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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 […]

Competence is a Byproduct of Confidence

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 […]

The Power of Community

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 […]

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 […]

In Celebration of Poets and Poetry

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 […]

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 scandal Jussie Smollett case Michael Cohen   Integrity, one of the core values of Roycemore, refers to “the quality of being […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Beauty of Betweeness

In an interview with psychiatrist and author, Ian McGilchrist, on the podcast The Hidden Brain, Shankar Vedantam talks with McGilchrist about why the brain is divided in half and some of the age-old questions related to the left brain versus the right brain.  In the interview, Gilchrist talks about “betweenness,” in reference to music: “A […]