Key School at Carolina Day Kicks-off School Year with Inspiration
Posted 08/30/2017 03:40PM

Students signing greetings

The theme for Key School this year is “Do Your Yet.” Instead of saying, “I can’t do it,” we say “I can’t do it yet.” This growth mindset is woven throughout the Key School program and ingrained into every student’s daily school life. Tackling the hard stuff takes patience, a can-do attitude, and determination.

At its back-to-school opening celebration this week, Key School Grades 2-7 heard from Dr. Diane Milner, principal, and Grade 8 students, who welcomed everyone with Zulu and signed greetings of Sawubona (Hello), Sanbonani (Good morning), and Sikhona (I see you). After the entire Key School student body learned to sign these greetings, each new student came up to the stage to be recognized and welcomed.

To conclude, Dr. Milner introduced the new CDS Hiking Challenge, which—as part of the CDS designation as a NC Green School of Excellence—encourages all students to use the new Wilderness Passport to log eight hikes between now and Earth Day in April.

For information about Key School, Carolina Day's division for students with language-based learning differences like dyslexia, visit or call 828-210-9158.

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