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RCDS GRADS ARE A CLASS ACT

RCDS GradPress release from Rumson Country Day School

It was a beautiful, sunny day for The Rumson Country Day School’s eighth grade Class of 2014, as they arrived on the RCDS campus on June 6 for their Upper School Graduation. The 49 boys and girls came to school one last time dressed as every RCDS graduate before them — in navy jackets, white slacks and ties for the boys, and beautiful, long white gowns for the girls — but this ceremony was the second time the Class of 2014 gathered as a group that day.

Earlier that morning, the boys and girls participated in the annual Class Day, a longstanding and much anticipated tradition where RCDS students come to school on the last day dressed in formal dress code. Students were seated by class grade in the gymnasium with eighth graders being in the first row, seventh graders in the second, all the way to the Beginners (Kindergarten) in the last row. After a formal acknowledgement of their hard work by Headmaster Chad Small, each moved up a row to signify their promotion to the next grade. This year, Headmaster Small — who completes his final year at RCDS this month — became an honorary eighth grader and recessed down the center aisle for the last time. The school also honored (and surprised) Mr. Small with a moving video that celebrated his remarkable run as the school’s Head Gator for the past 25 years.

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RCDS: SMALL BEGINNINGS, BIG ACHIEVEMENTS

rcdsNick Dawes of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is the celebrity guest auctioneer at a gala for the Rumson Country Day School’s Horizons Rumson program, scheduled for November 2 at Rumson Country Club.

Press release from Rumson Country Day School

On Saturday, November 2, Horizons Rumson will celebrate 18 years of providing local at-risk students with summer academic and recreational enrichment at the Rumson Country Day School (RCDS), thanks to the vision of RCDS Headmaster Chad Small.  Themed Small Beginnings…Broader Horizons, the Gala event, co-chaired by Maggie Riker and Lynn Spector, will honor Chad Small and his wife Susan for his leadership role in founding the program.

Held at the Rumson Country Club, the evening will feature dinner, dancing and a live auction run by celebrity auctioneer Nick Dawes, of PBS’ Antiques Roadshow.  All proceeds will benefit the Horizons Student Enrichment Program, which strives to overcome the educational achievement gap through summer educational opportunities for low-income children, primarily from Red Bank.

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