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
|What Makes You Happy? |
Finishing their study of ancient Greece, 9th graders were asked to choose from a variety of Greek topics such as architecture, philosophers, or sports and present their newly absorbed knowledge creatively. Several students chose to discuss the impact Greeks had on the modern world by producing videos that involved Socratic questioning (What is beauty?, What is truth?, What is courage?, etc.) and Aristotle’s ideas on happiness. What evolved was a charismatic piece featuring students from all three divisions, faculty, parents, and the community. Take a look at one of the videos here!
|Mr. and Ms. SCDS|
Congratulations to Chase Waller and Nina Luskey, this year's Mr. and Ms. SCDS! This award is given each year to a senior boy and girl that the student body feels best embodies the spirit of the school. While it is traditionally held on senior night, this year's ceremony took place during today's Upper School morning assembly.
Congratulations to the entire court!
Mr. SCDS: Chase Waller, Bayne Brannen, Willam Szczecinski and Walker Watson
Ms. SCDS: Nina Luskey, Amanda Borquaye, Lizzie Bowden and Darcy Spell
|Red Thumb Reminder|
Upper School students joined a national campaign today, to help spread the word about distracted driving. Students gathered in the sunny quad to paint one of their thumbnails red as a reminder not to text, post, surf the web, or dial while driving. Watch the video here
and join the campaign. Help save lives with the color red!
|A Heated Element|
Soldering, sizing, filing and sanding are just a few of the steps Upper School Honors Art students have taken while making rings they designed earlier in the week. After fine-tuning their artistic creation, they will experiment with adding additional elements, such as stones, to the jewelry. Throughout this course, students build an impressive portfolio of artwork that can be used to enhance their college applications.