The Rectory School

An Independent, Coed, Junior Boarding (5-9) and Day School (Early Childhood-9)

CREED Series Program

CREED SERIES:

The Creed series is an important extension of our Creed program that explains and underscores those values we hold dear as a community: Honesty, Responsibility, Respect, and Compassion. Periodically during the year – typically on Sunday evenings – certain portions of our community will gather to take a closer look at an issue or concern of particular interest to that demographic; these events are intentional in their aim and focus and include time for education and group-wide discussion. Additionally, Creed series events can and have been used to address pertinent issues that we face as a community when they arise so as to shine a light on concerns before they become systemic while providing healthy, age-appropriate responses to the normal challenges faced during adolescence. The following are a few examples of Creed Series events:

8th & 9th Grade Girls "Mean Girls” - Highlighted the challenges faced by adolescent girls - especially from one another- with regards to peer pressure, relational aggression, and the "mean girls" dynamic.

8th & 9th Grade Boys "To be a man"- Highlighted the confusing messages sent by our society and culture about what it "means to be a man."

7-9th Graders: Strategies to Control Your Online Reputation- Sarah Shea, VP of Education from Cornerstone Reputation, offered students (and their parents) strategies for building a positive online reputation.

All School “How to be a Friend” – Highlighted the importance of building positive, productive, and self-elevating friendships with peers, as well as discussed strategies to avoid giving in to peer pressure and holding each other accountable for making good decisions.



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