Campus Update for Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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

Last Week's College Acceptances

On Friday, St. Johns was thrilled to announce college acceptances for the following members of the Class of 2019:

   Will Albright Florida State University
  Caroline Dinkins Florida State University
Eckerd College
  Henry Dinkins Florida State University
  Brianna Enter Florida State University
  Kate Fackler Birmingham Southern College
  Nick Ferris Florida State University
University of Miami
  Nicky Glassman Florida State University
Stonehill College
  Jack Henry Florida Southern College
  Cian Jacob Florida State University
University of Miami
  Ben Kailes University of Miami
  Tyler Kuramoto Florida State University
  Patrick Lindholm Florida State University
  Jared Marsano Florida State University
University of Delaware
  Meredith Maierhoffer Florida State University
  Eli Morton Florida State University
University of Central Florida
  David Ni University of Miami
  Tvisha Patel University of Miami
  Tucker Price University of West Florida
  Nick Rogers Florida State University
  Sarah Schemer Florida State University
University of South Florida
  Diana Shaykh Florida State University
  Rachel Thompson University of South Florida
  Jack Tolbert Florida State University
  Sabreanna Unger Florida State University
  Brady Walden Florida State University
  Matt Wolf Florida State University
University of Miami

We've added these senior photos to our online college acceptance photo album. You can view and download those here. Congratulations, Seniors!

Put Your Money Where Your HEART Is!

This Valentine's Day, show your love for St. Johns and "put your money where your heart is" by making a gift to the Annual Fund. We also encourage you to share your messages of love for St. Johns to Director of Development Jordan Rechcigl. Be sure to follow our social media to find out why others LOVE St. Johns and why your support is an investment in the students, the teachers, and the St. Johns Experience. If you've already shown your love for St. Johns with a gift, thank you so much! 

"Coffee Talk" Returns!

Coffee Talk returns this month with a new series of "coffee and conversation." Please join us starting tomorrow, Wednesday, February 13. Stop by for a cup of coffee and an opportunity to meet and chat with members of the St. Johns administration before you're on your way to the rest of your day. We look forward to seeing you in the library conference room, Wednesday mornings after flag raising! 

  February 13 Administrative Team:
Acting Head of School and Head of Upper School Mary Virginia Fisher
Head of Middle School Jackie Lentini
Head of Lower School Otis Wirth
Head of Administrative Affairs Tanya Powers
  February 20 Administrative Team, plus:
College Counseling

Director of College Counseling Caroline Morris
Associate Director of College Counseling Sarah Beresik
  February 27    Administrative Team plus
Director of Development
Jordan Robbins Rechcigl '10
  March 6 Administrative Team:
Acting Head of School and Head of Upper School Mary Virginia Fisher
Head of Middle School Jackie Lentini
Head of Lower School Otis Wirth
Head of Administrative Affairs Tanya Powers

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 the following 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.  

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 100 of the nation's top colleges and universities to answer your questions and talk with your student. All Upper School families are invited to attend this free event, and sophomores and juniors are encouraged to attend. Questions? Reach out to Mrs. Burson in the College Counseling Office. 

Mr. St. Johns

Mark your calendars and save the date for Mr. St. Johns, on Saturday, February 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5 and proceeds go to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. You won't want to miss this spirited St. Johns tradition! 

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. 

Merit Scholarships Available
Merit Scholarship applications are being accepted now through February 28, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year. Rising Grade 7 and 9 students who meet the eligibility requirements are invited to apply.

Tickets for the 2019 PTL Gala & Auction Now Available!

Tickets can now be purchased online for A Starry Night: St. Johns Sapphire Jubilee coming up Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Sullivan Hall, Fleming Island. Purchase your tickets and learn more about how to be a part of this fun-filled evening today! 

Prom Date Change

Due to potential conflict with several scheduled events, the 2019 Junior-Senior Prom has been moved to Saturday, March 30, 2019. Prom will still take place at River City Brewing Company, so-- same place, new date! Mark your calendars and students should stay tuned for ticket and other information. 

Commemorative Books 

Would you like to commemorate the people and events in your lives while also supporting the library? Honor a student’s birthday, celebrate their senior legacy, recognize a special person, or honor the memory of a loved one by making a donation of $25 or more to the Heinrich Learning Resource Center. Your donation will purchase a book of your selection, and a bookplate will be placed inside the book commemorating the occasion. We look forward to your participation! Visit the Heinrich Learning Resource Center on the Topics page of your division's My School App page for more information and the order form.

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

As part of our efforts to keep you better informed and facilitate access to the information you need most, following are links to the latest Division news. These are the same letters that go home weekly to Lower School and monthly to Middle and Upper School parents. 


We hope you have a great week!