Congratulations to Cameron Coleman, Cullen Coleman, and Allan Houston on being selected for the Journal News Westchester/Putnam Football All-Star Teams!
Students from Coding for a Cause, an upper-level RCDS computer science course, are building an online application that will allow administrators at Caritas, a food bank in Port Chester, to easily track the number of meals served each day for planning and reporting purposes. The course connects RCDS coders with community organizations who partner to design and develop real-life applications that have a positive impact on others.
E. E. Ford Community Engagement Fellow, Nishan Shehadeh '19, was featured in Save the Sound's community newsletter. This summer Nishan collected samples of Long Island Sound water and analyzed them in the Save the Sound laboratory to measure human impact on, and the relative health of, the bays and harbors of Long Island Sound.
In class, students have been studying cuneiform, the ancient writing system of the Sumerians that used wedge-shaped characters pressed into clay tablets. By replicating cuneiform in a real-life application, students will gain a better understanding of the process used to create it and its functionality.
A-Chord with Kids, a volunteer program through which Upper School students share their love, knowledge, and appreciation of music with children at the Port Chester Carver Center, celebrated the conclusion of its 13th season.
This week, Parents Committed to Diversity and The Office of Diversity and Inclusion presented a talk by Kyle Bryant, a cyclist and activist for the neuromuscular disorder Friedreich's ataxia (FA). Mr. Bryant, who was diagnosed with FA at age 17, inspired the RCDS community with his film and presentation about competing in The Race Across America (RAAM).
Last week, RCDS student leaders and faculty traveled to Nashville to attend the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference and People of Color Conference. SDLC is a multiracial, multicultural gathering of upper school student leaders (grades 9-12) from across the U.S., which focuses on self-reflection, forming allies, and building community.
On November 26 and 27, RCDS welcomed Jon Kleiman of Challenge Success to present to students, families, faculty, and staff. Challenge Success's mission is to partner with schools, families, and communities "to embrace a broad definition of success and to implement research-based strategies that promote student well-being and engagement with learning."
Congratulations to senior Jack Kissell for being named in the lohud Super 6! The "Super 6" are returning players from the Lower Hudson Valley who have distinguished themselves in past seasons and are expected to make headlines again.
Using 3D printers to design their own beads, students designed and constructed their own abacus. The finished products were then used in the classroom to learn to count and perform mathematics in Mandarin.
Rye Country Day School is a coeducational, college preparatory school dedicated to providing students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 with an excellent education using both traditional and innovative approaches. In a nurturing and supportive environment, we offer a challenging program that stimulates individuals to achieve their maximum potential through academic, athletic, creative, and social endeavors. We are actively committed to diversity. We expect and promote moral responsibility and strive to develop strength of character within a respectful school community. Our goal is to foster a lifelong passion for learning, understanding, and service in an ever-changing world.
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The impact of this campaign will be felt immediately by our students and faculty, and its legacy will endure for generations to come.
A balanced and healthy lifestyle is vital.
Who do I want to be? How do I want to live?
Our mission states: "We are actively committed to diversity."
Students develop a deep understanding of other perspectives and of themselves.
How might we continue to evolve and innovate in order to provide an excellent education that prepares students for the future?
Our motto: "Not for Self, but for Service."
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We seek to foster understanding of the world around us and to promote moral responsibility as citizens of the planet.