Head of School Chris Schuck addressed a group of students and faculty on Friday, April 26th, announcing plans for a major environmental investment in the Middle School campus.
The presentation that accompanied this speech can be found below.
His remarks as follow:
When we met way back in September, the Board of Trustees and senior leadership identified some key, long rang goals for the school. All touched on the theme of…
Plum Wins Spot On National Team
Video of national coach interview below.
Torrey Coach Terri Bamford said Plum is only the second Country Day player ever to compete successfully for the national team, which, she said, is considered a precursor to competing for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Candice Wiggins, now a WNBA player, also played for the U19 team.
USA Basketball announced Plum's selection in this team press release:
Headlined by three returning members of the gold-medal winning 2011…Continue
Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on May 20, 2013 at 11:47am
It's that time of year - planning summer activities, vacations, relaxation...and summer reading! Summer reading lists for all divisions (and parents!) are now available and linked to the LJCDS Library Reading page. When you are ready to purchase your summer reading books, please head over to your local Barnes & Noble/Bookstar store or their website and use our Parents Association book fair ID number 1105426. All book purchases between May 17 to May 27 in stores and online between May 17 and June 6 will benefit our school. Area stores have our lists in hand!…
Posted by Michelle Ohnstad on May 3, 2013 at 9:49am
Preparing For Playoffs With A Win
Report filed by Coach John Edman.
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UPPER SCHOOL -- In our final game of the regular season, the Torreys faced a very solid Calvary Christian team whose pitching would get the Torreys ready for the upcoming playoffs nicely. Mrs. Nordenger organized a fantastic BBQ fundraiser during the game which raised $400 for Just in Time, a local foster care non-profit organization. As for the ballgame, Torrey pitching dominated as the trio of Dustin Hughes, Jackson Volle, and Chase Merryman limited the Lions to one hit and four total base-runners on the day. Fresh off of the injured reserve, Volle earned his third win of the year, striking…Continue
Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on May 20, 2013 at 7:15am
Middle School Athletic Awards
MIDDLE SCHOOL - Our Middle School Spring Awards were held today to recognize our Grades 7 & 8 athletes. Along with the recognized awards listed below, a special award given to Upper School student Stacey Shaken for Outstanding Coaching Award in appreciation of her dedication and enthusiasm in the 7/8 Cheer Program.
Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on May 18, 2013 at 10:42am
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MIDDLE SCHOOL -- Middle School math scholars scored a great result in a recent national math competition.
Pam Madigan, the Middle School Math Department Chair, reports that Country Day's Math team, which included select students from sixth through eight grades, were informed they had scored in the top 20 of all schools in the nation in the annual SIGMA competition.
Madigan explained SIGMA is a mathematics league that promotes problem solving through competition. It provides opportunities for students to apply their mathematical knowledge in new and different ways by solving non-routine problems.
Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on May 17, 2013 at 2:00pm
MIDDLE SCHOOL - Sixty-nine of the fifth graders recently learned that they would be published in the national anthology, A Celebration of Poets. This was a remarkable accomplishment, as noted by the editor's personal letter to the fifth grade:
"It is such a pleasure to read through so many excellent poems in one packet [of submissions from the entire grade]. Ordinarily, about half of the pomes sent in are rejected during our preliminary judging. However, from the packet you sent in, we had an extremely high percentage accepted. This is very unusual. We loved how the poems submitted were very original and shared how the students felt about themselves."
Each of the student's pieces went…Continue
Posted by Angela Lathem-Ballard on May 17, 2013 at 11:30am
Playing For A Cause
ALL SCHOOL -- Students and parents conducted the annual Mr. T's Tanzanian Open tennis tournament on Thursday and Friday to raise money for the tuition for two students who attend St. Jude's School in…Continue
Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on May 17, 2013 at 8:30am
Learning Down By The Sea
Report filed by ECC Teacher Anna Fennessey.
LOWER SCHOOL -- The Tiny Torreys made quite a splash as they studied the fascinating world of the ocean. From sticking their toes in the sand and collecting sea shells to exploring sea life and whale watching the children enjoyed exploring this magical undersea…Continue
Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on May 17, 2013 at 7:04am
LOWER SCHOOL - The Kindergarten classes vsited the Van Ommering Dairy Farm in Lakeside today and had an aMOOOzing time on the tour that included a hay ride tour that helped our students learn about how the cows are fed and taken care of, the different types of dairy cows, a visit in the barn, feeding area, cow corrals, hay storage, petting zoo visit, and activities area. A special tour treat was a cup of vanilla ice cream made from the milk from the Van Ommering Dairy.
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Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on May 16, 2013 at 2:30pm
Gods & Goddesses
submitted by Sally Krause
LOWER SCHOOL - The gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece returned to the Lower School Labyrinth today. The first graders recited memorized monologues and relevant messages to a large parent, grandparent, teacher, and friend audience. Beautiful and simple Greek costumes and props were made and donned. Apollo strummed his stringed lyre in accompaniment. The audience enjoyed learning more about Greek mythology, and the first graders loved performing for all.Continue
Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on May 16, 2013 at 12:43pm