The Octagon

Héloïse Schep
This will be junior Héloïse (don’t forget the accents!) Schep’s fifth year at SCDS and third on the Octagon, but it’s her first year as an international student; her parents live in the Netherlands, where Schep was born and raised. She loves working on the Octagon, Glass Knife, Mock Trial, SCDS Ambassadors, Breakthrough and too many clubs. In her spare time, Schep codes and studies French and Dutch. Contact at

Héloïse Schep, Page Editor

Sep 13, 2018
Octagon earns perfect score in yearly National Scholastic Press Association critique (Story)
Sep 13, 2018
Capital Stage’s ‘The Wolves’ impresses through witty dialogue, interesting staging (Story/Media)
Sep 05, 2018
THE SUMMER SCOOP: Senior pays her own way to teach English in rural China (Story)
Jun 08, 2018
Elissa Thomas says ‘Goodbye, Sacramento,’ ‘Hola, South America’ (Story)
May 27, 2018
‘Lifers’ celebrate years at Country Day by choosing impactful teachers (Story)
May 12, 2018
Track and field lacks membership, dedication (Story)
May 10, 2018
Rat problem still plagues campus (Story)
Apr 18, 2018
Early morning fire alarm startles students (Story)
Mar 28, 2018
‘NOTE-ABLE’ NOVELTIES: Physics teacher enjoys Gregorian chants; French teacher has unique way to curb stage fright (Story)
Mar 23, 2018
Solo athlete attends track and field invitational (Story)
Mar 13, 2018
Country Day students won’t be penalized for walking out on March 14, head of school says ()
Feb 11, 2018
Cavs improve communication to win ‘atrociously officiated’ game (Story)
Feb 11, 2018
Trash talk lands Wolves in the dump (Story)
Jan 28, 2018
Dutch sophomore learned English with the Goth Gloom patriarch (Story)
Jan 26, 2018
Wacky weather, tough defense prove difficult in match-up with John Adams Academy (Story)
Jan 23, 2018
A love triangle in the boulevards of La Rochelle? Oh là là! (Story)
Nov 25, 2017
Sophomore and junior work toward becoming licensed pilots (Story)
Nov 23, 2017
THANKSGIVING THOUGHTS: Repulsed by turkey, Dutch student seeks non-traditional meal in freezing New York City (Story)
Nov 03, 2017
Fires devastate California’s wine country; SCDS students, teachers, alumni feel the burn (Story)
Oct 23, 2017
Conference period extends day; 32 percent of high school students say they’ve used the extra 15 minutes to get help from teachers (Story)
Oct 12, 2017
FRESHMAN FOCUS: Michelle Li, ’17, enjoys choir, game nights at University of San Diego (Story)
Sep 28, 2017
FRESHMAN FOCUS: Adam Dean, ’17, ditches newspaper for speech and debate at Brandeis University (Story)
Sep 28, 2017
Varsity girls secure win despite fatigue (Story)
Aug 11, 2017
Alumna loves Tanzanian experience: analyzing health policy, going on safaris and teaching Uno (Story)
Jul 14, 2017
Laptop stickers: students’ self-expression vs. tech directors’ irritation (Story)
Jun 30, 2017
‘Wonder Woman”s detail, realism impress sophomore wary of superhero movies (trailer included) (Story)
Jun 03, 2017
After 25 years and 2,000 students, retiring director of admissions to be replaced by Hadley Keefe (Story)
May 18, 2017
Track and field profits from largest turn-out; sophomore places first twice in League Championship Finals (Story)
May 08, 2017
Only sophomore track star qualifies for Sacramento Meet of Champions (Story)
May 03, 2017
Check out the rundown on season results of spring sports (Story)
May 01, 2017
Track and field members’ poor attendance leaves sophomore riding solo for some meets (Story)
Apr 21, 2017
Traditional Friday morning meetings come to an end, giving students more social time (slideshow included) (Story)
Apr 15, 2017
Q&A: Second batch of top-10 sophomore projects to examine religious morality, merging philosophies (Story)
Apr 14, 2017
Q&A: First five top-10 sophomore projects draw from Arabic, Chinese, Indo-European languages (Story)
Apr 13, 2017
Q&A: Grant Lyon, ’02, headlines at Punch Line Sacramento while on comedy tour (Story)
Apr 11, 2017
At SCDS not everyone with bad handwriting is a student! (Story)
Apr 04, 2017
Strange sophomore styles: Students prefer high heels, Mary Janes, scaling shoes (Story)
Mar 22, 2017
Q&A: Talk about indecisive! Senior Shriya Nadgauda applies to 21 colleges, setting class record (Story)
Mar 19, 2017
Q&A: Sophomore takes first in Music Marvel piano competition after 11 years of tickling the ivories (video included) (Story)
Mar 15, 2017
Sophomore receives complimentary speech as high-school jazz band performs at Youth Art Month reception (video included) (Story/Media)
Mar 06, 2017
Just me, myself and I! Music festival means only one player participates in track and field’s first meet (Story)
Feb 19, 2017
Harry Potter club members assemble Chocolate Frog cards at first meeting (Story/Media)
Feb 17, 2017
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, clubs arrange festivities, fundraisers (slideshow included) (Story)
Dec 31, 2016
Dutch risk injury, tummy aches while setting off fireworks, eating ‘oliebollen’ to celebrate the New Year (Story/Media)
Dec 30, 2016
SHOP TILL YOU DROP: Cost Plus a true heaven for expat Dutch family (Story)
Dec 20, 2016
Mama mia! EaTuscany is family-owned with genuine Italian pizza squares, gelato (Story/Media)
Dec 19, 2016
MY ANGLE: Zwarte Piet is a derogatory Dutch Christmas tradition that needs to go (Story)
Dec 16, 2016
Freshman finds Barnes & Noble’s Harry Potter-themed Yule Ball unenchanting (Story/Media)
Nov 15, 2016
Pacing herself, sophomore places 27th at Sectionals to end cross-country season (Story)
Nov 13, 2016
Q&A: Retired headmaster spends time with family, travels to Colorado, reads Spanish classics (Story)
Nov 11, 2016
Sophomore’s performance at cross-country’s Sac-Joaquin Sub-sectionals qualifies for Sectionals; team places 20th of 21 (Story)
Oct 17, 2016
MY ANGLE: Life Skills course isn’t the solution to preventing stress; it’s the cause (Story)
Oct 10, 2016
No practice during class trips takes a toll on cross-country team’s times at Granite Regional Park (Story/Media)
Oct 05, 2016
Latest installment of Harry Potter series is darker, more appealing to older audiences (Story)
Oct 03, 2016
Though few in numbers, cross-country team sets new personal records at Oct. 1 meet (Story/Media)
Oct 01, 2016
Cross-country runners not happy with results of Elkhorn Golf Course meet (Story)
Sep 18, 2016
Cross-country team breaks personal records at Willow Hills Reservoir Course while competing in brutal heat (Story/Media)
Sep 15, 2016
NKOTB: After living in Europe for 14 years, new sophomore returns to the U.S. (Story)
Sep 12, 2016
Despite exhaustion from Ancil Hoffman picnic, most runners beat their goal times at Granite Regional Park meet (Story)