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Posted Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 12:20:58 PM
Carolina Day School senior Chris Champ has been recognized as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. Chris is now in the running for a National Merit Scholarship award.
Posted Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 2:46:00 PM
The Carolina Day School community gathered on campus to celebrate NCAA Division I recruit Emily Crawford '18, who has signed to play soccer with Western Carolina University. Crawford is a four-time state basketball champion, with All-Conference and All-WNC honors in soccer.
Posted Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 2:34:00 PM
Carolina Day School congratulates the following students, whose works were selected from among thousands entered into the Southeast Writing Region-at-Large. Students in grades 7-12 are eligible to submit writing from a number of different categories. Gold Key pieces advance to the national competition where they will be considered for National Awards.
Posted Friday, Jan 26, 2018 12:55:00 PM
Posted Friday, Jan 12, 2018 1:47:00 PM
Two members of Carolina Day School's class of 2018 have advanced to the semifinalist level of consideration for the state of North Carolina's most prestigious public university scholarships.
Posted Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 1:17:20 PM
In commemoration of the living legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Thursday, January 11, Carolina Day School will host our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration with activities in each of our divisions. In addition, CDS student volunteers, faculty, and staff will take part in Asheville area events.
Posted Friday, Dec 1, 2017 12:17:12 PM
The Theatre Department at Carolina Day School has much to celebrate, as they bring home honors from the 2017 NCTC High School Play Festival, for their presentation of the one-act play "A Good Man's Job."
Posted Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017 9:16:00 AM
Carolina Day School student, Savannah Fowler '18, was awarded an honorable mention for her poem submitted in the New York Times eighth annual Found Poem Contest.
Posted Monday, Nov 13, 2017 11:36:05 AM
Carolina Day is expanding its existing school-wide partnership with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity to raise funds for global Habitat initiatives, which include assisting hurricane-devastated communities in their efforts to rebuild.
Posted Monday, Nov 13, 2017 10:25:00 AM
The Carolina Day School community gathered on campus to celebrate NCAA Division I recruit Amya Giger '18, who has signed to play volleyball with Appalachian State University.
Posted Friday, Nov 10, 2017 2:00:49 PM
The Carolina Day School community gathered on campus to celebrate NCAA Division I recruit Kasey Kidwell '18, who has signed with Austin Peay State University in Tennessee.
Posted Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 2:45:08 PM
Carolina Day is expanding its existing school-wide partnership with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity to raise funds for global Habitat initiatives, which include assisting hurricane-devastated communities in their efforts to rebuild.
Posted Friday, Nov 3, 2017 1:54:00 PM
The Wildcat girls cross-country team left Cary Academy on Friday, October 27, with the state's biggest prize, wrapping up the team's fourth consecutive state championship under coaches Mark Driscoll and Brian Rannie.
Posted Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 9:33:00 AM
On November 9 and 16, the Carolina Day School Theatre One-Act class will present "A Good Man's Job," a one-act play written by Zoë Eshan '18 and performed by the students of the Theatre One-Act class. The performance is directed and designed by David Dvorscak, with costumes by Nitara Kittles '18.
Posted Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 11:48:00 AM
Carolina Day School took home two of the top six awards in original oratory at the Viking Classic speech and debate tournament held North Mecklenberg High School in Charlotte, NC.
Posted Friday, Oct 13, 2017 11:46:15 AM
Posted Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 9:27:00 AM
Posted Monday, Sep 25, 2017 10:05:56 AM
Carolina Day School student Chris Champ '18 has been named as a Semifinalist in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Becker Andry '18 and Rion Tolchin '18 received recognition as Commended Students.
Posted Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 12:28:00 PM
A top-16 finish highlighted a successful start to the Carolina Day School (CDS) Speech & Debate team season at The Laird Lewis Invitational Tournament, held at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, NC.
