NEWS & EVENTS
Drama added to MCDS
Posted February 5, 2019
MCDS is proud to announce a new addition to our staff! Mrs. Eileen Sasso will be a familiar face to many because of her many years dedicated to the field of education and her passionate belief in each and every student she encounters. Mrs. Sasso holds certifications in Early Childhood Education, Middle Grades, Reading Specialist and Educational Leadership. In addition, Mrs. Sasso has earned National Board Certification in the middle grades. Throughout Ms. Sasso’s 31 years in education she has taught most all grades and subjects at the elementary level, was an assistant principal in Walton County, and serves as a mentor to teachers and assistant principals. While inside and outside of the school house, Mrs. Sasso continually demonstrates her passion and commitment to education. Over the years, she has been awarded many accolades such as Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year, Gwinnett County Master Teacher, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, was nominated for Disney Teacher of the Year, Kappa Delta Pi Charter Member, to name a few. Mrs. Sasso is thrilled to join our team and immerse herself with the Monroe Country Day School community!
New Music Program
Posted February 5, 2019
Welcome to Gabrielle Wagner our new Music Teacher!
Ms. Wagner has a Bachelor of Arts in Music, with a focus in voice as well as a minor in piano. She specializes in vocal development, music theory, aural skills, and opera. Ms. Wagner will be teaching music to our MCDS students and will also be offering private voice and beginner piano lessons to all students in the community. She has several years of experience with stage management, recitals, and judging. Ms. Wagner received the Outstanding Achievement in Music award from Brenau University in 2018.
3rd Annual 5K & Fun Run
Posted February 5, 2019
Join us for another fun time at our 3rd annual Road Race on March 9th! Last year three of our students won the top spots in their age group. Pictured 1st Place Paris Tayler, 2nd Place Brooke Reach & 3rd Place Rose Bailey.
On Stage A Christmas Carol
Posted December 20, 2017
Three of our students were cast in On Stage's A Christmas Carol. A faithful rendition of the Dickens classic in which Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by the ghosts of his late partner, Jacob Marley, Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and the Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come. A group of students attended to cheer for Trevor, Sable and Eli.
Monroe Christmas Parade
Posted December 6, 2018
MCDS competed in the Monroe Christmas Parade for the second time. We had a beautiful float designed and built by Carlton and Meketa Swords. Pictured here is Dr. Dickinson with our Honorable Mention trophy. All our students had a wonderful time riding the Polar Express train and waving to the crowds.
Posted December 7, 2018
MCDS's 3rd Annual Polar Express Community Event attracted more than 100 children even with the terrible winter weather. Pictured are elves Caroline and Rose who volunteered to help Santa for the Polar Express. Many of our parents and staff helped with planning, refreshments, crafts, decorating and making sure the night went smoothly.
3rd -6th Grade at Medieval Times
Posted November 10, 2017
The third through sixth grade enjoyed a dinner and an electrifying show featuring heroic knights on spirited horses displaying astounding athletic feats and thrilling swordplay at the Medieval Times. This was a great visit after studying this era in history. It was wonderful to see inside the stone walls of the 11th century-style replica castle and medieval Spain. A chance for students to travel through the mists of time to a forgotten age and a tale of devotion, courage and love.
Pam Nix Reception
April 26, 2019
MCDS is so proud of Ms. Pamela Oakley Nix. She was inducted into the Georgia Agriculture Hall of Fame! She joins Georgia notables Jimmy Carter and Martha Berry in this distinguished list. She is the fourth woman to be inducted in the state of Georgia.
We are so lucky to call her ours now. We will be having a reception at our school to celebrate on April 26th 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. We invite all of those who she has taught or touched their lives in some way to attend.
Posted January 18, 2018
The student council helps share students’ ideas with teachers and Dr. Dickinson. They also help raise funds for school-wide activities, including social events, community projects, and school projects.
Posted December 2, 2017
Leigh Wilson's class collected items for shoe boxes to send to children who might not have a Christmas. Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. The outpouring from MCDS students was tremendous!
Posted December 15, 2017
Grace Baptist Church building was bought for Middle and High School expansion.