Senior Resident Students Honored
The girls’ and boys’ resident programs honored their seniors in May, congratulating them on their accomplishments and wishing them well in their future endeavors.
Kostandarithes, Pentaleri Receive Summer Scholarships
Helen Kostandarithes ‘14 and Matthew Pentaleri ’15 are two of just 28 students in the country chosen to receive scholarships for a Furman University language camp.
PVB Kindergarten Classes Bring Color, Critters to Stage
The Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus Kindergarten classes donned brightly colored T-shirts for a morning performance in Ponte Vedra Hall.
Bolt ’13 Named All-American
Bolles soccer player Jay Bolt ’13 has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s 2013 All-America, All Region, All-State teams as well as Florida player of the year.
Economics, Philanthropy Define 8th Grade Biz Projects
A two-day learning venture at the Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus gave eighth-graders a memorable lesson in business and philanthropy. The result was more than $3,500 in fundraising dollars to support a local Dreams Come True child.
Boline ’13 Selected for UF Dance Team
Bolles Dance Team member Ellie Boline ’13 was selected to join the Dazzlers, the official dance team of the University of Florida Athletic Association.
Students, Faculty Learn Best Way to ASIST
A group of 10 students and 12 faculty members from The Bolles School attended a two-day training workshop this spring called Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, or, ASIST.
Fourth-Graders Host Annual Florida Day
The fourth grade classrooms on the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus were transformed recently into a museum-like setting highlighting Florida’s most notable historical figures and cultural icons.
Cool Cat Coffee House Showcases Student Work
It was open-mic “night” last week at the Cool Cat Coffee House on the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus, where fifth-grade students shared their writing works and storytelling skills.
World Tour Concludes with Journey to Mediterranean
The 2012-13 Bolles Parent Association Fine Arts World Tour – a musical and cultural guest performance program for lower school students – came to a close this month on the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus with an outstanding performance by two renowned classical guitarists.
Green Wins During Field Day Color Wars at Bartram
On May 17, Bolles Middle School Bartram students were divided into different color teams for an exciting afternoon Field Day called Color Wars.
Schaefer Named EVE Award Finalist in Education
Sarah Schaefer, math curriculum specialist for The Bolles School, was named a finalist in the prestigious 2013 EVE Awards.
Bolles Senior’s Internship Leads to Published Paper
Matthew McPhillips ’13 has developed a capacity for excellence in the classroom and on the stage – having played key roles in "Hello Dolly," "The Man Who Came to Dinner," and "And Then There Were None." But last summer, McPhillips took his All Things Possible mindset to a new venue: a medical research lab at the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute.
College Athletic Commitments at Bolles- May 17
Nine Bolles student-athletes were honored on May 17 for committing to a particular college or university to continue their athletic and academic careers.
Parents Association Lunch a Golden Moment
The 2013 Bolles Parent Association Golden Bulldog Awards and annual meeting lunch presentation on May 14 drew a star-lit crowd to the Davis Gym, which was glamorously transformed into a red-carpet venue for the occasion.
Run Life Club Supports One Fund Boston
The Bolles Run Life Club, led by President Lily Arnold ’14 and Vice-president Josh Costa ’15, hosted the Bolles Run for Boston on May 13.
Club Fulfills Dream for Local Child
The Dreams Come True club on the Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus hosted a party in the Varn Board Room on May 10 to honor Tate, an ill 12-year-old girl who will benefit from the club’s yearlong fundraising efforts.
‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ Takes Stage, Plans Tour
The Peanuts gang took the Parker Auditorium Stage by storm this month for a delightful performance of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, and even the Little Red-Haired Girl acted out some of life’s biggest lessons for a packed Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus house.
Phoenix Society Inducts New Members
The Phoenix Society announced its 2013 inductees this month in a special ceremony on the Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus.
College Athletic Commitments at Bolles- May 17
Nine Bolles student-athletes will be honored on Friday, May 17, for committing to a particular college or university to continue their athletic and academic careers.
Pre-K Students Buzz Onstage
Pre-kindergarten students from the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus made their big stage debut recently with a production of “We Love Florida.”
Mothers Focus of Kindergarten Festivities
Mothers of kindergarten students on the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus were treated to a lovely Mother’s Day prelude in the Peyton Boathouse on May 10.
‘What’s in a Name?’ Shakespeare Day at Bartram
Eighth grade students representing the Montague and Capulet ‘families’ helped transform the Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus into a hub of Shakespearean activity this month. From inspiring stage performances to games, costumed students enjoyed bringing their classroom curriculums to life.
Burke ’11 Named Academic All-District
Bolles alumna Meagan Burke ’11 was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Softball Team.
Tuition Drawing Winners Announced
Winners of the 2013 Tuition Drawing have been announced. The big surprise was captured on video...
Bolles Musicians to Perform at TPC Event
“The Next Generation,” a contemporary band comprised of Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus fifth-graders Luke D., Jake F., and Lakshay G., will be performing at TPC this weekend.
Middle School Girls Track Wins State
Members of the Bolles middle school girls’ track and field team competed in the FlRunners.com Middle School State Meet, placing first out of 42 school teams.
First-Graders Enlighten with Poetry Recital
Held in the two first grade classrooms on the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus, the 2013 First Grade Poetry Recital featured students’ delivery of favorite poems.
‘Young Artists Squared’ to Benefit Local Youth
Bolles artists aren’t too hip to be square when it comes to helping underprivileged children attend Cummer art camps.
Ready… Set… Grow! Pre-K Students Take Stage
Director Michael Fritton wrapped up a year of incredible Bolles stage performances by saving one of the best, if not youngest, shows for last. Prekindergarten actors from the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus showed they had all the right moves and voices for the McGehee Auditorium stage during their recent production of “Ready. Set….Grow!”
Spring Art Show Showcases Bartram Talent
Seventh- and eighth-grade visual arts students on the Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus exhibited their work during the recent Spring Art Show in the Murchison-Lane Gallery in the Betsy Lovett Arts Center.
Model UN Team Lauded at Conference
The Bolles Model United Nations Team participated in the Miami Invitational Conference for the Simulation of the United Nations (MICSUN) on April 5-7.
Bolles Crew Posts Best-ever State Finish
The Bolles crew posted the program’s best-ever finish at the Florida Scholastic Rowing Association State Championship, held April 27-28 in Sarasota.
Baseball Advances to Region Semifinal
The Bolles varsity baseball team defeated host West Nassau 12-0 in a Region 1-4A quarterfinal on May 1.
Tygart ’89 Shares Important Message with Bolles Students
Bolles alumnus Travis Tygart ’89 returned to his alma mater on April 29 as a special guest speaker.
Field Day, Spring Festival Showcase PVB Campus
April 26 was one beautiful and busy day on the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus. In addition to a rescheduled school wide Field Day, the campus also hosted the 4th Annual Spring Festival later in the afternoon.
Classics the Theme of Successful April Contest, Rome Week
The 64th Annual state Latin Forum in Orlando was a success for 17 Bolles students who returned from the mid-April event “loaded with laurels.”
Jamison ’10 Drafted into NFL
Bolles alumnus Jawan Jamison ’10 was selected in the seventh round of the 2013 National Football League draft by the Washington Redskins.
Kindergarten Cyclists Pedal Hard in Parade
Kindergarten students on the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus participated in the annual bike parade in late-April, on the track at Skinner-Barco Stadium. The students strapped on their helmets and eagerly rode lap after lap as parents and teachers cheered them on.
Baseball Moves to Region Quarterfinals
The Bolles varsity baseball team finished as District 3-4A runner-up and move into the regional playoffs.
2013 Spring Dance Concert Fills House
The 20th Anniversary 2013 Spring Dance Concert showcased the incredible talents of 80 Bolles dancers, whose patriotic performances wowed two full-house audiences in McGehee Auditorium April 18 and 19.
Butterflies Inspire First Grade Science Studies
First-graders on the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus had some special visitors in recent spring weeks.
Theus ’15 Leads Bolles Effort at State Track and Field Meet
The Bolles boys’ team placed fifth and the girls placed 14th at the Class 2A state track and field championships, held April 27 at the University of North Florida.
Upper School Spring Pep Rally
Upper school students and faculty gathered in the Davis Gym on April 17 for the Spring Sports Pep Rally.
Softball in Region Tournament
The Bolles varsity softball team finished as the District 3-4A runner-up and advanced to the regional playoffs.
Middle School Baseball Wins Conference
The Bolles middle school baseball team won the Independent Middle School Conference championship for the second consecutive year.
Acclaimed Illustrator Shares Presentation with PVB Students
Published St. Augustine children’s book illustrator Laurie Klein visited the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus April 23 to educate students about the process of book illustration.
Tygart ’89 Listed among Most Influential in World
Bolles alumnus Travis Tygart ’89 has recently been named among the most influential people in the world by two different international publications.
Middle School Environmental Club Studies River
The Bolles Middle School Environmental Club went on an educational field trip that yielded some real life scientific data.
States Fair Highlights State Facts, Cuisine
The Copeland Library on the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus was a busy place April 24 as students, parents, and friends ascended on the library to learn – via visuals, talks and tastes – all about the 50 states. The Third Grade States Fair was a grand event.
College Athletic Commitments at Bolles- April 23
Three Bolles student-athletes were honored on April 23 for committing to a particular college or university to continue their athletic and academic careers.
Slater ’09 Earns Fulbright Grant
Sarah Slater ’09 has received a Fulbright grant to teach English in Brazil. Slater, who graduates from Boston College this spring, will be working with English professors teaching Brazilian college students who want to become English teachers.
