Campus Update for Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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

Last Week's College Acceptances

Hearty congratulations to members of the Class of 2019 for who received college acceptances last week! Big props to Nicky Glassman (University of Connecticut), Meredith Maierhoffer (UNC Wilmington), and Diana Shaykh (Virginia Tech). We've added these acceptance photos to our online college acceptance photo album. You can view and download those here. Congratulations, Seniors!

A Starry Night: Thank You! 

Thank you to everyone who supported A Starry Night: St. Johns Sapphire Jubilee on Saturday night! Your support and dedication to this year's gala & auction will make an incredible difference for our vibrant St. Johns visual & performing arts programs.

If you did not pick up your winning auction item(s) Saturday evening, please pick them up in the Office of Development at school this week. Also, be on the lookout for a flash sale of the wonderful items that did not sell during the auction- they could be yours!

Beyond the Bell Registration Opens Today

Session 4 registration for Beyond the Bell after school activities opens today! Visit to check out Session 4 and register for great new programs including a kids' yoga class and Cardboard Creations with Ms. Perry! 

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, in particular to discuss next year's course selections. (The Course Selection Guide is now available on the Topics section of Division My School App pages.) 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!  

Spring Musical: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

You won't want to miss "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," coming to the Performing Arts Center April 12 and 13 at 7:00 p.m. 

The show centers on a fictional spelling bee and the six quirky adolescents who compete in the Bee, run by three equally quirky grown-ups. Come and see our talented technical and performance students bring this show to life. All ages will enjoy this thought provoking and hilarious comedy!

Registration Now Open for Summer Camp & Academics!

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!