After reading Frankenstein, students in grade 10 English were tasked with conceiving an idealized form and bringing it to life in the makerspace. Sarah Land explains the project and how working in the makerspace helps support collaboration, problem solving, innovation, and creativity.
Students in Grade 4 and in the Upper School were given a piece of paper much like the image above and asked to use their imaginations to create an image around the dots. This exercise - which the faculty also did during Professional Development Day - inspires creativity and thinking outside of the box.
RCDS junior Miles Chun has taken advantage of the tools in the maker space to design and 3D-print a special memento featuring a mesmerizing intersection between the letters RCDS and the numbers 150.
Freshman Peter Nicholas competed in the first round of the Bedford 2020 Greenlight Award competition, a program that provides students with a framework, support, and incentives to create sustainable initiatives.
The Upper School Environmental Club hosted Lew Blaustein of the Climate Reality Project.
As part of the School's continued commitment to excellent and innovative approaches to education, as well as overall student balance and wellness, every Lower School classroom is now equipped with a mindfulness toolkit.
The 2018 Winter Choral Concert featured beautiful performances from the Middle and Upper School singing groups. The Upper School Concert Choir, directed by Mary Marcell, performed particularly moving piece, "Draw the Circle Wide," which featured additional lyrics written by students in the choir.
During their field trip to Blind Brook Stream, third grade students collected sample matter from the water to search for macro-invertebrates.
Brett T. Funck, a 1990 graduate of RCDS, was recently promoted from Colonel to Brigadier General in the United States Army. General Funck currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff in the United States Army Reserve Command with responsibility for all Army reserves worldwide.
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.