2018

  • November

    Sonam Sherpa, a leader of The Small World, shared her inspiring story.

    Nepalese Humanitarian Shares Story

    At 14, Sonam Sherpa, a native of Nepal, lost her parents to cancer and became the guardian to her 9- and 12-year old sisters. She had a dream to continue her own education and support her sisters’ education. Sherpa worked in a tea house to see this dream through. With the help of a sponsor, she eventually earned a nursing degree. Her life changed because she was able to gain a good education. Sherpa has dedicated her life to helping girls like her gain that same access. She is one of the leaders of The Small World, directing humanitarian projects related to girls’ education and women’s empowerment in Nepal, including her dream project of providing a safe home and education for orphaned girls in the Himalayan Hope Home. Hear part of her inspiring message.
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  • Nagaoka, Japan Delegations and their Hosts

    Cultural Interactions


    In partnership with Fort Worth Sister Cities International, FWCD’s Mason Middle School served as an Ambassador School to a delegation of 17 students and teachers from Nagaoka Japan, October 13-21. This is the fifth year that FWCD’s Middle School has been involved in the program.
     
    Throughout the nine-day visit, Middle School students learned the value of cultural exchange and were introduced to enriching life experiences as all students shared their cultural and geographic backgrounds. Positive relationships were built, and the students ultimately forged a bond based on broader perspectives and a deeper understanding of what it means to live in a multicultural society.
     
    Stephen Blan, Director of FWCD’s Center for International Studies, served as the campus sponsor and coordinator for the FWCD delegation. The group from Nagaoka included 10 girls, five boys and two teachers/community members.
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  • October

    Sir Phil Reed OBE will speak at Fort Worth Country Day on November 6, 2018.

    Churchill Expert to Speak at FWCD

    Join us on Tuesday, November 6, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Lou and Nick Martin Campus Center for a community lecture on Winston Churchill, given by Churchill expert Phil Reed OBE. Reed is the former Director of the Cabinet War Rooms and Creator of the Churchill Museum. He now travels internationally to give symposiums on Churchill’s life and accomplishments.
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  • French Pen Pals

    Seventh-graders in French class recently began a pen pal program with Jeanne d'Arc school in Champagnole, France. They received their first letters from their French friends and enjoyed reading their pen pals’ description of themselves, while deciphering French handwriting and identifying their pen pal from a photo sent by their English teacher, Monsieur Gaetan Dardilhac. The students are now replying to their pen pals and look forward to learning more about their new friends. Middle School French Teacher Rob Napier is hoping the students will exchange letters at least once a month, as well as connect via FaceTime and through videos.
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  • FWCD Participates in Youth Exchange with Trier, Germany

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  • September

    Dr. Carrie Currier, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at TCU

    Dr. Carrie Currier Speaks at Chip Herr Memorial Lecture

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  • Apply to be a Sister Cities Youth Ambassador

    Nine Fort Worth Country Day students served as Fort Worth Youth Ambassadors in 2018 through Fort Worth Sister Cities. These students opened the door to the world and explored the history, languages, foods, traditions and arts of Fort Worth’s sister cities, of which there are nine: Reggio Emilia, Italy; Trier, Germany; Nagaoka, Japan; Bandung, Indonesia; Budapest, Hungary; Toluca, Mexico; Mbabane, Swaziland; Guiyang, China; and recently added Nîmes, France. Students from grades 8-12 represented Fort Worth and the U.S. to various cities this summer, while also learning the importance of global volunteerism. Applications for 2019 Youth Ambassadors are currently be accepted. The deadline for applying is October 19. To learn more and learn more view the Sister Cities Time to Travel brochure.
     
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  • Carrie Currier, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at TCU, is the 2018 Captain David R. “Chip” Herr, Jr. ’80 Memorial Lecture keynote speaker.

