With the school year starting remotely, Mr. Martin and the senior class sponsors wanted to find ways to make the start of school special for our seniors. They came up with two unique activities that will let seniors leave their mark on KCD.
Last week, upper school teachers made 100 ceramic tiles so that seniors could come to campus on their “last first day of school” to decorate them. Seniors added their names to the tiles through sgraffito and painting. All the tiles will be assembled into a mural in the Upper School to forever celebrate the class of 2021.
Students decorated their tiles at tables set up outside while wearing masks and social distancing. Even with these requirements, students enjoyed the chance to come to campus and see their friends on the first day of school. “It’s so great to be back,” said senior Ameer Maya.
In addition, seniors have been given the opportunity for another KCD first: painting their parking spaces in the senior lot. The seniors each came up with their own design and are in the process of painting their spaces. This project is being done in small, socially distanced groups spread out over a few days this week.
We’re excited for the class of 2021 to begin their last year at KCD, and we’re glad to be able to celebrate this special group of students in these unique ways.
Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 85-acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.