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Adrianne Finley Odell

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Recently I was given a book as a farewell gift from a Roycemore faculty member who was relocating to another state.  As she suspected, it was a great read for me and I introduced an exercise in the book to our faculty. The book is Culture Code by Dan Coyle.  This past summer Roycemore faculty...
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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...
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“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,...
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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...
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“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...
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“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...
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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...
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Noun: (Min-EE-a-CHur) a thing that is much smaller than normal, especially a small replica or model. This Thursday night is Miniature School night at Roycemore, however, other than shortened schedules, there will be nothing SMALL about this night.  Many schools call this night, “Back-to-School Night.” It is an opportunity for parents and guardians to visit Roycemore...
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One of the Back-to-School rituals is for students and teachers to share with each other highlights from how they spent their summer. This past week I shared with faculty and new families about the great opportunity to play Grandma over the summer! This is Luca! He lives in Europe with his mom and dad. Papa (Grandpa) and...
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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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