This week, Becky Gallion’s art classes welcomed guest artist Michelle Kamos from the Little Loomhouse, an arts organization that teaches students about weaving and the textile arts. Ms. Kamos showed students different materials that are used in weaving and also demonstrated a spinning wheel and loom.
Senior Catherine Bache’s interest in the Underground Railroad began with the sixth grade’s cross-disciplinary Underground Railroad unit and the Camp Joy field trip. That initial interest would eventually grow into an interactive program called Faces of Freedom, in which audience members participate in an Underground Railroad story along with a cast of costumed actors.
This trimester, a pair of new middle school fine arts electives are allowing students to explore the world of fashion. The Fashion Design elective includes a 5/6 and 7/8 section, both taught by Danielle Brown.
At last week’s regional tournament, the middle school Governor’s Cup team earned championships in four of the eight component events. Championships in Quick Recall, Future Problem Solving, Science, and Arts & Humanities earned the team a second place regional finish overall.
On February 4, lower school girls and their guests were treated to a magical evening at the annual Sweetheart Dance. Raffle and door prizes, dancing, sweet treats, and keepsake crafts made this an evening to remember! Elegant décor and beautiful dresses transformed the Commons into a fabulous event space.
Last week, we were fortunate to welcome ceramics artist Sharif Bey to the Upper School. Mr. Bey is an associate professor of art and art education at Syracuse University as well as a prolific artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally.
This week, lower schoolers in Ms. Ribblett’s science classes visited Mr. Moreland and Mr. Martin’s chemistry classes to learn more about chemical reactions. Lower schoolers visited stations set up by the older students, who demonstrated a chemical reaction and provided an age-appropriate explanation.
Two dozen children in Syria and Jordan will receive portraits created by a group of 15 KCD students and faculty. The portraits will be distributed by The Memory Project, a nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced neglect, abuse, loss of parents, violence, or extreme poverty.
For the first time ever, KCD has recognized a faculty member with the Exceptional Service Award. During the Chair’s Reception on Friday night, Head of School Brad Lyman presented the award to retired chemistry teacher Lee Meriwether.
On January 12, senior basketball player Anthony Mathis was recognized at X-period for his nomination for the McDonald’s All-American basketball game, high school basketball’s most prestigious all-star game.
This week, a new installation of work by visual arts faculty were added to the study area of the Robertson Library. The five pieces—one by each of our visual arts teachers—show our teachers’ passion for their disciplines and their commitment to creating spaces for the arts in our community.
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.