Carolina Day School’s Director of Athletics Tauni Butterfield recently announced the appointment of Paul Capodanno as the Wildcats new head coach for the varsity boys basketball team. "Coach Cap," as he is known, joined Carolina Day for the 2022-2023 school year and also oversees the physical education program for the Lower School grades at CDS.
The Alumni Association presents three prestigious awards to honor deserving graduates, faculty, coaches, and friends of Carolina Day and its predecessor schools.
When Amanda Matos came to CDS as an athletic trainer five years ago, she saw a school brimming with scholar-athletes waiting to be celebrated. What she didn’t see, however, were athletic facilities that championed the hard work her students put into their school and into their sport. Both Amanda and Tauni Butterfield, as Assistant Athletic Director and Athletic Director, respectively, have been working tirelessly to bring a renewed sense of school spirit to Carolina Day.
Spring and summer saw students all across the Upper School board planes and set off for international adventures. Three trips, led by French teacher Kathryn Garrison, Spanish teacher Fernando Pomar, and Science teacher Michael Hill, exposed CDS students not just to an immersive language and academic experience but also to an exploration of diverse cultures and environments.
Jacquelyn Nasti, CDS’s new Director of After Care, is finally bringing a fully realized After School Enrichment program back to campus. Last spring, Jacquelyn launched a pilot program for reviving the much missed After School Enrichment, a program gone by the wayside during the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Her first year with CDS, Jacquelyn was hyper focused on After Care, a priority for parents who suddenly had tenfold responsibilities during the school year.
At age 68, CDS Soccer Coach, George Tasedan, is set to compete on the global field. Representing the United States, George and his team of more mature soccer players will participate in the 4th Senior World Cup in Roskilde, Denmark August 24-26, alongside teams from England, Wales, Denmark, and Germany.
On Thursday, July 28, the CDS community gathered together in the Nash Athletic Center to witness recent graduate Waker Spence ’22 sign his national letter of intent with the Montreat College Cavaliers basketball team.
Carolina Day School is pleased to announce its official SAIS re-accreditation, awarded in July 2022. This five-year designation builds on the school's history of accreditation since its inception, and affirms Carolina Day’s commitment to academic excellence and ongoing improvement.
Congratulations to Ellie Roberts ’22, whose painting “Fall Reflections” was selected from among 500 entries as one of only 12 winners in the 13th annual Southern Teachers Student Art Contest.
The Carolina Day School community held a ceremony on Monday, May 16 to celebrate senior Erin Hovendon, who will pursue the sports of track and cross country at the college level. Hovendon signed her national letter of intent with the Engineers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's intercollegiate sports team.
Congratulations to Noah Anderson '23! Noah rows for Asheville Youth Rowing thought the year, and he has been accepted into the USRowing High Performance Olympic development program in Jacksonville, Florida. USRowing identifies talented athletes with the potential to grow within the greater national team system.
Congratulations to CDS senior Erin Hovendon on being awarded a National Merit® $2500 Scholarship. She is one of 2,500 Merit Scholar designees chosen from a talent pool of approximately 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Lily Everette has been playing baseball at CDS since she was in middle school, pursuing the sport she picked up when she was barely a year old, throwing and hitting with her dad in their backyard. But in 2022, the NCISAA ruled her ineligible, kicking off a months-long fight. On April 13, 2022, a week after a second appeal from CDS to the NCISAA, the news came. Though she will remain ineligible for the current season, she and other girls can play baseball in 2022-23.
Each year, the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) honors a high school teacher for innovation in teaching playwriting as part of their curriculum, regardless of discipline. Key factors are quality of instruction, philosophy behind the use of playwriting instruction in the classroom, and successful realization of student work. This year, David Dvorscak, Carolina Day School Upper School Theatre Director, was named one of two recipients of this significant award.
Having placed first at the Odyssey of the Mind (OM) regional competitions on April 12 at McDowell High School, all six CDS teams competed at the State level at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee on Saturday, April 2. One CDS team placed first at State, qualifying them to advance to the World Finals which takes place May 25-28 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.
The Board of Directors of Horizons at Carolina Day is pleased to announce that Jennifer Lyons Tracy has been named Executive Director.
Beginning March 3, Carolina Day School will move to voluntary masking for all students, faculty and staff.
The all-conference selections for Carolinas Athletic Association fall 2021 sports have been announced! Congratulations to Ellie Dukowicz '26, Diego Thompson '24, Erin Hovendon '22, Caroline Barton '25, Parker Pollay '24, and Caroline Wood '22.
A new mural by local artist Zander Stefani, created with Middle School student input, has livened up the back wall of Nash Athletic Center that faces Stephens Hall.
The Theatre Department at Carolina Day School is celebrating their newest theatre production presented by the 2021 One-Act class, an original physical theatre piece called “Now What Question Mark.” The class performed the piece for the first time at the North Carolina Theatre Conference One-Act Festival, earning incredible accolades.