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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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Dear Roycemore Families, On Monday morning after arriving at the school, I discovered that there was a hole in the window of our library at Roycemore.  Looking more closely I assessed that it was likely a bullet hole as there were also holes going in and out of one of the blue awnings on our...
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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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