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February Head of School Update and Hurricane Watch Newsletter

Greetings, First Baptist Community!

As we enter the shortest month of the year, we have so many exciting things going on between both campuses. We also have a number of important events that we are preparing for as a school. We are hosting our 10th Biennial Live & Silent Auction on March 5th at 6:15 PM at the Marriott Charleston on Lockwood Drive. Click here for additional information.

On a more reverent note, for those of you who may not have known, Dr. Art Earp, Headmaster of First Baptist School for over 30 years, passed away on February 1st. Although I did not have the pleasure of knowing Dr. Earp, I do have the privilege of serving so many of you who knew him and were blessed by his service to the First Baptist Community. Please keep Dr. Earp’s family in your prayers as they navigate the coming days and months ahead. I think we can all agree that Dr. Earp’s impact on our school is one that will be long standing for generations to come.

If you were unable to join us, we had a great time on Folly Beach for the PTO’s Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, January 22nd. PTO raised approximately $5,000 that will go toward furnishing the new Downtown Campus classrooms. In addition to Mrs. Brooks and Mr. McCombs, we had a number of students and parents who took the plunge into the chilly waters of the Atlantic. Thank you to all of you who contributed and/or participated. It was a great time.

Our Downtown Campus is doing an excellent job of surviving and thriving during the January spike of Covid. We had a number of students, families, and staff who were affected by the spike, and we are grateful for everyone coming together to ensure that we were able to remain in-person. Our faculty, staff, students, and families are simply the best. Our teachers are doing exceptionally well creating engaging lessons, activities, and assessments for our students.

The James Island Campus continues to thrive in light of January’s Covid spike. We are hosting a meeting to discuss our Dual Credit course offerings for the fall on Tuesday, February 8th. I mentioned in January’s newsletter that we are excited to announce that the Fine Arts Department will be presenting The Wizard of Oz Thursday, March 17th at 6 pm on the James Island Aux Gym Stage, so save the date! Our student-athletes are remaining competitive in basketball as the season progresses. You may have been able to our Varsity Boys in during the live broadcast on February 3rd. We are very proud of all of our students!

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 February 2022 Hurricane Watch Newsletter here!

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