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.
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.
Upper School Principal Column - December 2018
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."
A record number of Wildcat athletes, spanning 34 years of RCDS graduates, returned to the ice rink and basketball court on Friday, November 23 for the Alumni Thanksgiving Games. Congratulations to basketball MVP Michael Pfeffer '84 and ice hockey MVPs Robert Grossberg '82 and Brendan Mooney '05.