All three Casady seniors who were named National Merit semifinalists in the fall have advanced to become finalists.
Congratulations to Graeme Jones, James Lowe, and Matthew McQuistion. The National Merit® Scholarship Program "honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies." As finalists they will be considered for National Merit Scholarships.
The National Merit Scholarship Program began in 1955 as an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million juniors in 22,000 schools—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements. This year, nationally, 15,000 students achieved finalist status based on results from the 2020 test.
Graeme, James, and Matthew have an opportunity to continue even further in the competition, which awards 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $32 million that will be offered later this spring. All winners of Merit Scholarship® awards, who will be known as Merit Scholars, are chosen based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments—without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference. As stated on the website, a variety of information is available for the "selectors" to evaluate each finalist including academic record, information about the school's curricula and grading system, two sets of test scores, the school official's written recommendation, information about the student's activities and leadership, and the finalist's own essay.
Casady School is fortunate to have a beautiful, sprawling, 80-acre campus equipped with buildings and infrastructure that allow our faculty and coaches to deliver exceptional programs and educational opportunities.
Casady School values in-person learning, and we do our best to partner with our community to mitigate the risk of infection. During the cold and flu season, it is especially important for each of us to monitor our own health and our children’s health daily.
Fourth Grade Cyclones were challenged to participate in their grade-wide "Readathon," and students rose to the challenge! Students read as many books as they could in order to raise money for the Love Like Crazy Foundation.
We appreciate the effort from the Casady Community in navigating our COVID experience. We feel the partnership between all constituent groups at Casady is working, and we appreciate the grace and patience.
OnFebruary 24, Casady'sParentAmbassadors and Admission Team will host aProspectiveParents' Night IN forfamilieswho might be interested in bringing their children to Casady in the 2021-2022 school year.
As we look toward Thanksgiving break and the holidays, we would like to remind our Casady Community to continue to follow safety protocols for social distancing and masking, even when you're not in School.
As we look forward to the winter season, we would like to share with you the School’s policy on cancellation or change in schedule due to inclement weather. Safety is the primary factor when we consider decisions to either cancel school, call for a late start, or close school early.
The Oklahoma Ugly Bug Contest is hosted by the Oklahoma Microscopy Society and is a statewide competition for elementary schools to find the "ugliest" or most unique bug native to Oklahoma. Last year and this year Casady fourth graders have participated in the contest, working with their families to locate the ugliest bug that they can find.
Freshmen and new students to Upper Division signed the CasadyHonorCodeduring Chapel. Bysigning, these students pledge to follow the expectations of being a Casady student; to support the School, behave with academic integrity, and hold one another accountable for their actions.
Casady first graders were presented the Bibles they will use through Lower and Middle Division in the School's religious education curriculum. These Bibles will remain in each students' possession and will be a constant companion for the next eight years of their Casady experience.
In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too.
For many years, Independent Schools like Casady have come together in a spirit of good-natured competition and play through intramural “Houses” comprised of students from all grade levels. Houses compete against one another for recognition, participation points, and special privileges.
Casady School is a PreK-12, independent, college preparatory Episcopal day school committed to deeper-level learning. Casady School welcomes a student body that reflects the diversity of the world around us and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, nationality, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered programs generally accorded or made available to students at the School.