SJCA enjoys smooth but wet first day of school

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Students and parents braved long lines and rains on the first day of school at St. John’s Christian Academy. DAN BROWN/INDEPENDENT


The first day of school went well for everyone at St. John’s Christian Academy.
“With the construction and all the rain I think everything went smoothly,” said SJCA Headmaster Eric Denton. “It was hectic, but smooth.”
Denton said St. John’s starts the school year early to avoid the Main Street chaos as neighbors Berkeley High School and Berkeley Elementary begin classes, which took place Monday.
“Traffic is bad enough on our first day of school, but especially with the construction of our new welcome center presenting unique parking challenges, it’s good that we do start a couple of days earlier than Berkeley,” he said.
Berkeley County Schools began the new school year on Monday.
SJCA is in the middle of building a welcome center, designed to be a new Main Street centerpiece for the private school. School officials broke ground in late July and construction workers wasted little time in getting the structure dried in.
“We experienced significant delays in getting started this summer because of the rain but once we were able to get started, we have progressed quickly,” Denton said.
Denton expects completion of the welcome center sometime in mid-October.

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