Volume 130 -- October 9, 2020
10550 Ray Road, Ponte Vedra, FL 32082                           904-547-8300 - Main Office
Office Hours: 8:30am to 4:45pm
From Mrs. Kunze
Happy Friday!

The PSAT exam is an important upcoming assessment for high school students on Wednesday, October 14th. As a reminder, the PSAT is for ALL 10th grade students as well as 9th or 11th grade students who have registered and paid to take the exam. Distance Learners must report to campus for the exam.

Due to COVID-19, the number of students we can place in our large group spaces is significantly reduced. This makes it difficult to provide a learning space for students who are not participating in the PSAT. To ensure both student safety and the optimal testing environment, we will allow flexibility to students on this day. High school students who are not participating in the PSAT may complete assigned work from home on this day.  Assigned work will be due on Thursday, October 15th. or Friday, October 16th depending on the class and teacher.

Please also note that October 14 is our first day of the revised time for Wednesday dismissal. Students will be dismissed at 2:00 pm on Wednesdays from October 14 – December 18, 2020.

The PSAT will start at 9:20am and will end at 1:30pm. Student will have lunch from 1:30pm to 2pm. If you would like your child to leave campus either as a car driver/rider or as parent pick-up, you MUST complete the PSAT - Early Release Form - Oct 2020. Your child needs to KEEP this form and show signed form at the gate to leave on Wednesday. We will NOT be checking out students through the main office on Wednesday between 1:30pm and 2pm.

ZOOM for live conferences
The district is switching to ZOOM for live conferences through Schoology. We are having an issue with students gaining access to the zoom conferences, if they have changed their primary email in HAC from their s# email. The primary email should NOT be changed .

School Pictures for Distance Learners
Pictures for Distance Learners will be taken on campus Wednesday, Oct 14th from 11am to 4pm in the auditorium. Please use the sign-up genius to select a time.

Picture Retakes for ALL students
The make-up day for school pictures for all students is Friday, November 6th in the auditorium.

Distance Learners and EXCEL Time
Distance Learners are NOT allowed on campus for EXCEL time to attend club meetings or teacher help sessions. Please talk to the teacher about attending both through a live conference.

SAC
The October 20-21 Nease High School Advisory Council will be held virtually on Thursday, October 15th at 8 a.m. All stake holders are welcome and invited to attend. Agenda items should be sent to Deanna.scheffer@stjohns.k12.fl.us at least one week prior to the meeting.
       The School Advisory Council is a school-based group intended to represent the school, the community, and those persons closest to the students that shares responsibility for supporting the school’s continuous improvement. The Committee will meet virtually this year on the third Thursday of each month.

ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS!!
Our graduation day is scheduled for Thursday, June 3rd at 7pm at UNF Arena.

POLICY REMINDER
 Absences:
  • You do not need to call or email the school to notify us of an absence. 
  • The absence form must be submitted to the Attendance Office with 2 days of returning to NEASE for the absence to be excused. It may be dropped off at the attendance office or emailed to Mrs. Aldana at Janette.aldana@stjohns.k12.fl.us
  • After fifteen (15) days of absence, whether excused or unexcused, a student must present verification from a licensed doctor for all subsequent absences due to illness.
  • Only a Physician’s office is authorized to fax a note for the student to be excused. The fax number is 904-547-8305 – Attention Nease HS Attendance Office.
  • Phone calls or faxes from parents are not accepted.
 Early Dismissal Procedures:
  • Students must submit an early dismissal form by 10am to the attendance office. The student will be issued an early dismissal pass, so they can leave class at the appropriate time.
  • Emails, phone calls, and faxes will not be accepted to check-out early.
  • An early dismissal form is also REQUIRED when a student needs to drive off campus during school hours. We will contact a parent/guardian before a student is allowed to drive off campus early. Please be available and include the best phone number to reach you on the form.
  • A verification slip from the appointment or a note must still be provided within 48 hours upon return to approve the absence.
  • If a parent/guardian is picking up their child for early dismissal. Please note… 
  • We do not disrupt a classroom to call a student for early dismissal.
  • Students will not be dismissed after 3:00 pm on Mon, Tue, Thu, or Fri.
  • Students will not be dismissed after 2:00 pm on Wednesday.
 Pre-Approved Absences:
  • Parents may request pre-approval for a trip by submitting the Pre-Approved Absence Form to the attendance office 5 days prior to the absence.
Questions Regarding Attendance:
  • Call or email attendance clerk, Janette Aldana at 904-547-8324 or Janette.Aldana@stjohns.k12.fl.us

