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Congratulations to Chase Goddard who was selected as a recipient of the Westchester County Youth Board's 2014 Milly Kibrick Youth Service Award. Read more.
Wildcat Weekend is a festive occasion during which the entire Rye Country Day community comes together to cheer on the Wildcats. Whether for the Fun Run, a varsity game, Fall Fair, or the Alumni Making a Difference Panel, we very much hope to see you on campus this Saturday.
Last week, Middle School students in Grades 5-8 embarked on a new, yearlong, service-learning project in their homeroom and advisory groups. With guidance and support from the Office of Public Purpose and Middle School Public Purpose Coordinators Jessica Kaplan and Tim Silverman, homeroom groups will work throughout the year on student-driven projects in the community (RCDS, the local community, or beyond) related to three grade-level themes, which were selected based on student responses about issues in the community that matter to them. This year, the grade-level themes are animals (fifth grade), water (sixth grade), and hunger, homelessness, and poverty (seventh and eighth grades). Read more on Wildcat World.
Emily Duarte '15 was named last week's winner of the Con Edison Scholastic Sports Award, which recognizes a local high school athlete “for setting an outstanding example of achievement and sportsmanship (both on and off the field) to the youth of Westchester County.”  Emily was recognized for her outstanding performance in field hockey, her high academic achievement in the classroom, and her exemplary school and community citizenship. Read Emily's interview with the Journal News.
Congratulations to the following 15 seniors who have been named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Competition: Sofia Aklog, Casey Berkowitz, Justin Chun, Bo Curry, John Ellis, Chase Goddard, Leo Gomez, Kyle Halloran, Melody Hsu, Daphne Mandell, Malcolm Nash, Thomas Ragucci, Ryan Sobel, Max van Paasschen, Nicolas Wilmer.
This year, we are excited to announce a new Wildcat Weekend tradition: an Alumni Making a Difference panel. We hope you will stop by at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, in the Pinkham Building Lounge to hear from some remarkable members of our alumni community.
Focal Point is the Upper School Art Publication. Art Department Chair Linda Greenhouse serves as the faculty advisor. The 2014 student editors were Alexandra Friedlander, Kyle Hanlon, Ariana Saperstein, Jonathan Singer, and Jonathan Arroyo. See Focal Point Online
Congratulations to Mackenze Martin who took first place in the DC Shootout at the National Golf Club hosted by the International Junior Golf Tour. Click here to read more.
Each day this week, we will feature a recent student publication. Today, we put the spotlight on Omega, the Upper School's literary journal. All Upper School students are invited to submit to the journal. The Omega staff reviews submissions and shapes the publication. They also run several programs throughout the year in the interest of cultivating and celebrating literary creativity in the Upper School. They run creative writing contests; host a children's book drive to benefit various nonprofits, including RCDS's SET and SCOPE programs; coordinate a spring volunteer opportunity for Upper School students to design and run creative writing activities with Lower School students during their library period; and sell poem-grams. Omega went to press last June, and was recently distributed to the Upper School. Read Omega online.
Visit Wildcat World for more photographs of Varsity Football 2014.

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