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5 Things You Should Know About Your Middle School Student

By Paige McGee, Head of Middle School, Episcopal School of Jacksonville The middle school years provide an opportunity for self-discovery as children learn to navigate their world with more independence and less reliance on you. These years, when your student is in fifth/sixth through eighth grades, can be difficult, yet the lessons learned can positively… Continue Reading
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ESJ holds Saturday Service Day  

Saturday Service Day was held February 9. Students played kickball with Daniel Kids, and North Florida School of Special Education students worked with an ESJ buddy to Rock, Roll, and Run for Fun on the Langford Track. Wounded Warriors enjoyed flag football and lunch. Student volunteers manned tables that offered activities for different groups: Art Club –… Continue Reading
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Middle School Students Recognized for Academics, Fine Arts, Athletics  

Middle School students were recognized last week for accomplishments in Fine Arts, Athletics, and academics. Academics Head of School Honor QTR2 -2018-19 Honors QTR2-2018-19 Athletics Students were honored for being a captain, playing on a JV or Varsity team, and for different awards, such as MVP and character. 2018-2019 Fall Middle School Athletic Recognition 2018-2019-Winter-Sports-Middle-School-Athletics… Continue Reading
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Students Recognized with Portfolio and Gold Key Scholastic Awards

Several Episcopal students were recognized as regional portfolio and Gold Key winners from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Each Gold Key is equivalent to a $5,000 scholarship to Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), a Silver Key portfolio is $5,000, and a Gold Key portfolio is $10,000. All Gold Key winners go on to… Continue Reading
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A.P Draw, Paint, Print Senior Spotlight Interview: Courtney Kurlas ’19

The AP Drawing Portfolio is an intensive course, requiring students to produce art at the college level. Students compile a portfolio of 24-29 original artworks demonstrating mastery in composition, technique, and concept. Twelve of those pieces explore a common idea called a concentration. Courtney Kurlas has been a part of the Episcopal Art Department since… Continue Reading
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Teaching Teens To Love Themselves for Healthier Relationships

By Amy Burrows Perkins ‘92, Director of Student Services A teen recently shared with me that he is “socially awkward, but totally fine when texting.” As parents, we need to coach kids into understanding that what feels awkward, difficult, and uncomfortable may actually be healthy — and in fact, part of normal development. As adults… Continue Reading
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Health, Safety, and Well-Being ESJ Parent Resources

Relationship Resources One Love Parent PowerPoint Parents Workshop Monique Burr Grade 6, Lesson 1 Parent Information  Monique Burr Grade 7, Lesson 1 Parent Information Monique Burr Grade 8, Lesson 1 Parent Information Monique Burr Foundation One Love Foundation Preventing Sexual Harassment at School Other Resources How to Talk About Suicide with Your Teen Helpful Links… Continue Reading
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A.P Draw, Paint, Print Senior Spotlight Interview: Caroline Johnston

The AP Drawing Portfolio is an intensive course, requiring students to produce art at the college level. Students compile a portfolio of 24-29 original artworks demonstrating mastery in composition, technique, and concept. Twelve of those pieces explore a common idea called a concentration. Caroline Johnston ’19 has been a part of the Art Department since… Continue Reading
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Helpful Links To Talk About School Shootings

National Association of School Counselors: Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers American Psychological Association: In the Aftermath of a Shooting The National Center for Child Trauma Stress: Tips for Parents and Caregivers on Media Coverage of Traumatic Events Parents.com: School Shootings: The Conversation You Need to Have with Your Kids Continue Reading
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How Node Desks Improve Language Students’ Skills

  In addition to textbooks, software, and teaching styles, another tool which has the potential to affect learning outcomes is classroom furniture. Harkness tables, whose shape and seating require eye contact and eliminate status positions in a classroom, are one example of how furniture can influence what happens in the classroom. Another example is the… Continue Reading
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