Students in Chinese 4 participated in a virtual exchange with students at the Loomis Chaffee School via Zoom. Conversing in Mandarin, the RCDS and Loomis students shared information about their schools and the courses they offer. They also learned about each other—some found out they enjoy the same music or sports, and some learned they share the same heritage.
This exchange was a pilot run of a WE-Talk program, which is bringing together a select group of high schools and colleges from across the country to collaborate and connect students, by proficiency levels, via Zoom. The program’s purpose is to apply languages to strengthen interpersonal speaking skills in real-life contexts. RCDS hopes to provide this opportunity to upper-level language students once a month, and is considering expanding the program to students with other proficiency levels in the future.
“On rare occasions when we experience sub-zero temperatures at RCDS, I like to take advantage of the opportunity to do a fun mini-experiment with my students,” said Ms. Sackey.
Ten young alumni met virtually with prospective families to share how the School prepared them for life after RCDS.
After practicing diligently to hone their individual crafts and auditioning with advanced-level solos, the students were selected for prestigious state-level ensembles and events.
Enjoy a selection of photos from the 2021 Winter Choral and Instrumental Concerts.
It was an impressive and triumphant foil fencing performance.