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(Savannah schools) St. Andrew’s Family Fun Day open to the public

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

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Outdoor Family Fun Day to learn more about St. Andrew’s School, Savannah

Join St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Is. in Savannah for a fun filled afternoon on campus at a fundraising opportunity to elevate St. Andrew’s outdoor learning, Sat. May 8, noon-4PM. This event is for the whole family.

Take a future-focused tour through St. Andrew’s outdoor learning center, highlighting what opportunities will soon be available to students from Pre-K to graduation.

Start off your day with relaxation and yoga, enjoy lunch and a treat from food trucks, create take-home mother’s day personalized gifts, learn about sustainability and gardening in a playful way, join in coordinated activities for visitors big and small, and listen to wonderful performances by St. Andrew’s students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.

St. Andrew’s School, Savannah
Sat. May 8, 2021, noon-4PM
Buy tickets for this fundraiser and learn more here. 

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Savannah pediatrician on essential info for understanding autism

Monday, April 19th, 2021
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SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. Nelson Elam

SouthCoast Health pediatrician: Essential info for understanding autism

1 in 59 American children have autism.

“Unfortunately, many still view autism negatively and those with autism suffer from the biased opinions of others,” said SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. Nelson Elam. “This is largely in part of lack of knowledge. Believe it or not, there’s a lot to learn about autism and from those who may be on the spectrum. The biggest thing to understand is that autism is just another way of living and another perspective in this diverse world.”

To help spur positive conversation about autism during Autism Awareness Month, find the basics of autism here including what is autism; what does ‘On the spectrum’ mean; signs of autism; diagnosis of autism; and what happens after diagnosis.

Learn more here. 

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Savannah-Chatham public school students in online SMF Savannah Jazz Academy concert, April 30

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Savannah Jazz Academy 2021 music lessons

 

SMF Savannah Jazz Academy

Here’s another reason to support Savannah-Chatham public schools: the SMF Savannah Jazz Academy program.

Savannah Music Festival – a leading nonprofit performing arts organization, recently hosted a music performance featuring more than 25 Savannah-Chatham County Public School (SCCPSS) students on Sat. March 27 at Kehoe Ironworks at Trustees’ Garden in Savannah.

The performance will be broadcast virtually Fri. April 30 at 7PM on Savannah Music Festival’s Facebook page, featuring Savannah-area public school students in grades 5-12 performing jazz standards like “C Jam Blues,” “All of Me,” “Perdido” and “Make Me a Pallet on the Floor.”

SMF Jazz Academy students participated from a wide range of local schools, including Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, School of Humanities at Juliette Gordon Low Elementary, Oglethorpe Charter School, Godley Station School, Marshpoint Elementary School, STEM Academy at Bartlett, Savannah High School and Woodville Tompkins High School.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SMF Jazz Academy transitioned to online learning for the 2020-2021 school year, added several new staff members and offered students virtual masterclasses and workshops led by SMF Jazz Academy faculty as well as other talented artists from across the United States. The SMF Jazz Academy’s first full year followed a successful Spring 2020 pilot semester at the School of Humanities at Juliette Gordon Low Elementary.

“Despite the challenges the pandemic posed, it has been impressive to watch our students’ resiliency and musical growth over the course of the academic year,” said Jessica Messere, SMF Jazz Academy Manager. “We have one student who was new to the saxophone and the program, and now she’s soloing with her improvisations to songs from jazz musicians like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.”

An optional Small Combo group enabled students to take jazz to the next level, with morning outdoor practices every Saturday throughout the spring. Small Combo students quickly began playing songs together, complete with solos, improvisations and accompaniments.

“Our program provides an opportunity for students to learn jazz and offers valuable lessons in self-expression, trust and camaraderie,” said Jenny Woodruff, Savannah Music Festival’s Director of Education and Community Engagement. “Each student learns how to create unique solos and to build a strong connection by working together.”

The SMF Jazz Academy program is open to any Savannah-Chatham County Public School student in fifth through twelfth grade who does not have a jazz band offered at his or her school. The program, which does not require previous musical experience, is designed for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. The online SMF Jazz Academy program includes free instrument rental as well as weekly private lessons via video, composition and music technology classes, virtual practice rooms, online master classes with guest artists and more.

