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  • Rectory's last day of school is Thursday, June 8th, 2017! Have a safe and happy summer!!

  • Ms. Minifie’s Art Elective

    Ms. Minifie’s Art Elective

    Yitong W. and Grace Z.

    June 19, 2017

    This year, Ms. Minifie started a new Art Elective for students who are interested in art to work on their own artwork. Students can choose to work on a variety of projects, such as painting, drawing, clay, scratchboard, and crayon melting. Students are engaged, work in groups, and cooperate with one ...

  • Rectory’s Wrestling Team

    Rectory’s Wrestling Team

    Ben R., Staff Reporter

    June 7, 2017

    Rectory’s wrestling team has been around for many years. The wrestling team went undefeated for eight years until last year. This winter, however, was a special season for Rectory’s wrestling program; we had Mr. Paul Gray step up to the plate to coach this year’s team. Mr. Gray has never done a...

  • Rectory’s Marching Band Marches On!

    Rectory’s Marching Band Marches On!

    Jennifer H., Staff Reporter

    June 7, 2017

    Did you know that Rectory School has a marching band? And did you know that every year Rectory’s marching band participates in Pomfret’s Memorial Day Parade?  We wanted to find out more about what the marching band is and what students enjoy about it, so The DiRectory interviewed Ms. D’Angelo, the O...

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

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

    Alexander G., Staff Reporter

    June 7, 2017

    Everyone dreams of getting their license at the age of 16. Most people today have a vehicle or some sort of transportation that is driven by a person. What would you say if I told you that in the near future, people would be extinct? That will happen one day when the Ozone layer gets too thin, but people...

    A Toyota Prius modified by Google to operate as a driverless car. (wikipedia.com)

  • The Inequality of Male and Female Athletes’ Salaries

    The Inequality of Male and Female Athletes’ Salaries

    Jose Luis N., Staff Reporter

    June 6, 2017

    Why do women athletes get paid less than men athletes? Have you ever wondered why men’s sports bring more attention than women’s sports, or why men athletes get paid better than women athletes? Let's take a closer look at this controversial issue. No matter what sport, women always get paid le...

    U.S. Women's Soccer Team

    hu.wikipedia.org

  • Rectory’s MELP Program

    Rectory’s MELP Program

    Catherine X. and Grace Z.

    May 30, 2017

    Each spring term, the Rectory School has a program called March Experiential Learning Program (MELP) for its students.  Some MELPs are on campus, while others travel to various off-campus locations. This program lasts for one full week. Students choose the MELP they are interested in during the previo...

  • StarCraft II Video Game Review

    StarCraft II Video Game Review

    David Y., Staff Reporter

    May 26, 2017

    StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void is a real-time strategy computer game released on November 10th, 2016, as the last story of the StarCraft trilogy. The game requires quick controls and cleverness; your quick controls are measured in Actions Per Minute, or APMs. You are a commander of one of the three trib...

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  • Rectory’s 2017 Spring Play: Seussical, Jr.

    Rectory’s 2017 Spring Play: Seussical, Jr.

    Alexander G., Staff Reporter

    May 19, 2017

    Every year, Rectory School puts on a musical for the community to enjoy. In the previous years, Rectory has produced: Willy Wonka, Jr.; Into the Woods, Jr.; and Beauty and the Beast, Jr. This year's play will be something that will have the audience very engaged and immersed in what is happening. The m...

    Photo from vimeo.com.

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

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

Alexander G., Staff Reporter

Everyone dreams of getting their license at the age of 16. Most people today have a vehicle or some sort of transportation that is driven by a person. What would you say if...

June 6, 2017 • Comments closed

Former President Obama Announced Mars Exploration Mission

Former President Obama Announced Mars Exploration Mission

March 26, 2017

Grand Opening of Rectory’s New Hale Elementary School and Smith Learning Center!

Grand Opening of Rectory’s New Hale Elementary School and Smith Learning Center!

February 21, 2017

Election 2016: Trump vs. Hillary

Election 2016: Trump vs. Hillary

October 31, 2016

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Rectory’s Wrestling Team

Rectory’s Wrestling Team

Ben R., Staff Reporter

Rectory’s wrestling team has been around for many years. The wrestling team went undefeated for eight years until last year. This winter, however, was a special season f...

June 7, 2017 • Comments closed

  • The Inequality of Male and Female Athletes’ Salaries June 6, 2017
  • Rectory Athletes: Baseball & Lacrosse Student Interviews May 18, 2017
  • Coach Gray May 16, 2017

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

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...

April 28, 2016 • Comments closed

  • The Oakley® Airwave™ April 4, 2016
  • Imperfect March 8, 2016
  • Why It’s Good to Learn a Second or Third Language May 21, 2015

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Ms. Minifie’s Art Elective

Ms. Minifie’s Art Elective

Yitong W. and Grace Z.

This year, Ms. Minifie started a new Art Elective for students who are interested in art to work on their own artwork. Students can choose to work on a variety of project...

June 19, 2017 • Comments closed

  • Rectory’s Marching Band Marches On! June 7, 2017
  • Rectory’s MELP Program May 30, 2017
  • Rectory 9th Grader Wins 2017 Connecticut High School Film Contest About Kindness April 11, 2017

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StarCraft II Video Game Review

StarCraft II Video Game Review

David Y., Staff Reporter

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void is a real-time strategy computer game released on November 10th, 2016, as the last story of the StarCraft trilogy. The game requires quick control...

May 26, 2017 • Comments closed

  • 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

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...

October 4, 2015 • Comments closed

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