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News Archive

2019

  • APOLOGIA

    PHILIP WILLIAM HICKEY
    Blame me for any factual or grammatical errors in these entries.
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  • WELCOME: 2019-2020

    Philip William Hickey
    As I begin my second year of r________nt, I find myself still excited about sharing more stories about this school's history.
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  • RUTH GORHAM ALUMNI AWARD: 2018

    Edward Murane
    Below is the wonderful speech Edward Murane delivered at the Alumni Reunion in 2018.
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  • RUTH GORHAM ALUMNI AWARD: 2016

    Jim Arneill
    It is a special treat to read this speech, for Jim Arneill speaks so eloquently about his years at Graland and his friendship with Mrs. Gorham.
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  • WELCOME: 2018-2019

    Philip William Hickey
    Welcome to the third year of my writing a bit of this and that related to our school’s rich and wonderful history.
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  • THE EARLY DAYS:ONE

    Philip William Hickey
    Ruth Gorham in Graland Country Day School: The First Fifty Years refers to the founding families as the “stalwart pioneers” ever determined to make this school a reality. Henry Toll, whose wife we number among the founding mothers (Mmes.Toll, Shaforth, Waring, McWhinney, Lanagan, etc), was asked to deliver a speech at the First Parents’ Dinner in 1958.

     
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  • THE EARLY DAYS:TWO

    Philip William Hickey
    Henry Toll continues. . .

    “The next September 1925, the school reopened in the shop on Colfax
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  • THE EARLY DAYS:THREE

    Philip William Hickey
    In his speech, Mr. Toll addresses the behind-the-scenes activities that ultimately gave birth to the fourth school:
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  • THE EARLY DAYS:FOUR

    Philip William Hickey
    Hiring Georgia Nelson
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  • THE EARLY DAYS:FIVE

    Philip William Hickey
    Welcome, Miss Nelson!
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  • MASTER TEACHER: ANNIE LASSITER

    Philip William Hickey
    Mitch Master's lovely tribute is a must read about a true mathematician. Enjoy!
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  • MASTER TEACHER: KRISTIN RYDER

    Philip William Hickey
    Di Nestel's reflections on her colleagues are always a treat.
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  • CELEBRATING THE FACULTY: 2019

    The Graland Faculty
    This is a series which pays tribute to the Graland faculty in 2019.
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Graland Country Day School

Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.