Our 50th Celebration of TCDS & Camp Adventure – in Pictures!


Thank you to everyone who came out for our 50th Anniversary Celebration – we had a great turnout during this Open House, Reunion and STEAM Fair!

It was an absolutely beautiful day to be outside on our school’s 10-acre campus playing with giant volleyballs and slingshots; watching our Band, Choir and Drama Club perform; checking out the fabulous artwork; taking part in multiple arts, science, technology and 50th-related activities; and so much more!

It was amazing to mingle with our current Champions, alumni Champions and guest Champions! Alumni from the FIRST graduating class at TCDS all the way to future young students turned out for the 50th Celebration. Thank you! It was an incredible day for all!

Thank you Ms. Wendy for capturing these great moments on camera.

A Welcome, Scavenger Hunt Opportunity and a Picture Walk Timeline 

                                                                                

 

Memories with TCDS Founder, CEO and President Mr. Richard Cooper

 

                     

Capturing pictures and discussing memories with some TCDS Alumni Champions, Current Champions and Guest Champions

                 

                                                        

 

Try out the giant slingshot with squishy balls soaked in water!

        

                            

 

Onto the boats – Students made them, and now let’s see if they float!

                   

 

Time Capsule with Mr. Kievit

                          

 

Let’s Make Oobleck with Ms. Heaton and Mrs. Culbertson!

                     

 

 

Photo Booth Fun

        

 

Playing a game of Giant Volleyball

            

 

It’s time to paint rocks – to take home and for our school’s Legacy Garden!Check out the wide variety of colored rocks!  Mr. Krause headed up this activity.

                                                 

 

STEM Demonstrations and great make-and-take activities

                         

 

We had wonderful Science Fair projects!

                         

 

Second through eighth grade students have been putting their creative skills on paper and creating amazing art work! Mrs. Phelps and Ms. Paradis worked with volunteers to display artwork in the MPR for an incredible Art Show! 

                                                                                                                                    

 

Several middle school students spent part of their summer and a lot of time this school years constructing this amazing 3-D model of our school! WOW – very impressive!

                             

 

“Art in the Dark”

Preschool and Prekindergarten teacher Ms. S hosted “Art in the Dark” – a glow in the dark, shadowy and fun STEAM event. Ms. S had a black light and students painted and drew pictures with fluorescent colors. The fluorescent light picks up the UV rays, therefore allowing artwork to glow in the dark!

On the other side of the classroom, kids and adults got to do some hands-on work with the light blox set. The light blox are colored flashlights that show red, green and blue, and they mix to make new colors. 

Next up, attendees had fun at another center playing with shadows and distance. Families got to use lenses that they could bend the light with and change the direction of where to shine the light. 

                

 

Orchestra, Band, Choirs and Drama Club took turns performing captivating performances.

                                 

Once again, thank you to all of our TCDS students, families, teachers, staff, alumni Champions and guest Champions for making Tucson Country Day School’s 50th Celebration incredible for everyone!

Blue Ribbon & Trophy Winners – Week of April 12-18


Congratulations to our Study Island Blue Ribbon and Exact Path Trophy winners for the week of April 12-18!

Kindergarten through eighth grade students win a Dress Down Day on Tuesdays when they earn at least three Blue Ribbons on the online educational website Study Island or at least three Trophies on the online educational website Exact Path! Congratulations, students!

Regular Blue Ribbon “weeks” run Thursday morning through the following Wednesday evening. The total of all items (blue ribbons and trophies) earned will be calculated toward each classroom or House “Blue Ribbon Button” winner. Tuesdays are Dress Down Days for the winners!

As a reminder, the Study Island website address is: https://www.studyisland.com/login

If your children are in need of a computer to work on Study Island assignments and earn Blue Ribbons (for a free Dress Down Day, buttons, etc.), TCDS’s Technology Lab is open after school three days a week just for that purpose!

 The Technology Lab is open after school every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for Study Island use at the following times:
* 2:50pm-3:20pm for 4th-8th grade students
* 3:20pm-3:50pm for K-3rd grade students

Just sign up in the office with your child/children’s name, teacher and when your child/children will be using the lab. Parents do not need to be in attendance and can pick their children up after the lab session.
 

The following is a list of students who earned a free Dress Down Day for this week (bold and *= most Blue Ribbons winner and therefore will receive a button):

Kindergarten                   

Ms. Wendy: Tyler T.*, Bailey A., Zachary M., Jonah O., Nyx S.

Ms. Sarah: Owen C.*, Zak M.*, Avery S., GiGi W.

Ms. Dana: Marcus H.*, Maelee C., Vivian F., Irelynn H., Liam L., Daniel Z.

Ms. Sammy: Ash N.*, Gabriella W.*, Bentley J., Aiden L.

 

First Grade

Mrs. Crenshaw: Isabella W.*, Zecariah C., Aubrey W.

