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CURRICULAR CHANGE-UPS: History teacher Damany Fisher trades tricky multiple-choice questions for more holistic assessments

CURRICULAR CHANGE-UPS: History teacher Damany Fisher trades tricky multiple-choice questions for more holistic assessments

Sonja Hansen, Print Editor-in-Chief

The famous multiple-choice questions former history teacher Bruce Baird was known for - and that would throw students into a sort of manic state - are gone.  “I don’t see the value in multiple-choice exams,” new history teacher Daman...

September 21, 2017

CURRICULAR CHANGE-UPS: Parent Liz Leavy also becomes AP Art History teacher a few weeks before school starts

CURRICULAR CHANGE-UPS: Parent Liz Leavy also becomes AP Art History teacher a few weeks before school starts

September 21, 2017

CURRICULAR CHANGE-UPS: New sophomore English teacher Kathryn LaComb wants students to step outside comfort zones

CURRICULAR CHANGE-UPS: New sophomore English teacher Kathryn LaComb wants students to step outside comfort zones

September 19, 2017

Apple tree outside library fills up with messages eulogizing former English teacher Lauren LaMay

Apple tree outside library fills up with messages eulogizing former English teacher Lauren LaMay

September 19, 2017

SCDS community members struggle with Hurricane Harvey; former headmaster’s uncle works with Cajun Navy

SCDS community members struggle with Hurricane Harvey; former headmaster’s uncle works with Cajun Navy

September 4, 2017

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Apple tree outside library fills up with messages eulogizing former English teacher Lauren LaMay

Apple tree outside library fills up with messages eulogizing former English teacher Lauren LaMay

Katia Dahmani, Print Editor-in-Chief

A paper apple tree outside of the Matthews Library with space to write on both the fruit and leaves and a hole for secret messages is filling up with memories.  The tree, representing the one used by Scout and Jem in “To K...

September 19, 2017

Q&A: New English teacher replacing Lauren LaMay trades Arizonan, Moroccan deserts for SCDS

Q&A: New English teacher replacing Lauren LaMay trades Arizonan, Moroccan deserts for SCDS

September 18, 2017

Black Team crushes Red Team at annual Ancil Hoffman picnic (slideshow included)

Black Team crushes Red Team at annual Ancil Hoffman picnic (slideshow included)

September 16, 2017

Q&A: Junior plays Miranda for second time in Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’

Q&A: Junior plays Miranda for second time in Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’

September 13, 2017

Q&A: Freshman plays drums in Girls Rock camp merging music and feminism (video included)

Q&A: Freshman plays drums in Girls Rock camp merging music and feminism (video included)

September 12, 2017

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CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Getting back into the groove is easier when you’ve stayed in shape

(Photo used by permission of Waterson)

Sophomore Becca Waterson (far left) represents SCDS at the California State Championships. Several of her DART teammates pictured represented Rio Americano High School.

CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Getting back into the groove is easier when you’ve stayed in shape

Becca Waterson, Blogger

September 16, 2017

THE SKINNY: Sickly winged senior has a new strategy for winning at Ancil Hoffman

THE SKINNY: Sickly winged senior has a new strategy for winning at Ancil Hoffman

Sonja Hansen, Print Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2017

MI RAZA: Racism evolves

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Junior Gabi Alvarado and her group at the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP) conference in Sacramento.

MI RAZA: Racism evolves

Gabi Alvarado, Blogger

September 10, 2017

MI RAZA: Changing identity

MI RAZA: Changing identity

Gabi Alvarado, Blogger

August 30, 2017

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Sonja Hansen
Sonja Hansen

Print Editor-in-Chief

Sonja is a senior who has been at Country Day since first grade. This is Sonja’s fourth and final y...

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