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Events and Programs
Country Day Conversations CREATIVITY Podcast

Our limited series podcast Country Day Conversations continues this week as we explore tapping into the energy of collaboration and creativity. Lower School Music & Movement teacher Ashlie Kirby, 6th grade English, Middle and High School Drama teacher Jane McGinnes, and Middle and High School Art teacher Andy Cunningham discuss Creativity through their varied, outstanding programs. Second grader Minnie Maydea also shares her incredible creative assets with Lee in a heartfelt and fun conversation. Past episodes can be found on the Country Day website, Apple Podcast, and Spotify.

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Coffees with Lee
Country Day Conversations Live—Connecting with our Community

Head of School, Lee Thomsen, cordially invites you to attend “Country Day Conversations- Live” events to chat about the results of our 2021-22 parent survey, engage in some meaningful conversation about Country Day curriculum and goals, and enjoy time reconnecting as a community.

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Admissions Open House

Our annual Admission Open House for prospective families is Saturday, November 5, 9 am-12 pm. Please encourage your neighbors, friends, and colleagues to register and join us!

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Homecoming Wins! 

JV volleyball defeated Valley Christian 2-1. Varsity volleyball stayed unbeaten in league sweeping Valley Christian 3-0. Boys soccer defeated John Adams Academy 6-1.

And last but CERTAINLY not least…Middle School Flag Football beats Sacred Heart!

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In the Spotlight—Mission in Action
The Responsive Classroom

Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching and discipline that focuses on engaging academics, positive community, effective management, and developmental awareness. It ensures that students’ needs for belonging, significance, and fun are met in each classroom and encourages positive engagement throughout the school day. The Responsive Classroom permeates our Lower School, creating a place where children know that they are valued as learners and people.

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50 Days of Giving Continues
Country Day Conversations—Critical Thinking Podcast

Our limited series podcast continues this week. In this second episode, we discuss Critical Thinking with fifth-grade Language Arts and Humanities Teacher & Social Studies Chair Kristi Mathisen, High School English and Spanish Teacher Diego Panisiti, and student Mia Crowder ‘24. Episodes can be found on the Country Day website, Apple Podcast, and Spotify.

Enjoy last week’s Compassion episode if you haven’t had a chance yet, and look for new episodes weekly!

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COMPASSION IN OUR GARDEN
Mission in Action

Tucked away in the back of campus, the Country Day garden includes wild and native plants, benches, lunch areas, and is a beautiful space to relax. But the quarter-acre garden is also highly productive with over 20 beds of growing crops. Through the hard work of garden coordinator Rory Tira, and with the assistance of student volunteers, Country Day is able to donate a large amount of the food grown in our garden to the River City Food Bank.

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STRONGER TOGETHER
Country Day Fund 2022 Kicks Off Country Day Conversations: The Podcast

Introducing our limited series podcast Country Day Conversations. Hosts Lee Thomsen and Rachelle Doyle interview Country Day faculty on how they incorporate the core values of Country Day into the curriculum of your children. In the first episode, we discuss Compassion with Athletics Director Matt Vargo, Lower School P.E. Teacher Denise Santos, Garden Coordinator Rory Tira, and Senior Savanna Karmue ’23. Episodes can be found on the Country Day website, Apple Podcast, and Spotify.

Our limited series will run for five episodes and focus on each of the core values in the school’s mission statement: Compassion, Critical Thinking, Creativity, Intellectual Discovery, and Diversity. Look for new episodes weekly!

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National Merit Finalists Announced

Congratulations to these outstanding Country Day students. By taking the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last October students became eligible for National Merit recognition. 50,000 students across the country with the highest scores were identified and 34,000 of those were designated Commended Scholars. 16,000 students were designated as National Merit Semi-Finalists and represent less than 1% of each state’s high school seniors. National Merit Semi-Finalists are eligible to continue on to become Finalists and compete for National Merit Scholarships.

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Fall Festival Returns!
Friday, September 30th, 3:30 - 6:30 pm

Join us for the return of the Fall Family Festival. We’ll have bounce houses, music, games, and face painting for festival fun. We’re topping it off with cotton candy, popcorn, nachos, caramel apple dips, and drinks. Kids can visit our SCDS pumpkin patch and take home their choice of pumpkin too!

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Diversity, Inclusion, Equity & Justice Training for Employees

Dr. Liza Talusan, a highly sought-after facilitator, educator, and scholar-practitioner in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, has been working with Sacramento Country Day School to help us engage in community conversations about how to create a more inclusive and equitable school environment.

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Country Day Earns 2020 College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award
Recognized for High Female Representation in AP Computer Science A

Sacramento, CA -  Sacramento Country Day School (Country Day) has earned the 2020 College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science A. The award recognizes schools that are closing the gender gap and engaging more female students in computer science coursework. Out of the 20,000 institutions worldwide that offer AP Computer science courses, Country Day was one of 232 recognized in the category of AP Computer Science A for 2020.

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Country Day Ranked One of America’s Top STEM High Schools
List of Top 5,000 Schools Released by Newsweek

Sacramento, CA – Today, as part of its partnership with STEM.org to rank America’s Best STEM High Schools, Newsweek released its ranking of the top 5,000 STEM high schools for 2019. Sacramento Country Day School ranked 680. With approximately 37,000 high schools in the U.S., this puts Country Day within the top 2% of high schools in the nation. Earlier this year, Country Day also was named the #1 Best High School for STEM in Sacramento by Niche.com.

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Sacramento Country Day Earns 2018 College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award
Recognized for High Female Representation in AP Computer Science Courses

Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Country Day School has earned the 2018 College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. The award recognizes schools that are closing the gender gap and engaging more female students in computer science coursework in AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A. Out of more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, Country Day is one of only 685 schools to accomplish this.

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Sacramento Country Day Releases Five-Year Strategic Plan
Plan Focuses on Personalized Learning, Developing Community Partnerships and Leadership

SACRAMENTO, CA – Sacramento Country Day School, the leading PK-12 independent school in the Sacramento region, this week released its updated Strategic Plan. The plan consists of three main pillars and outlines specific goals and various actions steps to implement each goal over the next five years.