Posted Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 1:01:00 PM
Carolina Day School senior, Carson Slosman, was awarded in March a Junior Travel Award trip to Peru through the National Spanish Examinations (NSE). Carson participated in the trip to Peru from July 20–28, 2017, and shares her experiences.
Posted Friday, Sep 8, 2017 2:17:00 PM
The Parent/Student Portal under MY CDS is your source for a wealth of information parents will need throughout the school year.
Posted Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 1:23:02 PM
Proceeds from "Door 1345 Speakeasy," our 2017 auction event, and from generous bids on Door 1345 auction items had a profound impact on our classrooms and athletic center.
Posted Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:14:18 AM
Student's in Mrs. Calderón's Spanish class in the Upper School have worked on creating and writing children' stories and donated their book creations to Mrs. Carson' Spanish class in the Lower School.
Posted Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:09:00 AM
Shop for gently used CDS uniforms, athletic wear, PE shoes, CDS outerwear, and costumes. All proceeds go to the CDS Parent Association.
Posted Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 9:26:00 AM
Posted Monday, Apr 24, 2017 8:37:30 AM
Carolina Day students celebrated Earth Week with special sustainable activities.
Posted Monday, Apr 3, 2017 10:13:00 AM
Madeline Smith '17 has been named a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Posted Monday, Apr 3, 2017 10:04:00 AM
Congratulations to Becker Andry '18 for moving on to compete in the Comprehensive Level test at the NC School of Science and Mathematics on May 4.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 9:55:00 AM
Four of the five national winning entries in this year's Scholastic Arts awards are from CDS. Congratulations to our artists!
Posted Monday, Mar 20, 2017 1:21:49 PM
Hull has signed with Wake Forest.
Posted Monday, Mar 6, 2017 10:40:00 AM
CDS Wildcats are hard at work helping with the Habitat for Humanity Student Build Project for the Chapman family.
Posted Monday, Mar 6, 2017 9:49:00 AM
Upper School biology students are dissecting cow hearts as part of their study of the cardiovascular system.
Posted Monday, Feb 13, 2017 1:34:00 PM
CDS Upper School students had the opportunity to experience traditional singing from the Republic of Georgia.
Posted Monday, Feb 13, 2017 9:25:37 AM
Check out the latest edition of the Scratching Post!
Posted Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 1:35:00 PM
Ben Lochen '17 signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball with Randolph College (Lynchburg, Virginia).
Posted Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 8:45:25 AM
Carolina Day junior Emily Crawford has committed to play college soccer for Western Carolina University.
Posted Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 2:27:00 PM
Congratulations to the following students for being recognized in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Posted Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 11:04:00 AM
The theme this year is based one of Dr. King's famous quotes, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
Posted Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 2:55:00 PM
Congratulations to Geronimo Owen '17 for being selected as a semifinalist for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship.
Posted Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 2:52:00 PM
Congratulations to Elizabeth Goldstein '17 for being selected as a semifinalist for the North Carolina State University Park Scholarship.
Posted Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 8:46:00 AM
Carolina Day School is proud to recognize the following students as they continue their athletic careers in college.
Posted Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 8:46:00 AM
Carolina Day senior Ben Lochen has committed to play college basketball for Randolph (Va.).
Posted Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 8:23:00 AM
Posted Monday, Dec 12, 2016 8:58:00 AM
Posted Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 8:31:00 AM
Austin Prichard '17 will continue his baseball career at Methodist University.
Posted Monday, Nov 14, 2016 2:21:00 PM
Carolina Day School senior Michael Connelly has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Carson-Newman University.
Posted Monday, Nov 7, 2016 11:40:31 AM
Carolina Day's Upper School theatre students performed "Middletown" at the North Carolina Theatre Conference.
