Volume 39 - May 11, 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
This week was Teacher Appreciation Week and our PTSO and IB Boosters made everyone feel extremely appreciated. Thank you to everyone who donated desserts and lunch items. Everything was absolutely fantastic.

We have 155 seniors who did not clear their debts this week to pick-up their graduation tickets. Seniors must see Mrs. Gledhil in C-pod by Thursday to pick-up tickets. Tickets that have not been picked up will be considered extras and given out after graduation rehearsal.

If your child received a parking spot for next year, the form and money are due to the main office by Friday, May 18th.

If your child did not receive a parking spot, below are opportunities to purchase an auctioned spot.

Golden Panther Booster Club Spring Social
Location: Ancient City Brewery - 3420 Agricultural Center Drive #8
St. Augustine, FL 32092
Time: 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
Date: June 2, 2018
Ages: You must be 21 years of age or older to attend this event
Tickets are $50 and will include dinner and deserts. Dinner will be BBQ chicken, ribs and pork. Each paying customer will receive a ticket for several prize drawings. That individual ticket is good for ALL prizes that will be given away several times during the night. 
Prizes:  2 Sport passes for ALL Nease home athletic events (excluding playoff games).
           3 Reserved Parking passes to home football games
           Several other drawings will take place in which many prizes will be awarded
ALSO, 15 Reserved Nease Student Parking spots will be auctioned off at this event. You must be present to bid on a student parking spot! (Parents with students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors can bid on these spots) THIS IS THE ONLY WAY THAT A SOPHOMORE CAN RECEIVE A PARKING SPOT ON CAMPUS!

Would you like to avoid the parent drop off and pick up lines next school year? 
Does your Student Driver or Soon to be Student Driver need a Parking Space for next year?
Nease Chorus is auctioning off 1 Student Space for the 2018-2019 School Year. 
Please click/copy paste this link to access the online auction: www.32auctions.com/Neaseparkingspot2018-2019
The Auction Closes at 2pm on Thursday, May 17th.
Please Email Mrs. Poe with questions: madeline.poe@stjohns.k12.fl.us

The Physical Education Department is in need of baseball or softball gloves. If you have any old gloves around your house you would like to donate to the PE Department, please have your child bring them into Coach Reyes in the gym or drop them off in the main office. Thank you in advance for your support!

UNDERCLASS YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION
In front of the PAC:
•          Tuesday, May 15th Excel A & B
•          Wed., May 16th Both Lunches
•          Thursday, May 17th Excel A & B
•          Friday, May 18th Both Lunches
MUST HAVE ID to PICK-UP !!!!!
Any unsold Yearbooks will be sold to Underclassmen on Tuesday, May 15th – Excel A - about 30 book available - $100 CASH OR CHECK!!

Attention Current Juniors Rising Seniors! Make Your Appointment for Senior Pictures For the Yearbook NOW!! We have several current seniors who will not be in the yearbook, because they procrastinated in making an appointment and there were no slots available.
3 Ways to Schedule:
1.  Go Online: www.CadyStudios.com
2.  Call Customer Service 800.547.6237
3.  Go into the Studio @ 210 – St. Johns Studio – 1300 CR 210 – St. Johns, Florida 32259
Go online to see all the options for scenes and packages.
To just get your Yearbook photo and one scene there is a $35 sitting fee. Get your photo made in June and get an extra scene for free. The deadline to get your photo made is in September and often appointments are unavailable once we return from summer break!
Contact the Yearbook Advisor at Holly.Farson@stjohns.k12.fl.us with any questions.  

Attention Rising Juniors & Seniors:
The June 9 administration of the ACT is being offered free of cost to a limited number of students through a voucher program. The regular cost of the ACT test is $46. By testing on this date (and using the voucher), students will be participating in a pilot study for the ACT corporation: students will be assigned to take a paper based or a computer based test. Please see your English teacher to receive the voucher, if you can commit to test on the June 9 th date. Students will receive a valid ACT score through this test administration.

Class of 2019…Students, parents and teachers…now is the time to start thinking about next year…Please join the remind group for your class as there will be important information disseminated this way…
Text: @k6c4ca
To: 81010

Thank you to all seniors for completing the Graduation Survey in Naviance. If you stated that you are going to a 2-year or 4-year college, we will be sending your final transcript (available in mid-June) to the college that indicated that you are attending.  The Naviance Graduation Survey will remain open until May 23 and you are welcome to make changes to it online through that date. After May 23, if you need to change the college that you are sending your final transcript to, you will need to go into the Nease Guidance department and request a paper final transcript form.

