This past week, 11 students, faculty, and staff traveled to Nicaragua to serve at El Puente, a missionary church and home mission base in Granada.The group arrived on Tuesday night and promptly began working on Wednesday morning.
The Covenant School is pleased to announce Mr. Jason Bennett as its new Athletic Director. Mr. Bennett comes to Covenant from Chapelgate Christian Academy in Marriottsville, MD where he has been the Director of Athletics and Student Activities for the past 20 years.
When Coach Bryan Verbrugge took the helm as the Covenant Varsity Girls Soccer coach in Spring 2017, he became part of a program that had had several years of losing records and was struggling to find its stride.
The Annual Eighth-Grade Dessert Dance celebration took place on the evening of Saturday, May 18. Eighth graders stand in front of their parents and peers to receive personal tributes from their teachers.
On May 3 & 4, Covenant’s Grades 5 & 6 presented their spring musical, Aladdin Jr., directed by teachers, Julie Nemeyer and Judy Kent. The cast performed the show on stage in the Hickory Campus Auditorium with sets and costumes that transported the audience to the Arabian nights and marketplaces of the Middle East.
The Birdwood Parent/Faculty Basketball Game following the Annual Spring Carnival is always a highly anticipated event. Last year, UVA Basketball player, Kyle Guy, scored the game-winning shot to seal the deal for the faculty.
Mrs. Marks has been teaching for 30 years, 15 of which have been teaching first-grade at Covenant. She has lived in Charlottesville since 1990, having moved with her husband from Queens, NY where she grew up, and she has 2 grown children, Robert and Maria.
Students in Sarah Green's Middle School Edison Lab were given a demonstration of a HAM radio (amateur radio) on March 21 and March 22 by Mr. Ken Longnecker, Covenant parent of Will ‘22 and Charlie ‘24.
Covenant Math Teacher, Mrs. Susan Love, is Covenant’s Golden Apple Award for the 2018-2019 school year. The awarding of the Golden Apple Award began in 1986 and honors outstanding teachers in the Charlottesville City and Albemarle County area.
Robert Wood, a senior at Covenant, was recently honored by CBS19 by being named Student-Athlete of the Week. However, what makes Robert stand out isn’t just his athletic ability and his membership on the Covenant soccer and tennis teams.
We are excited to announce the 2019 Commencement speaker, Dr. Lee Coppock. Dr. Coppock is Professor of Economics and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at the University of Virginia.
This is the last year that Grade 6 will be at the Birdwood Campus, and the last year the sixth-graders will put on a large-scale musical. Teachers Julie Nemeyer and Judy Kent, directors of the spring musical, chose a show that would be meaningful and exciting as the sixth-graders exit Birdwood.
When choosing a production to put on at Covenant, Arts Chair, Mr. Jerry King, considers the central themes of the show and to what extent they speak to what is good, true and beautiful. The process for choosing Footloose, this year’s show, was no different.
In Bomont, Texas, the fictitious small-town setting of Footloose, dancing is against the law. Under the moral leadership of Rev. Shaw Moore, the town council passed an ordinance forbidding dancing of any kind within city limits.
Hallie Reese became the VISAA Indoor Track State Champion in Shot Put with a throw of 35'4'' and beat the competition by nearly 2 feet! She has been an indoor and outdoor track athlete for the past 5 years, competing in the shot put and discus events.
The Birdwood STEAM Fair took place on Friday, February 8th. This celebration showcased the work of all students in Kindergarten through Grade 6. Both the scientific method and the engineering design process were utilized by students in their projects.
On February 11th, Middle Schoolers Ariana Alimard, Carter Brown, Graham Carter, Carter Kardell, Nathan Klintworth, Maddox Nelson, Owen Bradley, Henry Hallock, Mary Jones, and Sophie Brissett competed in the annual Covenant School Spelling Bee.
This past weekend, Covenant Debaters soared above their opponents in competition. In the Lincoln-Douglas Debate, JV Division, of the Shenandoah Valley Forensic League Championship, Freshman Will Longnecker placed third after competing in three different debates focused on the topic:
Resolved: The United States ought not to provide military aid to authoritarian regimes.
Fifth grader Elara Rodriguez won second place in the elementary poetry division of the UVA Fralin Museum of Art's Writer's Eye competition. There is an award ceremony on March 17 where she and the other winners will be honored.
On Friday, January 18, eight Upper School students competed in The Covenant School's annual Shakespeare Monologue Competition. This competition constitutes the first round of the National Shakespeare Competition, now in its 36th year.
In December, while others were busy enjoying Christmas parties and the hustle and bustle of the season, fifth and sixth grade students at the Birdwood Campus were participating in a service project that was focused on blessing others in need for the holidays.
Located in Charlottesville, VA, The Covenant School is a non-denominational, private, Christian day school for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, visual and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.