Have a fun and safe summer break, Falcons! We will see you in August! Our summer office hours are 7:30am-3:30pm.
Tuesday, August 1st senior orientation 9-11 am and juniors from 1-3 pm (reminder Senior dues $50). Wednesday, August 2nd is sophomore orientation from 9-11 am. 9th grade Link Crew Orientation is Tuesday, August 8th in the gym. Students must be dropped off by 8 am. Parents are invited to return to campus beginning at 11:30 to purchase planners, binders, and lockers in the auditorium – $10 for all. Also gym uniforms will be on sale in the gym for $20. Students will be dismissed from the gym at noon.
Seniors, juniors, and sophomores will begin orientation in the auditorium lobby obtaining their schedule – parking passes, yearbook purchases, etc… will be available for purchase – those grade levels will keep their same locker assigned during their freshman year. New students may obtain a locker during lunch during the first several weeks of school. Textbooks will be distributed during the first week of school. Seniors may pay their senior dues at orientation on August 1st.
A reminder that only those schedules that have missing classes will be addressed during orientation. Any other schedule changes will not be addressed. Schedule change request forms will be available to fill out.
It is that time of year where we are doing our ‘back to school’ shopping – be sure to review our dress code before making school attire purchases.
Please see our Registration page if you are new or are moving over the summer.
St. Johns County and the St. Johns County School District will be hosting a summer education conference for volunteers Tuesday, August 1st. Experts in the areas of mentoring, tutoring, and school readiness will be sharing strategies with volunteers who are currently serving and those who are interested in volunteering. The conference will take place 8 a.m.–noon at the Fullerwood Center, 10 Hildreth Drive, St. Augustine, FL, 32084. For more information and to register, contact Cheryl Freeman at [email protected] or (904) 547-3952. Click here for the flier with more information.
Avoid the summer slide! Reading ability can drop if students don’t read for pleasure over the summer break! We encourage our students to read the Florida Teens Read books to get a head start on the school year. Click here to see the list. The St. Johns County Public Library has all of the titles in print and ebook formats, so make sure to visit them in person or online throughout the summer to avoid the summer slide!
Bright Futures will begin posting notices for eligible students in July. Ineligible students will receive notices later in the summer. International Baccalaureate (IB) and AICE Diploma students will receive notices after Bright Futures receives official files from these two organizations in late summer and early fall.
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
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.