We are looking forward to welcoming students and their parents as we begin the 2018-19 school year.
Middle School classes begin at 8:20 a.m. Lower School classes begin at 8:45 a.m. Pre-K and Kindergarten begin at 9:00 a.m.

ECDS Students attend a Performing Arts Workshop performance and after-school Fall Festival and Middle School Haunted House this Friday afternoon beginning at 2:00 p.m. Annual Fall Festival in-school and after-school activities include booths prepared by parents of each grade, a pumpkin walk, a silent auction of scarecrows created by each grade, Haunted House performances (if you dare), and of course the opportunity to dunk a few faculty members… all for a good cause of course! Thanks to our PAC (Parent Action Committee), chairs, parents, Middle School and performing arts students, resource, design, and performance directors, and support staff for their tireless efforts to make the day memorable and fun for the entire school community.

The ECDS Red-Tailed Hawks Cross Country team had their second competition of the season last week on the beach at La Jolla Shores. The ECDS Girls team finished second and the ECDS Boys team finished third. The team continues to develop and looks to improve in their upcoming competitions.

ECDS Middle School students voted last week to elect their Student Council for this school year. Congratulations to all of the new Student Council officers: Grayson (8th Grade), President; John Michael (7th Grade), Vice President; Michelle (6th Grade), Secretary; and Cooper (6th Grade), Treasurer. Congratulations as well to the Class Representatives: 8th Grade Class Reps Koosha and Cameron; 7th Grade Class Reps Skyler and Arman; and 6th Grade Reps Ella and Leela. The Student Council has already started holding meetings and they are planning for a great year.

8th Grade students gave an entertaining presentation about the character trait of “Selflessness” at October’s First Friday Assembly. They presented several amusing skits with examples of students showing selfish behavior followed by the students behaving selflessly in the same situation. We look forward to seeing our 7th Graders teach us about “Optimism” at our next assembly on Friday, November 6. Parents are always welcome at the First Friday Assemblies which start at 9:00 am, so please feel free to come and watch when your child’s grade is performing at one of the First Friday Assemblies this year.

6th Grade students in Mr. Decking’s and Mrs. Coogan’s classes went on a field trip to Disneyland last Friday. They participated in a 3-hour Disney Youth Education program about “Disney’s Approach to Leadership and Teamwork”. The program included insights into leadership skills used by the Disney company, as well as exercises where the students practiced working as a team and thinking creatively to develop solutions. After their educational class was over, the 6th Graders were let loose to enjoy Disneyland and everyone had a great time.

Congratulations to Coach Matthew Perdoni and the Boys Flag Football team for playing their first 2 games of the season last week. This was the first competitive football game for some of the younger students on the team.

Congratulations to Coach Brian Sullivan and the ECDS Cross Country team for competing in their first meet of the season last Monday. The Girls team finished 2nd overall and the Boys team finished 3rd overall. Special congratulations are in order for all first year Cross Country runners who were competing in their first ever competition.

Congratulations to Coaches Erin Nelson and Malinda Adickes and the Girls Volleyball teams on playing their first game against The Cambridge School last Thursday. The ECDS Varsity team won their match 2-0. The ECDS Junior Varsity team also played several games, with some of the team members playing in their very first competitive volleyball game.

Middle School candidates for the Student Council offices of Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President, and President gave speeches to all of the other Middle School students last Thursday afternoon in the Library. The Student Council election was held on Monday. Congratulations to the new Student Council officers: President Grayson (8th Grade), Vice President John Michael (7th Grade), Secretary Michelle (6th Grade), and Treasurer Cooper (6th Grade). Congratulations also go to 6th Grade Class Representatives Ella and Leela, 7th Grade Class Representatives Skyler and Arman, and 8th Grade Class Representatives Brooklyn and Cameron.

Does your child want to learn how to speak in public? ECDS 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade students are invited to join the Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program. Students will meet for eight consecutive weeks, on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 pm, for a workshop that will enable participants to develop communication and leadership skills through practical experience. If your child is interested, come to the Orientation Meeting on Sept. 29 to learn all about it.

Middle School Sports teams are forming for the Fall season sports. If your child is in Grades 5-8 and they want to play Flag Football, they can come to the practices with Coach Perdoni on the field on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays after school. Any girls in grades 4-8 that are interested in Volleyball can come to practices with Coach Nelson on the Volleyball court after school on the same days as Flag Football. If running is your student’s thing, Cross Country practices with Coach Sullivan are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays on the track after school.

