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March Head of School Update and Hurricane Watch Newsletter

Greetings, First Baptist Community!

We hosted our 10th Biennial Live & Silent Auction on March 5th, and it was a huge success! Thank you to all of you who participated either as a donor or guest to the auction. We greatly appreciate your investment in our school and our students.

PTO is leading the way with various school beautification projects on both campuses. We are excited to see the results and appreciate all of the support for these causes. Downtown, PTO is working on reimagining the old senior garden as well as other projects that will help our Downtown campus shine. On James Island, we are working to add a school sign at the campus entrance from George Griffith Boulevard. Additionally, we are adding a row of alternating purple and white crape myrtle trees from the gate to the academic building which we are calling Legacy Lane. Each tree is being donated in honor or memory of someone who has or will leave a legacy at FBS for the cost of $115 each. Each honoree will be recognized by a plaque at the base of the tree. Please consider honoring someone special for this unique project. You can contribute to both of these projects by going to and select the correct designation drop-down box for either James Island Campus Sign or Legacy Lane Tree Donation.

Our Downtown Campus is extremely busy with learning and activities. Congratulations to our Lower and Middle School team who raised $10,0004.63 for the Heart Challenge 2022! Great work, team! As another service opportunity, our first graders are hosting a Walk for Water Team as part of the first-grade service-learning project. We hope you are able to join our team and support this extremely important cause. Check out this link for more details. In addition to service our students like to learn and have fun. To celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, FBS had a special guest on campus, The Cat in the Hat, who read to our Lower School classes. As a note of thanks, we are extremely grateful for each of our Lower School classes who collaborated to create the classroom baskets for our auction. Each of them was fantastic! Excitement is building as the construction continues Downtown and we inch closer to the anticipated completion date. We are working diligently to finalize and secure all of the needed items so that we can have a smooth transition into the building over the summer.

The James Island Campus is bustling with activity, both locally and abroad. Our Student Government Association leaders are currently at Myrtle Beach for the 2022 SCISA SGA State Convention. We also have a group of students traveling to Italy with ACIS Educational Tours who are learning more about the historical and cultural implications that we attribute to Italy. We look forward to hearing more about how our students are leading, learning, and serving. Our Fine Arts Department has been working hard on their production of The Wizard of Oz which will be presented on Thursday, March 17th at 6 pm on the James Island Aux Gym Stage. On the athletics front, we are very proud of our student-athletes and coaches for their basketball season. Our Varsity Girls, led by Head Coach Singleton, and Varsity Boys, led by Head Coach Saunders, earned their way to play in the state championship. Although they did not win first place, we are incredibly proud of their hard work and accomplishments. Our very own Coach Saunders was selected as the SCISA Coach of the Year! Please join me in congratulating both of our teams and coaches.

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 March issue of the Hurricane Watch newsletter here!


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