Student Health Screening Entry Form
  • Fever of 100.4 or higher
  • Uncontrolled cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Muscle aches
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Is your child currently awaiting COVID-19 test results? If yes, please keep your child home and notify the school nurse when test results received. Further instructions will be discussed at that time.
  • Does your child live in the same household with someone positive for COVID-19? If yes, your child must quarantine for 14 days from the last date of contact with the positive individual. A negative test result does not reduce the quarantine requirement for the full 14 day incubation period.
  • Has your child had close contact with someone who in the past 14 days who tested positive for COVID-19? If yes, your child must quarantine for 14 days from the last date of contact with the positive individual. A negative test result does not reduce the quarantine requirement for the full 14 day incubation period.

Remember that we are supporting the local DOH. DOH is the responsible agency for requiring isolation/quarantine of students.


***********INFO BELOW IN MY SECTION IS STILL IMPORTANT, BUT IS OLD NEWS*********************

UNUSUAL YEAR, EXCEPTIONAL YEARBOOK! Make sure you capture all of this year with a the purchase of a Nease 40th Anniversary Yearbook. This will be the book your students will want to show their kids and grandkids! Go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 15476 to purchase yours. Prices are at their lowest of the year!

SENIOR PARENTS! The Class of 2021 will be an unforgettable one. Make sure you capture the year with a yearbook order and a senior ad! Go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 15476 to purchase and design your senior ad. Prices are at their lowest of the year!
Distance Learners
CHANGE TO AFTER SCHOOL TESTING FOR AP & IB COURSES
Week of October 12th - We will move testing to Wed (2:30pm to 4pm) & Thu from 4:30pm to 5:30pm in the cafeteria both days.
We are having too many conflicts with finding a space to test on Fridays.

Students who are participating in the distrance learning option must...
  • Check Schoology updates for each course daily.
  • Participate in live conferences each period.
  • Have access to a computer with a working camera and microphone.
  • Have access to a printer.

Students: Download the weekly agenda, so if Schoology goes down you have the agenda for that period on your computer already.

Cameras need to be turned on when directed by the teacher to do so. Some students are logging in and since their camera is off are walking away from their computer. The teacher knows this when they ask the distance learner a question and there is no response. Students must participate in whatever is planned by the teacher that day. Teachers have been asked to email home for parent support and if the issue continues, the student will be referred to a dean.

SCHOOLOGY ISSUES
If you or your student are having Schoology issues, please click on this link and bookmark it. This provides real-time data on any issues Schoology might be having. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click on “Schoology Status History” for updates.
Week at a Glance
Monday, October 12th - Green Day - periods 1, 3, 5 & 7
  • No activities

Tuesday, October 13th - Gold Day - periods 2, 4, 6 & 7
  • 5:30pm - Golden Panther Booster Club Mtg in PH104

Wednesday, October 14th - NO CLASSES - PSAT DAY!
  • Students will be given an assignment from each class to complete at home. Students who are taking the PSAT should be on campus - ALL 10th graders and 9th & 11th graders that paid.
  • Testing is from 9:20am to 1:30pm. Lunch from 1:30pm to 2pm. Dismissal at 2pm.
  • 2:30pm to 4pm - AP/IB testing for distance learners in the cafeteria

Thursday, October 15th - Gold Day - periods 2, 4, 6 & 7
  • 8am - SAC meeting
  • 4:30pm to 5:30pm - AP/IB Testing for distance learners in the cafeteria
  • AWAY: 6pm - Freshman & JV Football at Bartram

Friday, October 16th - Green Day - periods 1, 3, 5 & 7
  • HOME: 7pm - V Football vs Bartram

Saturday, October 17th
  • ROTC FT to Mandarin HS
  • 7am - ACT administered at Nease
Athletic News
Visit www.neaseathletics.com to register for 2020-21 sports at Nease. Registration information can be found via the “Athletic Clearance” link at the top right-hand corner of the page. Please follow all instructions carefully to ensure a smooth clearance process.

Golden Panther Booster Club - The Golden Panther Booster Club is looking to fill the positions of Vice President and Secretary. Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 in the conference room of the front office. We are also looking to form a committee to help write the rules and regulations of awarding money to teams and athletes. Please contact the athletic department at 547-8314 with questions or for more information. Please feel free to attend our next meeting on Wednesday, October 14 (rescheduled from a previous date).

