Save the Date
- February 20: Presidents’ Day Holiday
- February 22- March 1: Michelle Morris Pictures
- February 28: Early Re-Enrollment Deadline
- March 27- 31: Lower School Standardized Testing
Find other important dates and information on the school wide calendar by clicking here.
- Olivia Bowes was the winner of the Leopold’s Creative Writing Contest for grades Kindergarten through Second. She is in Mrs. Hayes’ first grade class. Winners of the contest were invited to the Savannah City Council Meeting on Thursday to read their entry. Olivia’s topic was “A Better World.” Following the meeting, winners and their families celebrated with a cup of delicious Leopold’s ice cream! Congratulations, Olivia!
- Lower School celebrated National School Counseling Week! This week provides a time for us to focus on the ways the school counselor supports the students, parents, and staff. Check out Mrs. Burnsed’s weebly page for more information (http://scpslscounselor.weebly.com/). Cindy Burnsed, Lower School Counselor, was also treated to sweet notes, goodies, and a surprise of her office being decorated! Mrs. Burnsed writes, “Thank you all for showing me your love and appreciation! It is an honor and a blessing to be working with everyone to develop our students to God’s glory!”
Christ in Action
- The fourth grade doors were decorated with God’s love for Valentine’s Day.
What’s Coming Soon?
- Tickets are now on sale for SCPS’s production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella at Trustee’s Theater. Performances are Friday, March 10th at 7:00 pm; Saturday, March 11th at 7:00 pm; and Sunday, March 12th at 3:00 pm. All tickets ordered will be delivered to your child’s homeroom teacher on Monday, March 6, 2017. ** The homeroom in each school division with the most ticket orders wins a Krispy Kreme doughnut party!** Download your printable order form here.
- The Lower School PTF announced its BOX TOP CLASS COMPETITION. The homeroom class that collects the most Box Tops from February 1st until March 9th will win a PTF sponsored lunch in the Pecan Grove! The second place class will receive a free non-uniform day.
- On Friday, SCPS’s Lower School celebrated Georgia Day! The grade levels paraded through the campus to the Pecan Grove, where Dr. Palmer started off our annual celebration. Students visited the Georgia Wax Museum, where all 81 fifth graders dressed up as famous Georgians. They learned more about the Native American culture through Inter-tribal Pow Wow dancing. Colonial Games were played on the playground, and every student got a “taste of Georgia”: boiled peanuts, Chick-Fil-A nuggets, Coke, peaches, grits, and pralines. Each teacher did crafts with their classes about a region or a part of Georgia history. It was a great day to be a Georgian and an even better day to be a Raider.
- Mrs.Wenger’s PreKindergarten class did a science experiment to see how conversation hearts react when put in water, Sprite, and rubbing alcohol. The Sprite was the winning liquid that took the color off of them the quickest!!
- All of our fourth graders researched a location in Georgia and made an informative poster about it. Look for them to be up in the hallway soon!
- How can a teacher fully embrace Valentine’s Day? By having students write short stories using conversation heart phrases and elements of their novel, Hatchet. Great thinking, Mrs. Kelley!
- Mrs. Elton’s PreKindergarten class practiced their sorting and graphing with conversation hearts for Valentine’s Day and enjoyed their snack.
- In Art Workshop, Mrs. Gray taught her students about mixed media collages. What beautiful pieces of art they created!
- Mrs. Porter has been teaching Internet Safety to all grade levels in technology. Using NetSmartzKids.org, the students watched videos with appropriate grade-level stories and songs on how to be safe on the internet. The PreKindergarteners then were able to do some activities with those characters on the computers.
Did you Know?
- MS Math letter for current fifth grade parents:
Dear Lower and Middle School Parents,
Savannah Christian is moving forward with changes to the mathematics curriculum and sequence. As Algebra is the foundation of all high school and collegiate mathematics as well has an integral part of science, a new mathematic sequence will be put in place for the 2017-2018 school year to better serve our students.
First, all 6th grade students will be placed in College Prep Math 6.
Second, all 7th grade students will be placed in Pre-Algebra 7.
Finally, all 8th grade students will be placed in Algebra I or Algebra I-A. For the coming school year, students will be placed based on performance and readiness in the 7th grade into one of the two courses. Those students in Algebra I will complete the course for credit during the school year. Those students placed in Algebra I-A will complete one-half of Algebra I in the 8th grade and then complete Algebra in 9th grade by taking Algebra I-B. Both courses will use the same Algebra I textbook, and middle school and upper school faculty will have opportunities to collaborate on curriculum throughout the year.
With the help of a 55-minute class period, larger state-of-the-art classrooms, a new, specifically designed standards-based curriculum, and brand new textbooks and instructional materials geared toward an accelerated pathway, our students will enter 8th grade prepared to be successful in Algebra I. These exciting opportunities would not be possible without our middle school faculty being able to collaborate extensively with our upper school colleagues. What wonderful opportunities lie ahead for all of us as we work together in developing the whole person to the glory of God!
Dr. Chris Harmon, Headmaster
Mr. Mike Crosby, Middle School Principal Mr. Ashley Barnwell, Upper School Principal