Campus Update for Tuesday, November 7

Campus Update for Tuesday, November 7

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


Congratulations to the cast and crew of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER! This fun show premiered at St. Johns on Friday and Saturday and was great fun for the whole family. We hope you were able to attend! 

Middle School Students of the Month

Each month in Middle School, teachers nominate students in each grade who have demonstrated St. Johns' core principles of seeking solutions, accepting responsibility, and creating collaboration. Middle School Students of the Month for October are:
     Grade 6 - Koa Taylor, Jonathan White
     Grade 7 - Ava Lerche
     Grade 8 - JC Harward (not pictured)

National Signing Day Tomorrow

Please join us tomorrow, November 8, 2023, at 2:25 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) for National Signing Day, where we'll celebrate our seniors who are signing their National Letters of Intent to play sports in college. These athletes include: Seth Alford, Sofia Avila, Trevor Bradley, Kody Daneault, Jack Ensell, George Gilson, Mary Kate Kent, Roxy Mathews, and Jules Raimondi

Grade 2 Gets Creative

Yesterday, Grade 2 went on a field trip to Gainesville's Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention. While there, they got hands-on with the museums many amazing exhibits, exploring creative ideas and principles of science, from chemical reactions to traveling sound waves. 

Is Your Hand In?

We are so grateful for the support of 100% of the Board and faculty/staff toward the St. Johns Fund, meaning that every single member of the Board and our faculty/staff has made a donation to theSt. Johns Fund this year. Their 100% participation signals their support for what we do every day in the classroom, on our athletic fields, and around campus. We hope that our parents, also, support the work of our school. Your support signals the strength of our community to outside donors and mitigates the cost of tuition, helping St. Johns remain affordable. Please support the St. Johns Fund today with your tax-deductible pledge or one-time gift via or by Venmo @sjcds. And, as always, thank you!

Spartan Athlete of the Week: Sofia Conde '24

This week's Nichols & Pina Spartan Athlete of The Week is Sofia Conde from Spartan Cross Country! The Sofia set a new personal record on Tuesday in Tallahassee, running :21 faster than her previous best. She ran a 23:33! Congratulations Sofia! Best of luck in Regionals Spartans! 

Sophomore Parent Night Next Week

Sophomore parents, please plan to join us next Monday, November 13, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pace Lecture Hall (PLH) for Sophomore Parent Night with College Counseling.  Meet St. Johns' college counselors, learn more about the exciting journey ahead, and ask any questions that may be on your mind as you get started on the road to college! Junior parents, stay tuned for details on Junior Parent Night coming early next year! 

Food Drive Competition

Help us drive out hunger in the first annual Battle of the Schools food collection competition between St. Johns Country Day School and Grace Episcopal Day School! November 1 through 17 each school will go head to head to see which school can collect the most canned food (weighed in pounds). Donations are being collected at Reception, the Upper School office, Middle School office, and Library. Lower School, please bring donations to your homeroomsSend your donations in today! Click here for a list of most-needed items.

St. Johns Night at the Icemen!

Join us for St. Johns Night at the Jacksonville Icemen! It'll be a fun night of hockey for all featuring St. Johns Country Day School and the Academy ChorusGet your tickets today at 

Tree Lighting Family Event

Please join us for our annual Tree Lighting Family Event featuring the lighting of the St. Johns treeseasonal craftshot chocolate, and music from the Upper School Band. Join us for the Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 6 at 5:00 p.m. before you go to the 6:30 p.m. Winter Band Concert! We can't wait to see you there!

Contact Us!

St. Johns staff stand ready to assist with anything you might need. Please to reach out any time to:

Head of School Valorie Baker
Head of Upper School Jackie Lentini
Head of Middle School Ben Magidson
Head of Lower School Otis Wirth

We hope you have a great week!




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