Girl's Weightlifting Season starts Oct. 12th. Practices are Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri from 7-8:45 am. Tryouts will be from Oct. 12-23. Anyone interested, please contact Coach Wilson at coach.adwilson@gmail.com

Girls Basketball – Tryouts will be held Oct. 26 and 27th from 4-6 PM in the Nease Gym.
Please be sure you have a current physical and have received confirmation of athletic clearance prior to tryouts – information is on the Nease Athletics website under “Athletic Clearance”.
Hope to see you in the “Panther Den” on the 26th!
Contact Coach Bence at nicolebence30@gmail.com or Coach Anthony at sherri.anthony@stjohns.k12.fl.us with questions.

Girls Lacrosse – Any girl interested in playing Girls Lacrosse, please reach out to Coach Amato. She can be reached at tara.amato@stjohns.k12.fl.us or stop by her classroom in Panther Hall 138.

Girls Soccer Anyone interested in trying out for Nease Girls Soccer is welcome to participate in pre-season conditioning Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30-8:30 AM. Meet at the stadium. Athletic clearance must be current before participation.

Track & Field Throwing Events –
What: Voluntary Track and Field Throwers (Shot Put, Discus Javelin) Strength and Power Conditioning. 
When: Wednesday afternoons from 3pm-4:30pm beginning September 30th
Where: Nease Weight room
Who: ALL Boys and Girls interested in joining the Nease track and Field throwing events.
Contact: Coach Sutter at: sutter.render@gmail.com

Girls Soccer Tryouts –
Date: Oct 19-21 
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Nease stadium 
Details: All participants must have athletic clearance prior to participation. Check in at the Nease stadium before tryouts each day. Please wear appropriate cleats and shin guards along with a light (white or grey) colored shirt. 

Boys Cross Country – The Nease Boys Cross Country Team has entered 3 meets and taken the top individual spot 3 times. Most recently, Anderson Ball was the individual champion at the B3R Sports Invitational on Saturday, October 3rd. Anderson outran the entire field on the way to an all-time course record of 15:54 for 5k. The field was loaded with 6 of the top 10 teams in the state. On September 19th Rheinhardt Harrison ran to victory covering the muddy Bale-n-Trail course at Bartram Trail in 15:23. Rheinhardt is the defending individual state champion and ran the fastest time in the state of Florida this season.  Kicking off the season Anderson Ball ran to a 23 second victory in 15:36 at the Craig Speziale Invitational at Ponte Vedra.  
PTSO News
Gold Business Partner Spotlight: Dr. Alexander’s daughter is a student at Nease, and he is a proud supporter of Nease PTSO. Part of a St. Augustine tradition of trusted dental care, our team at Alexander Dental is dedicated to providing affordable & convenient dental care to the community. We are here for your convenience 7am-7pm and even on Saturdays! Insured patients pay $0 for cleanings, and uninsured patients have access to our in-house dental coverage, starting at less than $1/day, which includes free regular cleanings and general care. Call today or visit AlexanderDental.com for more information.

Nov. 14 & 21 SAT Boot Camp: PTSO has partnered with two Nease Language Arts teachers, Mr. Binn and Ms. Strauss, for an SAT Boot Camp at Nease. Mr. Binns has been teaching this SAT prep class for 15 years with a focus on strategy and tactics for the reading, grammar and writing sections. Save the dates of two Saturdays in November (the 14th and 21st) from 9 am - 4 pm. A portion of the cost will benefit PTSO. More information on cost and signup to follow in coming weeks.

PTSO Board Meeting:
When you join Nease PTSO your membership donations are spent to improve the quality of education. For the 2019/2020 school year PTSO purchased 30 laptops to be used by Nease students. Thank you, parents, for joining PTSO and making this possible!
Teacher Appreciation:
PTSO is doing a monthly drawing to show our appreciation to our Teachers. This month’s winner was Mrs. Gebauer. She received a gift card to Medure restaurant, that was kindly donated by the Medure Family! 

EXCEL Volunteers: 
Thank you! We have filled all spots for the EXCEL volunteers but keep checking in case someone has to change their availability. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d45abae2fa46-excel

SAT/ACT Mock Exams:
11/7- PTSO Fundraiser mock ACT exam on 11/7, testing will be provided by Revolution Prep and take place in the school cafeteria. More information to follow.

