Volume 30 | March 2, 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 Friday! We are approaching the end of the quarter on Thursday, March 15th, so we will have an extra EXCEL day this Friday, March 9th for students who still need to make-up a quiz or test. The purpose of this extra EXCEL is not to complete work that was not done all quarter to raise a grade. It is strictly for those who need to make-up a summative grade or receive tutoring for an upcoming summative. Please encourage your child to take advantage of this time, if they have summatives that still need to be taken.

One of our TV Production students reached out to a student from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas HS and conducted an interview with him. The student was in the building where the shooting actually occurred, so he shares what he saw and felt on Feb. 14th. We will play the interview at the beginning of EXCEL A and B in the auditorium on Friday, March 9th for any student interested in watching the interview.

With the beautiful weather we are having comes shorts, skirts, and tank tops. Please remind your child that we have a pretty relaxed dress code compared to other schools. We are strictly enforcing the following:
  • No low cut tops revealing cleavage
  • No tube tops or tops without any straps
  • No midriffs exposed
  • No shorts or skirts shorter than 4" above the knee
  • No holes in jeans exposing skin 4" above the knee

We are nearing the end of the quarter, so some students are in jeopardy of receiving a consequence for tardies. Most tardies occur in the morning to 1st period. Please talk to your child about being to school on time. On the 4th tardy to school, student drivers will lose their parking pass for a week.
  • 1st tardy - warning
  • 2nd tardy - warning
  • 3rd tardy - warning
  • 4th tardy - counsel with dean
  • 5th tardy - one lunch detention
  • 6th tardy - three lunch detentions
  • 7th tardy - 1 day of In-School Suspension (ISS)
  • 8th tardy - 2 days of ISS
  • 9th tardy plus - Out-of-School Suspension (OSS)
Tardies will not be removed or negotiated, since all students will start with a clean slate EACH quarter.

Also, just a friendly reminder, students cannot receive food deliveries from local area restaurants during the school day.  

The counselors have talked to all students about courses for next year. Many students took parent waivers home or needed to take registration sheet home for parent signatures and haven't returned anything. Please ask your child, if he/she has returned all required paperwork to their counselor.

It is time to complete the annual SAC Needs Assessment Survey. Please take a few minutes to complete the parent survey. Thank you.

Graduation orders will be available for pick-up Thursday and Friday, March 8th & 9th under the C-pod awning.

Nease is looking for 10 parent volunteers to assist in the day-long Reality Fair for our senior Economics students.  The fantastic event, held in the Media Center, gives seniors a look into the complexities of real-life budgeting and supporting a family in our economy. If you are willing to volunteer for the event on April 3rd, in the Media Center, please email Jaime.combs@stjohns.k12.fl.us

The FSA Writing exam for 9th graders was March 1st and 2nd and for 10th graders March 5th & 6th. English teachers will tell students which day students are testing. The exam is one 120min session. Students can leave after 90mins if they are done, but not earlier. It is very important that your child is present to take this exam, which is combined with the FSA Reading to comprise their FSA ELA score. If either the Writing or Reading exam is missing, students will not receive an FSA ELA score. Please remember that 10th graders must score a 3, 4 or 5 on their FSA ELA to receive their high school diploma.

NJROTC Hosting Golf Tournament . JROTC will sponsor a 4-person scramble golf tournament at St Johns Golf & Country Club on Sunday, April 22. Sign up here to sponsor or play. http://www.neaseathletics.org/lacrosse/golf-event-registration-njrotc/

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! 

Happenstance, Nease’s original student art and literature magazine, is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Neverland themed edition. Enter your original art or poetry/prose to Ms. Bourquin in B108 by March 19 th for a chance to win prizes! Submission forms are available from Mrs. Bourquin in B108, the Media Center, and your English teacher.

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.

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. 
Good News!!
JROTC Holds Winter Promotions and Awards Ceremony.  JROTC held five formal military promotions and awards ceremonies on February 27, recognizing its cadets for outstanding performance over the past quarter. 95 cadets were promoted during the day while more than 500 medals and ribbons were presented by active duty recruiters from the Army, Marines and Navy.
JROTC victorious at Middleburg Pentathlon Championship . For the second year in a row, Nease’s 5-cadet team won the Middleburg Pentathlon Championship, defeating 12 other Area-12 schools on February 24. Cadets Troy Barber, Peyton Gustafson, Christopher Oliver, Steven Sarama and Erin Sass completed the challenging course that included Heavy Tire Flip, Knot Tying, Academic Crossword, Air Rifle Marksmanship and Humvee Push. Nease’s time of 16min 7 sec was nearly three minutes faster than the 2 nd place finisher Middleburg HS.

