News

2018

  • October

    Teaching Outside the Classroom

    Wednesday and Thursday, 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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