Seniors, getting vaccinations while you are still in school can get you caught up on your shots before going to college, getting a job, or traveling abroad. Check with your healthcare provider or local health department to see if you are up to date on the recommended vaccines. The Department of Health in Clay County offers free immunizations for students through age 18. For more information call 904-529-2800.
A panel of CEO’s representing major US Architecture and Construction companies are to interview students from OPH on Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Hyatt in Washington, DC. We are competing for a $5000 prize against two teams who had different projects and we expect to win. Lead speaker will be Brian Reed with Violette Otero backing up. Kenny Windham, Michael Nee, Tom Glassic and Destiny Childress will be supporting and working the field, Hunter Vitalle will provide assistance from OP with additional pictures and diagrams. Attached is a pix from the School Board Presentation with the team and some of their mentors and supporters. Check the presentation boards, they are quality work and all student produced. It is the end of the year and the time pressures are great, but each of us remains responsible for work assigned. Ted Jahn and I are very proud of these hard working Raiders.
On Saturday, April 11, members of Orange Park High School’s (OPHS) chapter of National Honor Society (NHS) were up bright and early. It was time for the annual Walk MS fundraiser, and NHS members were going to be representing OPHS and supporting MS at the same time. At 8:30 Saturday morning, 24 NHS members met at Town Hall, grabbed a quick picture, turned in the donations they had received, and most importantly, raised awareness for Multiple Sclerosis by participating in a 5K walk/run. Orange Park High School NHS raised over $500.00 contributing to research funding for a cure for MS.
On Saturday, the Orange Park High School Awesome Otters Seaperch Team took the N. FL regional crown at the Embry-Riddle University competition for underwater robotics. This is the third year for the team to compete and the experience showed as they won the Display Board and underwater Obstacle Course portions of the competition and tied for second in agility.
Awesome Otters of Orange Park High School
On Thursday, April 9, 2015, the 31 seniors of the Raiders Health Academy participated in the 4th Annual Nursing Assistant Pinning Ceremony. This event is the marking of dedicated students who have been in the health academy for four years and have become eligible to sit for the Florida Board of Nursing Certified Nursing Assistant Licensure Examination.
The CNA licensure is the stepping stone toward many health-related careers from becoming a nurse to becoming a physician, since many medical schools want medical students to have patient contact prior to entering a medical school.
As part of this ceremony, the graduates recite the Florence Nightingale pledge as token of honor to the health profession.
On March 19, 2015, eight members of the Future Business Leaders of America traveled to Orlando to compete at the State Leadership Conference. The Conference was held at the Hilton Orlando and was attended by over 3700 students from around the state. In addition to the competition, students attended assemblies and participated in workshops. The last night of the conference, students attended an award ceremony where they waited for the names of the five winners in each competitive event to be announced. This was an exciting time for all of the students. Peter Castellini won second place for Business Law. Peter will go on to represent Orange Park at the National Leadership Conference, this summer, in Chicago, Illinois.