Posted Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 9:26:00 AM
Posted Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 2:43:00 PM
Carolina Day School sophomore, Matthew Schultz, was chosen out of a pool of outstanding high school students from across the nation to take part in the National Youth Leadership Forum: National Security, Diplomacy, Intelligence, and Defense.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 11:31:00 AM
Madeline Smith '17 has been named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 10:51:00 AM
Zoë Eshan '17 placed second tournament wide in informative speaking, while Amanda Antal '18 posted a ninth place finish in novice Lincoln-Douglas debate.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 10:29:00 AM
Carolina Day School invites area parents, schools, students (grades 5-12), and teachers to a free community forum on the effects of screentime on the human brain, featuring a large-screen showing and discussion of the film, "Screenagers," led by Dr. Beth Vo, Asheville pediatric physician.
Posted Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 1:26:00 PM
Upper School students are raising trout from eggs to fingerlings and then release them into approved cold-water streams and lakes. This act of raising, monitoring, and caring for young trout fosters a conservation ethic within participating students and promotes an understanding of their shared water resources.
Posted Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 1:55:23 PM
The CDS Speech and Debate team posted another impressive result at the Riverside High School Carolina Kickoff tournament in Greenville, SC this weekend.
Posted Friday, Sep 23, 2016 10:17:00 AM
The Pre-K class embarked on the 21st annual Monarch Migration. The march simulates monarch butterflies' migration to Mexico.
Posted Monday, Sep 19, 2016 11:27:00 AM
Carolina Day senior Ralene Kwiatkowski has committed to play college basketball for Fordham University.
Posted Monday, Sep 19, 2016 8:53:06 AM
"I couldn't be more proud of these students," said Mark Wonnacott, team coach. "They went up against senior competitors from 17 states, and they handled the pressure like professionals."
Posted Monday, Sep 19, 2016 8:35:00 AM
Carolina Day senior Halei Gillis has committed to play college basketball for Fordham University.
Posted Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016 10:00:04 AM
Jessica Braketa is the Upper School Counselor and says her focus is helping students to succeed academically, while also supporting them in their emotional wellness.
Posted Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 3:25:22 PM
Rockmont Day is a CDS tradition for Upper Schoolers to spend a day at Camp Rockmont participating in team-building activities and bonding with classmates.
Posted Friday, Aug 26, 2016 3:37:00 PM
Amya Giger '18 has been named to the All-Tournament volleyball team at the Calvary Baptist Invitational.
Posted Friday, Aug 26, 2016 10:44:00 AM
Senior Michael Connelly has committed to play baseball at Carson-Newman University.
Posted Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 10:59:00 AM
Our Wildcats returned to campus to kick-off the 2016-17 school year.
Posted Monday, Aug 22, 2016 2:39:00 PM
Carolina Day School welcomes three new international students into our Upper School this fall.
Posted Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 9:44:00 AM
Carolina Day School's Karla Weidner is one of 24 teachers from across the United States selected to participate in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Science Ambassador Workshop.
Posted Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM
Dr. Milton Crotts is the Director of the Upper School Music Program.
Posted Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016 9:00:00 AM
Jennifer McGaha is joining CDS as an Upper School English teacher. She has been part of the Carolina Day community as a parent for many years as all three of her children are Carolina Day School graduates.
Posted Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 9:16:00 AM
The Tutoring Connection is offering a series of six content application sessions for the ACT.
Posted Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 9:45:00 AM
Carolina Day junior Amya Giger was offered a full four-year scholarship by Appalachian State for volleyball. She has not yet made a college commitment at this time.
Posted Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 9:04:00 AM
Austin Prichard '17 has been invited to the Baseball Factory's Arizona Senior Fall Classic. He will be part of an Under Armour-sponsored national team.
Posted Friday, Jul 8, 2016 9:52:00 AM
Austin Prichard '17 continues to impress those in the baseball world with his strong play, on the field and in the classroom.
Posted Thursday, May 5, 2016 1:17:00 PM
DS seniors and juniors volunteered at the Buncombe County Special Olympics.
