Good afternoon! Just a quick reminder that our Fall School Holiday starts this Friday, October 13, and continues through Monday. School resumes on Tuesday, October 17, and students will use the new 4-Day Bell Schedules both this week and next. Meanwhile, here are this week's news and announcements from St. Johns Country Day School:
Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to last week's Nichols & Pina Spartan Athlete of the Week, Josh Lewis '25! As a member of the Swim Team, Josh has had an outstanding season most recently defeating Middleburg High School and winning the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 56.38 and also winning the 200IM. His relay team in the 200 Medley was also victorious. Congratulations Josh!
This Friday marks the end of Quarter 1 and the close of the first marking period. First quarter report cards for all divisions will be posted and available in the Veracross Parent Portal on Friday, October 20.
Conference Days are coming up! Mark your calendars for Lower School Conference Day on Tuesday, October 24 and Middle & Upper School Conference Day on Friday, November 3, 2023. Registration is open now in your Veracross Parent Portal. Please note that on October 24, Lower School students will be off and Middle and Upper School students will be in session. On November 3, Lower School students will be in session and Middle & Upper School will be off.
Join Us for Coffee Talk
The St. Johns Parent Association (SJPA) invites you to get involved with the School! If you haven't already filled out the SJPA Volunteer Form, click here to do so. The SJPA will be sending out more information about October volunteer opportunities, so be on the lookout. We also invite you to join us for a Coffee Talk with Head of Middle School Ben Magidson on Wednesday, October 18, immediately following flag raising in the PLH. Hear from Mr. Magidson and ask any questions that may be on your mind. We look forward to seeing you!
Mr. St. Johns October 21
Be sure to mark your calendars and save the date for the annual Mr. St. Johns competition, coming on Saturday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m. to St. Johns' Performing Arts Center! The theme this year is Barbie, so brace yourself for tons of fun with lots of Kens, hosted by St. Johns' Interact Club. Tickets are $5 at the door and all proceeds go to American Cancer Society. Be sure to bring extra cash to vote for your favorite contestants, and we'll see you there!
Yearbook Tribute Ads
Want to honor a student, club group, or special senior? Celebrate them with a Chalice yearbook tribute ad. The final deadline to reserve your space is October 25, 2023. See this information sheet for the answers to many frequently asked questions, and click here to reserve your tribute space today! Please remember that yearbook advisors/staff cannot edit finalized tribute ads, so be sure to carefully review your creation before submitting it.
Spartan Fest October 27
We can't wait to see you at Spartan Fest—a night of food and fun for the Spartan community—on Friday, October 27, from 3:30-6:00 p.m. There will be crafts, face painting, games, food trucks, and more, so bring the whole family! Then, when Spartan Fest winds down, head on up to the soccer fields where there will be a soccer double-header. Starting at 6:00 p.m., the boys face off against Ridgeview and the girls play Bolles. You won't want to miss the halftime crowning of the Homecoming Queen. See you there!
Spartan Fest Tournaments
Don't miss the backyard games tournaments this year at Spartan Fest! From 4:30-5:30 p.m., three student tournaments will take place: Cornhole, on the tennis courts, open to all Middle and Upper School; Spikeball, for Middle School only, on the Roddey R. Fisher Quad, and Pickleball, for Upper School only, on the tennis courts. Registration is open now through October 23, so sign up today!
- Register for Cornhole (Middle & Upper School)
- Register for Spikeball (Middle School only)
- Register for Pickleball (Upper School only)
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
Please join us for St. Johns' upcoming production of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. This heartwarming, hilarious, family-friendly tale is a prequel to Peter Pan and tells the story of how a lonely orphan became The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. Get your tickets today at sjcds.net/starcatcher. We look forward to seeing you there!
Order Your HoCo Shirt Today!
Speaking of Homecoming, don't miss out on the opportunity to buy a limited edition Homecoming t-shirt! We only ordered 125 of these, so order fast to get yours. Shirts are $15 each, come in adult sizes XS through XXL and are available for purchase by Venmo @SJCDS or at sjcds.net/give. Just note your name and shirt size. Students can pick up their shirts with Mrs. Berrang at Reception; Parents, we'll touch base to coordinate with you. Questions? Reach out to Ryan Trevett. It's a Spirit Dress Day this Friday, October 6, so order today and have it to wear then! And thanks to Karley Costlow '24 for the great modeling job above!
College Admissions Visits
Check out the schedule of visiting college admissions representatives below for upcoming visits. Upper School students, seize these opportunities to learn more about these schools, check out the full schedule in SCOIR, and register there for visits with schools you're interested in. Please note, the schedule changes frequently, so keep an eye on SCOIR for last minute adjustments or additions, and stop by College Counseling with any questions.
St. Johns staff stand ready to assist with anything you might need. Please to reach out any time to:
|Head of School Valorie Bakeremail@example.com|
|Head of Upper School Jackie Lentinifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Head of Middle School Ben Magidsonemail@example.com|
|Head of Lower School Otis Wirthfirstname.lastname@example.org|
We hope you have a fabulous long weekend!
- Campus Update