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Torrey Football Community Service

Torrey Football Community Service



submitted by: Susie Nordenger, Community Service Director

ALL SCHOOL - The 2014-2015 Community Service year got under way this weekend when our Torrey football team traveled to the VA Hospital to visit with patients.  The boys looked sharp in their brand new Torrey jerseys.  They were warmly greeted by the staff and patients.  Many of the patients shared stories of their days playing football – one even telling us about playing when helmets didn't have face masks.  The coaches and I were so proud of our boys as one-by-one they thanked each person we met for their service to our country.  By the time we left, the staff asked that we be sure to come back at the end of the season with a report.…

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Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on August 18, 2014 at 8:00am

Torrey Football

Football Camp 2014

submitted by: Head Football Coach, Tyler Hales

ATHLETICS - The Torrey Football team wrapped up its 8th annual fall camp on Saturday. Players and coaches arrived at the gym at 8:30 am on Wednesday morning and did not go home until noon on Saturday. The 2014 squad quickly got to work laying the foundation for a successful season as players competed on and off the field. Players tested their strength in the weight room, learned in the classroom, and practiced hard on the field each day.

In between these workouts, the Torreys worked to deepen their team bond through a variety of activities. All eight seniors (Darien Brown, Ben Coden, Greg Coffman, Jack Desany, Cody Galvan, Cole Goldklang, Grayson Lyman, Bryce Pearlman) gave powerful speeches to the team about what football at Country Day has meant to them; a central theme to these talks was the camaraderie they feel with their teammates, the joy they have for playing this fun game, and the many life lessons they have learned by being part of the Torrey Football program. The Torreys also spent time discussing and focusing on leadership and the meaning of Torrey Pride. Players were rewarded for their hard work with pool time at the JCC. Interim Head of School, Dr. Judy Fox, even found time to stop by a practice to say hi to the team. The last night on campus saw the traditions new players singing the Alma Mater for the teammates, each class performing a hilarious skit, and players receiving their stripes on their helmets (the seniors who have played football since freshman year were honored with Black Stripes on their helmets). The football team found some time to squeeze in a little Community Service visit to the local fire station to drop off treats for our firefighters.  Along with dropping off the treats, the Torreys brought over a schedule and invited the…

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Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on August 13, 2014 at 9:30am

Friend of Country Day

Mitrovich Gets Special Country Day Honor

ALL SCHOOL -- For five years, George Mitrovich and his City Club of San Diego has been enriching the Country Day campus with guest speakers of local, national and international renown.
Mitrovich and the City Club helped bring a mayoral debate to the campus and has linked Country Day's history classes to live political events as they unfold around the country. It was the City Club that has made former Presidential candidate Gov. Michael Dukakis a regular visitor to the school for years now.
On Tuesday evening, Country Day said thanks.
On the event of his 79th birthday, Country Day was among those honoring Mitrovich at a surprise picnic and party staged outside Qualcomm Stadium.
The event was attended by many of the leading political and media figures Mitrovich has collaborated with over the years, including San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. Faulconer read a formal proclamation designating Tuesday George Mitrovich Day in San Diego.
Country Day also got into the act. Jessica Wilson (in photo above), a 2010 Country Day graduate who got to know Mitrovich during her years as a Torrey, joined Director of Communications and Marketing Chris Lavin in presenting Mitrovich with an official Friend of Country Day Award.
Wilson thanked Mitrovich for helping inspire her interest in government and politics. She recently graduated from Tufts.

Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on July 29, 2014 at 8:00pm

City Club At Country Day

Atkins At Country Day: California Is Back

Full video of Atkins' appearance CLICK HERE.

ALL SCHOOL -- State Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins spoke Saturday morning at La Jolla Country Day and painted a cautiously optimistic view of life in California today.

Atkins, speaking to an audience that included San Diego City Club members as well as La Jolla Country Day parents, students and alumni, said the sacrifices the state made with difficult cuts during the economic downturn have returned the state to a solid fiscal footing.

Atkins, the first San Diegan to rise to the speaker's job, credited the healthy "push and pull'' between the legislature and the governor with making smart investments in education and job creation efforts without undermining the prudent fiscal gains made in recent years. As real estate taxes and other revenue continue to improve, she said she expects the same approach to supporting education and smart business policy to keep the state on a good path.

