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  1. Grade 3 Recorder Concert Features Folk Songs from Around the World

    [ March 14, 2014 ]

    Grade3Recorder ConcertThe third grade classes transported the audience around the world during their recent recorder concert. Featuring several folk songs and narration to explain each song, the third grade recorder concert was informative as well as entertaining. The concert began with the entire grade performing “Corner of the Sky” from Pippin, followed by all three classes playing the Puerto Rican folk song, “El Coqui,” which is about the small frog native to that country. Class 3CH then took the audience to Africa for the Liberian folk song, “Kokoleoko,” which is about chickens.  Class 3MS followed with the French dancing song, “Bransle de Chamaigne”.  All three classes performed the Nigerian folk song, “Everybody Loves ...

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  2. Outdoors Club Hikes the Palisades

    [ February 26, 2014 ]

    Several students and faculty recently braved the snow to hike in Palisades Park, along the Hudson River. According to Beth Pillsbury, one of the faculty advisors for the Outdoors Club, "It was a short but difficult hike in the Palisades Park. While some students couldn't attend because of injury and other issues, we had a nice group of four students and three faculty who came on the hike. With ice stabilizers on our boots and plenty of snacks, we had a fun and challenging hike in the snow and beautiful sun."

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  3. Middle School Students Play Games with their Art

    [ February 26, 2014 ]

    Inspired by board games, the "Fine Line 9," a group of seventh-grade art students, recently installed a five-wall mural in the home of the Middle School, Frank S. Hackett Hall. According to their art teacher, Nicky Enright, "The imagery is drawn from numerous games, including chess and checkers, Monopoly, Candyland, and Life, and they used many elements from the actual games." One wall depicts a sleeping student, suggesting that he is dreaming of games. There are also many kinds of dice hanging around-- including the furry kind!--various game currencies, paths, and characters, and one of the actual pencils used to create the works. The illusion of the words in the title, "Life is a Game," can be seen on the central panel, making ...

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  4. Gender Education Pioneer Jackson Katz Speaks at Assembly, Parent Evening

    [ February 12, 2014 ]

    Jackson Katz, Ph.D., acclaimed pioneer in the fields of gender education and critical media literacy, recently addressed an Upper School assembly as well as parents from RCS, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, and Trinity School about “Gender on the Agenda: The Socialization of Boys and Girls in a Culture of Violence”. Emily Schorr Lesnick, Director of Upper School Service Learning and one of the people who organized the student assembly and parent evening, noted after the assembly that "Katz's passionate presentation implicated us all in the world of gender norms and expectations, and called students, faculty, and staff alike to be a force for working together to end gender violence." Head of Upper School Kelley Nicholson-Flynn said she appreciated the fact that Dr. Katz ...

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  5. Students Utilize RCS Makerspace to Turn Ideas Into Working Projects

    [ November 19, 2013 ]

    The RCS maker program, based in the RCS Makerspace in the Linda M. Lindenbaum Center for the Arts, combines design, engineering, art, and technology to allow students to turn ideas into working projects. “The idea is to foster innovation by providing a place where students can combine their academic coursework with real-world problem solving,” explains STEM Integrator Josh Merrow. He provides a few examples of the exciting projects students currently are doing: Dr. Rachel Cox’s ninth-grade biology students are designing and building a microcontroller-based machine to monitor and feed the marine wildlife they are studying over the winter holiday. This project involves a good deal of problem solving, mechanical engineering, and computer programming. Seniors in the 3D Design class are designing and fabricating ...

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