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|Upper School’s One World Day Celebrates Societal Heroes|
Classes at the Upper School were set aside for one day as students and faculty participated in a variety of workshops and activities designed to get people thinking about who our heroes are, and why we admire them.
|ESF Camps Come to Riverdale this Summer|
Starting June 17, ESF Camps will be running several innovative summer programs for children ages 4 to 15 with two- to eight-week session options. New to the school, ESF Camps has more than 30 years of experience; read on to learn more.
|Alumni Enjoy NYC Reception for the Classes of 1985 to 1999|
More than 85 Alumni from the Classes of 1985 to 1999 gathered on March 4, 2013 for an evening reception hosted by Danielle Englebardt Katzoff '94 and Lara Englebardt Metz '96 in New York City. For many, reconnecting and reminiscing with old friends and classmates was a highlight of the evening. Another special moment was seeing Mike Michelson, Dean of Faculty and Studies, who will be semi-retiring at the end of this school year. Everyone had a wonderful time and the biggest question of the evening was, "When will the next event be held?"
|Boys Varsity Basketball to Compete in New York State Playoffs|
In addition to winning the NYSAISAA (New York State Association of Independent Schools Athletic Association) championship and earning Co-Ivy League champion status, the boys varsity basketball team now has the chance to win the 2013 New York State Class B Federation Tournament of Champions.
|Riverdale Hosts Best Buddies Friendship Prom|
The junior class and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Club, led by Walter Johnsen ’14, recently hosted students and teachers from all over the metro NYC area for an afternoon of dancing, crafts, food, and fun.
|Two Seniors Named Finalists in 2013 National Merit Scholarships Competition|
Seniors Minyi Lee and T.J. Lee have been named finalists in the 2013 competition for National Merit Scholarships by the College Board. Congratulations!
|Boys Varsity Basketball Win Buzzell, are Co-Champs of Ivy League, #1 Seed in State Tourney|
Congrats to the Boys Varsity Basketball team, as well as Coach Andy Marinos and Assistant Coach Jordan Sims, on being the Co-Champions of the Ivy League and earning the number 1 seed in the state tournament, as well as their victory over Horace Mann in the annual Buzzell Game. The Falcons will play Hackley at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, to kick off the state tournament; the game takes place in the Marc A. Zambetti '80 Athletic Center.
|Rachel Lloyd, 2012-13 Jolli Humanitarian, Visits Upper School|
Rachel Lloyd, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS), spoke to the Upper School students about her work to support American girls and young women survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.
|Fourth Graders Learn about Oceanography in Hands-On Ways|
As part of their science curriculum, the fourth grade does a unit on oceanography. And to help kids learn about it in a hands-on way, the grade recently spent some time at Connecticut’s Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk.
|Lucky 13 Win May Sarton Creative Writing Awards |
Thirteen Middle and Upper School students were awarded prizes in this year’s May Sarton Creative Writing Awards, after three judges read through dozens of entries from the 77 students who submitted their work.
|Student Sculpture Depicts Epic Simile in The Odyssey |
For her English class, sophomore Madison Kahn created a sculpture that compares Odysseus’ double-appearances, while at the same time reflecting the reoccurring theme of false appearances and disguise evident in The Odyssey.
|Afterschool Activity Puts a Spotlight on the Bard |
The Lower School students of the Riverdale Players, a Riverclub afterschool activity run by second-grade assistant teacher Sharon Paige, recently performed an abridged version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
|Thirty Upper School Students Attend Model UN Conference|
Thirty students from the Upper School attended the annual Princeton Model United Nations Conference (PMUNC) November 29 to December 2 in East Brunswick, NJ. The goal of the conference, according to its sponsors, was “to further the debate and discussion of international affairs at a competitive high school level.”
|Community Action Day 2012 Deemed Another Success|
The co-chairs of this year’s Community Action Day are proud to announce another successful day of giving back. More than 600 alumni, students, parents, and faculty participated in the collection drives and activities at the 2012 Riverdale Community Action Day (RCAD) the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
|Riverdale Team Raises More Than $11,000 for American Cancer Society|
A team of 15 walkers and their families recently participated in the American Cancer Society's "Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk. Thanks to them and the many other parents, students, faculty, and staff who showed their support by making donations to the team and to individual members, Riverdale far surpassed its fundraising goal of $5,000. In total, RCS raised $11,151, putting the team in second among schools and 17th overall out of more than 2,000 teams who participated.
|Spotlight Shines on Upper School Art Teacher |
Upper School art teacher Nicky Enright will share the spotlight with fellow artist Ivan Velez at the Bronx Museum on Friday, November 9. Part of the Bronx Museum's "1040 Lounge: Celebrating and Promoting the Arts in the Bronx" series of artist talks and performances, the free event takes place in the North Wing Lobby of the museum from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
|Lower Schoolers Enjoy 'StoryWalks' on Campus |
One Kindergarten teacher is cutting up books and leaving them outside. “I love it,” said Head of Lower School Dr. Edwin P. Gordon. “I absolutely love it and I hope to see more of it.” It’s all part of StoryWalk®, a project weaving reading into environmental education.
|Senior Awarded Rising Scientist Award by Child Mind Institute|
Henry Magun '13 has been selected as one of the ten Inaugural 2012 Child Mind Institute Rising Scientists. The Child Mind Institute’s panel (comprised of scientists and chaired by Ron Steingard, MD) were impressed by Henry's "academic achievement in high school science courses, commitment to understanding and addressing advanced scientific questions, and interest in taking a leadership role in the classroom as well as in extracurricular activities."
|Art & Literary Magazine Wins Awards, Aims to Take Risks|
Impressions, the student art and literary magazine, has received the Gold Medal Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for the past two years, but this year's editors aren't resting on their laurels.
|Theater/Film Teacher's Musical Heads to Kennedy Center |
Middle and Upper School theater and film teacher Kellen Blair and his collaborator, Joe Kinosian, are among a select few who are being showcased at the Kennedy Center in the ”Broadway Today and Tomorrow” series.