Students recently read “All The Colors We Are” By Katie Kissinger in Spanish class. The bilingual book is full of science concepts and vocabulary such as colors, family vocabulary, and body vocabulary including the word for our skin pigment: melanin, “melanina.”  The kids enjoyed naming their skin tone with a  creative “paint swatch” style name as…

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Writing Workshop is underway in Kindergarten, a favorite time of the day for students. They love to write independently and share their stories each day. After teaching a mini-lesson about writing and modeling a story for the students, they work independently while Ms. Maurer circulates to help. So far, students have been writing stories about…

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Valentine’s Day card exchanges, treats, crafts, and games were all part of the Beaches Campus classroom celebrations on Friday. Classes incorporated math lessons (calculating the area of their Valentine’s boxes) and writing lessons — creating “Reasons Why I Love You” jars for their parents, filled with slips of paper that stated a specific reason why they…

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Mrs. Cinnamond’s fifth and sixth grade math students participated in a Super Math Bowl last week before the big game. Students did rounds of fraction problems and minute-to-win-it games. Fractions and field goals were a winning combo with Coach Cinnamond and her players!

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Ms. McGehee’s third grade students are studying perimeter and area in math. To demonstrate understanding, students created and drew their own “Area Gardens,” with beds of different sizes. Students were very busy calculating area and perimeter of each section before they could “plant” their flowers and vegetables.

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Asking the Right Questions in Your School Search Sam Hyde Geisler ’00, Executive Director of Admission and Enrollment at Episcopal School of Jacksonville As an Admission Director, I am often asked, “My family is considering changing schools (or just starting school). Where do we start, or what do you recommend?” Many parents simply don’t know…

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Prayer for our Nation Inauguration Day 1/20/2021 by The Rev. Teresa Seagle, Dean of Spiritual Life and Service, Chaplain Almighty God, ruler of the earth, who has blessed us as the people of this land:  We seek you this day as our nation transitions.  Acknowledging our citizens have many differing views and feelings on this…

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The Beaches Campus said farewell to beloved kindergarten teacher Marianne Peters this semester. The Beaches Campus welcomed Marianne Peters to the faculty in 2009. She came to campus with a wealth of experience in teaching all subject areas in the first grade curriculum. Through her experience and passion for teaching and nurturing, both the students…

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Lower Schools began practices for the teams participating in the North Florida Independent School Athletic Conference this week. The first sports season will consist of flag football and volleyball. This is the first year that our teams at the Beaches campus and the St. Marks team will be competing as Episcopal Eagles. Holly Joyner and…

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