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Thoroughly Magnificent

MIDDLE SCHOOL - Rehearsals wrapped up today for the Middle School production. We hope you'll join us November 1 and 2 at 2:00 p.m. in the Four Flowers Theater for the Middle School Musical production of Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior. Millie Dillmount just moved to New York City in 1922 and is on the search for a new life. Filled with fun flappers, dashing leading men, and a villainess everyone will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is fun for the whole family. The show runs for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and seating is open. We hope to see you…

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Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on October 31, 2014 at 10:33pm

Halloween 2014

Halloween SPOOKtacular

ALL SCHOOL - The campus was buzzing with the sounds and sights of Halloween this morning.  The morning kicked off with the annual Lower School parade led by the MS Marching Band.  The parade route was lined with parents and students cheering on our parade participants.  The Upper School Band along with the Middle School Band, and Middle School Orchestra then invited the parade crowd to the Amphitheater for SPOOKtacular performances including a flying chandelier during the orchestra’s performance of “Phantom of the Opera.”  The Middle School milk break was the scene for a costume contest judged by MSAC representatives.  Another BOOOOOOOOOtiful day at Country Day.

Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on October 31, 2014 at 12:34pm

Athletics

TORREY ROCK CLIMBING TEAM PREPARES FOR SEASONAL COMPETITION

UPPER SCHOOL - The LJCDS rock climbing team is in final preparations for this season’s bouldering competition being held in our home gym, Mesa Rim, on November 15th. We had a record turn out this year with 20 Country Day students joining in only our second year ever as a school team. Grant R., Ben S,, Cheyenne W., Ellie F., Morgan H., Giana M. and Naia M. will be representing the Torreys in USA Climbing's ABS (American Bouldering Series) Local youth competition. This is a qualifying round where climbers earning sufficient points can move up to the Regional comps, and then on to Nationals. 

The team has been working out diligently to reach this milestone for Country Day athletics.…







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Posted by Todd Mitchell on October 31, 2014 at 8:30am

Arts

Special Art for a Special Day

LOWER SCHOOL - Congratulations to first grader, Justin, for having his art piece selected for the Lower School's Grandparents and Special Friends Day invitation.  Justin and our Lower School students worked with Ms. Rebek, LS Art Teacher, on pieces to show during the upcoming Lower School art show to be displayed during Grandparents and Special Friends Day on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.  

submitted by: Kathy Woods, Director of Alumni Relations and Barbara Weinstein, Director of Visual & Performing Arts

Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on October 29, 2014 at 12:32pm

Country Day Alumni

Torrey Alum Earns Ivy Honor

Report filed by Athletic Director Jeff Hutzler.

UPPER SCHOOL -- Former Torrey volleyball star Mollie Rogers '11 was honored during a pre-game ceremony for being the 6th player in Yale history to record 1000 kills and 1000 digs. Mollie is a 3-time 1st team All-Ivy selection. Click on this link for the complete story.

Go Torreys! Go Bulldogs!

Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on October 27, 2014 at 12:56pm

Torrey Football Report

 

Tough Loss In High-Scoring Game

Report filed by Head Coach Tyler Hales.

Dear Loyal Torrey Football Fans,

UPPER SCHOOL -- The Torreys (4-4) lost a disappointing Homecoming game to Horizon (5-4) on Friday night, 47-31. Despite being shorthanded and missing some players, the boys represented La Jolla Country Day proudly on this special Homecoming night that saw the return of so many alumni. Many players stepped up and played great as the Torreys fought until the very end. The defense had 10 sacks and three goal line stops on the night, however, the Panthers passing attack was able to capitalize on some big plays to gain momentum throughout the night. The offense moved the ball well for most of the night, but could not overcome two late turnovers that led to Panther touchdowns in the 4th quarter.

Ryan Lariccia '17 threw four touchdown passes, three of which went to Brennan Goring '17 who also had 105 yards receiving; Goring now has the most receptions, yards, and TD catches in a single season for Country Day. Casey Mariucci added three catches for 48 yards and a TD. Cody Galvan '15 ran the ball hard on 10 carries for 63 yards, while adding three catches for 39 yards. Defensively, the defensive line combined for all ten sacks, led by Mariucci's 3.5 and Greg Coffman's '15 3 sacks. Izaiah Poutoa '16 also had two sacks on the night. Poutoa, Goring, Cole Goldklang '15, and Coffman all had double digit tackles. Lariccia also added an interception (in the endzone), which is his second on the year. Grayson Lyman remains perfect on the year on field goals after hitting a 33-yard kick.

