MVCDS School News

  • Alumnus Wins Columbia University Writing Contest

    Congratulations to William Cagle ‘16, he is the Winner of Thunderdome 2018-2019; Day 4, a writing competition at Columbia University. His work is published in Quarto, Columbia’s official undergraduate literary magazine. Read his article here. Click on the prompt (below the title after you get to the piece) to hear the motivation for this article.
  • Fifth Grader Grows Outstanding Crystal

    Congratulations to fifth grader James I. He participated in the Middle School International Crystal Growing Competition recently and won Best Overall. The best overall crystals are being sent to New York to be judged.
  • Junior Wins Ohio Northern University Poetry Contest

    The Department of English at Ohio Northern University announced that MVCDS junior Annie Williams won the inaugural ONU Single Poem Broadside contest for her poem “[separation anxiety]”! They received over 100 submissions from juniors and seniors in high school, both national and international, and they said the quality of the poems these students composed was remarkable..
  • More Athletic Accolades for MVCDS Athletes

    The Ohio Coaches Association has announced the following awards to MVCDS athletes:

    Northeast Ohio Field Hockey League
    1st Team All League (Best 11 players in the league)
    Maddie Peek '20
    Shannon Herrmann '19

    Northeast Ohio Field Hockey League
    Honorable Mention All League
    Maya Francisco '20
    Laura Cunliffe '20
  • Robotics Team Scores Big at FalconBEST Competition

    On November 11th Maumee Valley's MV Hawks Robotics team participated in the FalconBEST robotics competition. After months of hard work, Maumee Valley took 1st in the Robot competition, 1st in Tradeshow Booth, Best Team Video, Best Team Website, Most Robust Robot and joined a three way tie for 3rd place with their 57 page Engineering notebook. Because of the team's efforts they will advance to the regional competition in March 2019. Congratulations Robotics team!
  • Soccer Player Recognized State Wide

    Congratulations to Mujahid Abdel-Ghani '19, he is the recipient of First Team All-Ohio award for Soccer. He has been invited to the Ohio Scholastic Coaches Association sports banquet in January in Columbus to receive his award.
  • Field Hockey Athlete Recognized

    Congratulations to Shannon Herrmann ‘19! She has been selected to the 1st Team of the Ohio Field Hockey Coaches Association All Ohio Team.
  • Maumee Valley Artists are Selected for Focus 2018 Art Exhibit

    It has been a great year for Maumee Valley Country Day School artists at the 2018 Focus Art Exhibition, held at the University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts. Seven student artworks have been selected for this show. Out of over 1000 works, 180 were selected from high school students from NW Ohio and SE Michigan from the 2017-2018 school year.

  • Middle School Students Read to Dogs

    MVCDS Middle School students spent the day at Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence with the Ability Center as part of a community service project. See the article posted by Ch 13.

  • Cross Country Team Does Well at XC TAAC

    MVCDS had notable results at the XC TAAC Championships held Oct 13, 2018 at Maumee Bay State Park. Both MS & US boys teams were 2nd at TAAC.

    Individual results were:
    Emily P. '23 - 1st in TAAC!
    Gabe H. '23 and Colin D. '23 - 2nd & 3rd in TAAC.
    Jeremy M. '21 & Lucas S. '20 - 1st team All-TAAC with 3rd and 5th places, respectively.
    Quinn D. '21 - 2nd team All-TAAC with 8th place.
    Yuning H. '22 - 2nd team All-TAAC with 12th place
  • 4th Year for MS Students Participation in Clean Your Streams

    For the 4th year in a row, Middle School students participated in the Clean Your Streams Event. The Middle school group "dove right in" and helped remove trash and large debris from Swan Creek. Some of the items removed were a shopping cart, street sign, hubcap, briefcase with iPad and scooter.
  • MVCDS Cellist Advances to State Finals

    Congratulations to MVCDS cellist, Loa Cho, for advancing to the finals of the 2018 OMTA State Buckeye Music Competition. Loa was the winner of the district competition in Bowling Green last March which qualified her for the state competition. Loa’s performance at the state level this June earned her Honorable Mention in the Junior Strings Division. She was one of three award winners in her division. The MVCDS junior was last year’s principal cello in the Ohio All-State Orchestra and is currently principal cello of the TSYO Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • MVCDS Musicians Accepted into District One Regional Orchestra

