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List of 10 news stories.

  • World Language Honor Society

    Jennifer Fogarty, communications content manager
    Forty-two Upper School students were inducted into the World Language Honor Society during a ceremony on Friday, December 1 in Community Hall. Celebrating the outstanding academic achievement and passion that students have for the languages and cultures, the event honored three societies; Chinese, French and Spanish.

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  • The Pritzker Passion Prize

    Susan Nordenger, assistant head of school for development
    Last year, after a sudden diagnosis and short battle with a rare form of cancer, former La Jolla Country Day School teacher and parent, Glen Pritzker, passed away on September 6. His 46-year legacy as an educator, administrator, mentor and coach impacted generations of students. Following his untimely death, LJCDS created a memorial fund, The Pritzker Passion Prize, to honor his spirit and unconditional support of students in pursuit of their passions.

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  • National College Signing Day and Upper School Fall Athletic Awards

    Athletics
    Congratulations to the 12 members of the Class of 2018 who announced their college commitments during the National Letter of Intent Signing Day Celebration at Petco Park. Over 200 high school seniors walked across the top of the Padres dugout at Petco Park representing 18 college sports on Wednesday, November 8.
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  • Faculty Spotlight: Blair Overstreet

    Jennifer Fogarty, communications content manager
    The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) recently interviewed leaders from independent schools, and our own Blair Overstreet, history department chair, was chosen to participate and share her leadership journey. Ms. Overstreet was one of 13 leaders approached to record a video out of 200 attendees at a leadership conference this summer that was made possible thanks to professional growth funds raised at Blue Bash, an annual fundraising event.

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  • Homecoming and Athletic Hall of Fame

    Katelyn Sigeti ‘06, alumni relations manager
    On Friday, October 20, alumni returned home to LJCDS in celebration of both the Athletic Hall of Fame induction events and Homecoming. This year’s Athletic Hall of Fame inductees included Thomas Wright ’95 and Dempsey Holder ’95 as athletes, and the Ings family (Jeanne, Don, Scott ’06, and Kevin ’07) as Friends of Sport. After the inductee presentation at the Middle and Upper School Homecoming pep assembly, the inductees, their families and guests enjoyed a celebration luncheon and were honored that evening at halftime of the varsity football game.
     
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  • Relational Teaching

    Interim Head of Upper School Joe Cox, Ph.D.
    At La Jolla Country Day School, we encourage our teachers to build relationships with students and their parents, and we believe our efforts fostering relational teaching yield rewards in student lifelong learning. LJCDS faculty share a deep passion for their chosen discipline, and their overarching commitment is meeting every student where he or she is and developing each to the best scholar and person he or she can become.
     
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  • Take a Historian to School Project

    Blair Overstreet, history department chair
    On Wednesday, October 18, Michael González, Ph.D., University of San Diego professor and author of multiple writings on the history of Spanish and Mexican California, visited LJCDS as part of the Western History Association's "Take a Historian to School Project." At USD he teaches Cold War history, modern U.S. history, Chicano/a history and historical methodology.
     
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  • Upper School Experiential Education Week

    Jennifer Fogarty, communications content manager
    Every fall during Experiential Education week, Upper schoolers have a chance to connect with nature, work on their improv skills, exercise their social responsibility or visit colleges. 

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  • Petition for Change

    Jennifer Fogarty, communications content manager
    Navid Massarat ’19 is proposing a dog beach in La Jolla Shores. It all started with taking his dog for a walk, a typical chore for dog owners. Navid’s dog, Lexus, a very energetic Vizsla, loves to swim and play on the beach, which serves as an effective energy release. The problem is that there aren’t any dog beaches in La Jolla. With some help from his advisor, Upper School history teacher Jonathan Shulman, Navid is determined to make a change.

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  • Torreys in the News

    Jeff Hutzler, athletic director
    Within the first three weeks of The San Diego Union Tribune (UT) honoring Athletes of the Week this new school year, LJCDS students have been featured all three weeks. Congratulations! That is remarkable considering there are tens of thousands of student-athletes from 130 high schools in the CIF San Diego section.

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