Citizen, Scholar, Steward

2017

  • May

    Bearcats & Bats: a home run of a day!

    On April 23, lower school boys and their chaperones gathered at Slugger Field for the second annual Bearcats & Bats event. It was a terrific afternoon of baseball and bonding—KCD spirit was in the air, and it was a great day for everyone who attended
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  • Math students wrap up a great year at GLML banquet

    On April 25th, KCD hosted the year-end banquet of the Greater Louisville Math League (GLML) for the second year in a row. This year, students from 21 schools participated in four competitions, which tallied scores for both individuals and teams.

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  • Congratulations to these professional development award recipients

    Each year, we are thrilled to be able to present teachers with professional development awards that fund travel or ongoing education. Over the years, these awards have provided teachers with many fantastic opportunities that have enriched the classroom experience at KCD. These awards are funded by generous donors in our community—thank you for providing these opportunities for our teachers! Descriptions of the awards, along with this year’s recipients, are below.
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  • French exchange builds friendships

    Upper schoolers recently said goodbye to the group of French exchange students from our sister school of Ste-Thècle in Clermont-Ferrand, France.
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  • Grandparents and Special Friends program celebrates the sights and sounds of nature

    This year’s Grandparents and Special Friends program was a wonderful celebration of the sights and sounds of nature. This year’s show was called “What We Need is Here”—a line taken from Wendell Berry’s poem “The Wild Geese.”
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  • KCD welcomes James Foreman, our new MS director

    Last week, KCD hosted a welcome reception for James Foreman and his wife Jennifer. James will take on the role of middle school director in July. This was a great opportunity for parents to meet James and Jennifer and for the Foremans to get to know our community. We’re excited to welcome James and Jennifer to KCD and look forward to James getting started in the Middle School this summer.
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  • April

    First grade Poetry Cafe features Dr. Seuss

    Last week, first graders welcomed family and friends to their annual Poetry Cafe, featuring the poetry of Dr. Seuss. This musical program is always a lot of fun—kudos to the performers on a great show!
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  • Science Olympiad team excels at state

    Congratulations to the 14 upper school students who participated in the Kentucky Science Olympiad on April 22. KCD placed 6th out of 24 teams—the best showing KCD has had at state!
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  • Students organize Earth Day campus cleanup

    Kudos to this group of upper school students, who put stewardship into action on Earth Day by coming to campus to pick up trash. The event was organized by junior Nathan Zou. He was joined by Ananya Jain, Elizabeth Scinta, Grant Carstanjen, Caden Schuessler, Liam Gallagher, Salik Chowhan, Wilder Brice, Jackson Diaz, Zachary Ramirez-Icaza, Lilly Papalia, Nathan Zou, Grace Lau, and Conner Kissel. Thank you!
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  • Twelve seniors commit to college athletics

    A dozen KCD students will compete in college athletics next year. They were recognized by the athletics department this week at a signing ceremony.
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  • Young Biologists start native plant garden

    Thanks to a grant from the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, seventh graders in the Young Biologists Club started a native plant garden this week. Students planted black-eyed Susans, asters, bee balm, and orange coneflower. These plants are intended to encourage the rebound of honeybees as as well as to support other pollinating insects, especially monarch butterflies.
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  • 19 students inducted into national math honor society

    This fall, KCD started its chapter of Mu Alpha Theta chapter, joining 2000 schools across the country in this national math honor society. We are proud to induct 19 students into the honor society this year. 
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  • Honors students showcase research at Ideas Café

    Each year, the students in the KCD Honors Program host the annual Ideas Café, where they share their research with the KCD community. This year’s café covered topics such as depression and anxiety in young adults, using cumin seeds to fight cancer, and the conflict between India and Pakistan in Kashmir. Honors students will formally present their research to a panel at the end of the year.
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  • Science department is celebrating Earth Day all week long