    Congratulations to this year’s MV regional orchestra members! Shreyas Banerjee, Jonathan Buchanan, Isabelle Broman, Stephen Kilpatrick, Grace Lee and Julia Xiong all successfully auditioned for the 2018 District One Regional Orchestra. Julia and Shreyas qualified for the Ohio All-State Orchestra which will perform this coming February at the OMEA Music Conference in Cleveland. Seniors Julia and Shreyas have each advanced to State Orchestra three times in their high school careers and they have both gained membership to the All-National Honors Orchestra. MVCDS is truly blessed to have enjoyed the talents of these exceptional musicians!
  • Senior Musician Joins "Best of the Best"

    Congratulations to MVCDS senior, Julia Xiong, who will join the “best of the best” for the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) 2018 All-National Honor Ensembles November 25-28, 2018, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. Julia was accepted into the first violin section of the All-National Symphony Orchestra. Eligible students qualified nationwide for their state-level honor ensemble program and competed against top students for a spot in this national honor ensemble. Selected students will be rehearsing a challenging repertoire in preparation for a performance under the baton of Dr. Jean Montès. The Symphony Orchestra Concert begins at 10:00AM, November 28, in the ballroom at Disney Coronado Springs Resort. The cost of admission is $10 per person. Tickets will be available for purchase onsite.
  • MVCDS Students Designated as AP Scholars

    Of the 99 Maumee Valley Country Day School students who sat for Advanced Placement exams last spring, 36% have been designated AP Scholars by The College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced-Placement (AP) Program Exams. Nationally, only about 18% of the more than 1.8 million high school students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to merit the recognition of AP Scholar.
  • MVCDS Junior Basketball Player Getting Noticed

    Maumee Valley Junior Zeb Jackson has been busy traveling the country and honing his basketball skills this summer.  Zeb is proving that hard work pays off!  See recent coverage about Zeb and his accomplishments on wtol.com here.
  • Senior's Documentary Places Third at Film Festival

    Joel Helmick ‘19 won third place in the long documentary category at the Golden Lion Awards High School Film Festival in Cincinnati, for his film "Mosaic Ministries". Congratulations, Joel!

  • Eighth Grade has Critical Review Published

    Congratulations to 8th grade writer Neena D.! Her critical review of the Netflix series Anne with an E is being published in Stone Soup magazine's summer issue! This is quite an honor! Stone Soup receives roughly 400 writing submissions each month, and Neena's writing was one of only a few pieces chosen to appear in the magazine.
  • Senior Student Athlete Wins Award

    Congratulations to senior Emma Daugherty. She won the Michigan Honor Trophy Award given by the Michigan Alumni Association of Toledo. This award is presented to student athletes who excel both in the classroom and as an athlete.
  • Eighth Graders are Finalists in Toledo Museum Writing Contest

    Congratulations to 8th graders Ariana F. and Danny K.! They are finalists in the Toledo Museum of Art's annual ekphrastic writing contest. Their work will be displayed in the Toledo Museum of Art's galleries. Finalists will also be recognized and read their work in a ceremony on May 11th at the Glass Pavilion.
  • Eighth Grader has Essay Published

    Congratulations to Neena Z. ’22, her personal narrative essay entitled "This I Believe" was published on Teen Ink and selected for an editor's choice award. Read it here.
  • 6th Grader Wins Award at Science Day

    Congratulations to Savith V. ‘24. He received an award from the Oak Openings Region Conservancy at the March District 2 Science Day.
  • Eighth Grade Poets are Published

    Congratulations to 8th grade poets Alex A., Hoda E., Grace L., and Mia W.! Their poetry will be published in the Toledo Library's annual teen literary journal, Glass House. The journal will be available for purchase on May 19th at the Claire's Day Children's Book Festival in Maumee.
  • Eighth Grader has Article Published

    Congratulations to 8th grader Cimran N.! Her personal narrative, "The Smile on Their Faces" will appear in the upcoming issue of Skipping Stones: A Multicultural Literary Magazine. Congrats, Cimran!
  • Junior Selected as MIT Competition Finalist

    Nipun Jayatissa '19 was selected as a 2018 finalist for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) THINK program, an annual science research and innovation competition for high school students. His research proposal was selected as one of six finalists out of over 175 proposals received from students around the country.
  • Middle School Musicians have Great Day at OMEA

    Congratulations Middle School on a great day at the OMEA (Ohio Music Education Association) contest Saturday, April 14th!