If you have any questions regarding the Naviance graduation survey or final transcripts, please email Mrs. Kunkel at natalie.kunkel@stjohns.k12.fl.us  .  If you have any other graduation questions, they should be sent to Mrs. Gledhill at michel.gledhill@stjohns.k12.fl.us  .



Final Exam Schedule for 9th, 10th & 11th graders

Semester 2 Week 1(Elective exams) - PLEASE NOTE PERIOD ROTATION
Monday, May 14 –Two exams
1 st 9:15-10:45 (90 m) - exam if elective class and computer-based district exam
2 nd 10:50-12:20 (90 m) - exam if elective class and computer-based district exam
3 rd 12:25-1:33 Class
A lunch 12:25-12:55
12:57-1:33 Class
B Lunch 1:03-1:33
12:25-1:01 Class
4 th 1:38-2:18 (40 m)
5 th 2:23-3:03 (40 m)
6 th 3:08-3:50 (42 m)

Tuesday, May 15-Two exams
3 rd 9:15-10:45 (90 m) - exam if elective class and computer-based district exam
4 th 10:55-12:25 (90 m) - exam if elective class and computer-based district exam
Excel
12:30-1:30
5 th 1:35-2:10 (45m)
6 th 2:15-3:00 (45m)
7 th 3:05-3:53 (47m)

Wednesday, May 16/ Regular Wed Schedule

Thursday, May 17-Two exams
5 th 9:15-10:45 (90 m) - exam if elective class and computer-based district exam
6 th 10:55-12:25 (90 m) - exam if elective class and computer-based district exam
Excel
12:30-1:30
1 st 1:35-2:10 (45m)
2 nd 2:15-3:00 (45m)
7 th 3:05-3:53 (47m)

Friday, May 18 th –one exam
7 th  9:15-10:45 (90 m) - exam if elective class and computer-based district exam
1 st  10:50-11:32 (42 m)
2 nd  11:37-12:20 (43 m)
3 rd  12:25-1:33
A lunch 12:25-12:55
12:57-1:33 Class
B Lunch  1:03-1:33
12:25-1:01 Class
4 th 1:38-2:18 (40 m)
5 th 2:23-3:03 (40 m)
6 th 3:08-3:50 (42 m)


Semester 2 Week 2
Monday, May 21 – two exams
9:15 – 10:45       EXAM Period 1
10:45 – 10:55    Break
10:55 – 12:25     EXAM Period 2
12:30 – 1:00      Lunch
                        Buses depart at 1:00

Tuesday, May 22 – two exams
9:15 – 10:45       EXAM Period 3
10:45 – 10:55    Break
10:55 – 12:25     EXAM Period 4
12:30 – 1:00      Lunch
                        Buses depart at 1:00

Wednesday, May 23 – two exams  
9:15 – 10:45       EXAM Period 5
10:45 – 10:55    Break
10:55 – 12:25     EXAM - Period 6
12:30 – 1:30     Lunch
1:30 – 2:50  Students in Study Hall
Buses depart normal time. Students can leave as car rider or parent pick-up during lunch from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. After 1:30pm there are no check-outs. Students will have to wait until 2:50pm dismissal.

Thursday, May 24 – one exam    LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!
9:15 – 10:45       EXAM Period 7
10:50 – 11:20 Lunch
                       Buses depart at 11:25
Fundraisers
Do you have stuff to sell???
Then rent a spot at the Nease Boys’ Basketball 1 st Annual Community Yard Sale!

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time:  8:00am - 12:00pm
Where: Nease Stadium Parking Lot

For more information, contact neaseboysbasketball@gmail.com or
visit the website NeaseBasketball.com
 
Good News!!
Congratulations to the Vertical newspaper staff for winning first place for editorial writing in The Florida Times Union 2018 High School Journalism Awards! The winning piece, “Intolerance: We Won’t Tolerate It” by Bre Jarvis was published in the March 2018 issue and can be found at: www.nhsvertical.com .

Our county’s History Fair group competed in Tallahassee at the Florida History Day competition on Monday. Patriot Oaks teacher, Kelly Vaughn, won the Florida Teacher of Merit Award which is awarded to one teacher in Florida for creative history teaching within and outside the classroom. It’s basically a teacher MVP award. 
Pacetti Bay student, Carlton Washington, won the American Colonial Heritage Award for his project General Washington’s Secret Six: How the Culper Spy Ring Saved the American Revolution . There were over 1,200 students competing at the state competition this year and Carlton beat out all other students in grades 6-12 to win this award.
Nease High’s Alan Michael, Logan Graham, Daniel Fedchenko, and Josh Pantano and Landrum Middle’s Jamison Beckham all finished in the top six in the state for their respective categories.


