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2007-02-20 15:01:03

Rock Creek International School's Board of Trustees today named Dr. Peter R. Greer as Head of the School. Dr. Greer comes to RCIS from the largest independent day school in New Jersey, The Montclair Kimberley Academy, where he served as Headmaster for thirteen years. Dr. Greer will begin his responsibilities immediately. A former Dean of Boston University and senior Presidential Appointee at the Department of Education, Dr. Greer's reputation is that of a curriculum innovator who...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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