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 Advanced Acting, Mock Trial, Quiz Bowl, and Math Team.
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
|Powerful Printing: Students Get Crafty With Screen printing |
Art & Design students are getting crafty with a unit in screen printing! Screen printing is the process of using a mesh-based stencil to apply ink onto a substrate, whether it be T-shirts, wood or other material. From Andy Warhol to concert posters, Hornets learned the history behind the process and used their knowledge to create their own designs which will be printed on Hornet-made items!
|Altered Perspective: Photography Experiments With Scale|
Upper School Photography students are learning about perspective distortion and how the focal length of an object can be creatively altered based on scale and distance! Inspired Hornets experimented with all tricks of the trade, from “squishing” a fellow student at a far off distance to “hanging on” in an angle that made them look like they were falling. It’s a way for students not only to satisfy their artistic instincts, but to use principles of math in relation to the arts!
|Chemistry Students Learn The Delicious Science Of Ice Cream|
Chemistry students are learning the tasty facts behind the science of ice cream! To apply their lessons on freezing-point depression, these Hornets decided to take what they had learned about lowering the freezing point in water and turn it into a lab that was both delicious and informative. By combining rock salt with ice, students created a freezing solution that caused milk and sugar to become solidified and later, tasted and enjoyed!
|Hornets Document The Souls of Savannah|
Photography students went soul searching as part of their creative collaboration with Souls of Savannah, a social media project that explores the human spirit of Savannah with photograph and storytelling. With help from Ms. Horan and SCDS alumna Jade Rowland, students wandered Forsyth Park gathering local stories. The project, which was co-founded by Mrs. Rowland and Upper School staff Mrs. Johnson, encourages students to explore our local community through photography and storytelling.