The mission of SMF Jazz Academy is to lead positive and progressive change in Savannah by providing equal access to exceptional music education in a safe, accepting learning environment that supports each child’s development.

Thanks to the generosity of founding sponsors Ron and Susan Whitaker, the program is free to all participating students. In addition, the Hodge Foundation, Junior Jazz Foundation and Widespread Panic’s Tunes for Tots provide free instrument rentals to participants.

Learn more here. 

SMF Savannah Jazz Academy

(Savannah Summer Camps 2021) Athletic, Academic, Arts, Outdoor camps @ St. Andrew’s School

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

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NEW SUMMER CAMP OFFERING @ St. Andrew’s School, Savannah

The new St. Andrew’s School head football coach Blake Henry is thrilled to be adding a brand new camp to St. Andrew’s lineup this summer. Flag Football Camp is now being offered June 14 – 18 2021 for girls and boys in grades 2-6.

The goal of the camp is to have fun and learn the great game of football. Each day will be filled with flag football games and fun skills and drills.

Register or to check out other great summer camp offerings here. 

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St. Andrew’s is an International Baccalaureate World School inspiring young people age 3 through grade 12 in Savannah, Georgia. For more information, visit https://saslions.com

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Discover, Imagine, Grow(DIG) @ The Sandbox @ Tanger Outlets, Bluffton

Friday, April 9th, 2021

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is. Bluffton SC

Discover, Imagine, Grow(DIG) is a school readiness program for children ages 3-5 years on Thursdays 10-11AM through April 29 2021

Free but registration required. To register online, go here, then click the Book Now button.

Upcoming sessions:
04/15/20
04/22/20
04/29/20

The Sandbox at Tanger 2
Tanger Outlets Hilton Head
1414 Fording Island Rd.
Bluffton, SC 29910

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SCAD GamingFest 2021

Monday, April 5th, 2021

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SCAD GamingFest 2021
April 9-10, 2021

Enter the all-virtual world of SCAD GamingFest for conversations and panel discussions with top game developers, exclusive access to new SCAD games and content, and insights from industry leaders about one of the fastest growing industries worldwide.

Lots of exciting things happening during this event including SCAD Game Studios ‘The Making of Zoelie’ presentation that discusses how SCAD students from interactive design and game development, animation, sound design, visual effects and more came together to create the game ‘Zoelie’.

‘Zoelie’ will be one of the several SCAD student-created games that can be downloaded during the SCAD GamingFest and played by audiences at home.

You can also watch a SCAD vs. SCAD eSports competition through the Twitch takeover with Skillshot Media or listen to SCAD alumni speak about how SCAD prepared them for their jobs in the gaming and entertainment industry and what exciting things they are working on now.

Learn more here. 

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New Tybee Island Marine Science Center location is now open

Friday, April 2nd, 2021

The new Tybee Island Marine Science Center (pictured) on Tybee’s North Beach @ 37 Meddin Dr. is now open.

Experience a unique “Behind the Scenes” self-guided tour of the new Center and observe staff as they work hard to complete the exhibits. Exhibits are still very much a work in progress.

Visitors will have the opportunity to engage the center’s educators, ask all the questions, learn more about the interworking of the center and meet a few of our animal ambassadors.

Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 10am-4pm. Admission is $10 per person and children 4 and younger are free. Masks required.

Learn more about Tybee Island Marine Science Center here. 

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Free, virtual lecture on The Future of College hosted by St. Andrew’s School, Savannah

Sunday, March 28th, 2021

Wendy Sutton, an experienced college counselor & past admissions professional at the college level, will speak on the topic: The Future of College on Thurs. April 8 @ 5PM. Part of free, virtual lecture series hosted by St. Andrew’s School, Savannah

St. Andrew’s School in Savannah is hosting a free virtual speaker series, Landscapes of the Future, this spring 2021.

Upcoming topics include:
*The Future of College Thurs., April 8 2021 at 5 p.m.
*The Future of Education Thurs., April 22 2021 at 5 p.m.

The series is free and open to the public.

Register online here. 

Questions? Email Amanda Groves at grovesa@saslions.com or call 912.897.4941.

