Rectory School celebrated a Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 16. Our morning's worth of work was just a brief taste of the commitment to service we hope our students continuously and increasingly engage in as we help them build the foundations that will allow them to better understand themselves and the world around them.
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.
In this bitter campaign season it is hard to imagine anything bringing Republicans and Democrats together, but,with the help of two Rectory students, that is exactly what happened a week ago. On Monday, October 24, Scott Greene, Rectory's Director of Learning Services, and I traveled to the State Capital to attend the 2016 Dyslexia Forum. Our goal was to learn about recent dyslexia legislative efforts in Connecticut and to see Jack Q, Grade 8, and Addison H., Grade 5, honored for their advocacy work. Please click "Read More" to read the article.
Looking to the year ahead, I asked the middle school students in assembly what they believed was the key to their success. A brave individual volunteered the maxim work hard, to which I offered a resounding "yes!" and then added two more: be nice and try new things.
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