Sweet Are the Uses of Adversity by Head of Upper School Greg Martin
Because I am a Shakespearean, people regularly ask me which of Shakespeare's plays is my favorite. This is always a tough question to answer because there are, of course, so many greats. Usually, I reply that I love Measure for Measure on an intellectual level because of its thorough exploration of the relationship between mercy and justice. As a teacher, Othello is an almost perfect play in a classical sense, lining up with Aristotelian observations on tragedy. The play, however, that evokes the greatest emotional response from me is As You Like It.
Summer Reading Is for Enjoyment by Coordinator of Library Services and Research Lorrie Culver
Summer is almost upon us. Does anyone else feel like this school year has flown by? What should we read during the lazy days of summer? Read exactly what you want to read! I use the summer season to get caught up on books that experts say I should read, but it’s also the time to just explore and discover new reading materials—books, cookbooks, travel guides (check out Atlas Obscura), or fun new magazines (my new favorite magazine is The New Philosopher from Australia).
Congratulations to Posy Stoller ’17 who was named 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholar—one of the nation's highest honors bestowed upon high school students. Posy is one of 161 American high school seniors who received this prestigious award for her outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service, and contribution to LJCDS and the greater community.
Last week, third graders were excited to be treated to a pizza lunch and visit the Upper School, an area that usually brings a bit of mystery and awe. The highlight of this event, though, was finally meeting their pen pals, LJCDS senior Peer Leaders.
La Jolla Country Day School exists to inspire greatness for a better world. Our promise reinforces our commitment to developing a culture and community of faculty, staff, students and families who believe in something bigger than themselves. Middle School English teacher Danice VonFeldt speaks to how she inspires greatness for a better world.