The Future of College
Thurs., April 8 at 5 p.m.
In what ways might shifts in higher education influence education more broadly? What should current and future
applicants consider, know, and plan for? The past year has accelerated change in the landscape of college admissions.
As a result of the pandemic and the national conversations around racial equity, schools have shifted to test-optional
applications and revised evaluation processes for incoming students. While some adjustments are temporary, there may
be long-awaited changes that remain or evolve as an outcome of the pandemic. Join Mrs. Wendy Sutton, an experienced
College Counselor and past admissions professional at the college level, to explore these trends and questions.

The Future of Education
Thurs., April 22 at 5 p.m.
What knowledge, skills, and capacities will be necessary and valuable in the future of industry and work? In preparation
for higher education? The current model for schooling is the legacy of the industrial revolution. With the accelerated
pace of change, and convergence of research in several fields related to education, what are those elements of educational
practice that help us develop our children into strong citizens and agile professionals? We invite you to join Dr. Kelley
Waldron and Mr. Ryan Martin in exploring some predictions for the future of K-12 education. Dr. Waldron has presented
on this topic at national and regional conferences, and currently serves on the SAIS Board of Trustees. Mr. Martin is a
career, independent school leader who has guided change initiatives in several independent school communities.

St. Andrew’s is an independent, International Baccalaureate World School in Savannah inspiring young people age 3 through grade 12.

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2021) STEAM Programs @ Georgia Tech Savannah campus

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Summer Camps Georgia Tech STEM Savannah

On-campus and virtual programming will be offered by the Georgia Tech Savannah campus this year.

Find more information on all of Georgia Tech Savannah’s programming here.

COVID-19 policies and procedures are listed below under FAQs and will be emailed to all participants prior to the program start date.

2021 On-Campus Programs

Artbotics – Rising 3rd-5th Graders
July 12-16 2021
$200 per participant

Interactive Art is the focus of this week of STEAM! Come build, paint, and program your creations to light up, move, and interact with their environments.

Ever used science or math to create an artistic masterpiece? How about coding to write a song? Artbotics is a program designed to bring your creativity to life and have fun along the way! Each participant will create their own unique and interactive piece of artwork using a combination of traditional art mediums, coding, and robotics. The week will be capped off with a gallery showing for family and friends.

Register online here.

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IoT and YoU – Rising 6th-12th Graders
July 12-16 2021
$250 per participant

Advance your understanding of coding and electronics by exploring the internet of things and how to design your very own interconnected sensors and devices!

This advanced program is designed for participants looking to take their knowledge of coding both to the next level and off the screen and into the real world. The Internet of Things (IoT) lets you connect, explore, control, and collect data on the world around you. Led by Dr. Russ Clark, a computer science professor at Georgia Tech, this program includes a full week of hands-on projects and a take-home kit to keep the fun going all year long!

Register online here.

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Maker Camp – Rising 6th-8th Graders
July 19-23 2021
$250 per participant

Make, build, and code your way through the week with a series of hands-on projects.

Maker Camp is a week like no other! Each day will have you working on a different hands-on project that you get to keep and take home for continued fun and learning. Five unique projects over 5 amazing days! Ever build a robot or made wearable electronics? This is your chance to build all that and more.

Register online here

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3D Design – Rising 3rd-8th Graders
July 19-23 2021
$175 per participant

Learn all about 3D design and how to bring your ideas and sketches to life using CAD (computer-aided design) software.

Every product from shoes to cell phones to rockets and everything in-between starts as a sketch that gets turned into a 3D model. 3D design software is at the foundation of what designers and engineers around the world use to create the world around us. No matter what you want to design this program will teach you the fundamental skills to bring it to life!

Register online here.

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FIND MORE SUMMER CAMPS IN SAVANNAH & THE LOWCOUNTRY HERE.

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2021) Day Camps & Smart Start Academic Camps @ Advanced Academics, Pooler

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

Summer Camps 2021 Advanced Academics Pooler

Two Summer Camps @ Advanced Academics, Pooler 

Join Advanced Academics in Pooler for their weekly thematic summer day camps, each Monday – Friday from 8AM-3PM for $140 a week.  Before camp is available from 7AM and after camp is from 3-5PM.
Try both day camp and academic camp for $200/wk.
​Enroll online here.

