2017

  • November

    Career Conversations: Law School

    Bryant Buechele ’09 and Bryan Kelly ’11 returned to their alma mater to provide insight and advice to Upper School students about law school as part of the College Counseling Office's “Career Conversations” program
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  • NBC 5’s Katy Blakey Covers The Daffodil Project

    Fort Worth Country Day senior Grace Goldman was determined to bring this garden to her campus. It's part of a world-wide movement called the "Daffodil Project" to recognize the children who perished during the Holocaust. Grace's segment was featured on NBC 5 Monday night. Click here to view the piece.
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  • 2017 Endowed Master Teachers Announced

    The Endowed Master Teaching Chair designation is the highest distinction given by Fort Worth Country Day to faculty members who have a sustained record of teaching excellence. While all FWCD faculty adhere to the Principles of Professional Excellence, Endowed Master Teachers are those who consistently go above and beyond what is expected of them.

    FWCD Endowed Master Teaching Chairs are awarded both in recognition of past accomplishments as well as in anticipation of future contributions to programs, which promote teaching excellence within the Fort Worth Country Day community. The 2017 Endowed Master Teachers are Carrie Cheng, Lisa Dickerson Davenport ’87, Chloe Bade Anderson ’05, Colin Douglas ’06, Bob Booth, Mark Martin and Jackie Rains.
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  • Daffodil Project at FWCD

    Shannon Rossman Allen
    For Grace Goldman ’18, growing up in a family that is both Jewish and Catholic has been an enriching and eye-opening experience. Grace’s great grandmother, Mimi, was interned at Auschwitz when she was 22. Because her fingers at the very edge curved outward, the Germans determined she could screw munitions effectively, so her life was spared and, instead, she was sent to a work camp.
     
    In an effort to connect today’s students with an event that happened more than 70 years ago, Grace learned about The Daffodil Project and became intent on bringing it to Fort Worth Country Day. The project’s goal is to plant 1.5 million daffodils around the world in memory of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust. The Daffodil Project empowers Holocaust education and supports children suffering in humanitarian crises throughout the world today.
     
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  • Send Us Your Wall of Honor Nominations

    FWCD is accepting nominations for the 2018 Wall of Honor. This honor is in recognition of extraordinary commitment to the School. Past recipients are:
     
    2014: Perry Bass H’98, Peter Schwartz H’98 and Claire-Lise Knecht H’06
    2015: Jean Webb H’01 and Dr. Jim Aldridge H’14
    2016: Sharon Foster H’05
    2017: Evelyn Siegel H’99

    Read more for nomination criteria. 
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  • October

    Former Faculty Shares WW II Story

    FWCD has such a treasure in Claire-Lise Knecht H’06! An FWCD Founding Faculty Member, Claire-Lise spoke virtually no English when she started at FWCD as a French teacher in 1963. On October 12, Claire-Lise shared a personal story with fifth- and sixth-graders: Her family hid two Jewish boys and their parents during World War II. View the Facebook video for a truly fascinating story! 
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  • September

    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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  • August

    And the Winner is …

    Shannon Allen
    Fort Worth Country Day is excited to share that Country Day took home the Best Private School award in the Star-Telegram’s Fort Worthy Awards program. A BIG Falcon thank you to the parent community, who began a grass-roots voting effort on their own in early May with the goal of getting FWCD into the top three to vie for the Best Private School title. This award is a direct reflection of the School's phenomenal community – students, parents, faculty/staff, Trustees, alumni, grandparents, past parents and more – who love this school. 
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  • May

    Baby Ducks Hatch at FWCD Thanks to Alumna

    The Fort Worth Country Day campus is home to two new baby ducklings thanks to Emily Samuelson ’10 and Lower School Science Teacher Barbara Meyers.
     
    Samuelson found mallard eggs at her parents’ home in Westover. She watched the parents for a couple of days as they cared for the eggs. Then they disappeared. “Emily was worried about the abandoned eggs,” Meyers said. “She called me, her egg-hatching Science Teacher, and asked what she should do. We agreed to wait one more day to see if the parents would come back.”
     
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  • April

    Stephen Stackhouse Named Head of Upper School at Fort Worth Country Day

    Following a nationwide search, Stephen M. Stackhouse was named the next head of upper school at Fort Worth Country Day. He replaces Bill Arnold, who assumes the strategic role as director of special projects. Stackhouse had been serving as acting head of upper school since January. Head of School Eric Lombardi made the announcement to the FWCD community in late March.
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  • March

    FWCD Alumni Baseball is Back!

    FWCD Alumni Baseball is Back! Saturday, April 8
    Batting practice 11 a.m.
    Game time 1 p.m.

    Bill Arnold '86 will throw out the first pitch and Rush Olson '86 will be back to announce the game so bring your fans, friends and family to cheer you on!

    Join these alumni who have already committed to play:
    Thomas Boucher '12, Colin Douglas '06, Branson Nelson '16, Ed Nelson '89, Bryce Parten '06, Austin Reilly '04, Steve Relyea '79, Whit Richardson '06, Rob Semple '95
    Brice Taylor '06, and Bo Totten '14

    Questions? Ask  Coach Brady Benoit
    RSVP to Alumni Relations Coordinator Shel Juliao ’92
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  • Patton Field House: FINISHED!

    “Finished!” remarked Patton Field House namesake Sherri Patton at the cool March evening dedication ceremony. Many Fort Worth Country Day community members gathered on Wednesday to celebrate the building’s dedication and a variety of ribbon- cutting events.
     
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  • Founders’ Day 2017

    A little rain could not dampen the spirits of the Fort Worth Country Day community as they celebrated the School’s 55th birthday on Monday, March 6. Since 2006, FWCD has celebrated Founders’ Day, which revels in all that is great about the School—its students, its faculty and staff. The event also pays homage to the School’s 16 visionary Founding Trustees who, 55 years ago, dreamed of creating “a school of real academic excellence” in Fort Worth.
     
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  • February

    Dan Bloch H’06 and Kat Albers Kronenberg ’85

    Alumna Author of “Dream Big” Excites Students

    FWCD Alumna Kat Albers Kronenberg ’85 spent February 1 on campus reading her new book Dream Big and inspiring students, faculty and former faculty. The beautifully illustrated book tells the stories of some lovable insects and animals and how they achieve the impossible dream of soaring with wings though the sky using one of Life's Most Powerful Secrets. An FWCD Original, Kronenberg spoke of her own dreams: to play basketball and to write a book. 
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  • January

    FWCD Head of School Named Lamplighter School Spirit Award Recipient

    Eric Lombardi has been named one of two Lamplighter School Spirit Award Recipients. Lombardi, a 1973 Lamplighter School graduate, is in his second year as Head of School at Fort Worth Country Day. Prior to that, he served as Head of Middle School at St. John’s School in Houston for 16 years.
     
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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.