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  • Mr. Ellison is doused with ice water after accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a hit at all-school assembly

    Posted August 21, 2014

    Things got icy at the first all-school assembly of the new school year as Headmaster Ed Ellison and Student Council President Nick Grubor accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and were doused with cold water on the Performing Arts Center stage. Nancy Hogshead-Makar, a three-time Olympic gold medalist and member of the St. Johns Board of Trustees, issued the challenge to Mr. Ellison...

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  • Headmaster Edward M. Ellison

    Fit bodies, healthy brains

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Apparently, young children who are considered to be in better cardiovascular condition have different white matter in their brains than children who are less fit...

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What's Happening

Sep 01

Labor Day - School Holiday

Sep 02

Savannah College of Art & Design Rep. in the Pace Lecture Hall

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Florida State University Rep. in the Pace Lecture Hall

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Auburn University Rep. in the Pace Lecture Hall

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Middle School Football vs. Providence

4:00 PM
AWAY

Boys Golf vs. University Christian at (Eagle Harbor Golf Club)

4:00 PM
HOME

Middle School Developmental Volleyball vs. Trinity Christian Academy

5:30 PM
HOME

Middle School Volleyball vs. Trinity Christian Academy

6:30 PM
HOME
Sep 03

Florida Polytechnic University in the Library Conference Room

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

PTL Meeting in the Pace Lecture Hall

8:20 AM - 9:00 AM

Blog Posts

  • Fit bodies, healthy brains

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Apparently, young children who are considered to be in better cardiovascular condition have different white matter in their brains than children who are less fit...

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  • Headmaster's Blog: Helping students prepare for change

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Family! magazine just published a very nice article on school transitions. I was asked to add my two cents to the discussion concerning the big move that our graduates make when they head off to college...

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  • Headmaster's Blog: Supporting your child's passion

    Posted May 15, 2014

    I just finished reading an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal. In it, journalist Kevin Helliker suggests that there is a negative correlation between the amount of money parents spend on their child's athletic activities and the level of motivation the child has for that particular sport. This notion doesn't surprise me as I've encountered...

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  • April Cool Kids honored for fairness

    Posted April 29, 2014

    These students have been named as the Lower School's "Cool Kids" for April...

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  • Middle School Blog: Heading into the home stretch

    Scott Zacher, Head of Middle School
    Posted April 9, 2014

    We are sprinting to the finish here in Middle School and as you can see by the attached calendar, there is no shortage of events happening over the next six weeks...

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  • Middle School Blog: Happy New year

    Posted January 13, 2014

    The kids are back and raring to go. Well, most of them. And as a special treat, upon their return they will be receiving their report cards via e-mail this afternoon...

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  • Mrs. Cauthen’s Corner: Math fact mastery

    Posted December 11, 2013

    I would like to expand upon the concept of math fact mastery and support its importance. Educators agree that the ability to recall basic math facts fluently is necessary for students to attain higher-order math skills...

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  • Important iPad information for St. Johns parents

    Edward M. Ellison
    Posted December 5, 2013

    St. Johns Country Day School is pleased to announce that its 1-to-1 iPad Initiative requiring all students in Grades 5 through 12 to have an iPad will begin in the next academic year (2014-2015)...

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  • Middle School Blog: From the “Holiday Happenings File”:

    Posted December 3, 2013

    My first semester on the job has been nothing short of extraordinary. I thank all of you for your care and support of your children, the school, and especially me...

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  • Headmaster's Blog: Thank you to the St. Johns community

    Edward M. Ellison
    Posted November 26, 2013

    Over the past few weeks I have been meeting individually with our newest faculty members to check in on them. I like to know if their transition to St. Johns is going well...

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From the Headmaster

  • Mr. Ellison welcomes the St. Johns audience to the Headmaster's Town Hall held on Wednesday evening, Feb. 12, 2014 in the PAC.

    Video: Headmaster's Town Hall Meeting

    Posted February 25, 2014

    In case you were not able to attend the February 12, 2014 Headmaster's Town Hall Meeting, we have posted video from the event online. The video coverage features Mr. Ellison's "State of St. Johns" presentation, followed by his Question & Answer Session with the audience...

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