Congratulations to Tanner Hill for Qualifying for FHSAA Wrestling State Tournament this year in the 152 Weight Class!

Wednesday was a great day for our Lady Panther Tennis Team. Our Girl's won 5-2 for the first time in 6 years over a strong program Creekside High School. On Tuesday our girl's defeated the Bolles School 6-1. The Nease Girls Tennis team record is now (4-0). Our Boys’ are fighting hard but lost both days and are (1-3). Our next match is at Nease on Wednesday, March 7 vs. Matanzas.
Please don't forget our upcoming fundraiser at the Palencia Tennis Center, Saturday March 10 from 11:00am-2:00pm. Our Tennis team players will team up with our ladies and men members for a fun Round Robin Tournament. Our participating members are donating $15 to play. A special thanks goes out top Tom Salmon-Director of Tennis and Staff Professionals Scott and Jeff for their continued help and support.

STYMIED ON THE ROAD - Girls Basketball
Over the course of the past six years, the long trek to the panhandle has cost Nease the opportunity to advance out of the 'Elite Eight,’ four different times and for the second year in a row. The Lady Panthers (ranked #3 in 7A), ended a very promising season on Friday night against Choctawhatchee (#2 ranked), bowing 42-47.
Nease won the first quarter battle (9-8) and both teams were knotted 20-20 at the half. Chocta slowed the pace all night in an effort to turn the game into a half court affair. The strategy kept the high scoring Lady Panthers (63 ppg.), struggling to score during crucial stretches of the second half.
Nease trailed 34-37 entering the final quarter of play. Chocta got valuable production from unexpected sources, connecting on 7 treys overall, which would prove to be the decisive edge in the end. The Lady Panthers were left licking their wounds and heart broken, knowing that their quest to win another State Title had come to a halt. Nease won St. Johns County's. lone State Title in 1999. The Lady Panthers was led by the double-double effort of junior center Camille Hobby (14 points and 15 rebs) and a quiet 11 points from co-captain / point guard Kiya Turner.
As one who was not in attendance at the game, I was left looking for answers when realizing the news of the loss. Although stats does not always tell the final story, some compelling info must be considered. Nease starters normally average 54 of the team's 63 plus ppg. and the bench producing almost 10 ppg. On Friday night, 41 points came from starters and 1 point from the bench. The Lady Panthers were 15/53 (28%) from the field, including 4/11 treys and committed 15 turnovers. Despite such deficiencies and struggles, Nease (26-4) managed to keep the game within reach all night.
Keeping everything in perspective, The Lady Panthers resume over the past decade and collectively during the reign of Sherri Anthony, the Dean of Girls High School Basketball (32 years and running), stacks up favorably as one of the county/state top programs. Four 'Elite Eight' appearances in the past six years and double digit 20 win seasons. However, the ultimate goal is a State Title. Nease will return all five starters next season with an experienced bench. The road less traveled is hard, but the journey offers beautiful lessons and rewards along the way. How much longer/farther until we reach our destination? Some would say, "just over the hill."
CONGRATULATIONS on a successful season Nease. Continue to be a proud, prideful and humble Lady Panther. Change will come!!

Track & Field
With the start of the sixth week of the 2018 season on Monday, Nease track & field program is in full swing. At the varsity level, the team most recent meet took place this past Friday at the FIT Invitational (Flagler Palm Coast). Gold medal performances were turned in by senior Kenneth Whitehead (HJ - 6-2), junior Demoi Smith (LJ - 15-9.75 and second in TJ - 33-5.25). Silver medal efforts came from senior Ricky Smith (LJ - 20-4); Mack Davis (Discus - 142-2) , junior Timorlyn Foster (200m - 26.78PR) and the boys 4 x 400 (Curtis White / Chaz LaChina / Ricky Smith & Kenneth Whitehead - 3:33.61).
Top distance performances were produced by senior Luke Berger (1600m - 3rd @ 4:37.13) and freshman Naila Etique (1600m - 3rd @ 5:20.48).
On February 16 Nease hosted the Invitational Relays and competed against six schools. The boys team won the overall title and Ricky Smith was selected as the most outstanding male athlete. The girls team would finish in the middle of the pack (3rd). Overall winners were: Individuals (Kenneth Whitehead -HJ /6'2"); Mack Davis - Discus / 137'2"); Demoi Smith - LJ / 15-6 and 300m hurdle medley / 50.9. Nease was also victorious in the following relays:. Boys Sprint Medley (100)100/200/200) - 1:09.74 (C. White/W. Grullon/R. Smith/K. Whitehead); Girls Sprint Medley - 1:26.30 (K. Yelvington/L. Thompson/D. Smith/T. Foster); Girls 4 x 800 (10:18.62) and Distance Medley (13:53.80); and the boys DMR (11 :56.60).
The team return to action on Friday (Bulldog Classic at Bolles/a select group of distance runners), while the majority of the varsity squad will compete on Saturday at the Speziale Invite (Ponte Vedra).

