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Elon Collins considers Farm & Wilderness

Unlike most teenagers, I was never enticed by the idea of dirt, cabins, lakes and camp fires. Summer camp and sleepaway camp alike, were never on my mind, despite my peer’s eager countdown to the first day of camp by early May. I suppose I found being away and out of my element for as […]

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Parents have Hot Spots & Questions. Feedback & Answers Here.

    It was standing room only for many of the workshops at the RIISE Parent Power Conference last month. The workshops were presented by incredibly generous parents along with administrators, faculty, and thought leaders around the ins and outs of the recruitment process; what it takes to stick it out and flourish at an […]

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Grand Slam – Justin Aguirre!

Got to give him his props! Justin Aguirre is just about to graduate from Riverdale’s Lower School and plays baseball for The Exclusives, sponsored by Sotheby’s. In addition to moving up to the middle school, Justin has something else to brag about. And, if he doesn’t, trust me his mom, my girl, Gina A., will! […]

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Gong Xi Fa Cai – Celebrating Chinese New Year!

  A couple of things are coming to mind as this blog is being posted. We had a great time celebrating the Chinese New Year with fellow RCS parents. The International Parents Committee did a great job and we thank Mingyuan & Shanming for hosting. Best Chinese food ever-delish!!! We practiced Mandarin in between bites. […]

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House Divided, A Poem…tx Jonina for sharing!

Thank you Jonina Herter, Early Learning Educator – RCS, for sharing this beautiful and powerful poem with RIISE.   House Divided by Kyle Dargan         On a railroad car in your America, I made the acquaintance of a man who sang a life-song with these lyrics: “Do whatever you can/ to avoid […]

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RIISE Spotlight: Liz Fernandez – Latina On The Move!

NHLI Board President, Marieli Colón Padilla and Liz Fernandez You may know her. She is fiercely committed to her family, her students, and her heritage. And, many more will get to know and benefit from the leadership and vision of Liz Fernandez! Liz is on the move and on the rise. As a Latina, Liz […]

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