WCDS News

Hat Tricks

In their third game of the season, the Wakefield Country Day School boys middle school soccer team trumped the Knights of Sacred Heart 9-2. Two of the WCDS Owls had hat tricks with two others contributing to total the nine.  During the first half, fifth grader Will Wofford of Sperryville scored two.  His first goal came …

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Scientific Method

Understanding the scientific method is second nature to third graders in Mrs. Mullins’ science class at Wakefield Country Day School.  Currently engaged in a study of lima beans, students will watch the progress of their beans over the course of a week and detail the steps in their project.  “First we make an observation,” reports …

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Mandarin

WAKEFIELD COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL ADDS MANDARIN In a continued effort to be a leader in K-12 education, WCDS is excited to announce it will be adding Mandarin Language to its curriculum this fall.  JuLong Zhao, the new WCDS middle and upper school…… Read more at: https://www.rappnews.com/news/schools/school-news-for-sept/article_2daa8018-d015-11e9-8f07-43fc4179bda9.html

New Year’s Eve Event

Bid on an exclusive New Year’s Eve Dinner!  Bidding runs from September 19-29th, 2019. Three Blacksmiths is offering all tables on New Year’s Eve exclusively to the highest bidders with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Wakefield Country Day School (WCDS). Owners, Diane and John MacPherson, have a personal connection to WCDS and have seen firsthand …

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Season Opener

WCDS Varsity Volleyball 3-0 Sweep in Season Opener Starting the season off with the bang, the WCDS Owls hosted the Massanutten Military Academy Colonels and won in three consecutive sets, 25-14, 25-18, 25-14.  With five starting seniors, this is a big year for the Owls.  “It is a bittersweet game knowing that it is my …

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Oktoberfest

Community Event:  Sunday, Oct. 6th, 1PM to 5PM.  See details below.

Zylonis in a New Role

SUZANNE ZYLONIS IN NEW ROLE AT WAKEFIELD COUNTRY DAY Long time art teacher, coach and Dean of Advisory, Suzanne Zylonis, has moved into the role of Director of Admissions and Development at Wakefield Country Day School.  Zylonis has taken the reins and is making an immediate impact.  “During my 16-year tenure, I’ve been a part of every …

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Results Driven

A student’s final years in high school can be demanding.  Classes, sports, homework, family and friends — it’s hard to find any time to do much else.  As students approach their last few years in high school, in addition to all the things they’ve been engaged in for years, college applications come along and can …

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Scholarship Winners

WCDS  Wildlife Conservation Club Grants Scholarships The Wakefield Country Day School Wildlife Conservation Club is pleased to announce its scholarship winners for 2019:  Gwynn Major, Martin O’Heir, Emma O’Neill and Isak Burak.  Each student received a cash award to pursue an individual project geared toward Conservation. The WCDS WCC is a student-lead club that seeks to protect and …

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Science, Technology, and Water Fun

WCDS Hosts LEGO STEAM Camp School hallways are typically quiet during the summer months, but at WCDS the halls are abuzz with learning and laughter.  Nikki Brady, beloved WCDS kindergarten teacher, is spending her days  busily working with the next generation of engineers and IT experts!  Children ages 5-12 are encouraged to work on creating bridges, boats …

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Welcome Dr. Ginsberg

WAKEFIELD COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL WELCOMES DR. STUART M. GINSBERG, JD, TO TEACHING STAFF WCDS is pleased to welcome Dr. Stuart M. Ginsberg, JD, to its teaching staff. “I had a great career as a transactionaI lawyer for 35 years and worked with a lot of amazing people, but I had a moment of self reckoning …

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Fulbright Scholar

Wakefield’s Carl Liles, 2013, has just been named a 2019 Fulbright Scholar. Fulbright Scholarships support research, study and teaching opportunities in more than 140 countries. The Fulbright Program mission foster’s international good will through the student exchange in the fields of education, culture and science. During his Fulbright Program, Carl will work, live and learn …

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Spring Athletic Awards Ceremony

Athletic Director Mike Costello led our Spring Athletic Awards Ceremony Friday, May 10, to celebrate our MS Girls Soccer Team, MS Boys Lacrosse Team, US Varsity Co-Ed Soccer Team, and all of the families, coaches, and volunteers who helped to provide a fun and rewarding spring season of sports. Here are some highlights from the …

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Smithsonian comes to WCDS

Chomp, chomp! In a study of species endangerment and survival, Wakefield Country Day School students investigate mammals’ traits and teeth on replica skulls provided by visiting program instructor Kristin Black of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal.

Congratulations, Winter Athletes and Coaches

Congratulations to everyone who participated in our 2018-19 winter sports season.  At our ceremony yesterday in the Leonard M. Cowherd Auditorium, Mr. Costello and coaches recognized our seniors, shared remarks, and presented awards. Middle School Girls Basketball Coach Nicole Wyant returned to lead the middle school girls basketball team. The girls competed in several games …

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WCDS Sports Recap 02/01/19

Wakefield Country Day School Athletic Results by Mike Costello, WCDS Athletic Director VAR Girls Basketball The WCDS games with the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind on 1/29/19 and Saint Michael’s on 1/30/19 were postponed due to school being closed.   Our record is  0-4 on the season. VAR Boys Basketball The WCDS games with …

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WCDS Sports Recap 01/25/19

Wakefield Country Day School Athletic Results by Mike Costello, WCDS Athletic Director VAR Girls Basketball The Owls hosted Chelsea Academy on 1/22/19.   WCDS played a good game but struggled with the Knights’ strong post player.  The Owls had an early lead, but the Knights led 12-6 after one quarter. The Knights pushed their lead to …

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Eyes on Studio Art

“The eye is the jewel of the body.” ~ Henry David Thoreau Recently in Kerrie Mullany’s upper school art class, students practiced drawing eyes. First, the young artists observed all of the various parts of the eye, both animal and human. Then, students practiced how to best draw them by copying a small photo of …

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