WCDS News

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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Silver Bell and Jon Lee Memorial Silver Bucket Games

The Owls hosted their first Silver Bell Volleyball game pitting the Alumni vs. the current players on December 26th.  The following Alumni participated: Maeve Dale, Anna Clark, Ben Cotter, Woody Hazel, Sarah Hazel, Andrew Kwolek, Hannah Tufts, and Tatumn Vaught. The current players who participated were: Rachel Cieplak, Lucy Clark, Hannah Burak, Liza Dareing, Gwynn …

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WCDS Fall Sports 2018 Summary

Wakefield Country Day School Fall Athletic Results by Mike Costello, WCDS Athletic Director After thirteen players graduated last spring, our Varsity Soccer team started the new year with a limited roster.  Rainy weather and poor field conditions allowed us to play only two games in the month of September, but the team persevered with two …

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Owl Gear is Here!

Now’s your chance to own new WCDS athletic wear! Click here to visit our online shop.  Purchases will be delivered to school and sent home to families. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Costello at mcostello@wcdsva.org. Go OWLS!

Carl Liles, Leading and Learning

In keeping up with the Class of 2013, we recently heard from Carl Liles…in Kyrgyzstan! Carl Liles is currently serving as a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Volunteer at a Russian language secondary school in the southern Kyrgyz Republic. He teaches English lessons with a local teacher for 18 hours a week, conducts a variety …

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WCDS Teachers: Students for the Summer

A number of Wakefield Country Day School faculty members became students again as they attended summer workshops and classes to enhance their teaching. Through a consortium with Rappahannock County Public Schools and Lord Fairfax Community College, teachers Nikki Brady and Amanda Hoffman joined the “Teach Like a Pirate Book Study” to find a treasure of great ideas to enhance student engagement …

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Deciduous, Coniferous –– or Both?

Christmas in August?  Not quite, but WCDS third graders did start the new school year with visions of Christmas trees as they hiked around campus observing the difference between evergreen and deciduous trees. “The kids were super excited to spend time outdoors collecting leaves,” said teacher Becky Ernest, leader of the young explorers. Once the …

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WCDS Wins Second CenturyLink Grant for Campus Film Studio

WCDS will build on the successful launch of its film studio with a second $5,000 grant from CenturyLink. This year, students got their feet wet making documentaries in AP U.S. History and producing an hour-long international news roundtable discussion for AP Comparative Government.  Next year, WCDS will expand use of existing film equipment to other …

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Sports Recap 5/3

MS Lacrosse The Owls hosted Sacred Heart Academy for a game on 5/2/18.   The Owls were effective on both ends of the field in a 11-5 victory over the Saints.  Manoa Weber struck net first for the Owls in the first 30 seconds assisted by Maddox Lowe. Weber scored again a minute later.  The Saints …

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The Ways of Trout

Did you know our 6th grade students raise trout? Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is an environmental education program in which students . . . raise trout from eggs to fry. monitor tank water quality. engage in stream habitat study. learn to appreciate water resources. begin to foster a conservation ethic. grow to understand ecosystems. …

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Coach Costello is on the radio!

Where can we find Coach Costello when he’s not on the basketball court?  On sports radio, of course! Click here to catch our very own Mike Costello, WCDS Athletic Director, on The River 95.3, Sports Dogs After Hours! This is the third time he’s been invited on the show.  Maybe we need to start broadcasting …

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Chris O’Heir Joins 1,000 Point Club

Senior co-captain Chris O’Heir surpassed the 1,000 varsity point mark in a win over Timber Ridge School on February 15 and finished his senior season on February 23 with 1,064 career basketball points. He is the fourth male player in the school’s history to reach this scoring achievement.  Patrick Dale, Andrew Smith, and Brian Shafran also earned this recognition. …

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