Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Sharks!
Alum Kenny Gore (‘12), a freshman at Florida State, was named to President's list for the fall 2018 semester. He will also be inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society this month. We are proud of Kenny and our role in preparing him for academic success.
JCDS alums shined in the recent Bolles' production of Shrek Jr., The Musical. Nitin Davuluri ('16) and Aisha Hassan ('17) played the lead roles of Shrek and Fiona. They both sang and acted with such ease and confidence, it was such a thrill to see them perform, Virginia Dickert, Music Specialist, said. Veronica Sippens ('18) sang a wonderful solo as Young Fiona and also played the part of Little Bo Peep. Sonia Kelpler ('18) was fantastic as the Wicked Witch. Lily Lenger ('18) beautifully sang the part of a Storyteller. Krish Patel was hysterical as Pig Three. Avinash Sagi was Little Jack Horner and Sawyer Kaufmann ('16) played Baby Shrek and the Dwarf. Our former JCDS students had a blast on the stage! I felt so proud, Ms. Dickert said.
Live to give in Kindergarten: Thierry collected a huge amount of pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Jacksonville. The pop tabs are recycled to help the RMH pay for operating expenses. Way to go Kindergarten!
We are breaking the dress code today to support the Ellie DIPG Fund. The fund advances the understanding and treatment of pediatric cancer. Learn more at: Ellie.org
We are so happy to welcome all of our future Sharks to the JCDS family! ⬅️ #futureJCDSshark
Our Greek Olympics is one of the culminating activities of the 6th grade Ancient Greek unit. Students dress in Classical Greek dress and compete in games as different city-states such as Sparta and Athens. In addition to learning about Greek history and mythology, they experience the drama, art, dance, clothing, food, and games of the Greek culture. The experience helps what the 6th graders learned stay in their memory. (It is also fun as you can see.)
Intellectual exploration: Daniel in 1st grade made a violin and bow out of Legos after seeing a real violin in music class.
Thank you to our Parents’ Association for the early St. Patrick’s Day lucky treats. JCDS parents are the best!
Learning about the double bass in Pre-K 4 music class.
Marble painting with Pre-K 3 in art class this week.
Ms. Elstein loves books and reading, just like our students!