In commemoration of the living legacy of Dr. King, CDS will host our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration with activities in each of our divisions. Carolina Day School is also a proud sponsor of the 40th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration organized by the MLK Association of Asheville & Buncombe County.
Carolina Day School was proud to be able to send faculty and staff—and, for the third year, students—to the National Association of Independent Schools’ (NAIS) Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) and the People of Color Conference (PoCC), this year held virtually from November 30–December 4. The theme of this year’s conference was “New Decade, New Destinies: Challenging Self, Changing systems, Choosing Justice.”
Caroline Koon '22 won the championship in Varsity Lincoln-Douglas debate at the Asheville High School Cougar Classic speech and debate tournament on Saturday, November 21.
Music teacher Stacy Montana, who teaches LS and KLS students, found a creative and meaningful solution to the safety considerations that come with singing—this year, Montana is leading students in an American Sign Language (ASL) song rendition.
The Theatre Department at Carolina Day School is celebrating their participation in the 2020 NCTC High School Play Festival: Virtual Showcase. The theatre program, led by David Dvorscak, is presenting “Time Enough” in the Showcase. This year, theatre arts educators and students rose to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and presented their work virtually.
Head of School Stephanie Whitney has laid out ambitious plans to lead Carolina Day with “a relentless pursuit of excellence." To set the wheels in motion, Whitney is solidifying some key leadership roles.
Congratulations to the Carolina Day School girls cross country team for dominating the 2020 North Carolina Independent Schools State Championships in Charlotte on November 2nd! This is the girls' seventh consecutive championship.
Carolina Day School student Lia Sprouse ’21 has been named as a Semifinalist in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. MariaElena Norton ’21, Westray Keeler ’21, and Julia Matin ’21 received recognition as Commended Students.
It is an exciting time to be a part of the Carolina Day School community. We would like to give you a quick overview of some of the beginning-of-year data that we are collecting in the Lower School to help inform, personalize, and drive our instruction.
"Helping students develop the skill of envisioning what is possible, especially during unusual and challenging times, will certainly help them navigate uncharted territory both now and in the future." —Alicia Cardina
In an article published in the Center for Responsive Schools Journal for Social and Emotional Learning, Carolina Day teacher Alicia Cardina proposes that listening for the needs behind the questions is key in navigating the unknown while still delivering a meaningful educational experience to students.
Carolina Day School recently welcomed new Lower School Principal Lauren Evans, who started her new role effective July 1. Welcome, Lauren!
Carolina Day School recently welcomed new Head of School Stephanie Whitney, who started her new role effective July 1. Welcome, Stephanie!
"As a community of belonging, Carolina Day stands against hate, racism, violence, and discrimination, and above all else, we are committed to striving for excellence as compassionate and caring human beings." —Peggy Daniels, CDS Interim Head of School
CDS held a physically-distanced, drive-in commencement ceremony at Sgro on Saturday, May 23, as a safe and memorable way to honor the Class of 2020.
Carolina Day School senior Lee Langstaff will pursue the sport of basketball at the college level, having signed his national letter of intent with the Indians, the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division 1 athletic program for USC Salkehatchie.
Honors papers recognizes exemplary Academic Writing Across Upper School disciplines. This year's honors papers were written by Ada Dorie Miles, Amelia Ellsworth Sullivan, Lucinda Elisabeth Inés Marmolejos, Caroline Brett Koon, Zachary Lubin Philip, Westray Nicoll Keeler, Dylan Blue Richardson Dunn, Sofia Reeves Fox, Kathryn Olivia Laurel Wood, Henry Forbes Fowler, William Thomas McCollough, Julia Marina Matin, and Liza Joy Heck.
Connor Mailander '21 is planning a 100-mile trail run on June 19, 2020, to benefit OpenDoors of Asheville, a nonprofit that helps low-income students get into college and graduate. Way to go, Connor!
Congratulations to Carolina Day's Olivia Sutter ’20 for being selected as one of the finalists for the 2019-2020 WNC High School Athlete of the year.
Here are some FAQs about yearbooks this year.
The Carolina Day School community had a virtual signing ceremony celebration this week for Frances Huffman, who will pursue the sport of field hockey at the college level. Huffman signed her national letter of intent with the Royals, Queens University of Charlotte’s NFHCA Division II athletic program.