McCain Field – a new, heated Turf means year round play!
It’s no stretch to say that our Turf, McCain Field, is loved by our students. Thanks to the generosity of our community, the Turf has undergone a transformation. Over the summer, the old turf was replaced – after a decade of hosting lots and lots of fun and games, it was time. The new surface is heated! And, that means this popular coming-together spot on campus can be used all year long. The turf is a central feature of our Physical & Health Education Program, our outdoor teaching and training activities, and is simply an important all-school gathering spot, as any visit during recess reveals.
Belonging – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
RSGC is unwavering in our commitment to creating a more equitable and inclusive educational experience for all, of being a school where everyone feels they belong. This is central to our guarantee of ‘known and loved.’ Your support of the Annual Giving Fund is critical in this pursuit. Your donations help us provide diversity, equity and inclusion training for teachers and staff; training that encompasses a full suite of DEI strategies, including the building of inclusive and supportive learning environments; tailoring methodologies to individual students’ needs; enhancing cultural competence and sensitivity; and contributing to broader societal goals, such as strength through diversity, and social justice. Over the past year, along with added DEI resources provided to support teachers, our senior administration continued with equity coaching, and our faculty and staff received DEI-specific professional development sessions.
Other School Enhancements
Using annual funds to acquire a 3D printer for the Junior School allows us to enrich our programming and extend learning opportunities for all students. This technology will engage students in coding and design activities, fostering creativity and essential digital skills.
It promotes hands-on STEM learning, critical thinking, and problem solving. This initiative not only benefits current students but also prepares future generations for the challenges of the modern world, highlighting our commitment to a well-rounded education.
Collaborating with Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs, a renowned education leader, we continue to enhance our campus learning spaces by incorporating breakout areas with comfortable seating. These redesigned spaces are intended to facilitate small group work and collaboration, aligning with 21st-century teaching and learning approaches.