10550 Ray Road, Ponte Vedra, FL 32082 904-547-8300 - Main Office
Office Hours: 8:30a.m. to 4:45p.m.
The National Art Honor Society will be installing artwork around campus in the next few weeks. They are in need of parent volunteers to assist in hanging artwork. If you are available after school at any point in the next two weeks please email Mrs. Welch with your availability. Megan.Welch@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Students who are participating in the Nease Science Fair next week must put up their posters either Tuesday Nov. 19
or Wednesday Nov. 20
in the Media Center on the far wall. The bookshelves will be labeled. Judging will begin around 7:30am on Thursday Nov 21st. Students do not need to be present for the judging. There will be an informational meeting on Monday Nov. 18
at 8:30am in Mrs. Kilpatrick’s room. A ‘Remind’ notice will be sent out. No projects will be accepted on Thursday Nov. 21
The French Honor Society visited The Palm Valley Academy Middle School this past Wednesday to teach them some French Culture. Members Andrea Rivera, Mirey Centeno and Grace Kim taught them some basic French words and did some fun activities with the students to encourage them to take French in High School. The Middle Schoolers enjoyed the activities so much they asked the French Honor Society to come back again!
View one photo from Nov 2019:
Seniors and Senior Parents:
Due to size restrictions placed by the Remind APP, the class of 2020 group will be split into several smaller groups. Students if you get a message that you were removed from the group, do not rejoin, you have been automatically placed in a new group.
Parents, several of you were switched over, a few did not make the move for some reason. If you are not sure, please join the parent group
this is parents only and will get the duplicate message from the senior pages
Final payments for GradBash are now due. Please bring $80 to D27
For the safety of the students and staff at
Allen D. Nease High School
, St. Johns County School District has a policy where all
must complete a volunteer
online school access form
which is good for three years. When doing so you are agreeing to a criminal background check and a sexual offender check. You are also agreeing to abide by the policies and procedures of the St. Johns County School Board and its facilities while volunteering. The process can take two – six weeks to process your form.
The following link will direct you to the online form. The form will take approximately 7 minutes to complete.
School Access Form
Without having School Access you will not be able to enter the school for appointments you may have scheduled.
Nease is participating in the Annual Marine Corps Reserve's Toys For Tots Drive. We are competing against the other high schools in St Johns to see who can collect the most toys. Nease has won the last 2 years, so bring in those toys through December 2nd. Collection boxes are in the main office, Media Center, and C-pod.
Semester exams will be here before we realize it. Exams will be administered December 17th through the 20th. Exams may not be taken early, so it is extremely important that students are present. Make-up exams will be administered when students return in January.
The Nease SAC meeting is Thursday, November 21
st at 8:00 am in the Panther Hall Conference room #104. SAC meetings are open to the public, all are welcome to attend.
Boys Cross Country
Team achieved the
highest finish in school history as they ran to second place in the state
. They ran an incredible team race as they strategically executed their race plan to move up throughout the race. Individual champion, Rheinhardt Harrison, set the tone early followed by Anderson Ball claiming the State Runner-Up position. Justin Tackling ran to fourth place overall earning First Team All-State. Will Lloyd and Aiden Champagne moved up significantly over the last mile to round out the scoring for the team. Ryan Landeweer and Adrian Figueroa ran incredible races brining home all of the Nease competitors.
1. Rheinhardt Harrison – 15:24 – 1
Individual State Champion
2. Anderson Ball – 15:34 – 2
Place - Individual Runner-Up
3. Justin Tackling – 15:38 – 4
Place - First Team All-State
4. Will Lloyd – 16:44 – 72
5. Aiden Champagne – 16:53 – 88
6. Ryan Landeweer – 17:13 – 133
7. Adrian Figueroa – 17:15 – 138
Pictured below L to R: Coach Peckiconis, Coach Landeweer, Taylor Hampson, Peter Luers, Will Lloyd, Aiden Champagne, Ryan Landeweer, Anderson Ball, Justin Tackling, Luke Monty, Sam Myers, Seth Zapata, Rheinhardt Harrison, Adrian Figueroa, Eriando Dhembi, Coach DeVos.
