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

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High Value Learning: Play-Based Learning
Erin Hayden, Director of CARe

Education is redefining what success means for students as they step out of the classroom and into the workforce. There have been an abundance of articles, ideas, and conversations about arming students with 21st-century skills, personalized learning experiences, and social-emotional intelligence. It may come as a surprise that these ideas have long been in practice in the field of early childhood education through play-based learning.

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Creed Series Event for Grades 5-8
Justin Bendall, Director of Residential Life and School Counseling

On Friday, May 19, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., we will be offering our students an opportunity to learn about and practice Mindfulness as a part of our spring Rectory Creed Series.

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ES Spring Shared Conferences
Maria Carpenter, Director of Elementary

We are very excited for next Tuesday as the elementary children prepare to host their parents for our second annual Shared Conferences beginning on the afternoon of May 23, 2017!

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Chicks Hatch!
Erin Hayden, Director of CARe

The preschool classroom incubated the eggs for 21 days, being sure that the temperature and humidity were just right. Last Wednesday, our first baby chick appeared.

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For Boarding Parents: End-of-Year Storage & Shipping
Justin Bendall, Director of Residential Life and School Counseling

Boarding parents, if your child is returning to Rectory next year, please know that we are unable to store any items on campus for the summer, however, there are some options available to help ease the burden of transporting all belongings home and then back again.

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9th-Grade Capstone Fair
Alysia LaBonte-Campbell, Capstone Leader

On May 5th, students, faculty, and friends of Rectory supported our ninth graders during the 3rd Annual Capstone Fair. Every ninth grader was beaming with pride, and so happy to share the culminating moment of all their hard work with each and every guest.

As a community, we couldn't be more proud of their success!

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9th-Grade End-of-Year Celebration Events
Amy Lusa, Alumni Relations and Special Events Coordinator

During the first week of May, the Alumni & Development Office hosted "Leaving the Wolf Den" events each night. This was the first round of end-of-year celebration events for graduating 9th graders.

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Learning the Ropes
Mary Tiebout, Director of The Hettinger Library

Continuing with Rectory's Enrichment Series, a teacher from Mystic Seaport came to Rectory on Friday, May 12 to teach 5th, 6th, and 7th-grade students how to make rope!

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8th-Grade Leadership Luncheon
Amy Lusa, Alumni Relations and Special Events Coordinator

Parents of 8th-grade students are invited to join Headmaster Fred Williams and Rectory faculty and administrators for the annual 8th-Grade Leadership Luncheon on Thursday, June 8.

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Wolf Den Sports Center
Colleen O'Neil, Director of Student Activities

Check out what is going on with your favorite Rectory sports teams! There are only a few editions left for the 2016-2017 school year!

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