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
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 Board: Looking for a way to make a difference at Nease? The PTSO is looking for Volunteers and Board Members for next school year. If you’d like to learn more about what’s involved, please email us at ptso.board@gmail.com . We’ll be having a welcome lunch event in April/May so please check back for the date and come meet the team! 

Upcoming Meetings : Anyone is welcome to attend PTSO meetings on March 13, April 10 and May 8. Meetings start at 2:30 p.m. (so administration representative can attend) and are held in Panther Hall.

Special Message on Marquee: Interested in writing a Birthday or Congratulation message to your child on the marquee? Complete this form Announcement Form for Marquee and submit to main office for PTSO  1 week prior to the message appearing on the marquee.

Testing Coordinator - Cynthia Messenger Email - Cynthia.Messenger@stjohns.k12.fl.us

College Visits
There are no college visits scheduled for this week.
IB News
  • CAS portfolios should be up-to-date in Managebac. Please see Mrs. Kunkel if it is labeled “area of concern.” Please remember that CAS is part of earning the IB Diploma.
Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines:
  • See link above for information on each scholarship listed below:
  • Rotary “Service Above Self” Scholarship; Due March 3rd
  • Florida Realtors Education Foundation Scholarship; Due March 5th
  • Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest; Due March 9th
  • Florida Striders Track Club; Due March 9th
  • Liberty Pines Academy Alumni Scholarship; March 14th
  • Emma Mean Music Scholarship; March 16th
  • American Society of Military Comptrollers; March 21st


  • Attention sophomores, applications are being accepted 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. You can submit your applications here. Please see Mrs. Kennedy if you have any questions.

  • There is a mandatory Beach Clean-up informational meeting for all IB Freshmen on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at EXCEL A (12:31pm) in the PAC.
  • All Freshmen are expected to attend and to participate in this community service project. With all hands on deck, we can spend a half day at the beach, enhance our beautiful St Johns County beaches and earn some community service hours!
  • Team leader meeting for Beach Clean Up will be on March 15th at 8:30 in the Cafeteria.
Academy News
The Superintendent of the United States Coast Guard Academy, Rear Admiral James Rendon, will be on campus Thursday, March 15 th , during 6 th period, to give a presentation on the Coast Guard Academy. The Coast Guard Academy is one of the nation’s four service academies along with West Point, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy. It is a rare occasion that any major university or Service Academy’s top official comes for a presentation. All interested students (9-12) are invited to attend. To get a pass to the guest speaker event, students can go to the front desk starting on Tuesday, March 6 th , sign up, and receive a pass, which will need to be signed by their 6 th period teacher. The event will take place in the ROTC building.

For the latest Nease Academy News, check out neaseacademies.com

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

Upcoming Academy Field Trips:
  • 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 and delivered to students in class in early February, to make students and parents aware of probationary status for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year.

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

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

One or more $2500 Griffin Moody Scholarships will be awarded to a Nease High School Senior who is graduating in May 2018, has demonstrated good moral character, achieved success in the classroom, participated in extra-curricular activities (either in school or outside of school), and has applied to attend college in the Summer or Fall of 2018.

Below are the application links for the St. Augustine Elks Lodge Educational Trust Fund Scholarships. This year there will be six $1,000.00 scholarships available to qualifying seniors in St. Johns County. Applicants must attend or have attended a high school within St. Johns County, be a resident of St. Johns County, and have at least one parent that is a St. Johns County resident. Applications are due back no later than April 15, 2018.
Applicants are selected based on the overall excellence of the student, and include community service, extracurricular activities and financial need, as well as academic achievement.