Pictured above: Rheinhardt Harrison (Left) – Individual State Champion, Anderson Ball (center) – Individual Runner-Up, Justin Tackling (right) – First Team All-State
4A Region 1 swim meet top 16th Nease swimmers:
Event 1 women’s 200 medley relay Nease placed 6th
Event 11 women’s 100 butterfly: Olivia Peoples placed 1st; Allie Larrimore placed 9
Event 13 women’s 100 free: Natalie Padgett placed 16th
Event 15 women’s 500 free: Haven Hinkle placed 11th; Ryan Kruger placed 16th
Event 17 women’s 200 free relay: Nease placed 7th
Event 19 women’s 100 back: Allie Larrimore placed 10th
Event 21 women’s 100 breast: Olivia Peoples placed 2nd
Event 23 women’s 400 free relay: Nease placed 7th
Event 4 men’s 200 free: Jacob Brougham placed 10th; Thomas Zak placed 16th
Event 6 men’s 200 individual medley: Jonathan Kim placed 2nd; Joseph Wyatt placed 9th
Event 8 men’s 50 free: Matthew Koziol placed 12th
Event 10 men’s 1 meter diving: Brooks Adams placed 2nd
Event 14 men’s 100 free: unter Olive placed 10th; Matthew Koziol placed 13th
Event 16 men’s 500 free: Jacob Brougham placed 2nd
Event 18 men’s 200 free relay: Nease placed 8th
Event 20 men’s 100 back: Dylan Ramos placed 16th
Event 22 men’s 100 breast: Jonathan Kim placed 2nd; Rich Nguyen placed 10th; Joab Temotio placed 13th
Event 24 men’s 400 free relay: Nease placed 8th
Fundraisers - Please support our Panthers!
Nease Boy’s Lacrosse-
TPC Ticket Sales
The Nease Boys Lacrosse team is selling tickets for next year’s TPC! Please use or forward the below information out to anyone interested in buying tickets. Below is the code that buyers will enter on the dedicated Ticketmaster page when purchasing tickets.
They must enter your code for you to receive credit of the ticket purchase.
The Ticketmaster page can be found at
. The direct link for this page is:
Our code is: NEASEBOYSLAX
This year there are a few changes and adjustments:
- Mobile ticketing: All tickets will be available for online purchase. Organizations will be provided a link with their own special code to post and share. Please note that consignment tickets are no longer available.
- Day-specific tickets: Tickets will only be sold per day to help manage attendance numbers. There are no Good-Any-Day tickets available this year
The tickets are priced at $55. Of each ticket sold, $30 is returned to Nease Lacrosse, with the remaining balance donated to The First Tee. Regular priced Stadium Passes for Thursday and Sunday are valued at $65; Saturday and Sunday Stadium Passes are valued at $70.
TPC is coming soon! March 12-15th
You can purchase your tickets for reduced rate AND support Nease Cheerleading.
Tickets are $55 (regularly $65-$70, depending on the day)
Click on the link below, select your day and quantity and enter the promo code “NeaseCheer” to unlock the reduced rate.
ALL STUDENT-ATHLETES MUST REGISTER AND BE CLEARED ON THE ATHLETICCLEARANCE.COM WEBSITE PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION IN ANY SPORT. A MINIMUM 2.0 GPA IS REQUIRED BY THE STATE TO PARTICIPATE. VISIT NEASEATHLETICS.COM AND SELECT THE “REGISTER” TAB FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.
Congratulations to our Boys Cross Country Team!
They placed second in FHSAA State Championships. Reinhardt Harrison won the individual state championship, Anderson Ball was runner up and Justin Tackling finished fourth.
Track & Field
Conditioning after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays beginning on
Players and parents, the Nease Tennis Spirit Wear link from Bakers Sporting Goods will be posted on their website from November 1-15 only. Orders will arrive in time for the Holidays. All purchases will benefit the Panther Tennis Team Booster Club.
Nease Boy’s Lacrosse –
Panthers! We will be hosting a FREE Boy’s Lacrosse Clinic for any Middle School / Elementary School student-athletes interested in lacrosse. The clinic will take place on Monday, November 25
, 4:30 – 5:30 at World Golf Village Field off International Golf Parkway. Please share with anyone interested in playing the FASTEST GAME ON TWO FEET!
A huge thanks to GOLD business partner Dr. Ann Ngyuen- Target Optical and Lenscrafters and Dr. Esra- Nease Animal Hospital. If you are a customer, please be sure to tell them how much we appreciate their support of Nease High School.
On campus SAT and ACT prep classes available year-round with business partner Test Prep Simplified.