Last Thursday, Middle School students participated in a Scholastic Jr. Golf Tournament organized by Mr. Steve Simons, ECDS Golf Instructor. During the tournament, the students competed first in a 5-hole course set up on the upper field. The final event in the tournament was a competition on the putting mats. After a tough round, Case (7th Grade) took First Place with a narrow win over Arman (6th Grade) and Mona Miraftab (8th Grade) who both tied for Second Place. The students all had a great time and their interest in our Golf program continues to grow.

Middle School students in Grades 6-8 had a blast on their annual year-end trip to Knott’s Berry Farm last Friday. The students earned money to pay for the trip with their Dunk Tank and Haunted House at the Halloween Fall Festival and from Bake Sales, Valentines Candy Grams, and other fundraising events through the entire school year.

The annual Field Meet for students in Grades 3-8 took place last Friday afternoon. Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades competed for the Intermediate Division Trophy, while the 6th Grade competed against the 7th & 8th Grade teams for the coveted Upper Division Trophy. Events included the rubber chicken relay race, Dizzy Izzy, 3-legged race, egg-on-spoon relay race, water balloon toss, and more. After all the event results were tallied, 5th Graders won the Intermediate Division Trophy, while the 6th Grade team claimed the Upper Division Trophy.

Our ECDS Red-Tailed Hawks had a very successful Spring Sports season! Congratulations to Coach Brian Sullivan and the ECDS Track & Field team on their outstanding performance in their Championship Meet. The ECDS Girls team finished fourth overall and the ECDS Boys team finished first. All members of the team performed exceptionally and each member of the team medaled in at least one event. Congratulations also go to Coach Lehmunn and the ECDS Girls Basketball team for winning the Basketball Championship in a hard-fought game against San Diego French-American School. Congratulations to Coach Malinda Adickes and the Boys Volleyball team on finishing out a great season as well.

6th Grade students had an adventure-filled overnight field trip on the Californian, a tall sailing ship at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. This annual trip enhances the students’ history lessons on the American Revolution. They learned about the American Revolution from the perspectives of both Loyalists and Patriots, as well as the economic trade aspects of that time period. One highlight of the trip was learning how the ship’s cannons were fired. .

History lessons came to life when ECDS 8th Grade students joined other Middle School students from around America to tour Washington, DC during the week of March 23-27. They started their trip by visiting Jamestown and Williamsburg. After traveling to Washington D.C., they visited many museums and landmarks including the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and much more.

The 7th Grade class went on their annual class trip to Catalina Island from March 23-27. The students studied marine life during their adventurous trip. They had lessons on a variety of sea creatures, and then they were able to investigate the sea creatures up close while snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking in the tidepools.

Congratulations to 7th Grader Koosha for representing ECDS at the San Diego County Spelling Bee last Thursday! Koosha correctly spelled several words to make it through the first 2 rounds. The words in the third round were much more difficult, and he was knocked out of the competition on that round. Koosha tied for 25th place out of 102 students from middle schools all over San Diego.

6th Grade students spent the week at Camp Cuyamaca last week. Their busy week of nature studies included lots of interesting and educational activities, including daily hikes, rock climbing, hunting for geo-caches using a GPS device, archery, learning the myth about an enormous pine tree named “Old Grandfather Pine”, sanding and polishing wood and rocks, learning about Kumeyaay Native Americans, seeing wild turkeys and other animals, and much more.

Last Friday, Mrs. McBride’s 6th Grade class celebrated “Ultimate Pi Day”, which was on Saturday, 3-14-15 at 9:26:53. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event in which the digits form a sequential number on that day of 3.141592653… The class had a contest to see who could remember the most sequential numbers of Pi. Students also brought in pies to eat and joined in celebration of Pi Day by singing a rendition of “American Pie” about “Pi”.

Students in Mr. Rowe’s 7th Grade History class presented a Medieval Europe “mini-museum” to students in other grade levels last Thursday. Their impressive and detailed projects represented different aspects of Medieval European history that they have learned about in their History class this year. Weaponry projects included a working Trebuchet, a Longbow, and a Sword and Shield. Medieval buildings were represented by Notre Dame Cathedral, a Stained Glass Window, several Castles, Mont St. Michel, and Red Square in Moscow.

