Carolina Day Speech and Debate have had very successful outings in their first two tournaments of the year, the Jimmy K. Poole Viking Classic, hosted by North Mecklenburg High School on Saturday, October 9; and the Bob Jones Academy Speech and Debate Invitational on Saturday, October 16.
Dramatic enhancements are coming to Sgro Athletic Complex as CDS prepares to launch public-private partnership with Asheville Parks & Recreation for improvements to Sgro and community use of facilities.
During these extraordinary times, more and more Asheville-area residents are spending time in the great outdoors, often in public parks and recreational facilities. Today, the City of Asheville and Carolina Day School (CDS) announce two exciting initiatives that will positively impact the Asheville community: the purchase of land by the City of Asheville for a much-needed public park space, and the exploration of a partnership that will create opportunities for community use of the school’s athletic complex.
Carolina Day School student Erin Hovendon ’22 has been named as a Semifinalist in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, and Greyson Henry ’22 received recognition as a Commended Student.
This year’s Habitat Student Build—a home for a family of seven—is sponsored by six local schools. Upper School students have been raising the funds to help build this home and will soon begin construction.
When Carolina Day School students arrive on campus for the 2021-2022 school year, they’ll be welcomed by an attractive new front entrance sign. But the true beauty is that the design was inspired by a student, and—in true Wildcat spirit—gifted to the school by generous parent donors.
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.
Carolina Day is pleased to announce that Erin Hovendon '22 and the 2021 Girls Cross Country Team have received notification from the Mountain Amateur Athletic Club that they will be considered for awards on August 15, 2021 at the 59th WNC Sports Awards Banquet.
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.