Volume 23 | January 12, 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
Happy New Year! We had a great first week back. Students attended assemblies on Tuesday where we reviewed behavior expectations and discussed course registration for next year. Report cards will be available on HAC this Friday, January 19th at 8:30am. We hope everyone enjoys the 3-day holiday weekend.

We would like to invite everyone to attend the Annual Miss Nease Scholarship Competition on
January 26th at 7:30pm in the auditorium. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Thank you to everyone who attended the parent informational meeting regarding course registration for 18-19. The PowerPoint from the presentation is on the home page of the Nease website.

For those who could not attend the college presentation on "Creating your college resume." Click here to view the PowerPoint

Nease Spiritwear Featuring Nease’s NEW Logo
On sale now through 1/29, Nease spiritwear featuring Nease’s NEW logo! The PTSO is coordinating a webstore through a local vendor, CP&S: http://shop.crowleyprinting.com/Nease-High-School-Spiritwear_c93.htm 

All students who took the PSAT in October will receive their test booklet back in English on Wednesday, January 17th. CollegeBoard provides guidance counselors with information to share with current 10th graders about the score report and how to use the data to prepare for the SAT.
  • Thursday, January 18th 4th period teachers of 10th graders in English, Math, World Language and PE will escort their 10th graders to the PAC during Wired time for Guidance to present their PSAT information.
  • Tuesday, January 23rd 4th period teachers of 10th Graders in Social Studies and Science, the Arts, and Virtual Lab will escort their 10th graders to the PAC during Wired time for Guidance to present their PSAT score information.

Registration for Career Academies has now started. The Annual High School Showcase is this Thursday from 3:30pm to 7pm at World Golf Village. Students currently in 9th grade can apply for an academy.

Nease's Track & Field season will start on January 22, 2018. Students and parents please visit www.runnease.com for more information, sign up to receive updates, and to download all necessary forms. 

All make-up Underclass student pictures from Cady Studios have been handed out this week. Please contact your student’s English teacher to double check if you are missing pictures. Order dates for pictures with Cady have been extended to Friday, January 19 th . If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Yearbook Advisor, Holly Farson at Holly.Farson@stjohns.k12.fl.us .

NHS Tutoring
National Honor Society tutoring will not resume until Wednesday, Jan. 17 th . Due to lack of attendance, tutoring on Thursdays has been cancelled.

Happenstance Calendars
2018 Happenstance Calendars are now on sale! The Calendars feature the art and literary work of Nease students. Calendars are $10 each and can be purchased in B108 or from a Happenstance club member.

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!!
The Lady Panthers Basketball team wrapped up a grueling holiday schedule on Saturday afternoon at the Flagler Palm Coast Tournament. Coming off a very successful KSA Disney tournament where they won the Elite Pool championship…Nease would take a twelve-game winning streak into the New Year! 

On Friday, the Lady Panthers faced off against perennial state powerhouse, Winter Haven (2 time defending 8A champion). Nease (12-2), entered the game ranked #1 in 7A and 9th overall in the State. Winter Haven came in undefeated (12-0), ranked #10 in the Nation and #1 overall in Florida. In what was perceived by many as a David vs Goliath matchup, the game turned out to be exciting and well-contested for all those in attendance. The Lady Panthers playing with a degree of uncertainty and nervousness early, committed several turnovers that led to easy layups for the Lady Blue Devil's. Winter Haven pressure defense was anticipated going in, but Nease early mishaps put them in an early double-digit hole. The Lady Panthers settled down and regained their composure after timeout adjustments, clawing back into contention, only to trail (23-33) at intermission.

