EDUCATION NOTEBOOK: Outstanding educators celebrated Jan. 24

Outstanding educators celebrated Jan. 24

 

The annual Teacher of the Year awards honoring outstanding educators in the St. Johns County Schools is set for Jan. 24 at the Renaissance World Golf Village from 6 to 9 p.m.

INK! (Investing in Kids), in partnership with The Players Championship, Beaver Toyota St. Augustine and Carlisle Interconnect Technology, will sponsor the annual celebration honoring Teachers of the Year and Rookie Teachers of the Year. For tickets to the banquet, which are $45, contact Donna Lueders, INK! executive director, at 547-7120 or donna.lueders@stjohns.k12.fl.us. Registration ends Jan. 17.

Flagler College’s ‘Ideas & Images’

Flagler College’s “Ideas & Images” lecture series will host Laurie S. Stoff, senior honors faculty fellow at Arizona State University, for a talk on “American Women and the Russian Revolution: Then and Now” on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Flagler Room of Ponce de Leon Hall, 74 King St. The event is free and open to the public.

Stoff’s research focuses on the intersections of gender and war, specifically Russian women and the Great War. Stoff is the lead editor for a multi-volume project, Russia’s Great War and Revolution, exploring the frontline experiences of soldiers, nurses and prisoners of war.

Flagler College’s “Ideas & Images” program brings nationally and internationally renowned experts to the campus, building on a tradition established when Henry Flagler’s Hotel Ponce de Leon served as a haven for new ideas and artistic endeavors.

The final lecture in the series this academic year will be Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. “From the Soviet Union to Putin’s Russia: A Journalist’s Perspective” will be presented by Andrew Nagorski, former senior editor of Newsweek International and former vice president and director of public policy for the East/West Institute.

Character Cup competition

The 2018 Character Cup competition will be held March 21 at St. Augustine High School from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. All 23 elementary schools in the St. Johns County School District are participating and will each have a team made up of 10 students.

The annual Character Cup event links academics and character education through athletic competition. Parents, teachers, administrators and community members are encouraged to come out in support of these hard-working students and to see the Character Cup trophy presented to the winning team.

Alumni calling for backpacks

Students at St. Augustine High School need backpacks as they return from the recent winter break, according to guidance counselors at the school. They have asked members of the St. Augustine/Ketterlinus High School Alumni Association for help.

New and gently used backpacks are being collected at the offices of Herbie Wiles Insurance, 400 North Ponce de Leon Boulevard. SA/KHS Alumni Association president Doug Wiles and other board members are delivering the backpacks to the school as they come in.

If you can help, simply drop off a backpack between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday through Jan. 31.

The SA/KHS Alumni Association supports students of St. Augustine High School through scholarships and classroom enhancements, as well as providing mentoring through its annual Hall of Fame induction events.

 

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