WCDS News

WCDS Outdoors

Much of life is designed to take place indoors, sometimes forgetting about the outdoors. In response to COVID, WCDS created several outdoor learning spaces. Not surprisingly, we found students and faculty really enjoyed learning outside. Nine years ago, when Athletic Director Isabelle Heydt ‘11 attended WCDS, she recalls a nature trail that went around the …

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Welcome Mary Kruck

Mrs. Mary Kruck began her career teaching Middle School English and French at New Market Middle School. After earning her Master’s Degree at George Mason University, she spent a decade as a Professor at GMU, then transitioned to private schools including Highland and Middleburg Academy. Mrs. Kruck is currently teaching AP Language, British Literature, and …

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Homework Free Weekend

This weekend is officially a Homework-Free Weekend for Middle and Upper Schoolers. We encourage all students to enjoy a stress-free weekend to recharge those batteries! “Good homework should be challenging, but not so hard that it is discouraging. Students feel much more positive about their homework if they can complete it in a reasonable amount …

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Wakefield Country Day Honors Graduates

WCDS Class of 2020 On a cool Saturday morning in late June, 17 high-school seniors became WCDS Alumni in the 41st Graduation Ceremony at Wakefield Country Day School in Huntly. Together, with their families, the senior class listened to the commencement speech delivered by Allison Russo, a 2006 Graduate of WCDS. Growing up in Rappahannock, …

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WCDS Honors Its First Responders

Wakefield Country Day School would like to honor our WCDS family members —  alumni and parents — who are out there battling on the front-line during this unprecedented COVID19 global pandemic. “On April 19, we transferred our first nursing-home patient to Winchester Hospital. The patient was coughing and had a fever; she tested positive for the …

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WCDS Honors Its First Responders

Wakefield Country Day School would like to honor our WCDS family members —  alumni and parents — who are out there battling on the front-line during this unprecedented COVID19 global pandemic. Michael Loving (Third from the left) Driving like Mario Andretti, but in a 50,000 pound truck, through DC’s infamous Ward 8, is all in a …

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WCDS Honors Its First Responders

Wakefield Country Day School would like to honor our WCDS family members —  alumni and parents — who are out there battling on the front-line during this unprecedented COVID19 global pandemic. Today we honor Kimberly Pankow of Flint Hill, VA.  A 2014 WCDS graduate, who after receiving dual degrees from Virginia Tech in Health & Nutrition and …

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WCDS Online Seminar Series

At times like these we all need to think what we can do to help.  As a modest gesture of our appreciation to the communities we serve, we are offering the following free online programs for adults and youngsters given by our Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, and friends. -Paul Larner, Chairman We will send you a …

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Patrick Finn to lead WCDS

Wakefield Country Day School Announces Patrick Finn as New Head of School Huntly, VA – The Board of Directors is pleased to announce Patrick M. Finn as Wakefield Country Day School’s (WCDS’) next Head of School. After an extensive search process, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to name Mr. Finn as the new Head …

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Writing Contest Winners

Wakefield students knocked it out of the park again this year.  Samuels Public Library held their 41st annual Holiday Writing Contest and seven WCDS students had winning entries; three additional students had artwork featured within the published book which included all the winning entries. Congratulations to the following authors: 2nd Grade: Braham Prather, Third Place, …

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WCDS Welcomes Adjunct Faculty

Marine Bands, museums and wildlife foundations — what do these have in common?  All were recent topics at the monthly “Expert in Their Fields” talks presented to Wakefield Country Day School students and guests.  Colonel John Bourgeois’s history of “The President’s Own,” and the playing of his conducted “Stars and Stripes Forever” impressed young and …

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Alumni vs. Students

Come one, come all! Change out of those holiday pajamas and put on your athletic gear. The second annual Silver Bell Volleyball match begins at 1:00 PM, December 26th. The Jon Lee Memorial Silver Bucket Basketball game follows. Thinking about attending? (For Current Students & Alumni) Let us know!

Perfect SAT Math Score

Gwynn Major, Manassas, earned a perfect score on the math portion of the SAT.  Her combined total was 1530.  She is the Editor-in-Chief of the WCDS Yearbook and is a published author having written an article for Prince William Living magazine about students at Osbourn High School regarding their robotics club.  She is currently taking …

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WCDS to Angkor Wat

Paul Larner, Chairman of the Board of Directors of WCDS, traveled recently to Lotus House, a community-based school in rural Cambodia. It was built 10-years ago by Carol Morale, a woman from Australia, and Sophia Yan, a monk from the local village. Larner became involved with Lotus House four years ago when he traveled to …

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5K Family Fun Run

Come to the WCDS 5K Fun Run on Saturday, October 26th! It’s all about the FUN at our 13th Annual 5K Fun Run and running is not required! This friendly competition, which is open to the public, includes prizes to be awarded to the top two male and female finalists in the following age categories: 12 …

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Alumni Reception

Come have a good time and reconnect with old friends at Wakefield Country Day School! Connect with your classmates through the Facebook event.

TUITION SAVINGS SEMINAR

Virginia 529 Presentation during Parent/Teacher Conference Day, November 1Oth on Friday, November 1, 9:00am. A tax professional from Virginia 529 will be making a presentation to all WCDS families and guests in the Cowherd Memorial Auditorium.  Learn how your contributions to a 529 Plan can grow for college, and how you may use your 529 …

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8th Annual Golf Tournament

Wakefield Country Day School 8th Annual Golf Tournament   In Honor of 2nd Lt. Leonard M. Cowherd III ’99   COWHERD SCHOLARSHIP   Entry Deadline October 1, 2020 Fredericksburg Country Club Join us on Monday, October 12, 2020 for the annual WCDS Golf Tournament located at Fredericksburg Country Club. Proceeds from the event benefit the …

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