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Omega Lock In – Astronomy and Myth

The Astronomy Unit On Thursday, October 20th, the Omega class had a Lock-In at Rainbow – but this event might be better-called a Lock-Out because the event was in honor of their current unit. One Omega teacher, Jason, helped students discover constellations, planets, and other mysteries in the sky. Students […]

Third grade at the pantry. Photo courtesy of Jodi Ford at Children First.

Thanksgiving Food Drive – Grateful for our RCS Donations!

The Third Grade Huskies held a Thanksgiving Food Drive for Children First, a local organization that is dedicated with empowering and advocating for children and adults who face poverty. RCS has teamed up with Children First on projects throughout the year and the third grade has done the food drive […]

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Celebrations, Plays, and Events Galore!

RCS Students Engaged in So Many Activities! If you were on campus this past Wednesday, then  you’d know that we were bustling with so many events centered around experiential education and holistic learning. First Grade Then first grade was hosting the Cold Mountain Cloggers. They have been studying a unit […]

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Rainbow Community School Book Fair

Rainbow Community School is once again hosting a Scholastic book fair! It will be in the RCS auditorium (60 State Street entrance). The book fair features the latest and most popular titles for children. Get your Santa list checked off. Or, you can help stock classroom libraries. Did you know […]

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Puppeteer Hobey Ford Presents Animalia

Hobey Ford at Rainbow Community School Fantastical characters and sound effects. Incredible stories, puppets and sound effects. All this and more if you come see Hobey Ford! It’s Saturday, February 28 at 3:30 pm. We’ll start with a sing-a-long with Sue Ford. Doors open at 3. There will be kids’ […]

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The RCS First Annual Art Show

Rainbow Community’s Artist Reception Food. Wine. Jazzy music. Great conversation. Fabulous art. The First Annual RCS Art Show was a hit! Lots of local and regional artists’ work were in the show and the school created an art page for the artwork. The page will remain active on Rainbow’s website […]

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