We need testing volunteers!!! Please sign up by clicking here. Shifts vary. See the website for more info!
Grad Bash dress code here! Read before Friday!
Parents and guardians: please see the attached letter about the upcoming FSA testing. Beginning the Week of April 16th we have the bulk of standardized exams – Reading FSA, Biology, Geometry, US History, and Algebra 1, which has a huge bearing upon students graduating from high school as well as our school’s grade. It is very important that students are well rested, have a nutritious breakfast, as well as all of us coaching students to take these exams with strong confidence and fortitude.
For parents of ESE students: go to First Coast Camp for more info about a summer camp opportunity.
The St. Johns County School District took action on February 13, 2018, to adopt science instructional materials. A complete list of the adopted materials is available on the SJCSD Instructional Materials website. A petition period for parents and residents of St. Johns County is open from February 14 to March 15, 2018. Petition process information is also available on the SJCSD Instructional Materials website. Questions may be directed to the SJCSD Instructional Resources Office at 904.547.3947.
Reminder to students that food will not be allowed out of the cafeteria and off campus drink containers are not allowed on campus except for clear water bottles.
If you still have textbooks from last year, including ones from middle school, they need to be returned to us as soon as possible. We are short on books for this year due to students not returning books from last year.
Please no student checkouts during lunch time due to most of our faculty and staff caring out student supervisory roles.
Home Access is up and working. Students’ Active Directory information is the same as last year. Parent access is the parent’s email and password they have chosen. Contact registrar Kim Lippo for more information or assistance.
Parents/Guardians: The St. Johns County School District is required to annually notify parents of students with disabilities that they may be found eligible for the McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities. For more information, please see the McKay Letter 2017-2018 and/or visit http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/ese/choice
Important Information for graduating seniors!
Senior Awards Night: May 3rd
Senior Strut and last day: May 7th
All library books due: May 7th
Senior Clearance Day: May 11th, 9:30-11am and 1:30-3 pm
Final Clearance: May 16th, 9:30-11 am
Graduation rehearsal: May 16th, 1 pm
Graduation: May 17th
Parents/guardians/students: you can check your library books and textbooks status at sjdestiny01.stjohns.k12.fl.us and logging in to Pedro with your S number and password. For clearance day: if you’ve lost a library book, you can buy a replacement copy or write a check or cash. For a lost textbook, we cannot accept replacement copies, but we take cash or check.
If you have received any college scholarships or grants, whether you are taking advantage of them or not, please bring a copy to Mrs. Giuliani in Guidance as soon as possible so that you may be recognized on Senior Awards Night.
Beginning Monday April 2nd in order for students to be eligible to attend Prom April 27th and/or Grad Bash April 20th they cannot have more than one unexcused absence and no more than 3 unexcused tardies. Be sure excuse notes are turned in on time! In addition to the established no drugs, alcohol and no mean spirited behavior expectation set forth – students are expected to be on their best behavior during this time period in order to be eligible to attend.
Parents and graduates: go to Cady & Cady to download and order 2017 Graduation pictures.
Students can now order their transcripts through Parchment from 2014 to present. Watch this video for instructions on how to order them. If you need transcripts from 2013 or earlier, please email Rebecca Cosgrove at [email protected] or call her at 904-547-7137.
We’re now on Twitter! Follow us @PedroMenendezHS for general school news and @Menendez_Sports for athletic news.
Veterans & Military Families eligible for free SAT/ACT prep programs
The National Football League, the Department of Defense, and eKnowledge Corporation are providing, free of charge, an 11 hour SAT and ACT prep course that comes on a DVD (or 2 CD-ROMs).
These are FREE to any student with an immediate or extended family member who is serving in the military OR retired from the military. Members of Military families or Veterans interested in receiving the FREE SAT/ACT Power Prep software should visit the following website for details: www.eKnowledge.com/military
The St. Johns County Education Foundation, Inc. (SJCEF) is a public, non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation recognized as the direct support organization for the St. Johns County School District. The SJCEF’s mission is to lead the efforts of the entire community in raising and distributing funds to support all of our public schools. Programs that are supported by the SJCEF are Teachers of the Year Celebration, Horizon Mini-Grants, Art Attack!, Take Stock in Children, Supplemental Educational Services Tutoring Program, and Tools for Schools. 100% of donations are spent on St. Johns County students, teachers, and programs. Please visit www.sjcef.com to make a donation or learn more about the SJCEF.
Active Directory Usernames and Passwords for Students
Students need to know their Active Directory usernames (S number) and passwords to be able to use the computers on campus and check their grades. Students received this information in homeroom. If they did not, please tell them to ask their teacher for this very important information.
Students and parents: we need your help! Please visit the district website to sign up to volunteer. Parents and visitors must also fill out this form to be able to visit any school campus.
Senior Men & Women (Military Info)
Reminder… all men 18 years old must register for the Selective Service. OPT OUT Form prohibiting school officials from releasing your name, address and telephone numbers to Military Recruiters.
Rent Our Auditorium
Our auditorium is available for rent evenings and weekends! Contact Melinda Ponce for details.
Search the Web
GoodSearch.com for the St. Johns County Education Foundation, and you can, too! It doesn’t cost you a penny but every time you use it, the Foundation gets one! Please go to http://www.goodsearch.com/?charityid=850265 and start helping today.
About our School
Pedro Menendez High School is located south of historic St. Augustine, Florida. Our doors opened in the year 2000 with state-of-the-art facilities serving the needs of 1500 students in St. Johns County. Our curriculum offers Academy Programs in the areas of Business, Digital Design, Health Science and Architectural and Building Sciences. Menendez also gives students the option to participate in a rigorous program of International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, and Honors Courses.