(RUMSON, NJ – January 20, 2017) About 150 students and their families put on their best detective caps to explore the historic halls of The Rumson Country Day School at a 90th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt hosted on campus Friday night. Their mission: follow clues to discover significant landmarks and complete tasks that represent 90 years of RCDS history.


Participants swapped the traditional gumshoe magnifying glass for the GooseChase Scavenger Hunt App to track down clues. The app allowed teams to capture live photos and videos as they worked together to unlock pieces of RCDS history.


“Scavenger hunts are good old-fashion fun. We thought the event was a great way to celebrate our history and to strengthen the bond among our RCDS family,” said Casey McChesney, the facilitator of the evening.


“Tonight, I learned that you have to work together to get things right,” fourth grader Emily Ryan reflected. Emily’s teamwork skills proved successful as her team, Fantastic4Forever, was the second team among 37 to complete all of the assigned tasks. Team Braden1234 clutched first place for bragging rights.


“I’m glad that we’re students at RCDS during the 90th Anniversary. We get to take part in the celebration and learn a lot about our school," Emily’s teammate Mia Masserio remarked. "Tonight, I learned that RCDS has had many different headmasters. One year, there were six students in the graduating class. It’s cool to see how our school has grown.”


Kelly Mariano enjoyed spending the evening with her daughter Nicole, a first grader at RCDS. “We had an awesome time tonight,” she said. “The Scavenger Hunt gave us the opportunity to work together as a family.”


RCDS’s milestone birthday marks 90 years of providing students from all communities with a dynamic, challenging academic experience and recognizes the progress made since its founding. The school doors opened in the fall of 1926, with 23 pupils and a faculty of eight. Today, RCDS boasts an impressive faculty of 77 and 430 students. The staff continues the school’s mission to nourish academic excellence while maintaining a fun and engaging environment. RCDS kicked off their 90th Birthday with a Picnic earlier this fall. The Scavenger Hunt is the second of several events to commemorate the 90th Anniversary. Stay tuned for more events to come.


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25 Jan 2017