SAT Dec 5 4-6 pm
ACT Dec 13 4-6 pm
ACT Feb 6 4-6 pm
SAT Mar 12 4-6 pm
PTSO Social Media:
Join the Nease PTSO Social Media sites to learn more about Nease-related events: Facebook: Nease High School PTSO Instagram: @nease_ptso Twitter: @NeasePtso
- All IB seniors received their college application “gold envelope.” There is at least a 2-week (14 working days) turnaround for the processing of the envelope. Please allow for this prior to submission.
- Seniors!!. Your third and final payment of $200 is due by November 30th for the New York Trip. Those in rooms other than a quad will owe 260$.
- Habitat for Humanity Build Dates are available: December 7th and December 14th. Students can sign up here: https://habitatstaugustine.volunteerhub.com/
- Juniors are working on selecting their extended essay topic for the upcoming mentor selection process. Ask them what they plan on writing on and what research they are interested in.
All IB Students & Parents
- Our third IB Booster meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 at 10am in the Media Center Classroom.
- IB Social is scheduled for Thursday, November 21st during lunch time. We would like to begin collecting for the “Be the Change” Drive for SOUPer Bowl. Please bring any extra change to contribute to our collection.
Communications Academy Lunch and Learn
Good Morning Jacksonville News Anchor Lewis Turner will be joining us for three Lunch and Learns on Tuesday, November 26th. Mr. Turner will be discussing his background in Broadcast Journalism, what his job entails on a daily basis, and he will answer student questions. Students can sign up for A, B, or C lunch, depending on which lunch period you have. The Communications Academy will provide 2 slices of pizza per student, and students can bring a drink and any other food they would like to eat. The Lunch and Learns take place in the Media Center classroom. There are a maximum of 30 slots per lunch period, and the sign-ups close on Wednesday, Nov 20th.
Upcoming Academy Field Trips/Guest Speakers
- Jaguars Stadium Tour – Communications Academy Sports Media students (Nov 19th)
- Guest Speaker from Coast Guard Academy Engineering Programs – Engineering Academy Principles of Engineering students (Nov 20th)
- Women in Engineering Lunch and Learn – Engineering Academy female students (Nov 22nd)
- Good Morning Jacksonville News Anchor Lewis Turner Lunch & Learn – Communications Academy students (Nov 26th)
- Jaguars Stadium Tour – Communications Academy Digital Design students (Dec 3rd)
Guest Speaker events take place during certain periods, according to the guest speaker’s availability. Students whom do not have Academy classes during those periods, but are interested in attending the guest speaker event, can pick up a guest speaker pass from their Academy teacher. Field trip forms will be made available to students 2-3 weeks before field trips take place. Academy teachers will distribute forms in class to interested students.
Academy Coordinator | Nease High School
: Algebra I / Geometry / Biology / US History, will commence on December 2, 2019. Students will be given passes. If your student requires this opportunity please view my EOC website page under Testing, which has links to practice tests.
CollegeBoard / ACT accommodations
: If your son or daughter receives state standardized testing accommodations via an IEP or 504, please complete the parent consent forms on my website, and have your student return them to me when they are ready to take this exams. Please remember to check their websites for deadlines and allow time for the testing organizations to process the request.
Upcoming Scholarships & College Visits
- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship- Deadline November 20th
- U.S. Air Force ROTC Scholarship- Deadline December 1st
- Washington University in St. Louis- Danforth Scholars Program- Nomination essay due to Mrs. Kennedy by December 1st.
- Stetson University- Edmunds Scholarship- Nomination essay due to Mrs. Kennedy by December 7th.
- Burger King Scholarship-Deadline December 15th
- FAU-Honors College Academic Scholarships: Deadline December 15th
- Rayonier Advanced Materials Scholarship; Deadline January 8th
Interested in a career in Plumbing, Pipefitting and HVAC after graduation? A representative from Local Union 234 will be at Nease
, in the Media Center. Come and learn more about an excellent career in the pipe trades!. Any student interested can obtain a pass from Mrs. Leitao in C130.
Here are the School Counselor caseloads and appointment links:
Temporary School Counselor Assignments:
D’Erica Gibbs: Students with the last names Co-Cul
Linda Smith: Students with the last names Cun-Dod
Daphne Harden: Students with the last names Doh-Ex
Athena Kifah: Students with the last names Ez-Fua
Kim Hollis: Students with the last names Fue-Gou
School Counselors are also available during all three lunches in Counselor Corner located in the left hand corner of the cafeteria. Students may come in during that time to speak with their School Counselor.