Glover '14 Tapped for Office of Naval Research Apprenticeship
Patrick Glover ’14 was one of two North Florida high school students selected from a pool of more than 100 local applicants to participate in the summer 2013 Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) sponsored by the Office of Naval Research.
Get Ready for Spring Fling, Alumni Reunion Weekend
The 2013 Alumni Reunion Weekend will be held April 26 and 27. We hope you can attend and enjoy all the fun events planned.
Bolles Seniors Celebrate During Cookout
Students from the Class of 2013 attended a casual, celebratory hamburger cookout in mid-April to honor their upcoming graduation from The Bolles School.
Fourteen Student-Athletes Named to Winter All-First Coast Teams
A total of 14 Bolles student-athletes were named to the Florida Times-Union's 2012-13 Winter Sports All-First Coast Teams.
Students Share Compelling Stories During Competition
Yarns were spinning and tales were twisting on the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus April 18 during the Annual Grade 5 Storytelling Competition, held in Ponte Vedra Hall.
Whitehurst Students Meet Upper School Pen Pals
Second grade students from the Whitehurst Campus met with their upper school “pen pals” on April 19.
Track and Field Athletes Advance to State
A total of 12 Bolles athletes advanced to the state track and field meet in 10 events, placing in the top four at the region meet.
Bolles Hosts Jax50 Swim Event
Bolles will host the fourth annual TYR Jax50 Sprint Dual Challenge on April 19-21.
Girls' Tennis Earns State Runner-up Finish
The Bolles girls’ tennis team placed second at the Class 2A state tournament.
Boys’ Lacrosse Wins Seventh District Title
The Bolles varsity boys’ lacrosse team won the program’s seventh district championship on April 17.
Whitehurst Kindergarteners' Stage Performance a Hoot
Who, who, who, was stretching their theatrical wings on the McGehee Auditorium stage April 17? It was the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus kindergartners, of course! Sharing a message of “just being yourself” and a knowledge of all things nocturnal, the young actors masqueraded as owls and other birds in their lively musical rendition of “Wise Old Owl.”
French 3 Students Visit Whitehurst
During the early weeks of April, students in Mihaela Nan’s French 3 class visited the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus to share French children’s stories they had written with a class of third-graders. The upper school French students were weekly visitors to Amelia Nicholls’ third grade classroom, where older students convened in small groups with younger students to read their work.
Map Earns Picco School Board Award
Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus student Michael Picco ’14 received an award from the St. Johns County School Board for “mapping out” a beautiful and useful project at Ponte Vedra Palm Valley Elementary School.
Holocaust Survivor Skypes With Students
Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus students were afforded a rare and valuable opportunity last week to speak via Skype with Jack Mandelbaum, a Holocaust survivor and nonfiction main character of a biography they have been reading in class.
English Teacher’s Work Selected for Literary Journals
Steven Stam, an English instructor on the Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus, received a nod from the national writing community with the acceptance of two pieces in upcoming literary journals.
Spring Dance Concert Promises Big Surprises
Bolles Director of Dance Angela Blackledge and all the Bolles dancers are gearing up for this week’s 2013 Spring Dance Concert, when they will roll out the welcome mat for parents, friends, and some special guests sure to leave lasting impressions.
Grubbs ’13 Recognized for Volunteer Service
Lindsey Grubbs ’13 has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.
Bolles Strengthens Ties to Japanese Community
The Bolles School has been involved with several Japanese culture-building experiences in recent months that culminated in a mid-April visit from the Deputy Consul General of Japan. Deputy Consul General Masahiro Ogino was on the Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus April 11 for a tour and morning meetings.
2013 Language Honor Societies Induction Ceremony
The Bolles World Language Honor Societies held their respective induction ceremonies on April 10 in McGehee Auditorium.
Bolles Fifth-Graders Join for Team-Building
One of the most exciting parts of the middle school transition for fifth-graders on both the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst and Ponte Vedra Beach Campuses is becoming one Class of 2020 on the Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus.
Girls Win, Boys Second in District Track and Field
The Bolles girls’ track and field team won the district championship for the fourth consecutive year and the boys’ squad was just edged out to place second in the team standings.
Friday Night Lacrosse Game Live on the Radio
The Bolles varsity lacrosse game versus Episcopal on Friday, April 12, is the North Florida Lacrosse Brumos Game of the Week and will be broadcast live on the radio and internet.
Middle School Third Quarter Honors Announced
Administrators on the Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus recognized the academic achievement of many middle school students during the Third Quarter Honors Convocation, held April 10 in Parker Auditorium.
Tennis Advances to State
The Bolles girls’ tennis team and two members of the boys’ team advanced to the Class 2A State Championships.
Middle School Softball Wins Conference
The Bolles middle school softball team won the 2013 Independent Middle School Conference Tournament.
Bolles Students Give Sports Equipment to Foundation
Tennis legend MaliVai Washington paid a special visit to the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus on April 12 to receive a cache of sports equipment and gear students collected for his nonprofit, the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation.
Bono ’92 Coaches U.S. Wrestling Team to Pan Am Title
Bolles alumnus Chris Bono ’92 led U.S. men’s freestyle wrestling team to the team title at the 2013 Pan American Championships.
Tennis Playing Well in Postseason
The Bolles tennis teams are performing well in postseason play.
‘Bolles’ Helping Louisiana Youth
Bolles, a golden/Labrador retriever mix dog raised by local mom Joanne Cellar ‘79, was back in Jacksonville recently to showcase his accomplishments at a Canine Companions for Independence fundraiser. Bolles has come a long way since his puppy months, when he lived with the Cellars at their Jacksonville home and was a frequent visitor to his namesake, The Bolles School.
Junior Ladies Club Serves Meals in Downtown Jacksonville
The Junior Ladies club from the Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus recently visited the Clara White Mission in downtown Jacksonville to volunteer in the soup kitchen.
Students Achieve at State Science Fair
Several Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus students returned from the 58th Annual State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida last month with awards for their science projects.
Third Quarter Honors Students Announced
The Third Quarter Honors List of Bolles Upper School San Jose students has been released. The list of Third Quarter First Honors students for the 2012-13 school year, by year and in alphabetical order, includes:
Bolles Baseball Supports Wounded Warrior Project
For the second straight season, the Bolles baseball program has chosen to support the Wounded Warrior Project through a season-long fundraising effort.
Whitehurst Fifth-Graders Host Dreams Come True Party
After four months of fundraising and planning, Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus fifth-graders saw their hard work pay off during a heartfelt Dreams Come True party in one of the fifth-grade classrooms. The guest and “dreamer” of honor was a little boy named Carter, who faces a life-threatening illness requiring constant care.
Berman ’16 Earns USA Golf Team Spot for 2013 Maccabiah Games
Bolles student Hannah Berman ’16 qualified to participate on the USA Junior Girls’ Golf team in the 2013 Maccabiah Games.
Orender ’15 Selected for USA Jr. Team for Maccabiah Games
Bolles sophomore Zach Orender has been selected to the USA Junior Boys Basketball Team for the 2013 Maccabiah Games.
French Students Earn Second Place State Win
The Congrès group from The Bolles School placed second in state during the Le Congrès de la Culture Française en Floride 2013, held this spring in Orlando. Bolles students also won three of the six scholarships offered during the competitive annual event.
March Madness a Slam Dunk on Bartram Campus
Bolles Middle School Bartram students and faculty took it to the courts last month as part of a NCAA March Madness Season celebration. Organizers said while the matches are good physical fun, they also were an opportunity to promote relationships between students – and the teachers they don’t usually see on the basektball courts.
Bolles Tennis Visits MaliVai Washington Youth Center
Members of the Bolles tennis team visited the MaliVai Washington Youth Center on March 21 to assist the retired tennis professional’s after-school tennis and mentoring program for underserved children in Jacksonville.
Spanish Team Awarded Second Place Trophy at State
A team of 16 Bolles students recently competed in the Florida State Spanish Competition, called Congreso, in Orlando and won the second place trophy.
Third Quarter President’s List Award Winners Announced
Head of School Brian Johnson announced the third quarter President’s List honorees during the recent Spring Honors Convocation on the Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus. Johnson named six students to the prestigious honor, which recognizes students who have made significant contributions beyond the level expected of a Bolles student in the area of school and community service.
SeaWorld a Splash for Bolles Science Students
A group of students from the Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus visited Sea World recently to expand their knowledge of marine biology and science.
Students Return From Spanish Exchange Trip
A group of Bolles students and their Spanish teachers have just returned from spending 12 days in Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona. Their trip was part of an annual Spanish cultural program and followed a recent Jacksonville visit from 10 Madrid exchange students.
Bolles Swimmer and Coach Selected for National Team Camp
Bolles swimming assistant coach Jason Calanog and swimmer Santo Condorelli ’13 have both been invited to participate in the 2012-13 National Junior Team Camp to be held April 4-7 at the Olympic Training Complex in Colorado Springs.
Junior Mentors Offer Guidance to Bolles 5th-graders
Junior students from the Upper School San Jose Campus visited the Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus March 19 for an all-day mentoring retreat. The mentoring program, part of the school’s commitment to student character development and leadership, helps prepare younger students for the challenges and changes awaiting them in middle school and beyond.
‘Fifty Nifty States’ Take PVB Students Cross-Country
As Bolles students prepared for Spring Break vacations to destinations around the state and country this week, the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach third-graders presented a festive show on the “Fifty Nifty States.”
Barlow ’07 Completes First of Two Master’s as Rhodes Scholar
Bolles alumna Caroline Barlow ’07 earned the first of two master’s degrees through the Rhodes Scholarship program.
African Animals, 5th-Graders Go Big on McGehee Stage
In a stunning, colorful display of African art and music, the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus fifth-graders took to the McGehee Auditorium stage to showcase their acting, musical and artistic talents.
