|In becoming a premier institution in the South, Savannah Country Day School benefited from the solid foundation laid down by The Pape School in 1905. Pape’s headmistress, Miss Nina Anderson Pape, sought out to “educate the whole child” – body, mind, and spirit. |
More than 100 years since Pape’s founding, Savannah Country Day continues to carry on Nina Pape’s vision, producing graduates that successfully handle the challenge of multiple AP classes, while also excelling on the athletic field, on the stage, in the community, or any combination of the above.
The SCDS tradition of excellence began with the extraordinary vision of Nina Anderson Pape
|Nina Anderson Pape, who founded The Pape School in 1905, was revered for her progressive approach to education. In 1955, the founders of SCDS recognized the need for a first-rate college preparatory school in Savannah and acquired The Pape School. Nina Anderson Pape's legacy of academic excellence continues today.|
Georgia Women of Achievement recently honored Nina Anderson Pape for her contribution to education and the state of Georgia. For more information on Georgia Women of Achievement, please visit www.georgiawomen.org.
Video courtesy of Georgia Public Broadcasting.
|2013 Commencement Speaker|
Country Day proudly welcomes Porter A. Halyburton, CDR, USN (Ret.) as the 2013 Commencement Speaker. Halyburton spent 7 1/2 years as a POW in Vietnam where he was put into a cell with Maj. Fred Cherry, a badly wounded African American Air Force officer. Aware of his racial strife in the United States, the Vietnamese thought they would find only misery in each other's company. The two men came to love each other as brothers, and their story is told in James Hirsch's 2004 book, Two Souls Indivisible. Read more about Porter Halyburton HERE.
|Seniors on Stillwood|
As a last show of solidarity, the Class of 2013 fulfilled a favorite Country Day tradition as they biked down Windsor Forest Road and into the front gates of campus together. The students were greeted with cheers and applause as Upper School students and parents wished them good luck with their next adventure.
|Davis Tate Named Semi-Finalist in the National Shakespeare Competition|
Captivating audiences with a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, tenth grader Davis Tate placed as a semi-finalist at the English-Speaking Union's 30th annual National Shakespeare Competition. The competition was held on April 22 at Lincoln Center Theater in New York City for 58 winners of ESU Branch competitions nationwide. Davis had previously won the ESU Savannah Branch regional competition. In addition to the all-expenses-paid trip to NYC, the ESU provided the Branch winners with two full days of educational and cultural activities, including an exclusive acting workshop at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a performance of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Julius Caesar at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Congratulations to Davis and his family!
The SCDS community gathered on campus on Saturday, April 20 to enjoy another fantastic year of the Country Fair! Students and their families enjoyed waterslides, ziplines, a rock climbing wall, a mechanical bull, and every bouncy you can think of! A Country Fair favorite, the annual lipsync competition, brought amazing talent to the stage and everyone enjoyed singing along! Thanks so much to the Parents' Association and all of the volunteers for throwing such a wonderful event!
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|Barnes & Noble Bookfair|
Save the Date!
Barnes & Noble Bookfair
Saturday, May 4
Savannah Country Day School Lower School
Can't attend? Make sure to visit bn.com/bookfairs to support us online from 5/04/13 to 5/09/13 by entering Bookfair ID# 11037934 at checkout. A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit Savannah Country Day!
|Count on the Math Teams to Bring Home the Trophies! |
The Middle and Upper School Math Teams have had a busy season. Both teams participated in the Georgia Southern University Invitational Math Tournament on Saturday, March 9. The team of Rares Cristian, Maddie Dunn, Danny Park, and Rishi Patel won the trophy for first place Varsity team in the A/AA/AAA division with Rares winning the second place individual prize. The eighth grade team of Micheal Pal, Stephen Bohlmann, Evan Blasy, and Sam Cronin took the second place trophy in the Middle School A/AA/AAA division. Yuan Chen, Lucy Ma, Geena Panzitta, Emily Tran, Angela Young, Josh Braun, Michael Georgescu, Param Patel, and Jorgepablo Fernandez also competed.
