The Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC) has awarded three Pre-K 3 teachers a grant to support more natural learning areas on the Jacksonville Country Day School (JCDS) campus. The grant, valued at up to $1,000, is titled “Get Outside” and requests funds for “a campus-wide project to create outdoor playscapes where children not only play outside, but also learn from their outdoor surroundings.”
FutureTech, a new 6th grade elective, teaches students the basics of design thinking and other 21st century skills such as collaboration and problem solving. In this elective, students work in teams to design a technological solution to a problem. They sketch out, design, create, test, design and print their projects, watching their ideas come to life in front of their eyes.
Jacksonville Country Day School will be launching the Monique Burr Foundation’s (MBF) Child Safety Matters program this school year. MBF Child Safety Matters grew out of a need for a school-based prevention program that could educate students on safety.
As I walked up to the classroom with his hand in mine, watching the scared look on his face, so many thoughts raced through my mind. “Will they comfort him if he’s scared?” “What if he cries?” “Can they understand him?”
Walk into any elementary school at 4:45 p.m. on a Monday afternoon and you’d expect to find nothing going on besides a few straggling faculty heading to their cars. Walk into Jacksonville Country Day School’s campus at that time and you’ll find an array of activities and students engaged in a variety of options.
Parents experience a wide range of emotions when sending their child off to school for the first time. This milestone is a time of great excitement and joy, but starting school can also be full of anxiety and apprehension for both parent and child. Here are some tips for an easy transition into your child’s first year of school.
Jacksonville Country Day School (JCDS) offers state-of-the-art classes and activities that push students to explore new and exciting opportunities, including an elective class on computer coding and in depth science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) projects. None of these programs would be possible, however, without a strong foundation of reading and writing fundamentals.
Sharks Participate in Independent School Conference
Just a few years ago there were limited options for elementary students to play team sports while representing their schools. Students at Jacksonville Country Day School (JCDS) and other area independent schools now have the opportunity to play basketball, volleyball, flag football, and soccer for their school.
Almost everyone with a Facebook account has seen the math/logic problem “When is Cheryl’s birthday?” The question, which comes from a math class in Singapore, is circulating virally around the Internet. It’s very similar to problems Jacksonville Country Day School students face on a daily basis.