LiterARTure Art Show Well-Versed
For the first time in the school’s history, the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus staged an art show exhibiting students’ creative and academic expressions of art and writing. Organizers described the project as one of “collaboration and integration” that culminated in a stunning museum-like show featuring students’ literature-themed artwork. The three-month long process included library research, technology instruction in addition to the academic focus on art and writing.
Agatha Christie Classic Mystifies Audiences
The mystery may have been solved, but audiences are still raving about the recent Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus performance of Agatha Christie’s murderous play, “And Then There Were None.”
Bolles Students Go Green, Local With Farmers Markets
The Bolles School wrapped up three days of successful Farmers Market events on three campuses in mid-March, broadening students’ awareness of local agriculture and enterprise on the First Coast.
Field Day All About Team Spirit, Fun
Students in grades Kindergarten through 5 got into teams and took it to the fields last week for the annual Whitehurst Field Day. In the spirit of fun and friendly competition, students took over the practices fields and some of the George H. Hodges Field and enjoyed a day outside of the classroom.
Students Win Green at Recent Envirothon
A team of Bolles environmentalists performed well during the district Envirothon competition held at Ft. George Island on March 7. Overall, the Bolles competitors placed fifth in the contest.
Middle School Students Calculate Success at Math Comp
A group of students from the Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus took sixth place in the team round of MATHCOUNTS Competition at the University of North Florida. Middle school math teachers Meg Albea and Jim Fossa coached students for the competitive mathematics program and said they were proud of the team’s participation and overall success.
Bolles Dancers Filling Two Houses at Spring Dance Concert
The Bolles Dance Department promises to “fill the house” in more ways than one during the April 18 opening night of its 2013 Spring Dance Concert.
Levins ’13 Named Athlete of the Week
Bolles senior Cayla Levins has been named Athlete-of-the-Week by First Coast News (ABC 25/NBC12).
Bolles Buddies Join NFSSE Students for Angel-Painting
More than 20 student members of the Bolles Buddies Club joined new friends at the North Florida School of Special Education March 12 for an Angels for Allison painting event.
Bolles Wax Museum a Crowd-Pleaser
Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus second-graders exhibited their historical knowledge, public speaking and creativity skills March 14 during the Sixth Annual “Wax Museum.” Staged on a campus sidewalk, the museum featured students’ live, costumed monologues of famous people and historical figures.
Racking Up the Wins
Several Bolles track and field athletes have notched wins in their respective events as the 2013 track and field season is underway.
Newman ’13 Named All-Star Athlete by Channel 4
Shaye Newman ’13 has been named a VyStar Credit Union All-Star Athlete by local station WJXT Channel 4.
Bolles Raises Bar for Language Arts Curriculum
As part of an ongoing commitment to providing the most current and effective models of curriculum in Northeast Florida and the country, The Bolles School will adopt a new language arts program for lower school students beginning in the fall of 2013.
Exchange Students Eager to See Spanish Friends, Culture
The Bolles Madrid Exchange Program has established a close connection between The Bolles School and Colegio San Agustin (CSA) in Madrid. While cultural exchange, language immersion and global experiences for students and faculty are important upshots of the program, new friendships are often among the most memorable outcomes.
Football Celebrates 2012 Season
Players, coaches, cheerleaders, and families gathered in the Davis Gym on March 10 to celebrate the 2012 football season.
Bolles Bands Rate ‘Outstanding’
The Bolles Upper School Symphonic Band and Middle School Concert Band each received a first division rating of “outstanding” at the 2013 Independent Schools Music Festival, held March 5 on the Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus.
‘Class is in Session 2013’ Draws Alumni Back to School
Alumni of The Bolles School were back in the classroom last week for “Class is in Session 2013,” an event featuring special seminars prepared by Bolles faculty and staff.
Historical Figures Come to Life at Wax Museum
With a musical intro of The Who’s “Who Are You” setting the mood, the 2013 Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus Wax Museum threw open its doors to an eager crowd and paparazzi on March 6.
AP Senior Art Exhibit Enlivens Gooding Gallery
Students, faculty and family crowded into Gooding Gallery on the Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus for an exciting exhibit opening of Advanced Placement Art student works.
New Spring Arrivals in PVB Classrooms
Students on the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Campus were elated to see the chick eggs in their science classroom hatch on March 5. Meanwhile, students on the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus are anticipating hatchings this week.
Kindergartners Welcome Dads, Special Guests
It was Father’s Day come early on the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus as the Kindergarten classes hosted a Dad’s Day visit on March 8.
Girls’ Lacrosse Making History at Bolles
The 2013 Bolles girls’ lacrosse team will mark many firsts in its inaugural season.
'And Then There Were None' Coming to McGehee Stage
The Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus is hosting a mysterious dinner gathering of sorts on the stage of McGehee Auditorium. But keep your eye on the guests – someone has murderous intentions. Agatha Christie’s famous murder mystery, “And Then There Were None,” promises to keep the audience on the edge of its seat when the plot unfolds during the spring play March 14, 15, and 16.
Vote Bulldog Classic as “Game of the Week”
Bolles will host one of the biggest and most competitive high school track and field meets in the state on Friday, March 8. First Coast News has placed the event among its “Game of the Week” nominees.
Stage Fiesta Inspires Clapping, Parading in McGehee
Continuing a yearlong global adventure, the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus recently hosted renowned Latino musician Javier Sanchez for a lively performance in McGehee Auditorium.
Bolles Flips for Summer Camps 2013
In an effort to meet the increasing needs of local families, The Bolles School has launched plans for the largest summer camp program in its history. This summer, Bolles will offer 53 different camps on all four Bolles campuses – including 23 new camp opportunities that hold high promise for area children.
Fifth-Graders Host Dreams Come True Fundraiser
Not even two weeks after their successful “PJs and Pancakes” 5K fundraiser, the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus fifth-graders hosted another meaningful benefit for local nonprofit, Dreams Come True.
Rogers to be inducted in Lee Hall of Fame
Bolles football coach Charles “Corky” Rogers will be inducted into the inaugural class of the Robert E. Lee Alumni Association Hall of Fame.
Robotics Team Battles 48 at State Contest
The Bulldogs robotics team from the Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus, also the brains behind the fearless “Bossman” LEGO contender, competed in the Florida State Championship robotics competition on March 3.
‘Cinderella’ Performances a Perfect Fit
Combining equal parts magic, true love, talent and hard work with an enlightening dash of an “All Things Possible” resolve, the cast and crew of “Cinderella” presented three Broadway-worthy productions of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic on the Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus last week.
Mu Alpha Theta Team Competes in Contest
The Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus Mu Alpha Theta team put their calculations to the test this weekend during their final regional competition of the season.
Bolles to Host Japanese Consul, Families
On March 9, The Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus will host Japan’s cultural attaché, Consul Hayato Nakamura, and local students and families from Jacksonville’s Japanese language school (hoshuko) for a Japanese movie screening and cultural exchange.
Cultural Enrichment Continues with Japanese Week
As part of an ongoing commitment to exploring world culture, language and diversity, students on the Bolles Upper School San Jose and Middle School Bartram Campuses have been celebrating Japan with several activities.
Bolles Symphonic Band Members Perform with Honor Band
The 2013 District Private Schools Honor Band included 18 Bolles Upper School Symphonic Band musicians. The culminating concert was held February 23 in Terry Concert Hall at Jacksonville University.
Black History Month Concludes With Performance, Music
The Bolles School is wrapping up several weeks of Black History Month education and celebration following a full February slate of events.
Bolles Grad Shares ‘Meet the Press’ Experience with Class
Mandy Fatemi ’09 returned to her alma mater recently to speak with The Bolles Bugle class about her internship with a national journalism institution – NBC’s Meet the Press.
Ponte Vedra Beach Campus Hears a Who
Following a week of Dr. Seuss-themed writing and art projects, students on the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach campus celebrated creativity, color, hats and the fun of reading during two festive school events.
Whitehurst runners combine PJs, Pancakes for 5K fundraiser
Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus fifth-graders have taken their mark and are getting a weekend 5K fundraiser all set to go for Dreams Come True.
Four Girls Soccer Players Selected for All-Star Games
Four member of the Bolles varsity girls’ soccer team were selected to participate in All-Star games.
UPDATED: National Honor Society Inducts 64 Students
Updated April 19, 2013: On February 25, The Bolles School Alpha Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 64 junior and senior scholars into the prestigious group during its annual spring ceremony in McGehee Auditorium.
Boys Soccer Earns Post-season Honors
Fresh off winning a state title, the Bolles varsity boys’ soccer team earned several post-season honors.
Salvation Army Honors Makeever for Service
The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida honored Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus senior and Mandarin resident Cameron Makeever ’13 with an award during its recent Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at The Church of Jacksonville.
‘Cinderella’ Magic Coming to Life on Bartram Stage
In what is sure to be a magical experience for the local fine arts community, actors from the Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s acclaimed original “Cinderella” this weekend on the Parker Auditorium stage in the Betsy Lovett Arts Center.
Upper School Dancers Mentoring Younger Dancers
As part of their commitment to the Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus dance program, dancers in grades 9-12 have been mentoring younger students to help prepare them for the upcoming Spring Dance Concert.
Ungrady Takes First Place in National Writing Contest
Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus eighth-grader Graham Ungrady ‘17, a Ponte Vedra Beach resident, won first place in the Middle School Exposition Division of the national 2013 Writing Conference Inc. contest.
State Win for Chinese Students, Top Honor for Rothschild
The Bolles Chinese team put their culture and language knowledge to the test during the 8th Annual Chinese Statewide Competition in Sarasota, FL February 15-16. The result was a state win for the group – their second consecutive state title in the past two years.
