Campus Update for Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Good afternoon! Did everyone have a good first week back? Here's to week two! And here are this week's news and announcements from St. Johns Country Day School:

New Facilities Supervisor

St. Johns is pleased to announce that longtime facilities team member Mr. Richard Jeffers has been promoted to Facilities Supervisor. Mr. Jeffers has more than 20 years experience in the landscape and maintenance fields and brings with him to this position a true passion for St. Johns and for leading his team to continued excellence. Congratulations, Mr. Jeffers! 

January Character Foundations

This month in Character Foundations, Spartans from age 3 through Grade 12 will be learning about, practicing, and demonstrating self-control, which is defined as "choosing to do what you should do, not what you want to do." 

January 17th Deadline for Yearbook Nameplates

This Thursday, January 17th, is the deadline to purchase personalized nameplates for your student's yearbook. Nameplates are $10 and can be ordered at Click on "Buy a Yearbook" to order. St. Johns' School Code is 17538.

Spartan Boosters Meeting Tuesday, January 22

Spartan Boosters will meet next week Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the library. Come join our dedicated team of volunteers devoted to supporting our Spartan athletes. 

Second Quarter Report Cards

Report cards for Lower School students will be available for you at Student-Led Conferences tomorrow. Parents of Middle and Upper School students can download their student's report cards anytime from My School App

Upcoming Open Houses

Do you have friends or neighbors who might be interested in learning more about a St. Johns education? Please invite them to join us at one of these upcoming Open House events: 

  Upcoming Open Houses
  Wednesday, February 13, 2019
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  Tuesday, March 5, 2019
10:00 a.m. - Noon

Learn more at If you'd like St. Johns to send a personal invitation to someone you know to any of these open house events, please let us know

Student-Led Conference Day Tomorrow

Don't miss student-led conferences tomorrow, Wednesday, January 16, 2019!  Plan to join your student's homeroom teacher/advisor for a status update and discussion led by your student. If you're not already scheduled, please call your division assistant to see if there are any vacant spots.

Beyond the Bell

Session 3 of Beyond the Bell begins next week and registration is open now! Check out all the exciting after school opportunities available for your child and visit to register! 

Community Education Seminar January 23

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 5:30 p.m., St. Johns will host a seminar in cooperation with St. Vincent's Healthcare. Supporting our January Character Foundations trait of "self-control," Dr. Ellen A. Williams PhD, will present "Self-Control: How to Do What You Should Even When You Don’t Want To." In this helpful and informative presentation, Dr. Williams will unpack myths around self-control, solve some of the mystery about what conditions increase and decrease your willpower, and share simple skill sets that you can use to improve your ability to do what is in your best interest.

This session will be chock-full of useful tools and information for parents, students, and community members, so please mark your calendar and plan to join us! Learn more at

Insider's Guide to College Admissions Testing 

On Monday, January 28, 2019, at 6:30 pm, St. Johns will host an informative discussion for parents of Upper School students, "Insider’s Guide to College Admissions Testing." Dr. Diane Berry from Revolution Prep will uncover some secrets to help with the college admissions process. Come learn what your student can do now that can help them get into the college of their dreams!Click here to register today

Save the Date: Prep School College Fair

Mark your calendars and save the date for the 2019 Jacksonville Preparatory Schools College Fair, coming Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the University of North Florida University Center. Representatives will be on hand from more than 60 of the nation's top colleges and universities to answer your questions and talk with your student. This event is free for all St. Johns students and families. St. Johns' College Counselors will also be available to provide assistance and answer any questions you might have. Questions? Reach out to Mrs. Burson in the College Counseling Office. 

Key Contacts

As always, our faculty and administration stand ready to assist with anything you might need. Please do feel free to reach out at any time to Acting Head of School and Head of Upper School Mary Virginia Fisher, Head of Middle School Jackie Lentini, Head of Lower School Otis Wirth, or Head of Administrative Affairs Tanya Powers.

Division Updates

We heard that some may have been having trouble with one or more of the links below and apologize if you've been unable to access the division updates. We've updated all of the links below and hope that this info helps keep you better informed and facilitates access to the information you need most. Please do let us know if we're missing that mark! 



We hope you have a great week!