Campus Update for Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Campus Update for Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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

In Case You Missed It...

Last week St. Johns' former Headmaster and current Headmaster Emeritus Stephen F. Russey was honored with the Edgar McCleary Award by the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), of which St. Johns is a founding member. His wife, Claudia Russey, who taught French at St. Johns for many years, was also in attendance. Read more about it at

Grandparents Day

Thank you so much to all the grandparents and "grand friends" who came to Grandparents Day on Friday! It was wonderful to host everyone, and we hope all the grandparents and grand friends had a fabulous time! Click here to view a short video of one of the performances, "A Song for Grandparents Day."

German Exchange Concert

The concert featuring the White House-bound St. Johns Singers together with the exchange students from Gymnasium Hochrad (Hochrad High School), Hamburg, Germany, is tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. See you there!

Blood Drive Friday

Click here to book your appointment for Friday's OneBlood blood drive! All donors will receive a free OneBlood fleece blanket and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening! Walk-ins are also welcome, so plan to stop by campus on Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Fall Play-- Nooses Off!

The fall play-- Nooses Off!-- a murder mystery comedy by Don Zolidis, is coming to the Performing Arts Center this Friday and Saturday, November 10 and 11, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. both days. Admission is free for students and $5.00 for adults.

Preview Night Nov. 29

If you have a student who will be in Grade 1, Grade 6, or Grade 9 next year, or if you're just interested in learning more about what's to come for your student as she or he transitions to Lower School, Middle School, or Upper School, please mark your calendars for our Preview Night, coming on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. There will be breakout sessions featuring Q&A on each division, tables with more information about the arts, athletic opportunities, and more, and tours will be available. You won't want to miss this interactive opportunity to see what's ahead for your transitioning student!

Save the Date: 2nd Quarter Conferences

Second Quarter is well underway and St. Johns students have already begun planning for Second Quarter conferences, scheduled for Wednesday, January 10, 2018. These will be "student led" conferences, where students from Grades 1-11 take the lead in setting goals and then topics to discuss at parent conferences. You won't want to miss the opportunity to connect with your student's teacher or advisor and watching your student learn and grow into this new role. Save the date, and we'll see you in the new year!

Invest in Us: 2017-2018 Annual Fund

St. Johns very much appreciates the tremendous support received so far for the 2017-2018 Annual Fund. Thank you! We truly appreciate your support of the students and the school and your willingness to Invest in Us. If you haven't yet had the opportunity to give, do feel free to stop by the Advancement Office, call us, email Director of Advancement Amy Weaver, or give online at Or, please use the button above to give quickly and easily online. We appreciate your support!

We hope you have a great week!