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Pooler Summer Camps Advanced Academics

Smart Start Academic Summer Camp 2021 @ Advanced Academics, Pooler

Elementary students will have daily activities in Writing, Phonics, Language Arts, Guided Reading, and Guided Math.
Middle school students will have hands-on STEM based activities as we merge core content areas of English, Math, Science and History.

Mon.- Thurs.
For elementary students: 9AM-Noon
For middle school students: 1-4PM

​Enroll online here.

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Advanced Academics
email: adv.aca.mail@gmail.com
912-348-2017
405 Hwy 80, Suite 104
Pooler, GA 31322

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Private violin lessons in Savannah for all skill levels @ Harrison Payne Violin

Saturday, March 6th, 2021

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The Savannah Studio is up and running!

Harrison Payne Violin is now accepting students for Spring 2021. All skills levels are welcome.
If interested, text (478) 718-6476 or email harrisonpayneviolin@gmail.com

Visit Harrisonpayneviolin.com for more information.

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Free, virtual lecture series hosted by St. Andrew’s School, Savannah

Friday, March 5th, 2021

St Andrew's School free virtual lecture series Savannah

St. Andrew’s School in Savannah is hosting a free virtual speaker series, Landscapes of the Future, this spring 2021.

The three topics include:
1) The Future of Industry and Work on Thursday, March 25 2021 at 5 p.m.
2) The Future of College Thursday, April 8 2021 at 5 p.m.
3) The Future of Education Thursday, April 22 2021 at 5 p.m.

The series is free and open to the public.

Call St. Andrew’s at 912.897.4941 for more information or to receive the link to register.

To register for any of the sessions below, email Amanda Groves at grovesa@saslions.com or call 912.897.4941.

The Future of Industry and Work
Thursday, March 25 at 5 p.m.
What skills and capacities will organizations and individuals need to succeed in the landscape emerging through the
disruptions and accelerations of the pandemic? Ian Symmonds, strategist and thought leader, will share his predictions
for major shifts in the ways in which industries move forward as a result of the accelerated pace of change and the impact
of these changes for education. This is a unique opportunity to hear from and engage with Ian, whose expertise keeps
his time in high demand by national organizations and conferences. There will also be time for facilitated discussion
following the presentation.

The Future of College
Thursday, April 8 at 5 p.m.
In what ways might shifts in higher education influence education more broadly? What should current and future
applicants consider, know, and plan for? The past year has accelerated change in the landscape of college admissions.
As a result of the pandemic and the national conversations around racial equity, schools have shifted to test-optional
applications and revised evaluation processes for incoming students. While some adjustments are temporary, there may
be long-awaited changes that remain or evolve as an outcome of the pandemic. Join Mrs. Wendy Sutton, an experienced
College Counselor and past admissions professional at the college level, to explore these trends and questions.

The Future of Education
Thursday, April 22 at 5 p.m.
What knowledge, skills, and capacities will be necessary and valuable in the future of industry and work? In preparation
for higher education? The current model for schooling is the legacy of the industrial revolution. With the accelerated
pace of change, and convergence of research in several fields related to education, what are those elements of educational
practice that help us develop our children into strong citizens and agile professionals? We invite you to join Dr. Kelley
Waldron and Mr. Ryan Martin in exploring some predictions for the future of K-12 education. Dr. Waldron has presented
on this topic at national and regional conferences, and currently serves on the SAIS Board of Trustees. Mr. Martin is a
career, independent school leader who has guided change initiatives in several independent school communities.

St. Andrew’s is an independent, International Baccalaureate World School in Savannah inspiring young people age 3 through grade 12.

To register for any of the above sessions, email Amanda Groves at grovesa@saslions.com or call 912.897.4941.

Savannah schools: Deadline soon for 2021-22 Lottery for Susie King Taylor Community School

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

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Susie King Taylor Community School, Savannah 

There’s still time to register for the Susie King Taylor Community School lottery for the 2021-2022 school year.

Deadline is March 10 2021. The lottery will be held March 12 2021.

