Casady Inducts 13 New Members to Cum Laude Society
Casady School inducted 13 new members to the Cum Laude Society during a ceremony in St. Edward's Chapel. The six seniors and seven juniors were chosen by a nominating committee to be a part of the international honor society. Cum Laude recognizes scholarship and stresses excellence, justice, and honor. Election to membership is limited to no more than 10 percent of the junior class and 20 percent of the senior class.
“The students who were inducted to the Cum Laude Society have demonstrated excellence in their academic work, good character, honor and integrity in all aspects of their school life,” said Julieta Zesiger, president of the Casady School Chapter of the Cum Laude Society and Upper Division science teacher. “I am so proud of these outstanding students for the difficulty of the curriculum they have chosen and for their enthusiasm for learning. They work hard inside and outside of the classroom, and their work is recognized with their induction to the society."
The Cum Laude Society is an international academic fraternity with chapters at a number of public and independent schools. The Casady School chapter started in 1961. At Casady, the prime criteria for election have been the quality of the curriculum the candidate has chosen and the number and enthusiasm of nominations made on behalf of the individual student by the Upper Division faculty and by current Cum Laude student members. Each year, the selection committee asks the faculty and current members to nominate students who have demonstrated excellence in their academic work, good character, honor and integrity in all aspects of their school life. The students chosen bear the respect of the faculty as well as their peers.
New members from the senior class are: Donald Albers, Emily Fogg, Camillo Haller, Jessika Russell, Anna Schuelein, and Kushagra Tiwary. Juniors elected to Cum Laude are: Lily Hahn, Will Harlow, En Yau Lee, Connor Raikar, Fiona Rendon, Allison Tien, and John Zuk. Those from the senior class who were inducted as juniors in 2014 include: Connor Dube', Sydney Gibson, Claire Hendee, Yogaish Khastgir, Steve Li, John Robertson, and Thomas Young. Guest speaker for the celebration was Dr. Nelson Fong '99. Both he and his wife Erin Stone Fong '99 were Cum Laude members when they were at Casady.
Monday, April 20, 2015 8:10:00 AM
Casady Student Council Sponsors Walkathon
The Casady Walkathon is a school wide event organized by the Student Council to benefit Children's Hospital at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Lower and Middle Division students spent their PE time walking around the lake where there were different tables with fun activities ponsored by Upper Division clubs.
Upper Division kicked off the Walkathon in Chapel where Student Council President Marshall Lucas spoke about the history of the Walkathon at Casady. The Jensen family, a Casady family with a daughter who has benefitted greatly from Children's Hospital, was on hand to speak to the students about the importance of Children's Hospital in their lives. The Jensens with their daughter, Hannah, led the first lap around the lake.
Students have raised money through pledges for laps, Upper Division club sponored activities and more. All donations will be sent to Children’s Hospital to help all children in their care, which includes Bennett Hanneman, the son of Lower Division faculty member, Aimee Hanneman.
The Casady Walkathon will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Each participant will receive a Casady Walkathon wristband. T-shirts will be given to all participants who raise $100 or more. T-shirts will also be available for $10. Along with walking around the lake, Casady Upper Division clubs also invite participants to enjoy fun activities and food. Activities for the day include dodge ball, a large slide, obstacle course, and other fun events.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 1:05:00 PM
Evening of the Arts Scheduled April 9 in Upper Division Quad
Evening of the Arts will be celebrated this year on April 9 in the Upper Division Quad. The Casady Community is invited for this free admission, campus-wide event celebrating the arts at Casady.
Stroll around the newly renovated Upper Division Quad with a view of the Casady lake to enjoy visual arts and rotating performances by students in all Divisions in four campus venues. Several new student activities will be offered this year.
Picnics may be ordered by downloading the form: click here; or by emailing Jessica Snook, Director of Annual Giving at email@example.com. Each picnic serves one person and includes chips and a cookie. Water will be available at the event for purchase. Adult meals will be packed in a reusable Arts Alliance sling bag and grill items will be presented on a brioche bun with gourmet toppings such as bacon, guacamole, blue cheese, carmelized onions, chipotle aioli and much more! Picnic reservations must be received by Wednesday, April 1. As always, you are welcome to bring your own picnic from home. Casady Arts Alliance lightweight, waterproof, folding stadium chair with pockets is available for $30 and Evening of the Arts t-shirts are available for $15. These items may also be ordered by downloading the form above or emailing Jessica Snook.
For more information and a complete performance schedule, visit the Evening of the Arts website:
Evening of the Arts
5:15 p.m. Picnic Begins
5:45 p.m. Opening Ceremony: You won't want to miss this!
6:00 p.m. Performances begin
Become a part of this continuing Casady tradition by volunteering! Schedule your volunteer time at www.SignUpGenius.com. Search for firstname.lastname@example.org to find sign up options.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 8:08:00 AM
Middle Division Orchestra Achieves Superior and Excellent Ratings
On Tuesday, March 3, the Casady Music Department took the Middle Division Full Orchestra to the state contest at Santa Fe High School in Edmond. A middle division full orchestra, which includes strings, winds and percussion, has not formed at Casady in more than 10 years, and Casady was one of the few full orchestras at that grade level in attendance. The full orchestra received a Superior, the top rating, in performance and an Excellent in sight-reading.
“Not only are we blessed to have students who committed to hours of extra rehearsal time, but we also had the highest attendance of parents at our contest performance,” said Jamee Hale, director bands at Casady. “We are so incredibly proud of this accomplishment and look forward to taking the ensemble to contest again in May."
Casady’s orchestra performed the Egmont Overture by Beethoven and the string orchestra performed Sinfonia in G by del Borgo, as well as completing the sight-reading portion of the contest.
Friday, March 06, 2015 8:27:00 AM
Classes Cancelled Thursday
The safety of our children, families, faculty and staff continue to be our primary concern as we review the hazardous condition of the roads for Thursday. It is important that we maintain safe standards across the school grounds as well. With these safety factors in mind and continuing with an abundance of caution, classes will not be held on Thursday.
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 10:00:00 PM