2017

  • October

    Project Builds Community in Lower School

    “We are all the same because we are different.”
     
    That is the theme for this year’s Lower School Families lessons as the students and their teachers focus on the importance of kindness all year long. To help develop self-identity and promote understanding and empathy for all of the differences that make up the Fort Worth Country Day and broader community, the students not only focused on how they all come together as a Lower School, but also on the fact that their stories and histories come from all different places.
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  • September

    Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Provides Springboard for Discussion

    Having a “universal book” in Upper Schoola book selected by the Summer Reading Committee and read by every member of the Upper School communityhas been a longstanding tradition at FWCD. This year’s universal read was Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood. Last week, on September 12, students engaged in scholarly discussions and lectures related to the book and its themes. View a short slide show of discussions here.
     
    “Persepolis offers a unique insider’s perspective on Iranian history and the 1979 Islamic Revolution that goes beyond the hostage crisis,” said Head of Upper School Steve Stackhouse. “You get a young person’s view of the political disruption. I liked the setup of the universal book discussions this year because students could choose areas to explore and discuss. The book is a launching point for so many different topics—religion, art, fundamentalism, the Middle East and the refugee experience. Interestingly, the format of the graphic novel itself is a topic of discussion.
     
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  • Humans of FWCD: A Fourth-Grade Project on Diversity, Inclusivity and Community

    Inspired by the work of Brandon Stanton’s “Humans of New York” blog, which features street portraits and interviews collected on the streets of New York City, Fourth-Grade Teacher Alicia Schordine created the Humans of FWCD project. “This project serves a dual purpose as the introduction to an integrated unit on immigration, and also serves to help students gain an understanding of diversity in community,” she shared.
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  • Everson Walls

    Cowboys All-Pro Everson Walls to Speak at Chip Herr Memorial Lecture

    Shannon Rossman Allen
    Fort Worth Country Day’s Captain David R. “Chip” Herr, Jr. ’80 Memorial Lecture will feature former Dallas Cowboys All-Pro Everson Walls. The lecture, now in its eighth year, celebrates the life and extraordinary military service, leadership and heroism of one of FWCD’s very own, Chip Herr. Herr’s helicopter malfunctioned and crashed in eastern Saudi Arabia during a noncombat mission on February 3, 1991. He is the only FWCD graduate who has died in service to his country. Walls will speak on Monday, September 18, in the FWCD Scott Theater at 6:30 p.m. A reception in the Lou and Nick Martin Campus Center will immediately follow the event.
     
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  • TCU Graduate and Rhodes Scholar Caylin Moore on Campus September 11

    Shannon Rossman Allen
    Caylin Moore, a recent Texas Christian University graduate, will speak to FWCD students in all divisions on Monday, September 11. He will meet with Lower School students in the Lower School Atrium at 9 a.m., with Middle School students in the Amon G. Carter Foundation Commons at 9:30 a.m. and with Upper School students at 10:10 a.m. during announcements period in the Upper School Commons. He will share the story of his childhoodhow his mother and a teacher who believed in him pushed him to be a better personas well as what it means to be a Rhodes Scholar and what he will study at Oxford University beginning next month.
     
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  • Upper School Students Visit DFW Hindu Temple

    Students in Upper School History Teacher Maggie Philpot’s History of World Religions course recently visited a Hindu temple in Irving known as the DFW Hindu Temple. “We were graciously hosted by Swati Pandit, who is on the Board of Trustees for the temple,” Philpot said. “She led us around the temple, explaining the significance of the various ‘murti’ and the rituals that take place in the temple.” The students were also taken into the meditation room, where they viewed the various murals and significant religious figures (from Hinduism as well as from Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism). Within the meditation room, the group sat on the floor and Pandit shared more of the history and tenants of Hinduism and then allowed students to ask questions. The students had interesting questions about diet, about how Hindus view death, and about excerpts from Hindu texts they had read in preparation for this visit.
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  • April

    Leona Tate, one of The McDonogh 3, Inspires Students

    At the age of 6, Leona Tate made history. Only she didn’t know it at the time. On November 14, 1960, Tate entered into the civil rights movement when she and two other African-American girls, Tessie Prevost and Gail Etienne, integrated McDonogh No. 19 Elementary School in New Orleans – six years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Brown vs. Board of Education that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. Tate shared her inspiring story with Middle and Upper School students, third- and fourth-graders, and members of the School’s Common Ground group.
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  • Student Diversity Opportunities

    The Upper School Diversity Action Program is seeking applications from students for the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference and Camp CommUNITY.
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Phone: 817.732.7718
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a K-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.