We are proud to have Superintendent Davis and other distinguished guests from our district office today throughout our wonderful campus! Welcome!
Click here to Clay County schools and district offices will close on Friday, September 2 due to expected dangerous weather conditions from Tropical Storm Hermine. The National Weather Service indicates that the strongest winds and greatest tornado risk in our area are predicted as students would ordinarily be in transit and arriving at school in the morning. All afterschool activities are cancelled this afternoon, and all extracurricular activities and athletic events scheduled for Friday are cancelled to encourage parents and students to stay off the road in case there is flooding or debris after the storm.
A general/special needs storm shelter will open at Lake Asbury Junior High School at 5 p.m. today. No animals will be permitted at the shelter. Questions about the storm shelter should be directed to the Clay County Emergency Management Division at (904) 284-7703.
The annual school status report for Keystone Heights Jr./Sr. High School can be viewed at the school upon request OR by going to the following Florida Department of Education
The Clay County School District is committed to the use of person first language. According to the article, “A Few Words About People First Language”, by Kathie Snow, “People First Language puts the person before the disability, and describes what a person has, not who a person is.” To read her full-length article visit http://www.disabilityisnatural.com/explore/people-first-language.
Seniors, getting vaccinations while you are still in school can get you caught up on your shots before going to college, getting a job, or traveling abroad. Check with your healthcare provider or local health department to see if you are up to date on the recommended vaccines. The Department of Health in Clay County offers free immunizations for students through age 18. For more information call 904-529-2800.
A KHHS/SFC Dual Enrollment Informational Meeting will be held at the Santa Fe College Watson Center in Keystone Heights on February 17, 2015 at 6:00pm. This meeting is for 10th and 11th grade parents and students that are considering applying for the Dual Enrollment program with Santa Fe College their 11th and 12th grade year of High School.
The School District of Clay County (SDCC) has held AdvancED’s most prestigious Accredited status since becoming a fully accredited school district in 2010. District Accreditation recognizes that increasing student achievement involves more than improving instruction. It is a result of how well all the parts of the education system – the District, school, and classroom – work together to meet the needs of students.To earn this distinction, the District and all of its schools must follow the AdvancED accreditation process by:
1. Meeting the five AdvancED Standards.
Each standard has multiple indicators that must be evaluated in order to determine if each standard is met.
2. Engaging in a continuous process of improvement.
3. Demonstrating quality assurance through internal and external reviews.
The District will conduct an extensive internal review in order to self-evaluate the extent to which it is meeting the standards. An External Review Team will visit the district in March 2015 to assess how well the District and its stakeholders are working together to meet the AdvancED’s high standards.
For more information please visit our website at:http://accreditation.oneclay.net/
NJHS will meet Tuesday 2/10 at 2:00 in Mrs. Whitfield’s portable, #72. We will be discussing the upcoming induction of new members and your current point status.
Auditions for The Wizard of Oz will be Tuesday, February 17th and Wednesday, February 18th at 230 in the cafeteria. Auditions are open to grades 7-12. See Mrs. Williams in portable 2 for more information or just come to the auditions.
Congratulations to Senior Samuel Roberti for being accepted to Florida Polytechnic University, New College and Stetson.
Congratulations to Senior Ciera Williams for being accepted to the University of North Florida and Senior Bryce Banks for being accepted to the University of Central Florida.
Congratulations to Miss Elin Cornett who has just received word that she has received a $2000.00 scholarship from Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association!
8th Grade Academy Expo is Thursday, February 19th in the cafeteria. The event starts at 6 pm. All 8th graders should make plans to attend.
Open Gym for Volleyball starts Thursday, February 5th in the new gym at 2 pm.
Students should go to lockers, snack machines and drink machines prior to entering the cafeteria. Students will not be allowed to leave the cafeteria area during lunch.
FFA MS livestock judging is practicing on Mon, Tue and Thur in Mr. Williams room from 2pm til 2:55pm.
HOSA is selling carnations for Valentines Day. They are only $2.00 each and will be delivered during 3rd period on Friday, February 13. If the student does not have a 3rd period, the delivery will take place during another period that day. See any HOSA student to buy your flowers! They can be purchased until Monday, February 9. Buy early because they always sell out!
Club Pictures for the year book will be taken on 2/11/15 in the Gym. See schedule below. Cap & Gown Pictures for Seniors will be taken on 2/11/15 in the Cafeteria. 7:30am – 1:30 pm. Sign-up sheet outside Ms Alphonse’s classroom.
Drama is selling Krispy Kreme Donuts through Monday, February 16th. Donuts will be delivered on Friday, February 20th. One dozen cost $6 or your can buy a voucher for a box later. See a Drama Student or contact Mrs. Williams today!
Grad Bash is May 2nd. Tickets cost $105. This includes bus transportation and ticket. Tickets go on sale February 25th. See Ms Alphonse for tickets.
National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society will offer tutoring every Monday after school in Ms. Lee's room 543 from 2:00 – 2:30. If you need help in any subject, please plan on taking advantage of this opportunity.
Seniors: Bring in your Class Night Pictures to Portable 29/30. You need a baby picture, elementary school picture and senior picture. If you bring it in during fifth or sixth period, you can have it back the same day. Pictures are due by April 4th.
FFA CDE practice for Floriculture and Nursery/Landscape will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays starting Thursday January 22nd in Mr. Williams portable. Need teams for both the Middle School and Senior Chapters.
There is a machine in the blue wing that sells pencils, paper and pens. Proceeds support the Senior Class. Be prepared for school!
Drama Club meeting Thursday at 2 pm in the cafeteria.
Box Tops!!!!!! Turn in Box Tops to help our school. Box Tops can be turned in to portable 29/30. This year we will be giving away free breakfast to the first period who turns in the most box tops. Also, we will be giving away a laptop/tablet to the student who turns in the most boxtops. Make sure to put your name on the bag and first period teacher on the envelope or bag with the boxtops when you turn them in.
There are trash cans on campus to recycle cans and water bottles in the blue wing near the cafeteria and in the science wing in front of Ms Hovsepian’s room This helps save our planet! Students should refrain from throwing other trash items in those cans.