Coat Drive Sponsored by Senior Class

This year, the senior class has decided to have a coat drive in which they will be donating new and gently used coats to the Wayne Uplift Domestic Violence Shelter in Goldsboro to help provide the kids of victims with coats, leaving them with one less problem to worry about this season. Any coats that your children have grown out of or don’t use would be greatly appreciated. A box will be set up in (or near) the WCDS lobby beginning on Monday, December 4, for your convenience! Please help us to help better the lives of those struggling in our community!

Driver Ed During Christmas Break!

Students who are at least 14-1/2 years old have the opportunity to take FREE driver education classes over the Christmas break! What a great opportunity for them to take the classes without missing school! For more info, see the flyer linked below. A+ Driving School

Primary Resources: Learning from Our Grandparents

The 7th Grade North Carolina History classes have learned about all the different resources of information available which will help them understand their own place in history. Family members are excellent examples of primary resources, particularly grandparents, who have unique stories tell from their lives. For example, one student shared his grandfather’s tools and memorabilia from his years of NYC subway system, including the actual brake key and emergency code books given to him at his retirement. What a treasure for generations to come!

2017 Christmas Program

This year's Christmas program, "Holiday Hoopla 2017," will be held on Thursday, December 21, at 10 a.m.! WCDS Early Years and Lower School students have been working hard to prepare for this festive tradition -- we're certain that their performances will fill you with the Christmas spirit!

Week of November 27 Athletic News

Week of November 27 We get right back in the gym on Monday (New Life Christian) and Tuesday (Parrott Academy) night with home games. The basketball teams will travel on Friday to Greenville to play The Oakwood School. All basketball teams will have their pictures taken after school on Wednesday. See Coach Taylor or Coach Flowers for the picture forms. Varsity Boys Basketball 27 November – Home game vs. New Life Christian at 7:00 28 November – Home game vs. Parrott Academy at 7:30 29 November – Practice 6:30-8:00 (Team Picture at 3pm) 30 November – Practice 6:30-8:00 1 December – Away game at Oakwood at 7:30 Varsity Girls Basketball 27 November – Home game vs. New Life Christian at 5:30 28

PIE PALOOZA!

Pies, pies everywhere! Another successful pie sale this year and kudos go out to WCDS 7th and 8th graders for organizing the event, baking the pies (well, with a little help from Mom or Grandma…), and selling them this morning. Students will vote on their favorite charitable cause before midterms and we will be sending a check for over $950 this year! This was the most money ever earned at the sale in its 17 year history! Thanks to all who made and bought pies. Happy Thanksgiving! Until next year!

Thanksgiving Feast 2017!

The annual Early Years' Thanksgiving Feast was held today in the Performing Arts Building. The feast is a long-standing tradition that has been celebrated for over 30 years. Attending the feast were Native Americans, Pilgrims and, of course, turkeys! The feast began with the children singing Thanksgiving songs. The final song, We are Thankful, was Mr Anderson's cue to begin carving one of the delicious turkeys. The meal was complete with green beans, corn, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes, muffins, and pumpkin pie! The room was full of parents,siblings, grandparents, children, teachers......family. What a wonderful way to begin the Thanksgiving holiday!

Getting Creative in Geography!

Mr. Cook's 9th Grade Geography students studied the techniques utilized by political cartoonists, including the effective use of analogy, symbolism, and irony. In groups, they analyzed a collection of cartoons about the changing relationship between the United States and Cuba -- following a lesson plan provided by Brown University's Choices Program. Then, the students created their own original cartoons related to issues in the past or present of the Caribbean region. Most chose to focus on the influence of the United States in the region: the Monroe Doctrine/Roosevelt Corollary, the effort to force democratic reforms in Cuba, and the power of American businesses in the region's history (esp

Get your "GIVING" on!

Looking for ways to give during this holiday season? WCDS's Key Club is collecting canned goods to donate to the Community Soup Kitchen in Goldsboro. You can bring in your donations through Tuesday, November 21. Students, don't forget to sign the donation sheets to receive service credit! Dawn Traveny is collecting a variety of items for Welfare of Our Furry Friends, such as dog/cat food, bowls, blankets, and leashes. Please consider making a donation so some furry friends will have a great holiday season! For more details, please click HERE.

Week of November 20 Athletic News

Week of November 20 We will be hosting Lawrence Academy in basketball on Monday after school with JV Girls, JV Boys, Varsity Girls, and Varsity Boys all in action. The swim team will be in action in Winterville on Tuesday at 4:30. Varsity Boys Basketball 20 November – Home game vs. Lawrence Academy at 7:30 21 November – No Practice 22 November – No Practice 23 November – NO Practice 24 November – No Practice Varsity Girls Basketball 20 November – Home game vs. Lawrence Academy at 6:00 21 November – No Practice 22 November – NO Practice 23 November – NO Practice 24 November – No Practice JV Boys Basketball 20 November – Home game vs. Lawrence Academy at 4:30 21 November – NO Practice 22 Nove

Ya'll Fest 2017

In Upper School book club, we advocate for reading. We read books together or we just sit down and discuss books we have read and make recommendations for one another. Ya’ll fest, an annual literary festival, is a place where we can do all that but with tens of thousands of other students from around the country. The Ya’ll Fest is a literary festival that is held annually in Charleston, South Carolina. It brings together authors of young adult books, and readers from all over to participate in panels, discussions, and book signings. This year seven WCDS students and two teachers traveled to the event. The trip was open to students that participate in book club. The group attended book signin

