excel Time A in the PAC. Please remember to bring your ID to sign in!

If you signed up for the MAA AMC 10/12 (American Mathematics Competition), it will be held on February 7 th beginning at 9:15 AM in Room 145 in the Media Center.

The Medical/Dental Club has moved its meeting day and times to the first Tuesday every month during Excel B in O-118. February is Dental Health Month and we will be collecting Dental supplies for children.

Tuesday February 6 during Excel A (12:31-1:01), and again during Excil B (1:01-1:31). Great Decisions discussion in Mr. Smith’s room P-22, “China’s Geopolitics”. See more at http://fpa.org/great_decisions


Great Decisions, brought to us by World Affairs Council Jacksonville http://www.worldaffairscounciljax.org, is a non-partisan high school enrichment program on foreign affairs that fosters critical-thinking, conversation and decision-making skills. College professors and high school teachers co-facilitate the monthly sessions at school, and encourage students to drive the conversation, ask questions and share opinions. Additionally, interactive program components off campus provide students the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge in peer discussions. For content information see http://www.fpa.org/great_decisions

If interested, please join the Schoology group, “Great Decisions Nease” access code 5VTWW-9SNBQ. All events and opportunities will be announced through that Schoology group.

Please note that Great Decisions, The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville, and the Foreign Policy Association are not officially affiliated with Nease High School nor with the Saint Johns County School District. They offer these timely and relevant events to the community free of charge, and I believe they are valuable because they bear on the material taught in many of the courses here at Nease.

Contact me (Mr. Smith) at Nease for more information H.A.SMITH@STJOHNS.K12.FL.US
Nease Clubs
Attached is a list of clubs at Nease High School with Sponsor's name, meeting location, and meeting date/time. If you have any questions, please contact the Club Sponsor.

 
Nease Athletics
Nease has 24 sports teams for students to join. There are fees to participate in sports with a one-time athletic fee per year.

Fall Sports - Start date of July 31st 
Cross Country - Boys & Girls - Coach Ted DeVos
Football - Coach Tim Krause
Golf-Boys - Coach Michael Kypriss
Golf-Girls - Coach Bobbie Beattie
Swim - Coach Gustavo Calado
Volleyball - Coach Don Watson

Winter Sports 
Basketball - Girls - Coach Sherri Anthony - Start date of Oct 30th 
Basketball - Boys - Coach Josh Bailen - Start date of Nov 6th 
Competitive Cheerleading - Coach Melissa Fraum - Start date of Oct 9th - tryouts were April 25th 
Soccer - Boys - Coach Fred Hallett - Start date of Oct 23rd 
Soccer - Girls - Coach Jay Shepherd - Start date of Oct 16th 
Weightlifting - Girls - Coach Tim Dennis - Start date of Oct 9th
Wrestling - Coach Craig Muckle - Start date of Nov 6th 

Spring Sports
Baseball - Coach Jerimiah Klosterman - Start date of Jan 29th 
Lacrosse - Boys - Coach Max Gurowski - Start date of Jan 29th 
Lacrosse - Girls - Coach Tara Cushman - Start date of Jan 29th 
Softball - Open - Start date of Jan 22nd
Tennis - Boys/Girls - Coach Michael Kypriss - Start date of Jan 22nd
Track & Field - Coach Bernie Blue - Start date of Jan 22nd 
Weightlifting - Boys - Open - Start date of Jan 8th 

All of the FHSAA paperwork required for your student to participate in sports at Nease are located on the website under the "Forms" tab. Tryout information is listed on the Nease Athletic website. Paperwork MUST be turned in BEFORE a student can tryout for a team.
 
From the District
In this edition of the Superintendent Spotlight, students in the Communications Academy at Allen D. Nease High School discuss the benefits of enrolling in a career academy. To learn more about the academies offered at each high school, visit  academies.stjohns.k12.fl.us .

Programs of Choice Overview Video- http://academies.stjohns.k12.fl.us/videos/overview/

(A link to each individual high school videos- http://academies.stjohns.k12.fl.us/videos/ )




St. Johns County School District Exceptional Student Education welcomes Lisa Bailey, Ph.D who will present:

Topic:  ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)
Date/Time:  2/6/18 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location:  Fullerwood Training Center – 10 Hildreth, St. Augustine, FL 32084

GOAL: To provide parents of ESE, Gifted, and 504 students with information to increase their understanding of ADHD and manage related symptoms .




Visit FCTC programs that are available for Dual / Secondary                
Enrollment for High School students
 
When :    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13th 5:30 PM -7:30 PM
 
Where : First Coast Technical College Main Campus
2980 Collins Avenue in Building C
 
How : Fill in Entrance Ticket and bring the perforated portion below when you arrive on campus ( Building C )
*Start looking at what options are available to help you make informed choices about your future!
 


If you have an extenuating circumstance and need to request special bus transportation, please click on the link below to read procedures.

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