Do you work for a company that hires high school graduates? Would you like an opportunity to recruit Nease High School seniors? We are hosting a technical college and career fair on April 1
to show students opportunities outside of a traditional 4 year degree. If you are interested in participating in this event, please reach out to Mrs. Smith at
financial aid season!
On Tuesday, October 1
, the Bright Futures Application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened up for the 2020-2021 school year.
We discussed both of these applications with seniors when we met with seniors individually in September. Students have a handout with the Bright Futures information on it to serve as a guide. We have additional information available in counselor corner in the cafeteria during all 3 lunches.
In order to apply for State Scholarship & Grant Programs (Bright Futures), a student must first
Create a Student Account/Profile
at the following link:
. Click on State Grants, Scholarships & Applications. Click on
Create a Student Account.
Students will receive an email with their User ID and temporary password. After creating a
, students will have the option to continue directly to the FFAA.
The application typically takes 10 minutes or less to complete, so students are welcome to come to counselor corner and complete the application with their counselor or do it on their own from home. Students DO NOT need to have met the requirements prior to applying for the scholarship. While we encourage students to meet the requirements for the scholarship as soon as possible, students have until the June SAT/ACT test dates to continue to try and earn the required test scores. As a reminder, students need qualifying GPA, SAT or ACT, and Community Service Hours in order to earn the scholarship. Any student that meets those requirements and applies will earn the scholarship.
In order to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a student AND a parent must first create an FSA ID. Students and parents can do that online here:
This is something that can be completed in Counselor Corner. Parents who have older students may have already completed this process previously. Once students and parents have their FSA ID, they can complete the FAFSA on-line here:
Please make sure you are checking the e-mail address that you provided to your Naviance account as we will start sending larger senior specific updates through Naviance. Returning students should have received their Naviance registration code last spring in order to set up their accounts. If you need that information again, you can get it from your counselor. Once you have registered, you can continue to access your account here:
The majority of students should have submitted their college applications at this time. As we enter notification season, please update your counselor and Naviance as you get news of your acceptances!
As we enter the holiday season, now is a great time to see if you can incorporate college visits into your travel plans. If you could schedule a housing tour along with a financial aid and admissions presentation with a meal on campus, it would go a long way in helping you get a sense of where you might want to be 2 years from now.
Counselors will be visiting Junior English classes this week. We will be working with students to confirm that they are aware of all the classes that they need to graduate. We will also be working with them on developing their college lists of potential schools and careers. Students will be receiving their Naviance codes so that they can log into their Naviance accounts here:
and start saving potential colleges and careers to their “Colleges I’m Thinking About” and “Careers I’m Thinking About” sections. Students will also be encouraged to start working on their resumes in Naviance as these will be required for their college letters of recommendation next year.
It is also time for Juniors to start taking the SAT and ACT. Your goal is to have a solid test score by the end of the school year so that you can start submitting college applications in the summer and fall of next year. You can register for the SAT at
and the ACT at
. Students on free and reduced lunch can see Ms. Harden in guidance for 2 fee waivers for each test.
We hope that you all took the PSAT this month and it was a positive testing experience for you. As the first nine weeks comes to a close, you should be reviewing your grades and evaluating your study habits. It is important to make sure and keep your grades up so you keep your opportunities open.
All Freshman World History classes went to the computer lab on Tuesday 10/22 or Thursday 10/24. Students created their Naviance accounts (a huge college and career resource), learned about graduation requirements and tutoring opportunities, took a strengths survey, and more. Please have your student share with you the packet they received that includes their 9
grade “stay on track” checklist.
Community Service Opportunity:
Coastal Oaks is hosting their Annual Winter Festival that will include winter themed family fun for all ages.
Where: Coastal Oaks Clubhouse
When: December 7, 2019 from 10am-2pm
- Decorating sugar cookies
- Pictures with Santa
- Writing letters to Santa
- Coloring and craft party
- Holiday themed games
This event is sponsored by the Coastal Oaks Social Committee. If you are interested in volunteering,
please contact Ms. JoAnn Marracello at:
Carolyn Milian – School Librarian Media Specialist
Lorna Patterson – Media Clerk
- Panthers, Poetry, and Prose!
