Volume 27 | February 9, 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
Congratulations to Maintenance Coordinator, Mike Oxborough, who was selected as Nease's School Related Employee of the Year. We wish Mike the best in the district competition.

Unfortunately, we have seen an increase in the number of students using vaping devices on campus. Vaping devices are considered contraband and students are not allowed to have or use them on campus. We have increased the consequences for students that we find in possession or using to a minimum of 3 days out of school suspension. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Dean's office.

A parent called to advise that Cady Studios charged her credit card recently for the same expenses she originally paid for in the fall. When she called Cady Studios they advised that they made a mistake. We wanted to share so others can check their credit card statement to see if they were accidently charged again.

All 9th grade students eligible for The Collegiate High School program through SJR must apply by the deadline of 4:00pm February 16, 2018. Paperwork should be emailed to SJR not given to anyone at Nease High School.

Nease Spiritwear Purchases Available for Pickup Next Week!
Students can pick up their Nease Spiritwear purchases next Tues. 2/13 or Thurs. 2/15 during EXCEL time in the C-pod courtyard under the awning. These items were purchased through the PTSO-coordinated websale held last month. Parents – please remind your student to stop by and pick up their items.
PTSO’s first websale was a big success and raised about $1,200 in funds the PTSO will use to support various student programs, school purchases and teacher appreciation events. PTSO plans to hold spiritwear websales 3X per year (the next one will be Aug. 6-20).

Band Mulch is back for the spring! Red, brown or pine bark! Free Delivery! Please visit  http://prideofstjohns.org/mulch/  To order! Deadline to order is March 3rd, Delivery is March 17th. Thank you! 

SHF (National French Honor Society) will be hosting their 2 nd annual St Valentine Staff Appreciation Breakfast next Wednesday at the Media Center starting at 8:30am.

Headed to THE PLAYERS Championship this year?
Help support The Vertical and buy your tickets through Chip In For Youth!
Purchase a specially-created discounted Good Any One Day Stadium pass for $50 though our dedicated link:
Use the Promo Code: ONLINE
$25 of every ticket sold comes back to The Vertical. The remaining net proceeds will be donated to The First Tee, a youth development organization, that impacts the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

Student Council will be selling carnations for $1 on Valentines Day in the morning at the Bus Loop and the Parent Loop.

Save the Dates for the School Wide Talent Show
April 10 Talent Show Auditions 4pm – 6:00 pm Nease Auditorium
All talents invited, comedians, dancers, instrumentalists, monologues, group performances, bands, winter guard small group or solos, percussionists, short films, etc… If it is Entertaining, it is fair game for the show!
At auditions, please Plan to Perform your Talent, including costumes if costumes apply. Prepare to perform as you would for the actual show.
If the talent requires recorded music please save the music to a thumb drive as an MP3 file.
Talent Performances should not exceed 3 minutes and should be school appropriate.
April 11 Talent Show Rehearsal 3:00 -5:00 pm Nease Auditorium
If selected to Participate in the Talent Show – You must attend Rehearsal.
April 12 Talent Show 6:30 pm – Nease Auditorium
Admission is $5 for students and adults – tickets will be sold during Lunches on April 11 th and 12 th in the courtyard in front of the chorus room. Tickets will also be sold at the Door. The Doors will open at 6:15 pm.
Please Email Mrs. Poe with questions about the talent show: madeline.poe@stjohns.k12.fl.us

St Johns County High School Mathematics Competition
Saturday, April 7th
hosted at Allen D. Nease High School
Registration at 8am with competition starting at 8:30am
Refreshments will be served at 10am while tests are being score.
Awards Ceremony at 11am.
Compete in the course you are currently enrolled in - Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Statistics, AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, and AP Calculus BC.

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!!

Mr. Maynard & Senior IB Student, Noah Pantano

The 2018 Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards and Exhibitions were held Saturday, February 3 rd .
The following Nease students have received recognition in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, presented by Northeast Florida Art Education Association:
Drew Adams, Kelly Anderer, Angela Ayoub, Madeline Catton, Yara Chehade, Alice Gau, McKenna Harrison, Madison Hartzell, Brianna Howard, Madison Martin, Miranda Martinez, Kimberly Meszaros, Noah Pantano, Gabin Park, Alyssa Pearson, Isabella Russo, Michael Washington, Hallie Wright, Amanda Yurkovich, and Jian Zhang.
Gold Key winners are on display at the Jacksonville Main Library (303 N. Laura Street; Jacksonville Fl), Silver and Honorable Mention are displayed digitally on the third floor and Gold and Silver Key Portfolio winners are on display at the Heather Moore Community Gallery (207 N. Laura Street Suite 300; Jacksonville Fl). Regional Gold Key Individual and Portfolio winners will also go on to a National adjudication. Notifications for national awards will be announced on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018.  

