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

Covid Evacuation

Covid Evacuation

Cindy L., Student Writer May 14, 2022

Can you imagine being told to “move out” of your home? Recently Shanghai “is the site of China's worst coronavirus outbreak since the initial one in Wuhan at the end of 2019,” and hundreds of Chinese residents have been forced from their homes to allow for buildings to be cleaned. Where did the...

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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...

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Jaipur Elephant Festival

Jaipur Elephant Festival

Jennie Chen, Student Editor April 20, 2022

If you were in India on March 28th, you would witness and be fascinated by a lot of elephants decorated with a variety of paints and adorned with jewelry on their back, such as gold or silver. These elephants would be seen walking on the road in India to celebrating an important festival—The Jaipur...

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Chess

What Students Have to Say About Spring Electives.

Roy L., Student Writer April 6, 2022

Hi, I’m Roy L. and I interviewed some students about their elective to see what they think. There are so many offerings this spring, so here are a few and what students had to say about their new elective.  The first person interviewed was Jotham B. Jotham is in the play, Into the Woods, and here’s...

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Your New Home: Centennial Hall

Your New Home: Centennial Hall

Guillermo G. , Student Writer February 23, 2022

Recently, the Head of  School, Mr. Williams, revealed two new projects to enhance the Rectory campus. The first one is to improve the girls' locker room by making it bigger and making it better for the Rectory athletes. The second big project is to construct a new dormitory next to the gym, which will...

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Rectory students with Chef Ming Tsai

World Renowned Chef Visits Rectory

Amber D., Student Editor February 22, 2022

“The world needs more kindness,” Chef Ming Tsai emphasized when he came to Rectory on February 10, 2022, as a speaker in the Tang. Chef Ming Tsai is an American restaurateur, television personality, celebrity chef, and former collegiate squash player. He has two restaurants – Blue Ginger and Blue...

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Jay Peak: A Blast in the Snow

Jay Peak: A Blast in the Snow

David Y. and Clement W. , Student Writers February 17, 2022

On Feb/4-Feb/7 2022, there was a joyful long weekend ski trip for 59 Rectory students who opted to go north and take on the challenges of Jay Peak Mountain. For some, this was the first time down a ski slope; for others, the jumps and glades were an invitation to hone their skills. First day...

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Life in Isolation

Life in Isolation

Amber D., Student Editor February 11, 2022

On 1.14.2022, I was caught by a teacher after lunch and was asked to go to the infirmary. A few minutes later, I was tested positive and arrived at Fisher dorm to start my isolation. Everything seemed to be uncertain and unrealistic – I never considered the possibility of getting Covid like this before! On...

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Rectory Student Council members Toni E. 22 and Chloe W. 22

The 2021-2022 Student Council: How They Plan on Impacting the Rectory Community Part One

Clement W. , Student Editor February 9, 2022

A few months ago, the Rectory community decided on four students who would be the voice and the leaders of the student body. They make up the 2021-2022 Student Council. Of those four, one candidate had the most votes out of all, and that candidate is Toni E., the student council president. How will he...

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Rectorys 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Rectory’s 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

With a focus on the lives, experience, and history of Indigenous People, the Rectory community welcomed alumni in addition to guest speaker, Beth "Morning Deer" Regan to talk about their experience.
Guillermo G. , Student Writer February 2, 2022

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day the DiRectory interviewed the Big Boss, Mr. Williams, about the legacy of Martin Luther King and Rectory’s Annual MLK Jr. Day of Service.  First, I asked Mr. Williams: Why do we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day?  Mr. Williams responded, “Because he was a great...

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The mountain

Rectory’s First Shred of the Year

David Y., Student Writer January 26, 2022

On January 16th, the first ski trip of the year with nearly 70 Rectory students, mostly boarding and a few day students, heading to the slopes of Mt. Wachusett to kick off the weekly ski program. It was a delayed start since COVID protocols caused Rectory to cancel the first week, but that just made...

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Mrs. Haines

Rectory School Spirit Days

Here are a few great pictures and comments from Rectory's community from the pink-out day.
Halliway W. & Ginny B. , Student Writer January 21, 2022

Starting January 14, 2022, Rectory had its first Spirit Day. These will continue every Friday for the Winter term. Spirit Days are days with a fun theme. The student council conducted a survey of the students to decide what themes Rectory will do for Spirit Days. The student council is the “voice of...

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