A few final reminders for tomorrow:

1. Please print out, cut and fill in submission labels for display projects in advance.  This will save time and confusion.

2. Make sure all students attending have a Roman tunica, otherwise they will not be able to participate in activities.  They also need to be decently covered underneath their tunica.

3. Stop by the welcome tent when you arrive.  We will be handing out name tags for chaperones in order to help fellow adults know who is who.

Also, we will need to cancel the Heads Up workshop this year.  We hope to be able to offer it again next year, but Heads Up will not be held this year.  We apologize for this.




With Latin Day coming Friday, I thought I’d share what’s new this year:

-We’ll have a shared community project, a ‘Common Mosaic‘ that all Latin Day participants can contribute to when they have a few minutes.  It’s been described as a flashmob-style art project!  Check it out on the open air pavilion, 9am-1pm.

-We have a new Recitatio workshop, for students of all abilities interested in how Latin sounded.  You’ll also learn the art of declamation.  11:30-12:30 in Cabin XX.  Students who attend may then compete in the Declamation competition at 1:00 in the main pavilion.

-This year we’ll have a new ‘Welcome Tent‘ near the bus entrance.  This is a perfect spot to take a photo of your discipuli tunicati before the action.  It’s also a place to pick up a map or schedule if you need an extra.

-Two new interactive workshops will be offered.  Roman Herbs lets students touch, smell, see — maybe even taste — herbs that were commonly used in Roman times.  Roman herbs is offered 12:00-1:00 and 1:00-2:00 in cabin XVII.  Tabula is a simple Roman board game students can learn and play in groups.  Tabula is offered 12:30-2:30 in cabin XI.  For descriptions of all workshops as Latin Day, visit the Workshops & Presentations tab.


Registration is now closed. CSLD 2017 List of Attendees is the final list of schools and the number of attendees.


Finally, Chaperones by School CSLD 2017 is the list of chaperones by school.

Looking forward to seeing everyone Friday!

Planning out your Latin Day


In order to help you plan Latin Day with your students, I’ve posted some updated information under the Important Info for CSLD 2017 page.  There you’ll find the official diploma for this year, the schedule of events, activity grid, workshop descriptions, chaperone assignments, and scheduled sports times.  It’s a good idea to share these with first-time Latin Day attendees.  If you can’t spare class time or club time, just telling students about this website lets them plan much of their day.

One major change you’ll notice as you plan your day is that Academic Contests will only be given once, 10:00-12:00.  If you, like I, require students to take an academic contest during the day (and I highly recommend using the diploma system to ensure this), be aware that they will need to take it before noon.

Finally, I mistakenly sent out last year’s project labels in the registration packet.  While you may use the old ones, you can access current project here: project_labels_2017.  You should also read the new project guidelines (csld-display-projects-general-information-2017), in particular please submit all projects by 9:00am in the main pavilion.

Registration Packets are Out!

Can you feel the impending exhilaration of another Latin Day just around the corner?  Registration packets are in the mail and should be reaching your schools by the end of the week.  Inside you’ll find useful information that we on the CSLD committee recommend reading carefully, then sharing with your students and fellow chaperones.  If you don’t receive your packet by Monday (April 24th), please email me personally ASAP (  Thank you for bearing with us in our first turn as chairs.

I’ll be uploading documents for you in the next few days, as well as highlighting new and changing plans for this year, but I want to address chaperones for a moment.

Two changes this year have led to many chaperones not getting their preferred events: 1) there will only be one session of academic contests and 2) we have decided that chaperones should not be assigned to certamen if they could potentially be judging their own team.  So we will be disappointing some of you.  However, please keep an open mind about your assignment this year and know that Latin Day relies on responsible adults making the event fun and safe for our students.  Thank you.

Certamen Preparation

Salvete Omnes!  Every year the Latin Day committee gets asked how to prepare students for our certamen preparation.  Our assiduous certamen organizer recommends using published questions from prior years through a JCL organization like this one.  He also recommends using the novice-level questions.  Many thanks to Magister O’Sullivan for the information — and also for planning, organizing, and running the Certamen event each year!

Currently Registered Schools: if you are not on the list but planning to come and haven’t been in contact with the CSLD chairs, email Drew Warchut ( as soon as possible.

Bristol Central H.S.

Lyme-Old Lyme H.S.

North Branford H.S.

Mercy H.S.

Coginchaug Reg. H.S.

NW Catholic H.S.

Hamden Hall

Southington H.S.

Branford H.S.

Classical Magnet School

Trumbull H.S.

Bunnell H.S.

Amity H.S.

Simsbury H.S.

Henry James Memorial

Stratford H.S.

EO Smith H.S.

Fairfield Prep

Rocky Hill H.S.

Weston H.S.

North Haven H.S.

Ellington H.S.

Hall H.S.

Foran H.S.

Saxe M. S.

Ridgefield H.S.

Wamogo H.S.

Conard H.S.


The Gilbert School

Cheshire H.S.

Waterford H.S.

New Canaan H.S.

Lauralton Hall

East Lyme H.S.

Newington H.S.

Farmington H.S.

Staples H.S.

Daniel Hand H.S.

Bolton H.S.

Westhill H.S.

Stamford H.S.

Fairfield Warde H.S.

Fitch H.S.

Wilton H.S.

St. Paul Catholic H.S.