Phoenix Country Day School Celebrates 49th Blue & Gold Day

Phoenix Country Day School celebrated its 49th Blue and Gold spirit week. (Submitted photo)

Phoenix Country Day School celebrated its 49th Blue and Gold day Oct. 21. (Submitted photo)

Phoenix Country Day School celebrated its 49th Annual Blue & Gold Day Friday, Oct. 21.

This tradition caps off a spirit week and homecoming festivities for the entire Pre-K through 12 private school community, according to a press release.

In the week leading up to the event, PCDS students had themed dress-up days, such as “Twin Tuesday” and the traditional PCDS boat regatta, in which students build makeshift boats and rafts to race in the School’s competition pool on campus.

Then, the weeklong festivities were capped on Friday by the Annual Blue + Gold Day, including a pep rally during the school day and athletic events and an all-community festival in the evening.

The evening events featured athletics from the middle school volleyball and flag football teams, and a great win (16-0) by the playoff-bound PCDS varsity men’s soccer team against Grand Canyon.

At the same time, 2,000-plus students, parents, faculty/staff and alumni in attendance were treated to delicious offerings from eight of the Valley’s top food trucks, a festive carnival atmosphere with rides, music, and activities, punctuated by an amazing fireworks display.

“Blue and Gold is the best night of the year,” said PCDS Headmaster Andrew Rodin in a prepared statement.

“It’s our opportunity to show our campus pride with current students and families, as well as over four decades of alumni that return to campus for the event. At PCDS, we’re proud of our history and look forward to a bright future — it’s events like these connecting our alumni and current students that underscore the impact of a PCDS experience.”

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