Campus Update for Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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

Senior College Acceptances

At St. Johns, we believe that every college application is to be congratulated and every acceptance celebrated. At Friday's flag raising, St. Johns was proud to congratulate our many seniors who recently received their acceptances to Florida State University. Hearty congratulations to: 

       Connor Foster Lilly Peterson Josh Soffler
  Jessica Linge  Jackson Powers Braden Steiner
  Anthony Morris  Christian Sabbagh       Claire Trammell     
  Jordan Noble Jordan Sabo  James Woolard
  Sahaj Patel  Courtney Sage Liam Woolard
  Delaney Payton       Emily Serrano  

Way to go, seniors! 

In the News

In case you missed it, over the past week St. Johns has released news about District Soccer Championships, our new One Love Hero certification, the annual Poetry Out Loud competition, and the 39 winners in the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, who were lauded at the Florida Theatre this weekend. You check out these stories and more at

Candy Grams On Sale Now

Valentine's Day is almost here! Buy your friends or loved ones a candy gram today! Orders will be delivered directly to your Valentine's homeroom on February 14. You can download the candy gram order form here and return it to your child's homeroom teacher, or to the Reception Desk, by tomorrow, February 12. Proceeds from candy grams will be used by the Interact Club to fund a Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event in the Alumni Gym on March 7. The Interact Club appreciates your support of this fun project! 

Holiday Dress Friday

This Friday, February 14, Spartans in all divisions can get into the spirit of Valentine's Day and wear a holiday shirt (red, white, pink, or Valentine's Day themed) and jeans or uniform bottoms. Or, of course, regular uniform attire is also acceptable. Happy Valentine's Day! 

Wind Symphony Joint Concert Coming February 18

Mark your calendars and save the date for a joint concert with St. Johns Country Day School and the First Coast Wind Symphony next week Tuesday, February 18, at 7:00 p.m. in St. Johns' Performing Arts Center. It's sure to be a tremendous evening full of amazing music, and a tremendous opportunity for our Spartan musicians. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Mr. St. Johns Coming Saturday, February 22!

Mark your calendars and save the date for the annual Mr. St. Johns competition on Saturday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Admissions is $5.00 and proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.   

Miss St. Johns Coming Soon!

Mark your calendars and save the date for the annual Miss St. Johns pageant, on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Contestants will compete in a variety of categories, and all proceeds benefit Best Buddies of Jacksonville. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is! 

In honor of Valentine's Day, show your LOVE for St. Johns and "put your money where your heart is" by making a gift to the St. Johns Fund. To make it even easier, you can now donate via text message. Text SPARTANS to 243-725. You can also make your gift online at or by cash or check. Thank you so much for sharing the 💙!

Spirit Store Update

Looking for Spirit Store hours? Want to see the latest coupon offers from Lands End? Interested in volunteering? The Spirit Store has moved to My School App!  Please contact us at with any questions or suggestions. 

Monday Chick-fil-A Lunch Orders 

Ordering for Monday Chick-fil-A lunches is available at If you have any questions or trouble with placing your online order, please reach out to School Receptionist Sherry Burnside at (904) 264-9572. 

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. Or, feel free to just reply to this message. 


We hope you have a great week!