The second half would be played with a totally different vibe as the Lady Panthers outscored the opposition (31-21) to erase the deficit. Nease took the lead for the first time (54-52) with :19 seconds remaining in regulation. Peyton Carter rebounded Kiya Turner's missed free throw, converted the put back and was fouled. She would complete the three point play and the stage was now set for a roaring finish. With Nease focusing on defending a trey, Winter Haven scored on a layup after a time out to knot the score at (54-54). The Lady Panthers would have one final chance for the win in regulation, but were unable to convert as time expired. In the overtime period, Nease went 0-6 from the field and scored their only two points off two free throws from Micah Eshbaugh. Winter Haven remained undefeated (13-0) by avoiding Nease's upset bid (60-56). Although Nease proved to be more than a formidable foe, it was not meant to be. Moral victories are good, but the Lady Panthers were disappointed because they were unable to take advantage of a couple opportunities for the signature win and defeat of Goliath. Camille Hobby was the leading scorer, tallying 16 points to go along with 2 blocks. Mykah Eshbaugh scored 12 points, pulled down 5 rebounds, dished out 3 assists and collected 2 steals. Kiya Turner, still battling the flu, added 7 points and 4 dimes to a worthy cause.

Saturday came early, but Nease had to have a short memory and focus on the next opponent. Lake Nona came in hoping to catch the Lady Panthers sleeping and suffering with a hangover from the tough overtime loss to Winter Haven on Friday. Yes indeed, it is tough to play at a Championship level on consecutive nights. Although Nease played lethargic early, they were able to sustain enough energy and reserve to keep Lake Nona in check all game. The Lady Panthers led 21-12 after the first quarter and were comfortably ahead 37-25 at the half. Peyton Carter and Camille Hobby scored 10 of the team's 11 third quarter points, as Nease entered the final period with a fifteen point lead. With all the reserves in action in the final period, the Lady Panthers closed out the game with a (16-13) quarter to post the victory (64-46) and start a new winning streak. The 'BIGS' continued their growth (no pun intended) and roaring play of approval in recent games. Peyton Carter (6-1 forward), took top scoring honors with 21 points, 5 rebs and 2 blocks. Camille Hobby (6-3 center), collected another double-double with 16 points and 11 boards. To round off things, 6-2 forward Mykah Eshbaugh pulled down 11 rebounds. Co-Captain Kiya Turner got in on the act scoring 11 points and dishing out 7 assists. 

Nease (13-3) will welcome St. Augustine to the 'Den' on Tuesday for a District encounter.

There is the well-known holiday song, ,"The Twelve Days of Christmas" and then there is the story of the streaking, Pouncing Lady Panthers Basketball team. Nease (12-2) continued their magical year, winning their twelfth straight game on Saturday (12/30) afternoon. The Lady Panthers captured the Championship in the Elite bracket (Yellow) at the prestigious KSA Holiday Tournament (Wide World of Sports Complex). Congrats to Juniors Kiya Turner and Camille Hobby for being selected as the team's Most Outstanding Players for the tournament. A special thank you to the Nease boys Hoopsters/coaches and supportive parents/fans for their holiday cheers and rallying support throughout. You were the real MVP's.
Here is a recap of the tournament games:
Game #1 (Wed. 12/27) vs Homestead (Wi.)
The Lady Panthers put together a decisive second quarter to defeat the Lady Hilltoppers to open tournament play. Kiya Turner (15 pts./9 rebs. and 7 assists) and Camille Hobby (10 pts./9 rebs.), just missed out on double-doubles to lead the way. Forwards Peyton Carter (9 rebs) and Mykah Eshbaugh (7 rebs. and 3 blks.), provided further evidence of Nease dominance on the boards and defense.

Game #2 (Friday, 12/29) vs Rockledge (FL)
After a highly charged first half (33-26), The Lady Panthers put together a 19-3 third quarter to take away the steam from the Lady Raiders. Nease was led again by the tandem of point guard, Kiya Turner (21 pts./5 assists/5 stls.) and center, Camille Hobby (19 pts./7 rebs./3 stls.). Mykah Eshbaugh pulled down 12 boards and Karissa Niles collected 6 steals, while dishing 5 dimes. Freshmen Stephanie Manherz, as a key reserve caught lightning in a bottle, scoring (10 pts.) in limited minutes.

