• PVPV Rawlings Elementary

  • Ocean Plams Elementary

  • Valley Ridge K-8

  • Landrum Middle

  • Nease High School

  • PV High School

The Ponte Vedra Public Education Foundation provides support to all six of the community’s public schools, including PVPV/Rawlings and Ocean Palms elementary schools; Valley Ridge Academy; Landrum Middle School; and Nease and Ponte Vedra high schools.

From teacher grants and sponsored artistic performances to donations of artwork and other facilities enhancements, PVPEF works continuously to enhance the quality of our children’s education.Below is just a sampling of the many programs PVPEF has recently funded at Ponte Vedra’s public schools.

Supporting Teachers: PVPEF Founder and Chairman Michael Hannon (third from left) presents grants to teachers at Landrum Middle School. From left: Teachers Erika Carpenter and Nancy Hutton; Hannon; teachers Tara Van Kouteren and Kim Usry; Principal Ryan Player; and parent and foundation volunteer Devon Witt.

2018 grants include:

  • "How does your garden grow?" - year-long field study
  • Wobble stools - help students sit and be active
  • Mountain math
  • Bikes and books
  • Save our Earth
  • Poetry Cafe
  • Teacher Mini-grants and Performing Art Grants

2018 grants include:

  • Speech language therapy iPads
  • Reading/math centers
  • Science experiment labs
  • STEM learning labs
  • Aquarium filtration system
  • Chick incubators
  • Teacher Mini-grants and Performing Art Grants

2018 grants include:

  • "Cultivating Kinder-gardeners" - Materials such as a rain barrel and compost bin will be used to continue hands-on gardening.
  • Teacher Mini-grants and Performing Art Grants

2018 grants include:

  • FOCABULARY - Access to a hip hop website that sigs about academic topics across all disciplines
  • STEM laptops - Software for Computer Aided Design (CAD), allowing students to explore problem-based inquiry, career research, project communication and a shuttle flight simulation that mirrors the industry standard and exposes students to real-world drawing applications.
  • Teacher Mini-grants and Performing Art Grants

2018 grants include:

  • "Edible Hands on Project" - This science project allows students to actively construct models of science content, such as DNA structures, the process of mitosis, comparing and contrasting animal and plant cells and other science content found in the Florida State Biology Standards.
  • Teacher Mini-grants and Performing Art Grants

2018 grants include:

  • Three-Tower Aeroponic Farm - This project uses one tower in the classroom with grow lights while the other two are located outside, with all systems recycling nutrients and water using 90 percent less water than a traditional garden. Students will learn about growing food while learning hands-on nutrition, water resource management, efficient land use, conservation and sustainable development.
  • Teacher Mini-grants and Performing Art Grants

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