Volume 18 | January 26, 2020
Upper School News
Hello Upper School Families - 

WOW! I am so impressed with the accomplishments of our students during JST. From observing surgeries to up-cycling used clothing, from visiting museums to interviewing diplomats, from taking a deep dive into African- American Literature to creating a personalized health and exercise program...these students have done tremendous work. My pride is endless. That said, I am thoroughly excited for students to return to these overly quiet halls. It was a long break, and I am sure we are all ready to get back in the swing of things with a great start to second semester. I look forward to watching our students continue to shine as the year progresses!  Please see below for upcoming events.

JST Expo and State of the School Address: Thursday 1/30, 6-8pm
Please come join us for a look at the wonderful JST projects students participated in! This is truly one of my favorite events of the year and all are welcome. Additionally, you will hear from Adrianne Finley Odell, Head of School and Tom Ellis, Board Chair, about all the exciting programs that are happening in our school, including a preview of upcoming innovations for the 2020-2021 school year. Should you need it, childcare will be available.

Murder on the Orient Express-Auditions and Rehearsals
Auditions for this year's Spring Play,  Murder on the Orient Express , will take place on Monday right after school in the MPR. After that, rehearsals run after school through Feb. 22nd. We only have a few weeks to get this show up, so it is very important students make themselves available for all rehearsal times.  

Admissions Morning, Tuesday 1/28, 8:30-10:30am
Roycemore will be holding an Admissions Morning on Tuesday. Please share with anyone who has expressed interest in Roycemore. A special Upper School panel will be held during the event so that prospective families can hear directly from students on what the Upper School experience is like at Roycemore.

Chess Winners!
We are excited to announce that Roycemore School won  1st PLACE TEAM amongst all the  U1200-Rated players  on Jan 12th, 2020, at the 131st Kumbaya Chess Tournament at Niles North High School.  We are so proud of all the students that participated in the event, and also had several individual players that were recognized with individual trophies.

  • The team members for U1200-rated from Roycemore School: Daniel Black (10th) and Franklin Godinho (3rd)

Congratulations to the participating players and the entire school chess team!

Please see below for important reminders:)

Yours Truly,
Stefanie Rivera
Upper School Division Head


Roycemore's Literary Magazine
Enjoy writing? Calling all writers to submit to our first ever literary magazine! Please see this link for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities!
Interested in helping us out? Feel free to sign up to volunteer via this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4baba72ea3ff2-20192020

Loaner Chromebooks
There are a very limited number of Chromebooks available for students to use if their personal devices are not working. Please return immediately when finished. Thanks!

Snow Days
For school closures or schedule changes due to weather, texts and emails will be used to notify families and faculty/staff. Alternatively, you can visit the WGN emergency school closing site.

If you know your student will be absent on an upcoming day due to a medical appointment, college visit or other needed reason, please be sure to email: attendance@roycemoreschool.org. Students who will miss school should also take a form to their teachers for signatures and to get information on any classes they will miss. Forms are available in the Upper School office.