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Teacher Commemoration

Viraj Gandhi, Will Burgos, Ben Dike, and Jafer Shah
May 19, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

As Country Day says goodbye to ten faculty and staff members, they share their favorite moments, and students share why they will be missed.    ...

Dickey’s Seniors End with a Blast

Dickey’s Seniors End with a Blast

Phillip Herd, Video Reporter
May 8, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

As their final project in Mr. Dickey's engineering class, the seniors had to build their own model rocket and have a successful launch.  The rocket was part of their study of aeronautical engineering. Some of the rockets went over 2000 feet in the air, and some went just about 100 feet. Meredith Mallick's...

This Ain’t Her First Rodeo

This Ain’t Her First Rodeo

Mia Diaz, Caroline Parker, Phillip Herd, 4th grade A/V Club, Ben Dike, Sam Elkind, and William Rattikin
March 24, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

For 27 years, LS music teacher Christine Derber has had a key role in the K Rodeo production. She'll retire at end of this school year, but the 48-year-old tradition, now including members of the senior class in the audience, will continue. The class of 2017 enjoyed the Rodeo in January, reminiscing...

New Students – Lane Kimmel

New Students – Lane Kimmel

Christina Kelly, Managing Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Features

Name: Lane Kimmel Grade: Sophomore Previous School: Nolan Catholic Hobby: Soccer Current Netflix: The Office Favorite Music Artist: Gary Summer Vacation: Galveston Pets: Three Dogs and Two Cats Siblings: Two Older and One Younger

FWCD Flyover: See Your School From New Heights

FWCD Flyover: See Your School From New Heights

Jackson Norman, Will Burgos, and Jafer Shah
January 17, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Ever wondered what the top of the square gym looks like? What the new tennis courts look like from up above? Or would you like to see Coach Brady Benoit race a drone on a lawn mower? This video, shot with the school's drone, show's the entire campus, building by building, from a bird's eye view.

New Students – Sydney Johnson

New Students – Sydney Johnson

Christina Kelly, Managing Editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Name: Sydney Johnson Grade: Junior Previous School: Oakridge Hobby: Swimming Current Netflix: Revenge Favorite Music Artist: Melanie Martinez Summer Vacation: Cancun Pets: Two Dogs Siblings: Older Brother

New Students – Karina Cedillo

New Students – Karina Cedillo

Christina Kelly, Managing Editor
January 4, 2017
Filed under Features

Name: Karina Cedillo Grade: Freshman Previous Schools: FWCD then TVS Hobby: Painting Current Netflix: Breaking Bad Favorite Music Artist: My Morning Jacket Summer Vacation: Stay-cation Pets: Dog Siblings: Julian Cedillo '17 and 2 year old sister

New Students – Raul Frias

New Students – Raul Frias

Christina Kelly, Managing Editor
December 1, 2016
Filed under Features

Name: Raul Frias Grade: Freshman Previous School: McLean Middle School Hobby: Reading Current Netflix: Quantico Favorite Music Artist: Imagine Dragons Summer Vacation: Orlando, Florida Pets: Two Shitzus Siblings: Older Sister and Younger Sister

16 Falcons, 1 Question: Halloween Edition

16 Falcons, 1 Question: Halloween Edition

Ned Newton and Phillip Herd
November 3, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

We conducted sixteen interviews with Falcons to find out their costume choices. Upper School students were allowed to wear costumes this year, and also enjoyed the annual Lower School annual parade during F period on Monday. This story is the first in a continuing series: You "Herd" it here first.

New Students – William Marquis

New Students – William Marquis

Christina Kelly, Managing Editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Features

Name: William Marquis Year: Junior Previous School: College Trinte Hobby: Soccer Current Netflix: "The Walking Dead" Favorite Music Artist: Russ Summer Vacation: "Stay-cation" Pets: None Siblings: One brother and one sister

Native Roots and New Connections

Native Roots and New Connections

Lexa Brenner, Reporter
October 18, 2016
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While she is neither a Country Day original nor a native Texan, Destinee Cornejo ‘18 has become a Falcon at heart; but she still holds on to her dedication to community service, family roots and traditions – and homemade enchiladas. Cornejo was not actually born in Texas, but rather in San Diego,...

New Students – Claire-Lise Greve

New Students – Claire-Lise Greve

Christina Kelly, Managing Editor
September 27, 2016
Filed under Features

Name: Claire-Lise Greve Year: Junior Previous School: Trinity Valley Hobby: Theater Current Netflix: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Favorite Music Artist: Lonely Island Summer Vacation: China and Japan Pets: Dog Siblings: Only child

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