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Roycemore in the News

Fox 32 Chicago

August 2020 

Evanston student designs health screening app

“You’ve probably answered health-screening questions before entering a public building. With children returning to school, a new invention makes the process easier and faster.”

Evanston Now

August 2020 

Parents seeking alternative to e-learning

“Sylver and Galvao were happy with Roycemore’s small classes (the school only has 213 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12), and Sylver said she and her husband were “impressed with how Roycemore had thought out” education in a pandemic, with plans to switch to e-learning in case the spread of COVID-19 intensified in the community. In fact, about a quarter of Roycemore’s families have opted for remote learning from the start.”

Chicago Tribune

August 2020 

Some north suburban private schools with in-person classes see enrollment bump as parents ‘figure out the best option for their children’

“At Roycemore School in Evanston, officials will be welcoming 217 students in pre-K through 12th grade for the start of the new school year, Head of School Adrianne Finley Odell said.”

Abilad

August 2020 

My Dream For The World 

“I have a dream as big as a Syrian refugee child would have once dreamt. I have a dream as bold as Martin Luther King Jr once had. I have a dream as simple as what most innocent people hope for. I have a dream that the countries of the world would share a strong bond together, that the planet will be united with no conflicts in doing so. I dream that no-one should be excluded. I dream that peace would spread throughout the world healing the minds of the terrorists that bring terror into the hearts of innocent people.”

Evanston Now 

August 2020 

Local student designs COVID wellness app 

“It started as a summer project. 17-year old Ephriam (“Effie”) Zimmerman, a rising senior at Roycemore School in Evanston, has been designing apps since junior high. He even founded his own company … as a high school freshman..”

Patch

August 2020 

Roycemore debuts new online class options for flexible learning 

“Building on a range of fall enrollment options, Roycemore is opening their online classes to part-time students enrolled at other schools.”

Patch

July 2020 

Virtual Town Halls Scheduled by Roycemore School for July 22 & 23

“Roycemore School has seen an increase in interest by local families seeking on-campus options for next school year.” 

WBEZ  

July 2020 

What Will School Look Like This Fall? That Depends On The School

“Many other schools, like Roycemore, a small independent school in Evanston, are looking at a hybrid model that combines in-person and remote learning. They’re also considering offering online only or in-person only options based on parent preference.” 

Evanston Now  

June 2020 

School leaders react to state reopening guidelines 

“Because Roycemore is small, Odell says they can do more than what state health minimums require.” 

Patch 

June 2020 

Roycemore’s Head of School Shares Campus Re-Entry Plan 

Roycemore plans to offer 3 different enrollment options this fall, along with personal learning plans individualized for each student. 

Evanston Now 

June 2020 

Pandemic alters summer camp plans 

Roycemore, which is offering its Camp Griffin and Inspiration Factory camps, will ask campers to enter through the same door each day. Lunch will take place in individual classrooms instead of the cafeteria, and campers will receive bag lunches instead of hot meals as usual.

Courtesy & photo Illustration of Emma Ruck

The Daily Northwestern

May 2020 

In-person camps prepare for a socially distant summer

Evanston’s Roycemore School has already developed a COVID-19 task force, where officials weigh parent feedback and safety guidelines to develop programming.

Evanston Chamber of Commerce 

April 2020 

Water Cooler chat with Adrianne Finley Odell

Life has changed for our students during this shelter in place. In this episode of the #WaterCoolerChats, Annette Patko owner of Bordeaux Studio checked in with Adrianne Finley Odell Head of School for Roycemore. Roycemore School has come up with many creative ways to be in contact with their students. Have you seen our other ‘water cooler’ chat interviews? We enjoy checking in with our Evanston community of business owners, email us at info@evchamber.com to request a spot.

Patch

April 2020 

Roycemore Faculty “Go The Distance” with Remote Instruction 

After the sudden closing of Chicago private and public schools, leaving a couple of days to plan for remote learning, Roycemore School faculty were already uniquely prepared to shift to a customized and flexible instruction style. Their transition was seamless when it began on March 17.

Chicago Parent 

March 2020 

How Gen Z Learns 

“Roycemore School in Evanston has always prided itself on personalized learning… ” 

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Patch

February 2020

Roycemore School lets high school students experience college

“One of the most interesting of those opportunities is Roycemore’s NU Option program.”

Evanston Now 

January 2020

Roycemore’s Short Term Lets Students Study what They Love

“Students are given the opportunity to do an intensive study on a topic that is of particular interest to them. ” 

Courtesy of Pitch Perfect PR

Chicago Reader

January 2020

What Turns Kids Punk? 

“Verböten also played basement parties, a dance at Roycemore, and a battle of the bands at New Trier overloaded with Rush cover bands.” 

Chicago Parent 

November 2019

 

Not by Rote: 6 ways Schools are Moving Beyond the Test

 

“‘When students have (power) over their learning, it is deeper and longer lasting,’ says Adrianne Finley Odell.” 

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Evanston Now

November 2019 

Roycemore Hosts a ‘Creative Jam’ 

“A tournament-style event that challenges students to prototype a software design solution for a real-world problem.”

The Nonprofit Growth Show 

November 2019 

Sara McGuire at Roycemore School 

“When I started here at Roycemore, we had the annual fundraiser event. At the end of it, we did something I never have done before, a paddle raise. We start at the $5,000 level and people raise their paddles, and as we get going further down, and more and more people are raising their paddles. We get to $100 level and I look around the room and the entire faculty body that’s there is raising their paddles. It was this huge moment of, ‘I’m in a place where everyone is all in, and it was this overwhelming sense of belonging and community in that moment…’ ”

Evanston Chamber of Commerce 

November 2019

Meet Roycemore’s Head of School, Adrianne Finley Odell

“Roger Sosa our Executive Director sat down with Adrianne Finley Odell this week in an interview about the Roycemore school.” 

Photo by Heidi Randhava

Evanston Round Table

October 2019 

Kids’ Guernica, a Message of Peace at Roycemore 

“Roycemore School in Evanston is among the schools that are participating in the project by creating murals on “Guernica” size canvases…”