Campus Update for Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Here are this week's news and announcements from St. Johns Country Day School:

College Acceptances

Last week, St. Johns was proud to announce seventeen college acceptances for twelve of our seniors. Way to go, Sergio (Clemson), Ashton (FAU), David (UC Boulder), TK (UCF), Jared (USF, UWF, Furman), Tucker (Valdosta State), Tyler (SUNY Albany, SUNY Cortland, St. Johns University), Rhett (Furman), Wyatt (College of Central Florida), Brady (UCF), Maddie (UNF, Valdosta State), and Michael (Hampden Sydney)! Parents, you can view and download photos of your senior here.   


Spring Sports Practices

Spring sports practices are getting underway. Here's everything parents & students need to know:


Beyond the Bell

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


Community Education Seminar January 23

Tomorrow night 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 sjcds.net/BeWell


Insider's Guide to College Admissions Testing 

Next 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


Spartan Boosters Meeting February 6

The Spartan Boosters will meet on Wednesday, February 6, at 6:00 p.m. in the library. Come join our dedicated team of volunteers devoted to supporting our Spartan athletes. 


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 sjcds.net/open. 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


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. 


Outward Bound Scholarship Opportunity

Do you have a student in Grade 10 or 11 who would love to spend some time adventuring in Maine this summer? Maine's Hurricane Island Outward Bound School (HIOBS) is offering a scholarship to a St. Johns student for a Hurricane Island Outward Bound experience this summer. You can learn more about HIOBS in this short video. Interested students may pick up an application form from Mrs. Korahais and all applications are due back to her no later than Tuesday, February 26, 2019. 


Sync Your Calendar

One of the best ways to stay on top of everything that's going on at St. Johns is to subscribe to our calendar feed. It's easy, and in just a few clicks or taps you can be assured that you always have the most recent school calendar and event info right at your fingertips.

To get started, visit sjcds.net/calendar on your computer, phone, iPad, or other device, and, at the top right, click on the RSS button-- it's gray and features lines that look like radio waves. Clicking on it should open a popup window. In that popup, hover over the green "iCal" buttons to see your options. Select "Add to Default Calendar App" to subscribe. Now, updates to the school calendar will automatically sync to your computer or other device.

Interested in the Athletics calendar (or one of them) as well? Visitsjcds.net/athletics to sync to the full calendar, or visit your sport's team page for just that calendar. 


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!