Save the Date: Oktoberfest

Save the date for a community-wide event to celebrate the successful conclusion of the first phase of the Invest in Excellence Campaign! The event is complimentary and will feature live music, football on big screen TVs, and festive food and bar! Save the date for Saturday, October 14!

SCDS is pleased to work with Coastal Care Partners to offer a convenient, on-campus flu vaccine clinic for students (JK-12th grade) on Wednesday, October 4. Two time slots are available: 7:00-8:15 am and 3:00-4:00 pm. Please register on the Coastal Care Partners’ website HERE by Friday, September 29. You will receive an email five days prior to your child’s appointment prompting you to fill out the consent form and input your insurance information. If your insurance provider is not listed (medicaid and medicare) there will be a $40 self-pay fee. Should you have any questions, please reach out to our nursing team at

Mark your calendar: Peter and the Starcatcher

Mark your calendar for the Upper School production of Peter and the Starcatcher, a play based on the 2004 novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, adapted for the stage by Rick Elice. The play provides a backstory for the characters of Peter Pan, Mrs Darling, Tinker Bell, and Hook, and serves as a prequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy. Show dates and times are Thursday, October 19 (7 pm curtain) and Friday, October 20 (5 pm curtain). Tickets will go on sale the week of October 2. 

Generative AI Faculty Workshop

On September 13, Drs. Beth Howells and Annie Mendenhall from Georgia Southern University's English Department presented a workshop to Upper School faculty entitled Responding to AI in our Classrooms. During the workshop, our guest presenters shared information about AI chatbots and writing services, explored a framework for AI in higher education, and encouraged faculty to consider their own thoughts, feelings, and concerns around the impact of AI on teaching, learning, and academic honesty. Faculty gathered by department to consider how they might adapt their teaching and assignments given the capabilities of AI, and how teachers might encourage students to use these tools ethically to support their learning. 

Water Balloon Target Practice

How often does one have to dodge flying water balloons on campus? At least once a year in our advanced calculus-based physics class! Water balloon target practice has become one of the highlights of the year and a great way to emphasize studies on projectile motion. Students spend time analyzing factors and calculating the velocity needed to project a water balloon as far as possible. Heads up, Hornets!

Do you know of a prospective student or family?

Do you know of a student or family who would be a great fit at Country Day? If so, encourage them to attend one of the upcoming Admissions events to learn more about the Country Day Difference. Our informational coffees are small group, open house-style events that allow prospective parents to hear from administrators and faculty and tour classrooms and campus facilities. 

Lower School School Prospective Parent Open House Dates: October 4, November 1, November 29, and January 17. 

Middle and Upper School Prospective Parent Open House Dates: October 6, November 8, December 6, and January 12. 

Kindergarten and Fourth Graders Collaborate

Mrs. Jones’ kindergarten class and Mrs. Aliotta’s fourth graders will be collaborating all year in language arts and visual arts to broaden the students’ knowledge and build long-lasting mentorships!

Golden Hornet, Peter Foley, honored at Homecoming

Last year, a group of alumni and parents of alumni united with a common wish to honor their beloved teacher and coach, Peter Foley, with an athletic field named in his honor. During halftime of the Homecoming Game, we were delighted to pay tribute to Golden Hornet Peter Foley and announce that the practice field closest to Saunders Field is now FOLEY FIELD.

Spanning his 27-year run as the boys' soccer coach, the Hornets amassed 338 wins, 1 City Championship, 1 GA Coastal League Championship, and two Georgia state championships! Peter Foley’s impact shines among 36 years of players, students, and parents who love him and appreciate his teaching and coaching legacy, many of whom joined him on the field Friday night, including members from the 2002 and 2004 State Championship soccer teams!