Game #3 Championship (Saturday, 12/30) vs West Torrance (Ca)
Playing in a physical, highly contested game, Nease squared off against a catch and shoot perimeter team. Although the Lady Panthers had the size advantage on the inside, the game presented a different challenge by the Lady Warriors. West Torrance focused their game on perimeter shooting and free throws, which they did equally well at. Spurred on by a partisan crowd and rowdy bench, Nease would lead 34-25 at the half. 
With co- captain Kiya Turner running on fumes, while battling flu symptoms and the bigs saddled with foul trouble, Nease had to show they were battle tested. West Torrance would cut the deficit to four points in the third quarter before the call to the bench would provide the spark to reignite the flame. The dynamic duo of Mary Thompson and Stephanie Manherz provided the answer. Stephanie scored two baskets and Mary collected 3 steals, 2 rebs and a block on a 3 pt. attempt to end the quarter.
Nease carried this momentum into the final period leading 50-38.  When it was all said and done, the Lady Panthers had captured the coveted Championship trophy and the celebration was on. Camille Hobby and Mykah Eshbaugh combined for 29 points, scoring 16 and 13 points respectively. Camille would complete the double-double with 10 rebs., while Peyton Carter and Kiya Turner chipped in with 8 points each.
The team will now take time off for much needed rest to get well before undergoing another challenging weekend to kick off the New Year. Nease will travel to Flagler Palm Coast on Friday/Saturday, 01/05-06, to participate in the Rob Moromarco Tournament. On Friday at 5:00, the Lady Panthers will take on National and State powerhouse Winter Haven and complete play on Saturday against another worthy opponent, Lake Nona.
Keep P-O-U-N-C-I-N-G!! Happy New Year!!  

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
Report cards can be viewed on HAC at 8:30am this Friday, January 19th.
High School Showcase - Thursday, January 18th
No school for students (Teacher In-service day) - Monday, January 29th
3rd Annual SOUPer Bowl - Thursday, February 1st
Last day of 3rd quarter - Thursday, March 15th
No school for students (Teacher planning day) - Friday, March 16th
Spring Break - Monday, March 26th through Friday, March 30th

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.
NO January meeting
February 8th
March 8th
April 12th
May 10th

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

January 16th
February 13th

Nease Spiritwear Featuring Nease’s NEW Logo
On sale from January 13-29, Nease spiritwear featuring Nease’s NEW logo! The PTSO is coordinating a webstore through a local vendor, CP&S: http://shop.crowleyprinting.com/Nease-High-School-Spiritwear_c93.htm 

Choose from a variety of items including car magnet, t-shirts, sweatshirt, softball shirt and ladies lightweight hoodie – all with the NEW Nease logo! All Nease profits will go to the PTSO, which supports the school, teachers and students. Here’s how it works: Go to the webstore, order the items you want (chose color and size) and pay online. The webstore closes on 1/29 and items will be distributed to students by the Nease PTSO the week of 2/12.

PTSO plans to coordinate similar webstores selling Nease spiritwear three times per year (the next one will be in August). 

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

Attached is the AP/IB testing calendar for May. The dates and times of these exams are set by outside agencies and we cannot change them. PLEASE do not schedule appointments or vacations during this time.

College Visits
The following colleges/universities will be visiting our campus in January:

o   Tuesday, January 23 - UNF, 12:30-1:00, Front Office Conference Room 104

Juniors and seniors, sign up using Naviance for college visits. Print out the confirmation page to use as your pass. You must get permission to be out of class BEFORE you go to the visit. 
IB News
  • Current 9th, 10th and 11th Grade: A course scheduling meeting for parents will be held this Tuesday (January 16th) from 6:00-7:00 in the PAC. The IB Diploma as well as the course progression for 2018-2019 will be discussed.
  • The IB Booster Club meeting on Wednesday, January 17th at 9:30 in the media center classroom.
  • Mrs. Kennedy will be visiting the English classrooms in January/early February to work on scheduling with students for the 2018-2019 school year. Information regarding classes will be sent home prior so family discussions can take place. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Kennedy. 
  • Academy registration for the 2018-2019 school year opens on January 18th


  • Please make sure you have marked your calendar for the SOUPer Bowl on February 1st, from 6:00-8:00. This is our Junior Class Service Project. 
  • If you have not reviewed your transcript that was given to you at the beginning of the year, please do so as soon as possible. If you have questions or concerns after review, please stop by and see Mrs. Kennedy.