Mrs. McBride’s 6th Grade students have concluded studying geometry, prisms, and polygons in their math lessons. They are now creating 3-dimensional geometrical solids by making their own soccer balls using a polygon dodecagon pattern. This is similar to a quilting project, applying understanding of tessellation while using skills of hand sewing and color arrangement. When the students complete these multi-colored handcrafted soccer balls, they will enjoy them for their own personal indoor use or as a gift.

6th Grade students went on an “Amazing Race” scavenger hunt at the San Diego Zoo last Friday. Mr. Decking, 6th Grade teacher, wrote all of the scavenger hunt clues to make it a fun and educational adventure for the students. Both classes competed in teams to gather information about animals, habitats, and behaviors at different stations, and each team checked in with chaperones regularly at set locations throughout the Zoo.

One of the Middle School Elective classes that 7th and 8th Grade students can choose to take this semester is Creative Writing with Mr. Rowe, Middle School English & History teacher. In this class, Mr. Rowe explains writing principles and techniques to the students, and then the students have time to practice their creative writing skills. Last Friday, Mr. Rowe began the class by explaining about the power of descriptive writing, and then he read an excerpt written by author Joyce Maynard where she made the words come to life using detailed recollections of her past. After the reading, students wrote their own creative writing samples using descriptive writing techniques.

The 6th Grade students have been learning about money this year, using virtual bank accounts in their classroom to make virtual deposits and withdrawals based on activities in their class. For the next month, the students will be competing against each other on the website howthemarketworks.com. Each student will start with $10,000 virtual dollars to invest, and the winners who have earned the most money at the end of the challenge will be able to deposit their virtual winnings into their virtual classroom bank accounts. The website will help the students learn about the stock market in a safe and fun way by watching their stocks fluctuate over the course of time during their challenge.

Last week, 6th Grade students tried out Golf class with Mr. Steve Simons, as a new elective option for their weekly Physical Education class. The students took turns practicing their putts, and each student received advice from Mr. Simons on their stance and swing. Many students were able to make their shot the first time, after receiving guidance from Mr. Simons.

In last week’s Middle School Engineering class with Mr. Carmichael, the 7th and 8th Grade students had to solve “The Marshmallow Challenge” to create a structure made of spaghetti which would hold up a marshmallow. The students tried to solve the challenge using a variety of different structures, and they learned that it was much more difficult than they thought it would be to hold up the marshmallow.

Congratulations to the Coach Enrico Piazza on the success of the ECDS Soccer teams during the Winter Sports season! The Girls Soccer team completed their season in 1st place in the league, and the Boys Varsity Soccer team completed their season in 2nd place in the league. The Boys Basketball and Boys JV Soccer teams also had a great season. Go, Red-Tailed Hawks!

In Wednesday’s Engineering class, Middle School students worked on a challenge to make sailboats with sails designed to harness maximum windpower. First, the students watched a video about how professional sailmakers design sails. Then, teams of students created their first sail design and tested it out in a small plastic pool behind the classroom, powered by the wind from a fan. After the first test, each team redesigned their sail to attempt to improve their design, and then they tested their second round of sail designs.

The 6th Grade classes went on a field trip to the BayWa Renewable Energy wind farm facility near Palm Springs last week, where they learned about wind power and other forms of renewable energy. This annual trip enhances their energy production and climate studies, which are part of the 6th Grade’s Earth Science curriculum. Students were able to go inside a wind turbine unit, where they saw first-hand how wind power is collected and used.

Mr. Carmichael, ECDS Science Teacher, brought in “Moon Rocks” to show his 7th and 8th Grade Science students last week. He was allowed to borrow the rock samples from NASA, after attending a workshop at California Polytechnic University to learn about the rocks from NASA scientists. The rock samples were encased in plexiglass disks to protect them, with one disk containing Lunar rocks and the other disk containing Meteorite samples. The loan of these rocks to educational institutions is very tightly controlled, due to the scarcity of the rock samples that were brought back from the Moon by astronauts.

The Spring sports season begins soon, with Girl’s Basketball, Boy’s Volleyball, and Boy’s and Girl’s Track & Field teams forming. Parents and students who are interested in joining one of the teams are invited to attend the information meetings this week to learn more about these programs. Mr. Lehmunn will be coaching the Girl’s Basketball team, with an information meeting on Tuesday, February 17 at 3:15 pm in Room 215. Mr. Brian Sullivan will coach the Track & Field team, and he will have an information meeting on Wednesday, February 18 at 3:15 pm in Room 215. Mrs. Malinda Adickes will coach the Boy’s Volleyball team, and she will have an information meeting on Thursday, February 19 at 3:15 pm in the Library.

