April Head of School Update & Hurricane Watch Newsletter


Greetings, First Baptist Community!


As we approach this sacred season of Easter, let us shift our gaze to Luke 24, verses 1-7 where Luke articulates the climax of Jesus’ work on Earth and details His plan to fulfill His divine plan,


“On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright, the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified, and on the third day be raised again.’


Let us rejoice in knowing that He was not in the tomb on that day; He has risen! I pray that each of you and your families has a blessed Easter season.


We have so many great things happening on both of our campuses. April 11th-April 14th is Teacher Appreciation Week, help us make our teachers feel appreciated either through words or gestures. We are grateful to the PTO for leading this charge and doing great things for teachers during this week. It is also a great time to send a note to your child’s teacher to let them know you appreciate what they do, day in and day out, for our students. We have the finest teachers around and we are grateful for their contribution to our FBS community.


Our Downtown Campus is working hard with lots of rich learning experiences happening as we are unbelievably on the home stretch to the end of this academic year. We have field trips planned, end-of-year celebrations, as well as presentations and recognitions. On April 8th, our 6th graders are going on a Capers Island field trip. April 11th-April 14th will also be standardized testing for our Downtown Campus. Standardized testing helps us know how we are doing as a school in meeting the educational needs of our students. The National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be April 14th at 8:30 am in the sanctuary downtown. Students who meet eligibility requirements will be inducted will receive information from FBS. The new building is nearing completion, if you haven’t been to the Downtown Campus in a while, stop by and see how far we have come.

The James Island Campus continues to be a hub of learning and activity. Our athletics department continues to remain competitive in track and field, soccer, and baseball. This year’s prom was a success and was held at Charles Towne Landing in Founders Hall. Thank you to Ms. Schmidt and all who were involved in planning and accomplishing this hallmark event. Our Junior Ring Ceremony will be held on April 20th for juniors and their families. We will hold our Student Government Association elections on April 27th. Looking ahead, we will host the Dance Showcase on May 1st from 4:00-5:00 pm in the Aux Gym on James Island. We will also host the Spring Choral Concert on May 10th from 6:30-7:30 pm in the church sanctuary downtown. The National Honor Society Induction will be held in May 3rd at 6:00 pm downtown in the sanctuary. Invitations will be sent to students who meet eligibility requirements.


We invite you to stay up-to-date with current events by following First Baptist School’s social media and our school webpage. #WeAreFB


Be Blessed!

Dr. Justin Mitchell, Head of School



Check out the April Hurricane Watch newsletter here!