A Sacramento Country Day School Newspaper

The Octagon

Jacqueline Chao
While her fellow juniors are doing life-changing things for college, Jacqueline is still appreciating the art of daydreaming, FaceTiming people she shouldn’t, staring at herself with Snapchat filters on and listening to music her friends don’t approve of. Yet somehow she still gets most of her work done. Other than procrastinating, Jacqueline enjoys running, playing tennis, photography and anything STEM-related. She is looking forward to her second year on the Octagon as a photographer. Contact at jchao19@scdsstudent.org

Jacqueline Chao, Photo Editor

Sep 21, 2017
CURRICULAR CHANGE-UPS: Parent Liz Leavy also becomes AP Art History teacher a few weeks before school starts (Photo)
Sep 23, 2017
CURRICULAR CHANGE-UPS: Andy Cunningham to get crafty in new AP Studio Art position (Photo)
Sep 21, 2017
CURRICULAR CHANGE-UPS: History teacher Damany Fisher trades tricky multiple-choice questions for more holistic assessments (Photo)
Sep 19, 2017
CURRICULAR CHANGE-UPS: New sophomore English teacher Kathryn LaComb wants students to step outside comfort zones (Photo)
Sep 19, 2017
Varsity girls have ‘outstanding’ game despite losing to tough opponent (Photo)
Sep 19, 2017
Expectations meet reality as JV volleyball loses to Woodland Christian (Photo)
Sep 13, 2017
Varsity team reaches new heights against formidable Foresthill girls (Photo)
Sep 12, 2017
Varsity girls triumph over Cristo Rey Saints (Photo)
Sep 08, 2017
After winning first set, JV volleyball falls to Mira Loma (Photo)
Sep 05, 2017
JV volleyball falls to Forest Lake Christian after strong first set (Photo)
Sep 02, 2017
Varsity volleyball vanquishes Forest Lake in five sets (Photo)
Jun 21, 2017
Art teacher Patricia Kelly retiring to pursue art, travel after 13 years of laughter, innovation, inspiration (Photo)
Jun 12, 2017
Multifaceted athletic seniors look to compete in intramural, recreational sports in college, but will be missed by teams (Photo)
Jun 14, 2017
By consolidating two databases, elective classes change to semesters (Photo)
Jun 08, 2017
School scores seven-year WASC accreditation, recommendations for change (Photo)
May 24, 2017
Custodians batten down the hatches to prevent norovirus outbreak (Photo)
May 03, 2017
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO… the middle-school dress code? (Photo)
May 03, 2017
Check out the rundown on season results of spring sports (Photo)
Apr 21, 2017
Boys’ tennis team fares better than girls’ in match against Bradshaw Christian (Photo)
Apr 12, 2017
Painter’s friends fake his death in high-school drama written by Mark Twain (slideshow included) (Story)
Apr 07, 2017
Educate. Inspire. Take Action. (Story/Photo)
Apr 03, 2017
Q&A: Dr. Bell has shoes by the dozen, favors Skechers, cowboy boots, wingtips (Photo)
Apr 02, 2017
Shoe Culture at SCDS: You may not think Country Day has it, but think again (Photo)
Mar 25, 2017
Attracted by small classes, close community, two-time novelist, global traveler settles in Sacramento to join faculty (Photo)
Mar 15, 2017
Middle- and high-school choir performs ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ at lunchtime concert (video included) (Story)
Mar 01, 2017
Political panelists reconvene on POTUS’s policies, cabinet picks, climate change, Women’s Marches (Photo)
Feb 24, 2017
Annual ‘Cat in the Hat’ Polyglot includes 26 different languages (slideshow included) (Story)
Feb 10, 2017
Six teachers’ plans for retirement range from researching Native Americans to volunteering at the MIND Institute (Photo)
Feb 08, 2017
Dwarfs, goblins, adventure await in resurrected Dungeons & Dragons club (Photo)