It’s time to start planning! Our Poetry Slam will take place in February this year and we will be having an informational meeting for all students interested in participating on Wednesday, Nov 20
during all lunches in the media center. Students, if you would like to perform your pieces and participate, please come to the meeting on this date!!
HALLOWEEN FUNDRAISER FOR THE BAHAMAS!!
Thank you to EVERYONE who donated to this fundraiser! All together we were able to raise just over $850 to send to the American Red Cross specifically for the relief efforts in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian.
MEDIA CENTER DONATIONS AND HELP
WE NEED YOU!!
Our media center is quite the busy hub!! We have been averaging between 200-300 students in here a day and
we would LOVE to have some parent/college student volunteers help us out at the circulation desk during our busiest times
before school and
during all lunches
If you are able to help us out, please click on the link below and select a day and time you could come help us out.
We are still in need of some supply donations to get us through the school year. If you can donate any of the following items that we use daily in the media center, we would be MOST grateful:
Paper towel rolls
service for all our students takes place EVERY Tuesday and Thursday after school and no appointment is necessary. Students just need to show up after school to the media center on these days. We have cancelled Monday and Wednesday lunch tutoring sessions due to low attendance, however, students who would like to have a tutor to work with during any of their lunchtimes can see Mrs. Milian to schedule a session. These MUST be done 1-2 days in advance. If any these times are not convenient for some students, please contact Mrs. Milian at
to discuss the possibility of other days and times.
National Hispanic Honor Society Induction is taken place on December 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the PAC.
National English Honor Society
! If you are a sophomore, junior, or senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, grab an application from the Media Center, fill it out, and drop it off in B103 by November 1. We will host book clubs, workshops on writing and test-taking skills, and service and cultural outings.
The School Pay links are now available to pay senior dues online. Please note,
THERE ARE TWO OPTIONS
this year…The first is $50 and is for graduation only. The second option is $75 and covers all graduation costs, senior t-shirt, spring carnival, raffles, etc.
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR SENIORS is Tuesday, May 12th.
MANDATORY GRADUATION REHEARSAL is Monday, May 18th at 1:30pm at UNF.
is Friday, May 22nd 7PM at UNF. Seniors need to be there at 6pm.
Please join the Remind group if you have not already done so…text @9bdfbf8 to 81010
Seniors, join the Class of 2020 Schoology group for easy access to senior class information and for the opportunity to vote for class motto. The Schoology access code is: 3X7B-KCXN-32JZZ
See Mrs. Bourquin in D7 for help if needed.
What is happening at Nease this week
Monday, November 18th
- 8am - Driver's Ed in F-105
- HOME: 6pm - Boys BB vs Brunswick
Tuesday, November 19th
- 8am - Driver's Ed in F-105
- Art FT to Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens (Welch)
- Communications FT to TIAA Bank Field (Combs)
- 10am - IB Booster Club mtg in media center 146
- AWAY: 5:30pm - Boys' Soccer at St Augustine
- AWAY: 5:30pm - Girls' Soccer at Bishop Kenny
- AWAY: 5:30pm - Girls' Basketball at Sandalwood
- HOME: 6pm - Boys' Basketball vs Camden
Wednesday, November 20th
- 8am - Driver's Ed in F-105
- Engineering FT to Northrup Gruman (Combs)
- 3pm - Great Decisions in portable 25 (Smith)
- AWAY: 3:30pm - Girls' Weightlifting at Pedro Menendez
Thursday, November 21st
- 8am - Driver's Ed in F-105
- Science Fair in Media Center
- 8am - SAC Meeting in panther hall conference room 104
- ALL LUNCHES: IB social in amphitheater
- HOME: 6pm - Girls' Basketball vs Orange Park
Friday, November 22nd
- Boys Soccer leaves for Tampa Jesuit
- AWAY: 5pm - Wrestling Pre-Season Classic at Terry Parker
- AWAY: 6pm - Girls' Basketball at Buchholz
- HOME: 5:30pm - Girls' Soccer vs Creekside
- HOME: 5:30pm - Girls' Weightlifing vs Ponte Vedra
Saturday, November 23rd
- Boys' Soccer vs Tampa Jesuit
- ROTC FT - Gateway Rifle & Pistol Club
- ROTC Nease NS1 Drill Meet at Nease's stadium
- AWAY: 2pm - Boys' Soccer at Berkeley Prep