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March 2016

Faculty Spotlight

FPDS Alumnae
First Presbyterian Day School faculty and staff who are alumnae of First Presbyterian Day School are, from left, Jennifer Morgan, kindergarten; Emily Oswalt, director of instruction and curriculum, grades third through sixth; Gigi O’Neal, second grade; Meredith Johnson, director of marketing and communications; Ann Claridge Chestnut, FPDS nursery; Joanna Hopkins, first grade; Emily Porter, support services; and Leigh Anne Moore, sixth grade.  Not pictured: Janie Hatcliff, Spanish

Alumni Spotlight

Grace Gebhart, a junior at Jackson Academy, is a 2011 graduate of First Presbyterian Day School.  Earlier this year, Grace held the lead role of Little Red Riding Hood in Jackson Academy Performing Arts’ production of Into the Woods. She has previously held major roles in their productions as Aunt Em in The Wizard of Oz, Mrs. Soames in Our Town, and Marta VonTrapp in The Sound of Music.
Jeremy Morgan was recently named Youth Conservationist of the Year by the Mississippi Wildlife Federation and was recognized at its 56th Annual Conservation Achievement Awards Program. A 2009 graduate of FPDS, Jeremy is a freshman at the University of Mississippi.
Claiborne Perry

Featured Students

Third grader Claiborne Perry participated in the 2016 Dixie National Livestock Show Junior Round Up, placing first in his age group for Beef Showmanship.
Maddie Lewis
Fifth grader Maddie Lewis was named Reserve Champion in the 2016 Hinds County 4-H Livestock Show in the Crossbred Market Hog category.

Missing Yearbooks

The FPDS Library is missing yearbooks from the years 1981 and 1983. If you have one or both of those years and would be willing to donate them, please contact
Day School Dash

Please join us for the Third Annual Day School Dash! Run or walk in this family-friendly event. Register by Thursday, March 17:
Fees (including t-shirts) are $25 for the 5K and $15 for both One Mile Fun Runs.

Race Day Schedule:
  • 5K Run – 8:30 a.m.
  • 1 Mile Fun Run (second grade and younger) – 9:45 a.m.
  • 1 Mile Fun Run (third grade and up) – 10:15 a.m.
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