The Middle School team of Micheal Pal, Stephen Bohlmann, Evan Blasy, and Harrison West won first place in the regional level of MATHCOUNTS held on Wednesday, February 27, and qualified to attend the state MATHCOUNTS competition held at Georgia Tech. It was an honor to compete with the top 200 math students in the state of Georgia!
|Bruce Feiler ('83) Returns to SCDS|
New York Times best-selling author and SCDS alum, Bruce Feiler, returned to campus Monday morning to host a lecture and book signing for his new book, The Secrets to Happy Families. Bradley Conference Room was full of students, alumni, parents and friends as they listened to Bruce discuss his personal experiences as a father and how those experiences inspired him to write his book. He set out on a three-year journey to find the smartest ideas, cutting-edge research, and novel solutions to make his family happier. Instead of the usual psychologists and family “experts,” he sought out the most creative minds from Silicon Valley to the country’s top negotiators, from the set of Modern Family to the Green Berets and asked what team-building exercises and problem-solving techniques they use with their families. Feiler then tested these ideas with his own wife and kids. The result is a fun, completely original look at how families can draw closer together, complete with 200 never-before-seen best practices. Make sure to visit the Hornet Shop to pick up your copy of The Secrets to Happy Families today!
|The Party a Huge Success! |
Thanks to everyone for making The Party a huge success! The evening featured a wide array of live and silent auction items, fun games, amazing food and fantastic music. Parents, Alumni and Faculty and Staff filled The Savannah Golf Club as they mixed and mingled over Mexican fare and margaritas. Thanks to the Chairs of the event, Meb Ryan and Brittanie Horn for putting together such an amazing party to benefit our school! Also, a big thanks to the Parents' Association for everything they do!
Click here to see photos from the evening!
|GMEA All-State Orchestra|
GMEA All-State Orchestra auditions are comprehensive and competitive at each level. Students prepare three octave scales, arpeggios, etudes, and sight reading for the district audition, are evaluated by judges in person, and compete against themselves for a passing score before going on to the state level audition. At the second audition they prepare excerpts and more sight reading and compete against students from across the state. Those earning the highest scores make it into all-state orchestra ensembles. The All-State Orchestras will rehearse and perform this weekend in Savannah. Last year GMEA instituted statewide honor orchestras, and these students will travel to Atlanta in April for a day of rehearsals and a performance in the evening.
|Congrats Upper School Math Team|
The SCDS Upper School Math Team competed in the Armstrong Atlantic State University Math Competition on Saturday, February 16. The Varsity team of Will Brawner, Madeline Dunn, Rishi Patel, and Chase Wehrle finished first in the A/AA Division, with Brawner finished second individually. The Junior Varsity team of Rares Cristian, Harrison Ham, Shrikar Iragavarapu, and Danny Park finished first in the JV division, with Cristian and Ham finishing first and third, respectively. The teams will compete next at Georgia Southern University on March 9th. Congrats and good luck!
|Danny Park ('15) Named Grand Champion of Regional Science & Engineering Fair |
Congratulations to sophomore Danny Park on his tremendous accomplishment at the Regional Science Fair. During the awards ceremony on the evening of Thursday, February 14, Danny's project was selected as the grand prize winner. He will travel to Athens, GA for the State competition at the end of March. From there, he hopes to qualify for the international completion in Phoenix, AZ in May.
Below is a brief abstract of his amazing project:
Hydroelectric Dock Side Power? It’s Not a Breeze.
A myriad of people have access to the coast. Large corporations and the government push for most green energy, but if green energy is opened to the consumer market, there could be a larger effect on the amount of fossil fuels burned daily. This experiment was performed in order to determine the best turbine configuration for generating tidal dockside power. It consisted of systematically testing how much power was generated for different propeller shapes (airfoil, sickle and increasing arc), different numbers of blades (2-8), different gear ratios (2:1 to 31.5:1), and different propeller angles. All of these were tested at different water speeds. While this may seem like a lot of variables to test, they were all tested because it was unknown if they affect each other and if so, how. As a result of this experiment, it was determined that the number of blades does not affect the optimum blade shape while gear ratio does affect shape. Also, a conclusion was made that the number of blades and the gear ratio affect the optimum pitch independently. With this data, the world is a step closer to a greener future.
|Mock Trial Team Wins Regional Championship|
On February 9, Savannah Country Day School’s Mock Trial Team won the regional mock trial competition, held at the Chatham County Courthouse. Savannah Country Day students earned top honors at the regional mock trial title for the fifth time in the past six years.
The 2013 SCDS Mock Trial Team will head to the state championship tournament in Lawrenceville, Ga. on March 16 and 17. The state mock trial tournament is sponsored by the Georgia State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. In Mock Trial competition, students play the roles of attorneys and witnesses based on evidence and witness statements provided to participants. Professional attorneys or judges serve as the presiding judges and jurors. Teams are evaluated on their ability to make a logical, cohesive and persuasive presentation, rather than on the legal merits of the case.