Johns ’13 Advances to Poetry Out Loud State Competition
Several Bolles students participated in the 2013 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest on January 28.
Tuition Drawing Offers Opportunity to Help, Win, Save
The Bolles Parent Association is providing a rare opportunity for families to support the school and potentially tighten up annual education overhead at the same time.
Polished Talks Make Contest Winners a Tough Call
It was no easy task selecting the first-, second-, and third-place winners of the recent Fifth Grade Public Speaking Competition on the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus.
‘Bully’ Performance a Win for Bolles Students, Alumni
A mid-February visit from New York City-based actor/playwright Lee Kaplan ’93 was a hit with Bolles students, alumni and guests. Kaplan, who shared his award-winning one-man show in three separate performances on the McGehee Auditorium and Parker Auditorium stages, reenacted his own childhood experiences being bullied and offered wisdom about how to curtail it.
No Lull in Pajama Day for Whitehurst Students
They may have come to school in their pajamas February 22, but students on the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus were anything but ready for bed. In celebration of Pajama Day, students and faculty donned their comfiest PJs for a fun dress down day on campus.
New York Trip On Key for Bolles Choir
The Bolles Concert Choir’s mid-February trip to New York City did not begin or end with their exciting performance in the world-renowned Carnegie Hall. Thanks to the support of several Jacksonville professionals living in New York and the educational ingenuity of choir director Rachel Clifton, the trip took on added depth with several unforgettable life experiences.
It's About...Math, Classroom Fun
By all measures, third grade students on the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst and Ponte Vedra Beach Campuses had a fun time exploring the hands-on realms of math recently.
Bolles Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Marathon
The Bolles School community rallied around the recent 26.2 With Donna National Breast Cancer Marathon last weekend in Ponte Vedra Beach. This year, the race began just outside the gates of the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Campus – and school officials and volunteers made sure the campus was sufficiently primed and pinked to show the school’s support.
Letters Take ‘Vowels’ on Whitehurst Campus
Instead of heading to flag on February 21, Kindergarten students on the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus were “going to the chapel” for the wedding of two longtime soulmates – the letters Q and U.
Surratt '13 named National Merit Finalist
Bolles senior Elizabeth Surratt has advanced to finalist standing in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship program.
Symphonic Band Members Selected for Honor Band
A group of 19 Bolles Symphonic Band members were selected for the 2013 District Private Schools Honor Band. The concert was held February 23 at Jacksonville in the Terry Concert Hall.
Year of the Snake Celebration Takes Bartram Stage
Students on the Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus learned about Chinese New Year last week courtesy of a stage performance directed by Chinese teacher, Ying Li. The experience gave students a cultural perspective of the celebration and gain knowledge about the Chinese zodiac story.
Bolles Sends Record-breaking Number of Projects to State
Bolles students were a standout at the recent Northeast Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair, with a record-breaking seven projects moving on to the State Science Fair this spring. It is the first time in school history so many students have achieved a shot at the state level in a single year, according to school officials.
Bolles Wins Second Boys’ Soccer State Title
The Bolles boys’ soccer team defeated Gulliver Prep 1-0 in the Class 2A State Final on February 15 in Melbourne.
Glasser ’14 Leads Bolles Wrestling at State
The Bolles wrestling team placed 19th at the Class 1A state tournament, held in Lakeland February 8-9.
Bartram Students Go Pink, Green for Charity
It was a sea of pink and green last week at the Bolles Middle school Bartram Campus as students raised funds and awareness for the Angels for Allison Club.
Gold Medalist Visits Bolles Crew
Esther Lofgren, a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. women’s eight at the 2012 Olympic Games, visited the Bolles Crew on Tuesday, February 12. .
Fifth Grade Hosts Bake Sale on Ponte Vedra Beach Campus
Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach fifth-graders appealed to the sweet tooth of friends and family during a recent campus bake sale.
Lower School Students Have Hands-On Science Fun
Mid-February has been a busy time in the science classrooms on the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach and Whitehurst campuses. Students have been exploring the realms of geology, embryology and, in the case of one lucky first grade class, zoology.
Love is In the Air at Bolles
Love has many meanings, especially to Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus first-graders who have a great fondness for lots of things. With animation and stage presence, the first grade students performed “First Grade Celebrates Love” to share the scope of their affections with a captivated audience.
Two Wrestlers Advance to State
Bolles hosted the Region 1-1A wrestling tournament on February 8-9, placing seventh out of 30 teams in the overall standings.
Students Share Patriotism on Stage
Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus first-graders donned red, white and blue for a special stage performance of “American Symbols on Parade.”
Bolles Robotics Team Advances to State
With machine-like precision, the Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus Robotics Team dominated the recent FLL Regionals Competition and will advance to the FLL State Championship on March 2.
Lee ’14 Elected First International Class President
Elected as class president by his peers in January, Jung Woo Lee ’14 becomes the first international student to serve as class president at Bolles.
Boys’ Soccer in State Final
After a 3-0 victory at Lake Highland Prep in a Class 2A state semifinal match-up on February 8, the Bolles boys’ varsity soccer team will play in the program’s fifth state final on Friday, February 15.
Students Exhibit Works During February Show
Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus and Bolles Upper School San Jose art students showcased their most recent works during a recent exhibit in the Lucy B. Gooding Gallery.
Emergency Message Regarding Campus Phones
The Bolles School campuses and the Jacksonville region were experiencing telephone outages. All phone lines now appear to be in working order.
Bolles Advantage Program Expands With New Offerings
Knowledge is power – and with a little “POW!” “BAM!” “VAROOM!” students in The Bolles School Advantage Program are developing more of it in their after-school hours.
Middle School Boys’ Soccer Wins Conference
The Bolles middle school boys’ soccer team won the Independent Middle School Conference Tournament for the third year in a row in 2013.
Winter Pep Rally Kindles Spirit for Senior Athletes, Dancers
Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus students and faculty gathered in the Davis Gym on April 20 for the Winter Sports Pep Rally.
Upper School 2nd Quarter Honors Students Announced
Congratulations to the following students who have been recognized for their academic achievements during the second quarter.
Wind Ensemble to Perform at Bolles Betsy Lovett Arts Center
The First Coast Wind Ensemble, which includes Bolles faculty members Rachel Clifton and Don Zentz, will perform Tuesday, February 12 in Parker Auditorium on the Bartram Campus.
Boys’ Soccer Earns 17th State Semifinal Berth
The Bolles varsity boys’ soccer team defeated visiting Pensacola Catholic 8-0 in the Region 1-2A Final on February 5.
College Athletic Commitments- February 6
Several family members, friends, classmates, coaches, and faculty gathered in McGehee Auditorium on February 6 as six Bolles student-athletes committed to a particular college or university to continue their athletic and academic careers.
Eight Wrestlers Advance to Regional Tournament
The Bolles wrestling team placed third out of nine teams in the District 4-1A tournament at Clay High School on February 2.
U.S. Women’s Soccer National Team Practices at Bolles
The United States Women’s Soccer National Team held a training session at the Bolles San Jose Campus on Sunday, February 3.
Kaplan ’93 Bringing Award-Winning Show to Bolles
Jacksonville native Lee Kaplan ’93 managed to turn an early childhood experience with bullying into an award-winning New York show. Now, Kaplan is returning to his roots to share the one-man show in Jacksonville. For the first time ever, “Bully” will be performed outside of New York City in three special events this month at Bolles.
Bolles Places Third at Brain Brawl
Bolles placed third out of 16 teams at the 2013 Duval County Brain Brawl, held February 2 on the San Jose Campus.
Imfeld Interviewed for Dreams Come True Video
A video crew from Dreams Come True visited the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus last week to interview Principal Carol Imfeld about The Bolles School’s longtime affiliation with the local nonprofit.
Updated 2-6-13: 2012-13 Middle School 2nd Quarter Honors
Congratulations to the following Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus students for earning first and second honors in the second quarter of the 2012-13 academic year.
Box Top Contest Winner Announced at Winter Pep Rally
And the winner is…Joshua Parker ‘15! Bolles Parent Association representatives presented Parker with a commemorative key for his efforts helping the school gather more than 10,000 box tops during the recent Upper School Box Top Contest.
Boys’ Soccer Strolls into Region Final
The Bolles varsity boys’ soccer team defeated visiting Fernandina Beach 7-1 in a Region 1-2A semifinal on February 2.
Bolles Students Serve as Ball Boys for Davis Cup
Two members of the Bolles tennis team will serve as ball boys as Jacksonville hosts a Davis Cup match February 1-3 at Veterans Memorial Arena.
Boys’ Soccer Advances in Playoffs in Dominating Fashion
The Bolles varsity boys’ soccer team defeated visiting West Nassau 11-0 in a Region 1-2A quarterfinal on January 30.
Boers Wins Rotary Scholarship
Marjike Boers ’13 was a named a $500 scholarship winner in the 2013 Rotary Club of South Jacksonville Speech Competition, held January 29 at River City Brewing Company.
Third Grade Play Celebrates Diversity
The story of Cinderella came alive in three languages thanks to a little magic from Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus third-graders and three special guests. Students performed an inventive version of the beloved fairy tale, called "Cinderella Cubed," onstage in McGehee Auditorium on January 30.
Middle School Band Taking Cues from Disney Clinicians
The Middle School Bartram Concert Band is heading to Orlando’s Disney World on February 1 for a special workshop.
Emergency Drill Held on San Jose, Whitehurst Campuses
At 1:25 p.m. on January 29, 2013, the Upper School San Jose and Lower School Whitehurst campuses conducted a planned emergency drill.
Boys’ Soccer Routs Episcopal for 19th District Title
The Bolles varsity boys’ soccer team defeated Episcopal 7-0 in the District 4-2A final to win the program’s 19th district title.
