Posts Tagged with Middle School

  1. #InstaJustice14

    [ By on October 03, 2014 ]

    Last year was community day 2013. It was about voice and expressing yourself vocally. This year is community day 2014. This year is about voice, but not vocally, online. Expressing yourself online can be easier than vocally. A few taps and clicks and you have posted something that can never be deleted, ever. With that in mind doesn't it make you a little hesitant to start a blog or express yourself online? Yeah, sure, but there is also the chance that you gain a little awareness, and from that little amount of awareness you could manage 200,000 signatures. Also, as a 12 year old at Riverdale Country School, I know that no matter how old you are you

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  2. #READ: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

    [ By on January 08, 2014 ]

    Today, the after-school tutoring program I am in is hosting a discussion group called #READ! Usually, we go to the Riverdale Neighborhood House to tutor younger kids who live locally. This week, we decided to add another dimension to the program. #READ gets a wide-range of Middle School and Upper School students involved in a stimulating discussion about Wonder, a moving book about a boy's transition into school. I am really looking forward to the discussion group because I think it is a great way for Middle School and Upper School students to have an open dialogue, with the freedom to exchange any idea or opinion that comes to mind! We have already created fun and interactive activities for the discussion ...

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  3. Character Education at Riverdale

    [ By on October 08, 2013 ]

    Over the past five years, Riverdale has placed a large emphasis on character education and coming up with eight main character strengths. My ILS class is now focusing on the question, "What is virtue?" After reading Plato and Aristotle, we are now examining character education at Riverdale. We have read numerous articles about character education. My class met with KC Cohen and Sarah McErlean to discuss how Riverdale has implemented character education in the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools. The Lower School has character report cards on which students are evaluated for the purpose of research and data. The Middle School has daily morning meetings, community days, required community service activities, and leadership opportunities. In the Upper School, students have ...

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  4. May Sarton Writing Contest

    [ By on January 30, 2013 ]

    Every year Riverdale holds a creative writing contest, named after poet  May Sarton, in which students can enter under one of two categories, poetry or fiction, per age group (Middle School, 9th and 10th grade, and 11th and 12th grade). I entered a work entitled, "The People-Watchers" in 9th/10th grade, along with some of my friends,  and, believe it or not, won! An anonymous donation  provided funds for annual cash prizes, awarded by the English Department, and the winners are also going to be published in the school's literary magazine, Impressions. It was an honor to be picked as the winner, and this experience has also helped me feel more confident about my writing abilities. I hope to enter again in ...

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  5. New Orleans 2012

    [ By on April 04, 2012 ]

    In about two or so weeks, twenty-five students will make the annual the trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. The trip is lead by the Head of Middle School, Milton Sipp. The trip has been running for three years already. I have been on the trip the past two years. The trip itself is usually three or four days. We usually spend a day or two touring around the city of New Orleans, going to the French Quarter Festival and visiting the Lower Ninth Ward. The other days are spent working on a service project helping to restore houses in the Lower Ninth Ward. Last year, we painted and restored a front porch. We work with an organization called Beacon of ...

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  6. UNDEFEATED ’11

    [ By on December 03, 2011 ]

    This past Friday, the JV girls soccer team had our last game against Fieldston which we won 4-0 ending the season with an undefeated 14-0 record. The game was pretty well played on both sides, with the Fieldston attack beign much more aggressive than they had been in our previous game with them. The win was particularly sweet because on last years girl JV team, our last game was also played against Fieldston but we ended up tying with them 2-2 with a goal scored by them late in the second half. This year was a great season and I'm really sad to end it. I'm so proud to have been captain of the undefeated team this year and I'm ...

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  7. Halloween at Riverdale

    [ By on November 03, 2011 ]

    This past Friday was Halloween at Riverdale, perhaps one of the most well known exciting holidays at Riverdale. Everybody dresses up and some people do group costumes. There is a a large costume competition and if you win, you receive one of Chef Paul's bacon, egg, and cheese's for free! Many people dressed up with their sports teams, other in groups with their friends. I was part of a group of superheros with my friends Gaby and Rebecca. Other people's costumes consisted of; babies, superheros, black swan, mario & luigi, and many other exciting costumes. Also in the mix were french students that are visiting from Bordeaux and it was a very exciting time for them to visit and experience such ...

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