Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube! So much is happening on social media and you don't want to miss a thing-especially when it's about what's happening at your child's school! We would love it if you follow us on all of our channels but for a quick peek into what's happening on Rectory's campus on a daily basis, be sure to check out our Social Media Mashup Page! Click Read More to see one of the videos our 9th-Grade Media Arts class created about Relationships at Rectory School!
Rectory students in grades 2-5 joined 4 million students from around the world in the Global Read Aloud program. The project was created by Pernille Ripp in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. Since then millions of connections have been made in more than 86 different countries. Share their experience by reading the full article.
Mrs. Finnegan's K-1 class had a great field trip to Sunset Orchards the first week of October. Students were able to pick apples, read stories, and taste apple cider at the orchard. The class also stopped for lunch at Mrs. Carpenter's house where they met mini-mancha dairy goats. Read more about this exciting day by clicking through.
Rectory School will be hosting a Magic: The Gathering Tournament on Sunday, April 7. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., Deck Building at 9:30 a.m., and the tournament will start at 10:00 a.m. This event is open to Rectory and non-Rectory students in grades 5-9. Registrations must be completed by Wednesday, April 3. Go to www.rectoryschool.org/magic for additional information and to register.
I have the opportunity to peek inside our classrooms and see the work our teachers and students are doing each day. My visits to the classrooms are part of our professional growth and evaluation model. As part of this model, we actively observe our teachers through formal observations, classroom walkthroughs, and feedback. I see teachers having their students create connections in their learning, develop strategies to use when they may feel stuck, and dig deeper in building their understanding.
This fall Rectory will be expanding their computer science program to encompass all of the middle school beginning this fall.
Our grade four students had a unique field trip to visit the children's book author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds in his bookstore, The Blue Bunny in Dedham, MA.
On Monday, February 26, 2018, Headmaster Fred Williams announced to students and faculty that Rectory School reached the goal of raising $2.5 million by 186 donors toward The Tang Challenge for Excellence in Teaching.
In her presentation, "Improving Executive Functioning Skills: Assessment & Strategies to Support Working Memory, Organization, & Planning" Dr. Eva Troyb from EastConn, impressed faculty with her engaging and practical approach.