Campus Update for Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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

Miss St. Johns 2019

Photo by Sheila Hodges '20

Congratulations to Miss St. Johns 2019 Elizabeth Stoeber '20! The pageant was a huge success Saturday night, raising more than $3800 for Best Buddies of Jacksonville! Hearty congratulations to all the contestants and particularly to:

  • Crowd Favorite Delaney Payton
  • Miss Fashionista Bianca Horen
  • Miss Congeniality Lizzie Stoeber
  • Third Runner Up Bianca Horen
  • Second Runner Up Delaney Payton
  • First Runner Up Nasua Williams, and
  • Miss St. Johns 2019 Lizzie Stoeber

And thank you to everyone who came to the pageant and helped to make it such a success! 

Don't Miss "Coffee Talk" Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the last of our spring Coffee Talks--  Stop by after flag raising 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'll see you there! 

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

Class Photos Rescheduled

Class photos will be taken tomorrow, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at the Chapel Oak (rain location in the Library) for all students from Pre-K3 through Grade 11. Students should have received order forms in homeroom and additional order forms are available in Division Offices. All students must be in dress code for the photos. St. Johns outerwear only. 

Spartan Boosters Meeting Tomorrow

Please join us tomorrow night for the March meeting of the Spartan Boosters, a volunteer group dedicated to supporting our Spartan athletes. The meeting will take place tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. We'll see you there! 

Gala This Weekend - Buy Your Tickets Now!

A Starry Night: St. Johns Sapphire Jubilee is coming this Saturday, March 9, 2019 to Sullivan Hall, Fleming Island. Don't miss this fun, fabulous event including hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, dinner, dancing to "The Committee," and a live auction in support of St. Johns' vibrant arts programs. Even if you can't attend the event, be sure to set up your mobile bidding account here, so you can participate in the auction from near or far. Buy your tickets today!  

And the Winner Is...

St. Johns is thrilled to announce that the winner of the Summer 2019 Hurricane Island Outward Bound Scholarship is Amelia Dyer '21! Amelia will receive a $5,000 scholarship credit good toward any Hurricane Island Outward Bound experience this summer. Congratulations, Amelia! 

March 27th All School Conference Day

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 will be an All School Conference Day. There will be no school for students, and faculty in Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School will be available throughout the day for parent conferences. Middle and Upper School parents are invited to meet with their student's advisor. Lower School parents, please contact Ms. Evans to schedule appointments. Middle and Upper School parents, please use the links below to register:

Middle School Conference Registration
Upper School Conference Registration

We look forward to seeing you then!  

Summer Programs Registration Now Open

Registration for St. Johns' Summer Camp and Summer Academics programs is now open! From Aerospace Engineering camp to Algebra class, we've got something for everyone this summer. Check out this year's offerings and register today at!

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!