Mark your calendar - Important Testing Dates
IB Exams - May 2nd through May 18th

AP Exams - May 7th through May 25th


May 8th - 11th - Senior Exams: Last day for the seniors - Friday, May 11th

May 14th - 24th - Underclassmen final exams

May 24th - Last day of school!

Summer Testing Dates for EOCs and virtual courses

If you have questions or concerns regarding testing, please contact testing coordinator, Cynthia Messenger at Cynthia.Messenger@stjohns.k12.fl.us
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.

PTSO News
PTSO Volunteers – Are you looking for a way to get involved in your teen’s school? The Nease PTSO is looking for parents to join our Board and/or fill other roles. Please email Amy Witherspoon at awitherspoon73@yahoo.com to learn more.

Upcoming Meetings : Anyone is welcome to attend the PTSO meeting on May 8. Meetings start at 2:30 p.m. (so administration representative can attend) and are held in Panther Hall.
 
Special Message on Marquee: Interested in writing a Birthday or Congratulation message to your child on the marquee? Complete this form Announcement Form for Marquee and submit to main office for PTSO  1 week prior to the message appearing on the marquee.
 
Special Banner hung in Panther Hall courtyard: Students may bring $15 cash or check to the front office if they would like to purchase a banner to hang in the Panther Hall courtyard. We will provide the banner and hang your banner for you once you have decorated it with your message. A few ideas include but are not limited to: advertise an event, send a birthday message, show off your artistic talent, or just make a statement.
College Visits
There are no college visits currently scheduled.
IB News
IB Seniors
You must turn in your $25 for your IB stole (if you are not a Booster Club member) and your money for the banquet by Monday, May 14th!  If we do not receive your money for the banquet by Monday, May 14 th you will lose your seats. We must give Palencia a final count.  Checks should be made payable to the IB Booster Club and given to Mrs. Kennedy. 

IB Juniors
Please complete your resume and questionnaire in Naviance so that I can begin writing letters of recommendation. Ms. Kunkel sent an email on Friday regarding Naviance. Remember the more information I have in Naviance, the more personal the letter. This is highly important for scholarships and college applications.
Academy News
Academy students, remember, you are taking your final exams in your Academy courses next week, 5/14-5/18. Study hard and do your best!
 
For the latest Nease Academy News, read the latest edition of the Academy Newsletter at www.neaseacademies.com

If you are an Academy student, and want to drop your Academy for next year, you must fill out and turn in an Academy Drop form. Email Mrs. Combs at Jaime.combs@stjohns.k12.fl.us to request a form. We will not remove an Academy class from the student’s 2018-19 schedule until we’ve received the completed form, per district policy.

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 were mailed home and delivered to students in class in early February, 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.

The St. John’s River State class schedule should be released on May 14 th . The schedule can be found here (be sure the drop down menu says FALL 2018 ): http://www.sjrstate.edu/courses.html

JUNE CPT DEADLINES –
St. Augustine Campus test date: June 6, 2018 @ 10am
Orange Parke Campus test date: June 14, 2018 @ 10am
Palatka Campus test date: June 20, 2018 @ 10am
* Must bring ID to the site and arrive by 9:45 am. DOORS CLOSE PROMPTLY AT 10AM *
In order to set up the test, you can reach out to SJR directly ( ) or indicate on the SJR application a test is needed. SJR application must be given to Mrs. Gibbs by May 22 nd if a test date is needed.


Volunteering opportunity for Saturday, May 12 (Nease Track) and June 2 (St. Augustine High Track) .
Coach Blue is looking for volunteers to help with the Young Achievers Relay Meet.
Here are the available time slots:
8 am - 11 am
10:30 am - 2 pm
1:30 pm - 5 pm 
Please sign up in person with Coach Blue on Tuesdays or Thursdays at the track or email Coach Blue if you are able to help   bluekb@bellsouth.net
 