    Receiving the top rating of Superior were:
    MVCDS String Choir- Tallula Arrigo, Isabelle Broman, Jacob Buchanan, Evan Diaz, Neena Dzur, Ariana Fahl, Will Gordon, Pranay Goyal, Benny Hsiao, Avi Joshi, Stephen Kilpatrick, Vivian Koles, Grace Lee, Bryan Li, Ny’Asia Mathis, Loren Willhight, Yelia Xu, Tameem Zaidat
    MVCDS Violin Quartet- Isabelle Broman, Neena Dzur, Grace Lee, Bryan Li
    String Bass Solo- Stephen Kilpatrick
    Viola Solo- Benny Hsiao
    Violin Solo- Grace Lee
    Violin Solo- Bryan Li
    Piano Solo- Neena Dzur
    Piano Solo- Benny Hsiao
  • Eighth Grade Poets are Finalists!

    Congratulations to 8th grade poets, Grace L. and Mia W.! Grace and Mia are finalists in this year's annual Ode to the Zip Code Contest! Their award-winning poems appear in this week's Toledo City Paper. They will also read their poems on 419 Day, April 19th at 5:30 p.m. in the Toledo Library's McMaster Center downtown. So, come to this fantastic event, and support Grace and Mia!
  • Eighth Grader Competes in State Geo Bee

    Eighth grader Ian R. competed in the State National Geographic Bee April 6th. He was eliminated in the 6th round of finals and placed 6th overall. Congratulations on a job well done!
  • MVCDS Athletes & Coach Receive Winter Sports Awards

    The Blade's Winter Sports Awards selected Shannon Herrmann as the TAAC's Conference Girls Basketball Player of the Year AND Terri Herrmann as the TAAC Coach of the Year.

    Congrats also to Emma Daugherty, Zeb Jackson, and Jaiden Woodley who received either first team or second team honors.
  • Maumee Valley Students Win Awards at Model UN

    Thirty-five MVCDS students attended the Mid-American Model United Nations Conference, held in Kalamazoo, MI from March 6-10. Congratulations to the students for their hard work and those who won awards.
  • 3 Artists Exhibit at The Marcy Kaptur Ninth Congressional District Art Exhibition

    The Marcy Kaptur Ninth Congressional District Art Exhibition is currently on display in the Fifth Third Building downtown from March 12th- April 4th, then will travel to Baldwin Wallace University from April 19th-May 11th.

    MVCDS has three students exhibiting in this show. Emily Rigby, Sasha Grinevich and Caiden Lambert-Lyons. On Sunday Emily Rigby received a Congressional Honorable Mention Award and Sasha Grinevich received a Congressional Honorable Mention and the Baldwin Wallace Award. This is a great artistic honor for these students, congratulations!
  • Eighth Grader's Poem is Published

    Congratulations to eighth grader Jada S.! Her newest poem "Pearly Whites" was recently published on Teen Ink!
    You can read and vote on her poem here.
  • TEDxMaumeeValleyCountryDaySchool

    The third annual TEDxMaumeeValleyCountryDaySchool will take place on Friday, April 14, 2017, at Maumee Valley Country Day School from 9 am - 2 pm. This is a local event organized by Maumee Valley students and licensed by TED, and features local student voices and TED Talks videos. There will be a variety of high school student speakers who will present thought-provoking discussion on wide-ranging topics relevant to their generation.
  • The Drama Department Presents "The Diviners"

    Maumee Valley’s Drama department will present four performances of The Diviners by Jim Leonard Jr., in the round, with the audience on all sides at their Millhon Auditorium. Show dates are: Thursday, April 19, Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, April 22 at 4:00 pm. Tickets are $8 for students (any age) and $10 for adults. Presale tickets are available at https://mvcds.ticketleap.com/the-diviners/. There are only 100 tickets available pre-sale for ​each night. There will be a few tickets available at the door.
  • Writer has Two Poems Published!

