Campus Update for Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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

Dance & Drama Performances

Congratulations to all the performers in last week's dance & drama production! You can view and download photos from each of them here


Winter Concerts a Triumph

The past two weeks have brought us both the winter choral & hand bells concert, "A Winter Celebration," and "Concert, Cookies & Cocoa," from the Grade 5, Middle & Upper School bands, and the St. Johns Jazz Band. Each of the performances was a triumph, and you can view & download photos of the concerts by clicking on the links above. Enjoy!  


Last Week's College Acceptances

On Friday, St. Johns was thrilled to announce college acceptances for the following members of the Class of 2019:

      Maylee Gouin Toccoa Falls College
  Nick Rogers University of South Carolina
  Tyler Townsend        Valdosta State University

We've added these senior photos to our online college acceptance photo album. You can view and download those here. If your senior is one of the 85% who already has at least one acceptance under his or her belt so far there's probably a photo of it! Congratulations, Seniors!


Upcoming Open Houses

Do you have friends or neighbors who might be interested in learning more about a St. Johns education? Please invite them to join us at one of the following upcoming Open House events!

  Upcoming Open Houses
 

Saturday, January 12, 2019
10:00 a.m. - Noon

  Wednesday, February 13, 2019
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Learn more at sjcds.net/open. If you'd like St. Johns to send a personal invitation to someone you know to any of these open house events, please let us know


Chick-fil-A Order Forms

You can download order forms for Chick-fil-A Mondays in January on your division's My School App page, or, hard copy order forms are available in your student's homeroom. Forms will be due Thursday, January 10, 2019 for lunch delivery on Monday, January 14th. 


Second Quarter Report Cards

Can you believe it's almost report card time again? Report cards for Lower School students will be available for you at Student-Led Conferences, on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Parents of Middle and Upper School students can download their student's report cards from My School App on Thursday, January 10, 2019. 


Pro Kids Show Monday, January 14

St. Johns is thrilled to announce the return of the Pro Kids Show with Scott Humston. Scott has come to St. Johns for the past several years, delivering both a daytime show to the Lower School, and an entirely different, all new performance that evening for Family Night. This year he will also present a targeted program to our Middle and Upper School students.

Please plan to join us on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center for the Family Night performance! This hilarious program will combine jokes, laughter, magic, and music into a feel-good character developing program that's appropriate for all audiences. Admission is free and open to all, so do feel free to bring family, friends, and neighbors. We look forward to seeing you there! 


Student-Led Conference Day January 16

Spring parent conferences will be led by the students again this year in our second Student-Led Conference Day. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, January 16, 2019 and plan to join your student's homeroom teacher/advisor for a status update and discussion led by your student. Lower School parents, as always, please reach out to Ms. Evans to schedule your conference. Middle and Upper School parents, online scheduling is now available. Those links follow:

Middle School Student-Led Conference Scheduling

Upper School Student-Led Conference Scheduling 


Save the Date: Community Education Seminar January 23

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 5:30 p.m., St. Johns will host a seminar in cooperation with St. Vincent's Healthcare. Supporting our January Character Foundations trait of "self-control," Dr. Ellen A. Williams PhD, will present "Self-Control: How to Do What You Should Even When You Don’t Want To." In this helpful and informative presentation, Dr. Williams will unpack myths around self-control, solve some of the mystery about what conditions increase and decrease your willpower, and share simple skill sets that you can use to improve your ability to do what is in your best interest. This session will be chock-full of useful tools and information for parents, students, and community members, so please mark your calendar and plan to join us! 


Save the Date: Insider's Guide to College Admissions Testing 

On Monday, January 28, 2019, at 6:30 pm, St. Johns will host an informative discussion for parents of Upper School students, "Insider’s Guide to College Admissions Testing." Dr. Diane Berry from Revolution Prep will uncover some secrets to help with the college admissions process. Come learn what your student can do now that can help them get into the college of their dreams!Click here to register today


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

We heard that some may have been having trouble with one or more of the links below and apologize if you've been unable to access the division updates. We've updated all of the links below and hope that this info helps keep you better informed and facilitates access to the information you need most. Please do let us know if we're missing that mark! 

 

 

We hope you have a great week!