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In the Spotlight—Queer Voices

Each year, as part of our Senior English study of The Laramie Project, Country Day hosts Queer Voices, a panel of people who identify as LGBTQ+ and who wish to share their personal perspectives with our community. This year, a combined panel of Country Day students and staffulty members volunteered to share their perspectives with the Advanced Topics in English Literature classes and the Country Day community last week.

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In the Spotlight: Consolidated Communications Engineering Club Grant

Sacramento Country Day was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from Consolidated Communications’ “Consolidated Connects Educational Grant Program" to support its program to create a more efficient and automated vehicle.  Grant funding will support our school’s effort to bridge a gap between the physical skills and the technology and innovation that is taught in multiple classes.

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Country Day Robotics is on a Roll!

On November 4, the High School Robotics team "Hoot and Compute" #24123 competed in their first-ever FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) league event, placing 5th of 13 participating teams. FTC teams build and program an aluminum robot to navigate an arena while avoiding obstacles and moving objects to score points. This year's Robot Game, Centerstage, challenges teams to place plastic "pixels" on a backdrop, throw a paper airplane, and finish with a pull-up.

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In the Spotlight—Kinder STEAM

STEAM is for more than just our older students at Country Day. STEAM Stations in Kindergarten help students learn about the world around us! Every other week, the Kindergartners get to experiment, investigate, problem-solve, create, and explore. Each set of STEAM Stations have a unified theme that often enriches what they are learning about in class, or what is happening at that time in the world.

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Monarch Garden

In a thrilling update, recently we have spotted regular, daily monarch activity. Aleitha Burns and her 7th graders confirmed multiple monarch caterpillars clinging to leaves in our milkweed "forest," and a tent has been added to the garden to protect the activity.

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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.

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Ashlie Kirby and Orff Shulwerk

The Orff Schulwerk approach is a way of teaching music and dance to children in the way they learn best - play! Ashlie Kirby teaches Music and Movement in PK-3rd Grade and uses this process that is over 100 years old but remains fresh and is reimagined anew with every group of children because it honors the child as the artist.

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Mission In Action: Diversity

Each year, the Advanced Topics in English Literature classes, led by Jason Hinojosa in our High School, reads The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman. This play focuses on the aftermath of the 1998 murder of a gay man named Matthew Shepard. As a supplement to our studies, Country Day annually hosts a Queer Voices panel of people who identify as LGBTQ+ and who wish to share their personal perspectives with our community.

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National History Day

14 of our ninth graders (and one eighth grader) participated in the annual Sacramento County History Day competition. Sacramento County History Day is part of National History Day, which is an international research competition in which half a million students participate each year.

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