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WCDS Delegates Excel at NJCL

August 17, 2018

  During the last week in July, twelve Wakefield Country Day School (WCDS) students ventured to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, for the 65th annual National Junior Classical League (NJCL) Convention. Each year the event attracts over 1,500 Latin and Greek students from across the country who compete in a wide array of academic, artistic, …

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Fall Brings Fresh Start for Parents, Too

August 14, 2018

With the tell-tale signs of summer all around us—ripe tomato slices on every sandwich, vacation bags in the laundry room waiting to be put away, and car air conditioners set to full blast—it hardly feels like fall even though the calendar tells us a new school year starts next week. Heat and humidity notwithstanding, it’s …

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National Scholar Amid Thirteen AP Scholars at WCDS

August 10, 2018

Thirteen students at Wakefield Country Day School in Flint Hill, VA, have earned AP Scholar Awards in four categories as recognition of their outstanding achievement on AP exams for the 2017-18 academic year. Douglas Griffin, Class of ’18, has earned top honor as National AP Scholar.  To achieve this highest honor, students must earn an …

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Wakefield Athletics Lacrosse

Owls Take Down Culpeper LAX in Close Match

May 7, 2018

Congratulations to our Middle School Owls for their 5-4 win at Culpeper LAX!

Something Fishy Going On

January 23, 2018

Dive into our 5th grade science class with Mrs. Perry as students are learning about vertebrates. In this study of fish, amphibians, and reptiles, the students are dissecting a fish.   First they have to label the external features of the fish on a diagram, and then they locate the structures on the fish.  Next, …

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Eborn Knows Geography

January 19, 2018

“A crater lake formed on Mount Pinatubo after a massive eruption in 1991. This volcano is located near Quezon City in what country?” That was just one of the many questions posed to our geography bee participants last Friday in our school’s pursuit to send an Owl to the annual National Geographic Bee Championship.  In …

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MOAS Team in Washington, DC

December 12, 2017

Model OAS Team Debates International Policy   Bernie Cieplak, Bridgette Larsen, Jackson Romine, Rian Dougherty, Owen Youngquist, Masakazu Nakauchi, Ming-Chun Lin, Brendan Cwalina, Kathryn Phillippe, and Rachel Cieplak   On November 29, Wakefield Country Day students traveled to Washington D.C. to represent the Delegation of Venezuela in the Model Organization of American States.  There, the …

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WCDS Celebrates Fall Sports

November 15, 2017

Last Friday evening WCDS student-athletes gathered with coaches and parents to celebrate the end of the cross country, soccer, and volleyball seasons at the annual Fall Athletic Awards Ceremony. Athletic Director Mike Costello recognized the All-DAC winners and handed out awards from the coaches to individual students. He remarked: “We knew entering this fall that it …

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All- DAC Honors for Lady Owls

November 15, 2017

More kudos to our student-athletes! This time it’s for volleyball. Congratulations to Lucy Clark for being named 1st Team ALL-DAC DII and Anna Schuster for being named 2nd Team ALL-DAC by the conference coaches. Mari Tisera was named Honorable Mention ALL-DAC. Go OWLS!   Pictured (left to right): Mari Tisera, Lucy Clark, Anna Schuster

WCDS Honors Those Who Served

November 11, 2017

In celebration of Veterans Day, WCDS welcomed in Assembly veteran Jackie Hamel, who spoke to the student body about her impressive service in the United States Marine Corps.  Mrs. Hamel is pictured here with her son Preston, a second grader at the school. The theme of her presentation—Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover—was full of surprises and truly …

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