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The Pride of the Beaches

1701 Prudential Drive Jacksonville, FL 32207 Fletcher Files November 2019 Published Four Times Per Year Issue # 1

A PTSA Publication for the Fletcher High School Community

From Your Principal, Dean Ledford

Hello Senators!!! I am very excited for the 2019-2020 school year. We were able to accomplish all of our goals during the 18/19 school year. Fletcher High School gained 63 points and maintained moved to an “A” School. We showed increases in all 10 categories including maintaining our 97% graduation rate.   Some of the highlights included double digit gains in Overall and Bottom Quartile Learning Gains in Reading. We contribute this success to the collaboration among our faculty, parents, and community members. Continuing this trend can make the 2019/2020 school year Fletcher’s greatest year ever. Our Senators have already begun accomplishing great things this school year. The Fletcher Girls and Boys Swim/Dive Team both won 1st place at the Gateway Conference Championship Meet on Saturday, Oct. 12. Individual and Relay winners include, Molly McCarthy - 100 Freestyle, Sam Florey - 100 Breast Stroke, Drew Salls - 50 Free and 100 Free, Boys 200 free relay (Drew Salls, Sam Florey, Ethan Runyan, and Chance Conde) and Boys 400 Free Relay (Drew Turrentine, Sam Florey, Chance Conde, Drew Salls). Bradley Ashmore was named 1010XL Scholar-Athlete of the Week. Our Volleyball Team was the Gateway Conference Championship for the 5th year in a row. And finally our Boys Golf Team finished 1st in the Gateway Conference Tournament. We are determined to improve student performance by providing educational excellence in every classroom, for every student, every day. This goal cannot happen without your help. Our communication this year will be through parent emails, parent phone links, and through our school’s website. Please go online and register for our parent portal. You can find registration information on the Duval County Website. You are our frontline in your student’s education. Our Fletcher High School PTSA, who earned Best PTSA among High Schools in Duval County, is doing a terrific job of providing volunteers for the school when we need them. They assisted with our student orientation, preplanning and opening of school this past month. These volunteers are wonderful assets for our school. We will always welcome volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Ms. Angela Stcherbinine at extension 1030. As we move towards the end of our 1st semester, please ensure your student is taking advantage of our after school tutoring program. The schedule is located in the Fletcher Files. We will be giving progress monitoring assessments throughout the year. These assessments will be used by teachers to assess student progress and drive their lessons for the 2nd Semester. Again we want to thank each of you for your support, and we look forward to making the 2019- 2020 school year our best yet. Please feel free to contact the school at any time. You can reach me at ledfordj@duvalschools.org. Thanks for all that you do…and as always….Go Senators!

Dean Ledford, Principal

NOVEMBER 2019

Volume 20 Issue 1

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GUIDANCE ALL STUDENTS Online Course Requirement All students who entered high school in the year 2011-12 and after are required to take a class online, in order to graduate. Here in Duval County, we use the website www.FLVS.net. Feel free to peruse the courses that Florida Virtual offers students and if you have any questions contact your student’s counselor. SENIORS Planning on college? This is what you should be doing NOW! • Taking/retaking the SAT (www.collegeboard.org) and/or ACT (www.actstudent.org) • Making final decisions on the colleges to which you want to apply. If you know where you are going to apply, you should go ahead and apply this semester. • Applying to college ○○Apply online at the college’s website (www. flvc.org has all of the state schools’ website addresses). ○○Pay the application fee. ○○Come to the registrar in Guidance and sign-up to have your transcript sent. • Visiting college websites. We also have reference books with addresses and phone numbers for all of the college and university admissions offices. Don’t forget to use www.google.com to do a quick search as well! • Signing up for college seminars in Guidance with Ms. Gonzalez. • Making sure your schedule contains all of the classes needed for graduation. TRANSCRIPTS Students MUST send a transcript to every college to which they apply. This does not happen automatically. Students will need to see the Registrar in the Guidance Office to sign the log requesting that transcripts be sent.