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 Learn more about PTSO: http://neaseptsoboard.wixsite.com/nhsptso

Message on the Marquee: Send a Birthday or Congratulations message to your student via the marquee in the front of school. Complete this form Announcement Form for Marquee and submit to main office for PTSO 1 week prior to the message appearing on the marquee. Cost is $25
Academy News
National Technical Honor Society Available
Junior and Senior Academy students are invited to apply to the National Technical Honor Society. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 unweighted overall GPA, and a 3.5 minimum GPA in their Academy classes. To request an application, see Mrs. Soto in room D-002 or Mrs. Amato in Panther Hall 138. Applications are to be submitted online via a Schoology group, and are due by October 14th.


Stellar Academy of Engineering and the Technology Student Association
 
Students enrolled in the Stellar Academy of Engineering are invited to join The Technology Student Association (TSA). This is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in Engineering. Members learn through exciting Co-Curricular Competitive Events. Nease’s TSA Chapter will offer students a method to develop their STEM skills and demonstrate their talent, in preparation for the annual TSA State Competition and potential National Competitions. Download the membership application here: Nease TSA Membership Form
Students are invited to join the club during the month of October, to coincide with Manufacturing Month. See Mr. Arias in Panther Hall 221 with any questions. 

As always, if you have any questions about the Communications Academy, Stellar Academy of Engineering, or Academy of Hospitality & Tourism, reach out to Academy Coordinator Jaime Combs, at Jaime.combs@stjohns.k12.fl.us
IB News
Juniors & Seniors: On October 14th we will register for IB exams for this upcoming Spring. Juniors and Seniors were given a sign-up genius link in Schoology to register for a time on October 14th. Please check with your student to find out their scheduled time. Mrs. Kennedy will complete the virtual registration with the students. Students will need to be at a computer to do this, not a mobile device. This meeting is Mandatory.

Lots of information is being posted on the Nease IB Schoology Page. The access code will be given to all students during the meeting mentioned above. Please ask your student what has been posted lately.

AP and IB Testing schedule for May 2020 is available on the IB website under testing calendar. 

The internal/external assessment calendar is posted on the IB website under Nease IB curriculum for all juniors and seniors. Students will be provided a copy during the English class meeting mentioned above.

For distance learners, AP and IB summative assessments will be held after school from 2:30pm to 4pm on Wednesdays and 4:30-5:30pm on Thursdays in the CAFETERIA. Please make sure your student is on time and has a writing utensil.

Our third IB Booster meeting is scheduled for this week, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 9:45 a.m. in the Media Center Classroom. All visitors will be required to sign-in and wear a mask. Please make sure you are registered volunteer to attend.

Thank you to all who have joined the IB Booster club! If you haven’t joined, there is still time. You can go to our website, www.neaseibboosters.org. For our senior families, your membership comes with a senior stole that your student will wear at graduation this May. 
College Visits!
Juniors and Seniors can register for college visits through Naviance. A list of all available visits is available in Naviance. Students are allowed 5 visits per year. All visits (virtual & face-to-face) will receive a pass in the first/second period. This pass should be shown to the teacher PRIOR to the visit. Students should not miss summative assessments to attend a college visit. Visits will take place in the media center room 146 (if F2F) or on the computers in the media center if virtual. The link to the virtual meeting will be provided at the time of the visit.

Monday, October 12th
None

Tuesday, October 13th
Samford University (In-person): 11:00-11:25
Webber International University: 11:35-12:00
Georgia State University: 12:10-12:35
Bucknell University: 12:45-1:10

Wednesday, October 14th
University of West Florida: 11:15-11:40

Thursday, October 15th
University of Tennessee: 11:00-11:25
Brown University: 11:35-12:00

Friday, October 16th
None

In lieu of our Nease annual college fair, we have put together a “live” spreadsheet of colleges/universities informational sessions and virtual tours. Most schools require prior registrations to be able to attend sessions. This spreadsheet will be updated daily and located on the Nease website, here, under college-bound students. Check back often for new additions.  
Guidance News
The School Counseling Department is excited to welcome everyone back for the 2020-2021 school year. We have a lot of great things planned for the year that we hope will be very beneficial to all our students.
 
We are excited to announce that our caseloads have NOT changed for the 20-21 school year and that we get to continue working with our same 10th-12th grade students while getting to know our new 9th grade students.
 
Please see below to see our caseload distributions, emails, appointment links, and Schoology pages. We will be going over all these forms of communication in our classroom guidance lessons during the first few weeks of schools. 
 