Posted Friday, Apr 29, 2016 8:31:00 AM
Arts Day is devoted to celebrating the arts with workshops, a gallery opening, and a showcase of talent.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 8:36:00 AM
Portrait of an Artist: CDS senior Nausica Rotolo explains how art has always been a huge part of her life and her plans for the future. ‪
Posted Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 10:30:00 AM
A group of 24 Upper School students went on a groundbreaking trip to Cuba over Spring Break.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 9:22:00 AM
Carolina Day School junior Madeline Smith has been awarded a scholarship to study Arabic in Morocco this summer through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 8:51:00 AM
For Carolina Day student Eva Peterson, playing the ukulele might have made all the difference in giving her the confidence to perform next to the likes of comedy superstar Melissa McCarthy.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 8:40:00 AM
A group of 12 students from Dijon, France are immersing themselves into our school and American culture.
Posted Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 8:13:00 AM
Carolina Day School student artists are featured in the Asheville Regional Airport's new Student Artwork Showcase exhibit space through May 1.
Posted Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 9:28:00 AM
Students are perfecting their techniques such as parry positions and footwork, as well as slashes and cuts with daggers, rapiers, and smallswords.
Posted Monday, Mar 21, 2016 8:52:00 AM
24 CDS students demonstrated their language skills in the WCU Foreign Language Competition at Western Carolina University.
Posted Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 1:20:00 PM
Kinobe, a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer, performed music from Uganda for all four divisions, faculty, and staff.
Posted Thursday, Mar 10, 2016 11:19:00 AM
Carolina Day School juniors Elizabeth Mangone, Jaya Mamas, and Madeline Smith have been accepted into the Governor's of North Carolina this summer.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016 8:25:00 AM
Carolina Day School sophomore Samantha Davis has been accepted to the competitive Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program. Samantha was chosen for one of 60 merit-based scholarships for U.S. citizens in the first round of selection to study for one academic year in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Posted Thursday, Mar 3, 2016 8:54:00 AM
Upper School theatre students present Shakespeare's comedy: "Much Ado About Nothing" March 16-March 19.
Posted Monday, Feb 29, 2016 8:50:00 AM
Congratulations to Hannah Massen '18, who was accepted to the New England Young Writers' Conference at Middlebury College.
Posted Friday, Feb 12, 2016 3:36:00 PM
The Tae Kwon Do class is testing for new belts. Upper School science teacher and Tae Kwon Do instructor, Joanne Bartsch, says she teaches in a traditional style with a focus on learning forms and techniques for self-defense, rather than competition.
Posted Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 9:45:00 AM
Posted Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 11:59:00 AM
Carolina Day School's Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention Award Recipients for the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for Southeast Writing Region-At-Large.
Posted Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016 2:11:00 PM
Posted Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016 8:56:00 AM
Posted Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 1:14:00 PM
Poet, teaching artist, and activist Glenis Redmond performed for Middle, Key Middle, and Upper Schools students as part of Carolina Day School's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities.
Posted Monday, Nov 9, 2015 2:46:00 PM
CDS Upper School Theatre students presented "The Secret in the Wings" at the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC) this weekend at Gardner-Webb University. The judges recognized their great work with the "Excellence in Ensemble Acting" award, Directors Award, and a special award for "Excellence in Live Music Performance" for Serena Dotson-Smith '16, Xena Jaffe '18, and Zoe Eshan '18.
Posted Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 12:53:00 PM
Representatives from Carolina Day School, Christ School, and Asheville Christian Academy came together for a special key passing ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Habitat for Humanity Student Build Project and to present the Wolfe family with keys to their new home.
Posted Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 8:58:00 AM
The 2015-2016 Advocat Speech and Debate season got off to an exhilarating start as three first-time competitors received podium recognition.
Posted Friday, Sep 25, 2015 11:45:00 AM
Carolina Day School student leaders support the Wolfe family as the close on their new Habitat for Humanity home, sponsored by the Habitat Student Build Project.
Posted Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 10:18:00 AM
Rockmont Day has been an annual tradition in the Upper School for 32 years.
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