News

2018

  • December

    Antarctica

    December 6  In conjunction with Antarctica Day, students in Grades 2, 3, and 4 researched, experimented, and learned about life in Antarctica during science class.
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  • Nines to NYC

    December 6 – Learning Immersion Day #3 brought the Class of 2019 to New York City on a mission of international diplomacy in the morning and an exploration of ancient civilizations after lunch.
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  • November

    Canstruction

    November 20 – "Canstruction allows an opportunity to engage and have fun with a service project that supports our local community," Head of Upper Campus Matt Hall said as he explained why there were cans of food spread out on the floor of the Playhouse. 
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  • RCS Fall Family Breakfast

    November 20 – As families and as a community, it’s important to take some intentional time together – especially with the excitement of the holidays approaching.
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  • Annie JR.

    November 7&8  RCS sixth graders packed the Playhouse with Annie JR., a family-friendly musical that had the audience singing all the way to the parking lot!
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  • Welcome Back!

    November 20 – Alumni from the Classes of 2014-18 joined us for the annual Pre-Thanksgiving reunion, an evening with old friends and favorite teachers.
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  • RCS Students Create Quite the Buzz

    November 17 – Rippowam Cisqua School held Admissions Open Houses on Thursday, October 25 for our Lower Campus and Saturday, November 17 for all grade levels.
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  • Light and Shadows

    November 6 – In first grade science, lab-based learning emboldens students to learn through discovery as they investigate the physical world around them.
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  • Author Kelly Corrigan at RCS

    November 7 – New York Times bestselling author Kelly Corrigan met with fifth through eighth grade students to share her tips for young writers.
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  • Election Day

    November 6 – Lower Campus students got a taste for the democratic election process when they voted in class on Tuesday – for dessert.
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  • C-SPAN Bus Visits RCS

    October 31 – The C-SPAN Bus 14-month “50 Capitals Tour” ended this week in Bedford, New York – at our Upper Campus!
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  • October

    Wade Gymnasium

    October 16  Alumni, parents of alumni, former trustees, and current and former faculty and staff gathered in Centennial Hall on the Upper Campus to honor the memory of former Head of School Richard L. Wade, who passed away in November of 2017.
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  • Chuang Yen Monastery

    October 24 – Sixth grade visited the Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel, New York, a Chinese Buddhist monastery run by the Buddhist Association of the United States.
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  • Teaching Outside the Classroom

    October 3-4 – The fourth grade overnight trip to Camp Jewell was an incredible opportunity to test students' stamina, cooperation, perserverance, and communication skills.
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  • New Garden!

    Thursday, October 4 – The RCS Garden Club members – Hazel Cameron ’23, Paige Eaves ’23, Caroline Kelleher ’23, Stella Levy ’23, and Kindergarten teacher Nicole Levy – are thrilled with the installation of the beautiful new garden on the Upper Campus.
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  • September

    Garden Herbs on the Upper Campus

    Thursday, September 27 – We are thrilled to show off our new fresh herb planters on the dining patio by the recess field.
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  • Reflections on an Eighth Grade Outdoor Adventure

    Brooks Eleck
    September 12-13 – A time-honored tradition of experiential education at RCS continues.
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  • Upcycling Art

    Friday, September 14 – Ripp Rally Day 2018 was a great day for tug of war, relay races, games – and for the Creation Station, a pop-up outdoor art studio for creating an RCS mural with recyclable plastic bags.
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  • Ripp Rally Day 2018

    Friday, September 14 – Middle School students traveled to the Lower Campus to meet up with their younger partners for Ripp Rally Day, a day that revolves around community building and having fun. 
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  • 80 Years of Teaching

    September 2018 – Together, Missy Swan and Lainie Zades have been teaching at RCS for 80 years.
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  • Kathy Perry Expanding Skills @TPRSacademy

    June 2018  Spanish teacher Kathy Perry was one of 18 world language teachers selected for the TPRS Academy teacher training in Jamestown, Rhode Island, over the summer. 
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  • Welcome Back!

    September 5, 2018 – Head of School Colm MacMahon described the first day of school best: "The feeling was downright electric"!


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  • August

    Wellness Team Presents at Conference

    June 2018 – RCS Wellness Initiative Co-Directors Brooks Eleck and Nicole Levy traveled to St. Paul, Minnesota, to present at the National Wellness Conference.
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  • July

    Flowers for A-HOME

    Service Learning News June 2018

    June 14, 2018 – Rippowam Cisqua School students reached out to our community in impactful and remarkable ways during this past school year. 

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  • Fourth Grade Celebration

    June 5, 2018 – The annual celebration that marks the end of a student’s time on the Lower Campus is a treasured tradition at Rippowam Cisqua School – for some families, it has been a 7-year journey from JPK to fourth grade.
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  • May

    Athletics Awards Presented

    May 25, 2018 – Major athletics awards were given at today’s assembly, with more than a few students sitting on the edge of their seats.
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  • They're Hatching!

    May 11, 2018 – We began an embryology unit in Kindergarten by discussing the difference between oviparous (hatch from an egg) and viviparous (give birth to live offspring) animals.
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  • Fourth Grade Sings at Citi Field

    May 2, 2018 – RCS students (with a little help from music teacher Lainie Zades) knocked it out of the park!
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  • April

    Service Learning News

    March/April 2018  At RCS service learning events, students have been learning more about the concept of philanthropy, what it means to be a good neighbor, and how their acts of kindness and generosity make a difference in the lives of others.
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  • Against the Odds

    April 5, 2018 – Fourth graders visited Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship in Mount Kisco, New York, on a field trip designed to complement their Language Arts curriculum.
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  • March

    All About Night

    February 23, 2018 – “Night Party, Night Party,” the Kindergartners chanted as they ran down the hall with their flashlights to begin an evening of culminating activities for their Night Unit.
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  • February

    Our American Mosaic

    January 2018 – The first grade social studies curriculum at RCS takes students on a “world tour” that begins in the United States.
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  • Midnight Run

    Friday, January 26 – RCS ninth graders, partnering with volunteer organization Midnight Run, traveled to NYC on a cold winter night to distribute food, clothing, and toiletries to the homeless. 
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  • January

    Team Ripp Robotics

    January 21, 2018 – Rippowam Cisqua’s robotics team had a strong showing at FIRST LEGO League’s all-day competition at Solomon Schechter School of Westchester – the RCS team placed fourth overall.
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  • Minidrone Maneuvers

    January 11, 2018 – Eighth graders are programming drones in Allied Arts this term.
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  • Honoring Ashley Harrington

    November 21, 2017 – The RCS community came together in Centennial Hall to honor and celebrate Ashley Harrington on her retirement after 35 years of wonderful service to RCS.
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