Thanks again to the IB Juniors and parents who hosted the 3rd Annual SOUPer Bowl. Click on the link below to read a nice article about the event.

Nease rocked the Science Fair this year!! Congratulations to everyone!
Categorical Awards:
  • Biomedical/Health and Cellular & Molecular Biology
  • 1st Place: Yara Chehade with New potentioal therapy for Ovarian Cancer: Stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1 (SCD1) inhibition with the novel compound SSI-4
  • Engineering/Intelligent Machines/Mathematics/Physics
  • 3rd Place: Rishabh Singh with Waterless: Predictive Modeling of United States Drought Patterns by Training Artificial Neural Networks on Percipitation Data
  • 2nd Place: Alan Michael with Augmented Reality App Employing Discrete Trail Training for Children with Autusim Spectrum Disorder
  • 1st Place: Aditya Singh with Edge Detection in the Field of Sight
  • Animal/Plant/Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Honorable Mention: Katherine Rodriguez with Coral Crisis

Special Awards:
  • Carlisle Interconnect Industries: Alan Michael with Augmented Reality App Employing Discrete Trail Training for Children with Autusim Spectrum Disorder
  • Office of Naval Research: Aditya Singh with Edge Detection in the Field of Sight
  • U.S. Air Force: Aditya Singh with Edge Detection in the Field of Sight
  • Florida Association of Science Teachers: Katherine Rodriguez w/Coral Crisis
  • American Meteorologial Society: Rishabh Singh with Waterless: Predictive Modeling of United States Drought Patterns by Training Artificial Neural Networks on Percipitation Data
  • Intel: Alan Michael with Augmented Reality App Employing Discrete Trail Training for Children with Autusim Spectrum Disorder

Huge Congratulations to Nease High School’s Aditya Singh and Yara Chehade. They will represent St. Johns County at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh in May. 

Nease opened District 3 - 7A tournament play last night in the “Den.” The Lady Panthers took on the Lady Commanders from Ed White in a semifinal matchup. In the opening semifinal game, St. Augustine held off Middleburg 50-47.
Playing without leading scorer and rebounder, Camille Hobby (flu) and key reserve Stephanie Manherz (ankle injury), Nease did not miss a beat. The Lady Panthers would lead 19-7 after the first period and extended the lead to 40-11 at the half.
With such a commanding lead, Nease substituted freely in the second half while the running clock was instated the remainder of the game. Three players reached double digit scoring on the night. Kiya Turner took top honors with 17 points, including 7/7 free throws. Her backcourt mate, sharp shooter Karissa Niles, finished with 14 points. Hannah Campbell would fill in admirably in the front court as she tallied 10 points, to go along with 8 rebs and 4 blocks. The front court was solidified by the efforts of Mykah Eshbaugh. She just missed out on a double-double (9 pts./15 rebounds/5 assists/3 steals and 2 blks.).
The energy level was magnified by the efforts of reserve forward Mary Thompson. Despite of her 5-7 height, she still manage to grab 8 rebounds and collect 3 steals

With the 69-24 victory, Nease (23-3) will take on St. Augustine in the District Championship game on Thursday at 7:00 pm. Keep on POUNCING!!  

Girls Basketball District Finals
Nease took on St. Augustine last night in the 'Den' for the District 3 - 7A Championship. Spurred on by a rowdy and supportive Nease boys basketball team and spectators, the Lady Panthers came out pouncing from the opening tip and led 13-3 early. What looked like an obvious blowout, turned into a struggle at times, as Nease committed numerous uncharacteristic turnovers. Such deficiencies allowed St. Augustine to close the gap (15-9 ) at the close of the first period.
Nease, ranked #1 in 7A classification according to the most recent Max Preps profile, became reenergized and focused in the second quarter, out-scoring the opposition 17-4 to lead 32-13 at the half. The third quarter would prove to be more of the same, as Nease used a convincing quarter, scoring 19 points to take the sting out of the Lady Jackets with the 51-22 edge entering the final period of play. With the victory in hand, Nease only scored 2 points in the final period as the bench was cleared for the reserves and the celebration began with a hard fought 53-36 win for the District Championship.
The Lady Panthers completed the hat trick on the season. Nease (24-3), won the KSA Championship at Disney during winter break and secured the St. Johns River Athletic Conference Championship a couple of weeks ago.
Three players scored in double figures last night led by Kiya Turner's 18 points, 9 rebounds, 7 steals and 4 dimes. Peyton Carter had a double-double with 14 pts and 12 rebounds. Camille Hobby, returning to play after missing the semifinal game with flu symptoms, scored 13 points. Nease will now wait to see who their next opponent will be next Thursday, as they await the loser of the Gainesville vs Ocala Forrest game.

