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Linear Perspective Designs

Last week, US Art 102 students installed creative Linear Perspective Designs throughout campus locations, including the art buildings and the lunchroom. These optical illusions were created using blue painter's tape and entertained students of all ages. 

Chase Brown '28 Wins Poetry Award

Congratulations to sixth-grader Chase Brown! He submitted a poem for the first annual Savannah Park and Tree Commission Arbor Day contest and won in the middle school literary work category. On Friday, April 29, Chase was honored at McCauley Park in Ardsley Park and presented with his award and a tree of his own! His poem will be posted on the Savannah Park and Tree website.

Awesome Trees by Chase Brown

Savannah’s trees are amazing to explore
They are shady, beautiful, and so much more

The limbs are bright green after the rain
And, they never look like they have a stain

The Candler, Majestic, and Live Oak
Can always keep you from getting soaked

The Spanish moss hangs low from the trees
And moves beautifully in the cool summer breeze

The Live Oaks are more than 100 years old
But their colors are always bright and bold

Stop and take a picture with a large Live Oak
Or drink a Coke with a Majestic Oak 

The Southern Magnolia is known for white flowers
You can look at them for many, many hours

The Pecan trees are my grandparents’ fav
They’d rather eat pecans than see Laurel Grove graves

The Ginkgo's a name that you don't hear in the south
It’s hard to say: an awkward sound from your mouth

I love the trees in my beautiful city
Everyone should go see them ‘cuz they're really pretty

First Graders Create Rangoli!

On Monday, May 16, AAPI and SCD students led a presentation for first graders on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), an integral part of the American cultural mosaic encompassing a wide range of diversity. Following the presentation, students created their very own Rangoli, an art form originating in India, using multi-colored sand and stencils. It was a fun cross-divisional learning opportunity for all!

Eighth Grade Places First in JEA Holocaust Remembrance Art and Writing Contest

On the morning of May 16, the eighth grade class was presented with a check from the Jewish Educational Alliance (JEA) as a reward for winning first place in the Holocaust Remembrance Art and Writing Contest. The winning art piece is a collaborative watercolor work inspired by the Terezin Ghetto, in which each student chose an image, quote, or map that memorializes the Holocaust, and created individual scenes that were assembled to model "Exercise — color theory" by Hana Lustigová (1931–44), May 30, 1944.

Boone Wiesner was also recognized for placing in the writing contest. Congratulations, Hornets!!

Governor's Honors Program

Congratulations to juniors Maya King (Communicative Arts) and Yenna Park (Strings/Bass) on their invitation to the prestigious Governor's Honors Program. Over 3,200 students are nominated each year, and nearly 1,600 interview/audition for the highly selective residential summer program that allows participants to immerse themselves in a particular course of study. In addition, Junior Aden Adjei (Mathematics) was named as an alternate.

Exploring our City

Mr. Beckmann's Savannah and the American South class took a walking tour of downtown Savannah. After lunch at Sentient Bean, students made their way north on Bull Street through Forsyth Park to examine monuments and historic markers to better understand the intersection of history and memory — exploring not only how we remember the past but also when and why we decide to memorialize events and people. The field trip concluded with a wonderful tour of the Green-Meldrim House (Sherman's Savannah HQ in 1864-1865) led by Jane Pressly.

The Wedding of Q & U

On Friday, April 22, Kindergarteners celebrated the union of Q & U after learning that these two letters are rarely seen apart from one another. It was QUite the QUaint and QUirky affair, culminating in a dance party and photos with the happy newlyweds!

Bill Eswine Day!

On Thursday, April 21, Country Day celebrated BILL ESWINE DAY, marking his 50 years of service to SCDS. Hornets of all ages sported his signature look — tie-dye t-shirts, Middle School students gathered in assembly for a Q&A session with Mr. Eswine, and Lower School students surprised him with a song they wrote and sang for him. The day concluded with a community-wide celebration in Mr. Eswine’s gardens to honor his 50 years as a beloved Hornet.