Campus Update for Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Campus Update for Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Good afternoon! Here are this week's news and updates from St. Johns Country Day School:

Congratulations, St. Johns Volunteer of the Year!

A sincere thank you to our 2016-2017 Volunteer of the Year, Sherry Burnside! Mrs. Burnside has devoted many long hours to the school and particularly the Spirit Store this year, and we are so grateful for her time and efforts. Thank you, Sherry!

AP Exam Week #2

This week we're finishing up AP exams at St. Johns with students testing in Music Theory, AP Biology, Calculus, French, English Language & Composition, and Statistics. Good luck, students!

End of the Year Awards Assemblies

The end of the year awards assemblies are coming up for Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School. Selected students will be recognized for their achievements in academics, athletics, the arts, and more. Awards assemblies are scheduled as follows:

Upper School: Monday, May 15 at 8:30 a.m.

Middle School: Tuesday, May 23 at 1:00 p.m.

Lower School: Monday, May 22 at 8:30 a.m.

Parents of award recipients will be notified in advance. Awards assemblies will all take place in the Performing Arts Center, and all are welcome!

Smart Tuition Enrollment

This week you will be receiving a letter from Headmaster Zehner regarding setting up your account with our new billing and collections vendor, Smart Tuition. Smart Tuition will be managing payments for tuition, extended day, bus transportation and more. Parents of students enrolled for the 2017-2018 school year will need to set up their billing accounts by June 1, 2017. Should you have any questions about Smart Tuition, please contact Director of Finance Kim Noble.

Family Ambassadors Needed

We have many new families joining us here at St. Johns next school year and we want to be sure to give them a very warm welcome. This starts with a welcoming phone call from a current parent over the summer. If you would be willing to reach out to a new family over the summer as a St. Johns ambassador, please contact Director of Admissions Brian Pargman.

Concert on the Green Volunteers Needed

Concert on the Green (COTG), Clay County's largest cultural event, is looking for adult and teen volunteers to help on the day of the event. COTG will take place on Sunday, May 28, 2017 on the grounds of St. Johns Country Day School and will feature an amazing lineup of talent and music, plus activities for the kids, contests, food, drinks, fireworks, and so much more! If you, your teen, your family, or your group are interested in volunteering, please contact Heather Velasco. Visit for tickets and more information.

Invest in Us Today!

A strong culture of giving among trustees, parents, alumni, faculty, and friends conveys an important message about our community-- that St. Johns and our students are worth investing in, and that we the school community want St. Johns to continue to improve and grow. Please Invest in Us by making your tax-deductible gift or a pledge today – it's easy using our secure online giving link!

Register Now for St. Johns Soccer Camp

Spots are limited for the 19th annual St. Johns Soccer Camp under the direction of Spartan Soccer Coach Mike Pickett. Come learn the necessary skills to play at the next level and experience our famous World Cup Tournament. This camp traditionally sells out, so act fast if you want to guarantee a spot for your child. Visit for more information and to register.

Have a great week!