In the regional competition, SCDS students brought home a total of seven awards. This year's team was anchored by four-year lettermen Bryant Thomson and Jake Weidner, who both won Best Attorney Awards. Other winners were Amanda Bourquaye, who won two Best Attorney Awards, Andrew Stoehr who won one best Attorney Award, and Kevin Franco and Grayson Lowenthal who brought home Best Witness Awards. Other Seniors included Dillon Chu and Alix Hudon.
The Savannah Country Day School Mock Trial team is coached by faculty Peter Foley and Keith Muller. Attorney Coaches include SCDS parents Trish Murphy and Dennis Keene, SCDS alumnus Colin McRae ('91) and Lin Grindle.
|Congrats Heys McMath!|
Congrats to SCDS Senior Heys McMath for signing his letter of intent to play football for Presbyterian College!
|Will Brawner Named STAR Student|
Congratulations to senior Will Brawner on his recent honor at the PAGE STAR luncheon on February 5th. Will Brawner selected Upper School English teacher Sophia Caparisos as his STAR teacher.
The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program honors Georgia's outstanding high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development. During the past 54 years, the STAR Program has honored more than 22,000 high school seniors who have in turn chosen their STAR Teachers to share in this recognition. To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest SAT score and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average.
|Don't Miss The Drowsy Chaperone!|
Savannah Country Day School Presents:
The Drowsy Chaperone
A Musical Within a Comedy
Thursday, February 7 at 7pm
Friday, February 8 at 7pm
Saturday, February 9 at 7pm
Jelks Fine Arts Auditorium
$15 Adults/$10 Students
Tickets at the Door
|J. Tom Morgan Visits Campus|
Seventh Graders and High Schoolers spent part of their day on Friday meeting with author and lawyer, J. Tom Morgan. Mr. Morgan stopped by SCDS to share real-life examples and insights that he has experienced during his time as a prosecutor and private attorney. He was the first prosecutor in Georgia to specialize in the prosecution of crimes against children and has dedicated his career to child advocacy and is committed to helping young people avoid being both victims and perpetrators of crimes. Mr. Morgan's book, Ignorance is No Defense, explains Georgia laws to teenagers in easy-to-understand language and he spoke about those laws during his presentations. Thank you Mr. Morgan for stopping by Country Day!
The three divisions came together on Wednesday, January 23, to celebrate multiculturalism and diversity at Savannah Country Day. A fantastic turnout from across the community was introduced to Upper School students who attended the national Student Diversity Leadership Conference in December, the peer mentorship initiative (SHARE) that will offer opportunities for greater conversation and collaboration between Upper and Middle Schoolers, and a mouth-watering array of foods from around the world. Many thanks to all who attended and made the evening such a success!
|Teddy Bear Toss|
Savannah Country Day was thrilled to partner with Calvary Day School for a Teddy Bear Toss to benefit the local Children's Hospital this past Friday evening. Calvary fans and Country Day fans filled the gym at Calvary in support of our local Children's Hospital and tossed teddy bears onto the basketball court in between the Varsity Girls' and Varsity Boys' basketball game. The event accepted public teddy bear donations and those who brought a brand new teddy bear wrapped in plastic received a discount off the ticket price to the game. The teddy bears were quickly gathered and will be delivered to children in the hospital. Thank you to all who attended!
The athletic calendar is full with events this winter and spring, so make sure to come out and support your Hornets! Check our website often for up-to-date information and event times. GO HORNETS!
Click here for the full athletic calendar and schedule of events.
|Congrats to Ben Jones!|
Congratulations to longtime Hornet Ben Jones on his 50th anniversary at SCDS! While Ben has served in several roles during his 50 years at Country Day, including Bus Driver, Head of Housekeeping and Courier, he is best known for his infectious enthusiasm and friendly demeanor. He truly embodies our mission with his generous and compassionate spirit. Be sure to congratulate Ben next time you see him on campus! He was recognized at last Friday's pep rally and received a standing ovation from the student body and faculty/staff!
|Winter Holiday Concert|
The Lower School Fine Arts students spread holiday cheer during their Winter Holiday Concert at Armstrong Atlantic State University. For the first time ever, the program took place in the Fine Arts Hall of the college and the students shined on stage. Third, Fourth and Fifth graders showcased their voices and musical talents for friends, family and the community. Chorus students, Strings students and General Music students were thrilled to share their Christmas and Hanukkah tunes with the packed house. Thank you to all of the music teachers, parents and volunteers that made this fantastic holiday event possible!
|STU CREW Tackles the Savannah Bridge Run|
On the morning of Saturday, December 1, over 250 runners, volunteers, and supporters gathered to participate in the Savannah Bridge Run in memory and honor of Stu Sligh ('14)--most of them wearing camo STU CREW shirts!