Jones ’90 and Rogers Selected for Florida Sports Hall of Fame
Bolles alumnus Chipper Jones ’90 and current football coach Corky Rogers have been selected for the 2013 Class of the Florida Sports Hall of Fame.
Bolles Students Nominated to Test for Joe Berg Society
A group of 10 Bolles sophomores was nominated to test for the Joe Berg Society. The Joe Berg Seminars of Jacksonville, a two-year academic experience, offers 12 seminars yearly between September and May in each of the humanities and sciences.
Second Quarter President’s List Winners are…
In front of a full house of students, faculty and staff, Head of School Brian Johnson presented medallions to the school’s second quarter President’s List recipients. Erik Aranda-Michel ’14 and Cameron Saffell ’13 were applauded as Johnson presented their medals and shared the students’ stories of courage, integrity and compassion.
The Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus community is pleased to welcome a group of exchange students from Colegio San Agustin (CSA) in Madrid. The Spanish students and their teacher arrived in Jacksonville on January 25.
Hearts for the Arts Donates to Local School
Officers from the Hearts for the Arts Club at Bolles – Jenny Peacock, Leanne Sheth, Dani Zentz, and Gabi Cu – presented a check for $750 to Jacksonville Heights Elementary School just before the holiday break.
Guests Share Chinese Culture With Bolles Students
As part of their 2012-13 Fine Arts World Tour and in preparation for the 2013 Chinese New Year of the Snake, students at the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus enjoyed an hour-long demonstration of Chinese dance and culture in Ponte Vedra Hall.
Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus Kicks-Off New Fifth-Grade Section
In an effort to build a rock solid middle school platform for lower school students, Bolles leaders recently launched long-anticipated plans for a new fifth-grade class on the school’s Lower School Whitehurst Campus.
New Playground Opens on Ponte Vedra Beach Campus
The Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus kicked off the New Year with the addition of a new playground.
Math Students Place at Regionals
The Bolles School took its formula for academic success to the Mu Alpha Theta regional math competition on January 19.
Middle School Girls’ Soccer Wins Conference
The Bolles middle school girls’ soccer team won the Independent Middle School Conference Championship for the third year in a row.
Varsity Girls’ Soccer Advances in Playoffs
The Bolles girls’ soccer team defeated visiting Yulee 8-0 in the Region 1-2A quarterfinals on January 23.
Wrestling Mounts Incredible Comeback to Defeat BK
The Bolles wrestling team overcame a 38-3 deficit to mount an incredible comeback in a dual match at Bishop Kenny on January 23.
Ryan Named Coach of the Year by Florida Hall of Fame
Bolles cross country coach Tony Ryan was selected as the 2011-12 Girls’ Cross Country Coach- of-the-Year by the Florida Track and Field Hall of Fame.
PV Teachers, Staff Taking Orders for February Fundraiser
Teachers and staff from Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus will be taking a shift at an upcoming fundraiser for big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Johns County.
Boswell Featured in Nemours Magazine
Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus sixth-grader Lauren Boswell ’19's recent brain surgery and her inspiring bounce-back caught the attention of Nemours Children’s Clinic’s donor publication, Together, which features Boswell in its Winter 2013 issue.
Good Call on Cell Phone Drive
Devin Baker ’14 put out a call for unused cell phones in recent weeks and the Bolles community answered with its support.
Former Bolles Educator Releases Book
Few students can claim the experience of critiquing an published author’s work, but fifth-graders at the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus have managed to do just that.
Bolles Coaches Assist Jacksonville’s Bid to Host Swimming Trials
Head Coach Sergio Lopez and six other members of the Bolles swimming staff attended a press conference on January 15 as Jacksonville was announced as one of six finalists to host the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.
Bartram Robotics Team Heads to Regionals
Following months of practice and study, The FIRST LEGO League Robotics Team from the Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus qualified to compete at the FLL Regional Competition in Cocoa Beach at the end of January.
Artists, Friends Gather for Opening Reception
Talented Bolles artists joined friends and family for the Upper & Lower School Art Exhibit opening on January 11.
Middle School Cheerleaders Volunteer for Walk
A group of seven Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus cheerleaders participated in the recent Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville Buddy Walk.
Boers '13 to Represent Bolles at Rotarian Speech Contest
Marjike Boers ’13 will represent The Bolles School at the South Jacksonville Rotary Club’s recently revived student Speech Competition on January 29.
IT Assessment Underway
The Bolles School has engaged the services of Leverage Corporation to perform a comprehensive, independent assessment of the school's information technology resources.
San Jose Campus Buildings Get Energy Efficient Facelift
A broader environmental consciousness has swept all four campuses of The Bolles School in recent years, but one project is a concrete reminder of the school’s green-mindedness.
Bolles Artists Win Local Awards
Two Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus art students won accolades in the recent 2013 Scholastic Art Awards.
Milne Participates in Civil War Teacher Institute
Jack Milne, Associate Head of School for student life at The Bolles School and history teacher, traveled to Maryland to further his study of Civil War History. Milne visited Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland January 12-13 as part of the Civil War Teacher Institute by the Civil War Trust.
Lopez Named Coach of the Year by SwimSwam
Prominent swimming website SwimSwam.com selected Bolles swimming coach Sergio Lopez as its Club/High School Coach of the Year.
Snowflakes from Whitehurst Journey to Sandy Hook Elementary School
Students at the Lower School Whitehurst Campus spent the last days before their holiday break making snowflakes for Sandy Hook Elementary School students in Newtown, Connecticut.
Girls Soccer Teams Score with Recent Field Party
The Bolles girls' soccer program hosted the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville Annual Soccer Party just prior to the holiday break in mid-December.
Bolles Places 63 on Fall All-First Coast Teams
A total of 63 Bolles student-athletes were named to the 2012 Florida Times-Union All-First Coast teams for fall sports.
Ragazzo ’11 Named to Academic All-Ivy Team
Bolles alumna Gabby Ragazzo ’11, a sophomore at Princeton University, was one of 80 men and women competing in The Ivy League to earn 2012-13 Academic All-Ivy honors for fall sports.
Bartram students honor Boswell with Nemours toy, fund drive
The “Let’s Change Club: Kids Helping Kids Club” at the Middle School Bartram Campus held a special fund and toy drive recently for Nemours Children’s Clinic in honor of their classmate, sixth-grader Lauren Boswell.
Leeser Receives Prestigious Scholarship
William Leeser ’11 was named this year’s recipient of the William K. Hartzell 1928 Scholarship at Haverford College, where Leeser is a sophomore majoring in English Literature.
Mrs. Claus Visits Whitehurst
Mrs. Claus is very familiar with the snow white landscape of The North Pole. So there was a familiar ring to her visit when she arrived at the Lower School Whitehurst Campus on December 19.
The Spirit of Giving
Bolles students on every campus carry out the Bolles Way by showing compassion for those in need.
Students Raise Awareness and Funds for Mitochondrial Disease
Bolles student Eric Quinn ’15 launched the Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Club at Bolles in 2011 to help his twin sister, Lauren, who struggles with mitochondrial disease.
Students Take Cues From International Choreographer
New York-based choreographer Derek Mitchell helped build the dance experiences of 26 student dancers at The Bolles School.
Science Fair Winners Announced at Bolles Upper School
With more than 90 projects completed in 13 different categories, the Upper School Science Fair was one of the largest in school history and produced a compelling selection of science research.
PVB Students Showcase Musical Talents in Holiday Concert
Candlelight, candy canes, recorders and Orff instruments complemented a chorus of talented young singers during the December 14 Holiday Concert at the Ponte Vedra Beach Campus.
Whitehurst Students Take Stage for Holiday Concert
Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus students donned their holiday finery for the annual Holiday Concert, held Dec. 11-12 in McGehee Auditorium.
Murphy ’13 Medals Twice at World Championships
Bolles senior and U.S. National Team member Ryan Murphy brought home two medals from the FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships, held December 12-16 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Bolles Band Member Participates in TubaChristmas
Katie Wegrzyn '13, a senior in the Bolles Symphonic Band, participated this year in the annual TubaChristmas musical extravaganza held December 8 at The Jacksonville Landing.
Robotics Jousting Tourney Rocks Stands at Bartram Campus
Mrs. Gloria Wood’s Robotics Class transformed the Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus gymnasium into a rousing stadium setting for this year’s Robotics Jousting Tournament on December 12.
Students Receive Leadership Training at Diversity Workshop
Bolles students Caila Carter ’13 and Christen Carter ’15, along with faculty member Anna Jacobson, attended the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Student Diversity Leadership Conference in Houston.
Middle School Art Exhibit Brightens Murchison-Lane Gallery
Student artwork transformed Murchison-Lane Gallery at the Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus last week into a collage of rich color and texture.
Rogers to be Inducted into Gator Bowl Hall of Fame
Bolles Football Head Coach Charles “Corky” Rogers will be inducted into the Gator Bowl Hall of Fame, announced December 12.
Salvador ’86 Appointed to Fourth Judicial Circuit Court
Bolles alumna Tatiana Radi Salvador ’86 has been appointed to the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court.
Bolles Chorus Wins Bid for Disney Performance
The Bolles Chorus has been selected to perform in one of the Disney Candlelight Processional events at Epcot Center on December 11.
Happy St. Lucia!
Kindergarten students at the Ponte Vedra Beach Campus explored some of December’s lesser known holidays.
Freshman Focus Groups Help Orient Students to Bolles Experience
Senior leadership teams helped open freshman students’ eyes to the exciting opportunities awaiting them in the areas of academics, arts, community service, leadership, activities and sports at the Upper School San Jose Campus.
