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April 2022

Month

It truly was a celebration! With upbeat music playing over the loudspeaker, students from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade processed into the MPR on Friday morning taking their seats on the floor, the first time the whole school had gathered as a community since the start of the pandemic. Lower School students began to clap in...
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Roycemore School recently held its annual Celebration of Dedication and Excellence, a tradition started by the Board of Trustees, that honors the dedicated faculty, staff, and volunteers of the Roycemore community. One of the awards given out at the celebration is the Patti Goldstein Memorial Volunteer. The 2021-2022 Volunteer of the Year was awarded to...
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Roycemore School recently held its annual Celebration of Dedication and Excellence, a tradition started by the Board of Trustees, that honors the dedicated faculty, staff, and volunteers of the Roycemore community.   One of the awards given out at the ceremony is the Thomas J. Ellis Community Service Award. The award was named in honor...
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Meet Sara McGuire, Director of Development and Yearbook Co-Sponsor! Sara has served as the Director of Development for Roycemore since April of 2017, however, she has been in fundraising for the better part of the last 21 years, between writing and directing plays, raising kids, and leading troops of Girl Scouts. Philanthropy and service have...
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Roycemore School and Northwestern University Center for Talent Development (CTD) Chinese Language and Culture Program Have you ever wondered about the benefits of learning the Chinese language?  When reflecting on options for fulfilling your high school world language requirement, you might immediately think of Spanish, French, or one of the other languages that originated in...
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“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” — Nelson Mandela Roycemore’s mission includes inspiring students to “live courageously.” Indeed, to reach our highest and best potential we must demonstrate courage...
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Meet Courtney Barlow, Physical Education and Spanish Teacher, and Basketball Coach “Coach B.” joined the Roycemore team in 2021. Courtney is originally from California, where she received her B.S. in Kinesiology and Teaching Certification in Physical Education from San Diego Christian College. Courtney was a dual-sport athlete in high school and college playing both volleyball...
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What might we learn from this Japanese philosophy to strengthen our parenting skills? Being a parent these days can be hard. There are so many things to consider. We all want to do the right thing by our children and their lives are so different than our own childhood was. We need all the help we can...
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Meet Elizabeth Shutters, Director of Curriculum and Innovation! Since joining the Roycemore team in 2006 as a Technology Coordinator and math teacher, Beth has taken on several different roles before arriving at the role of Director of Curriculum and Innovation. Previously, she was a high school math teacher in Chicago. Though her title has changed,...
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Something special happened on campus yesterday. Something that we would have taken for granted just two and a half years ago. For the first time since early 2020, all Roycemore middle and upper school students gathered together in the Joseph Becker Gymnasium for a community meeting/ pep rally! We came together on the first day of the...
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