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.

Meetings will be from 8-9am on the following dates.

March 8th
April 12th
May 10th

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 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 .  

College Visits
There are no college visits scheduled for the week of February 11th.
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. 

  • There will be a mandatory student meeting for NYC on February 13th in the PAC, EXCEL B. All students going the trip must be present.
  • Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines:
  • See link above with directions as to how to submit your request for nomination.
  • Rotary “Service Above Self”-Due by March 3rd; See Mrs. Kennedy for application
  • Liberty Pines Academy Alumni Scholarship: Due by March 14th

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

  • 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.

  • 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.  Some internship positions are paid, while others allow students to earn service hours. All current Academy juniors are invited to take part in the summer internship application process. The summer internship packets are available from Academy teachers, and are due to Mrs. Combs by Friday, February 16 th .

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.

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 last week and delivered to students in class, 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.

2018-2019 Class Scheduling
February 16 th will be the last day that School Counselors will be in the English classrooms 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. Makeup days are in place for any student that was missed or absent on the day that the counselors visited the classrooms. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make meeting with students our top priority right now.

SAT and ACT prep courses available at Nease.

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.

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 12th
  • Valentine Grams sold by The Vertical
  • 8am - Drivers Ed in Bpod
  • 6:30pm - YMCA Youth in government in B-103
  • HOME: 6pm - Softball vs Providence
  • HOME: 6pm - V Boys Basketball vs Middleburg (District game)

Tuesday, February 13th
  • Engineering FT to Equestrian Center in Jax
  • Link Crew FT to Disney for Leadership Strategies
  • 8am - Driver's Ed in Bpod
  • EXCEL: PTSO Spirit wear distribution under awning by C-pod
  • EXCEL: GSA Valentine Gathering behind Panther Hall
  • EXCEL B: NYC Meeting in auditorium for IB Seniors
  • 2:30pm - PTSO meeting in conference room 118
  • AWAY: 4pm - V Baseball at Ridgeview

Wednesday, February 14th
  • 8am - Driver's Ed in Bpod
  • 9:30am - IB Booster Club meeting in media center classroom
  • AWAY: 3pm - Boys Weightlifting vs Menendez
  • AWAY: 6pm - Wrestling at Matanzas
  • AWAY: 5pm - Track and Field at Bartrail Trail
  • AWAY: 7:30pm - V Boys Basketball at Englewood

Thursday, February 15th
  • IB Senior FT to New York City
  • Chorus FT to St Augustine HS
  • Communications FT to PGA Tour Entertainment
  • EXCEL: PTSO Spirit wear distribution under awning by C-pod
  • EXCEL A: Spanish NHS meeting in auditorium
  • 6:30pm - Gifted Parent Advisory Council & Parent meeting in Media Center
  • AWAY: 3pm - Wrestling at Matanzas (Districts)
  • AWAY: 7pm - V Baseball at Clay HS
  • HOME: 4:15pm - V Tennis Boys & Girls vs Menendez

Friday, February 16th
  • IB Senior FT to New York City
  • HOME: 3pm - Track and Field
  • AWAY: 4pm - V Softball at Bishop Kenny
  • AWAY: 6pm - V Boys Lacrosse at Episcopal

Saturday, February 17th
  • NJROTC Brian Brawl at Clay County
  • NJROTC Orienteering Nationals in North Cobb, GA
  • IB Senior FT to New York City

Monday, February 19th - President's Day! NO SCHOOL!!!
Student Life

Junior Ladies Club will meet 2/13, Excel A in P 48. Wear your shirt!

Student Council will be selling carnations for $1 on Valentines Day in the morning at the Bus Loop and the Parent Loop.

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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