The DiRectory

  • Rectory's winter break starts in just two weeks: Friday, December 14th at 12:40 pm. Enjoy your break!

  • Ms. DiIorio, Marathon Runner: Catch Her Positive Spirit – – If You Can!

    Ms. DiIorio, Marathon Runner: Catch Her Positive Spirit – – If You Can!

    Keyonte B., Reporter

    December 11, 2018

    Ms. DiIorio has been a tutor at Rectory School for about seven years. She lives in nearby Pomfret, CT with her three sons, Ben, Jacob, and Isaac. Ms. DiIorio started running when she was in college at UMass, Amherst. About five years ago, she started running "Tackle the Trail," a twenty-mile trail...

    A photo of Ms. DiIorio running in a 25-K race up Killington Mountain in Vermont, which she used to train for her Chicago marathon.

  • Engaging Electives at Rectory This Fall – Part III

    Engaging Electives at Rectory This Fall – Part III

    Daphne L. and Julianne J.

    December 7, 2018

    The Elective block in the Rectory academic schedule is a time for students to enrich their experiences. Each term Rectory faculty offer a variety of interesting electives for students to participate in. There are classes about such topics as sign language, mountain biking, watercolor painting, newspaper,...

    Students practice their mountain-biking skills on an obstacle course created to prepare them for riding on the trails. (Photos taken by Mrs. Walsh of Rectory's Communications Dept.)

  • Engaging Electives at Rectory This Fall (2018) – Part II

    Engaging Electives at Rectory This Fall (2018) – Part II

    Celina Z., Reporter

    December 6, 2018

    The Elective block in the Rectory academic schedule is a time for students to enrich their experiences. Each term Rectory faculty offer a variety of interesting electives for students to participate in. There are classes about such topics as sign language, mountain biking, watercolor painting, newspaper,...

    A student in the Watercolor Painting elective chooses her colors. (Photo taken by a DiRectory student reporter.)

  • Engaging Electives at Rectory This Fall (2018) – Part I

    Engaging Electives at Rectory This Fall (2018) – Part I

    Julia Z., Reporter

    December 6, 2018

    The Elective block in the Rectory academic schedule is a time for students to enrich their experiences. Each term Rectory faculty offer a variety of interesting electives for students to participate in. There are classes about such topics as sign language, mountain biking, watercolor painting, newspaper,...

    Mrs. Kellaway helping a student organize information for her newspaper article during the Newspaper Elective this fall (2018/19). (Photo taken by DiRectory student reporters.)

  • Celebrating Rectory’s Centennial!

    Celebrating Rectory’s Centennial!

    Jonathan C. and Natalie P.

    December 2, 2018

    Editor's Note: Jonathan C. is a current Rectory student. He is not a member of the newspaper staff, but he helped write this article because he is very excited that our school will be celebrating its 100th anniversary! The Rectory School was established in 1920 by Rev. Frank Bigelow in the rectory o...

  • Random Enlightenment

    Random Enlightenment

    Yoyo Z., Guest Writer

    November 19, 2018

    Note from the Editor: This essay was submitted to the newspaper by the student's tutor, Mr. Bryant. They both wanted to share the student's random thoughts with all of us at Rectory. Sometimes in our lives, we think too much of what others think. We care about the people around us when we make de...

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  • Summer Adventures

    Summer Adventures

    Daniel Y. and Owen Z.

    November 14, 2018

    Everyone loves summer; they have a lot of great memories. The DiRectory interviewed some students and teachers at Rectory to find out what they did last summer. They all loved their last summer vacation, so we wanted to share their adventures with you.  Here’s how people at Rectory spent this past s...

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  • Rectory Student Helps Save the Black Rhino

    Rectory Student Helps Save the Black Rhino

    Natalie P., Senior Reporter

    November 8, 2018

    This past summer when many of Rectory’s students were traveling to other places, studying academics and playing sports, Albert D. was researching how to save endangered animals in Kenya, Africa. Albert worked with experts at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. He learned about black rhinos: their classificat...

Celebrating Rectory’s Centennial!
Rectory Student Helps Save the Black Rhino

Rectory Student Helps Save the Black Rhino

November 8, 2018

Self-Driving Cars Will Soon Be a Reality: Can You Imagine?

Self-Driving Cars Will Soon Be a Reality: Can You Imagine?

June 6, 2017

Former President Obama Announced Mars Exploration Mission

Former President Obama Announced Mars Exploration Mission

March 26, 2017

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Ms. DiIorio, Marathon Runner: Catch Her Positive Spirit – – If You Can!
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  • The Inequality of Male and Female Athletes’ Salaries June 6, 2017
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Should WNBA Players Get Paid More?
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Engaging Electives at Rectory This Fall – Part III
  • Engaging Electives at Rectory This Fall (2018) – Part II December 6, 2018
  • Engaging Electives at Rectory This Fall (2018) – Part I December 6, 2018
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StarCraft II Video Game Review
  • Rectory’s 2017 Spring Play: Seussical, Jr. May 18, 2017
  • Team 5 Elements: A Creative Super Heroes’ Story January 15, 2017
  • Top 5 Decorated Christmas Trees in the World December 19, 2016
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Editors' Message
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The student news site of Rectory School.