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  • Welcome to Rectory School for the 2016/2017 academic year! Let's make it our best year ever!

  • Rectory’s Weekend Activities for Students

    Rectory’s Weekend Activities for Students

    Steven W., Staff Reporter

    September 11, 2016

    The Rectory School offers a lot of different weekend activities for its students. Some activities happen every weekend, while others are special events that happen annually or just one time. Ongoing Weekend Activities                          Special Weekend Activities Movies in the Tang   ... READ MORE »»

  • Lacrosse at Rectory

    Lacrosse at Rectory

    Hudson M. and Mrs. Shattuck

    June 24, 2016

    Rectory School has offered a lacrosse program for its students since before Mr. Brad Seaward started working at Rectory, which was back in 1975. For many years, lacrosse was only a boys’ sport. Then in 2011, two new coaches/teachers at Rectory School, Ms. Lokitis and Ms. King, started a girls’ lacrosse... READ MORE »»

  • The Wolfie Award

    The Wolfie Award

    Mrs. Shattuck, Newspaper Advisor

    June 23, 2016

    Mr. Zerpa and Mrs. Burke, both Spanish teachers at Rectory School, started a new tradition this year for the faculty; they introduced The Wolfie Award. As you may know, the “wolfie” is Rectory’s mascot, so all students and employees of Rectory School are Rectory Wolves. Mr. Zerpa described this... READ MORE »»

  • Rectory’s Switch to Chromebooks

    Rectory’s Switch to Chromebooks

    Jackson M., Staff Reporter

    June 21, 2016

    Next school year (2016/17) Rectory School will be supplying all students in grades 7 through 9 with a Chromebook™. The DiRectory was curious as to why the school decided to switch students from using Mac®-based computers to Chromebooks, and here is what we found out. Chromebooks are small laptops... READ MORE »»

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  • NoRedInk Skills Block

    NoRedInk Skills Block

    Tianshu W., Staff Reporter

    June 10, 2016

    During the 2015/2016 school year, Rectory School’s newly-implemented schedule allowed for a weekly skills block for all students. This was scheduled at the end of the academic day each Monday. Students were placed in one of three different classes to study from the appropriate computer program, based... READ MORE »»

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  • The Little Foal That Captured My Heart

    The Little Foal That Captured My Heart

    Mrs. Shattuck, Newspaper Advisor

    June 5, 2016

    Have you seen that commercial for Amazon Prime™ with the little horse that is outcast from a group of larger horses, and then the horses’ owner installs a swinging pet door on the back door of her house, so the “little man” can come inside whenever he wants to spend time with her? Then the little... READ MORE »»

    A picture of the newborn foal, Gardenia, with her mother, Rosie. (photo taken by Darcy of Bramble Hill Farm, Pomfret Ctr., CT)

  • Dorm Life at Rectory

    Dorm Life at Rectory

    Hudson M. and Jack Z.

    June 5, 2016

    The Rectory School is a small, co-ed, junior boarding school in Pomfret, Connecticut. Our students are in middle school, grades 5 - 9, which is why we are called a "junior" boarding school. Students come from all over the world to attend Rectory, including the countries of Mexico, Taiwan, China, Korea,... READ MORE »»

  • Summer Olympics 2016

    Summer Olympics 2016

    Jackson M., Staff Reporter

    May 29, 2016

    This summer’s Olympic Games, starting August 5th in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, are the first Olympic Games in South America ever! There will be 42 games played at this year’s Olympics, including two new Olympic sports, golf and rugby. The variety of games is incredible, and there are some games most... READ MORE »»

The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

Henry W., Thomas Y., and Yitong W.

The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, or Moon Festival, is a harvest festival that falls on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. As one of the Chinese...  Read More »

December 8, 2015 • 1 comment

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Lacrosse at Rectory

Hudson M. and Mrs. Shattuck

Rectory School has offered a lacrosse program for its students since before Mr. Brad Seaward started working at Rectory, which was back in 1975. For many years, lacrosse was...  Read More »

June 24, 2016 • 1 comment

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Should There Be a Longer Break or a Second Break Next Year?

Aleena J.-D., Staff Reporter

This year the Rectory Middle School has a new daily schedule which includes a 15-minute break every morning after the second class. The older students (Grades 7 - 9) take...  Read More »

April 28, 2016 • 1 comment

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Rectory’s Weekend Activities for Students

Steven W., Staff Reporter

The Rectory School offers a lot of different weekend activities for its students. Some activities happen every weekend, while others are special events that happen annually...  Read More »

September 11, 2016 • 0 comments

  • The Wolfie Award June 23, 2016
  • Rectory’s Switch to Chromebooks June 21, 2016
  • NoRedInk Skills Block June 10, 2016

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Minions: Movie Summary and Review

Aleena J.-D., Staff Reporter

Warning! Spoiler alert!! The prequel Minions is the third movie in the Despicable Me series, but it takes place before the first movie. It is all about Bob, Stuart, and K...  Read More »

May 17, 2016 • 1 comment

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  • 2016 Annual MARS Concert A Great Success February 21, 2016

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Editors' Message

2015/2016 Editor’s Message

Mrs. Shattuck, Newspaper Advisor

The 2015/16 school year is the third year that our student newspaper, The DiRectory, is fully online. Mrs. Kellaway, former English teacher and now full-time tutor at Recto...  Read More »

October 4, 2015 • 0 comments

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The student news site of The Rectory School
The student news site of The Rectory School