Theus ’12 Earns SEC All-Freshman Honors
Bolles alumnus John Theus ’12, a freshman on the University of Georgia football team, was voted to the Southeastern Conference Coaches’ All-Freshman Team.
Bolles Dance Teams Win Regionals
The Bolles middle and upper school dance teams had all the right moves during the recent American Championships Cheer & Dance Regional competition in St. Augustine.
Murphy ’13 Earns High Point Award at Nationals, Breaks Age Group Record
Bolles senior Ryan Murphy ’13 added to his impressive swimming accomplishments, tying for the High Point Award at the 2012 Winter National Championships held November 29 – December 1 at the University of Texas, Austin.
Russian Pianist Visits Ponte Vedra Campus
Students at the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Campus got a lesson in geography, history and music during an early December performance by Russian-born pianist, Yana Weaver.
Two Bolles Band Members Selected to Tri-State Honor Band
Senior clarinetist Dani Zentz and junior flautist Katie Greene were selected to participate in the 32nd annual Tri-State Honor Band Festival.
Video Technology Upgrade Strengthens Learning Experience at Bolles
A generous gift of $150,000 from the Zimmerman Family Foundation will allow Bolles to upgrade the technology necessary to provide stronger and more comprehensive usage of video conferencing technology.
Bolles Football Advances to 14th State Title Game
The Bolles football team defeated Yulee High School 45-35 in a Class 4A semifinal game and advances to the state final for the 14th time in program history.
Bolles Students to Attend Diversity Conference
Bolles students Caila Carter ’13 and Christen Carter ’15, along with faculty member Anna Jacobson, will be attending the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Student Diversity Leadership Conference in Houston December 6-8.
Fritton Performing in Forbidden Broadway
Michael Fritton, theater director for the Bartram and Whitehurst Campuses, will be performing at Theatre Jacksonville in a show entitled Forbidden Broadway.
Neidigh ’13 Named All-Star Athlete by Channel 4
Ashley Neidigh ’13 has been named a VyStar Credit Union All-Star Athlete by local station WJXT Channel 4.
Bolles Parent to Lead Florida’s Safe Sport Efforts
Susan Talwar, a Bolles parent and active swimming official, has been named Chairwoman of USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program in Florida.
Cross Country Girls Share Story on Live Radio Show
For the second time in a year and fresh off their recent 2012 Class 2A state championship, representatives from the Bolles girls’ cross country team shared their success story on a live radio show from a makeshift studio in Bolles Alumni Hall.
Faculty Participate in iPad Workshop
During a professional day on October 19, several middle school faculty members met to learn about the functionality of the new iPad tablet.
Last Second Score Moves Football into State Semifinals
Bolles senior running back Arterrious Mitchell took a pass from classmate Colby Peters 28 yards to score the game winning touchdown with just over 13 seconds left in the Bulldogs 31-24 victory over previously undefeated South Sumter.
Successful Season for Bolles Divers
The Bolles diving team, coached by head diving coach Katie Adams, posted successful results in the 2012 season.
Bolles to Host “Sounds of the Season” Concert
The Bolles School Bartram Campus will host a free holiday concert for the community on Saturday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Three Bolles Dance Team Members in Macy’s Parade
Ellie Boline, Margaret Willetts, and Holly Cummins of the Bolles Dance Team were selected as dancers for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Girls’ Cross Country Wins Program’s Seventh State Title
The Bolles girls’ cross country team won the Class 2A state championship in dominating fashion on November 17.
Football Advances to Region Final
The Bolles football team defeated visiting Mount Dora 38-13 in a Region 2-4A semifinal on November 16.
Bolles Honors Military Veterans
The Bolles School commemorated Veterans Day on November 8 at the Middle School Bartram Campus and November 12 on the Upper School San Jose Campus.
College Athletic Commitments at Bolles- November 15
Family, friends, classmates, coaches, and faculty filled the Davis Gymnasium on November 15 as fifteen Bolles student-athletes committed to a particular college or university to continue their athletic and academic careers.
Band Members Present Instrumental Music Recital
An instrumental music recital was performed by members of the Bolles middle and upper school band program on November 6.
Norton ’90 Educates Bolles Students on Important Issues
Duval County Circuit Court Judge Virginia Norton, a 1990 graduate of Bolles, visited the San Jose Campus on October 26 for an informative convocation with junior and seniors.
Girls Win, Boys Third at Region Cross Country Meet
The Bolles girls won the Region 1-2A cross country championship meet, held November 10 in Tallahassee.
Upper School Presents The Man Who Came to Dinner
The Bolles Fine and Performing Arts Department presents The Man Who Came to Dinner on November 15,16,17.
Swimming Sets National Records While Continuing State Streak
The Bolles boys’ and girls’ swimming and diving teams dominated the competition at the 2012 Class 1A state meet in Orlando on November 10.
College Athletic Commitments at Bolles- November 15
Fifteen Bolles student-athletes will be honored on Thursday, November 15, for committing to a particular college or university to continue their athletic and academic careers.
Bolles Increases “Green” Efforts
Recycling and eco-friendly practices have long been in place at The Bolles School, but new initiatives will help the school increase its efforts to be “green”.
2012-13 Upper School First Quarter Honors
Congratulations to the following upper school students for earning first and second honors in the first quarter of the 2012-13 academic year.
Varsity Football Clinches District Title
The Bolles varsity football team clinched the District 3-4A title with a 44-20 win over Jackson on November 2.
C.H.A.M.P.S. Club Visits Humane Society
Members of the C.H.A.M.P.S club visited the Jacksonville Humane Society on October 24.
Middle School Football Wins Conference
The Bolles middle school football team won the Independent Middle School Conference for the second year in a row.
Bolles Turns Election into Learning Opportunities
With the Presidential election taking place in 2012, every campus of The Bolles School took the opportunity to use the topic as a learning experience.
Boys’ Golf Places Fifth at State
The Bolles boys’ golf team, 2011 state champions, placed fifth at the 2012 Class 1A State Tournament on October 30-31.
Girls’ Cross Country Wins Fifth Straight District Title
The Bolles girls’ cross country team won the program’s fifth straight district title on October 31 and the boys placed third.
Volleyball Advances to Region Semifinals
The Bolles volleyball team defeated host Fernandina Beach in the 4A-Region 1 quarterfinals on October 30.
Upper School Students Host Carnival for Local Children
Bolles students hosted a Halloween Carnival for children from the Sable Palms community and Florence N. Davis Center on October 30.
Students Participate in Costume Parades and Contests
Bolles lower and middle school students enjoyed dressing in costume on October 31, participating in parades, contests, and enjoying special treats.
Four Students Volunteer at Autism Awareness Festival
Four Bolles juniors, all members of the football team, volunteered at a Fall Family Festival to promote autism awareness.
Upper School Students Celebrate Hispanic Week
Upper School students celebrated Hispanic Week October 15-18.
Bolles Students Help Tutor Area Students
Several Bolles upper school students are participating in an online tutoring program, assisting area students in need of academic help.
Whitehurst Second Grade Play
Students in the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus second grade presented Habitats and Camouflage: Now You See Me, Now You Don’t on October 24 in McGehee Auditorium.
First Quarter Upper School President’s List
During the upper school Honors Convocation on October 24, Head of School Brian Johnson announced the President’s List honorees for the first quarter.
Students Investigate ‘Eco-Friendly’ Products through Composting
Students in Brad Bullington ’02, Jennifer Marees ’05, and Dr. Brett Moyer’s upper school Biology classes are conducting an investigation of various products that tout being environmentally friendly.
Bolles Continues to Contribute Empty Bowls
For over fifteen years, Bolles students have created ceramic bowls in Jim Smith’s art classes and contributed them to the Empty Bowls Luncheon to benefit Second Harvest North Florida.
Boys’ Golf Advances to State for Fifth Straight Year
The defending state champion Bolles boys’ golf team will return to the state tournament for the fifth year consecutive year after winning the Region 2-1A Tournament.
Second Art Exhibit Opening Held
The opening reception of the second art exhibit of the 2012-13 school year was held in Gooding Gallery on October 18.
Fine Arts World Tour Brings Alpine Music to Lower Schools
The lower school Fine Arts World Tour continued to bring music and culture from around the globe to students in October.
Bolles Celebrates a Magical Homecoming in 2012
With a Disney theme, Bolles celebrated a magical and spirited Homecoming in 2012 during the week of October 8-12.
Ninety-two Bolles Students Earn 2012 AP Scholar Awards
Ninety-two current and former students earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the 2012 AP Exams.
Boys Win, Girls Second at District Golf
The Bolles boys’ golf team placed first and the girls placed second at their respective District 6-1A tournaments.
Zentz Plays Amelia Island Jazz Festival
Don Zentz, the director of fine and performing arts at Bolles, performed at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival.
Three Students Collect $6,000 for Charity at Birthday Party
Three Bolles middle school students held a joint birthday on September 29, inviting their seventh grade classmates and asking for donations instead of gifts.
Alumni Sisters Making Big Impact on College Volleyball Team
Bolles alumni Kay ’09, Lydia ’10, and Hannah ’12 Schellenberg may lead the Belmont Abbey team to the program’s best season in history.
Bolles Featured Live on Action News’ Morning Show
Bolles starred as Action News Jacksonville’s “Cool School” this week, featured in live appearances throughout the morning news on FOX 30.
Chinese Club Coordinates with Alumnus to Contribute to Legal Clinic
In coordination with Bolles alumnus Peter Sack ’07, the 2011-12 Bolles Chinese Club contributed $500 to a legal clinic in China.
