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
|Egg Catapults Across Campus!|
It’s exams week here at Country Day and while most of our students are in front of a pen and paper, Adam Weber decided to make his exam a bit more interesting. For his Newtonian Mechanics class final, students had to build a catapult that will launch an egg -AND- create a mechanism that would protect the egg as it landed. While building their catapults, students had to consider free fall to rotation, conservation of energy, and momentum forces. It’s egg-xactly the type of exam that we need!
|Upper School Students Take Charge of The Classroom|
Seniors recently took the reigns in Lower School by bringing book reviews to life! Our Upper School Recasting Canon in Children’s Literature Class took a step into teaching this week by placing themselves at the front of Lower School classes.
Seniors had to develop a lesson plan for a 30-minute tutorial that was engaging and informative, as well as a display of excellent classroom presence. It's a switch in roles for our students, but one that's exciting for both seniors stepping into the role of teaching for the first time, as well as 4th and 5th graders watching their peers lead them in an interactive classroom lesson!
|Senior Chili Lunch|
On Friday, December 5, the Parents’ Association hosted a lunch for seniors in the Quad. Students enjoyed chili, corn bread, drinks and desserts. Thanks to seniors moms Beth Stewart and Sherry Holtzclaw for helping to organize!
|Bowling Ball Grand Prix|
Mr. Hooker's Physics class recently used bowling balls, brooms and orange cones to investigate how inertia explains the motion of objects. Team members used a broom to maneuver a bowing ball through a timed course designed by Mr. Hooker. After totaling up the times, teams worked together to contemplate how they could have shaved off seconds and avoided obstacles.