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Lower School Celebrates Seuss Day!
The Lower School was full of Cat in the Hats, Loraxs, Thing One and Thing Twos as these Hornets celebrated Seuss Day! Students came to school in every type of Seuss costume imaginable and celebrated with readings by special guests, imaginative activities-even yummy treats! Seuss Day also posed a special challenge for our Lower School – an iPad movie challenge! Our Hornets had to write, direct and star in their very own “Seuss” inspired movie that would be judged on Seuss Day. The votes are still coming in and the winner will be announced at our Seuss awards ceremony this Wednesday in Jelks! 

Country Day Hosts Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters
Country Day had the honor of hosting the Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters for an all-school assembly! Students were treated to a performance of oral storytelling and cultural history to educate our Hornets on the Geechee Gullah’s Lowcountry legacy. After the powerful performance, there was a facilitated dialogue, as well as an informed Q and A on how to help preserve these traditions. 

Hornets Celebrate Lunar New Year With Traditional Feast
On February 21, students and families enjoyed a traditional Chinese dinner for Country Day’s 5th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration. Students, faculty and friends enjoyed a bevy of delicious Chinese dishes such as yang zhou fried rice and sweet dim sum. Hosts Christine Cheng and Samantha Liang discussed the significance of the dishes present, while Mandarin Chinese Club representatives, Sinping Kuand and Jane Mansel, spoke about their club activities. With delicious food and good company, these Hornets kicked off the Year of the Sheep in a time-honored and customary fashion!

Country Day Hosts Nancy McDuff, Head of Admissions at the University of Georgia
Country Day was privileged to host Nancy McDuff, the Head of Admissions at the University of Georgia, for a busy ​two-day ​visit. Ms. ​McDuff began her time with a student-led tour around the campus grounds, and later, held an intimate meeting ​with Upper School faculty, answering their questions on how best to support students applying to college.  Later in the evening, she hosted an evening​ presentation for families, where she provided an overview of the application process as well as program changes and enhancements at UGA. Ms. Fry, Director of College Counseling at SCDS, joined Ms. McDuff for a follow-up question and answer session.  On her second day, Ms. McDuff spent time in several classrooms and met with Upper School students for a roundtable discussion. ​Her expertise, wisdom and warmth was greatly appreciated and valued.  An interview with Ms. McDuff ​will be released shortly–stay tuned for an update and to hear more on Ms. McDuff’s experience on campus.

Eighth-Grade Hornets Head Out On Outward Bound
During the week of January 26, the eighth grade class participated in a five day Outward Bound Excursion in the Florida Everglades’ Ten Thousand Islands. During their excursion, they developed teamwork by navigating their way to sandy beaches, setting up camp, boarding up on canoes, cooking their own meals and learning ‘Leave No Trace’ techniques to minimize their impact on the land. They put their heads together to decipher charts and used compasses to navigate their way through the maze-like mangrove tunnels. They also had first-hand encounters with native sea creatures and Florida Wildlife. Without a doubt, this experience is one that will not soon be forgotten by all who participated. Thanks to all of the teachers that continue to make this such an amazing experience for the eighth grade class!
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