Mrs. Fiore: Abigail B.*, Brandon F., Adriana H., Aiden U.

Mrs. Smith: Mira W.*, Nayeli M., Sebastian R.

Ms. Kotel: Rene C.*, Elijah L.*

 

Second Grade

Ms. Maggie: Coraline D.*, Caleb D., Nora F., Darian F., Kayla F., Elijah M., Trevin M., Levi T.

Ms. Jacque: Samantha B.*, Mikayla L.*, Alexander H., Colton K., Celeste M., Marck M

Mrs. Rodriguez: Devyn P.*, Cody B., Thomas M., Kiley R., Jayvion S., Caden W.

Ms. Laurie: Archer B.*, Jakom A., Annycia A., Quinn B., Marcus C., Lexi H., Alyzeah O., Madison P., Daniel P., Sarrina R., Keira V.

 

Third Grade

Mrs. Hubble: Isaac C.*, Joseph B.

Ms. Becki: Rebecca V.*, Asher L.

Ms. Shannon: Valerie B.*, Jalen D., Shelby F., Diego S.

 

Fourth Grade

Mrs. Post: Brooke K.*, Annalina A., Kai C., Landon F., Gabriel H., Fiona M., Sabrina M., Nikolai N.

Mrs. Young: Morgan M.*, Madison B., Clara C., Joshua C., Jordan F., Ryan G., Kristen N., Aishwarya P., Colton R.

Mr. David: Jorge B.*, Sofia A., Jesse B., Ava H., Xiamara S.

Ms. Matthews: Eleanor A.*, Sophia H.*, Rage A., Ivy B., Aidan G., Sabrina H., Jacob J., Alexis U.

 

Fifth Grade

Mrs. Maddock: Sutton H.*, Ishy F., Miguel U.

Mr. Josh: Mateo B.*, Tyler R.*, Teja A., Lauren F., Alexis K., Abbigail N., Alexia R., James S., Aiden S., Anya W.

Ms. Acree: Taylor S.*, Gianna N., Kate S.

Blue Ribbon and Trophy “Dress Down Day” Winners (April 5-April 11)


Congratulations to our Study Island Blue Ribbon and Exact Path Trophy winners for the week of April 4 to April 11!

Kindergarten through eighth grade students win a Dress Down Day on Tuesdays when they earn at least three Blue Ribbons on the online educational website Study Island or at least three Trophies on the online educational website Exact Path! Congratulations, students!

Regular Blue Ribbon “weeks” run Thursday morning through the following Wednesday evening. The total of all items (blue ribbons and trophies) earned will be calculated toward each classroom or House “Blue Ribbon Button” winner. Tuesdays are Dress Down Days for the winners!

As a reminder, the Study Island website address is: https://www.studyisland.com/login

If your children are in need of a computer to work on Study Island assignments and earn Blue Ribbons (for a free Dress Down Day, buttons, etc.), TCDS’s Technology Lab is open after school three days a week just for that purpose!

The Technology Lab is open after school every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for Study Island use at the following times:
* 2:50pm-3:20pm for 4th-8th grade students
* 3:20pm-3:50pm for K-3rd grade students

Just sign up in the office with your child/children’s name, teacher and when your child/children will be using the lab. Parents do not need to be in attendance and can pick their children up after the lab session.

The following is a list of students who earned a free Dress Down Day for this week (bold and *= most Blue Ribbons winner and therefore will receive a button):

Kindergarten                         

Ms. Wendy: Nyx S.*, Cleo K., Zachary M., Ava M., Jonah O.

Ms. Sarah: Jackson N.*, Austin S.*, Owen C., Zak M., Mila V.

Ms. Dana: Liam L.*, Hayden C., Marcus H., Daniel Z.

Ms. Sammy: Gabriella W.*, Aiden L.

 

First Grade

Mrs. Crenshaw: Zecariah C.*, Aubrey W. 

Mrs. Fiore: Abigail B.*, Aiden U.*, Brandon F.

Mrs. Smith: Rylan H.*

Ms. Kotel: Samantha D.*, Elijah L., Liam S.

 

Second Grade

Ms. Maggie: Coraline D.*, Caleb D., Evie F., Kayla F., Elijah M., Trevin M., Adelynn T., Levi T.

Ms. Jacque: Samantha B.*, James C., Payton H., Colton K., Mikayla L., Jacob M., Celeste M., Marck M. 

Mrs. Rodriguez: Adeana H.*, Thomas M.*, Jayvion S.*, Shane C., Bobby F., Ana H., Stella K., Miguel S., Caden W. 

Ms. Laurie: Aubrey D.*, Annycia A., Quinn B., Marcus C., Lexi H., Madison P.


Third Grade

Ms. Rianna: Layla O.*

Mrs. Hubble: Lillian O.*, Joseph B., Isaac C.

Ms. Becki: Logan B.*

Ms. Shannon: Valerie B.*, Eric C.

