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Columbus Day

October 10, 2022

As you know, school is closed on Monday due to Columbus Day, a federal holiday in the United States which celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492. As a child in America, I sat in my elementary classrooms around Columbus Day and learned about the Niῆa, Pinta, and Santa María. In music class, I learned songs about those ships, and my teacher read picture books that taught me about an adventurous and brave explorer who “discovered” America.

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Eighth Grader Excels at Track & Field

June 8, 2022
We are excited to celebrate eighth grader Chidi Moemeka for his amazing accomplishments in track recently, In the Spring of 2022, Chidi, along with his team at Capital City Track Club, competed in the USA Track & Field (USATF) Indoor Nationals.  Individually, Chidi won the National Championship in the 55 meter hurdles. Additionally, his relay team earned All American honors  by placing fourth in the 4X200m.
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Renbrook Student is Making His Mark in Caring for the Environment

February 22, 2022
CJ Glooch is an eighth grader at Renbrook School and a budding environmentalist. CJ is part of the Trustee Scholar program at Renbrook and chose to make a difference in his community and in the world by doing something good for the planet. The Trustee Scholar Program is student-initiated service learning designed to fulfill an identified need within the school or the community while fostering personal growth and leadership for the student. Students in the Trustee Scholar Program must choose a project, make a proposal to the Board of Trustees, volunteer a minimum of 15 hours with the organization, and deliver a final presentation about what they learned from the project to their peers and the Board of Trustees.
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Black History: Beyond the Month of February

February 22, 2022

Black History Month was created to ensure due attention was given to the numerous and important contributions of people of African descent. The goal was not for discussions, research, and projects to start and end in February; Black history is American history and should be woven into conversations with children throughout the year.

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Renbrook School featured in ESPN Video Honoring Teachers

December 14, 2021

When the school year kicked off this fall, ESPN wanted to thank teachers for the incredible work they do and their commitment to students everywhere. Renbrook School is honored to be featured in this video celebrating the excellence of teachers everywhere. The video, narrated by Rece Davis of College GameDay, was featured on ESPN networks and we are proud to be a part of it.

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Renbrook Sixth Grader Demonstrates Immense Talent in Irish Step Dance

December 7, 2021

Renbrook sixth grader Balian Buttimer has been Irish Step Dancing since he was 4 years old.  He made Preliminary Champion Level by age 8 and has been competing at a champion level in his age group since then. At normal Feis competitions, both boys and girls compete against one another in their age category.  However, at larger competitions such as Regional Oireachtas, Nationals and Worlds, dancers only compete against their own gender, again in their age category.  

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Renbrook Sixth Grader Makes a Big Difference

November 30, 2021

With her big heart, big smile, and big aspirations, sixth-grader Tommi Manafort has made quite a difference in the lives of several children with serious medical needs.

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8th Grade Student Council Speech – Zaki Shamsi

November 23, 2021

Renbrook School strives to create great leaders in our students and we are so proud of the nine eighth-graders who stepped up to the podium recently to present their Student Council speeches to their Upper School peers. They were eloquent, thoughtful, and courageous as they presented their ideas and requested the support of their classmates. Here is the final video in showcasing each of these nine speeches here in our News channel. We invite you to listen here as Zaki Shamsi presents his bid for Student Council President.

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8th Grade Student Council Speech – CJ Glooch

November 16, 2021

Renbrook School strives to create great leaders in our students and we are so proud of the nine eighth-graders who stepped up to the podium recently to present their Student Council speeches to their Upper School peers. They were eloquent, thoughtful, and courageous as they presented their ideas and requested the support of their classmates. We are showcasing each of these nine speeches here in our News channel and invite you to listen here as CJ Glooch presents his bid for Student Council President.

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8th Grade Student Council Speech – Ari Peres

November 9, 2021

Renbrook School strives to create great leaders in our students and we are so proud of the nine eighth-graders who stepped up to the podium recently to present their Student Council speeches to their Upper School peers. They were eloquent, thoughtful, and courageous as they presented their ideas and requested the support of their classmates. We are showcasing each of these nine speeches here in our News channel and invite you to listen here as Ari Peres presents his bid for Student Council President.

