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Renbrook Shined with Creativity with the National Cardboard Challenge

October 28, 2017
Award-winning filmmaker Nirvan Mullick speaks around the world about the critical need to foster creativity, the power of storytelling, and the potential of every moment to have an impact. He spent the day at Renbrook School on Thursday, October 26 cheering kids on from Renbrook and partnering school, Jumoke Academy as they built arcade games out of cardboard for the National Cardboard Challenge.
 
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Renbrook Holds Alumni Weekend 2017

October 28, 2017

Renbrook School held its Annual Alumni Weekend on October 27 and 28, 2017. The weekend started with a reunion reception for alumni classes ending in 2’s and 7’s beginning with the class of 2007. All were invited to cheer on Renbrook athletes for the Fall Sports Day which also fell on that Saturday. Alumni and their friends and families spruced up the campus through the Alumni Give Back project and participated in a yoga class and a drum circle.  During the afternoon luncheon, the Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to the Honorary Eunice Strong Groark ’50, who served as Connecticut’s First Female Lieutenant Governor. 

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Renbrook Hosts Career Day with CT’s First Female Lieutenant Governor

October 27, 2017

On October 27, 2017, Renbrook held its 2nd annual Alumni Career Day for 8th and 9th graders. Four alumni returned to Renbrook to talk with students and answer their career- and school-related questions. The goals of the program were to give students a look at some careers and career paths, to show them the (sometimes curvy) road to a career, and to instill a sense of being a part of a community bigger than the students and faculty they see at school every day. View pictures at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm54HHym

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Renbrook Welcomes Nirvan Mullick on Oct. 26th

September 12, 2017

Award winning filmmaker Nirvan Mullick speaks to educators and entrepreneurs around the world about the critical need to foster creativity, the power of storytelling, and the potential of every moment to have an impact. He will be at Renbrook School on Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m in Stedman Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public  Please RSVP

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Kindergarten Explores the Renbrook Campus

September 5, 2017

The Kindergarten students explored the Renbrook campus on Friday and enjoyed a bit of sunshine. See more pics at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm878pSi

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Ice Cream for All!

September 5, 2017

To celebrate the success of a great start to the school year, the Parent Association scooped ice cream for the entire school on Friday! What a treat! You can view more pics on the Renbrook Flickr page: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm79TJYU

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Orientation Day

August 30, 2017

Orientation ended up being a beautiful day with lots of smiling faces! Welcome back everyone! Especially our new families.

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Kindergarten Culmination Celebration

July 19, 2017
A perfect way to end the school year with a Kindergarten Culmination Celebration. Check out the slideshow!
 
 
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Celebrate Renbrook 2017 was a Huge Success!

July 19, 2017

A beautiful evening with friends, delicious food, great music and a very generous community, we could not have asked for more. On behalf of all at Renbrook School, thank you for celebrating with us.

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Annual Renbrook Kids 2K Race!

July 19, 2017

Over 100 students at Renbrook School in West Hartford ran 1.5 miles (2 kilometer) around campus on May 30 for the 8th annual Renbrook Kids 2K. After the race, students organized backpacks that were donated filled with new school supplies to benefit Gifts of Love and the Community Farm of Simsbury. See the pics on our Flickr page! https://flic.kr/s/aHskWkDc3s

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National Parks Day Projects

July 13, 2017

Grade 3 students showcased their projects for National Parks Day. Creativity was in full effect!

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Author Visit: “A Thirst for Home”

July 12, 2017

Author Christine Ieronimo visited Grade 4 today. She spoke about her book “A Thirst for Home” to raise awareness for the need to access clean water after a trip to Ethiopia to get her adopted daughter. She hopes to inspire others to learn more about this global problem.

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Jen Caswell ’85 Wins National Award

May 1, 2017
Jen Caswell ’85 Wins
National Award

Each year the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), an international professional association serving 3,670 educational institutions and 81,000 advancement professionals who work in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and advancement services, presents four awards to independent schools in the United States. The awards recognize an advancement professional, a support staff member, a trustee, and a foundation or corporation with an extraordinary record of support for independent schools.


Unbeknownst to her, we nominated Assistant to the Head of School Jennifer Caswell ’85 for the 2017 Support Staff Distinguished Service Award. Her nomination and letters of support were reviewed by a panel of judges, and she was selected as the winner! Jen was presented with the award at the joint annual meeting of CASE and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in Texas in January.


Colleagues described Jen as the “heart of the school.” Her loyalty to Renbrook is extraordinary, and spans from her days as a student to her now 31 years of service. She held several positions in the development office before transitioning to the Head’s office in 2012.


Jen is part of a long family legacy at Renbrook. Her mother and grandmother both worked at the school, and her three daughters are alumnae.


We all know how fortunate Renbrook is to benefit from Jen’s care and commitment, and now everyone else knows about her, and about Renbrook, too. Congratulations, Jen!
 
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