November 21 – At a student assembly designed to encourage kindness, tolerance, and respect, animal ambassadors helped our youngest students draw parallels between the creatures they were meeting and themselves.
November 18 – Director of Innovation Miles Cameron suggested we bring SPK and seventh grade students together for a hands-on project inspired by his digital fabrication curriculum. We both knew that SPK students love the challenge of puzzles, which develops spatial sense and fine motor skills. And Miles was planning to introduce the seventh graders to the laser cutter and teach them new Adobe Illustrator skills in the Innovation Center. So puzzles became the goal.
November 6 – When Kindergartners visited the Katonah Museum of Art to see the exhibit Sparkling Amazons: Abstract Expressionist Women of the 9th St. Show, they weren’t strangers to the Abstract Expressionistic art movement.
November 2 – The Masters School and Rye Country Day School hosted an all-day Summit on Social Justice, and Students Emerson Casper ’21, Remy Lipman ’21, and Eve Doran ’20, along with teachers Sara Malekzadeh and Marie Pena, were there.
September 13 – This favorite Ripp tradition brings partners from both campuses together for not only games, relays, and races, but also a Creation Station for a little artistic expression and (new!) yoga in the Pole Barn (led by Grade 6 humanities teacher and Upper Campus Wellness Director Katrina Harriman).
September 10 – “They started on some of the lower challenges,” Grade 9 Dean Chris Perry said. “But one of the instructors showed them how to clip in and clip out; then they were moving through the trees.”
May 15 – First graders who have been learning to make thoughtful observations about cultures beyond their own followed a map around the world in a performance that showed the audience how much they have discovered this year.
May 3 – “This annual RCS tradition provides us with a great opportunity to gather as one school community,” Head of Upper Campus Matt Hall said about the 4-mile walk from the Upper Campus to the Lower Campus.
April 24-26 – Seventh graders studying the history of America in school spent three days in Philadelphia exploring the birth of a nation. Head of Upper Campus Matt Hall joined them. “It was a great opportunity to connect with students outside the classroom,” he explained. “As a history teacher, it’s also a topic that I’m passionate about.”
April 5 – Kate Daly’s eighth grade science students discovered that with two sheets of 4x8-foot cardboard, two rolls of duct tape, two wooden dowels, and two empty 2-liter soda bottles, they could design and build a boat seaworthy enough to carry one team member across a 75-foot-long pool.
February 22 – There was one thing apparent at the Imagine Skating Party on Friday – our RippKids sure know how to brighten a room and have some fun while they’re at it! What a joy it was to see and be a part of such a fun community event.
January 16 – When RCS squash coach Jen Sednauoi found out that alum and two-time defending U.S. champion Chris Hanson ’06 would be competing in the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions against World No. 3 Omar Mosaad, she not only planned to go watch the match – she also arranged to take members of Ripp’s squash team with her.
December 20– What a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season! RCS families and friends enjoyed a day of music, skits, and dances with first the Grades 1-4 Holiday Concert on the Lower Campus, and then the Grades 5-9 Winter Solstice celebration, Revelry, on the Upper Campus.
Rippowam Cisqua School is a PreK-Grade 9 independent day school in Westchester County, New York. RCS offers challenging academics built on innovation, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, wellness, leadership, service learning, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.