Bolles Takes AIM with Lower School Language Curriculum
The Bolles School is implementing an enhancement to the lower school language curriculum, using the Accelerated Integrated Methodology (AIM) to produce results similar to language immersion programs.
Soud Authors Planning Guide for AP Teachers
Bolles upper school Spanish teacher Cathy Soud recently authored the AP Spanish Language and Culture Course Planning and Pacing Guide 2, published by the College Board.
Bolles Swimmers Break Long-standing National Records
Bolles swimmers broke two long-standing high school national records at the FSPA Invitational on October 6 in Orlando.
Bolles Students Assist Attorney General’s Office with Cyber Safety
The Bolles School is assisting an initiative of the Florida Office of the Attorney General to promote cyber safety.
Whitehurst Kindergarten Students Visited by JFRD
Whitehurst Campus kindergarten students received a special visit from Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department personnel on September 27.
Peacock ’13 Shares Japanese Exchange Experience
Bolles senior Jenny Peacock traveled to Japan June 9-July 7, 2012, as a participant in the school’s exchange program with Tamagawa Gakuen in Tokyo.
Middle School to Present Cinderella
The Middle School Bartram Campus will present the musical Cinderella in Parker Auditorium in March.
Clifton Performs in Concert with JSO Principal Clarinetist
Bolles Fine Arts faculty member Rachel Clifton presented a recital with clarinetist Peter Wright on September 23 in the Concerts for a Cause recital series in Fernandina Beach.
Murphy ’13 and Condorelli ’13 Named to National Teams
Bolles senior swimmers Ryan Murphy and Santo Condorelli were both officially named to 2012-13 USA Swimming National Teams, announced September 1.
Thirteen Bolles Students Earn Recognition for PSAT Results
Thirteen Bolles seniors were honored for their success on the PSAT, taken during their junior year.
Dance Program Hosts First Guest Artist of 2012-13
Throughout the school year, the Bolles dance program hosts guest artists.
Jacksonville Hosts National College Fair
The Jacksonville National College Fair will be held at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center on Saturday, October 13.
Bolles Swimming Dual Meets Broadcast Live
The Bolles swimming dual meets on September 28 and 29 will be broadcast live on the Florida Swim Network.
Upper School Holds Club Day
The annual Upper School Club Day was held September 28 on the San Jose Campus.
Smith Hosts Discussion at MOCA
Upper school art teacher Jim Smith will host an in-depth discussion on Thursday, September 27, about “ReFocus: Art of the 1980s”, an exhibit running at the Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art.
PVB Students Enjoy Spanish Music and Dance
The 2012-13 Fine Arts World Tour began September 18 in the brand new Ponte Vedra Hall with a Spanish music performance by James and Sylvia Kalal.
Bolles Prepares for 2012 Homecoming
Bolles will host the 2012 Homecoming activities October 8-12, culminating with the varsity football game versus Baker County.
Whitehurst Fourth Grade Presents A Tale of Two Henrys
Students in the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus fourth grade presented I Think I Can: A Tale of Two Henrys and Their Railroads on September 25 in McGehee Auditorium.
Smith Juarez ’97 Focused on Education
Bolles alumna Ashley Smith Juarez ’97 has made education the focus of her career.
Bolles Adds Varsity Girls' Lacrosse
The Bolles School will field a varsity girls’ lacrosse team in the spring of 2013.
Demetree ’04 to Perform Jacksonville Concert
Bolles alumna Alexandra Demetree ’04, currently on an extensive radio tour, will return to Jacksonville for a September 29 concert at Maverick’s at the Landing Concert Hall.
2012-13 Opening Art Reception
The first art exhibit of the 2012-13 school year at Bolles included several pieces of upper school student art from the prior school year.
Three Bolles Alumni Intern with State Attorney
Three Bolles alumni interned with the State Attorney’s Office, Fourth Judicial Circuit, during the summer of 2012.
Silverstein ’10 Interns with British Parliament
Bolles alumnus Matthew Silverstein ’10 is interning in the House of Commons in the Houses of Parliament in London from September to mid-December 2012.
PVB Campus Enhanced by Ponte Vedra Hall
The newest addition to the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus is Ponte Vedra Hall. The facility brings much needed and enhanced space, allowing the campus to grow for students and families.
Baker ’14 Selected as Varsity It Girl
Bolles student Devin Baker ’14 has been selected for the national Varsity It Girl program.
Mendelson ’12 Places Ninth at Worlds
Recent Bolles graduate Jake Mendelson ’12 finished his high school rowing career with a top-ten finish at the World Junior Rowing Championships.
Bolles Offers Community Education
The Bolles School introduces a new community education program open to residents throughout the First Coast area.
iPads and Laptops Enhance Lower School Curriculum
Bolles continues to integrate current and relevant technology at each level of the school to enhance the curriculum.
Boys’ Swimming Wins Sixth National Title
The Bolles boys’ swimming team was named the 2011-12 National High School Team Champions by Swimming World magazine.
August 31 Football Broadcast Tape Delayed
The broadcast of the Bolles football game at Bayside on August 31 will be tape delayed, airing after the conclusion of the Jacksonville Suns broadcast.
WEB Program Helps Students Belong
The WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) program helps new students feel welcomed and all students to have a sense of belonging.
Bolles Continues to Enhance Safety
Amid the myriad of improvements to Bolles facilities this summer, you may have missed the attention the school has given to safety and security issues.
Back to School at Bolles
Students returned to all four Bolles campuses on Tuesday, August 21.
Class of 2013 Senior Breakfast
The Class of 2013 kicked-off their final year at Bolles with the traditional Senior Breakfast, hosted at the Hakimian family’s home on the first day of classes.
Rosenbladt Works for NBC during Olympics
Oli Rosenbaldt provided important assistance to NBC’s online and social media coverage during the Games.
Bolles Swimming Adds to Olympic Tradition in 2012
Bolles Swimming continued its strong presence at the Olympic Games in 2012.
Love ’16 in Babe Ruth World Series
Michael Love ’16 helped the San Jose Athletic Association 14U baseball team advance to the Babe Ruth League 14U World Series.
Three Girls’ Soccer Players Named All-State
Brooke O’Hare ’12, Katie Prusiecki ’12, and Rachel Sorrells ’12 were named to the 2012 Class 2A Girls’ Soccer All-State Team, announced in late June by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association.
Smith Selected for Folio Weekly Art Exhibit
An exhibition jury selected Bolles upper school art teacher Jim Smith for the Folio Weekly Invitational Artist Exhibition at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.
Bolles Represented Well at USTA Summer Sectional
Several Bolles students performed well at the 2012 USTA Florida Jr. Team Tennis Summer Championships, held July 27-29 at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach.
Ganger-Smith Named 2A Coach of the Year
Bolles Tennis Director Tina Ganger-Smith was named Girls’ Tennis Coach-of-the-Year.
Wood Attends Robotics Academy
Middle school Technology Integrator and Computers Teacher Gloria Wood attended the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy in July.
Bolles Cheerleaders Earn Top Honors at UCA Camp
The Bolles varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders earned top honors at the Universal Cheerleader Association’s camp in July.
Bolles Hosts Global Online Workshop
Bolles hosted an online seminar and two workshops July 18-19 as language teachers learned about utilizing the latest in online technology.
Scribner ’70 to Host Painting Workshop in Jacksonville
Bolles alumnus George Scribner ’70 will host an oil painting workshop at the Jacksonville Art Institute August 24-26, as well as a Q&A session at Underbelly’s on August 25.
Blum ’07 to Play in 2013 Maccabiah Games
Bolles alumna Rachel Blum ’07 qualified to participate in the 2013 Maccabiah Games.
Murphy ’13 on Good Morning Jacksonville
Ryan Murphy ’13 will appear on Good Morning Jacksonville as a guest analyst for the Olympic swimming coverage.
Crouch ’12 Wins JAGA Tournament
Bolles alumnus A.J. Crouch ’12 dominated the 2012 Jacksonville Area Golf Association Amateur Championship.
Rippel Makes Theatre Jacksonville Directing Debut
Laura Rippel, director of the Bolles Theatre Program, will make her Theatre Jacksonville directorial debut.
Taylor ’12 Places Second at Rowing Nationals
The Jacksonville Youth Rowing Club entry of Matt Taylor ’12 and Drew Miller placed second in the Boys U-19 Pair competition.
Bolles Ranks 18th in National MaxPreps Cup
The Bolles School ranked 18th in the nation in the inaugural MaxPreps Cup, recognizing the top athletic programs in the country in 2011-12.
Dance Teams Earn Honors at UDA Camp
The middle school cheer-dance teamand the varsity dance team earned honors at the Universal Dance Association Camp in July.
Neidigh ’11 Organizes Support for Injured Former Coach
Lauren Neidigh ’11 is leading an effort of support for former Bolles swim coach Clare Blackwell.
Rogers Feature in July Times-Union Article
Bolles Head Football Coach Corky Rogers was featured in a July 18 article in the Florida Times-Union.
Football Players and Faculty Help Raise $22,000
Several members of the Bolles football team played a big role in helping with a charity garage sale to assist with the needs of a recently paralyzed young man.
Schooling ’14 Featured in Times-Union Article
Bolles swimmer Joseph Schooling ’14 was featured in a July 14 Florida Times-Union article.
Adebiyi ’01 Featured in New York Times Article
Seun Adebiyi ’01 was featured in a May 11 article in the New York Times.
Rogers Honored by City Council
Corky Rogers was honored on June 12 by the Jacksonville City Council for his success.
PVB Fourth Grade Visits State Capitol
In late May, fourth grade students on the Ponte Vedra Beach Campus traveled to Tallahassee to complete their year-long study of Florida history.
