Hawk Nation Newsletter

May 10th-21st

Important Dates:

Tuesday, May 10th

Jazz Band 8:15 am

Yearbook Club 8:30 am

6th & 7th Math FSA 9:30 am

Wednesday, May 11th

Gaming TSA 8:30 am

Thursday, May 12th

Coding Robotics 8:15 am

Tri-M Honor Society 8:30 am

FSA Comp Science 3 and Biology EOC 9:30 am

Jazz Band 4:15 pm

City Dive Championship 5:00 pm

Baseball and Softball Championship 5:30 pm

Friday, May 13th

8th Grade Field Trip

Chorus Banquet 4:30 pm

Saturday, May 14th

City Swim Championship

Monday, May 16th

FSA Pre-Alg, Algebra, and Geometry EOCs 9:30 am

Tuesday, May 17th

Jazz Band 8:15 am

SLA/PLA Field Trip 9:00 am

FSA Pre-Alg, Algebra and Geometry EOCs 9:30 am

Wednesday, May 18th (Early Release)

Make up FSA & EOC testing

Thursday, May 19th

Civics EOC 9:30 am

Jazz Band 4:15 pm

SAC Meeting 6:00 pm

Friday, May 20th

Band Banquet 6:30 pm

Saturday, May 21st

Campus Clean-Up 8:00 am-10:00 am

8th Grade Formal 6:00 pm

Performing Arts Field Trip

Hawk Nation Announcements:

7th & 8th Grade Elective Request Form

Please use the QR code below to select your child's elective choices for next year.

Course Descriptions Click Here

Deadline is May 11th

For additional questions, please contact Ms. Bailey (baileys@duvalschools.org).

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Kona Ice School Fundraiser

Students will be able to purchase a Kona Ice during lunch on May 23rd The cost for a Kona Ice will range from $2 to $6. Students who purchase a Kona Ice will enjoy their lunch and treat in the courtyard. Students are required to have their school ID.

21-22 District Calendar and Post-Planning Days

In preparation for the close of the school year, please see the information below as a reminder regarding post-planning days. Please note that the last day of school for students is scheduled for Friday, May 27, 2022. If unexpected inclement weather occurs and it is necessary to close schools, the district will utilize Weather Days scheduled for May 31, 2022 and June 1, 2022 to make up instructional days. Should there be no need to use these Weather Days, students will not be expected to report to school after May 27. Students will be dismissed at 1:15 pm on May 27th.

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7th Grade Immunizations

Prior to the start of the school year, it is critical that all 7th grade students receive required immunizations and submit an updated Certificate of Immunization (DH-680). The attached letter should be printed and shared with parents of all rising 7th grade students with the end of the year report card and to the parents of any new 7th grade student as they register over the summer.

The parent letter explains immunization requirements, including Tdap, plus information regarding the Florida Department of Health - Duval County (DOH) clinic locations and hours of operation.

Students must submit an updated Certificate of Immunization (DH-680) at the start of the school year to avoid being excluded from school. Also, please make sure your school administrators and office staff are aware of the contents of the parent letter, in the event your school receives calls/questions. If you have any specific questions related to immunizations, please contact DOH School Health Services at 904-253-1580.

Williams Family YMCA Summer Specialty and Enrichment Camps

Please see the links below if you are interested in summer camps at YMCA.


Extended Day

Our students at extended day enjoy spending time with their friends while participating in art activities. Go Hawks!

Teacher Appreciation Day

Thank you PTSA and Reach Church for hosting our teacher appreciation week. Our teachers and staff enjoyed all the goodies and gifts. Thank you again for all the support!

Testing Dates & Reminders:

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Athletes of the Week

All-Conference Track and Field

Mia Ibrahimbegovic, Kyla Skinner, and David St.John

All-Conference Softball

Morgan Brown (She is a two time all-conference athlete.)

All-Conference Baseball

James Davis & Amil Ayoub

All-Conference Swim & Dive

Julius Canapa

Madalyn Maneja

Kenidee Muller

Ajdin Maksumic

Student Opportunities:

The Sandy Miller Metrotown Institute

This OneJax Sandy Miller Metrotown Institute, named for the transformative leader of Metrotown, is a gathering of middle school students, entering grades 6-8, who come together to explore options for living successfully in an increasingly diverse and inter-dependent world. At the Sandy Miller Metrotown Institute students share ideas and feelings, discover their own unique talents, experience a variety of perspectives on diversity issues, multicultural communication, religious traditions, gender roles, and self-esteem. Participants create strategies for living and working with a multitude of differences

The Sandy Miller Metrotown Institute for middle schoolers will be offered in the summer of 2022 on June 11th and June 12th.

8th Grade Formal

Tickets for the Arabian Night 8th Grade Formal can be purchased from Ms.Gaffney in room 64. Students from other schools are not allowed to attend as a guest. Students can purchase a ticket at School Cash Online website.

Computer Science Fair & Robotics Festival

Join us for the 3rd Annual CS Fair and Robotics Festival on May 25th from 9:30am-1:00pm. This event will be held at the Jumbo Shrimp Stadium: 121 Financial Ballpark. All DCPS Robotics teams should attend and either compete or display their clubs robotics. District computer science classes (cybersecurity, computer sciences, AP computer sciences, gaming, etc.) should also attend or compete!

Free and Reduced Meal Applications

Next school year (i.e., 2022-23) when our district returns to operating under the National School Lunch Program, students at non-CEP schools will revert to paying for meals based on their determined eligibility status. If an application is not received before school starts or the student is not directly certified for free/reduced meal prices, a student will automatically be on a paid status at the start of the school year at our school.

Applications are also very important for the student/family because eligibility for receipt of other non-school benefits (such as Florida PEBT debit cards, SAT/ACT fee waivers, Summer Camps, discounted internet access) depends on a child's meal eligibility status. At Mandarin Middle School children can only become eligible for these additional benefits if they submit and receive approval of their free and reduced meal application.

Please contact Jane Zentko, Foodservice Director with additional questions at zentkoj@duvalschools.org or (904) 732-5145 x 1415.

For more information click here.

DCPS School Calendar

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