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Save the Date

  • Report Cards mailed home:  June 2, 2017
  • Raider Fest:  August 6, 2017
  • First Day of School for 2017- 2018:  August 10

Christ in Action

  • Students closed our end of the year award ceremonies with a personal prayer for our school!  We are grateful for these children who are willing to share their gifts with our school.  Gracie Batey and Reese Emily Theriot  prayed over the students, parents, and teachers and asked the Lord for His hand on all of us during our break. 


  • At the fifth grade “End of Year Shindig,” a Raider tradition is to have a prayer circle (the featured photo) with the outgoing class. God bless, Class of 2024!

What’s Coming Soon?

  • Summer!  Be sure to check out the school website for summer information and up to date back to school information (!  Teachers have provided summer reading requirements, supply lists, and a list of what your child needs to be best prepared for the coming year!

Summer Camp News

  • And just like that, it’s SUMMER! From June 5th through July 28th, this place is going to be VERY busy! We have 11 Specialty Programs in the areas of Academics, Arts, & Athletics, as well as 8 full weeks of Summer Day Camp! And at summer camp this year, we are going to be swimming in our newly renovated pool!  And BIG NEWS! We are on the Hula Hot List! We have been “picked” by Hulafrog, the ultimate guide to local events and activities for children! Check it out right here:  We have also tweaked a few areas of the registration process that needed adjusting. For instance, you will need to register for Summer Day Camp by the week, instead of the option of registering for the whole summer at once. That way, if you know you’ll be missing a week for vacation, simply do not register for that week. Also, if you decide to add a Specialty Program to your child’s summer, it can be done with just a few clicks. The “activity fee” has been built into the weekly fees, and this will include camp T-shirts and field trips. The only fee paid, other than your weekly tuition, would be a “one time” $40 registration fee, which covers any and ALL programs in which your camper participates. Please find a full listing of programs/camps being offered this summer for grades K – 12th by clicking Summer Program Listings 2017. When you are ready to register, simply go to and click on “Summer Program” to get started. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at!  Happy to help assist you in making your camper’s summer unforgettable!  Blessings, Donna Stembridge

Special Recognition

  • Fifth Grade Recognition took place on Friday, May 19.  The Class of 2024 was sent off to the Middle School with this very special ceremony. 

  • Honor Awards ceremonies were held on Thursday and Friday.  Perfect Attendance, Friends of the Environment, Duke Tip recognition, and other awards were handed out. Congratulations to all of our students!

Classroom News

  • It was yearbook signing day in Pre-K!

  • Every morning Mrs. Lucas reads a book to her Kindergarten class.  Last week, she asked a student to read instead!  Sophie Towle was chosen to read the first book.  She did a fantastic job too! We are so proud of her!

  • Mrs. Wigand’s math class reviewed equivalent fractions this past week.  Never stop learning!

  • Fourth grade students share some posters made in science class. The posters were designed to show musculo-skeletal systems and organs in the human body.  Books were also written by fourth grade students. Any budding authors in this group?


  • Science students in fourth grade learned about the center of gravity by making gravity fighters made of tag board. They observed the fourth state of matter, plasma, using a plasma globe.

  • Our third grade classes enjoyed their field trip to the Jacksonville Zoo! Feeding giraffes, petting stingrays, and riding the train were highlights of this year’s trip.


  • When you can’t beat ’em, make science (and math)! Mrs. Wigand’s class did a Fidget Spinner spin-off. Students timed the length of 10 spins, then converted all times into seconds. Next, they graphed the data. After the graph, students found the sum of all spins and divided to find the average.  Last, they used their data to make a class graph.

  • Fifth Grade visited the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum which educates visitors through the use of exhibits, artifacts, archival materials, and stories, which are dedicated to the history of the Eighth Air Force of the United States Army Air Corps that served in the European Theatre during World War II. Students recently completed their World War II studies and thoroughly enjoyed their time at the Museum seeing the artifacts that they had studied in class up close.

Did You Know?

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