Photos, courtesy of Mills Fleming, can be found on our School smugmug page. Click HERE
|Middle School Students Raise over $1000 for Hurricane Sandy Victims|
On Tuesday, November 20, Eighth grade students from the Savannah Country Day Middle School met with American Red Cross representative Esther Sheppard to present the Red Cross with a check of $1,075.00.
This donation went to helping the individuals and families in the areas affected by the massively destructive Hurricane Sandy. The SCDS Middle School raised the money through their “black-out” dance, held on Friday, Nov. 16. The “black-out” theme chosen for the event was in honor of those who suffered major power-outages in result of the catastrophic disasters caused by Super-Storm Sandy. All proceeds went to helping those in need in the New York/New Jersey areas.
This past Saturday, our English as a Second Language (ESL) students and their families, friends and teachers gathered in Triol Hall to share an American Thanksgiving meal together. Our ESL students, Gautier, Maylis and Axelle Dupleix from France, Hyeon Choi from S. Korea, and Lucy Ma, Shirley Ying and Jarry Chen from China are quickly becoming cherished members of our SCDS community, evidenced by the 52 people in attendance at lunch! New taste thrills and new friends were made by all.
|SCDS Chorus Performs with the Savannah Philharmonic|
On the evening of Saturday, November 17, members of the Country Day chorus joined the Savannah Philharmonic for a thrilling performance of the cantata Carmina Burana. The evening was especially memorable as it was the first time the Savannah Philharmonic performed at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. Soprano Rebecca Patrick Flaherty, tenor Cooper Nolan and baritone Keith Harris of the VOICExperience Foundation, an educational training program for opera singers, joined the 200+ musicians on stage. SCDS students were honored to be selected as the only upper school chorus to participate in this outstanding evening.
|National Honor Society Inducts New Members|
On the morning of Wednesday, November 16, Country Day inducted 25 students into the National Honor Society. Founded in 1921, the National Honor Society recognizes students who excel in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. To be eligible, students in grades 10-12 must demonstrate outstanding performance in the four selection criteria. Congratulations to these students:
Tyler Beauchamp, Amanda Borquaye, Lizzie Bowden, Regan Bowers, Bayne Brannen, Olivia Buelvas, Daley Cass, Martha Ann Dodd, Madeline Dunn, Chloe Dunston, Ashton Green, Natalie Goodman, Emerson Ham, Maya Hardrick, Cord Helmken, Lena Hirsch, Kendrick Hodges, Brittany Hulsey, Nivan Lakshman, Erika Lewis, Beiwen Liu, Jack MacGuire, Gary McGinty, Mary Elizabeth Moody, Vu-Anh Nguyen, Natalie Ourhaan, Allison Palmer, Peter Stein, Sophie Sussman, Bryant Thomson
|Thank you, Veterans|
Students, faculty, staff and administration gathered to honor the millions of Americans, both past and present, for their service to our armed forces. As part of SCDS's annual Veterans Day Assembly, Dr. Hendrix recognized members of our SCDS community who have served, or are currently serving. Lieutenant Colonel Doug Andrews, a veteran who served 22 years in the U.S. Army, addressed the students with a lively pop quiz. The moving assembly concluded with performances by Middle and Upper School choral students.
|National Merit Semifinalists|
Congratulations to the following students for being selected as National Merit Semifinalists! Semifinalists of the National Merit Scholarship Program are recognized for their academic and extracurricular achievements. Semifinalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top one percent of the state’s senior students.
