RCDS was honored to host this year's Character, Leadership & Ethics Speaker, Olympic Gold Medalist and recent Boston Marathon winner, Tatyana McFadden.
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On April 27, several RCDS Upper School students participated in the GLSEN National Day of Silence, a student-led initiative where students take a one-day vow of silence to highlight the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ people at school.
RCDS alumna Chiamaka Nwakeze visited with students in all three divisions to discuss character, ethics, and leadership. Her message underscored the value of an RCDS education and the importance of empathy.Read more about Character, Ethics, & Leadership Speaker - Chiamaka Nwakeze '06
Rye Country Day School kicked off its inaugural event for the Character, Leadership, and Ethics Speaker Series by inviting Dr. Joshua Bennett '06 to address students in all three divisions. Dr. Bennett recited several of his poems from his debut poetry collection, The Sobbing School, which was published earlier this fall. He then answered questions about his writing process, his time as a student at RCDS, the values that he seeks to demonstrate in his life, and his goals and hopes for the future. His message to students emphasized the importance of love - love for one another, and love for what you do.Read more about Joshua Bennett '06 Kicks Off Character, Ethics, Leadership Speaker Series
Sixty designated leaders in the Upper School – club presidents, team captains, student government leaders, etc – gathered on campus for a two-day retreat to learn about and develop their leadership strategies and action plans.Read more about Upper Schoolers Develop Skills at Annual Leadership Retreat
Two peer leaders reflect on a lively discussion about how to define one's ethical principles and lead by example within and beyond the Upper School.Read more about Peer Leaders Explore Ethics
One of the focuses in fourth grade - the senior year of Lower School - is on leadership and the the ways leaders make can make a difference in their community.Read more about Fourth Grade Leadership Squad Presents New Buddy Benches
Members of student government, peer leaders, team captains, club presidents, and leaders of various student organizations (both curricular and co-curricular) were invited to attend the Friday evening and all-day, Saturday event.Read more about Upper School Leadership Retreat
How does the Lower School promote ethical, social, and emotional growth? Methods include a kindness jar, a peace corner, recess reflection, diversity groups, role playing, getting "caught in the act" of being kind, and much more.Read more about Character and Social Emotional Learning in the Lower School