Academy News
For the latest Nease Academy News, check out the January edition of the monthly Career Academy Newsletter:

Upcoming Academy Field Trips:
  • MOSH Ancient Innovators and Engineers Exhibit – Stellar Academy of Engineering, Civil Engineering Students (January 16th)
  • 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 will be sent home after report card grades are released, to make students and parents aware of probationary status for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year.

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

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

SAT and ACT prep courses available at Nease.

Tips & Tricks to Start Fresh Your Second Semester- Compliments of Fastweb.com
No matter how your first term went, your second semester is the perfect opportunity to begin anew with a fresh plan for success.
The start of the second semester often lacks the energy and excitement that accompanies a brand new school year in the fall.
Nevertheless, the spring term requires the same level of focus and preparation as the fall semester in order to succeed. No matter how your first term went, your second semester is the perfect opportunity to begin anew with a fresh plan for success.
Here is how you can accomplish this goal:
1. Identify your support network
First, ensure that you have a support network in place to help you toward your objectives. Which individuals should form your network? Your parents, an instructor you trust, and one person in each class who will compare notes with you or collect important information for you if you are absent for any reason.
Why is a support network so important? These are the individuals you can rely on to encourage you and to provide assistance. The larger your network and the more comfortable you feel asking for help, the easier it will be to secure the assistance you may need during the course of the term.
2. Organize your materials
Before your classes begin, how can you prepare for a successful semester? Get organized!
What does this actually mean? Sort through the documents and folders on your computer and delete those you no longer need. Clean out your backpack and desk as well. Starting with a clean slate is closely linked to actually cleaning.
When you begin the spring term, ensure that you have a place for every piece of paper you receive and every note that you write in class. It is also wise to acquire a planner, especially if you did not use one last semester.
3. Focus on the future
Once the term starts, it can be difficult to look far ahead to the end of the semester. Particularly as your workload begins to grow, planning becomes more difficult – but also more critical. So, try something new this semester: write everything down!
As soon as you receive your syllabi and due dates for the term, record them in your planner. Why? It is an excellent way to make sure you do not forget an important assignment, but it also shows trends for the semester. You will most likely find that there is a week where all of your work seems to be due at once.
Thinking about these moments beforehand can help you start earlier on projects, as well as remind your family and friends that you will be busy and therefore cannot be too social at this time.
Drafting a semester-long plan can enable you to feel more prepared, and it can keep you on the path to success.
However you choose to ready yourself for the upcoming term, simply preparing is the best way to secure a great semester. It is much more difficult to change the course of your term once it is well underway.
Spend some time during your break or during the first week of the semester to regain your footing and to start with a clean slate.

Community Service Opportunity
We are looking forward to the Character Counts! run/walk on Saturday, Feb 3 rd , and are hoping that you can join us and take a very special part. High school student volunteers will be placed along the race route, and will be cheering on the runners. As many of you know, this makes the event fun, and also makes a huge difference for the runners! You will receive verification for service hours at the end of the morning, and our appreciation for a job well done. The only things you need to do are: 
1) Send an email showing that you will be there to ( Cheryl.Freeman@stjohns.k12.fl.us )
2) Make a poster for the event that you can use to cheer on the runners (more about that in a few days)
3) Show up at the event. 

Below are race details.
Date:                          Saturday, February 3, 2017
Time:                         7:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Location:                   Palencia Elementary School, 355 Palencia Village Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32095

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

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
2017-18 NHS Scholarship Application Procedures
The application process for the NHS Scholarship Program is administered online by
International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS.) The deadline to complete and submit
the student portion of the application form is January 30, 2018. The deadline to submit
recommendations and certifications is February 5, 2018.
Advisers: Please distribute these procedures to each applicant and the school principal.
  • Create an account on the ISTS website at https://aim.applyists.net/NHS. If prompted,
enter program key `NHS.’
  • Complete the student portion of the application. You can make changes to your
application until January 30, 2018. The student portion of the form will be read-only
after January 30.
  • You must have three recommendations to complete the application process. On the
recommendations tab, enter the name and e-mail address of your NHS adviser, school
principal, and a third faculty member for the corresponding recommendation requests.
The third recommendation must be submitted by another faculty members (i.e. guidance
counselor, coach, assistant principal, etc.)
  • ISTS will send an automated e-mail to each individual with instructions and a code to
complete their verifications. Please be sure you’ve entered the correct email addresses,
and verify receipt with each individual.
  • Prior to February 5, confirm that all three individuals have completed their
recommendations. You can log into your account at any time to check the status of your
application. Applicants are responsible for verifying completion of their application by
the established deadlines. Applications missing recommendations are considered
  • Troubleshooting: Applicants also have the option to print a hardcopy of the recommendation
request and provide to recommenders if there are any issues receiving the email from ISTS.
For assistance: If you experience any problems with the online process, please refer to the
FAQs section of your application, or contact ISTS at 855-670-4787 or
ContactUs@applyISTS.com. ALL technical issues must be forwarded to ISTS.

