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The School Bell… Not your grandma’s schoolroom

One of the blessings of teaching at North Florida Community College is the opportunity to teach dual-enrollment students. By definition some of the best and brightest area high schools have to offer, they also must possess considerable drive and ambition to desire to dual-enroll. It is easy, of course, for students at MCHS, James Madison or New Testament to come to NFCC campus to attend classes, given their location. Other area schools, however, are 30, 40 or even 60 minute drives away from NFCC, connected by largely rural roads with…

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Homecoming events planned at MCHS

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Next week will be the time for students at Madison County High School (MCHS) to show their school spirit as they get ready for the big Homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 20. Each day will have a different theme and different chances for all the students to join in the fun. The theme for this year’s Homecoming celebration is “Cowboy up.” Monday, Oct. 16, is “Character Day.” Students can dress up as their favorite character. Tuesday, Oct. 17, is “Favorite Team Day.” Students may wear…

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The School Bell… Building relationships and solid learning

Story submitted by Donna Law I have worked at James Madison Preparatory High School going on three years now and currently teach Physical Science, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Chemistry.  I love to learn and have always loved almost every type of science.  As a parent, I have spent hundreds of hours volunteering in my children’s classrooms.  I admired educators and the job they do, and this inspired me to become a teacher. I received my A.A. degree here locally at North Florida Community College where I received a Student…

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Donuts for Dads celebrated at local schools

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. It has been said that anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a “dad.” Last week, a couple of local schools took the time to honor dads with “Donuts for Dads,” as part of the nation-wide “Dads Take Your Child to School Day.” “Dads Take Your Child to School Day” is an annual event that has been recognized locally for the last four years. According to Madison County Central School (MCCS) Principal, David Chambers the event has grown tremendously over…

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