Congrats to former student Olivia Candelino (class of 2014), who has been named the 2019-20 Gatorade Florida Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year! The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character, distinguishes Olivia as Florida’s best high school girls’ soccer player!
This rising 6th grader was so excited when her official 6th grade shirt arrived in the mail she just had to put it on!
1. Temperature check 2. Hand sanitizer 3. All set for a fun day at camp!
We will miss having your children at JCDS!
Congratulations to alum Rachel Applewhite (‘05), who just earned her Masters in Public Health from Harvard University! The daughter of former JCDS teacher Felecia Wimbish, Rachel attended Episcopal after JCDS and then Temple University, where she earned a BA in Political Science. She has been heavily involved in community service and served in the highlands of Peru as a Peace Corps volunteer after graduating from Temple. We are so proud of Rachel for her social responsibility and academic success!
We surprised our graduating 6th grade students with balloons on their last day of school. We will miss having these smart and talented young people on campus!
Thank you to all of our students for their hard work and flexibility this school year, especially with the transition to remote learning. Although it is sad to say goodbye, we hope to see everyone on campus again soon! Have a great summer, Sharks!
Alum Mallorie Sievert ('14) was named a 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts! She is one of 20 U.S. scholars in the arts this year. Mallorie is graduating from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts this spring and will be attending Elon University in the fall. It is impossible to overstate how proud we are of this young woman for all of her achievements in academics and the performing arts, and we know so much more is yet to come!
Have a great summer, Sharks! We hope to see you on campus soon!
“Right after I got a bad grade, Ms. Alexander taught me some of the best advice ever. It was to not get stuck in the past and just keep moving forward because you can always make up for what you have done in the past, and I did!” — Tucker, JCDS Class of 2020
“A great memorable moment was having the Greek Olympics, the Greek banquet, and the myth skits. During the Greek Olympics we had tug of war, standing long jump, race, relay, and discus throw. I also loved making the banner for our team. During the Greek banquet we had many delicious dishes from Greece and during the myth skits we performed a myth from D'aulaires book of Greek myths. My group performed the Titans and Zeus. In it the younger generation overthrew the older generation, but what was the best was having fun with my friends.” — Foster, JCDS Class of 2020
Thank you to these two for their Last Day of School Rap!