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8th Grade Student Council Speech – Hadley Edwards

November 2, 2021

Renbrook School strives to create great leaders in our students and we are so proud of the nine eighth-graders who stepped up to the podium recently to present their Student Council speeches to their Upper School peers. They were eloquent, thoughtful, and courageous as they presented their ideas and requested the support of their classmates. We are showcasing each of these nine speeches here in our News channel and invite you to listen here as Hadley Edwards presents her bid for Student Council President.

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Welcome to Turtle Town

October 29, 2021
 

A Beautiful Place for an Outdoor Classroom Where Project-Based Learning Thrives

Kathy Greene and Robbie Saal spend several hours each week with their Kindergarten students exploring, working, and playing in their outdoor classroom named Turtle Town. When the children first visited this beautiful outdoor space, they asked, “Why is the classroom called Turtle Town?” Mrs. Saal then shared with the class a piece of Renbrook history. Many years ago, when a Beginning School class was working in this outdoor space, they found a box turtle. They had fun imagining turtles living there and decided to name the space Turtle Town.
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8th Grade Student Council Speech – Tristan Buttimer

October 26, 2021

Renbrook School strives to create great leaders in our students and we are so proud of the nine eighth-graders who stepped up to the podium recently to present their Student Council speeches to their Upper School peers. They were eloquent, thoughtful, and courageous as they presented their ideas and requested the support of their classmates. We are showcasing each of these nine speeches here in our News channel and invite you to listen here as Tristan Buttimer presents his bid for Student Council President.

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8th Grade Student Council Speech – Kate Koster

October 19, 2021

Renbrook School strives to create great leaders in our students and we are so proud of the nine eighth-graders who stepped up to the podium recently to present their Student Council speeches to their Upper School peers. They were eloquent, thoughtful, and courageous as they presented their ideas and requested the support of their classmates. We are showcasing each of these nine speeches here in our News channel and invite you to listen here as Kate Koster presents her bid for Student Council President.

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8th Grade Student Council Speech – Cole Hill

October 12, 2021

Renbrook School strives to create great leaders in our students and we are so proud of the nine eighth-graders who stepped up to the podium recently to present their Student Council speeches to their Upper School peers. They were eloquent, thoughtful, and courageous as they presented their ideas and requested the support of their classmates. We are showcasing each of these nine speeches here in our News channel and invite you to listen here as Cole Hill presents his bid for Student Council President.

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8th Grade Student Council Speeches – Sam Almeida

October 5, 2021

Renbrook School strives to create great leaders in our students and we are so proud of the nine eighth-graders who stepped up to the podium recently to present their Student Council speeches to their Upper School peers. They were eloquent, thoughtful, and courageous as they presented their ideas and requested the support of their classmates. We are showcasing each of these nine speeches over the coming weeks and invite you to listen here as Sam Almeida presents her bid for Student Council President.

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8th Grade Student Council Speeches – Mikayla Grant

September 28, 2021

Renbrook School strives to create great leaders in our students and we are so proud of the nine eighth-graders who stepped up to the podium recently to present their Student Council speeches to their Upper School peers. They were eloquent, thoughtful, and courageous as they presented their ideas and requested the support of their classmates. We will showcase each of these nine speeches over the coming weeks and invite you to listen here as Mikayla Grant presents her bid for Student Council President.

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Trustee Scholar Alex Wang

September 6, 2021
At Renbrook School, eighth-graders traditionally serve as leaders of the student body, running Morning Meeting, serving in senior positions on the student council, acting as team captains, playing major roles in the school musical, and more. Students can participate in the Trustee Scholar Project as one of their leadership roles.
 
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Trustee Scholar Jack Griffin

August 30, 2021
At Renbrook School, eighth-graders traditionally serve as leaders of the student body, running Morning Meeting, serving in senior positions on the student council, acting as team captains, playing major roles in the school musical, and more. Students can participate in the Trustee Scholar Project as one of their leadership roles.
 
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Trustee Scholar Kurt Burkhardt

August 23, 2021
At Renbrook School, eighth-graders traditionally serve as leaders of the student body, running Morning Meeting, serving in senior positions on the student council, acting as team captains, playing major roles in the school musical, and more. Students can participate in the Trustee Scholar Project as one of their leadership roles.
 
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