Merriam-Webster English Language Learners Definition:a person who is different from other people in an appealing or interesting way: not like others: new, different, and appealing This is a big week at Roycemore.  The last week of classes for the 2018-19 school year.  There are many celebrations of accomplishments for the year, including our Lower School Culmination Night, Middle School Awards & 8th Grade Graduation and the 102nd Commencement Exercises to...
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From Geoffrey Mark, Class of 1985 Roycemore’s 2019 Distinguished Alumnus

I graduated from Roycemore in 1985. I’ve treasured my time there ever since. For the next five years, I looked for a major at USC. Classical Music Composition eventually won, after I tried Mathematics and Computer Science. I volunteered at the student radio station, eventually becoming Program Director. I worked in the Drama Department from Sophomore year on, building and demolishing sets, and running sounds and lights. I wrote symphonies...
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From Kabul, Afghanistan to Evanston, Illinois: How One Student Defied the Odds to Succeed at Roycemore School

Statistics on education remain difficult to gather in Afghanistan due to widespread barriers surrounding data collection, but a recent estimate suggests that less than 10 percent of students pursue an education until grade 12, and that of the students who choose to study abroad, only about three percent end up in the United States. From the beginning of his journey to seek an education outside of Kabul, Afghanistan, the odds...
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Over Mother’s Day weekend I traveled to Columbus, Ohio to spend the weekend with my mom.  She picked me up from the airport and our first stop was my favorite donut shop, Resch’s Bakery on Livingston Ave.  Their donut holes and stick donuts just melt in my mouth and I have never found a better donut. From there we drove past the home where I first lived after I was...
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Competence is a Byproduct of Confidence

Tonight Roycemore will be hosting author, Michael Delman, as he shares with our community thoughts from his book “Your Kid’s Gonna Be Okay: A Guide to Raising Competent and Confident Kids.” In his book, (available for purchase) Delman writes about the importance of executive function skills and how parents and teachers can help cultivate them in children. He describes executive function skills as “Certain mental processes (that) are imperative to...
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The Power of Community

On Saturday evening Roycemore School welcomed 180 guests to “April in Paris,” a fundraising auction and dinner, to support scholarships and financial aid at Roycemore.  The energy in the building was electric as we welcomed many alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, current parents, trustees, faculty, former faculty and many friends to join together on a mission-focused evening to support Roycemore’s long-standing commitment to economic diversity at the school. “Community,” one...
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