Over the past several years, Rectory’s Master Plan has been gaining momentum and we want to share all of the news with you. With the recent announcement of the $2.5 million endowment donation and additional $2.5 million challenge given by Oscar ’53 and Kevin ’82 Tang, the excitement surrounding Rectory is palpable. A number of capital projects have been completed, are underway, or are currently in the design phase. The re-designed Master Plan section of the Rectory website highlights all of the accomplishments, progress being made, and plans for the future. Click "Read More" to see the Master Plan.
For more information about the Master Plan or if you want to help Rectory achieve its goals, contact Director of Development Nancy Gingras at 860-928-0204 ext. 340.
Have you every wondered what would happen if you mixed Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Little Red Riding Hood together? Take a step "Into the Woods" to see how one wish can cause total mayhem, but fall into happily-ever-after. This year's Spring Musical has Rectory students taking on the music of Stephen Sondheim and transforming the Tang Center into the magical woods. Each week we will take a step closer "Into the Woods" and spotlight cast members and creative staff. Click "Read More" to read about this week's progress "Into The Woods."
Eight of Rectory School’s 9th grade fencers, or novice level fencers as they are called in the sport, attended the annual State Novice Fencing Tournament at Guilford High School on January 31. All of the Wolves battled well, but one stood out from the crowd in the packed gym that day.
Sophia P. outlasted 48 other female fencers to capture the overall title in the Women’s Division, making her the State Novice Champion for 2015 and earning Rectory's first ever state championship in the sport. The team captain for the second consecutive year, Sophia has led the team effectively and met with growing success since she began the sport in her sixth grade year. Congratulations, Sophia! Please click "Read More" for more Fencing highlights.
The winter term has been a busy time for Rectory teachers in regard to professional development. Our foreign language teachers attended a conference in January entitled Enriching World Language Instruction. The conference provided strategies and interactive activities to increase student achievement and motivation when learning new languages. Also, several teachers and administrators will be heading to Boston at the end of February to attend the annual National Association of Independent Schools conference. This conference highlights best teaching practices from independent schools across the country, and we are fortunate to have it hosted this year in Boston. The emphasis is on learning by design, which blends learning, leading and innovation. We also have four tutors planning to attend the Transition to Algebra conference presented by Dr. Jane Kang in early March in Waltham, MA. Dr. Kang is a Harvard graduate who focuses on helping teachers present algebra to their students using algebraic logic puzzles and abstract reasoning techniques rather than the standard arithmetic formulas. Click "Read More" for the rest of the article.