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The Fun Run was a HUGE success. Over 250 people signed up online for the run, and almost everyone who ran came with food to donate to the Carver Food Pantry. Three hundred cans of food were collected, and we raised $1,051 for the food pantry, as well. What an amazing event – fun and healthful for us, and helpful to others! See photo gallery on Wildcat World.
The 2014 Excellence Newsletter is now available online.
Tuesday, November 4 & Wednesday, November 5
The proceeds from the Book Fair & Gift Boutique (RCDS receives 20 percent of the vendor sales) support the Parent Association Programs – student scholarships, faculty professional development grants, equipment grants, RCDS community events, Speaker Series/Heard In Rye and RCDS school spirit activities.
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

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