Happy Easter Providence,
This weekend is the Super Bowl of Christianity! We remember with grateful hearts what our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, has done for us! Tomorrow we remember the sacrifice that He gave, the perfect man without sin died on a cross for our iniquity. This Sunday, we will celebrate that Jesus’ tomb was and is empty! Jesus Christ defeated sin and all we have to do is have the faith to believe in Him and ask Him to forgive us! He is the greatest gift ever given! I know you join me and the Providence faculty and staff in remembering the death and RESURRECTION of Jesus Christ. The spotless lamb offered as an atonement for our sins. We, like Barabbas, have been set free through Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
Blessings and Joy this Easter weekend!
Tim Anderson, Ph.D.
Head of School
Providence School of Jacksonville
Important April Dates:
Easter Break – April 2-5
Jr./Sr. Prom – April 10
Spring Musical – April 15-16
US Showcase – April 20
Senior Chapel – April 22
Father/Daughter Dance – April 24
Grad Bash – April 23
Spring Band Concert – April 27
Awards Chapel – April 29
Spring Dance Recital – April 30
We currently have four Covid-19 positive cases. Please partner with us and have your student arrive at school with their mask every day. Please keep one in their backpack as a backup. Be sure to send an email to notify the school that a 6th-12th grade student is attending virtual learning by 7:30 am to nurses, teachers, and attendance. Students may not attend virtually for partial days.
We have implemented a new policy when students have 3 consecutive absences/virtual attendance. The student will now be required to provide a doctor’s note to return after 3 days of virtual attendance or absence. Doctor’s notes are STILL required when your child arrives late to school due to an appointment per our student handbook. We appreciate your partnership and we are praying for all of those who have been affected by COVID-19. Covid-19 Info Webpage
Advertise Your Business in the Spring Musical Playbill
The Providence School spring musical, Willy Wonka, is right around the corner. You can advertise your business in the playbill and help support the musical. Our students are working very hard to bring you a high-quality musical this spring. We appreciate your support. Order here.
The Storehouse Outreach
The Storehouse, located on the south entrance of our campus, is a ministry that gives hope to those in need in the local community. It is filled with practical resources to access and freely give to the community as needs arise. Please consider donating your items to this ministry. Students can earn community service hours for volunteering. Learn More.
4th Grade Visits The Zoo
The 4th grade students and their parents explored the Jacksonville Zoo on Friday, March 26th. The students participated in a Wild Florida educational program. They explored the unique diversity we have in our own backyards. In this class the students learned about the native and invasive species that call Florida home. The rest of the time was spent walking around the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, the only walking safari in Northeast Florida. The students had a great time enjoying God’s creations and spending time with their friends.
Father Daughter Dance
Tickets are now on sale for the 2021 Father Daughter Dance. This is a fun-filled night for Providence girls age 3 through 5th Grade and dads of all ages. Enjoy dinner out on your own then join us for a South-of-the-Border style Fiesta filled with dessert, dancing, and more! Learn More.
4th Grade Wax Museum
Over the last few weeks, the 4th Grade students were busy working on a biography research project on a famous historical figure. Students research a person, write a biography report, and “be” the person in a living wax museum. The culminating part of this project is an amazing Wax Museum where students dress up as the person they have learned about and stand still, like a Wax Museum, until someone walks up to them and presses their button. Due to COVID-19, we were unable to do this in person but are creating a video instead. The video will be finished soon. Learn More.
Middle & High School
Sheriff Mike Williams Visits Providence
The 7th Grade Civics In Action Series continued this week with a visit from Sherriff Mike Williams. Sherriff Williams shared about his experience being elected to Sherriff in 2015 and reelected in 2019. Some of his accomplishments include leading a nationally recognized SWAT Team, implementing programs to better fight sexual predators and offenders; developing narcotics and gun crime-fighting units considered to be among the best law enforcement “partners” on complicated cases; advancing JSO’s commitment to training for the bomb squad and dive team, resulting in both specialties now nationally recognized for their training expertise. The session ended with a question and answer session from the students.