Last Names A- Cl: Kim Hollis: Kim.Hollis@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Appointments: https://calendly.com/kimhollis, Schoology Access Code: BGH5-75RG-2764H
Last Names: Co-Go: Yasmin Cuevas: Yasmin.Cuevas@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Appointments: https://calendly.com/yasmincuevas Schoology Access Code: 2QFX-6TP9-KDM6F
Last Names Gr-Le: D’Erica Gibbs: Derica.Gibbs@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Appointments: https://calendly.com/derica-gibbs-1 Schoology Access Code: 62KW-KV3X-N89S2
Last Names Li-O: Athena Kifah: Athena.Kifah@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Appointments: https://calendly.com/athenakifah Schoology Access Code: 42PP-RSCS-SHT89
Last Names: P-Si: Linda Smith: Linda.M.Smith@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Appointments: https://calendly.com/lindamsmith Schoology Access Code: Z7CW-T7VT-83H5R
Last Names: Sk-Z: Daphne Harden: Daphne.Harden@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Appointments: https://calendly.com/daphneharden Schoology Access Code: TW7J-83S9-7JFVN
ALL IB Students: Missy Kennedy: Missy.Kennedy@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Appointments: https://calendly.com/neaseib Schoology Access Code: 2455G-HDSHG

We have now met with all our students through their English classes and we would appreciate feedback on your initial visit. Please have your student take this quick 5-minute survey and let us know your thoughts: https://forms.gle/kPiqfqFD3ryX4Epw5

October is Financial Aid Month!
On October 1st, the Bright Futures and FAFSA applications opened up for students who plan to attend college in the 21-22 school year. During the month of October, Counselors will be working hard to help all of our seniors get the financial resources that they need for college. Please mark your calendars for the special events listed below:

We hosted our first ever Virtual Financial Aid Parent Night this past week. If you missed the presentation, please visit your counselor’s Schoology page to view the presentation.

We still have the following financial aid events coming up:

October 15th: FAFSA Frenzy at St. Johns River State College. Families can personalized one on one helping completing their FAFSA from St. Johns River Financial Aid staff. Please see the FAFSA frenzy flier to a list of the documents that families need to bring in order to participate.

October 21st: Bright Futures Day! Counselors will assist any senior that has not completed the Bright Futures application with completing the application during excel in M107.

October 28th: FAFSA Day! Counselors will assist students with FAFSA questions during excel in M107.

Senior Individual Appointments:
Counselors have started meeting with seniors individually. We are making sure that each student knows exactly what they have remaining for graduation and that they are properly enrolled in those courses. We are also discussing with each student what their plan for after high school is and make sure that they know what their next steps are to accomplish those goals. This process will take a few weeks. Distance learners and students without an English class should connect with their counselor to schedule a time.

Senior College Applications:
Students should continue working on their college applications if they have not already been submitted. There are several deadlines that are coming up between now and November 1st . If your test scores are not where you want them to be, now is the time to register for the next SAT and ACT. You can register for the SAT at www.collegeboard.org and the ACT at www.actstudent.org . 
Testing Information
Testing Coordinators - Jacqui Ashcroft or Cynthia Messenger

July EOC Results
We have received test results for the July testing window. These are available to view on HAC, however, if you would like a hard copy, please send an email request to your child's guidance counselor.

FSA ELA 10 Makeup sessions
Students who have been absent from one or more of the testing sessions should see Mrs. Ashcroft in PH226 to arrange testing, as soon as they return to school. It is imperative we complete all three sessions as soon as possible.

Geometry, Biology or Algebra 1 EOC Exams
Students that have signed up for testing in the fall for the Geometry, Biology or Algebra 1 EOC can find their date, time, and location to test in the documents below. The lists are sorted by Student ID#. If you signed up for an exam, but you do not see your location for testing, please emai Cynthia.Messenger@stjohns.k12.fl.us … Thank you! Ms. Messenger



NHS ASVAB Test 2020
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP) will be administered on Thursday, November 9th in the PAC at 9:20 AM. There is no charge to take this test.
You must register to take the ASVAB Test through SignUpGenius, as there will be no other area to sign-up. Deadline to register for the test is Thursday, October 29th.
To learn more about the ASVAB Test, go to http://www.asvabprogram.com
ASVAB Signup Page:
Media Center News
Carolyn Milian – School Librarian Media Specialist
Lorna Patterson – Media Clerk
Allie Haddix – Media Clerk

