The new Smith Learning Center is a space where everyone involved in Rectory's signature Individualized Instruction Program can communicate and collaborate, reinforcing Rectory's High-Value Learning. Please click "Read More" to read this article.
Is your child getting enough sleep? Children acquire vast amounts of new information each day through their senses, in their environment, and in the classroom. It is during sleep that a child's brain cements new information to memory and makes connections to seemingly distantly related ideas.
The Rectory School in Pomfret has a lot to be proud of, and the list just got longer. Rectory student Jeffrey Wang just won first place in the Envision Kindness statewide student film contest. Equally as exciting, as a result of the experience of participating in the contest, Ryan T. Finnegan of Rectory's English Department noted that "...students were going out of their way to produce simple acts of kindness."
Rectory celebrated the opening of the new academic addition with a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on January 23. Rectory students and faculty were excited to walk through, and more importantly, occupy the space for the first time on Monday.
On Friday, December 9 during morning assembly, Rectory hosted our Fall Term Awards for our Middle School students. We honored students for academic honors, effort honors, academic and effort honors, and Distinguished Academic Awards in which some teachers nominated students from their classes. The honors and awards were to recognize and congratulate students for their high grades and effort marks in all their classes. The Distinguished Academic Awards were for teachers to recognize a student who has been going above and beyond in the classroom and who exemplifies the Rectory Tenets in their schoolwork and interactions with their classmates in class. Mr. Williams began the ceremony by congratulating all students for not only an excellent term in the classroom but on the athletic fields and dorms, as well.
As a "picture person," I have snapped a few photos documenting acts of kindness at Rectory, but imagine if the adults at Rectory wore body cams... The results would be a glimpse into the demonstration of character that we witness in our hallways, on the athletic fields, and on our dorms.
Rectory's Holiday Pops Concert was a lovely way to ring in the season.
On November 28 Rectory faculty spent the day discussing the emotional safety so important in any community, and our individual roles in assuring that safety. We were assisted in our efforts by keynote speaker Jarrett Matthis, an alumnus of Berkshire School, Dartmouth College, and Fordham Law School. While he is currently engaged in a myriad of tasks designed to help others, a key project is developing his non-profit organization, Empowering Ourselves.
One of the goals we set for our teachers at The Rectory School is to have students use writing across all academic disciplines as much as possible. Read about how three Rectory teachers have developed a method that can be used by tutors and teachers alike to support our students in answering questions that are related to textual reading.
YOU KNOW RECTORY! You know the Legendary Faculty who guide, mentor, and inspire your children to do and BE the best they can. You know the Individualized Approach that allows your children to build the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. You know the High-Value Learning that takes place in our classrooms, on the athletic fields, and in the dormitories that encourage your children to apply what they have learned to new and novel situations. You know that Rectory is More Than a Community, We're a Family. You know that Rectory helps your children build the confidence in themselves that results in a strong Foundation for Life.
Don't you think other children would benefit from all that Rectory has to offer? If so, please encourage their parents to join us on Tuesday, November 8 for our Open House. There's still time to register, simply click here.