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Trustee Scholar Harshil Yerabelli

August 9, 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 Michelle Grant

August 2, 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 Rachael Budd

July 28, 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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Cramphin Excellence in Education Award Winner – Robbie Saal

July 6, 2021

Doug and Jane Cramphin served on the faculty of Renbrook School for a combined 78 years. They received monetary gifts in their names at the time of their retirement and have graciously paid it forward with the annual Cramphin Excellence in Education Awards. These awards recognize members of the faculty and staff who demonstrate passion, creativity, innovation, collaboration, strength in relationships, and a willingness to go above and beyond normal expectations, enabling others to excel. This year, three faculty members were chosen for this wonderful recognition and monetary awards. Today we celebrate Robbie Saal.

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Cramphin Excellence in Education Award Winner – Kim Dansin

June 29, 2021

Doug and Jane Cramphin served on the faculty of Renbrook School for a combined 78 years. They received monetary gifts in their names at the time of their retirement and have graciously paid it forward with the annual Cramphin Excellence in Education Awards. These awards recognize members of the faculty and staff who demonstrate passion, creativity, innovation, collaboration, strength in relationships, and a willingness to go above and beyond normal expectations, enabling others to excel. This year, three faculty members were chosen for this wonderful recognition and monetary awards. Today we celebrate Kim Dansin.

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Renbrook School is Rich in History – Right Down to the Faucets

June 28, 2021

Renbrook School is rich in history and evidence of that history is alive and well on our campus today. Renbrook School was originally the home of Frederick B. Rentschler, co-founder of Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, his wife Faye Belden Rentschler, and their children. The estate was built more than 90 years ago and later became a school when Mr. Rentschler created a non-profit foundation to honor his late wife who had been the chief designer of the home. 

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Trustee Scholar Maddie Shani

June 22, 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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Cramphin Excellence in Education Award Winner – Becky Klein

June 22, 2021

Doug and Jane Cramphin served on the faculty of Renbrook School for a combined 78 years. They received monetary gifts in their names at the time of their retirement and have graciously paid it forward with the annual Cramphin Excellence in Education Awards. These awards recognize members of the faculty and staff who demonstrate passion, creativity, innovation, collaboration, strength in relationships, and a willingness to go above and beyond normal expectations, enabling others to excel. This year, three faculty members were chosen for this wonderful recognition and monetary awards. Today we celebrate Becky Klein.

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Trustee Scholar Alijah Sanford

June 16, 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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Fifth-Grade Student Inspired by TED Talk

June 7, 2021
Fifth-grade students recently watched a TED Talk entitled “Can Art Amend History?” by Artist Titus Kaphar, as part of their history study of slavery. Kaphar makes paintings and sculptures that wrestle with the struggles of the past while speaking to the diversity and advances of the present. According to TED, “In an unforgettable live workshop, Kaphar takes a brush full of white paint to a replica of a 17th-century Frans Hals painting, obscuring parts of the composition and bringing its hidden story into view. There’s a narrative coded in art like this, Kaphar says. What happens when we shift our focus and confront unspoken truths?”
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May 17: Kingswood Oxford 5-6:30 In-Person Spring Tour of Campus

May 4, 2021

For anyone interested in learning more about KO:“Explore how students discover their potential and passions in and out of the classroom while challenging themselves academically and personally. Come join us this evening for a campus tour, as well as engaging in conversations with other students and faculty about KO’s student-centered educational experience. A casual setting…

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May 11: Avon Old Farms: Virtual Open House

May 4, 2021

Come to An Open House at Avon! Explore our campus: talk to teachers and students, and discover why Avon is expert in educating boys. Naturally, we’re disappointed we can’t show you in person just how breathtaking our campus is—how each classroom teems with the energy boys create while actively learning; but alas, we welcome you to step foot…

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May 18: Miss Porter’s: 7 p.m. Virtual Open House

May 4, 2021
 
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Former Renbrook Parent and Trustee Pens Lolita in the Afterlife

April 26, 2021

In 1958, Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita was published in the United States by Walter Minton to immediate controversy and bestsellerdom. More than sixty years later Walter Minton’s daughter Jenny Minton Quigley, has edited Lolita in the Afterlife: On Beauty, Risk, and Reckoning with the Most Indelible and Shocking Novel of the Twentieth Century. Amazon describes: “This phenomenal novel generates as much buzz as it did when originally published. Central to countless issues at the forefront of our national discourse—art and politics, race and whiteness, gender and power, sexual trauma—Lolita lives on, in an afterlife as blinding as a supernova.”

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SIMPLY LINCOLN – Canton Resident Portrays Abraham Lincoln to Enthusiastic Reviews

March 25, 2021
If you know Howard Wright, Science Department Head here at Renbrook, you may know of his love for all things Lincoln and his art of portraying President Abraham Lincoln. March 4, 2021 marked the 160th anniversary of Lincoln’s inauguration in 1861 and in honor of this anniversary, Bruce Deckert, Editor-in-Chief of Today Magazine, featured a six-page spread on Howard and his Lincoln portrayals. Enjoy this wonderful story and the beautiful photos featuring our own Howard Wright. 
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Eighth-Grader Campbell Hudkins is the 2020 USHJA Youth Leadership Award Recipient

December 23, 2020

We are so proud of eighth-grader, Campbell Hudkins, 13, of Farmington, Connecticut, who was recently awarded the USHJA (United States Hunter Jumper Association) Youth Leadership Award. Campbell has demonstrated leadership and positivity in her equestrian endeavors and has enjoyed success in the Hunters, Jumpers, and Equitation, including winning the 2020 EMO Insurance/USHJA Jumping Seat Medal Final – East. Campbell is involved in the day-to-day care and management of her horses on her family farm. She has also engaged in charitable work benefitting the USHJA Feed Aid initiative providing aid to purchase feed for lesson horses in the hunter/jumper community financially impacted by COVID-19.

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Griffin Santopietro, Renbrook Class of 2020, stars in Netflix Show

December 21, 2020

We are so proud of Griffin Santopietro ’20, who is featured in this West Hartford News article for his work as an actor. Griffin recently starred in the Netflix show “Cobra Kai” which is based on “The Karate Kid.” Griffin is a 2020 graduate of Renbrook. Click below to read the West Hartford News article.

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Eighth-Grader Campbell Hudkins Wins Equestrian Award

October 13, 2020

We are so proud of eighth-grader Campbell Hudkins for her recent equestrian accomplishments at the Capital Challenge Horse Show held at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio. Campbell won the fourth annual EMO Insurance/USHJA 3’3” Jumping Seat Medal Final – East on Saturday, September 26.

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Eighth-grade student Christopher Joszczyk Receives 2020 Youth Honor Award

October 1, 2020
We are pleased to recognize eighth-grade student Christopher Joszczyk who was the recipient of the 2020 Youth Honor Award from Skipping Stones magazine. Founded in 1988, Skipping Stones is an award-winning, international magazine for youth celebrating ecological and cultural diversity, and facilitating a meaningful exchange of ideas and experiences. Joszczyk submitted a poem and illustration on Chopin and was recognized for his creative work which appears in the Fall issue of the magazine. Embracing his Polish heritage, Joszczyk submitted the poem in both English and Polish.
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Local schools spring open houses: Click for more info

May 5, 2020

Avon Old Farms: May 12
Miss Porters : May 13 and May 20
Westminster: May 28

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