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College Counseling: Beyond the Basics Series Kicks Off

College Counseling and the Parents’ Association hosted the first of four special interest sessions Thursday evening as part of the College Counseling: Beyond the Basics series. This first session, Less Stress, More Gain: Maintaining Mental Health and Wellness through the College Process and Beyond to College featured panelists Amy Burrows Perkins ’92, ESJ Director of Student Services, Dr. Kristin Alberts, Director of the Counseling Center at Jacksonville University, and Beth Mixson, former ESJ parent.

Panelists addressed several issues including: signs that a student might need help, factors that prevent a student from seeking help, why the college process creates anxiety, and how to reduce stress associated with the college process.

Upcoming sessions include: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, Ethics in College Admission; Monday, March 9, 2020, College Tours — Getting the Most Out of Your Campus Visit; Late April, TBD, Book Study: Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be by Frank Bruni. All sessions are offered 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

New Leadership Appointments at Episcopal

Dear Episcopal School of Jacksonville Community, I am very pleased to share with you several exciting leadership appointments which will support the growth and culture of excellence of our school. All of these individuals are committed educators and experienced administrators who are dedicated to our great school’s mission. Most importantly, their love for, and commitment… Continue Reading

Students Learn from Peers through “Eagles for Eagles” Program

Eagles for Eagles (E4E) is a student-initiated and student-led program within Eagle Ambassadors. Its purpose is to develop a supportive mentoring relationship between Upper School students and Middle School students. Every 7th-grade advisory has four Eagle Ambassadors that serve as mentors for their advisory, meeting with them, answering questions, and giving advice. E4E’s began as… Continue Reading

Economics Students Present Urban Plans

Nine teams of juniors and seniors in Perry Walthour’s Economics class presented their redevelopment vision to a fictitious city council made up of Urban Land Institute (ULI) volunteers. Two concurrent city councils were held on Friday, November 8, producing a winning development team from each council. The winning teams are: BONK’D Development with Holly Hardman,… Continue Reading

Episcopal Fund Chairs and Parent Reps

Episcopal Fund Parent Campaign Supporter List 2019-2020 Parent Donors   Episcopal Fund Parent Chairs 2019-2020 New Parent Chairs – Suzanne and Jason Burhyte ’93 Middle School Chairs – Katherine and Chris Rabil Upper School Chairs – Kim and Dan Goodman Class of 2020 Parent Chairs – Lara and Bob Leinenweber Episcopal Fund Parent Reps 2019-2020… Continue Reading

Episcopal and The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens to Partner for Arts

Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s Fine Arts Department is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. This year’s partnership will include an evening entitled “Midsummer at the Cummer,” a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream presented by Episcopal students and performed in the Cummer’s gardens. This event will also… Continue Reading

Global Learning Programs Offer Opportunities for All

ESJ’s Institute of Global Learning will be offering five wonderful, life-changing experiences this summer for students, and one for the entire Episcopal community.  For those students interested in traveling to Europe, the Spanish Exchange and Romans & Britain trip are both being offered in June. The Spanish Exchange travels to Zaragoza and Barcelona, Spain every… Continue Reading

Students Inducted into National Honor Society

Selected seniors and juniors were inducted into the Aerie Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) on Tuesday during a special ceremony in the Munnerlyn Center. NHS accepts students who have demonstrated excellence in the following areas: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. NHS recognizes students for their accomplishments and challenges participants to develop further through… Continue Reading

Fine Arts Hosts Guest Artists Ashley Weldon and Chrys Rowe 

Fine Arts recently welcomed two guest artists to campus. On Thursday, September 16, Episcopal’s Technical Theatre department hosted a workshop on “Stage Managing a Musical, ” presented by Ashley Weldon. Ashley is an accomplished stage manager who currently serves as the Event Coordinator at Florida State College at Jacksonville’s Wilson Center for the Arts and… Continue Reading

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