Middle School students created rockets from construction paper and duct tape in their Engineering elective class last week, to better understand Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion and how it applies to rocket designs. After creating their rockets, students launched them by jumping on a 2-liter soda bottle which forcefully pushed air through a PVC pipe apparatus to launch the rocket. After launching their first rocket, students revised the design of their rocket’s fins and weight to see how it would affect the aerodynamic properties of their rocket.

Mrs. Simons and her 8th Grade students went on a field trip to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles last Wednesday. The trip was the culmination of lessons in their 8th Grade English class about the Holocaust and the book “The Diary of Anne Frank”.

One of the Elective classes that 7th and 8th Grade students can choose to take in their 2nd semester is Physical Engineering, which is taught by Mr. Carmichael, ECDS Science Teacher. The students will build projects to solve practical engineering challenges, and each challenge will include math and writing exercises. Some of their upcoming projects include a solar cooker, weather balloons, and pasta bridges. In their first Engineering class this week, the students worked together to build an earthquake-proof building using paper, popsicle sticks, glue, and tape. After it was completed, they tested it to see if their building could withstand the earthquake machine, which was a reciprocating saw attached to a poster board. After their building was tested, the students realized that it was much more difficult to build an earthquake-proof building than they had expected.

6th Grade students conducted a DNA experiment in their weekly Science Lab, to supplement their Science curriculum on cell structures. The students crushed strawberries and mixed them with a chemical which caused the DNA of the strawberries to clump, and then they viewed the DNA on slides in a microscope attached to a large screen in the Science room.

Middle School students in Grades 7 and 8 went on a Whale Watching field trip to celebrate the completion of their First Semester Finals tests last week. They were lucky enough to see a number of huge Gray Whales during the trip. Some of the whales even breached about 20 feet away from the boat, so the students were able to get a good view of them.

The Middle School Science Fair which was held on Wednesday, January 14, was a big success, with large crowds of students, parents, faculty and staff viewing all of the projects. The students explained their hypothesis, research, and conclusions to show what they had learned to all who viewed their project. Congratulations to all of the 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade students for all of their hard work on these impressive projects!

The Bake Sale presented by the Middle School Student Council last Friday afternoon was a big hit with students, parents, and staff. The money raised from the sale will be used for the Middle School end-of-year trip. The Bake Sale was a great way to end the week and send everyone off for their 3-day holiday weekend!

Middle School students in 6th, 7th and 8th Grades spent a fun day skating at the ice rink in the University Town Center shopping center in La Jolla on Friday, December 19, to finish out their busy week before the holiday break.

7th Grade World History students culminated their lessons in Ancient Chinese history with a panel discussion during the week of December 15-19. Student teams dressed in costumes to represent a famous historical figure from the period, including Genghis Khan, Empress Wu, and Yong Le. During their lively panel discussion, the students displayed their knowledge of the character they were portraying by acting out what their character would say when asked about different aspects of their lives.

The 6th Grade classes went on a Field Trip to Oceanview Gem Mining Company in Pala last week. They dug and sifted through mounds of dirt from the mine and found many different rocks and minerals that are native to the San Diego area, including tourmaline and lapidolite. Lapidolite is the predominant mineral that is mined by the Oceanview Gem Mining company, and it is used in batteries. This field trip enhances the 6th Grade’s Integrated Science curriculum, giving the students hand-on experience in understanding natural resources like lapidolite and how they are used in the world.

WInter Sports season is underway with all three of our teams busy practicing and getting ready for their first games. Our Boy’s Basketball team will open their season on Thursday, December 11, with a game against The Cambridge School. Our Girl’s Soccer team will start their season on Monday, December 15, with a game against Rancho Santa Fe. Boy’s Soccer opens their season on Thursday, Jan. 8, with a game against Calvary Christian Vista. Good luck to all of our ECDS Red-Tailed Hawk teams in their first games of the season!

6th Grade students went on a fun and educational Field Trip to Cabrillo Monument in Point Loma on Thursday, where they learned about Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo’s landing at San Diego Bay in 1542 and other interesting facts about California history. They also went to the Spanish Landing park to see the full-sized, fully functional, and historically accurate replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s flagship, San Salvador.

