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Harbor Country Day School Dedicates New Athletic Field to Founder of School

LongIsland.com

The field was dedicated to Mrs. Charles Miller, Jr., a founder of Harbor Country Day and former member of the school’s board of trustees.

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FieldRibbonCutting_HCDS student Julianna Sparacio helps Head of School John Cissel cut the ribbon.

Photo by: Harbor Country Day School

St. James, NY - October 22, 2018 - On Tuesday, October 16, Head of the Harbor Mayor Douglas Dahlgard and Chief of Police Chuck Lohmann joined officials and students from Harbor Country Day School to dedicate the school’s new athletic field to Mrs. Charles Miller, Jr., a founder of Harbor Country Day and former member of the school’s board of trustees. The renovation of the school’s field, known as Miller Field, was made possible by a philanthropic gift from a family who wishes to remain anonymous. 
 

(L to R): HCDS Board Chair Corinne Hammons, Head of the Harbor Mayor Douglas Dahlgard, HCDS Head of School John Cissel, HCDS Board Vice Chair Cynthia Lippe. Photo Credit: Harbor Country Day School
 
Festivities included remarks by Harbor Country Day Head of School John Cissel, Board Chair Corinne Hammons, Mayor Dahlgard, and Harbor Country Day student Caroline Hammons. The school’s students from grades kindergarten through eight were in attendance to celebrate the occasion. 
 

Caroline Hammons gives student address. Photo Credit: Harbor Country Day School
 
“Harbor Country Day School has been a pillar in the St. James community since it was founded in 1958, educating thousands of children from St. James and surrounding communities,” said Mr. Cissel. “For more than 60 years, passers by have admired Harbor’s picturesque setting on 11 beautiful acres on North Country Road. The renovation of our athletic fields is an enhancement not only for the school and for our students, but for the community as well.”
 

HCDS students await the opening of their new field. Photo Credit: Harbor Country Day School
 
Board Chair Corinne Hammons added, “Harbor Country Day School has such an incredible, broad program, from academics and fine arts to character education and physical education. This enhancement to our athletic fields will enable us to take our physical education program to new heights. We’re forever grateful to the wonderful family who, with their most generous donation, enabled us to make this investment in Harbor.”
 

The field was dedicated to Mrs. Charles Miller, Jr., a founder of Harbor Country Day and former member of the school’s board of trustees. Photo Credit: Harbor Country Day School
 
About Harbor Country Day School
 
Founded in 1958 by conscientious parents, Harbor Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school for children from preschool through 8th grade situated in St. James’ Village of Head of the Harbor. The school employs a whole-child approach to education, wherein its rigorous curriculum is supported by a broad program in its academic, athletic, advisory, and visual and performing arts departments designed to develop all aspects of each child's talents and interests. Harbor Country Day School’s summer camp program, Camp Harbor, is among the leading summer camp programs on Long Island. The school’s mission to “cherish childhood, cultivate wonder, and inspire confident learners and leaders” underscores every child’s experience at Harbor Country Day School and ensures that all of its graduates are prepared to lead fulfilling lives filled with wonder, confidence, and many successes. 
 
Harbor Country Day School is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and is accredited by and a member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS). It is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization under section 501(c) (3) of the IRS Code governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees. For more information, visit www.hcdsny.org.