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Parents: Summer Is Still Time for Learning

Parents: Summer Is Still Time for Learning

Parents: Summer Is Still Time for Learning
by Cheryl Jackson and William Jackson

As another school year ends, graduation ceremonies have concluded, academic growth does not stop. DCPS is offering the Superintendants Summer Academy, but the challenge is finding students to attend this academic enrichment program.

People of Color: Attend Conferences of Technology

People of Color: Attend Conferences of Technology

Blogging While Brown 2012 (Philadelphia) www.bloggingwhilebrown.com/ Technology Bar Camp 2012 www.barcamporlando.org/ (Orlando) WordCamp http://central.wordcamp.org/ (Orlando) and other Social Media  Technology Conferences are powerful experiences to the diverse world of Social Media / Technology and the integration of technology. More People of Color need to be involved in attending, presenting and organizing technology directed conferences, seminars, summits and workshops.

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Welcomes New Associate Director of Sales

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront  Welcomes New Associate Director of Sales

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront recently welcomed Brent Hill as its new Associate Director of Sales. Hill has more than ten years of experience in the hotel industry and will focus on driving convention and association meeting sales to the property.

As associate sales director, Hill will assist Senior Director of Sales & Marketing Pat Trammell, oversee the sales team, develop sales strategies and cultivate relationships with key people, businesses and groups in Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront’s client base.

“Brent has extensive experience handling groups sales and introducing groups to new markets and he knows the business inside and out,” said Dan King, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront’s general manager. “He is a proven leader and we’re thrilled to have him as a part of our team.”

Parents Beware of Cyber Sexing of Children

 Parents should be concerned with their children’s online activities this summer while school is out; especially when they are alone or with friends surfing the web on Social Media sites. I’m concerned as a teacher when I hear boys and girlsin elementary school talking about their Facebookfriends and the discussions they have online while chatting,sharing information, pictures and videos. Their chats range from events at school to communityhappenings, family situations and interacting with theironline and offline friends. The disturbing part is hearing10,11, 12, 13 year old boys and girls not even old enoughto drive talk about adult content, using profanity andsexual situations. 

Man Up for Health Summit

Man Up for Health Summit

Web site: http://manupforhealth.eventbrite.com/

A Summit for Boys & Men that encourages healthy lifestyles and healthy choices in diet, sexual relationships,
drug use and exercise. The Healthy Jacksonville Men’s Health Coalition, Inc, will present a program that recognizes the health disparities of men and boys as they mature.

Missing Woman

JACKSONVILLE, FL (June 6, 2012) - Tara Gean Hawkins was reported missing after she failed to return home from work on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.  Ms. Hawkins departed her work, Emperors, located at 4923 University Boulevard and has not been seen since.  

Jacksonville student named winners for 2012 Student Oscars

Jacksonville student named winners for 2012 Student Oscars

 

Heather Burky has been named a winner in the 2012 Student Academy Award competition for her film, Lost Country made at the Art Institute of Jacksonville.