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.
Tauni Butterfield has been selected to fill the role of Director of Athletics at Carolina Day School. She will assume the role on July 1, 2021, filling a vacancy left by current Director of Athletics Steve Henry, who will be promoted to the role of Associate Head of School.
An update on equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts at CDS.
Carolina Day School congratulates the students whose works were selected from among thousands entered into the Southeast Regional division of the Scholastic Writing Awards.
Four swimmers—Jackson Lammers '21, Louisa Koon '24, Nathan Flaherty '25, and Nathan Flaherty '25—will be traveling to the Greensboro Aquatic Center to represent Carolina Day School at the NCISAA Div I-III State Championships on Monday, February 8, 2021.
The Carolina Day School community joined a virtual celebration on Thursday, January 21 to celebrate Ashlyn Browne ‘21, who will pursue cross country and track and field at the college level. At the ceremony, Browne signed her national letter of intent with the Tigers, Sewanee’s NCAA Division III athletic program.
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.
Three CDS students were recognized in this year's WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards, sponsored by Asheville Art Museum. Students in grades 7–12 from across our region submit work for this highly competitive, juried competition.
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!