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February 2021

Month

With high temperatures getting up to 40 degrees this week, it has many of us thinking of spring and some of us already dreaming about summer! This is especially true for our new Roycemore Summer Camp Directors Dr. Luke Berryman and Both Long. You know Luke as our Gifted Coordinator and Both as our Athletic...
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Freedom Riders
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” —Nelson Mandela This summer will mark 60 years since Freedom Riders, adopting pacifist techniques Mohandas Ghandi used in India, challenged segregation on interstate buses in the Deep South that...
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Roycemore Griffin
On Saturday night, master stone carver Pawel Nawrocki rested, satisfied with his creation after a year of artistry and sweat. As Pawel finished installing his Griffin sculpture in its place of honor, I could see the unmistakable emotion on his face, even from behind his mask. This was a very personal project for Pawel, father...
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Yesterday I had the good fortune to receive the Covid-19 vaccine as part of the State of Illinois 1b vaccination phase that includes school employees. Some of our teachers have already received their first dose as well. A number of others have appointments for this week. If someone had told me last January that in...
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