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This week we take a closer look at the concept of Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, as part of the trio of key tenets of Roycemore’s Portrait of a Graduate. First popularized by Daniel Goleman, internationally renowned psychologist and author, emotional intelligence has been identified as an important ability that is critical to reaching the highest...
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Roycemore’s newly unveiled Portrait of a Graduate serves as the guiding vision for our student’s educational experience. With the three key tenets of Scholarship, Citizenship, and Emotional Intelligence, the portrait emphasizes the skills and habits of mind that we believe are essential for young people to possess to achieve success in a rapidly changing and...
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Last week, Roycemore unveiled our Portrait of a Graduate, which now serves as the vision for our student’s educational experience. Roycemore’s Portrait of a Graduate identifies the skills and habits of mind that we believe are essential for young people to possess to achieve success in a rapidly changing and complex world. The Portrait of...
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I am excited to share with you today the product of excellent work created by a cross-section of our community including students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents of alumni, led by our Upper School Head, Mrs. Stefanie Rivera. This group was charged with an important task, to develop Roycemore’s Portrait of a Graduate. The Portrait...
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To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour. —William Blake “Auguries of Innocence” Chapter 3 of the book, The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life, by Parker J. Palmer...
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With high temperatures getting up to 40 degrees this week, it has many of us thinking of spring and some of us already dreaming about summer! This is especially true for our new Roycemore Summer Camp Directors Dr. Luke Berryman and Both Long. You know Luke as our Gifted Coordinator and Both as our Athletic...
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“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” —Nelson Mandela This summer will mark 60 years since Freedom Riders, adopting pacifist techniques Mohandas Ghandi used in India, challenged segregation on interstate buses in the Deep South that...
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On Saturday night, master stone carver Pawel Nawrocki rested, satisfied with his creation after a year of artistry and sweat. As Pawel finished installing his Griffin sculpture in its place of honor, I could see the unmistakable emotion on his face, even from behind his mask. This was a very personal project for Pawel, father...
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Yesterday I had the good fortune to receive the Covid-19 vaccine as part of the State of Illinois 1b vaccination phase that includes school employees. Some of our teachers have already received their first dose as well. A number of others have appointments for this week. If someone had told me last January that in...
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I don’t know about you but I have found myself using the word “unprecedented” more in the last ten months than I ever did before. In fact, “unprecedented” has almost become cliché from overuse in recent times. The last ten months of pandemic upheaval, racial discord, and political battles have likely felt more like years...
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