I hope your children are conveying as positive a start to the school year as I am sensing. We are not without our cases of homesickness or various other minor glitches that accompany any new year, but these are to be expected and are being dealt with in the professional and heartfelt manner consistent with who we are as a school. And my proud "headmaster moments" are only growing. We experienced a highpoint last week when our ninth graders ran for the various student council positions. The speeches were articulate, positive, visionary, and respectful of the other worthy candidates.
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And the crowd goes wild! On September 17, Mr. Campbell, Rectory's Director of Secondary School Placement, took the stage to announce the results of the vote for student council officers for the 2014-2015 school year. Click "Read More" for the story.
Hoops for Hunger is a free basketball clinic where the price of "admission" is a canned good to help families in northeastern Connecticut who need groceries. At the same time, the clinic satisfies the craving among Rectory's varsity basketball players to be on the court, while providing the area youngsters with some game tactics and ball handling skills from these talented players. Mary Lou Seaward, Brad's wife and Rectory teacher, says, "It's a win-win-win situation."