As I sat in Christ Church last Tuesday, along with the 100 or so students who make up our 8th and 9th grade, I could not help but wonder if Rectory parents knew what takes place, twice a month, in this wonderful space. Rectory schedules a monthly chapel service for our younger students (Grades 4-7), and our older students (Grades 8-9) as well. We went to this split-chapel system because we wanted our younger students to have the opportunity to perform in front of their peers, an experience less frequent when the entire school attended all at once. While sitting in a pew alongside a row of students, I was struck by their focused attention, hanging it appeared, on Mr. Bryant's every word. "I enjoy listening to his message," noted one student, and he can sing!" So without further ado, meet Rectory's chaplain:
Rectory School Academic News
Rectory School's Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the Hettinger Library during the week of April 25-28, 2017. The fair will offer board books, easy readers, picture books, novels for all ages, cookbooks, nonfiction titles and graphic novels. If you wish to volunteer some time to work the fair as a cashier, please email email@example.com.
On Friday, April 7, the 6th grade held their annual "Feast of the World." To prepare for this feast, students chose and researched a country in pairs. Their hard work culminated in the Feast in which they each had their own table with a self-created poster and the dishes prepared to taste. Click "Read More" for additional information.
Our Rectory School campus gives us wonderful environments just outside our beautiful new windows for children to explore. As spring has arrived in Northeast Connecticut, our elementary teachers have researched appropriate outdoor experiences to enhance the classroom curriculum.
Following an exciting and educational week of diverse MELP adventures, Rectory students crafted essays for a one-sentence story contest centered around the word "experience." This contest was judged by Catherine Bastow, the conductor of the complex orchestra that is the March Experiential Learning Program. Please click to view the winners and their entries, including a Rectory parent in the adult category! Watch Schoology for the announcement of this month's word!