    TCU Professor Headlines Chip Herr Memorial Lecture

    Fort Worth Country Day’s Captain David R. “Chip” Herr, Jr. ’80 Memorial Lecture will feature Carrie Currier, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at TCU. Her lecture is titled “Current State of U.S.-North Korea Relations.” The Chip Herr Memorial Lecture, now in its ninth 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. Currier will speak on Monday, September 17, in the FWCD Scott Theater at 6:30 p.m. A reception in the Lou and Nick Martin Campus Center follows the event.
     
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  • Best of France and Switzerland Trip – Open to all Middle School Students

    Join Middle School French Teacher Rob Napier on a 15-day, 13-night trip to France and Switzerland. Students will discover all that France and Switzerland have to offer – from the most famous sites to the local hotspots. The group will be guided on a spectacular adventure that will provide an insider’s perspective of life in France-Switzerland. Highlights include staying with a French family in the Paris area for a week; seeing the sights in Paris; taking a high-speed train to Geneva; and visiting Mont Blanc, the Red Cross Museum, United Nations and Olympic Museum in Switzerland before flying to France to discover the beautiful Côte d’Azur!
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  • May

    Fourth Graders Celebrate Flavors of the World

    Fourth-graders celebrated the first ever Flavors of the World Festival on Monday, April 23. Put together by Lower School Spanish Teachers Gaby Booth and Natasha Hatcher, Flavors of the World was a celebration of the amazing food that our diverse and beautiful planet has to offer. “It also provides a fantastic opportunity to bridge community and cultural diversity,” Booth said. View the Flavors of the World Slide Show

    Parents and teachers were asked to volunteer to showcase a dish – an appetizer, an entrée or a dessert – from their family’s country of origin or another country they may have a connection with. View the slide show here. The students were then given the opportunity to taste these dishes from around the world. After the tastings, the students spent time filling out a form where they could check off what they tried and then provide their thoughts about the food they sampled.
     
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  • French Movie Night

    FWCD Middle School and Lower School students enjoyed the movie Adama, a French animated drama film (with English subtitles). The viewing was held in conjunction with the Alliance Française de Dallas, whose new director, Patricia Beausoone, introduced the movie. Rob Napier, Middle School French Teacher, plans to continue these movie nights on the last Monday of each month starting in August 2018.

    Napier also is hosting a parents’ informational meeting on Wednesday, May 9, in Middle School Room 107 at 6 p.m. to discuss a trip to France and Switzerland in summer 2019.
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  • April

    Andrew Solomon Keynote Addresses Launch Center for International Studies

    With just the right amount of pomp and circumstance, FWCD launched its newest program, the Center for International Studies, on Wednesday, April 11, with nearly 150 faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents and other members of the Fort Worth Country Day community. The highlight of the event was keynote speaker Andrew Solomon, author of the book Far & Away: Reporting on the Brink of Change. Solomon is an FWCD parent and a National Book Award winner. For a video of the entire program, click here.
     
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  • Upper Schoolers Dig in to Global Affairs with TCU Professor

    Dr. Carrie Liu Currier, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Asian Studies at Texas Christian University, met with the Upper School Global Affairs Club on April 6. Arranged by Upper School History Teacher Colin Douglas ’06, the meeting allowed students to hear from a knowledgeable expert in the field. Douglas has been taking Dr. Currier’s “Teaching about Asia in the Classroom” professional development course for the past two years.
     
    The Global Affairs Club, formed in August 2016 by Lexa Brenner ’18, is sponsored by History Department Chair Dean Barker. The club meets two to three times per month and has 35 active members this year. View a short video of Dr. Currier’s meeting with the students. 
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  • FWCD Launches Center for International Studies

    Fort Worth Country Day launched its newest program, the Center for International Studies, on April 11, 2018 in the Lou and Nick Martin Campus Center, with a special event featuring keynote speaker Andrew Solomon, author of the book Far and Away: How Travel Can Change the World. Solomon is an FWCD parent and a National Book Award winner.
     
    The center, the creation of Director of Special Projects Bill Arnold ’86, will serve as the home base for all of FWCD’s international initiatives, including its overseas summer expeditions, exchange opportunities, cultural programs and global competency professional development.
     
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