SENIOR MEETINGS Counselors have been meeting with students, planning to graduate in the Spring of 2020, during the first two weeks in October. Topics that will be discussed during the meeting include the following: graduation requirements, SAT and ACT testing dates and scores, Bright Futures Scholarship requirements, ASVAB testing, financial aid information, community service, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), college selection tips and postsecondary readiness scores. Each student will receive information on the district’s Scholarship Book which is located online at www.duvalschools.org ‘BEACON’ WORKSHOPS FOR SENIORS On November 20th, 21st,and 22nd, all Seniors will be seen during the school day through our ‘Beacon Training’ sessions. Seniors are scheduled to go to the media center to meet with trained ‘Beacon’ volunteers to review their post-secondary plans for next year and explain financial aid options to students. Students will also have the opportunity to complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA). BRIGHT FUTURES • To find out what your Bright Futures GPA is, log on to www.FloridaShines.org. • Applying – Seniors will be given specific instructions on how to apply for Bright Futures. The application opens on October 1st. Make sure you put down our school code (100-800) when taking the SAT/ACT. If you have taken the SAT/ ACT outside of Duval County, you need to contact the appropriate testing service and request that your scores are sent to Fletcher High School. • Community Service – ALL Bright Futures scholarships require community service hours. Forms for documenting the hours are located in the Guidance Office and on the school website (https://dcps.duvalschools.org/domain/7294). We will accept these until May. See chart on next page for specific hours. continued


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*FAS = Florida Academic Scholarship; FMS = Florida Medallion Scholarship • Complete scholarship details are located on http://www. floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/bf/ AICE CURRICULUM AND BRIGHT FUTURES Students who have demonstrated academic merit through a recognition program may be eligible for Bright Futures without having to meet one or more of the requirements. Please refer to the table below for how to qualify based on one of the merit recognition programs.

FREE/REDUCED LUNCH Students that are eligible for free or reduced lunch can pick up fee waivers for the SAT and ACT in the Guidance office. You don’t know if you are eligible unless you fill out the form which can be done via paper form (available in Guidance) or online at https://free-reducedlunch.duvalschools.org/ lfserver/eform.

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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTING Fletcher recommends that students take the SAT and/or the ACT by the spring of their Junior year. Seniors who are seeking to improve their scores for college entry, or Bright Futures qualifications, should register for one of the fall administrations of the SAT and/or the ACT. Students may take these tests as many times as they deem necessary. Students should register via the internet. See the Testing Schedule below: ACT - $46 or $63 with Writing* To register for the ACT go to: www.act.org High School Code: 100800 Fletcher’s ACT Test Center #: 195570 Test Date Reg. Deadline Late Fee Required Oct. 26, 2019 Sept. 20, 2019 Oct. 4, 2019 Dec. 14, 2019 Nov. 8, 2019 Nov. 22, 2019 Feb. 8, 2020 Jan. 10, 2020 Jan. 17, 2020 Apr. 4, 2020 Feb. 28, 2020 Mar. 13, 2020 June 13, 2018 May 8, 2020 May 22, 2020 July 18, 2020 June 19, 2020 June 26, 2020 SAT - $47.50 or $64.50 with Writing To register for the SAT go to: www.collegeboard.org High School Code: 100800 Fletcher’s Test Center #: 10-335 Test Date Reg. Deadline Late Fee Required Oct. 5, 2019 Sept. 6, 2019 Sept. 24, 2019 Nov. 2, 2019 Oct. 3, 2019 Oct. 22, 2019 Dec. 7, 2019 Nov. 8, 2019 Nov. 26, 2019 Mar. 14, 2020 Feb. 14, 2020 Mar. 3, 2020 May 2, 2020 April 3, 2020 April 21, 2020 June 6, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 27, 2020

SCHOLARSHIPS Many scholarships are offered directly from the colleges to which you are applying. The FAFSA (opens October 1st, 2019) should be filled out by ALL seniors. Beware of scholarship scams! You should NEVER have to pay for scholarship information. Financial Aid web resources: www.fastweb.com www.studentaid.ed.gov www.nationalservice.gov www.students.gov www.va.gov www.scholarships.com UNDERCLASSMEN (9TH – 11TH) REMEMBER: • Schedule changes have been completed for the first semester. You should not be in any classes you have already passed and received credit for in high school. • Every grade you make in grades 9-11 will be what appears on your initial transcript that colleges see when you are applying for college your senior year! So, keep in mind that EVERY GRADE MATTERS! • Bright Futures – Your academic classes, including world language, grades 9-12, are what will determine your GPA for Bright Futures Scholarship eligibility. This is one of the scholarships for which you don’t have to compete against other students – you earn it – you get it! • Juniors can sign up for college seminars in Guidance when they are announced. continued


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COUNSELOR ASSIGNMENTS Last Names: Counselor: Phone # A – Dm Ms. Greenert 247-5905 Dn – K Ms. Brown 247-5905 L – Rn Ms. Sasan 247-5905 Ro – Z Ms. Dunkley 247-5905 AICE Ms. Powell 247-5905

