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“Creativity Takes Courage.”  These words from artist Henri Matisse are full of wisdom.  Great artists have long understood that in order to produce their very best work, they must be vulnerable.  They must be willing to go places inside themselves, sometimes to allow themselves to feel feelings that are a bit uncomfortable. Over the weekend...
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Creativity.  Persuasion.  Collaboration.  Adaptability. Time Management.   According to LinkedIn Learning, these are the top five “soft” skills most in demand by companies right now.  Similarly, the orld Economic Forum has identifiedmany of these skills, including creativity, as a growing part of the core skill requirements for many industries today and in the years ahead.  Why Creativity?...
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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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Graduates, professors, family and friends. Graduation speeches such as this are usually filled with advice to the newly matriculated. Advice coming from experiences and adventures enjoyed so far in the past that they have little bearing on what these young people here today might be facing. So, today, I’m not going to do that. Instead,...
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Roycemore was lucky to have two very bright and articulate students speak at the Middle School Awards and 8th Grade Graduation. With poise and humor, they made us laugh and cry while they reflected on their time here at Roycemore and what it is like to be a Middle School Griffin. Please enjoy these excerpts...
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Good afternoon. Today we celebrate the class of 2019. This is it. The time when 2019 becomes an actual year and end date rather than a name for our class. We’re getting ready to leave each other and enter the next stage of our lives. While sitting down to write this speech, the only word...
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Students and alumni find many ways to thank teachers for the life-changing work that they do.  In 1993, Edith-Marie Appleton from the Class of 1937 thanked her former teacher and close friend in a remarkable way.  She gave $1 million to honor Elinor Rice Fuchs and now every year Roycemore names one faculty member as...
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We are excited to announce that beginning with our summer programs in June, we will be working with a new foodservice provider: HandCut Foods. After more than a year of research and with input from a variety of Roycemore community members, we are confident that Chicago-based HandCut Foods will provide us with a well-balanced meal...
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Clark J. Daggett, Interim Headmaster August 30, 2016 I want to take a few minutes to share some thoughts with you that, I hope, will prove meaningful as we begin this school year together. Why are we here? Roughly 300—students, faculty, staff—will gather each day for the next nine or 10 months for one reason only:...
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Clark J. Daggett, Interim Headmaster July 1, 2016 As my tenure as Interim Headmaster begins, I have a keen sense of excitement, anticipation, and gratitude. My excitement comes from the prospect of spending each day in such a vibrant, nurturing school dedicated to the growth and development of each student. Such deep commitment is not...
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