News from Rye Country Day

Seventh-grade students from the PAWS service learning group prepared homemade dog treats to donate to Pet Rescue, a local nonprofit animal rescue organization whose goal is to find safe and loving homes for animals in need. After learning more about the organization and its specific needs, students raised money to buy food and toys to donate to Pet Rescue along with their homemade treats.
Abhinav Kumar '20 traveled to the US Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. to present his invention - the Magneto Charger - at the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Exposition. Four hundred competitors from 15 states participated in this first-annual convention where their inventions were judged using criteria that included evaluation of process, solution, applications, and the presentation. Abhi received the First Place award for the Best Overall 7th and 8th Grade Invention.
On a recent morning, over 40 annual giving parent volunteers arrived at the Headmaster's home for a Volunteer Thank You Breakfast.
Congratulations to junior Aminata Diane who was honored with a Certificate of Accomplishment by the national board of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations for her demonstrated commitment to advancing race relations in her community. Aminata was one of eight students in the New York area recognized.
This year's Public Purpose Community Dinner brought together over 150 students, faculty, families, and community partners to celebrate and honor many of the community-focused projects and partnerships that students have engaged in this year. Over 50 students from the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools, representing 18 different projects, shared their work at this event. Kate Kassin '16 was this year's speaker. Upper School student musicians from Strum provided live music while guests visited student-led tables to learn about the different projects. It was a wonderful and festive celebration of the school's public purpose initiative!
Congratulations to eighth graders Aaron Serianni, Chris Brown, Abhinav Kumar, and to sophomores Varun Wadhwa and Shane Tomaino, for presenting their science projects at area science fairs and receiving recognition for their work.
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Legally Blonde, who received four Metropolitan High School Theater Award nominations (the high school version of the TONY Awards)! Forty-eight productions and over 2,500 students from high schools in Westchester, Putnam, Bergen, and Rockland counties were viewed by theater professionals this past winter and spring. The entire RCDS cast and crew received the Best Production Number nomination for "Whipped into Shape." Individual nominations included: Best Dance Performance: Remie Houston; Best Comedic Performance: Bennie Weber; and Best Acting Performance: Keith Pagnani. The awards ceremony will be held at Stepinac High School in White Plains on Monday, June 6.
Congratulations to junior Daniel Leva who recently received a St. Vincent's Hospital Westchester Youth Award. The Youth Awards are given to high school students whose outstanding volunteer service exemplifies St. Vincent's values of respect, integrity, and compassion. Daniel was one of 17 Westchester students recognized.
This RCDS sixth grader can do more than tell you about Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, the 9th century scholar in the House of Wisdom in Baghdad whose contributions led to the mathematical concepts of algebra and trigonometry. Given that a hit musical was written about Alexander Hamilton, she figured, why not write a song to teach listeners about al-Khwarizmi? Entirely student-written and performed, here is sixth grader Grace performing atop beatboxing provided by her classmate, Will. The video was filmed and edited by RCDS videography teacher, Casey Hallen. What a collaboration!

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Rye Country Day School is a coeducational, college preparatory school dedicated to providing students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 with an excellent education using both traditional and innovative approaches. In a nurturing and supportive environment, we offer a challenging program that stimulates individuals to achieve their maximum potential through academic, athletic, creative and social endeavors. We are actively committed to diversity. We expect and promote moral responsibility, and strive to develop strength of character within a respectful school community. Our goal is to foster a lifelong passion for learning, understanding, and service in an ever-changing world.

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We are a Pre-K through Grade 12 co-educational independent day school dedicated to inspiring excellence with a purpose.

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Community

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