    Congratulations to 8th grader Grace L. Her poems "a messy letter that keeps me hostage" and "lament for the non-existent" were recently published on Teen Ink. Both of her poems just received special recognition with Editor's Choice awards. You can check out her award-winning poems here:
  • MVCDS Quizbowl Undefeated at TAAC Championship

    The Maumee Valley Quizbowl team defended its place on the TAAC trophy after going undefeated in the TAAC championship, facing teams from across the region including Ottawa Hills, Cardinal Stritch, and Danbury. Team members included Shreyas Banerjee '19, Seth Griffiths '20, Emma O' Leary '18, Maya Williams '20, Annie Williams '20, and Jonathan Buchanan '20. They will go to the NAQT Quizbowl Nationals in Chicago in late April. Congratulations!
  • Emma Daugherty Places at the OATCCC State Championships AGAIN!

    Senior, Emma Daugherty placed second at the OATCCC Indoor State Championships at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Saturday, March 3. This has been a consistent pattern for Emma. Since sophomore year, she has placed first or second in high jump at every state championship meet! Congratulations, Emma!
  • Artists Exhibiting in Numerous Exhibits

    More than fifty MVCDS students have art work on display in local, regional and state exhibits this month !!
    Congratulations to all our hardworking and talented students.
  • 8th Grade Spelling Bee Winner

    Congratulations to eighth grader Mia W. After winning the MVCDS spelling bee, she competed February 20th in the local spelling bee. She is the winner of the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West Spelling Bee. Her winning word was "oracy." She will now compete in the regional spelling bee March 10th.
  • Afro-Am Dinner February 26

    Each year the African American club at Maumee Valley holds a Black History Month dinner to celebrate African American culture. This year it will be Monday, February 26 from 6-8pm.The main goal for this gathering is to come together as a community and discuss important topics in black culture today. In previous years these discussions have been conducive in bringing together people from different backgrounds and getting their opinions on controversial subjects.

    This year’s theme is “Opportunities”. There will be a panel of respected community members answering questions on this matter. The audience is also encouraged to add their thoughts to the conversation. The general public is invited to come and participate in the dinner and the discussion. There is an admittance fee of $5.
  • Issue Day - March 16th

    Issue Day will be March 16, 2018, 8:00am-3:00pm. The theme is Strengthening Community: Conflict and Cooperation in the 21st Century. There will be speakers and the day will end with an interactive Poverty simulation. Friends and family of the Upper School community are invited to attend.
  • Field Hockey Athletes Honored

    Congratulations to the following MVCDS students who have been named to the 2017 Keith Waldman – Optimal Performance Associates / NFHCA (National Field Hockey Coaches Association) High School National Academic Squad: Shay Bailey, Natalie Bawab*, Laura Cunliffe, Ella Foster*, Shannon Herrmann, Emma Lavetter-Keidan*, Grace Momenee*, Emma O’Leary*, Melisa Slye*, Valentina Xu*.
  • MVCDS Musicians Win Several Awards

    Maumee Valley musicians had an exceptional day at the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Solo and Ensemble Contest, Saturday, February 3rd. Entered in 13 separate events students came home with 12 top ratings of Superior (I) and 1 rating of Excellent (II).

    These ratings were awarded by four different judges on four separate stages. It was a joy to hear so many excellent performances. Congratulations!

  • Junior Selected as MIT Competition Finalist

    Congratulations to Nipun Jayatissa '19 who has been selected as a 2018 finalist for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) THINK program, an annual science research and innovation competition for high school students. His research proposal was selected as one of six finalists out of over 175 proposals received from students around the country.

  • Crystal Growers Place at National Competition

    Congratulations to our 7th grade crystal growers!They are winners in the 2017 US Crystal Growing Competition. Their crystals placed in the K-8 Quality (#6 in the picture), K-8 Coolest, and K-8 Honorable mention categories.This national competition attracts competitors from all over the country. Here is the link.
  • Eighth Graders' Essay to Be Published

    Congratulations to Neena D.’22, her essay Where I Belong will be published in the upcoming issue of The Daphne Review. Editor-in-Chief, Alexis Culotta, PhD wrote that “It was an incredibly strong submission, and we had a remarkably large pool of submissions this round that made the decisions very difficult”.
  • Eighth Graders' Poems to Be Published

    Congratulations to 8th grade poets, Alex A., Grace L. and Mia W! Their poems will be published by Appelly Publishing in their 2017 Rising Stars Collection.


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