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

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

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

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

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

Each senior is charged $55 in dues to pay for the cost to cover senior activities and graduation. Each high school is responsible for paying the UNF rental fee, security fees, jumbo tron fees, stage decoration fees, printing of programs & tickets, etc.

The $55 fee can be paid by credit card online on the Senior page of Nease website or by cash or check made payable to Nease High School. Cash & checks need to be delivered to room 234 in Panther Hall before school starting the week of September 11th. The link to pay dues online is now working on the senior page of the Nease website.

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, January 15th
  • Holiday - NO SCHOOL!!

Tuesday, January 16th
  • Valentine Grams go on sale through Vertical
  • Engineering FT to Museum of Science & History
  • 1pm - SOUPer Bowl Committee meeting in C-127
  • 2:30pm - PTSO meeting
  • 6pm - IB Parent meeting regarding scheduling for current 9th & 10th graders
  • HOME: 5:30pm - JV/V Boys Soccer vs Bartram Trail HS
  • HOME: 6pm - JV/V Boys Basketball vs Ed White HS
  • AWAY: 5:30pm - JV/V Girls Soccer at Pedro Menendez HS

Wednesday, January 17th
  • 9:30am - IB Booster Club meeting
  • 5:30pm - IB NY Parent meeting in auditorium
  • 6:30pm - Gifted Parent Advisory Meeting in Media Center
  • HOME: 6pm - V Gilrs Soccer vs St Augustine
  • HOME: 6pm - Wrestling vs Pedro Menendez

Thursday, January 18th
  • Academy FT (World Golf for HS Showcase)
  • Chorus Performance at World Golf
  • EXCEL A - Spanish Honor Society meeting in auditorium
  • 3:30pm to 7pm - District High School Showcase at World Golf Convention Center
  • HOME: 6pm - JV/V Girls Basketball vs Melbourne HS
  • AWAY: 5:30pm - JV/V Boys Soccer at Wolfson HS
  • AWAY: 6pm - JV/V Boys Basketball at Englewood HS

Friday, January 19th
  • Report cards can be viewed on HAC at 8:30am
  • HOME: 5:30pm - JV/V Girls Soccer vs Buccholz HS
  • HOME: 6pm - JV/V Boys Basketball vs Bolles

Saturday, January 20th
  • Cheer Competition - FHSAA Regionals at Hudson HS
  • NJROTC Shoulder to Shoulder meet at Nease
  • Wrestling - State Duals at Osceola HS
  • Girls Weightlifting - Regionals at Spruce Creek HS
  • Math Team competition in Altamonte Springs

Student Life
Community Service Opportunity
We are looking forward to the Character Counts! run/walk on Saturday, Feb 3 rd, and are hoping that you can join us and take a very special part. High school student volunteers will be placed along the race route, and will be cheering on the runners. As many of you know, this makes the event fun, and also makes a huge difference for the runners! You will receive verification for service hours at the end of the morning, and our appreciation for a job well done. The only things you need to do are: 
1) Send an email showing that you will be there to ( Cheryl.Freeman@stjohns.k12.fl.us)
2) Make a poster for the event that you can use to cheer on the runners (more about that in a few days)
3) Show up at the event. 

Below are race details.
Date:                          Saturday, February 3, 2017
Time:                         7:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Location:                   Palencia Elementary School, 355 Palencia Village Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32095

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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