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Adrianne Finley Odell

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This past week has been tough for our country.  Fears related to the spread of the coronavirus have created great turbulence in the stock market as well as in our minds as we assess just how much of an impact the virus will have on our lives.  In times of uncertainty, and in situations where...
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Photo Credit: Andy Kelly on Unsplash In 1950, Alan Turing, a British mathematician and computer scientist, wrote an article, Computing and Machinery Intelligence, that questioned what it would mean for machines to think.  He proposed a test whereby someone asks a question and it is answered by a computer in another room. The proposal was...
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Dog just barfed on the carpet.Little Dalia is having a temper tantrum.Oatmeal got burnt while tending to the first two.Then forty-five minutes late to work because of all of these.Breathe.  Deep. Breaths. What makes us human is that we all have experiences that test us.  We also all have power to choose our response. And...
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Walking home from a weekend exercise class this mid-February morning, the sun was shining brightly and felt warmer than the 24 degrees that showed on my phone app. Snow still covered the grass and sidewalks, capturing the sunlight and reflecting it back on my face.  I felt a smile come to me that spread across...
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“I’m able to be myself.  I’m comfortable here, and I get to be– me,” said Nina in Roycemore’s new video, I am an IndividualThe video highlights our students and the ways they are able to be an individual at Roycemore.  Providing an environment where young people can truly be themselves– has long been part of...
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“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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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