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Look out world for the Class of 2033!

One of my favorite places to visit at Roycemore is our early childhood wing.  There, our Pre-Kindergarten, Junior Kindergarten, and Kindergarten students are developing foundational skills that will serve them well throughout their lives.  They are recognizing connections between cause and effect, they are gaining an appreciation for music and art, they are learning to communicate in a variety of ways with their peers and with adults, and they are...
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In Celebration of Poets and Poetry

Photo of bulletin board by the PK classroom on the ground floor. Inspired by the loveliness of languageThis month we celebrate poetry of all varietySonnet, Narrative, Refrain, LyricHaiku, Pastoral, Ballad or LimerickEach manifestation has devotees in our society Yes, April is National Poetry Month and at Roycemore our teachers and students are enjoying poetry exposure throughout the school.  In library class, Mrs. Fisher is teaching all kinds of poetry to her students....
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Integrity: A Critical Value for our Future

“To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.”  – Confucius Recent news has been full of examples of questionable integrity.   Three alone have received national attention: The college admissions scandalJussie Smollett caseMichael Cohen   Integrity, one of the core values of Roycemore, refers to “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.”  All three of the above are glaring examples of...
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Daring Greatly – The Palio

From the Head of School“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no...
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Expecting and Accepting Mistakes (Part 2)

“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient.”  – Dr. Steve Maraboli Acceptance.  We crave it. We thrive in environments that are accepting.  How consistently do we give ourselves the gift of acceptance?  Do we accept others? In a culture that embraces acceptance, there is greater trust, kindness, forgiveness, and joy. Acceptance fosters compassion and respect, two of our core values at Roycemore.   When...
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Expecting and Accepting Mistakes (Part 1)

“The most important learning is the ability to accept and expect mistakes.”  – Fred Rogers Roycemore School recently partnered with Rotary International, Northwestern University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy to show the film Won’t You Be My Neighbor to the Evanston community.  This was the second time I had seen the film and this time I wrote down a couple of quotes from...
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