However, Atkins said the "worst drought in 100 years" is posing imminent challenges across the state.

In more than an hour of speaking and answering questions, Atkins shared with the audience the constant balancing she has to do as speaker amid a state of the size and complexity of California.

"We all want a better business climate,'' she said. "But…

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Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on July 26, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Summer University At Country Day

 

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STE{+a}MERS Hit The Ground Running

MIDDLE SCHOOL -- Computer programmers were programming. Fledgling electrical engineers were engineering. 3-D fabricators were fabricating.

Summer STE{+a}M, a collaboration between La Jolla Country Day School and the University of California San Diego is off to a good start this…

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Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on July 16, 2014 at 9:00am

Summer University At Country Day

STE{+a}M-ing Into Summer Again

MIDDLE SCHOOL -- The last big program of Country Day's Summer University started Monday with arrival of Middle School students from throughout San Diego County for the Summer STE{+a}M classes.
The program, which is conducted in partnership with the University of California San Diego, features hands-on projects touching on science, technology, electronics, mathematics and the creativity needed for original work in these key areas.

Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on July 14, 2014 at 11:07am

Upper School Construction

Work Moving Quickly Ahead

UPPER SCHOOL -- Framing and drywall for the newly expanded Upper School classrooms are moving along quickly as crews are literally stripping the old classrooms down to the studs this summer.

Check in for more photos as work progresses.

Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on July 14, 2014 at 11:00am

Summer University At Country Day

Summer Fun At Camp Torreys

ALL SCHOOL --This summer Camp Torrey's has been filled with fun activities check out what the campers have done so far:

 Rock Climbing at Vertical Hold!

Stretching before flip force and trampoline practice!

These campers are ready for the 3-D Movie at the San Diego Natural History Museum

Getting into building at the Rueben H. Fleet Science Center

Learning about Organic Gardening at the New Children's Museum…

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Posted by Jana Stokes on July 11, 2014 at 1:30pm

West Side Stories

Class of 2014 Lifers

Reflections on 2013-14

By Greg Martin

Upper School Director

UPPER SCHOOL -- I gave the following talk at the final Parents’ Association meeting of the year. I think it a fitting way to close the books on an incredible year on the West Side of Campus. As I write this brief introduction, Colleen O’Boyle is across the hall still diligently working on Upper School tasks while preparing to take on the mantle of Middle School Director. Todd Ballaban, who will be one of two Deans of Academics and Student Life (9/10 program) is also plugging away making sure that we have smooth transitions in place for next year’s rising ninth graders. We’ll also be welcoming Mr. Dave Jenkins (Dean of Academics and Student Life 11/12), Dr. Julie Strong (Dean of Faculty), and Mr. Javy Martinez (Dean of Academic Technology) to the admin team next year; please see my recent letter to the community for the details of these changes.

Other than the shift of Ms. O’Boyle to the Middle School and these three additions, we have no other major faculty changes to announce. Furthermore, we have excellent retention numbers that reflect our families’ belief in our mission and vision. My hope is that these data points represent changes that have inspired our entire community, but I also know that these do not stem from my leadership alone. Stability…

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Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on July 9, 2014 at 10:30am

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Interview with Chris Schuck

ALL SCHOOL - In his final days as your Head of School, Senior Sonya Jacobs sat down with Mr. Chris Schuck to look back at his last 28 years at Country Day. As Chris leaves us he has some departing words, "Though I am heading north for the next adventure in my life, I will always be a Torrey and I will look back fondly on every phase of my career at Country Day."

CLICK HERE for the video.

Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on July 1, 2014 at 1:30pm

Calendar Highlights

The last weeks of school are full of events. CLICK HERE to view the full calendar.





 
 
 

West Side Stories

Reflections on 2013-14
by Upper School Director Dr. Greg Martin

UPPER SCHOOL - I gave the following talk at the final Parents’ Association meeting of the year. I think it a fitting way to close the books on an incredible year on the West Side of Campus. As I write this brief introduction...

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La Jolla Country Day School administrator Peter Hamilton has recently transitioned from the position of Chief Advancement Officer to a new role as consultant to incoming Interim Head of School Dr. Judith Fox.Peter is the proud father of three…See More
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