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Email greenerta@duvalschools.org brownm13@duvalschools.org sasanc@duvalschools.org wittmerj@duvalschools.org powellj2@duvalschools.org

GUIDANCE

Fletcher High School After School Tutoring Schedule

Subject PERT English English/AICE/SAT/ACT/FSA English/FSA Social Studies Govt./ACT/SAT/FSA Algebra 1/PERT Science Social Studies ELA AICE/AP - ELA AP Human Geo. Social Studies

Teacher Conover Carlay Bernstein Taber Daniels Christensen King Van Pelt Hollingsworth King Gilbert Chalker Daniels

Days Thursday Thursday Tues/Thurs Thursday Tuesday Mon/Thur Tuesday Tues/Thur Tues/Thur Tuesday

Time 2:30 2:30 2:30 2:30 2:30 2:30 2:30 2:30 2:30 2:30 -

Saturday Saturday

10 - 12 10 - 12

4:00 4:00 4:00 4:00 4:00 4:00 4:00 4:00 4:00 4:00

Location A16 D16 E2 A18 D14 D15 C13 A1 A14 A2 P13 P10 D14


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Fletcher Sport Schedules Date 11/4 11/6 11/11 11/14 11/19 11/22 11/25 11/27 11/28 11/29 12/3 12/5 12/9 12/10 12/12 12/17 12/19 12/20 1/3 1/6 1/14 1/15 1/17 1/20 1/23 1/28 1/31 2/3 2/4 2/4 2/7 2/12 2/17 2/19 2/22 2/26-2/29

Day Monday Wednesday Monday Thursday Tuesday Friday Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday Tuesday Thursday Monday Tuesday Thursday Tuesday Thursday Friday Friday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday* Monday Thursday Tuesday Friday Monday Tuesday Tuesday Friday Wednesday Monday Wednesday Saturday Wed - Sat

Boys Soccer

Boys Varsity PRESEASON CLASSIC @ PATTON PRESEASON CLASSIC @ PATTON VETERANS DAY Away @ Creekside 7:20 Away @ Oakleaf 7:20 Away @ Batram Trail 7:20 Home vs. Paxon 7:20 THANKSGIVING BREAK THANKSGIVING BREAK THANKSGIVING BREAK Away @ Atlantic Coast 7:20 Away @ Ponte Vedra 7:20 Home vs First Coast 7:20 Home vs Matanzas 7:20 Away @ Mandarin 7:20 Away @ Stanton 7:20 Home vs. Wolfson 7:20 XMAS BREAK 12/20-1/3 XMAS BREAK 12/20-1/3 Home vs. Ribault 7:20 Conference Tournament - QF Conference Tournament - SF Conference Tournament Finals MLK DAY Home vs. Episcopal 7:20 Home vs Yulee 7:20 District Tournament @ FIHS 4v5 6:00 PM DT RAIN OUT DATE District Tournament @ FIHS 2v3 5:30 DT @ FIHS 1 v 4/5 @7:20 District Finals @FIHS 7PM Regional Quarterfinals Regional Semifinals Regional Finals State Semifinals State Championships TBD

Boys JV VETERANS DAY Away @ Creekside 5:30 Away @ Oakleaf 5:30 Away @ BT 5:30 Home vs. Paxon 5:30 THANKSGIVING BREAK THANKSGIVING BREAK THANKSGIVING BREAK Away @ AC 5:30 Away @ PV 5:30 Home vs Matanzas 5:30 Away @ Mandarin 5:30 Away @ Stanton 5:30 Home vs. Wolfson 5:30 XMAS BREAK 12/20-1/3 XMAS BREAK 12/20-1/3

MLK DAY Home vs. Episcopal 5:30

Date 11/4 11/6 11/11 11/12 11/15 11/21 11/25 11/27 11/28 11/29 12/3 12/6 12/9 12/12 12/16 12/17 12/20 1/3 1/6 1/7 1/10 1/14 1/15 1/17 1/20 1/21 1/23 1/28 1/30 1/31 2/3 2/4 2/4 2/7 2/11 2/14 2/18 2/21 2/26-2/29

