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The St. Johns County School District is currently reviewing materials for the Florida Instructional Materials adoption for Social Studies. The courses being considered for adoption are listed in the document below (Social Studies Adoption Review Information) along with online access information. Digital and print materials are also available for examination at The Fullerwood Center, 10 Hildreth Drive, St. Augustine, 32084, from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM weekdays, excluding holidays. This list will be updated if more items are submitted for review.  Check the website frequently for updates.  Please call 904.547.3947 for more information if needed.

Register today for the 2017 Character Counts! 6K/3K on February 4th at Palencia Elementary. Click here for more information.

The St. Johns Education Association, in conjunction with the St. Johns County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, is pleased to present our annual essay and poster contest.  Please see the attached document for details. All St. Johns County students are encouraged to participate. This year’s theme is a quote from Dr. King: “ I have decided to stick with love, hate is too great  a burden to bear.”


The University of Florida, College of Medicine – Jacksonville, Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) wants every child to experience a pleasant and peaceful holiday season. It is with this wish that CARD and the Walgreens Corporation announce the annual Seasons of Hope Dinner. Families will be invited to join us for a special evening of holiday festivities. Dinner will be served along with activities and games for children and a visit from a very special guest. The event will be held Dec 15th, 5:00-8:00 P.M., 2016 at the UNF University Center in Jacksonville. See this flier for more information and to register.

Look how creative and talented our students are! Students were allowed to paint their parking spaces as a fundraiser for Best Buddies. Your parking spots look amazing! Go Falcons!

All students must complete this survey about Digital Citizenship within the first 10 days of school before they are allowed on a computer on campus as well as turn in a signed Acceptable Use Procedures (AUP) form.

No outside drinks will be allowed on campus except plastic, clear water bottles this year. Band students are allowed to leave their clear water bottles in their 6th period class.

We will not be allowing any phone check outs – please send in a note from home prior to having your student check out.

Please do not deliver outside food (Subway, McDonald’s, Chick-fil-a) etc. during lunch. We will not be calling students out of class or lunch to come and get these items.

The Gifted Parent Advisory Council meets four times per year to inform the school district about ways in which we can improve our efforts in serving our gifted students. Parents of K-12 gifted students from throughout the district are encouraged to come to all of the meetings. The Gifted Parent Advisory Council meetings have been scheduled for the 2016-17 school year.  We communicate this information for inclusion in school newsletters.  We hope to make St. Johns County Schools a parent friendly environment!

Tuesday, September 27: Hickory Creek Elementary Media Center 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 17: Palencia Elementary  Media Center 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 23: Hartley Elementary Media Center 5:30-6:30 p.m
Tuesday, April 25: Landrum Middle School Multi-Purpose Room 6:30-7:30 p.m.

 

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Parents and graduates: go to Cady & Cady to download and order 2016 Graduation pictures.

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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 rebecca.cosgrove@stjohns.k12.fl.us 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.

Honor your graduate with a brick in the courtyard!

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Florida practice test link here. Sign up for Driving Courses online at SafeDriver.com – Use CODE: PMHS at the school gets 20%



Veterans & Military Families eligible for free SAT/ACT prep programs

Free SAC/ACTThe 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

SJCEF
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.

Would you like to be able to check your student’s grades from home?
Usernames and passwords can be accessed from Karol Holiday.

Volunteers Needed!
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 ServiceOPT 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.