Congratulations to our Girl’s Volleyball team on their excellent performance in the regular season and in their tournament. They completed their season by competing in the end of season tournament and finishing in 3rd Place in the league. Well done to Coach Erin Nelson and her energetic Varsity and JV teams!

Girls in 4th to 8th Grades are invited to join the Girls Soccer team. Coach Piazza will hold a Girls Soccer information meeting on Friday, November 21 at 3:30 pm in the Library. Boys in 4th to 8th Grades are still welcome to join the Boys Soccer and Boys Basketball teams. If you have any questions, contact Coach Piazza for information about the Boys Soccer team and contact Coach Rousso for information about the Boys Basketball team.

The Fall Sports season was an outstanding season for the ECDS Red-Tailed Hawks. Our Girl’s and Boy’s Cross Country teams both took Second place in the league seasonal standings. Our Flag Football team had their best season yet and qualified for the league playoffs for the first time ever. Our GIrls Varsity and JV Volleyball teams have also been very successful, and our Varsity Volleyball team has qualified for their final playoffs which will take place on Thursday, November 13 at Alliant University. Good Luck to them, and congratulations to all of the players on the ECDS Fall Sports teams for their hard work, dedication and perseverance.

Congratulations to the Boys Flag Football team for a great season. The team was excited to go to the playoffs for the first time to represent ECDS on Tuesday, November 2. Although the ECDS team lost the playoff game against Nelson Middle Years with a final score of 25-6, they were proud of how much they accomplished this season. Go, Red-Tailed Hawks!

6th Grade students attended the Natural History Museum’s “Discovery of King Tut” exhibit last week, to enhance the curriculum of the students who are studying ancient civilizations and researching Ancient Egypt and Kush. At the museum, students learned about the British archeologist, Howard Carter, who discovered the tomb after searching for it for six years. Once the tomb was opened, there was a vast array of Egyptian archeological finds that astounded the world! These included treasures of golden masks, a large sarcophagus with layers of inner coffins, chairs, boats, food, and even mummified remains including King Tut himself. Even though the items were replicas of the originals for this exhibit, the historical understanding was important to the students. After touring the museum, the students watched an interesting IMAX 3-D documentary about mummies.

Congratulations to the ECDS Cross Country team, Boys Flag Football team, and Girls Volleyball team on a very successful season. The Cross Country team will finish out their season at a Championship Meet on Monday, November 3. The Boys Flag Football team will play in a Semifinal Playoff game on November 6, and the Girls Volleyball team will play their Semifinal Playoff game on November 13. We wish all of the teams success in their final games and meets. Go, Red-Tailed Hawks!

Middle School students in 7th and 8th Grades went on a fun rock-climbing expedition at Rock Solid Gym last week. Students worked cooperatively in 2-person teams where one student held the rope while the other student climbed the rock wall, which reinforced the team-building skills the students learn in their weekly Character class.

Our Fall sports teams all had a great week last week. Our Cross Country teams started off the week with their meet on Tuesday, with our boys team taking first place and our girls team having the top two finishers. On Thursday, the Girl’s Varsity Volleyball team won their game against Chabad 2 sets to 1, and the JV (Junior Varsity) Volleyball team won 2 sets to 0. The Boys Flag Football team finished it off on Thursday with a 20-0 win over Calvary Christian. All of these students are doing very well, especially since this is the first time that some of the younger students are participating in their sport.

8th Grade students entertained the audience with an amusing game of “Service Jeopardy” at the First Friday Assembly. Student contestants answered questions presented by a game-show host on the topic of “Service”. All of the questions involved service-related scenarios where the contestants had to determine how to help other people and the environment. The First Friday Assembly in November will feature a character-related performance by the 7th Grade class.

The Girls Volleyball team had their first game against Calvary Christian on Thursday, September 25. It was a home game with lots of fans cheering on the ECDS Red-Tailed Hawks team. The game was very exciting because the two teams were evenly matched. In the third and deciding game, the ECDS team was edged out by 1 point with the win going to Calvary Christian.

The ECDS Cross Country had it’s first competition on Tuesday, September 23 at San Dieguito Park. The Girls team took 2nd Place in the Girls team competition, while the Boys Cross Country team took 1st Place in the team competition. Congratulations to the team on a great first meet!

The ECDS Library was transformed into an exciting dance club for the “Welcome to Middle School” Dance on Friday, September 19. A DJ from Xtreme Fun directed the entertainment for the the Middle School students, who participated in lots of fun games including “Name That Song”, singing contests, and Dance-Off competitions.

