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If you aren’t already aware, the Roycemore School Class of 2019 is a remarkable group of individuals.  They are characterized both by their areas of commonality and their areas of individuality.  They are one of our larger graduating classes and yet they are a pretty close-knit group of students.  As close as they are, they...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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“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...
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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;...
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