Posts Tagged with riverdale country school

  1. Riverdale Organizes Symposium for Young Men of Color

    [ May 05, 2014 ]

    More than 100 students from schools throughout the NYC area attended Riverdale’s 2014 Young Men of Color Symposium, “Capturing Our Passion; Strengthening Our Voice.”

    “This symposium was a leadership conference for young men of color in independent schools in grades 6-12 in the NYC area,” explains organizer Dwight Vidale ’01, Riverdale’s Director of Community Engagement. “The day featured workshops and opportunities for participants to learn skills geared toward self-advocacy and academic achievement. The goal of the event was to create a collaborative community of schools serving young men of color.”

    Keynote speaker Dr. Howard Stevenson set the stage for the day by creating a safe space for the young men of color to be honest, vulnerable, and authentic. Dr. Stevenson is Professor of Education and Africana Studies and former Chair of ...

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  2. RCS First School in U.S. to Install Tiles that Convert Footsteps into Electrical Energy

    [ January 06, 2014 ]

    Riverdale Country School is the first high school (or college) in the United States to install Pavegen’s  tiles that convert footsteps into electrical energy. Pavegen’s CEO,Laurence Kemball-Cook, will be addressing the school about the revolutionary technology at an unveiling at Riverdale Country School on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at 9:25 a.m. The installation is in the John R. Johnson Student Center, directly outside of the school’s cafeteria. It consists of eight ramped tiles, two LED boards that give information about the technology (and also light up when students step on the tiles) and other signs, a monitor that displays the amount of energy produced every time the tiles are stepped on (as well as total yield), and a mobile phone charging stand that ...

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  3. Students, Faculty from All Three Divisions Team Up to Beautify Local Community Garden

    [ November 01, 2013 ]

    Students and faculty from both campuses recently joined together to clean up the Endor Community Garden, located just across the street from the Hill Campus. Lower School Service Learning Coordinators Erin Constabile and Maryanne Fraleigh, Middle School Service Learning Coordinator Rachel Klein, and Upper School Service Learning Coordinator Emily Schorr Lesnick led a team of dedicated faculty and students of all ages. Everyone got their hands dirty, raking leaves, pulling weeds, and picking up garbage. “The pictures tell the tale,” says Maryanne. “It was an awesome experience and really reinforced the value in ‘hands on’.” Students from Riverdale have been involved in Endor Community Garden cleanups for several years. Last spring, the local community board recognized a number of Riverdale students for their ...

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  4. Design Thinking for Educators Featured in Italian Magazine

    [ October 23, 2013 ]

    Ottogono articleThe April issue of Ottagono, an Italian design/architecture magazine, featured an article about IDEO and Design Thinking for Educators (in both Italian and English), and  Riverdale Country School was mentioned!

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  5. Co-Teaching Comes to All Lower School Grades

    [ September 10, 2013 ]

    For many years, children in the lower elementary grades—Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Grade 1, and more recently, Grade 2—have benefited from having two teachers in the room. Now, the co-teaching model has expanded at the Lower School to include all classes in all grades. Fran Giallorenzi, a Grade 4 teacher who has been involved with co-teaching at Riverdale, says there are several advantages to having two teachers in the room. “The main advantage is that you are able to do so much more in the course of the day. This includes better teacher/student time and better teacher/teacher time. You can reach so many more students and their needs by having a co-teacher.” Jessica Pak, a co-teacher in Grade 5 ...

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  6. Five Senior Athletes Receive Special Recognition at Varsity Sports Awards Night

    [ May 31, 2013 ]

    In addition to handing out varsity letters and team MVP awards at the Spring Varsity Sports Awards Night, five special awards were handed out to deserving senior athletes as well. Harlie Silver ’13 was presented the Founders Award, also known as the award for outstanding female student athlete. According to Director of Athletics John Pizzi, the Founders Award “is presented to the young woman who best demonstrated outstanding ability, leadership, and sportsmanship, and the qualities of hard work, excellent attitude, and responsibility to her teammates and school.” Presenting the award to Harlie were her coaches, Brian Carver (swimming) and Sue Fleming (field hockey and softball). Kyle Friedman ’13 earned the outstanding male student athlete award, the Frank Bertino Award. The award is ...

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  7. Sophomore Wins 400m Dash at NYSAIS Championships

    [ May 30, 2013 ]

    Congratulations to Amaris Hemmings ’15, who won the 400m dash at the NYSAISAA Championships recently. She also placed second in the 200m, losing by just .08 seconds. The event took place at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island on May 22.

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  8. Four Seniors Chosen for NYC Mayor’s Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games

    [ May 30, 2013 ]

    Seniors Sydney Hard, Athena Bermeo, Ali Hyman, and Daniel Maffezzoli will represent Riverdale Country School at the NYC Mayor’s Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games on Sunday, June 2 at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn. This is the game that will decide who will officially be crowned “Best in the City.” The doubleheader will showcase the independent schools vs. the PSAL in the girls’ all-star game at 4:00 p.m., followed immediately by a boys’ all-star game between the independent schools and the Catholic high schools at 6:00 p.m. All of the most up-to-date information about this event can be found atwww.facebook.com/nycmayorscup/.

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  9. Head of School Featured in IDEO Video

    [ May 30, 2013 ]

    Head of School Dominic A.A. Randolph is featured in a video about IDEO's Design Thinking for Educators Toolkit.

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  10. Crew Team Wins Inaugural Race

    [ May 30, 2013 ]

    In its first year as a Riverdale spring sport, the Co-Ed Varsity Crew team has come together quickly, winning the inaugural race in their first regatta in mid-May. “It was such an exciting day for all the athletes, the coach, and parents,” according to Riverdale parent Laurie Selinger, whose daughter, Brett ’10, is the coxswain for the team. Riverdale’s girls defeated Hewitt in that first race. The regatta, known as the Scholastic Rowing Championship, took place at the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse on May 15. The goals of the regatta were to “Start a tradition of racing for scholastic rowing teams, expose athletes to competition—1000 meters—and to have a fun, safe time,” according to Jennie Trayes of Row New ...

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