Hurst ’12 Signs with Pirates
Hayden Hurst '12 is signing a professional baseball contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Bolles Swimming in the 2012 Olympics
The Bolles swimming program continues its Olympic presence in 2012.
Mancosh Recognized for Foster Care Efforts
Middle school science teacher Don Mancosh and his wife Mary Jo have been recognized by the Florida State Foster and Adoptive Parent Association with one of six Caring Hearts Awards.
Trevett ’05 Named Girls’ Golf Head Coach at Bolles
Bolles alumnus Brett Trevett ’05 has been named head coach of the Bolles girls’ golf team.
Bolles Makes a Splash at Olympic Trials
An impressive number of swimmers with Bolles ties competed at the United States Olympic Trials.
Mendelson ’12 Earns Spot on USA Junior National Rowing Team
Jake Mendelson ’12 has earned a spot on the 2012 USA Junior Men’s National Rowing team.
Singapore School Official Visits Bolles
Bolles Math Curriculum Specialist Sarah Schaefer hosted an official from a school in Singapore.
Life Management Classes Learn about DUI Dangers
Students in summer Life Management classes at Bolles received strong reinforcement of the dangers of DUI.
Brian Duncan Named Head Lacrosse Coach at Bolles
Brian Duncan has been named head coach of the Bolles varsity lacrosse team and director of lacrosse programs.
Murphy ’13 Advances to 100 Back Final
Ryan Murphy ’13 advanced to the 100 meter backstroke final at the United States Olympic Swimming Trials.
Bolles Earns 24 Spring All-First Coast Honors
Bolles earned a total of 24 Spring All-First Coast honors from the Florida Times-Union.
2011-12 Fourth Quarter Honors- Upper School
Congratulations to the following upper school students for earning first and second honors in the fourth quarter of the 2011-12 academic year.
2011-12 Fourth Quarter Honors- Middle School
Congratulations to the following middle school students for earning first and second honors in the fourth quarter of the 2011-12 academic year.
Operations Move Further Improves Physical Plant
A significant alteration to the Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus took place during the 2011-12 school year.
Swimmers Look to Continue Olympic Legacy
Several swimmers or coaches with Bolles ties look to continue the School’s incredible legacy at the Olympic Games in 2012.
Two Bolles Students Selected in MLB Draft
Hayden Hurst ’12 and D.J. Stewart ’12 were selected in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft.
Pogrebniak ’10 Received Princeton’s Shapiro Prize in 2011
Katherine Pogrebniak, Co-Valedictorian of the Class of 2010, received Princeton University’s Shapiro Prize.
Bolles Wins 17th FHSAA All-Sports Award
Bolles swept the Class 4A Private School classification in the final 2011-12 Sunshine Cup All-Sports Awards point standings.
Eighth Grade Business Project Honors Soud ’16
The eighth grade donated $2,780 to Wolfson Children’s Hospital in memory of classmate Jonathan Soud.
Schooling ’14 Named Sportsman of the Year
Joseph Schooling ’14 became the youngest ever to be named Singapore’s Sportsman of the Year.
Whitehurst Fourth Grade Hosts 2012 Florida Day
Fourth grade students on the Whitehurst Campus hosted the annual Florida Day on May 18.
Middle School Chorus Spring Highlights
Middle school singers were involved in numerous musical activities throughout the second semester.
Longtime Employee Earns Citizenship
Miriam Martinez, an employee of Aramark that has worked on the San Jose Campus for nearly two decades, became a United States citizen on April 13.
Lower School Students Excel in Math Olympiad
Lower school students excelled in the 2011-12 Math Olympiad.
Graduation Live Streaming
The 2012 Bolles Graduation will be streamed live on the internet.
Students Provide Art Cart for Children’s Hospital
Bolles students contributed a Rolling Artwork Library Cart to Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
2012 Parent Association Spring Meeting and Luncheon
The annual Parent Association Spring Meeting was held on May 15.
Tyler Uses Snake to Teach about Overcoming Fear
Melissa Tyler used a snake to teach students about Systematic Desensitization.
Middle School Student Donates Birthday to 100 Homes Jax
A middle school student at Bolles turned his 13th birthday into an opportunity to help those in need.
Smith ’88 Featured on Jamie Oliver Web Site
Bolles alumnus Jamie Smith ’88 was featured in an article on celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s web site in April.
Phoenix Society 2012 Inductees
Twenty-three students were inducted into the Phoenix Society on May 10.
Dominguez-Gonzalez ’14 a Winner in Southern Art Contest
Carla Dominguez-Gonzalez '14 was selected as one of 12 winners in the Southern Teachers Agency’s Student Art Contest.
Upper School French Students Visit Lower School
Upper school students visited with a French class on the Whitehurst Campus in April.
C.H.A.M.P.S. Club Visits Taylor Home
Members of the Whitehurst Campus C.H.A.M.P.S. club visited Taylor Home senior residences on two occasions in April.
Bolles Buddies Participate in The Walking Tree
Members of the Bolles Buddies club participated in The Walking Tree on April 21.
Hui ’14 Excels in Local Piano Competitions
Grace Hui ’14 is an accomplished piano player who has achieved excellent results at several competitions.
English Classes Celebrate Poetry Month
In honor of National Poetry Month in April, upper school English classes participated in a variety of poetry related activities.
Middle School Focuses on Environment
Students on the Bartram Campus held environmental issues in particular focus in April.
Pen Pals Meet
Second grade students from the Whitehurst and Ponte Vedra Beach Campuses met with their upper school “pen pals” on May 4.
Whitehurst Pre-K Presents The Jungles of PreKania
The Whitehurst Campus Pre-Kindergarten presented The Jungles of PreKania on May 2.
2012 Tuition Drawing
The 16th annual Bolles Tuition Drawing was held on April 19.
Herman ’12 Wins Gold at International Science Fair
Lily Herman ’12 won a gold medal and $1,000 at the International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Project Olympiad.
Bartram Campus Shakespeare Day
The English department and eighth grade class on the Bartram Campus held the annual Shakespeare Day on May 4.
Whitehurst Campus First Grade Poetry Recital
Whitehurst Campus first grade students presented the annual poetry recital on May 4.
Bolles Provides Unique Experience with Chinese Program
Bolles has established itself as a leader both locally and statewide in the study of Chinese language and culture.
Music Commissioned in Memory of Soud ’16
The Middle School Band commissioned a new work of music in memory of Jonathan Soud ’16.
College Athletic Commitment at Bolles, May 4
Four Bolles student-athletes were honored on Friday, May 4.
Two More Students Named National Merit Scholars
Two additional Bolles seniors have been awarded scholarships in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship program.
College Commitments at Bolles, May 2
Several Bolles student-athletes were honored on Wednesday, May 2.
Crew Competes Well at State
The Bolles Crew finished off a strong season with good racing at the state rowing championships.
Rowing Shell Dedicated to Kittinger ’46
The Bolles Crew dedicated a new Vespoli eight-person rowing shell to Colonel Joseph W. Kittinger ’46.
PVB Fifth Grade Holds Second Annual Storytelling Contest
The fifth grade on the Ponte Vedra Beach Campus held the second-annual Storytelling Contest.
Annual Whitehurst Kindergarten Bike Parade
Kindergarten students on the Whitehurst Campus participated in the annual bike parade.
Reiman’s Two State Titles Highlight Class 2A Meet for Bolles
The track and field teams competed in the state meet on April 28.
Baseball Earns Playoff Berth
The varsity baseball team earned a berth in the postseason.
Smith Piece to Appear in Sculpture Magazine
Art teacher Jim Smith will have one of his pieces featured in Sculpture magazine.
Upper School Students Help a Dream Come True
The upper school Dreams Come True club hosted a party for a special child on April 26.
Lower School Students Participate in Earth Day Projects
Lower school students on the Whitehurst and Ponte Vedra Beach Campuses participated in science-based Earth Day projects in April.
Bolles Students Help Commemorate Arrival of French
Students in Chris Head’s French classes will help commemorate the 450th anniversary of Jean Ribault and the French Huguenots’ arrival in Fort Caroline.
Lacrosse Advances to Second Round
The varsity lacrosse team advanced to the second round of the state playoffs.
Bolles Summer is In!
Visit the Bolles Summer web page to register!
Upper School Spring Pep Rally
Upper school students and faculty gathered in the Davis Gym on April 20 for the Spring Sports Pep Rally.
Saluting the Ottenstroer Family
A special reception was held in the Stein Courtyard of Bolles Hall on April 11.
McCall ’12 Receives Young Ambassador Award
Senior Aubrey McCall was awarded the Custom Saddlery Young Ambassador Award during the Gold Coast Dressage Finale I.
Undefeated Season for Middle School Baseball
The middle school baseball team finished the season with a perfect 22-0 record and the 2012 conference championship title.
Bolles Weightlifters Compete at State
Members of the Bolles weightlifting team competed at the Class 1A State Championship.
Mentors Help Prepare Students for Middle School
The Mentor program selects and trains students in the junior class to serve as mentors to the fifth grade students.
Schooling ’14 a Finalist for Sportsman of the Year
Sophomore Joseph Schooling is the leading candidate to be named his country’s Sportsman of the Year.
Annual Senior Cookout
Bolles seniors enjoyed the annual Senior Cookout lunch on April 13.
Softball Wins Fifth Consecutive District Title
The softball team defeated Episcopal 5-4 in the District 3-4A Final on April 19.
Track and Field Sweeps Region
The boys’ and girls’ track and field teams swept the Region 1-2A meet for the first time in program history.
Whitehurst Kindergarten Presents We’re the Ants and We’re Learning Every Day
Students in the Whitehurst Campus kindergarten presented We’re the Ants and We’re Learning Every Day on April 18.