What is Best for Our Children by Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management and Outreach Inez Odom Parents, universally, want what is best for their children. At La Jolla Country Day School, we strive to work together with families to help achieve that goal. Around this time of year, the college counseling department is bustling with college representative visits, student-parent meetings, recommendation writing, and more. We feel both the excitement and anxiety that encompasses the college counseling process. Our commitment is to provide guidance, resources and learning opportunities to support our students and their families around college admission.
Thinking Like an Artist by Director of Visual and Performing Arts Barbara Weinstein
Imagine that your child is in a school where all arts classes train toward habits of mind to help students learn to think like artists beyond art class. Could this transfer of knowledge flow seamlessly from the art classroom to real life situations? In their groundbreaking research, authors Lois Hetland, Ellen Winner, Shirley Veenema and Kimberly M. Sheridan of Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education, lay out the case for the effects of visual arts education on student learning across the curriculum.
La Jolla Country Day School welcomed Donna Hicks, Ph.D., an internationally renowned author of bestselling book Dignity: The Essential Role it Plays in Resolving Conflict, to campus for a two-day visit in early October. Dr. Hicks met with several groups of students, faculty and staff and gave a special evening presentation to LJCDS families.
Congratulations to LJCDS students, Abby Ausmus ’18, Savannah Magallon ’16, Ishaq Muhammad ’18 and Brynn Shaffer ’18, who were selected for the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) student exhibition. The museum had a record 473 photographic artwork submissions this year and only 105 were selected for the Animals Among Us exhibition.
Spirit Week, which was celebrated in all three divisions, captured incredible school spirit and concluded at Homecoming on Friday, October 14. Students and teachers participated in daily themed spirit days including pajama day, preppy day and even crazy/mismatched day.