DCPS’ first ever “school showcase Saturday” offers early enrollment opportunities for parents

Today, parents got the opportunity to enroll their child or children into this upcoming school year. It was a chance for parents and students to learn what their classroom would look like up close and personal.

“Welcome to Duval County Public Schools,” says DeVonne Lampkin.

“Welcome to Ramona,” says Cristina Rosario.

This Saturday was the school districts first ever “school showcase Saturday.”


“What better way to present your school than for them to actually come to your school and see it in living color,” says DeVonne Lampkin.

The Principal of Ramona Elementary Devonne Lampkin and their Standards Coach Cristina Rosario tell me today gave parents, guardians and kids the chance to tour schools, speak with staff and learn about specific programs throughout that school.

“They’ll be able to see the artwork, the music room, the labs, anything that your school has to offer,” says DeVonne Lampkin .

“Registering for the next school year, that’s what were here for, to assist them or answer any questions they have about the curriculum at our school or any of the schools in our district,” says Cristina Rosario.

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I’m not in school anymore but I did learn something new. The entire DCPS staff recently had a meeting where they were trying to come up with new ways to keep kids engaged in the classroom. That’s when Ramona Elementary came up with the very bright and colorful idea to create the b3 hallway.

It stands for behavior, body and brain. It’s used as an interactive booster for whenever a child needs a mental break.

“I myself tried them to help myself get back in routine, I was jumping with the students,” says Cristina Rosario.

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DCPS says it’s themes and activities like the b3 hallway that parents can use to see how their child reacts to an environment.

“This is the time that parents need to put the application in for them to be able to pick the school that actually fits their child’s nitch,” says DeVonne Lampkin.

If you could not make todays “school showcase Saturday” that’s okay. DCPS says you can email them with any questions or concerns at school_choice@duvalschools.org.

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