MEDIA CENTER ACCESS
The media center IS NOW OPEN for student access. Students MUST wear a mask to be in the media center. This is to maintain the health and safety of our students and staff in the media center.
 Any student not wearing a mask,or refusing to wear one will be asked to leave. Students are also able to come to the media center for their lunch session with the following restrictions:
1.   They MUST have a MC Lunch pass each day. We begin to hand them out at 8:45 a.m. and only allow 50 passes per lunch period each day until we run out. Once passes are all gone, no more students will be able to come to the Media center for lunch. Lunch passes are different colors every day and date stamped. 
2.   Students who have a MC Lunch pass, MUST go to the cafeteria FIRST to buy their lunch then come to the media center.
3.   Students can only eat on the tile floor in the café section. As soon as they are done eating, they are being asked to move onto the media center floor to allow other students who still need to eat.
On EXCEL Wednesdays, students MUST come get a MC pass for Excel A or B or both. They will not be allowed to enter the media center during EXCEL days without a pass.

MEDIA CENTER DONATIONS
Our media center is quite a busy hub of student learning and gathering. Social distancing and mask wearing are definitely a MUST for anyone entering the media center. But we are also asking for some supply donations to help get us through the school year because we go through these items quickly. If you can donate any of the following items that we use daily in the media center, we would be MOST grateful:
·              Napkins
·              Paper towel rolls
·              Clorox/Lysol wipes
·              Kleenex
·              Plastic spoons/forks
·              Hand sanitizer

If I can offer my support and guidance in any way, shape, or form, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email, or directly at 547-8367. Please check out my media center web page for additional information and resources that will help your student with this school year and beyond. Thank you for all your support of our school library media program!
Senior Information
GRADUATION DATE: Thursday, June 3rd at 7pm at UNF

SENIOR PARENTS! The Class of 2021 will be an unforgettable one. Make sure you capture the year with a yearbook order and a senior ad! Go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 15476 to purchase and design your senior ad. Prices are at their lowest of the year!

Seniors, join the Class of 2021 Schoology group for easy access to senior class information. The Schoology access code is: 7XDP-72VH-Q9CMH
Student Life
SCHOOLOGY ISSUES
If you or your student are having Schoology issues, please click on this link and bookmark it. This provides real-time data on any issues Schoology might be having. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click on “Schoology Status History” for updates.

National Honor Society after school tutoring will start taking place next week every Tuesday and Thursday after school in the media center from 4-5 p.m. This is a FREE service for all our students. They do not need to make an appointment or reservation. Just show up, sign in, and our NHS Officers will match them up with a tutor. This is available to ALL our students – distance learners included! Our tutors can work with them virtually if they need help. 
What is MARATHON HIGH? A running program for teens. We train you to run a half-marathon (13.1 miles). By training week after week for four months, this after-school program allows high school students to develop athletic skills, social skills, self-respect, self-esteem, courage, strength, confidence, healthy lifestyles and a positive direction.
Extra benefits: You can potentially earn a varsity letter! If you run all four years of high school you will earn a “streaker” award with MH! This is an excellent way to engage in IB CAS experiences for the IB program!
 
If you are interested in participating Marathon High Season 10, please see Mrs. Fagan (Room O-111) or Ms. Milton (Room M-101) for an application and physical form (or click the link in the message). Application form is due Friday, October 9th to Coach Fagan or Milton. Physical deadline is Monday October 12th to participate in our first run on October 13th.
We look forward to running with you.

The student-club Answer to Cancer meets the second Monday of every month from 4 to 4:30 pm in Portable 22. The first meeting is this coming Monday, October 12. Each month students work with different charities to provide support and assistance to people fighting cancer in Northeast Florida. Our biggest event is the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year campaign from January to March. Last year,10 Nease students were part of raising over $150,000 for cancer patient treatment and medical research, to include sponsoring a local child. Distance learners are welcome to join meeting events virtually. Faculty members can drop in to work on projects too! If interested, reach out to advisor Julie Pantano for the meeting link at julie.pantano@stjohns.k12.fl.us. Join the Remind by texting @NeaseATC to 81010.
Seniors from the NHS Class of 2020 who participated in the LLS SOY campaign are pictured with their sponsored child, Nyla, a local Jacksonville cancer survivor.  
Nease Fundraisers!
COMMUNITY EVENTS