Band Receives New Conga Drums
This year our Providence community came together and generously supported our Providence Band. The giving from our parents, grandparents, and fans of music education allowed for enhancements including several new instruments. We are excited to share the new Congas purchased thanks to YOUR generosity! Thank you for making this possible. We appreciate your support!
2021 McKenzie Club
The Providence Upper School McKenzie Club, supporting the McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation, will be hosting a fund-raiser on Wednesday, April 7. We will be selling Liv’ N’ Grace Bracelets, McKenzie t-shirts, Butterfly and Cross Stickers, Cross Necklaces, and Butterfly Car Magnets. Proceeds from the sale not only support the organization but will help fund global missions. Please help us honor the life of McKenzie Wilson and her passion to inspire our youth to reach their full potential.
2021 Junior Senior Prom
Providence is pleased to be able to offer the Junior-Senior Prom this year as an outdoor event at the Florida Yacht Club. Due to COVID-19, non-Providence guests are not permitted. However, 9th & 10th-grade students are permitted if invited by a Junior or Senior. Masks must be worn during the event. Learn More.
The Stallion Award was established to recognize one senior young man and one senior young lady who best exemplify the mission of Providence School. Each recipient will be awarded a trophy and a $1,000.00 award. The winners will be selected based upon their application and interview. The top candidates will receive an invitation for the interview. Applications should be submitted to the Business Office by Friday, April 9th. Download Application.
Upper School Chapel
Students enjoyed Easter Chapel which included a special video with interviews with students and administration on what the resurrection of Jesus means to them, the middle school dance team performed, and a special message from Pastor Nathan.
Community Service Hours
Take some initiative and try to find meaningful opportunities to serve. Providence students are required to complete 25 hours of community service each year. Students must have a total of 75 by the end of their junior year with the remaining 25 hours due by the Christmas break of their senior year. Hours earned during the summer will count towards the following school year. Learn More.
Parents Guide to Technology
Please take the time to read over this helpful Parent’s Guide to Today’s Technology. There are some really helpful thoughts and tips promoting the healthy use of technology for us and our children. We encouraged our students this week with this clip about oversharing and our digital footprint. It’s so important to know that what we share online doesn’t disappear; we have to really think about what we may post before we send anything digitally.
Providence Baseball Defeats Bartram Trail
Big 1-0 win for our Stallion baseball team over one of the top-ranked teams in Jacksonville, Bartram Trail. Wes Loveless threw a complete game shutout and Jimmie Broughton had a triple in the game.
Providence LaCrosse Falls to Bolles
The lacrosse team took on a strong Bolles team this week and lost 16-2. The boys reviewed film yesterday and are very determined to finish the season strong. Enjoy the photos from the Staton game here.
Providence Football Needs Your Help!
The impact “Friday Night Lights” and a strong football program has on a school positively changes the overall culture and climate. It gives a school and community a sense of pride, camaraderie and builds tradition. In 2019 our Stallion Football Team won the First Coast Division Championship. We are proud to have been a playoff team the last 2 seasons. The class of 2021 graduating Stallion Football Team has 3 seniors who signed to play football at the collegiate level. We are extremely proud of them! Please help us as we continue to grow. This year, we are asking families to participate in a virtual fundraiser that allows any funds raised to go 100% to support our football program directly. Learn More.
Join Middle School Intramural Flag Football
Students in middle school are invited to join us for intramural flag football! This is a great way to introduce students to the excitement of football and allow students to grow in their knowledge and skill of the game. Learn More.
Varsity, JV, & MS Football Meeting/Training
Off-season training for Varsity and JV football has started! Training will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00 PM and is open to rising 7th-12th Grader students. Spring Football begins May 1st! Contact Coach McGlohorn with any questions. Learn More.
Game Day Update
In an effort to protect our fans, staff and students, Providence School will implement a reduced seating capacity for all of our athletic events. Juniors, Seniors, and immediate family of participants are now allowed to attend Varsity home games.
Live Streaming via NFHS Network
The IT department has installed new systems in Barfield Gymnasium and Selman Field. All games will be streamed live. You can subscribe for the year for $69.99 or monthly for $10.00. Watch Here.