Campus Update for Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Campus Update for Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Good afternoon, and happy summer! We hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend, and that your summer is off to a terrific start.

Congratulations, Graduates!

Congratulations to the 53 members of the Class of 2017 who graduated on Saturday evening in a stirring ceremony at Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts. Read more about it at

Report Cards

End-of-year packets, including report cards, will be mailed on Friday, June 2, from each division. If you have any questions, please contact your division assistants directly:

Lower School: Denise Evans

Middle School: Kim Kurnitsky

Upper School: Dana Goode

End of Year Senior Video

It's tradition to end the division awards assemblies with a video highlighting the accomplishments-- and the fun-- of each division throughout the year. Over the next several weeks, we'll be sharing those with you here, starting with a special tribute to the Class of 2017 put together by Senior Mollie McKee. Click below to watch the year in review on YouTube:

Summer Reading

It's never too early to get started on your summer reading. Book Bingo (for Lower School) and summer reading lists for Middle and Upper School are now available at You can also download the "Destiny" app to check out e-books from the school library all summer long. Happy reading!

Youth Water Polo Classes Available

This summer St. Johns' Director of Aquatics Dr. Adam Gaffey will be offering a free Youth Water Polo course to boys and girls who will be entering Grades 4-8 in August. Classes will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on the following dates:

June 8, 13, 22, and 27

July 11, 13, 25, and 27

While the course is free, for insurance reasons, participants must register for the summer swim league at a cost of $60. If interested, please reach out to Dr. Gaffey with your chld's name and age. Get more information and register for the summer swim league here.

Project Based Learning: Art, Kids, and Conservation

All Grade 6 students are contributing to an exhibition featuring student art, writing, and research from their projects this year about White Oak. The show, called "Project Based Learning: Art, Kids, and Conservation," opens tomorrow-- Wednesday, May 31, 2017 and will be open through the end of August. Mark your calendars and do plan to stop by this summer to see these amazing creative works.

Show Opening:

Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, Narthex Gallery

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Summer Academics

St. Johns Summer Academics are a great way to get a jump on the 2017-2018 school year, or as a refresher of everything your student learned this year. Most courses begin on Monday, June 12, but schedules do vary. Visit for course descriptions and registration.

Summer Day and Adventure Camps

A variety of day and "adventure" camps are also available to keep your child busy all summer long. From soccer to sewing, cheerleading to chess, and drones to dancing-- we have something to interest your child! Visit for schedules and registration.

Lower School Supply Packs

Lower School supply packs for the 2017-2018 school year are available now through Monday, June 19. Visit the vendor website and enter the St. Johns code-- SAI017. Then just select the pack for your student's grade, checkout, and you're all set! Supply packs will be delivered to the St. Johns Spirit Store and available for pickup on Orientation Day, Friday, August 11.

Have a great week!