 

Fourth Grade

Mrs. Post: Sabrina M.*, Annalina A., Kai C., Landon F., Gabriel H., Brooke K., Fiona M.

Mrs. Young: Morgan M.*, Clara C., Joshua C., Jaden D., River D., Ryan G., Genevieve H., Solomon M., Kristen N., Aishwarya P., Colton R.

Mr. David: Sofia A.*, Jorge B.*, Ava H.*, Eliana L., Xiamara S.

Ms. Mathews: Sophia H.*, Rage A., Vengeance A., Ivy B., Ciara C., Aidan G., Sabrina H., Jacob J., Alexis U.

 

Fifth Grade

Mrs. Maddock: Ishy F.*, Sutton H.*, Brooke B., Jonathan B., Isabella B., Devon C., Ian D., Erica G., Amber M., Lexi M., Lealah N., Linda N., Miguel U., Aurora W., Eleanor W.

Mr. Josh: Mateo B.*, James S.*, Tyler R.

Ms. Acree: Kate S.*, Aylnn G., Gianna N., Taylor S.

 

Middle School

C House

8th Grade: Andrew L.*, Mads B., Madeline B., Marcus C., Abigail G., Nate K., Andrew M., Kaiya V.

7th Grade: Connor Y.*, Harrison D., Aaliyah W.

6th Grade: Alyssa L.*Hayden J.

 

H House

8th Grade: Anjelica G.*, Alexandra H.*, Alexis H.*, Brennen R.*, Jyotie S.

7th Grade: Chris B.*

6th Grade: Halina V.*, Ricardo R.

 

A House

8th Grade: Madie E.*, Jack M., Ella S., Chris S., Ethan W., Hannah W.

7th Grade: Danicca G.*, Honor A., Devin C.

6th Grade: Milanni W.*Hannah J.

 

M House

8th Grade: Kadin H.*, Andres I.*, Marissa B. Anthony H.

7th Grade: Marla S.*Ryan E., Ava H., Matthew K., Maria O., Sarah O., Shelby P., Nathan R., Brady T.

6th Grade: Chandler P.*, Lylia M., Viviana M.

P House

8th Grade: Ezekial V.*

7th Grade: Shannon L.*Damarit G., Dani Jo H., Jeycie K., Robert S.

6th Grade: Mikayla W.*Adore A.

 

S House

8th Grade: Andrea S.*Bryson B., Rashad H., Mark W.

7th Grade: Christian B.*, Izabelle R.

6th Grade: Austin G.*   

Second Grade Heads West!


Second grade students are in the midst of an exciting adventure!  An adventure…that is taking them back in time!

The children have spent several weeks learning about life as a pioneer while preparing for and learning about hardships that are faced on the trail during the Westward Expansion.  While learning about the hardships, they also are learning about ways to overcome them.

The students have had quite the journey so far. They’ve learned how to make soap and butter, and they now know how important it is to understand weather patterns. The kids have grouped into “families” to build covered wagons, rafts for their wagons and even temporary shelters! This Westward Expansion unit is allowing our second grade students to gain an understanding of what the pioneers experienced during the Westward Expansion.  

Students and their families planned for their journey by gathering supplies such as pipe cleaners, cans, toothpicks, popsicle sticks, tape, yarn and straws which were needed for their trip out West.

When the pioneers arrived at their destination, they got to take a field trip to Trail Dust Town.

To culminate the Westward Expansion unit, students will get to dress up in pioneer and western wear – and host an informative evening for their parents and families while showing everything they needed to make with their “families” in order to have a successful journey West. The kids’ classrooms will be changed into museums on Monday, April 16 from 5:00pm-6:00pm for families to get a sampling of the students’ Westward journey.

Sit back, relax and enjoy our students’ Westward journey so far…

 

The second grade students, as pioneers, worked with their “families” to build covered wagons for their travels on the trail.

   

It’s all about teamwork! Next, the pioneers worked together to make rafts that would need to hold their wagons during river crossings.

         

Once both the wagon and raft were completed, everyone tested their rafts out in water. We’re happy to report that all of the rafts holding the wagons floated!

       

Violet, aka Laura Wilder, in Mrs. Rodriguez’s class, provides music with her violin for the travelers on the trail.

The kids even made their own butter!

To add to the experience of traveling West, all of the second grade students and teachers took a field trip to the Horse Soldier Museum in Trail Dust Town. The kids learned some neat “Western” history and even checked out some life-size covered wagons, an old-time jail and got to pan for gold!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

  

Back at school, the students worked with their “families” to build temporary shelters. 

     

Second grade has become so familiar with how the West was back in the day, so why not learn how to square dance as well? Second grade teacher Ms. Maggie asked her father, Mr. Weir, to lead the students in square dance lessons. 

  

        

Wow! We are so proud of the second grade students and teachers for all of the hard work they have put into learning – and experiencing – the Westward Expansion.