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
|Country Day of Dialogue|
In an effort to facilitate discussions about diversity and related topics within the Upper School community, English teacher and Diversity Coordinator Terrance Mooney organized the inaugural Country Day of Dialogue that took place on April 16 in Jelks Auditorium. Mr. Mooney held open calls for submission from students, faculty and staff, asking participants and members of the community to consider the question, “What does culture mean to you?”. The inaugural event engendered presentations from students and faculty and provided a unique view into their individual perspectives on “culture.” Following the program, students lead small group breakout sessions giving faculty and students an open forum to reflect. Click here to view a sample of one of the presentations.
|Shrikar Iragavarapu '15 Presents at The GSU Annual Research Symposium|
Shrikar Iragavarapu ’15 was selected to present a poster at The Georgia Southern University Annual Research Symposium on April 15. Working outside of the classroom, Shrikar and one student from Jenkins High School and Savannah State University produced the poster alongside of Dr. Kameswaro Rao Badri as part of a research project funded by the American Lung Association – Dalsemer Interstitial Lung Scholar Award (to Dr. Badri) at Savannah State University. “We are researching the role of a certain protein called P311 in adipogenesis (fat production/energy storage) so that we can get one step closer to curing diabetes,” explains Shrikar. The Annual Research Symposium is a showcase of student and faculty research, which includes speakers, and poster and presentation sessions from all academic disciplines. This year’s keynote address was given by Dr. Steven Chu, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics and former U.S. Secretary of Energy. Click here to view the poster and read more about their research and findings. Additional information about the symposium can be viewed here.
|Ides of March Celebration in Latin Class|
Ides of March (or Idus Martii or Idus Martiae to Dr. Gavin’s Latin students) is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to March 15 and the death of Julius Cesar in 44 BC. Dr. Gavin has been celebrating this turn in Roman history with his Latin students for years by grilling out and playing pick-up games of Frisbee and volleyball.
|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!