Our Champions are back at school – and what a better way to kick off the 50th school year than with a red-carpet welcome!
Richard Cooper – founder, CEO and owner of Tucson Country Day School – joined students, families and staff to kick off the school’s 50th year with a red-carpet welcome this Monday.
We rollled out a real red carpet walkway from the parking lot sidewalk, through the school’s gate and into the campus. Our preschool through eighth grade students became the stars “walking the red carpet” as they came to school. Teachers and staff lined the sides of the carpet – cheering, clapping and giving high-fives to students.
TCDS’s red carpet welcome serves to encourage our students and remind them that teachers and staff will support them from day one of the school year. This event also helps build school unity.
Mr. Cooper purchased the land – which was formerly “The Deer Ranch” – for the campus in 1968. Just one month after the purchase, he opened the school as a preschool and prekindergarten to the Tucson community. Cooper added additional grade levels to the school as it grew. What began in 1968 with 30 students and five staff members has greatly expanded into a school with more than 800 students and 106 staff members!
Additional events to celebrate the school’s 50th year, also involving alumni and past staff, will take place throughout the school year.
Middle school students lined up for flag in the morning. Younger students reconnected with friends on the playground before flag.
PTSA held a “Yahoo-Boohoo Breakfast” for kindergarten parents. Principal Mr. Hannah and Assistant Principal Mr. Krauss joined the breakfast to chat with parents.
Staff worked with each other – preparing schedules, getting lunch ready and cleaning.
Mr. Krauss and Mr. Hannah read to the students and answered some questions.
What an amazing treat Special teachers had for all of our students. Every student in preschool through eighth grade were asked to decorate a piece of paper shaped like a feather. Once turned back into the Specials team, the team got to work assembling this beautiful, collaborative masterpiece. It will be a great photo op for our students!