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Fortis et Prudens Simul

Roycemore School’s motto, fortis et prudens simul,  which is Latin for “strength and careful judgment together”, goes back to Roycemore’s beginnings.  The motto actually came from the Royce family, from which Roycemore’s name originates, and this motto is as relevant for us today as it was back in 1915. Let’s first consider what it means to be “strong.” When one thinks of the word “strong,” it can be thought of...
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Grow Up!

“Growing up doesn’t stop until you reach your final resting place.”  -Viola Davis, from her speech at the NAIS Annual Conference, Long Beach, March 5, 2019 Thousands of independent school teachers, administrators, and board members were packed into the convention center at the NAIS Annual Conference last March to hear the opening speaker, Anderson Cooper, but they were surprised to learn of a last-minute conflict that left them with actress...
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Inundated

It’s staggering.  This year, every minute of every day: 188 million emails are sentOver 18 million texts are sentOver 4.5 million YouTube videos are viewedNearly 4.5 million Google searches are conducted The statistics in the graph above were compiled by Domo from multiple sources to demonstrate the incredible volume of data that is generated in our world today.  This is the world our children live in– the world of big...
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Leadership

“Leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves. Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals.” -Unknown “You can do it!  You’ve got this! That’s it!” I could hear the voices of Roycemore Middle School students calling out to their classmates as they ascended the rock wall or the pole to reach the zip line at Camp Henry Horner this past week.  Students were...
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Kindness

“Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.” From WONDER By R. J. Palacio  Throughout Roycemore School, we have been having conversations with students about the importance of kindness.  This is not only valuable to create a positive environment at school but it makes a difference individually for students.  Studies have shown that being kind actually increases...
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You are Beautiful!

It was great to see so many families join us for Miniature School night last Thursday.  We have welcomed 63 new students to our school this year and they are all getting settled into their routines at Roycemore.  At many schools, Miniature School night is known as “Back-to-School Night” so in homage to our parents coming “Back-to-School” they had the opportunity to hear what their children heard during our opening...
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