    Earth Day is Sunday, but this was Earth Week at KCD as science students in all three divisions participated in a variety of activities promoting environmental awareness. Many of these activities crossed divisions and encouraged students across grade levels to work together and learn from each other. Below you’ll find a quick rundown of some of the activities that took place this week.
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  • Pine Mountain trip focuses on environmental education

    Seventh graders had a great time and beautiful weather during their Pine Mountain trip last week. The weeklong trip to the Pine Mountain Settlement School in eastern Kentucky explores the history, geography, and culture of Appalachia. In addition to studying the history and environmental impact of coal mining, students take time to record thoughts and observations in their journals.
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  • Ornithology students place nesting boxes

    The seniors in Mr. Martin’s Ornithology elective are learning about the life cycles, anatomy, and physiology of various bird species. This week, students placed nest boxes in different locations around campus. Students built the boxes and personalized them using tools in the KCD Fab Lab. As the spring goes on, students will monitor the boxes and make notes about the nesting habits of different species.
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  • March

    KUNA delegation once again receives assembly’s highest honor

    It was a terrific weekend for the 25 KCD students who participated in the Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA). For the second year in a row, KCD received the Delegation of Excellence Award, which recognizes the best delegation of the more than 20 schools attending.
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  • 'Snow White Variety Show' offers fairy tale fun

    Congratulations to the Middle School on a fun and funny production of The Snow White Variety Show last weekend. This show turned fairy tale conventions upside-down with an irreverent take on the story of Snow White. Congratulations to the cast, crew, and director Trudy Wheeler on a great show!
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  • Cedar Lake race brings two communities together

    On Monday, the Cedar Lake 5K Race/Fun Run brought the KCD and Cedar Lake communities together in the biggest way yet. Cedar Lake residents, along with KCD students in all grade levels, enjoyed walking and running on a beautiful spring morning. 
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  • Winter athletes recognized at awards assembly

    Athletes in winter sports were recognized during an awards assembly during X-period last week. Award winners are listed below.
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  • February

    Little Loomhouse visits KCD

    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.
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  • Senior’s interactive project brings history to life

    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.
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  • Fashion design elective lets students stretch creative boundaries

    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.
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  • MS Governor’s Cup team wins four regional event championships

    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.
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  • Special guests help students celebrate 100th day of school

    The 100th day of school is always a big deal for JK and kindergarten students, and this year was no exception. 
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  • Sweetheart Dance is a magical evening for lower school girls

    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.
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  • Upper school welcomes visiting ceramics artist

    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.
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  • Upper, lower schoolers explore chemistry together

    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. 
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  • First grade STEAM unit features artist in residence

    This week, first graders are finishing a STEAM unit on sound. This unit spans classes in art, music, and science, allowing students to see how different content areas connect with each other.
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  • KCD heads Business First list of top Louisville private high schools

    Earlier this week, Business First published the rankings of 16 private Louisville high schools, as rated by Niche.com. KCD was #1 on the list, with an overall grade of A+ and an Academics grade of A+.
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  • Parent education speaker outlines the perils, promise of social media

    All parents worry about keeping their kids safe online. This morning, KCD parents got some advice from Jeff Rushton, director of digital media for the University of Louisville. 
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  • January

    KCD artists create Memory Project portraits

    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.
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  • Retired teacher receives Exceptional Service Award

    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. 
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  • Students hunt for clues during Amazing Race activity

    This week, third graders in Kim Kettring’s class took their learning outside the classroom for a social studies scavenger hunt based on the globe-trotting reality TV show The Amazing Race. 
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  • Orchestra director James Racine featured in 'Louisville Magazine'

    This month’s issue of Louisville Magazine contains a great profile of KCD orchestra director James Racine, who also records and performs as Maestro J. 
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  • Pianist Harry Pickens performs for students

    We were excited to welcome jazz pianist and music educator Harry Pickens to KCD today. 
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  • Senior nominated for prestigious all-star game

    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. 
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  • Pieces by visual arts teachers installed in Robertson Library

    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.
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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.