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
|National French Contest|
Each year the Savannah Country Day School’s French students participate in the American Association of Teachers of French’s Grand Concours, or National French Contest, in grades 8 through 12. The American Association of Teachers of French, or the AATF, invites students from across the entire nation to participate in this rigorous, timed competition consisting of three parts: listening comprehension, grammar analysis in context, and reading comprehension with contextual culture elements. It’s worth noting the schools against whom we compete: Holy Innocents Episcopal School, Woodward Academy, Lovett, Westminster, and Pace Academy. The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) recognizes four levels of achievement: Certificat Lauréat National or the top ten National Ranking, Certificat Régional or the top ten State Ranking, Certificat d’Honneur or the top 20th percentile, and Certificat de Réussite or the top 50th percentile.
After a week full of PSAT testing and senior college essay workshops, the Upper School students enjoyed one of their favorite Country Day traditions - Homecoming! The students take part in exciting activities throughout the week including the faculty/student flag football game and the preliminary round for the always exciting powder puff game. On Thursday, October 17, the students and families continued the excitement with a evening full of festivities. The night included everything from a parade and songfest to the bonfire and powder puff playoff game.
The SCDS College Counseling Office has been especially busy as colleges and universities have been stopping by to meet with Upper School students. This is a great way for students to speak personally to college representatives and get a better feel for the schools. Make sure to visit our college counseling page for updates on college visits, useful links and important dates and activities.
|Students Prepare for College Admissions Process|
As part of their continuing effort to prepare Upper School students for the college admissions process, the College Counseling office spent Thursday, September 19, meeting with Seniors to talk about their college essays. Dawn Brown-Piatt, Associate Director of College Counseling, discussed everything from essay topics to deadlines. Dawn's background includes working in college admissions, so she is sure to bring a fresh perspective to students regarding this important aspect of the admissions process. During this time, Freshman also met to talk about "Keeping Doors Open." They reviewed sample college transcripts and followed these "fake" students back to their freshman year. This activity demonstrated to students what they can do now, as ninth graders, to set themselves up for success by the time they are applying to college.