In the midst of a beautiful sunrise and perfect weather, students on the St. Mark’s Campus celebrated their fathers and special friends during Chapel on Friday, April 30. Students in first through sixth grades enjoyed a special service with their fathers in neighboring Stockton Park overlooking the St. Johns River. The Rev. Adam Greene, Head…

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Third grade’s social studies curriculum closely examines the history of Florida and Jacksonville. From Tinkerbell and Ponce de Leon to an astronaut and Lilly Pulitzer, students brought 508 years of Florida history to life with their annual Florida Day Celebration on Thursday, April 29, in the Lori Schiavone Commons. Every student proudly took center stage…

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Teachers change the lives of children every day—and in a year when instruction has been virtual or hybrid in many schools across the nation, our teachers at ESJ have provided a much-needed sense of community and connection with full-time, in-person instruction. Despite the challenges, our educators are working hard to ensure every student has the…

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Cinco de Mayo is also called the Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, a holiday celebrated in parts of Mexico and the United States in honor of a military victory in 1862 over the French forces of Napoleon III. Students on campus have crafted traditional tissue paper flowers reminiscent of the dahlias and marigolds that…

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Twenty-seven members of the Class of 2021 will play a sport in college next year. Seniors have committed to play 12 sports at 21 different schools. Go Eagles! Baseball Clayton Hodges – Jacksonville University  Dillon Haines – Stetson University Brogan Napier – University of Central Florida Layton Perry – Jacksonville University    Football Nick Elksnis…

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Peter Ober Sportsmanship Award Girl – Knox Greene Boy – Daniel Cooper Athlete Scholar Award Girl – Maddie Latta Boy – Don Kohla All-Around Athlete Award Girl – Kami Eppley Boy – Jack Adams Single Sport Athlete Award Girl – Mary Kate Kelley Boy – Julian Smith

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Congratulations to the nine members of the Class of 2021 who will pursue fine arts in college: Izzy Joy The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Photography BFA Ellie Reed Fashion Institute of Technology Fashion Design Caroline Mililon Belmont BFA production design Alivia Waters Southern Methodist University BFA Dance Amelia Barakat Sewanee Fellowship of…

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Congratulations to the ESJ Fine Arts students who have been inducted into arts honor societies this spring. National Honor Society Student Dance Arts Sydney McGee Amelia Barakat Julia Polster TRI-M Hailey Fasbinder (Music) Ellie Spickelmier Lillian Shields Hailey Warwick Lily Zubero Maddie Weise Natalie Rabil Max Moorehead Lauren Holland Gabby Parker Kaleb DeLeon Andrew Velarde…

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Established in 2001, the Nancy N. Wood Excellence in Education Award will be awarded to a faculty member teaching in the Lower Schools. Named for former St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School Head of School, the purpose of the award is: To recognize and reward faculty and teaching assistants who personify QUALITY in their teaching and…

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Fourth and fifth graders engaged in a simulated game of war, conflict, and crisis with the World Peace Games this week. In just five days they hope to achieve something that even the most powerful on Earth have yet to accomplish – world peace. When the game began on Monday, students were faced with a…

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