Feb 02, 2017
No luck on senior night for girls’ soccer in match against Western Sierra (Photo)
Jan 19, 2017
Slow Tuesday lunch line frustrates older students; pre-packaged food might fix problem (Photo)
Jan 14, 2017
Students, faculty get wacky, weird for winter Homecoming spirit week (slideshow included) (Story)
Jan 06, 2017
Absent coach doesn’t prevent boys’ basketball from slamming El Dorado Adventist (Photo)
Jan 06, 2017
Girls’ varsity basketball wins conquers El Dorado Adventist, but hopes to have fewer fouls, more rebounds in the future (Photo)
Dec 31, 2016
SHOP TILL YOU DROP: Oto’s sells bentos, fish, desserts, Daiso goods (Photo)
Dec 21, 2016
Revamp of Ambassador program includes short pitches, school-specific shadow days (Photo)
Dec 17, 2016
Girls’ varsity basketball ‘gave all they have’ to win in grueling match against Encina (Photo)
Dec 14, 2016
Band, orchestra, choir’s holiday songs sure to put attendees in a festive mood at winter concert (Photo)
Dec 14, 2016
Defensive intensity secures win for boys’ basketball against Leroy Greene once again (Photo)
Dec 08, 2016
After learning much from their previous game, girls’ varsity basketball defeats Delta (Photo)
Dec 08, 2016
Community mourns loss of ‘bubbly,’ ‘caring,’ ‘joyful’ pre-K teaching assistant (Photo)
Dec 06, 2016
Girls’ soccer takes first win against Cornerstone using strong defense (Photo)
Dec 06, 2016
School adds full week at Thanksgiving, ski week in February, single week in spring in 2017-18 calendar (Photo)
Dec 04, 2016
Boys’ soccer scores an astounding 10 goals against Victory Christian in first win (Photo)
Nov 29, 2016
Fewer boys’ soccer players lead to loss against Waterford Wildcats in first game (Photo)
Nov 23, 2016
Makerspace gives student artists, designers, engineers materials, location for crafting (Photo)
Nov 20, 2016
Q&A: Meet new library assistant Melissa Carpenter: catalog researcher by day, juggler by night (video included) (Photo)
Nov 08, 2016
Varsity volleyball ends season with 11-1 record, ties for first in league (Photo)
Nov 07, 2016
Inattentive drivers give busy intersection history of accidents; students suggest adding stoplight (Photo)
Nov 06, 2016
Students perform magic, sing, dance, participate in ‘Couples Game’ during Rockvemberfest variety show (slideshow included) (Story)
Nov 02, 2016
Second graders decorate paper skulls in lower-school music room to celebrate Day of the Dead (Photo)
Nov 02, 2016
Creative students don Halloween costumes to win candy from Student Council (slideshow included) (Story)
Nov 01, 2016
ROUNDTABLE: Politically involved students debate presidential candidates, propositions (includes results of mock election) (Photo)
Oct 17, 2016
Winning advisories of Spirit Week movie-themed costume contest announced at Homecoming pep rally (Photo)
Oct 16, 2016
JV volleyball fails to conquer Valley Christian at Homecoming match (Photo)
Oct 12, 2016
Octagon announces winners of class-trip photography contest (Photo)
Oct 11, 2016
Rain may cancel NAHS Chalk Mural, but Spirit Week, Homecoming pep rally, volleyball games will prevail (Photo)
Oct 10, 2016
For the second time this season, taking down Cristo Rey is a breeze for varsity volleyball (Photo)
Oct 05, 2016
In Poetry Out Loud elective students read, interpret poetry to prepare for national competition (Photo)
Sep 18, 2016
At the Sports Boosters’ Chilli Cookoff, JV girls suffer defeat to Valley Christian scoring only five points in their first set (Photo)
Sep 18, 2016
Enthusiastic crowd cheers on girls to victory over Valley Christian at the Sports Boosters’ Chili Cookoff (Photo)