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Aug 20

Grade 9 Kick Off Trip

Thru: Thursday, August 21, 20148:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Aug 21

Dr. Adam Gaffey meeting with parents regarding iPads in the Pace Lecture Hall

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Parent Guide to Social Media and Safety in the Pace Lecture Hall

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Aug 22

Senior Practicum in the Pace Lecture Hall

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Varsity Football vs. Eagle's View Academy

7:00 PM
Aug 23

Varsity Volleyball vs. Pedro Menendez High School -Pre-season Tournament

9:00 AM

Swim Team Parent Meeting in the Pace Lecture Hall

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Aug 25

US Advisee Meeting

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Aug 26

Girls Golf vs. Episcopal

4:00 PM

Varsity Volleyball vs. Christ's Church

6:30 PM

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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