Special Programs and Awards
Honor Cards are awarded to students in fourth and fifth grades who earn all A’s and B’s. Awards are made at graduation.
Dr. & Mrs. Weeks Special Achievement Award
Provides recognition to students who display extraordinary strong academic skills in addition to character and leadership qualities in support of the betterment of WCDS.
Field Day Spirit Award
Awarded to those students who display the spirit, character, team work and positive attitude that is becoming of a WCDS student in an effort to make the tradition of Field Day a benefit for all students.
Cougars Pride Award
Cougars Pride Award is announced each quarter at assembly and is awarded to the student body for working together as a school to exemplify the principles and values taught at Wheeling Country Day School.
The Wheeling Country Day School Award
Given to that graduating student who best reflects the heart and the spirit of our school.
The “Award for Academic Excellence” is given at the Final Recognition Assembly to fourth and/or fifth-grade students who score above the 90th percentile in at least three academic subject areas on standardized testing and have maintained high honors during the entire school year. Students must receive recommendations from at least two teachers/staff and exhibit “high motivation, initiative, leadership, intellectual depth, and exceptional judgment.”
The “Award for Educational Achievement” is given at the Final Recognition Assembly to fourth and/or fifth-grade students who score above the 80th percentile in at least three academic subject areas on standardized testing and have maintained high honors during the entire school year. Students must receive recommendations from at least two teachers/staff and exhibit “high motivation, initiative, leadership, intellectual depth, and exceptional judgment.”
The Head of School Honor Roll
This distinction is awarded to students in third through fifth grades who have regularly proven themselves to value learning, relish challenges and put forth consistent effort. In doing so, they serve as ambassadors of WCDS throughout our school and community.
The Janet Honecker Award
Recognizes one student in the highest-grade level, for recognition of his or her outstanding performance in language classes and language arts. The student shall also have demonstrated the qualities of good citizenship within the Wheeling Country Day School community. Consideration may be given to scores on national, state, or local tests, classroom performance, and teacher recommendations. Students may be nominated by any faculty or staff member with the selection to be made by the Head of School. The award may be presented at the annual graduation ceremony, an honors assembly, or other appropriate event.
The Jane Hanna Award for Outstanding Achievement in Creative Writing
Presented to one student in the highest grade level who exemplifies not only those personal qualities upheld by the school, but one who has the appreciation for the written word, be it prose or poetry. This student’s writing should show evidence of his or her love of learning, respect for others’ opinion, creativity, and pride in one’s work.
Awarded annually based on academic enthusiasm, demeanor, congeniality and leadership to a student entering the highest grade level.
The Kathryn Edwards Science Award
Given to that student (or students) who shows high interest in science, puts forth consistent effort in science class and creatively problem solves. The recipient will also possess the ability to collaborate and communicate ideas with others.
The Fine Arts Award
Awarded to that student (or students) who shows growth, understanding, creativity, excitement for learning and a love for the arts as a way to express oneself and discover more about yourself.
Physical Fitness Awards
Given to those who participate in the school-wide active lifestyles program. There are also specific high jumper awards for jump roping and high mile runner for cougar laps.