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Kati, Class of 2019 : University of Pennsylvania

University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA Kati just finished her first semester at Ivy League University of Pennsylvania, where she reports that she has played intramural volleyball and joined a theatre company called “Singers” that staged a reimagined production of Into the Woods set in a junkyard. Kati shares that Penn classes are taught by amazing professors, and she is taking a small freshman seminar on 21st Century Autobiography which requires speaking...
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Creativity Takes Courage

“Creativity Takes Courage.”  These words from artist Henri Matisse are full of wisdom.  Great artists have long understood that in order to produce their very best work, they must be vulnerable.  They must be willing to go places inside themselves, sometimes to allow themselves to feel feelings that are a bit uncomfortable. Over the weekend I attended a new musical- VerbӦten.  The music and lyrics were written by Roycemore alumnus,...
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The Power of Youth Ideas, Leadership and Passion

January was a time when our young people at Roycemore were immersed in learning.  Our Upper School students participated in a variety of January Short Term (JST) projects during this three-week period when all classes were suspended and students worked on their individual or group projects.  Our Middle School students engaged in Experience Week last week when all Middle School classes were suspended and the students worked on their P3...
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Listen When it is Hard

Last Thursday during our professional development time, the Roycemore faculty participated in a webinar offered by the Independent School Association of Central States (ISACS) on “Tools for Having Courageous Conversations Around Race, Culture & Beliefs” by Homa Tavanger.  The webinar was one of several activities that the faculty are participating in this year as part of our commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion at Roycemore. We will be continuing...
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Be a Rainbow in Somebody’s Cloud

Poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou was fond of saying, “Be a rainbow in somebody’s cloud.” Over the weekend, following my sharing of news to the community of the health issues of our long-time teacher and colleague, Mrs. Wunder, I received an outpouring of support from students, parents, alumni, and parents of alumni– all who felt compelled to reach out to show the love to Mrs. Wunder...
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Potential

What does it take to reach one’s true potential?  How would you know if you have reached yours? Can you know? Maybe not, however, you can commit to personal growth in a variety of aspects.  Just as in physical fitness, as soon as you reach one level of fitness and muscle strength, you have to work hard to maintain it, and extra hard to reach a new level of fitness...
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