Students are encouraged to explore their talents and interests
beyond their classroom experiences through participation in
co-curricular activities. A great variety of opportunities
is available for students to develop skills in leadership
and collaborative work. Each class annually elects class officers
who work under the direction of a faculty class advisor. Also,
numerous community service opportunities are coordinated by
the student volunteer council. Club leaders meet quarterly
as a Club Council.
Following is a brief listing of some of the more than forty
activities offered at Savannah Country Day Upper School. Seven
of the co-curricular organizations go to regional competitions,
including Theatre15, Mock Trial, the Quiz Bowl, and the Math
Clubs & Co-curricular Activities
Advisor: Ms. Kay Godawa
The goal of Art Guild is to help keep the arts visually present on
campus through exhibits and special events. This will provide an
aesthetic experience for all students. The club will take part in
community events such as gallery showings and art lectures at SCAD or
Telfair. All students interested in art are welcome even if they are
not taking an art class. Members will participate in a community
service project, probably involving an activity with a nursing home.
Concerned Students for Animal Welfare
Students in this group volunteer each week at the Humane Society where
they help to care for the animals, i.e. walk dogs, play with cats, etc.
They also go to PETSMART each month to help with the adoption
The purpose of Country Data is to create an annual that successfully
represents all the different aspects of the school year in a creative
and sophisticated manner. We intend to achieve this goal through
teamwork and under the supervision of each individual section leader.
We intend to incorporate the significant events into a theme that will
serve to tie the book together.
Coaches Adam Weber, Ari Anderson, Chris Swanson
|National Honor Society|
Advisor: Mrs. Sophia Caparisos
To be eligible, students in grades 10-12 must demonstrate
outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service,
leadership, and character. The NHS advisor circulates a list
of eligible students to all Upper School faculty, soliciting
their opinion about each candidate's strengths and weaknesses
in the four areas. The four-selection criteria form the foundation
upon which the National Honor Society and its activities are
Students must maintain an 88 cumulative grade point average
to meet the scholarship requirement for NHS. Service is displayed
through the students’ volunteer work in both the school
and the community at large. Student leadership is demonstrated
through involvement with school and community activities. A
student of good character is honest, respectful, courteous,
and cooperative .
Election is based on a review of the student's entire profile.
If three or more members of the NHS committee vote to accept,
the candidate is selected.
Advocating Living without Substance Abuse
Advisor: Mrs. Kathy Hodges
Made up of Upper Schoolers who have made a commitment to abstain from
drug and alcohol use, SALSA is an outreach program that enables SCDS
students to talk their younger peers at neighboring schools about the
dangers of drug and alcohol use. They work to dispel the myth that all
young people take part in substance abuse.
|Students for Cultural Diversity|
President: Rachel Martin
Advisor: Marsha Lucas
Meetings - Monday, Wednesday, 3:00, Lewis 15
|Physics Students Take Study of Vectors Outside|
A light sprinkle did not deter Mr. Weber’s Physic students from taking their lesson about Vectors outside on Monday. Students were challenged with hiding and mapping treasures throughout campus. Not the typical treasure map though, these students had to decide the exact magnitude and direction of each displacement vector using a tape measure and protractor. After completing their own map, groups switched and had fun following the vectors of another group, while mapping their route to find the treasures.
|Anatomy Students Mix Art and Science|
Mr. Hooker's Upper School Anatomy students have been studying muscles by combining their science skills with art. The students are building the muscles onto model skeletons as a means to better understand the complementary nature of anatomical structure and function and how bones and muscles work together to provide movement. Learning the major skeletal muscles in both a visual and kinesthetic method will enhance comprehension of muscle location, size, shape, attachments, fiber direction, and muscle action. As students build together, they learn together.
|College Counselors Host Parent Breakfast|
Every September, the College Counseling Office holds a breakfast for the parents of both seniors and juniors to discuss the application calendar, financial aid (and scholarships), and to answer any questions parents may have. This year’s event, held on September 10, provided an opportunity for Mary Beth Fry and Dawn Brown-Piatt to speak with senior parents who are in the midst of the application process, as well as junior parents who are curious and might have questions.
|Water Balloon Target Practice|
Congratulations to Logan Miller, Daley Cass, Jack Barnes and Will Rittmeyer, the newest members of a revered group of Physics students. In 23 years of the "Water Balloon Target Practice" assignment, only six student groups have successfully hit their target: Upper School teacher Adam Weber. Click HERE to see video of a practice launch.