The River City Science Academy Elementary School Science Olympiad Team traveled to Orlando May 8th and 9th to compete at the University of Central Florida in the 2015 Florida Elementary Science Olympiad Competition. The team was composed of 12 third, fourth and fifth graders including:
Kindergarten and First had an electrifying time learning about electricity when JEA visited. The students learned about watts and how much work it takes to make electricity. Through hands on activities the students learned how to complete a circuit and were able to do hair raising feats with the static machine. Most importantly they learned how to conserve our power.
River City Science Academy Elementary placed in several categories in the City Of Jacksonville Earth Day poster contest. In the K-2 group posters, Mrs. Boone's Kindergarten class won first place, Mrs. King's second grade class won 2nd place, and Mrs. Edward's Kindergarten class won third place. In the individual 3rd-5th grade category, Sanjana Imandi and Maya Muradova won first place with a joint project. There were over 500 entries citywide. The City of Jacksonville presented each class with awards at their annual Earth Day Festival at the Landing on April 18th, 2015. Big congratulations to all of the students, who worked so hard on these posters, and a special thanks to our Character Ed teacher Mrs. Baldwin who helped put all of these posters together!
RCSA Elementary was thrilled to support the American Heart Association in helping to teach our students and families how to take care of their hearts through Jump Rope for Heart this year! Funds raised support the Heart Association’s research and education initiatives that save lives in our community. Our school raised $2,593.78 during the Jump Rope for Heart program. We ended with a jump rope party on February 13th and had a blast celebrating our success!
River City Science Academy Elementary School has recently been recognized by the Florida Department of Education as a High Performing Charter School! This is a very prestigious honor and RCSA Elementary is the first charter school in Duval County to earn this distinction. Congratulations to all of our teachers, staff, students, and their families. This is your accomplishment as much as it is ours and we are extremely proud of what we have accomplished together.
In October the Safety Patrols hosted the 1st annual Pumpkin decorating contest to help raise money for their Washington D.C. trip at the end of the school year. The students had to decorate the pumpkin as a book character instead of a plain old jack-o-lantern. We had a variety of pumpkins come in the week of the contest like minions, Mike from Monsters Inc. , Train your dragon, spider man, rainbow fish, Franklin, and many more. This was an exciting event for all the students.