Ms. Biebault working on her ninja skills during recess today
Art Sharks students chose this melted crayon art project focusing on their passions and the color wheel. As a bonus, this 6th graders artwork perfectly matched her outfit!
Alum Mallorie Sievert ('14) is a senior at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and was just nominated as a National Merit Scholar semifinalist. She is also one of the leads in Guys & Dolls in the production at her school. Mallorie built a strong foundation for future academic success and developed her performing arts skills at JCDS. We are proud of this talented young lady!
It’s a beautiful day in Pre-K 4! Students are learning from nature and developing social skills as they explore this outdoor learning space with their friends during recess.
Don’t forget to wear your new “Building the Future” t-shirts tomorrow and every Friday, Sharks!
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Kindergarten students are learning to graph items. Being outside and using shoes makes it a more memorable experience than a typical classroom environment.
Cody Sawgrass, accompanied by his father Jim, performed a Native American hoop dance for 2nd grade students today. The students also learned about Native American culture and customs. To top it all off, they had their faces painted and watched a bow and arrow demonstration. Thanks to Jim and Cody for providing such an immersive and transformative learning experience today!
Pat Walker, our Head of School, was recognized as a 2019 Woman of Influence by the Jacksonville Business Journal. Ms. Walker has worked at JCDS for more than two decades as a teacher, Director of Admissions, and then Head of School. One common theme through these transitions has been a dedication to Character Education. Ms. Walker has influenced hundreds of young people in the Jacksonville area to be people of character through this key program and also by modeling positive behavior. “Character Education is the single most important gift we give these children,” Ms. Walker says in the JBJ article in which she is featured. We are proud to see her leadership recognized by Jacksonville’s premier business publication! (Photo credit: JBJ)
“I don’t want coding to be over,” Carys said as the teacher asked them to wrap up Robot Turtles. The Kindergarteners are learning basic coding concepts using games instead of screens... and loving it! Learning coding at such an early age sets the foundation for success with technology.
We provide a safe and loving environment by making connections with the students and building our “school family.” Our instruction is multi-sensory, brain-friendly, and differentiated to reach the individual needs of each student. By building our 1st graders’ independence skills and confidence each day, we are giving them the tools they will need to be successful. — Kristin Szallay, 1st Grade Teacher
Sharks basketball has jumped off to a great start! The Sharks hosted St. Marks in the Shark Tank last night. In addition to fitness and skill building, our basketball program emphasizes teamwork and leading by example. Go Sharks!