Florida Shines College Success Series
Save the Date!
  Join Florida Shines every Wednesday in April, for a live online experience featuring experts from the Florida Department of Education and Florida colleges and universities. Education experts will explain each step of the college readiness process to help students make a plan to shine in college.
Visit FloridaShines.org for more information.

Paying for College
  From scholarships to prepaid plans and federal financial aid, there are many financial assistance options for students who wish to attend college. At FloridaShines.org, students can learn more about the financial aid options available in the state of Florida. Students can also learn about a variety of scholarships from Florida Student Scholarship & Grant Program .
Visit FloridaShines.org to learn more.

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

Congratulations to our “Battle of the Books” team which came in 2 nd place out of 12 teams in the district competition! These 12 students have been reading and re-reading the 15 Florida Teen Reads nominated for this year and on Friday, Feb. 23 rd , went head to head with the other high schools in our district! Nease led through the first half of the game, but in the last round, Creekside High came from behind and passed them up!  Congratulations to the following READERS who have really risen to the occasion and taken great leadership of our Teens Read club and recruited so many students to participate in the Florida Teens Read Program and Battle of the Books:
Kayla Ehrlich           Emma Simes           Taylor Ingrassia                  Anna Hampton
Katie Gray                Mirey Centeno        Autumn Hutter                     Emily DosSantos    
Camille Aguilar        Padma Adimula      Spencer Forsling                Pranav Nadella
Sophia Nguyen

The FTR list for the next school year will come out sometime in April and May, and I will be updating my media webpage with that information as soon as it comes out!! 
Have a great weekend and keep reading! 

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:

Graduation orders will be available for pick-up Thursday and Friday, March 8th & 9th under the C-pod awning.

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. 

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, March 5th
  • FSA Writing for 10th graders
  • 6:30pm - YMCA Youth in Government in B-103
  • AWAY: 6pm - JV Baseball at Atlantic Coast

Tuesday, March 6th
  • FSA Writing for 10th graders
  • 8:30am - NHS Club meeting in auditorium
  • EXCEL A: Mu Alpha Theta Meeting in auditorium
  • HOME: 6:30pm - V Baseball vs University Christian
  • AWAY: 5pm - JV Boys Lacrosse at Providence
  • AWAY: 5pm - V Girls Lacrosse at Pedro Menendez
  • AWAY: 6pm - JV Softball at Creekside
  • AWAY: 7pm - V Boys Lacrosse at Pedro Menendez
  • AWAY: 7:30pm - V Softball at Creekside

Wednesday, March 7th
  • HOME: 4:15pm - V Girls & Boys Tennis vs Matanzas
  • HOME: 6pm - V Softball vs Palatka
  • HOME: 6:30pm - JV Baseball vs Flagler Palm Coast
  • AWAY: 4pm - Track & Field - East Coast JV League at Ponte Vedra HS
  • AWAY: 7pm - JV Girls Lacrosse at Bolles

Thursday, March 8th
  • Engineering FT to Naval Air Station JAX
  • Senior Graduation Delivery under C-pod awning
  • 8am - SAC meeting in conference room 104
  • 4pm - Community Color Guard Showcase in gym
  • 6:30pm - Community Relay for LIfe meeting in A-109
  • HOME: 6:30pm - V Baseball vs Bolles
  • AWAY: 5:30pm - JV Girls Lacrosse at Bartram Trail HS
  • AWAY: 6pm - JV Baseball at Episcopal
  • AWAY: 7pm - V Girls Lacrosse at Bartram Trail HS

Friday, March 9th
  • Chorus MPS at Mandarin HS
  • Senior Graduation Delivery under C-pod awning
  • AWAY: 10am - Weightlifting Districts at Oakleaf HS
  • AWAY: 11am - V Baseball vs Trinity Christian at Baseball Grounds in JAX
  • AWAY: 5:30pm - JV & V Boys Lacrosse at St Augustine HS
  • AWAY: 6pm - V Softball at Providence

Saturday, March 10th
  • Indoor Percussion Ensemble Competition in Oviedo HS in Orlando
  • National Honor Society FT to Busch Gardens in Tampa
Student Life
Junior Ladies Club meeting 3/13, Excel A in P 48. Wear your shirt and know your leprechaun trivia! 

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.

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
SJCSD ESE Department welcomes guest speaker Stephen Furnari, Florida Attorney and founder of Guardian Project, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:30 at Fullerwood Training Center.
Mr. Furnari will provide parents with information pertaining to the benefits and risks of guardianship and it’s alternatives.  

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