SKTCS is a tuition-free, public K-8 Charter School in Savannah focused on place-based education, social-emotional learning with an emphasis on community through the middle school academy for social justice.

Learn more here.

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(Savannah schools) St. Andrew’s designated a Grief Sensitive School

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

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St. Andrew’s School Receives Grant from New York Life Foundation

St. Andrew’s has been designated a “Grief-Sensitive School” by the New York Life Foundation, receiving a $500 Grief-Sensitive Schools Initiative grant to help create a bereavement support plan and encourage ongoing staff development in order to better support its grieving students.

The St. Andrew’s counseling department used this grant to purchase Kimochis, a social and emotional learning curriculum that helps younger students manage grief and other hard-to-have feelings. The program is designed to give children the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to recognize and manage their emotions, demonstrate caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and handle challenging situations constructively.

“My favorite part of the Kimochis Early Childhood Curriculum is watching students interact with the plush characters,” said School Counselor Elizabeth Bush. “Each character has a unique personality and temperament which helps the students express their own feelings.”

The Grief-Sensitive Schools Initiative – a pioneering effort that utilizes New York Life’s workforce to help equip local schools to care for the grieving students in their midst – is an extension of the work of the Coalition to Support Grieving Students, a collaboration among leading K-12 professional organizations to develop and deliver best-in-class grief support resources to educators.

St. Andrew’s is a private, independent, International Baccalaureate World School inspiring young people age 3 through grade 12.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941 ext 452, www.saintschool.com , email hellew@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

St. Andrew’s: Where Life Meets Learning.

Savannah Schools: Winter 2021 Open Houses, Tours for Prospective Families

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Savannah schools open houses application deadlines preK kindergarten

Admissions season is under way for the 2021-22 school year.

Visit Savannah’s schools @ these open houses or ongoing school tours to get to know the schools.

Upcoming Savannah school Winter 2021 open houses & ongoing school tours for prospective families include:

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Risen Savior Christian Academy, Pooler

A Christian, private school serving Pooler and the surrounding communities. RSCA was founded in 2007 and has grown to offer two year-old preschool through seventh grade. The future for Risen Savior includes expanding to 8th grade by adding a grade each new school year.  Learn more or schedule a tour here. 

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Advanced Academics, Pooler

Customized learning for Pre-K through 5th grades.  Currently registering for summer and the 21-22 academic year.  Call 912-348-2017 to set up a tour and visit www.adv-aca.com for more information.

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Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Savannah

Open Houses: Wednesday Feb. 24 2021 9:30-10:30AM @ Eckburg Auditorium. Reservations required. Details here.

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Savannah Classical Academy, Savannah

The annual lottery is now open for Savannah Classical Academy , free, public K-12 charter school, for all students from kindergarten to twelfth grade for the 2021-2022 school year. Don’t miss the deadline for your family to enroll in this free public charter Savannah school as part of the local school system. Apply for the lottery here.

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St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Is., Savannah

Tour this private independent school (age 3 to grade 12). Call 897.4941 or email Windee Helle in the Admissions Office at hellew@saslions.com to schedule your private tour. Details here.

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Susie King Taylor Community School, Savannah

Application for the lottery for 2021-22 school year is open. Susie King Taylor Community School is a tuition-free, public K-8 Savannah charter school. Details here. 

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Calvary Day School, Savannah

Campus Tours are by appointment and are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the school year. Please call admissions department at (912) 351-0700 or email admissions@calvarydayschool.com to schedule your tour.
Details here.

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FREE Pre-K programs with Savannah-Chatham Public Schools, Application Process Feb. 16-March 4 2021 

Lottery notifications will be sent on April 7, 2021. Find more details here. 

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Free Admission to National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

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FREE ADMISSION to National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta – sponsored by FedEx – March 4-7 2021 & March 11-14 2021.

Explore thought-provoking galleries and exhibits, connect civil rights history to the ongoing struggle for human rights all over the world, & view the personal papers and items of Dr. King in our Voice to the Voiceless gallery.

With your health & safety in mind, timed tickets must be reserved online in advance. Free admission is based on a first come, first serve basis, and there will be limited availability for ticket reservations to ensure the safety of staff & visitors.

Reserve your tickets online here.