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February 2020

Month

Dog just barfed on the carpet.Little Dalia is having a temper tantrum.Oatmeal got burnt while tending to the first two.Then forty-five minutes late to work because of all of these.Breathe.  Deep. Breaths. What makes us human is that we all have experiences that test us.  We also all have power to choose our response. And...
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Who’s Who at Roycemore: Dr. Theodora Franck In room 232 of the Upper School, you may find nine Roycemore Upper School students silently writing, heads bowed over their desks, eyes focused on their laptops. Instructor Dori Franck is teaching Movies and Foodies, a short course Roycemore offers during the January Short Term (JST). She devotes...
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Walking home from a weekend exercise class this mid-February morning, the sun was shining brightly and felt warmer than the 24 degrees that showed on my phone app. Snow still covered the grass and sidewalks, capturing the sunlight and reflecting it back on my face.  I felt a smile come to me that spread across...
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Student Profile:Rachel, Upper SchoolClass of 2020 The math class at Northwestern University looks like any other. Students enter singly or in pairs, take a seat, and wait for the Professor to start his lecture. They are here to take Single-Variable Integral Calculus. No one notices that among the college students is an Upper School student:...
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Who’s Who at Roycemore: Stefanie Rivera The career paths might seem unrelated: actor and English teacher. But these two vocations have merged twice in Stefanie Rivera’s career as an educator. She graduated from Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre and acted professionally for five years. She always had an interest in teaching and...
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“I’m able to be myself.  I’m comfortable here, and I get to be– me,” said Nina in Roycemore’s new video, I am an IndividualThe video highlights our students and the ways they are able to be an individual at Roycemore.  Providing an environment where young people can truly be themselves– has long been part of...
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University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaign, IL Daria has continued pursuing her interests in math and music at UIUC and credits Roycemore for uniquely preparing her for college, especially the opportunity to take classes at Northwestern during high school as part of our “Northwestern Option.” She is a member of a student club in the UIUC...
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Colby CollegeWaterville, Maine Riley spent his first semester abroad at prestigious Colby College as part of their foreign language program. Initially unsure how his own language preparation in high school would compare to the rest of the group, he found that he was one of the strongest speakers. As a freshman at the Universite de...
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University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA Kati just finished her first semester at Ivy League University of Pennsylvania, where she reports that she has played intramural volleyball and joined a theatre company called “Singers” that staged a reimagined production of Into the Woods set in a junkyard. Kati shares that Penn classes are taught by amazing professors,...
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“Creativity Takes Courage.”  These words from artist Henri Matisse are full of wisdom.  Great artists have long understood that in order to produce their very best work, they must be vulnerable.  They must be willing to go places inside themselves, sometimes to allow themselves to feel feelings that are a bit uncomfortable. Over the weekend...
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