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There are 196 countries in the world. In social studies, the sixth graders have been given the task to add one more to that total. This project, also known as Create Your Own Country (CYOC), follows a month and a half of studying the acronym G.R.A.P.E.S., which stands for the six big ideas of social studies: geography, religion, achievements, politics, economics, and social structures. Read more on Wildcat World.
Last week, the fourth graders went to Washington, Conn., for their annual visit to the Institute of American Indian Studies. The students visited a recreated Lenape village, made "talking sticks," and visited a model longhouse. This trip brings to life their learning about the Eastern Woodlands Indians. View photo gallery.
Athletes, parents, and coaches gathered for the Fall Sports Awards on Tuesday, November 18. Each varsity player was presented with his or her letter/plaque, and the coaches summarized the season and highlighted the athletes. Awards were presented for All League and Honorable Mention, as well as the Wildcat and Coaches’ Awards. Complete photo gallery on Wildcat World.
The Saturday Enrichment and Tutorial (S.E.T.) program is a tuition-free, academic-enrichment program to improve English literacy skills for local public school students in Grades 1-4. The SET program is designed to give students extra support during the school year to improve their reading and writing skills in English. Educators agree that the most important factor determining academic success is having the ability to read and write well in English. SET classes are taught by a team of trained, Upper School student mentors from RCDS who use curriculum developed by a team of Lower School faculty. In addition, SET offers an English as a Second Language (ESL) program for parents at the same time as the SET program for students. The ESL program is taught by a team of RCDS faculty, staff, parents, and students, and is also offered at no charge. Photo Gallery on Wildcat World.
We hope you enjoy getting to know Betsy Stedman, Assistant Middle School Principal and Grade 5/6 Dean, in this video, our newest installment in the RCDS Meet the Faculty series. Visit the Meet the Faculty page to see more videos of other faculty members.
Order your tickets for Dracula.  Friday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m. Click here to order.
Last week, the Rye Country Day School faculty and staff came together again for an evening of ceramics and socializing to produce ceramic bowls that will be auctioned off to benefit programs in Haiti. Thank you to the Faculty Staff Association, the Office of Public Purpose, and the Art Department for co-sponsoring the event. The faculty also had a "wear jeans day" to raise funds for the GI GO Fund, which helps veterans find jobs, go to college, get access to healthcare, and find housing. Thank you all of the faculty at RCDS who live our motto: Not for Self, but for Service. Photo gallery on Wildcat World.
David Delmonico, Ph.D. will be returning to Rye Country Day School to meet with parents on the evening of December 8, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., in Memorial Hall. Delmonico, a professor at Duchesne University and co-director of the Internet Behavior Consulting Company, is a teacher and researcher on general Internet psychology. He is co-author of In the Shadows of the Net.
In the morning, Dr. Delmonico will meet with fourth and fifth-grade students and their parents in the Performing Arts Center at 8:45, and with sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students and their parents from 9:45 until 10:30. During the day, he will meet with RCDS faculty in Computer Science, with deans, and school counselors. Read more.
Last week, the Lower School Garden was officially dedicated to Barbara Shea, for her twenty-three years of service to our School. Students honored Mrs. Shea in a beautiful way, through songs, speeches and slide shows. We are very proud of and grateful to Mrs. Shea, and look forward to thinking of her often as we learn in the garden. Click here for a photo gallery of the day.
Congratulations to the Varsity Field Hockey team for earning an 8th place seed in Class B of the New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC). Today, the team will travel to St. Marks in Southborough, MA at 2:15pm in the quarter final round.

Congratulations to the Girls' Varsity Soccer team for earning a 5th place seed in Class C of the New England Pre School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC). Today, the team will travel to Deerfield to play Kimball Union Academy from Meriden, NH at 2:00pm in the quarter final round.

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