SCDS community members struggle with Hurricane Harvey; former headmaster’s uncle works with Cajun Navy
Larkin Barnard-Bahn, Business Manager
September 4, 2017
There were over one million evacuations, 19 trillion gallons of rain and 42,399 people in shelters as of Sept. 1, according to ABC News and the Washington Post. These are the results of Hurricane Harvey, the storm that grew into a Category 4 hurricane as it hit Texas on Aug. 25. Over 185,000 homes had been damaged or destroyed by Harvey as of Sept. 1, according to the Tex...
Jack Christian, News Editor
August 28, 2017
Students arrived back to school on Aug. 28 for orientation to find the colorful mural on the gym wall gone. The mural, filled with vividly painted green vines and facial features such as a gray pair of eyes and a bright cherry-colored mouth, stretched from the gym’s main entrance to the doors to the weight room. It also in...
Katia Dahmani, Print Editor-in-Chief
July 21, 2017
Middle-school English teacher Lauren LaMay died on the night of July 19 after collapsing in her kitchen. After CPR was performed on her, LaMay was pronounced dead at the hospital. LaMay, who was in her early 60s, had just returned last week from a tour of Central Europe with her friend Geoff Wong. She had been a part of the SCDS f...
Quin LaComb, Print Copy Editor
July 2, 2017
"Going to the desert after this.” This six-word autobiography may have been written for a fictional character, but English teacher Ron Bell seems to be living up to what he wrote five years ago. After teaching at Country Day for 18 years, Bell has decided to retire to explore different places, write poetry and continue past writing projects, the main one be...
Art teacher Patricia Kelly retiring to pursue art, travel after 13 years of laughter, innovation, inspiration
Chardonnay Needler, Online Editor-in-Chief
June 21, 2017
After 13 years of expanding Country Day’s visual art programs with her new, colorful ideas, Patricia Kelly is retiring. Kelly taught middle- and high-school studio art, middle-school ceramics and AP Studio Art. She was also the planner of the seventh-grade Renaissance Faire and of a cerami...
Mehdi Lacombe, Reporter
June 17, 2017
After 44 years teaching history, 31 years teaching AP European History, 24 years as dean of students, a year teaching abroad in England and one year as the AP coordinator, Daniel Neukom will retire this year. Neukom said he has been planning his retirement for a few years. “Too many peop...
Nicole Wolkov, Page Editor
June 5, 2017
After 15 years of humorous anecdotes, memorable graduation skits and the unusual holiday “Bairdmas,” teacher Bruce Baird is retiring. Baird taught sophomore world cultures, junior U.S. history and senior World War II history. Senior Christian Van Vleck, who took Baird’s world cultures class and is currently taking his World War I...
Six teachers’ plans for retirement range from researching Native Americans to volunteering at the MIND Institute
Chardonnay Needler, Business Manager
February 10, 2017
For many, this year seems like the end - and the beginning - of an era. AP European History teacher Daniel Neukom, director of admission Lonna Bloedau, English teacher Ron Bell, history teacher Bruce Baird, AP Studio Art teacher Patricia Kelly and lower-school teacher Anita Kassel would agree. They all have announce...