Sarah Mac Bowman
The campus was alive on Halloween as students showcased a variety of clever costumes. The chilly weather didn't stop our littlest ones from their annual Halloween parade. The SCDS community watched as our Lower School students paraded around campus in everything from Pac Man to Sock Monkeys. Following the parade, students enjoyed games and treats with teachers and parent volunteers. Click here for photos of our Halloween parade!
|Country Day Names Kef L. Wilson as Head of School|
The Savannah Country Day School Board of Trustees announced today that Kef. L Wilson has been named the eighth Head of School in the school's 107-year history, beginning July 1, 2013. Mr. Wilson is currently the Head of Upper School for St. John’s School, a highly competitive K-12 coeducational independent day school of approximately 1,200 students in Houston, Texas.
Board Chair Terry Pindar commented: "In its unanimous decision to accept the equally unanimous recommendation of the Head of School Search Committee, the Board recognized in Mr. Wilson a supportive and decisive educational leader who will serve to inspire, motivate, mentor, and support excellence in teaching and learning at Country Day, who is a model of unquestioned honor and integrity, and who will balance academics, the arts, athletics, and service learning, while being a wise steward of financial, physical and human resources. Mr. Wilson has gifted intellectual depth and curiosity, a great respect for tradition while recognizing the importance of thoughtful innovation, and a sophisticated understanding of the complexity of issues associated with a rapidly changing world. Accompanying this is a warm and gracious personality filled with optimism and vision."
In addition to Mr. Wilson, the school welcomes his wife, Colleen, and their three children, Eamon, Eoin, and Fiona, ages 9, 7 and 7, respectively, into The Savannah Country Day family. Colleen is a former independent school teacher and development associate and brings with her the wonderful desire and energy to be a vital part of our community.
Additional information regarding Mr. Wilson, his family and upcoming visits will be forthcoming.
Click HERE to read the announcement letter from the Board of Trustees.
|Spree: An SCDS Holiday Shopping Event|
A BIG thank you to the Parents' Association for hosting SPREE, a two-day shopping extravaganza. Thirty-nine vendors set up booths in Demere Gym, selling everything from jewelry and clothing to home accessories and gourmet treats. In addition to the shopping, attendees enjoyed student performances throughout the two days.
Thank you to the vendors, who generously gave 25% of their sales back to the school:
Back Yard Baby, Barnes & Noble, Bryan Stovall Gallery, Carlette’s Savannah Toile, The Catering Kitchen, Christine Hall Photography, Glow Med Spa, The Heart Knot, The Island Pearl, JW Salon & Spa, Kathi Rich, Kikaflik, Larimar Jewelry, Lisa Zipperer Designs, Maison de Macarons, Metal Pressions, Mii Bottle, MOD Cottage Designs, Moretz Farm, The Mulberry Tree, Nourish, One Fun Summer, Palm Avenue, Pamela Martin Designs, Pure Barre, River Street Sweets, Savannah Food Co-Op, Savannah Power Yoga, Savannah’s Clay Spot, Stella and Dot, Sweet Tea Home & Gifts, Tail Activewear, Tally-Ho Designs, Trunk 13 Boutique, Utopia, GA, Verizon Wireless Cellular, and Village Walk Pharmacy & Gifts.
|Lower School Playground Groundbreaking|
On the morning of Thursday, October 18, Savannah Country Day, along with parents, students and the Board of Trustees, broke ground for the new Lower School Playground! A BIG thank you to Dr. and Mrs. Klement for their generous gift of the playground, named for their daughter, Carolyn Keeley Klement Daughtry
. It was a morning of cheers, thank you's, hugs and even some happy tears! Click here
to view a video of the event.
|Advanced Drama Class WINS One-Act Play Competition|
The SCDS Advanced Drama Class travelled to Americus to compete in the Georgia High School One-Act Play Competition at the Georgia Theater Conference...AND THEY WON!!! Performing "The Laramie Project" at the historic Rylander Theater for a packed house, our 11 students WOWed the crowd. There were over 20 theater groups competing. The Drama Class will be traveling to Louisville, KY in March to represent Georgia in the Southeast Regional competition. CONGRATULATIONS to our Drama students and Director DJ Queenan!
|Mark your Calendar for Annie, Jr.|
Savannah Country Day presents Annie, Jr. starring the amazing students of the SCDS Middle School Drama Department!
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, October 25, 26 & 27 at 7pm in Jelks Auditorium
Directed by DJ Queenan, Musical Direction by Warren Heilman and Choreography by Muriel Miller
Tickets: Adults $12.00/Students $8.00
|Kathryn Carter Throws No-Hitter|
Kathryn Carter pitched a no-hitter and drove in Savannah Country Day’s only runs with a double to lead the Hornets to a 2-0 softball victory over Wheeler County on Thursday.
