Carolina Day School has taken an additional significant step in reducing its carbon footprint and energy costs by expanding the school’s existing solar system this summer. In June, additional solar panels were installed on the Lower School and Nash Athletic Center, expanding Carolina Day’s existing solar system that began with the installation of solar panels on the Upper School two years ago.
Today we join the family of Charles D. Owen Jr. (Charlie) and countless other individuals and institutions in Western North Carolina to mourn his loss and celebrate his life. A cornerstone community member, benefactor, and leader in our region, Mr. Owen has been directly involved with our school for 80 years. He was an alumnus of Asheville Country Day School, and he was an ACDS parent, Trustee, CDS benefactor, grandparent, and Regents Council member.
Three CDS students have been named National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) Academic All-Americans for their efforts as student-athletes. Katie Rudins ’22 and Erin Hovendon ’22 have been selected for First Team for Cross Country and Track, and Ashlyn Browne ’21 received Honorable Mention recognition for Cross Country.
The Carolina Day School community held a ceremony on Friday, May 17 to celebrate Munroe Robinson ’21, who will row at Ivy League college Dartmouth. At the ceremony, Robinson signed his national letter of intent with the Big Green, Dartmouth's Division I athletic program.
Four students in Ryan James’ Programming class—Jameson Swinger ’24, Violet Smith-Martin ’22, Luke Shao ’23, and Jason Davis ’22—won the C3 Cybersecurity Escape Room Competition hosted by completing with the fastest time—just 28 minutes and 48 seconds!
Upper School math and computer science teacher Ryan James recently received recognition from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), receiving the Aspirations in Computing Educator Award. This award recognizes educators for their efforts to promote gender equity in computing and technology.
Recognizing teaching excellence, the award will help Upper School French teacher Kathryn Garrison pursue further studies in mindfulness.
Carolina Day School senior Lia Sprouse has been awarded a National Merit® $2500 Scholarship. She is one of 2,500 Merit Scholar designees chosen from a talent pool of approximately 16,000 outstanding finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.
The Carolina Day School community held an event on Friday, May 7 to celebrate Will Watson ’21, who will pursue soccer at Ivy League college Princeton. At the ceremony, Watson signed his national letter of intent with the Tigers, Princeton’s NCAA Division I athletic program.
On June 5, CDS student Zach Philip ‘22 will begin a 100-mile run through Asheville, NC in an effort to raise money and awareness around the race based achievement gap in Asheville, supporting the OpenDoors of Asheville To and Through program.
Gov. Cooper has dropped the requirement for wearing masks outdoors in North Carolina, and Carolina Day School will be returning to the masking protocols that were in place last fall, before our holiday breaks. Masks will still be required indoors, but students and teachers will once again be able to remove masks when outside and observing distancing protocols.
Monday, April 26, 2021 marked the first day in over a year that all Upper School students at Carolina Day School were together on campus 5-days-per-week for classes. Prior to this date, the Upper School division at Carolina Day has been in a rolling campus mode. This return to full in-person learning is a result of recent adjustments the CDC made to guidelines that affect schools.
Carolina Day School presented this year’s Upper School musical “Family Portrait” on April 15–17, a performance created, written and performed by Carolina Day middle and upper school students. Additionally, for the first time in Carolina Day’s history, the spring musical was held outdoors—a move that lent a unique and appealing atmosphere and ensured that the performance met this spring's pandemic safety considerations.
Carolina Day's third-grade class has been studying the science of weather to better understand what causes the weather that we experience on a daily basis. On April 13, 2021, they had a special guest—WLOS chief meteorologist Jason Boyer! WLOS highlighted the visit in this "Never Stop Learning" segment.
Carolina Day Upper School students in the Society of Literature, Art, Music, and Media (SLAMM), have been honored with a REALM Superior distinction for their 2019-20 Literary & Arts Magazine, Labyrinthine.
Tommy Hull has committed to continue his passion for soccer at Haverford College in PA.
Carolina Day School announces the appointment of Elizabeth Garland as the new Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, beginning July 1, 2021. This position will report directly to the Head of School and will lead, coordinate, and support the school's diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging work as set forth in Carolina Day's mission and core beliefs.
Caroline Koon '22 earned third place in Varsity Lincoln-Douglas debate at the Stephen Davis Invitational at Ardrey Kell on Saturday, February 27, 2021.
On February 24 in North Carolina, anyone working in child care or in pre-K to 12th grade schools became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Several teachers at Carolina Day shared their excitement and relief at being eligible for the vaccine after a challenging year of on-campus and hybrid learning during the pandemic.
At Carolina Day, two Upper School teachers have developed a blended bioethics and humanities course that offers juniors and seniors an opportunity to explore the relationship between scientific engagement and social responsibility. The course is called Biosocial Ethics and Motives, or “BEAM” for short.