Good afternoon! Here are this week's news and announcements from St. Johns Country Day School:
Front Gate Closed Wednesday
We understand from CSX that they will indeed close the school's front entrance from Doctors Lake Drive this Wednesday, January 31, starting at 9am. Due to this work, all traffic after 9am will enter and exit school through the back road to Moody Avenue. The back drive accommodates one way traffic only, so please watch for flagmen to assist you on Wednesday. The gate should be reopened Thursday morning by 6am. Schedule subject to change.
We hope everyone had a fabulous day "celebrating" St. Johns with us on Sunday! You can check out a short article and view some pictures from the day "In the News."
District Spelling Bee Tonight
The District Spelling Bee takes place tonight at Plantation Oaks Elementary. Good luck to Grade 5 student Erik Williams, winner of last month's Grade 5-8 Spelling Bee, who will represent St. Johns at the district bee.
Scholastic Art Awards
This Saturday, February 3, 2018, 32 of our Middle and Upper School art students will be recognized for their creativity and talent at the 2018 Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards and Exhibitions. The awards ceremony will take place at the historic Florida Theater downtown, with student exhibitions following at the Jacksonville Main Library and the Heather Moore Community Gallery at the Cathedral Art Project Offices. Student check in starts at 9:00 a.m. at the Florida Theater. Student artists and families are welcome, and we hope to see you there! (Above, Gold Key winning sculpture by Esan Patel '18)
Mr. St. Johns Coming Soon!
Mark your calendars for the annual Interact Club fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, the Mr. St. Johns pageant. Coming on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, Mr. St. Johns showcases the talent of many Upper School young men while raising money for a great cause. You won't want to miss this family-friendly event! (Photo by Sheila Hodges '20.)
Merit Scholarships Available
The Merit Scholarship Program for students entering Grades 7 and 9 is a
selective, merit-based opportunity for students demonstrating both outstanding academic promise and a desire to make a significant contribution to the life of St. Johns Country Day School. If your student meets this description, she or he may be eligible for this robust scholarship opportunity
Our Culture of Philanthropy
A strong culture of philanthropy conveys an important message about our community. We hope that you will consider a gift to the St. Johns Annual Fund, at whatever level is appropriate for your family. Gifts, large and small, make a difference, and the higher the participation the more we can achieve for the students and teachers. Click here for more information about the Annual Fund.
We hope you have a great week!