Congratulations to the Boys Flag Football team on their victory in the first game of the season against R. Roger Rowe Elementary School with a final score of 27-0. It was an exciting game to start off the season!

The 3 Fall Sports Teams are practicing hard to be ready for their first games and meets. The Boys Flag Football team has their first game on Thursday, September 18 at R. Roger Rowe Elementary School. The first meet for the Boys & Girls Cross Country team is on Tuesday, September 23 at San Dieguito Park (Lower Park). The Girls Volleyball team’s first game is is a home game at ECDS on Tuesday, September 25 against Calvary Christian Academy. Everyone is invited to come to any of this season’s games and meets to cheer for our Red-Tailed Hawks teams.

Our Middle School students are campaigning this week to run for Student Council. Students have put up posters and ads in the Middle School area to show their qualifications for the council positions. Running for Student Council is great way for students to become involved in the life of their school and get to know each other. The elections will be held on Monday, September 22, with the results being announced in the classes that afternoon. Good Luck to all of the Student Council candidates!

Three “Red-Tailed Hawk” sports teams kicked off their fall seasons during the first week of school. Students can still sign up in the office to join the Girls Volleyball team (grades 4-8), Boys Flag Football team (grades 5-8), or Cross Country team (boys and girls in grades 4-8).

The ECDS Girls Soccer and Boys Varsity Soccer teams played in the final Playoff games in the Independent Middle School League. Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Soccer team for finishing the season in 2nd place in the league, and to the Girls Soccer Team for finishing in 4th place in the league! The young players on the ECDS Boys Basketball team and the ECDS Boys JV Soccer team gained valuable experience during the Winter season as well. Great job to all of the ECDS Winter Sports teams!

The Winter Sports season is well underway. Both the Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys soccer teams opened the season with big wins this week. The Junior Varsity (JV) soccer team bounced back after a first game loss to win their second game. In addition, the Boys JV Basketball team won their first game ever before the Winter break, and they had another exciting win this week. We are looking for big things from all 3 teams this season.

The Middle School Student Council is having a Bake Sale next Friday, November 22, starting at 2:30 pm, so everyone can look forward to buying some delicious goodies for their afterschool snacks on Friday.

Parents of ECDS students that would like to learn more about ECDS Middle School (especially those with students currently in 5th through 7th grade) are encouraged to mark their calendars for a Middle School Orientation Meeting on Tuesday, November 12 at 3:30 pm in the library.

Congratulations to the 8th Grade students on the great job they did at the First Friday assembly on Oct. 4, with their video presentation of the character attribute, “Respect”. This was the first time any class had compiled their own video for a character assembly presentation, and it showed how imaginative and tech-savvy they are. We look forward to next month’s presentation by the 7th grade on their character attribute, “Conflict Resolution”.

Monday, September 23, was a big day for the Middle School because it was the day of our Student Council Elections. Congratulations to all of the new Student Council officers, as well as the Class Representatives for each grade. We can’t wait to see what this group of fine individuals does with their agenda in the coming school year.

Congratulations to 3 ECDS Fall Sports teams for completing the first games of the season this week! The Girls Volleyball team won their game against Grauer, winning 2 of the 3 games in the match. The Cross Country team ran strong in their first Meet, winning medals for several ECDS competitors. The Boys Flag Football team lost their match against Chabad, but it was a good learning experience with the older players mentoring the younger players during the plays.

Middle School students in Grades 6-8 are invited to the “Welcome to Middle School” Dance on Friday, 9/20 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm in the Library. The dance is free, and entertainment by a DJ and snacks will be provided by the school. ECDS students are welcome to bring one friend that does not attend ECDS, and their friend must be in Grades 6-8 as well.

This week, is the most anticipated week for Encinitas Country Day Middle School students. Eighth graders embark on their “Close Up” tour of Washington, D.C. and seventh grade students head out for a week in Yosemite National Park. Middle School trips support curriculum objectives and give students a broader perspective of their nation, government and natural resources.

Congratulations go to our Boys Soccer Team for their 6-1 win over The Grauer School last night. Way to Go, Red-Tailed Hawks!

Middle School dancers and surfers will meet at ECDS at 3:30 sharp on Saturday afternoon. We’ll all follow the float into the restricted area and set up for the parade. Middle School students who are planning to help out at the Cardiff Classic Cars staging area should be at their posts by 4:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. See you all there!

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