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Wakefield and Griffin celebrate Bloomsday

Wakefield Country Day School will host a Bloomsday celebration at Griffin Tavern on Thursday, June 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. Bloomsday is a commemoration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce, who gave […]

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Wakefield’s Cowherd award winners

At its final athletic awards night of the year May 20, Wakefield Country Day School announced the winners of the annual Leonard Cowherd Awards. The award is named for a 1999 alumnus of the school […]

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DuMez named Outstanding DAC Female Swimmer

Wakefield Country Day School’s Rachel DuMez was named the Outstanding Female Swimmer at the Delaney Athletic Conference Championships on Feb. 12. She continued her season of brilliance, easily winning both of her events, the 200 […]

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Wakefield announces college news

Wakefield Country Day School is pleased to announce the following acceptances and awards for all 16 members of its senior class. They are: Laura Bancroft-Mary Baldwin College ($58,000), Penn State University, Randolph Macon College ($44,000), […]

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Kindergarten class celebrates 100 days

The 16 students in Wakefield Country Day School’s kindergarten class had a “100th Day of School” celebration Feb. 23. The children completed individual projects at home and brought them in to share with the class. […]

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Wakefield class aids Operation Gratitude

The first-grade class at Wakefield Country Day School was recently thanked for its participation this winter in Operation Gratitude. As part of their commitment to Service — one of Wakefield’s “Five Pillars of Education” — […]

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Pankow wins state athletic scholarship

Christine Pankow, a senior at Flint Hill’s Wakefield Country Day School, was selected as a winner of a John C. Youngblood Scholarship by the Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (the state athletic directors organization). The […]

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DuMez shatters swim marks

Rachel DuMez, a sophomore at Wakefield Country Day School, was named the Outstanding Female Swimmer at the VISAA Division II Swimming Invitational hosted Feb. 5 by Seton School at the Freedom Center. In her two […]

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Wakefield girls basketball team ranked 10th

The varsity girls basketball team at Wakefield Country Day School has attained a ranking in the latest state poll. The Lady Owls are ranked 10th in Division 3 of the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association. […]

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Wakefield students excel in writing contest

Sixteen Wakefield Country Day School students took prizes in the annual holiday writing contest at Samuels Public Library. In this 32nd year for the contest, Wakefield students received almost half of the 33 prizes that […]

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Wakefield announces Athletes of the Month

Wakefield Country Day School announced its Athletes of the Month for November-December last week, the awards going to Greg Czekaj and Isabelle Eastham. Czekaj, of Amissville, has been a major factor in the varsity boys […]

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Wakefield holds Christmas concert and play

On Friday, Dec. 10, Wakefield Country Day School held its annual Christmas Concert. An appreciative audience greeted the students in grades one through seven who beautifully performed their “Traditional Christmas.” The Wakefield Chorus added depth […]

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Wakefield celebrates Christmas season

At its weekly assembly Wednesday, the students at Wakefield Country Day School participated in traditional (to the school) Christmas activities. The senior class took the stage to conduct “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” With much […]

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Wakefield 10th-graders visits Harpers Ferry

Students from the 10th-grade class at Wakefield Country Day School made a memorable trip to Harpers Ferry, W.Va. on Nov. 16. The purpose of the trip was to see an important but often overlooked piece of American history that is just a two-hour drive from their school. As student Marc Cugnon put it: “It was a remarkable opportunity to see part of American history in our own backyard.” […]

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Food drive ends in big success

Wakefield Country Day School students and families concluded an very successful canned food drive by collecting more than twice its goal of 1,200 cans/boxes. A new school record of 2,600 cans or boxes of food, […]

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Hal Hunter speaks to students

Wakefield Country Day School continued its practice of inviting a member of the community to speak on the Virtue of the Month; November’s virtue is charity, and the speaker was Hal Hunter. Hunter and his […]