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Raising awareness about food insecurity in San Diego

By Kate Peterson, 7th Grade Last year I was volunteering at Interfaith Community Services and a group of women came in with hundreds of sack lunches to donate. They shared that hundreds of families in San Diego are food insecure and don’t have enough money to afford food for their…
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Bridging the Digital Knowledge Gap

On Wednesday, November 29th, Jon Moffat , Founder of Cyber Education Consulting, spoke at The Rhoades School to share tips and tricks on how to ‘Bridge the Digital Knowledge Gap’ that exists between parents and children. From suggesting the creation of a mutually agreed upon tech contract, to teaching us how to…
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The Rhoades School honored Veteran’s Day with Flag Salute and student presentations.

On Friday, November 10th, The Rhoades School honored Veteran’s Day with Flag Salute lead by Brownie Troop 3185 and student presentations.  The event ended by recognizing veterans in our community.  See below for highlights of the student presentations. The History of Veteran’s Day Presented by Morgan Link and Scarlett Streitman…
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Rhoades School Girls’ Volleyball team ends the season as the 2017 League Champions!

It was a grey Fall day after the sleep inducing time change in a little corner of Encinitas when something special happened.   Fourteen young athletes won the Independent Middle School League Championship for The Rhoades School and for each other!  After just its second year of existence, the 2017 Girl’s…
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Rhoades School students, parents and faculty volunteer at Feeding America San Diego.

On Saturday, October 21, Rhoades families had a fun and productive morning volunteering at Feeding San Diego. More than 60 volunteers bagged 3,000 lbs. of pears in 3 lb. bags, 2,400 lbs. of carrots in 3 lb. bags, and assembled 194 food backpacks for students on the free lunch program…
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“Worry Bully” speaker enlightened both parents and students

On Friday, September 29th, Dr. Adria O’Donnell visited The Rhoades School and presented to parents and then to students in grades 4-5 and 6 & 8. Dr. O’Donnell’s focus was on helping children “navigate their social and emotional” worlds. She provided parents with very useful information on the importance of…
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Rhoades Middle School Instructor Teaches Writing Workshop at UCSD

This past summer, Wendy Schramm, along with two other teacher-consultants with the San Diego Area Writing Project (SDAWP), led the workshop “Building a Writing Community” for K-6 teachers. This workshop was created to help teachers develop authentic experiences designed to build a safe, inclusive community of writers starting on the…
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Every day, The Rhoades School community begins our day with a flag ceremony.

Today, we gathered and remembered those who served as heroes for our country on September 11, 2001. We honored these heroes in towns and cities all across America who have sacrificed greatly to provide a service to others.

Two Rhoades students named as Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS

Two Rhoades students were selected as members of the top 300 MASTERS in the 2017 Broadcom MASTERS®. Current 8th grader Aidan Byrnes (pictured) and recent graduate Alexandra Orczyk’s middle school science and engineering projects are among the top 300 in the United States from over 6,000 nominees. They qualified for this honor…
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Enhanced Dialogue at The Rhoades School.

Head of School, Dr. Regina McDuffie, Dean of Students, Jeff Nolan and teachers, Syd Molenkamp and Wendy Schramm attended a conference held by Essential Partners this summer where they learned techniques to foster civil discourse.  They look forward to sharing these techniques with faculty and students. The methods, philosophy and research…
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