Carter struck out 15 while helping SCD raise its record to 5-11 overall, 3-6 in Region 3-A play.
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W—Kathryn Carter; L—Selph. Leading hitters—SCD, Carter 1-3, 2B, 2 RBIs; Hannah Leadem 1-3. Records—SCD 5-11, 3-6 Region 3-A.
|Best Private School in Savannah|
For the SIXTH year in a row, Country Day has been voted BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL by the readers of Savannah Magazine.
A BIG THANKS to everyone that voted and to the students and teachers that make Savannah Country Day the Best Private School in Savannah!
Every year on September 8 (9/8), Upper School teachers Mr. Weber and Mr. Manly come together to demonstrate that objects in free fall drop at 9.8 meters per second squared. What better way to do this than to drop various objects off of a 100 foot lift?! Just because September 8 fell on a weekend this year, that didn't stop us from celebrating Free Fall Day!
Students watched in awe as thrown watermelons splattered on the concrete below. Other items, such as a two-liter bottle of coke, a bowling ball and a bread maker also took the plunge. With its broad appeal to Physics students and by-standers alike, Free Fall Day provided an exciting show for all of those that participated!
On Friday, September 7, Ms. Jones and her Advisory Group celebrated the Labor Day holiday by hosting a pancake breakfast for the SCDS Maintenance Staff. The students flipped and served the pancakes to the staff and thanked them for all their hard work they do throughout the year.
|Headmaster Coffee Series|
Please mark you calendar for the 2012-2013 Headmaster Coffee Series. To better accommodate our working parents, we will alternate morning and evening sessions.
While most of the sessions will be designed to advance parents’ understanding about a particular topic or new direction, we welcome and encourage your suggestions for school-wide topics you would be interested in hearing more about. Slated topics include the campus master plan, technology and leadership. Please email Allison Rhodes at firstname.lastname@example.org
The first Headmaster Coffee, on the morning of Friday, September 21, will focus on the results of last year’s Parent Satisfaction Survey, as well as a short website refresher for sign-in and academic groups. We hope to see you there.
Please mark your calendar for the below dates and times:
(All sessions will be held in the Bradley Conference Room)
Friday, September 21 (8:15am)
Wednesday, January 30 (7pm)
Friday, March 22 (8:15am)
Friday, April 19 (8:15am)
Wednesday, May 22 (6pm)
|New Faculty and Staff|
Please join us in welcoming new SCDS faculty and staff members listed below.
Detailed biographies and backgrounds on our new faculty and staff members will be featured in the upcoming Hornet Connection.
Patti Worsham - French
Tom Ott - Math
Kristin Mulzer - Visual Arts
Kristy Carter - English
Bill Harris - Director of Educational Technology
Terence Mooney - History
Tyler Bromley - Math
Julia Downs - Math & Science
Charlotte Stice - English
Benjamin Ford - SLD Specialist
Sarah Kovensky - Geography
Robert Walsh - Physical Education
Hughes Barber - Physical Education
Pamela Connor - Little School Principal
Kayla Johnson - Administrative Assistant
Welcome back to campus! The maintenance department has been working hard this summer updating some areas around the SCDS campus that we are excited to share. In addition to painting and general upgrades, there have been a few items that we finished just in time for the first day of school!
Along with the addition of many new computers, Gay Library has been reconfigured to create a more communal learning environment for students. The World Language department has found a new home this year as they have moved from the modulars to the Lewis Leadership building. Finally, the cafeteria has been filled in and Triol Hall has been given a facelift. Make sure to join us for lunch one day to see all of the changes!
|Country Day Welcomes Dr. Jim Hendrix|
The Country Day community is thrilled to welcome Dr. Jim Hendrix as Interim Headmaster for the 2012-2013 school year. Dr. Henrdrix comes to Country Day having been among many things, Headmaster of The Lovett School from 1991-2003, Interim President of The Darlington School in 2004- 2005, and most recently in 2009-2010, Interim Head of School of St. John’s School in Houston, Texas. Dr. Hendrix has extensive administrative and teaching experience, as well as significant involvement in numerous SAIS Accreditation processes. Dr. Hendrix will bring to Savannah his love of music - including his being a student of the bluegrass mandolin - athletics, backpacking and wilderness trout and salmon fishing.
As Dr. Hendrix is eager to meet as many students and families as possible, please take a moment to stop by Triol Hall to say hello.