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

On November 1st, 2017 the Upper School Art and Spanish classes sponsored a short program and celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). As always, WCDS believes in celebrating the diversity in our community and providing our students with as many culture-based experiences as possible during the school year. Day of the Dead is a family holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico November 1st and 2nd. This is not be confused with our own Halloween and All-Saints Day celebrations, which happen to fall on or around the same dates. Dia de los Muertos is a happy holiday, not intended to be evil, frightening or scary in any way. It is believed that the gates of heaven are opened at

Week of November 13 Athletic News

Week of November 13 The swim team will have its first meet of the year on Monday at the Goldsboro YMCA at 5:15. We are hosting home basketball games on Tuesday starting at 4:00 vs. United Faith. Varsity Boys Basketball 13 November – Practice 6:30-8:00 14 November – Home game vs. United Faith at 7:00 15 November – Practice 6:30-8:00 16 November – Practice 6:30-8:00 17 November – Away game at Rocky Mount Academy at 7:30 Varsity Girls Basketball 13 November – Practice 5:00-6:30 14 November – Home game vs. United Faith at 5:30 15 November – Practice 5:00-6:30 16 November – Practice 5:00-6:30 17 November – Away game at Rocky Mount Academy at 6:00 PM JV Boys Basketball 13 November – Practice 4:00

7th & 8th Grade Art: Pumpkins, Pups, & People

This Fall, our 7th and 8th grade art classes took a look at the work of popular Canadian Artist Janet Hill. She is known for her simplistic style and nostalgic, romantic views of everyday life, and her sense of humor. Students selected their favorites and produced their own versions of her work, making any adjustments or additions they wanted to include. We had some remarkable results!

Canterbury Tales Writing Competition Winners!

On Monday, October 16th, the students of Mrs. Butts' 4th period AP Literature and Composition course presented their student-made Canterbury Tales. In the spirit of the literary competition modelled in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, these students turned the class assignment into a quest for bragging rights. So, the Wayne Country Day English department is thrilled to publicly announce the winners of the first-annual WCDS Canterbury Tales Writing Competition: Daniel C. and Grayson S. To see theirs and others' tales, see the links below. Grayson and Daniel - The Sage's Tale Zan and Jennifer - The Pilot's Tale Nick and Andrew - The Senior's Tale Jack and Eliza - Penelope's Tale Hannah and

9 WCDS Teachers with "Bright Ideas"!

Congratulations to nine of WCDS's teachers for being awarded 2017 Bright Ideas grants! Collectively, these teachers received nearly $9,000 in grant money to support student mastery in their classrooms. For more than 20 years, the NC electric co-ops have offered Bright Ideas education grants to teachers in K-12 classrooms across the state. Bright Ideas grants provide funding for innovative, creative, classroom-based projects that might otherwise not be possible. In addition, WCDS was recognized for having the 3rd most award recipients of all the schools represented in our region. Check out this year's Bright Ideas below and stay tuned for updates as these projects are executed throughout the

WCDS Athletics - Lots to Brag About!

Wayne Country Day School made history last spring to finish the 2016-2017 school year. The school has now won the Wells Fargo Cup in back to back years. The Wells Fargo Cup is awarded to the school with the top athletic program within each of the three divisions in the NCISAA. I am so proud of our student-athletes and coaches for their hard work during the school year. Not only did we win the Wells Fargo Cup, we also won the CPIC Sportsmanship Award as the top school in the conference with the best sportsmanship. We had another history-making Fall sports term in 2017 with two NCISAA State Championships and NCISAA State Runner-Up. The boys cross country team won their first ever NCISAA 1A st

Mr. Snoddy's China Experience

I was recently given the opportunity to travel to China to promote the Wayne Country Day School brand and interview student candidates endeavoring to study abroad in the United States. This was my first time in China, and it proved to be an experience that I will not forget. After a long flight from Detroit to 上海 (Shanghai), I then had to catch a connecting flight to 深圳 (Shenzhen). After spending a day in Shenzhen, culminating in an evening dinner where I met with parents of one of our current international students, we took an exhilarating bullet train to 福州 (Fuzhou) in Fujian province. In Fuzhou, I interviewed many interesting student candidates who will hopefully take the next steps to en

Week of November 6 Athletic News

Week of November 6 We will have our first set of basketball games on Thursday November 9 vs. Ridgecroft. The JV Girls, VB Boys, Varsity girls, and Varsity boys will all be in action. The middle school boys basketball team will start up practice on Monday. Varsity Boys Basketball 6 November – Practice 5:00-6:30 7 November – Practice 5:00-6:30 8 November – Practice 5:00-6:30 9 November – Home game vs. Ridgecroft at 7:30 10 November – Practice 5:00-6:30 Varsity Girls Basketball 6 November – Practice 6:30-8:00 7 November – Practice 6:30-8:00 8 November – Practice 6:30-8:00 9 November – Home game vs. Ridgecroft at 6:00 10 November – Practice 6:30-8:00 JV Boys Basketball 6 November – Practice 4:

Headmaster's November Newsletter

Dear Parents: November is here and for me it's time to take stock in the many things that I am so thankful for. Thank you for your most precious possession: your children. Your involvement and caring give meaning to our work and we appreciate the honor to share your children with you. Thank you for keeping your children home when they are ill. Thank you for keeping them home until they are symptom free for twenty-four hours. Thank you for our continued growth. We can track almost every new family enrollment at our school with a current family who has endorsed our school. With 319 students, one would have to go back more than a generation to have such a student population at our school. Thank

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