The JV Torreys improved to 3-5 on the year after their 41-24 victory over Horizon. They played a fantastic all-around game and scored a touchdown in all three…

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Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on October 27, 2014 at 10:30am

Well Said, Mr. Shulman!

Forum Mentors Chide Media Coverage

Last Monday's 52nd Dist. candidate forum was an amazing event -- the panelists from Country Day and The Preuss School did a great job of forcing Mr. Peters and Mr. DeMaio to go off-script and provide actual answers to the students' questions.

I share Mr. Shulman's frustration that the focus of media coverage continues to be on alleged scandals instead of the substantive differences between these two men.

Hats off to Country Day, Preuss and The City Club of San Diego for allowing enough time for the students to get a real sense of these two men. This is a very important race.

Posted by Jan Percival Lipscomb on October 25, 2014 at 1:00pm

Torrey Runners Compete in the Heat at Mt. SAC

UPPER SCHOOL -- On Friday, instead of enjoying all the Homecoming festivities, the cross country teams traveled to Mt. San Antonio College to compete in the Mt. SAC Invitational. This meet is billed as the largest in the world and for good reason: over two days several thousand high school runners take on the course and its famous hills: Switchbacks, Poopout, and Reservoir. The weather always seems to add another challenge to the race, and this year conditions were awful: temperatures in the low 90's, lots of sun, and even more dust. No matter how carefully runners hydrated, once racing, the moisture seemed to disappear from the mouth. 

The girls team saw its numbers severely depleted by injury over the last week, including a fluke fall that resulted in a broken arm. Instead of eleven girls racing, we were down to six, and only three of these raced in last year's varsity race. Nonetheless, the girls went to the starting line ready to compete. Lexi Watkins is emerging as one of the better freshman in San Diego D-5, and she led the way for the Torreys despite having calf issues all week, finishing in 23:02 and 33rd. Gabi Smotrich was next in 23:36. Zoe Peritz and Nicole Parry ran within a few seconds of each other for much of the race and finished in 24:40 and 24:48. Caitlin Keane was our 5th finisher and scorer; her time of 25:14 was 18 seconds better than last year. As a team the girls finished 10th of 14 teams in their varsity…

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Posted by Scott Sanders on October 26, 2014 at 12:00am

Country Day Homecoming 2014

A Homecoming Extravaganza

ALL SCHOOL -- Homecoming at Country Day was a week-long celebration of school pride. Activities throughout the week brought students, alumni and families together for sporting events, all-school themed activities and, of course, pep rallies and games.
The Lower School Pep Rally on Thursday was its usual high point with Upper School students sharing with their Lower School mates, including the ever-popular visit of the Big Blue Man and the Torrey Tree.
Friday night's game also brings together the generations with Lower School's Little Torrey Cheer team joining the Varsity and JV football cheerleaders on the field for the big game.

Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on October 25, 2014 at 2:42pm

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A Celestial Moment At Country Day 

story submitted by: Tom Smith and photo submitted by: Vanessa Grainger

ALL SCHOOL -- On Thursday, Oct. 23, a partial solar eclipse graced the skies above the West Coast just as school was being dismissed. Country Day students, parents, and faculty were treated to some great views of this amazing natural phenomenon through an 8" telescope fitted with a special solar filter which made it safe to look at the Sun's broiling surface. During this eclipse, the moon drifted between the earth and the sun, but did not quite cover it. In the photo (below), the dark crescent to the left is caused by the Moon blocking a part of the sun at the moment of maximum coverage. In a total eclipse, the Moon would completely over the sun, causing daylight to become darkness. As it was, the afternoon remained bright and warm, even though approximately 25% of the Sun's surface was blocked by the moon. Students also safely viewed the eclipse through pinhole cameras and welder's glass. Several students snapped photos through the telescope using cell phones, resulting in some surprisingly beautiful shots. All agreed that it was a sight not soon to be forgotten!

Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on October 25, 2014 at 11:00am

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by Upper School Director Dr. Greg Martin

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I am writing to welcome you back to another year on the West Side of Campus. Summer brings with it...

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