Campus Update for Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Campus Update for Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Good afternoon, here are this week's news and announcements from St. Johns Country Day School:

In the News

In case you missed it, over the past week we have posted news stories about new Middle and Upper School science teacher Mrs. Denise Fountain and Manager of Human Resources and Accounting Mrs. Kelly Walsky. You can check out these stories and more at

Junior Parent Meeting Tomorrow

Don't forget, there's a college counseling meeting for parents of juniors tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. in the Pace Lecture Hall. Come talk about what's next for your family as you plan your student's college journey.

Student Guide

The 2017-2018 Student Guide is available on the Parents Portal at This is your essential guide to school policies, dress codes, academics, the Honor Code, and more. Download a PDF today!

'Tis the Season

No, it's not the holidays, but it is time for St. Johns' fabulous slate of visiting colleges and universities. Representatives from colleges and universities all across the United States -- and the world! -- come to St. Johns to meet our students, tell us about their schools, and help St. Johns Upper School students make the right choice for their college plans. Coming up over the next few weeks, we'll have visits from Notre Dame, Hofstra, Ole Miss, Lehigh, and many more. Keep your eye on this calendar and advise your student to pay attention at flag raising, for more information and attendance permission slips.

Meanwhile, here's a quick look at what's coming up over the next two weeks:

Are You Ready for Some Football?!

Don't miss our St. Johns Spartans' first home game this Friday night, August 25, at 7:00 p.m. on Spartan Field. They'll be playing St. Francis Catholic High School and you won't want to miss the action. See you there!

Fall Portrait Days

Fall Portrait Days are coming soon and you won't want to miss the opportunity to have a keepsake photograph of your student from the start of school. Middle and Upper School portraits will be taken next Tuesday, August 29, and Lower School portraits will be on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Ordering information will be sent home with your student(s) shortly, or, you may also order online.

Spirit Store

The Spirit Store now has in stock P.E. uniform items, a wide selection of shorts, dri-fit shirts, and don't forget your socks. Both white and black Nike cushioned socks are available now. Throughout the month of August, the Spirit Store will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., and Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Library Volunteer Openings

Would you like to spend a few hours a week in St. Johns' amazing library? Help students check materials in and out, shelve books, and assist with projects around our beautiful facility as a library volunteer. The commitment is as small as a few hours a week, scheduled during morning or afternoon shifts. Interested? Reach out to Library Clerk Leslie Glenn for more information and a schedule of availability.

Follow Us!

If you aren't already, now is a great time to follow St. Johns Country Day School on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Following St. Johns is one of the best ways to say in the loop (other than Campus Update, of course!) about what's going on at school-- on campus and off. Use the links above, or search for us wherever you get your social media news.

Box Tops for Education

We know many of you have been clipping and saving those Box Tops for Education all summer long-- thank you! Please deposit them in the Box Tops for Education collection box in the Administration building or send them in to your student's homeroom teacher. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for the School to earn money for student supplies and much more. Keep clipping! We collect them all year.

Have a great week!