Girls Soccer

Day Girls Varsity Monday PRESEASON CLASSIC @ PATTON Wednesday PRESEASON CLASSIC @ PATTON VETERANS DAY Tuesday Home vs. Atlantic Coast 7:20 Friday Away @Creekside 7:20 Thursday Away @Fleming Island 7:20 Monday Away @ Bishop Kenny 7:20 THANKSGIVING BREAK THANKSGIVING BREAK THANKSGIVING BREAK Tuesday Home vs SJCDS 7:20 Friday Away @ Stanton 7:20 Monday Home vs. First Coast 5:30 Thursday Away @Sandalwood 7:20 Monday Home vs. Mandarin 7:20 Tuesday Home vs. Nease 7:20 XMAS BREAK 12/20-1/3 XMAS BREAK 12/20-1/3 Monday Home vs. Ribault 5:30 Tuesday Away @ Bolles 7:20 Friday Home vs. Middleburg 7:20 Tuesday Conference Tournament - QF Wednesday Conference Tournament - SF Friday* Conference Tournament Finals MLK DAY Tuesday Away @ Bartram Trail 7:20 Thursday Away @ Ponte Vedra 7:20 Tuesday Home vs. Yulee 5:30 (Senior Night) Thursday District Tournament 4v5 @Creekside 6PM Friday Monday DT RAIN OUT DATE Tuesday District Tournament @ Creekside 2v3 5:30 DT @ CHS 1 v 4/5 @7:20 Friday District Finals @FIHS 7PM Tuesday Regional Quarterfinals Friday Regional Semifinals Tuesday Regional Finals Friday State Semifinals State Championships TBD

Girls JV VETERANS DAY Home vs. AC 5:30 Away @ Creekside 5:30 Away @FIHS 5:30 Away @BK 5:30 THANKSGIVING BREAK THANKSGIVING BREAK THANKSGIVING BREAK Home vs SJCDS 5:30 Away @ Stanton 5:30 Away @Sandalwood 5:30 Home vs. Mandarin 5:30 Home vs. Nease 5:30 XMAS BREAK 12/20-1/3 XMAS BREAK 12/20-1/3 Away @ Bolles 5:30 Home vs. Middleburg 5:30

MLK DAY Away @BT 5:30 Away @ PV 5:30


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Boys Basketball

Date 11/19 11/21 11/22 11/25 11/26 12/2 12/3 12/5 12/9 12/10 12/12 12/16 12/20 12/21 12/23 1/7 1/9 1/11 13-16 1/23 1/24 1/29 1/30 1/31

Girls Basketball

Opponent Bolles @ FHS @ Englewood @ Sandalwood Mandarin @ FHS @ Creekside @ Fleming Island Lee @FHS Providence School @ FHS St. Johns Country Day @ FHS @ Raines Atlantic Coast @ FHS Fleming Island @ FHS Clay Tournament Clay Tournament Clay Tournament Nease @ FHS Englewood @ FHS Menedez @ FHS Gateway Tournament @ Episcopal School of Jacksonville @ White White @ FHS @ Nease @ Ponte Vedra

Time 5:30/7pm 5:30/7pm 5:30/7pm 5:30/7pm 5:30/7pm 5:30/7pm 5:30/7pm 5:30/7pm 6pm 5:30/7pm 5:30/7pm 5:30/7pm TBA TBA TBA 5:30/7pm 5:30/7pm 7:00/5:30pm TBA 5:30/7pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm

Head Coach: Craig Beal Assistant: Alyssa Greenert Head JV: Wanda Ware AD: Joe Reynolds Principal: James D. Ledford

Date 11/19 11/20 11/26 12/3 12/4 12/6 12/10 12/12 12/13 12/14 12/17 12/20 12/21 1/7 1/9 1/10 1/14 1/15 1/16 1/21 1/24 1/27-1/31 1/30 2/4 2/7 2/11 2/12 2/14

Opponent Preseason Classic Preseason Classic Nease Fleming Island* Mandarin White Orange Park HS 9:12 Fortega Invitational HS 9:12 Fortega Invitational HS 9:12 Fortega Invitational First Coast* Providence Holiday Classic Providence Holiday Classic Orange Park Englewood* Ridgeview Sandalwood Baldwin Atlantic Coast* Episcopal Terry Parker Gateway Conference Tournament Creekside* Ponte Vedra Sandalwood Districts @ FC Districts @ FC Districts @ FC

Time TBA TBA 6/7:30 5:30/7 5:30/7 5:30/7 5:30/7 Tba Tba Tba 5:30/7 TBA TBA 5:30/7 5:30/7 5:30/7 5:30/7 5:30/7 5:30/7 5:30/7 5:30/7 TBA 5:30/7 5:30/7 5:30/7 TBA TBA TBA

BOLD=HOME GAME *= District Game Italicize= Tournamnet Head Coach: Brian Gilbert Assistants: Rich Banks JV Head Coach: Ciatrick Fason

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