During our Lower School Monthly Morning Meeting on November 15, the parents of Celeste Spruce ’32 came to talk about their culture and heritage as Native Americans. Celeste's mom Brooke Brown is Cherokee, and Celeste's dad Shawn Spruce is Pueblo. Also presenting was a member of Brooke's family, Mike Crowe, a cultural specialist with the Cherokee Friends program. Mr. Crowe came dressed in traditional regalia from the 18th century and shared a few cultural stories.
Carolina Day School senior Parker Truesdale '20 has committed to play golf at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Truesdale officially pledged to the school on Tuesday, November 19, at a ceremony on the campus of Carolina Day School, signing his national letter of intent with UNCG.
This week, our Lower School students and faculty participated in an Honor Pledge signing ceremony. Across divisions, participation in the signing of an honor pledge supports the Carolina Day School core belief of Cultivating Strong Character.
The Theater Department at Carolina Day School has much to celebrate, as they bring home honors from the 2019 NCTC High School Play Festival, held at Gardner-Webb University on November 8–9, 2019.
The Head of School search committee is pleased to announce that Carolina Day School's Board of Trustees has unanimously selected Stephanie B. Whitney as the school's next Head of School, effective July 1, 2020.
“Historically, the goal of the sophomore trip has been to provide students with an overview of a variety of colleges and universities,” said Andy Lammers, grade 10 dean. “The awareness of different types of schools is an important first step in a student’s college selection process."
This week, Carolina Day School’s Spanish language teachers are preparing activities in celebration of El Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), an important multi-day holiday and tradition celebrated annually in Mexico on the first two days of November.
Carolina Day School announced this week that its new website, CarolinaDay.org, was awarded a Gold level distinction in the Davey Awards. The Gold level is the highest ranking honor in the contest, and no more than 10% of the entries achieve it. Carolina Day is among only five to receive the Gold standing in the schools and universities category.
Deborah Heiligman, award-winning author of YA nonfiction, recently came to Carolina Day School to present to middle school students her newest book Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "the Children's Ship” and talk about her writing process.
Congratulations to the Carolina Day School girls cross country team for dominating the 2019 North Carolina Independent Schools State Championships in Charlotte this weekend! This is the girls' sixth consecutive championship.
Carolina Day School senior Olivia Sutter ’20 has committed to swim at Cornell University, the prestigious Ivy League research university in New York.
Key Learning Center hosted 55 participants in their fall workshop “Off to a Great Start: Building Language Skills for Early Learners.” Key Learning Center also hosted the Alliance exam this same day, where 13 individuals took the final step towards certification as language practitioners.
The Carolina Day School Speech and Debate team competed in their first tournament of the year at the Bob Jones Academy in Greenville, South Carolina on Saturday, October 19.
Congratulations to the Carolina Day School girls tennis team and varsity boys soccer team! This weekend they both received invites to the 2019 North Carolina Independent Schools State Championship Tournaments.
Enjoy these athletic highlights from our coaches for the week of September 29–October 5, 2019.
Enjoy these athletic highlights from our coaches for the week of September 23–28, 2019.
Virtual reality technology provides students with new context and inspiration for learning about cultures and languages.
Guests from Honduras spoke to several classes in Carolina Day's Lower School, with CDS Spanish teacher Señora Blanco translating. These guests, who own and work on an organic coffee farm in Honduras, are visiting Asheville to speak with area businesses about their work.
The Carolina Day School Pre-K class embarked on the 25th annual Monarch Migration. The march simulates the monarch migration to Mexico, and is the culmination of a nearly semester-long study of the life cycle of the butterfly.
We sometimes take for granted that language provides the critical key to understanding. But language—especially when taught in an enriched educational environment with experienced teachers—truly is a catalyst for gaining deeper knowledge about ourselves and the world. The direct positive effects of a culture-rich curriculum on academic excellence are proven.
At CDS, there are many points of entry for our students to access this world of understanding.