The student news site of Rectory School.

The DiRectory

The student news site of Rectory School.

The DiRectory

The student news site of Rectory School.

The DiRectory

Smiling Friends: A Review

Ena H., Student Writer May 13, 2022

The new cartoon series “Smiling Friends” that came out recently (January 9, 2022) was now renewed for a second season by Adult Swim. Within the few months that it aired, it had a huge impact on the adult animation industry, as the show came from indie filmmakers who are full of creativity and passion. The...

Continue Reading
Quest martial arts

Quest martial arts

Isabella Desouza, Staff April 20, 2022

Interviewing Quest Martial Arts We are talking to the masters of Quest Martial Arts and two of our very own Rectory students, William M and Kia F. Quest Martial Arts teaches kids and adults from 5 to 50 perseverance and indomitable spirit through punching, kicking, and blocking.. As you move up through...

Continue Reading

Swift Power

Alex Lee, Staff April 20, 2022

Taylor Swift plays a significant role in women’s empowerment in the music industry. Taylor Swift has faced many challenges, including conflicts with her record label and fundamental societal problems. First, some of Taylor’s first hit albums have been sold off to men multiple times. For example,...

Continue Reading
The Axe in the Stump #3: Cave Treasure

The Axe in the Stump #3: “Cave ‘Treasure'”

Elena P., Student Writer March 24, 2022

“Wait, what was that noise?” Bryce asked. “What noise, Bryce?” I replied in an annoyed tone. “That high-pitched buzzing! What, don’t you hear it?”  He said, obviously holding back a nervous laugh. “I’m getting sick of your shenanigans, y’know that, Bryce?” I sighed. “Hey,...

Continue Reading
Two really cool people.

Parker and Tripp’s Riddles

Parker M., Tripp G. , Student Writers March 2, 2022

Questions: Waiter, what's taking so long for my sunny-side eggs? How does mirror travel on an airplane? What do you call a  hog that's a thief? How soon did the horse fall asleep? Why did the lobster become a policeman?  I have three double letters all in a row. What word am I?                                               Answers: ...

Continue Reading

Project READ in Those in Need

Rebecca D., Student Writer March 2, 2022

Everyone knows the name of Project Read, but what exactly is Project Read? Mrs. Tiebout said recently that READ stands for Reading, Enjoyment, Achievement, and Discovery. Each term, the students need to read one book of their choice and review it.  The review can be as creative as the students like. Project...

Continue Reading

Lexia: The Ins and Outs

Rebecca D., Student Writer March 2, 2022

I think everyone in Rectory knows about Lexia. Lexia is very helpful for both native English speakers and international students to understand the English language and grammar. Some students think that Lexia has disadvantages, while some have different opinions about Lexia, and different people have...

Continue Reading
The Yearbook

The Yearbook

Halliway W. & Ginny B. , Student Writers March 2, 2022

The purpose of the yearbook is to help the students and teachers collect positive memories from the school year. Every year the yearbook is dedicated to a different member of the faculty. Mrs. Gould is in charge of the yearbook and devotes herself to acquiring an extraordinary collection of memories.   Constructing...

Continue Reading
Silky Blue Cornflower by tdlucas5000 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/tdlucas5000/14377386314

The Rectory Plant Guide

Aiden S. , Student Writer February 16, 2022

Nowadays, nearly everything people are tying in a dorm room involves electronics. So, here’s a new idea for what to do on a Saturday morning when you don’t have your technology: growing plants. The good thing about this hobby is that everybody can start growing plants. Yes, some people are better...

Continue Reading
Ribbon+Ms. Dionne

Dogs and Pups of Rectory

Parker M., Tripp G. , Student Writers February 11, 2022

Hi, my name is Parker. I am the writer of this article. I LOVE dogs and puppies. I have one at home. He is an Australian Labradoodle named Scout. He is 1 year old. Since I love puppies and dogs, I am interviewing the puppies and dogs at Rectory so YOU can learn more about the puppies and dogs on campus....

Continue Reading
Mr. Ames Two Truths and a Lie

Mr. Ames’ Two Truths and a Lie

Halliway W. & Ginny B. , Student Writer February 10, 2022

After the exciting two truths and a lie segment, featuring Mr. Ames, we finally have the answers! The lie was that Mr. Ames climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Thank you for participating in these two truths and a lie segments! Below are the stories behind each of his truths.    Did you know    Did...

Continue Reading
The Axe in the Stump #2: So, Yeah, There’s A Cap Now

The Axe in the Stump #2: “So, Yeah, There’s A Cap Now”

Elena P., Rectory Student January 20, 2022

Here’s what’s happened so far. Bryce and I went on a hike and found an axe, took it home, left it in my room, came back to find it glowing, then its letter scrambled from ancient Greek gibberish to “come find us” in English. Also, I might have lied to my mom that we were going on a four-week...

Continue Reading
Load More Stories