updated July 23, 2014
The ENEWS will be emailed only on an as-needed basis this summer. Check back for summer information and don’t forget to visit our Facebook page!
Click here to find summer information including reading lists, summer assignments, important forms, and more! This list will be updated throughout the summer.
Lands' End Uniform Sale
From July 14-21, Lands End will add our school logo to polos, tees, and blazers for FREE. Go to landsend.com/school to order.
Academic Coaching: New Program Offering from the Academic Resources Department
Academic Coaching is a service that has been previously offered at CDS but is being expanded for the next academic year to include lower, middle, and high school. The goal is to provide test-taking strategies, study skills, time management techniques, and organizational help for students. It will also include "light tutoring." This is a 1:1 program which will be individualized toward a student's specific learning style, strengths, and weaknesses. There is a fee in addition to tuition for participation in this program. Session quantity varies with the grade and schedule of the student. Space is limited. For more information, please contact Rebekah Leonard, Director of Academic Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moms Managing Media
Summer is here and kids are home. Now is a perfect time for focusing on managing the media in your family. Go to our website www.momsmanagingmedia.com to learn about:
Plus a summer series: 30 Minutes Outside! Each day this summer you will find a new activity to send your kids outside! Subscribe to the blog and get a new idea in your inbox each day!
College Admissions Camp - August 11-15
Covenant Day School is offering a College Admissions Camp for any rising juniors and/or seniors interested in getting a jump on the college admissions process. College Admissions Camp will provide a combination of SAT/ACT preparation, college essay and résumé writing, and an individualized timeline to help each student better prepare for the admissions process. Students will hear from a panel of college admission counselors as well as other professionals about the entire college admissions process, including scholarship tips and interview advice. Students will experience a mock interview, complete two essays and a résumé, as well as gain a broader perspective on the college search and application process.
The three-day camp will be held Monday, August 11; Wednesday, August 13; and Friday, August 15 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact Heather Mills at email@example.com.
2014 Covenant Day Laptops
All CDS students in grades 10-12 need to have a mobile computer for their use both in and out of the classroom. Each school year, CDS offers a laptop package that CDS families can purchase. The package includes the supported laptop model for that school year, limited accidental damage warranty coverage, the use of CDS-owned PC software necessary for that year, and access to the loaner pool. This year’s supported model is Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e. For more information, Frequently Asked Questions, and a link to purchase through our vendor, please go to the Technology page.
2014 Fall Sports
Tryouts for fall sports will be held in the summer. For information about tryouts and optional summer workouts, click here.
CDS will offer athletic physicals on Friday, July 25 in the High School Gym. Please use the SignUpGenius to make your appointment.
Parent volunteers are also needed to help that day. Please sign up using this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4FA4AD2-volunteers2. Students of parent volunteers will receive a physical free of charge. (One free physical per shift worked.)
Audition Workshop for High School Students
Learn the basics of preparing for a musical theatre audition. Get practical tips on how to do a cold reading, how to prepare a song, how to handle fear and anxiety. The dates of the workshop are Thursday, August 14 and Friday, August 15 from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Come one day or both days. Sign-up is not required.
Middle School Musical - The Little Mermaid
CDS Middle School Theater will present The Little Mermaid on October 30 at 7 p.m., October 31 at 7 p.m., and November 1 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Congratulations to all the cast members! We look forward to seeing all of you at your first rehearsal on September 2 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
High School Musical - The Addams Family
CDS High School Theater will present The Addams Family on March 19 at 7 p.m., March 20 at 7 p.m., and March 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Stay tuned for information about auditions for this year’s high school musical production.
Community Heroes Celebration - September 10, 2014
On Wednesday, September 10, Covenant Day School and Christ Covenant Church will have our 15th Annual Community Heroes Celebration, including a special "Heroes Brunch" and a worship service. We invite you to watch and share these informational and invitational videos for our 15th annual celebration:
For more information about Community Heroes Celebration at Christ Covenant Church and Covenant Day School, please go to our Community Heroes page.
Do you own a family business and would like to participate in our annual CDS Holiday Market? The Market will be held on Thursday, November 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Parent Association is currently accepting applications for vendors from CDS families who own their own business and sell "cash-and-carry" type items suitable for a market experience. Download our flyer for more details or contact Julie Quill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 Graduation Keynote Address
The audio of Dr. Ravi Zacharias' keynote address from our CDS 2014 graduation service is now available online at http://bit.ly/Zacharias-CDS. The audio will be available until August 28.
See our Parent Resources page for information about Moms Managing Media and Moms in Prayer support groups.
Media Center Notice
Parents: Please make sure your student has returned all Library Media Center materials and has cleared any outstanding fines.
Ways to support CDS
Covenant Day School is accepting applications for the following positions:
Click the title to download a complete description of the position. For more information and to download an application, click here.