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Ashur Taylor on NBC’s “Holidays with the Houghs”

Congratulations to Ashur Taylor, Grade 8 student at Rhoades, for his recent appearance on NBC’s “Holidays with the Houghs” featuring Derek and Julianne Hough. Ashur performed a dance number with Derek Hough. Set to Michael Buble’s “When You’re Smiling,” Ashur and Derek performed in a rotating room and the final…
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Rhoades Teachers Participate in Project Zero with Harvard University

Rhoades teachers Alicia Trout (MS Technology and Engineering), Wendy Schramm (MS Social Studies), Julianne Loly (LS Grade 4), and Paul Ruppert (LS Grade 4 and 5 Science), and Head of School Regina McDuffie participated in a semester-long course through Harvard University’s Project Zero on Making Learning Visible. Teachers engaged in…
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Fall Sports Recap

The Rhoades School fall athletic season wrapped up in November and our varsity teams, coaches, and fans had a great time cheering on our Roadrunners in Volleyball and Cross Country. Volleyball: Fifteen students in grades 5-8 made up our JV and Varsity teams this year. Several of our most effective…
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Bringing Learning to Life: Grade 8 Humanities

The Rhoades School has on loan Revolutionary War at Sea Trunks from The Society of the Cincinnati in Washington, DC. The Society of the Cincinnati is the nation’s oldest patriotic organization, founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental Army and their French counterparts who served together in the American…
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The Rhoades School Participates in “Start with Hello” Week

Students at The Rhoades School are participating in “Start With Hello” Week from Monday, September 23-27. Start With Hello Week is a program created by Sandy Hook Promise – a national nonprofit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School…
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Dr. Watts honored to participate for 3rd year in Gilder Lehrman Institute on American History

In June, Julie Watts participated in a Gilder Lehrman seminar on the American Civil War at the University of Virginia led by historian Gary Gallagher. In addition to in-depth lectures and discussions on the causes and consequences of the Civil War, Professor Gallagher led a field trip to explore battle…
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Dr. McDuffie shares expertise on getting students ready for Back to School!

On Saturday, July 27, Dr. McDuffie was interviewed by KUSI Morning News and discussed tips for parents to get students emotionally ready for school and the 4Rs for school readiness. The 4Rs of School Readiness Reading: If it is possible, read with or to your child for 20 minutes per day….
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Rhoades Student selected as Broadcom MASTERS Nominee

Kian Chakamian, recent Rhoades School graduate was selected as a Broadcom MASTERS nominee.  Kian qualified for this honor by competing at the California State Science Fair this past spring.  Only 10% of science fair projects nationwide are selected for this opportunity.  Top prizes include $25,000, trips to STEM summer camps,…
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Middle School campus opens in September 2019

Dear Rhoades School Parents, I am writing to share some exciting news.  The Rhoades School will be “Growing into our Future” as we expand to a second campus in September 2019! Each year, I ask Middle School students what we can do to make their experience at Rhoades better and…
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Words Matter

On April 26, Dr. Adria O’Donnell returned to The Rhoades School for the final Parent Education event of the 2018/2019 school year. Dr. O’Donnell held presentations for both parents and students in grades 4-8 on managing stress and anxiety, and provided tools on how parents can communicate more effectively with…
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