WCDS News

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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Let’s Count to 100!

Happy 100th day of school from Kindergarten! For this big and bright occasion, Mrs. Brady challenged her students to create projects that included 100 objects, and that set the stage for some practice in counting by ones and tens as well as presenting their clever designs to an audience of classmates, parents, and special guests …

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When Dinosaurs Come to School

If you were in Flint Hill last Wednesday, you may have spotted two giant T. Rexes on the campus of Wakefield Country Day School.  Not to fear, though.  Those T. Rexes were promptly vetted and did indeed have permission to visit the very excited children in Mrs. Shafran’s Pre-K classroom. “We knew ahead of time …

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Over the Moon

Ms. Ernest and her class of shining stars took inspiration from their reading of The Moon Seems to Change by Franklyn M. Branley to paint the many appearances of the moon.                   What different shapes and colors can the moon be?  Using diagrams of the sun, moon, and …

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Sports Recap 01/25/2018

Varsity Boys Basketball The Owls traveled to Chelsea Academy for a DAC game on 1/23/18.  The boys scored 24 first half points and held the Knights to just 14 to lead by 10 at the half.   After an even third quarter the Owls led 35-26 but were outscored 16 to 7 in the fourth quarter, …

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Eborn Knows Geography

“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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Alumni Win Silver Bucket 2017

Annual Silver Bucket Game 12/26/17 WCDS Alumni and current basketball players gathered on December 26th for the annual Jon Lee Memorial Silver Bucket Basketball game honoring the legacy of Wakefield Country Day School’s first basketball coach, Jon Lee.  The game was officiated by former Owls coach Tom Shafran and current Owls assistant coach Colonel Mark …

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WCDS Celebrates Fall Sports

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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Sports Recap 10/27/17

Varsity Boys Soccer The Owls traveled to Tandem Friends for a DAC game on 10/24/17. The boys controlled the game scoring four first half goals to take a 4-1 lead into halftime.    Scoring goals in the first half were in order:  Connor Glennon, Chris O’Heir, Connor Glennon, and Alex Smith.  Chris O’Heir’s goal was on …

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Sports Recap 10/20/17

Varsity Boys Soccer The Owls traveled to Saint Michael’s for a DAC game on 10/17/17. The boys controlled the game scoring four first-half goals to take a 4-1 lead into halftime. Scoring goals in the first half were in order: Connor Glennon, Chris O’Heir, Connor Glennon, and Alex Smith.  Chris O’Heir’s goal was on a …

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Will Mullany, Artist and Musician in Residence

What has Will Mullany (WCDS ’12) been up to since graduating from the University of Virginia?  Making music, of course! Instrumental rejuvenation: Will Mullany builds a wall of sound at The Bridge

A Thousand Times Yes Again: An Interview with Abigael Whitaker (’10)

The remarks below are an extension of the article “A Slow Fall into the Finish Line” published in the WCDS Magazine 2016-17. Congratulations, Abby!  What moment led you to want to be where you are now, an Ironman triathlete? I love pushing the limits, and I love being active. So, when I combine those two things, …

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