 
United Way of Northeast Florida presents: Youth Service Council
United Way of Northeast Florida’s Youth Service Council empowers high-school youth to create real community change in Jacksonville. Participants in the Youth Service Council will gain knowledge and skills through a dynamic curriculum, hands-on volunteer projects and group activities. Upon completing the six-day program, council members will have a greater knowledge of community challenges and how they can be part of the solution
Timeline
·          May 1 – Applications open
·          May 9 – Youth Service Council Information Session
·          May 25 – Applications close
·          May 28-30 – Phone interviews with chosen applicants
·          July 16 – Program starts
·          July 21 – Programs concludes
General Program Information
 Applicants must be between the ages of 13-18 (in high school by fall 2018)
 Participants who complete the Youth Service Council program will earn 50 community service hours .
 Program fees are $350 per participant for the entire program. Scholarship opportunities might be available for eligible applicants.
 A non-refundable deposit of $125 is required to reserve your space. This deposit is due once accepted into the program. The balance in full is due no later than July 6, 2018, online or by check.

Apply starting May 1st at www.unitedwaynefl.org/youthcouncil
Contact Jenny O'Donnell at jennyo@uwnefl.org for more information

SAT and ACT prep courses available at Nease.
Media Center
Media Specialist: Carolyn Milian
Media Para: Lorna Patterson

  • May 11th – Hard due date for ALL library books and materials and LAST day of access to media center (textbooks are going to be housed on the bookcases on the main floor and I don’t want books disappearing. 
  • May 18th – Teachers need to start returning all media materials (if not sooner) – class sets of textbooks, document cameras, library books, etc. 

Seniors Only
Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal:  Friday, May 18 th at 10am to noon at UNF
Allow lots of extra time for traffic, parking, and walking to the arena. The ONLY students excused from attending are those taking an AP or IB exam. Everyone else MUST be there on time and for the entire 2 hours.

Graduation:  
Monday, May 21 st at 7pm at UNF – Students arrive at 6pm
         ALL guests will go through a bag check and security search with wand.


Thank you to all seniors for completing the Graduation Survey in Naviance. If you stated that you are going to a 2-year or 4-year college, we will be sending your final transcript (available in mid-June) to the college that indicated that you are attending.  The Naviance Graduation Survey will remain open until May 23 and you are welcome to make changes to it online through that date. After May 23, if you need to change the college that you are sending your final transcript to, you will need to go into the Nease Guidance department and request a paper final transcript form.

If you have any questions regarding the Naviance graduation survey or final transcripts, please email Mrs. Kunkel at natalie.kunkel@stjohns.k12.fl.us  .  If you have any other graduation questions, they should be sent to Mrs. Gledhill at michel.gledhill@stjohns.k12.fl.us  .
Happenings at Nease this week
Monday, May 14th
  • 6:30pm - YMCA Youth in Government in B-103

Tuesday, May 15th


Wednesday, May 16th
  • 8:15am - FCA meeting in cafeteria

Thursday, May 17th


Friday, May 18th
  • Last day to submit parking forms and money to main office
  • 10am - Graduation Rehearsal at UNF Arena

Saturday, May 19th
  • 8am to noon - Boys Basketball Yard Sale - stadium parking lot

Sunday, May 20th
  • NJROTC Orienteering Meet at FL Agricultural Museum
Student Life
Attention all I.T.S. members (International Thespian Society): Our year end banquet is coming up soon! It is Wednesday, May 23 rd at Murray Bros. Caddyshack restaurant in World Golf Village from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Details with menu are on line at Mr. Segal’s website under “I.T.S.” The cost of the dinner is $25 and must be remitted to Mr. Segal by the 21 st of May. Parents of students are also invited. Induction (if you qualify) is an additional $30. Please make checks out to NHS drama. Dress attire is formal (Girls in dresses, boys with button down shirts and ties). 464fun!

Attention Club Officers! The 2018- 2019 Club renewal packets are now available for completion. These can be picked up in the front office and are due back, fully completed, to Mr. Banton by May 22, 2018.

Attention Current Juniors – Rising Seniors! Make Your Appointment for Senior Pictures For the Yearbook NOW!! We have several current seniors who will not be in the yearbook, because they procrastinated in making an appointment and there were no slots available.
3 Ways to Schedule:
1.   Go Online: www.CadyStudios.com
2.   Call Customer Service 800.547.6237
3.   Go into the Studio @ 210 – St. Johns Studio – 1300 CR 210 – St. Johns, Florida 32259
Go online to see all the options for scenes and packages.
To just get your Yearbook photo and one scene there is a $35 sitting fee. Get your photo made in June and get an extra scene for free. The deadline to get your photo made is in September and often appointments are unavailable once we return from summer break!
Contact the Yearbook Advisor at Holly.Farson@stjohns.k12.fl.us with any questions. 


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.

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
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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