Volume 23 | February 11, 2020
Roycemore School Weekly Newsletter
From The Head of School
I am an Individual

By: Adrianne Finley Odell
“I’m able to be myself. I’m comfortable here, and I get to be-- me,” said Nina in Roycemore’s new video, I am an Individual . The video highlights our students and the ways they are able to be an individual at Roycemore. Providing an environment where young people can truly be themselves-- has long been part of our culture. You might wonder how that works when we also have community as one of our core values? Well, we strive to make Roycemore a community of individuals. A place where students can be themselves. Where students respect and celebrate the diversity of their classmates.

There is great power in being able to be an individual. Frankly, most of us spend our whole lives on a path of discovery-- to “find ourselves.” We learn who we are and what we are capable of by having opportunities to try new things in an accepting and safe environment. When we feel that we will be accepted regardless of our background, we step powerfully into ourselves, and we can, likewise, fully embrace and appreciate others...
Coming Up on the Calendar
  • Tuesday, February 11th - CANCELLED - Middle School Outing, Stay tuned for a new date.
  • Wednesday, February 12th - Middle School Tour (For new and current families), 8:30-10:00am
  • Thursday, February 13th - FREE Yoga at Roycemore, 5:00pm
  • Friday, February 14th - NO SCHOOL, Professional Development Day
  • Monday, February 17th - NO SCHOOL, Presidents Day
  • Thursday, February 20th - FREE Yoga at Roycemore, 5:00pm
  • Thursday, February 27th - Lower and Middle School Conferences, 2:30pm
  • Thursday, February 27th - FREE Yoga at Roycemore, 5:00pm
  • Friday, February 28th - NO SCHOOL for Lower and Middle School Only (No EDP)
  • Friday, February 28th - Lower and Middle School Conferences
Athletics at Roycemore
  • Feb. 12th - MS Girls Basketball vs NSCD at Home, 4:00pm
  • Feb. 13th - US Boys Basketball vs Rochelle Zell at Home, 5:00pm
  • Feb. 15th - US Boys Basketball vs St. Martin Cristo Rey at Home, 11:00am
Middle School Tour
Don't miss our Middle School Group Tour taking place on Feb. 12th. Families can get a firsthand look at what the Middle School experience is like at Roycemore and what our signature P3 program is all about. New families and current 4th grade families are encouraged to attend.
New School Video
We are proud of all the students that we have here at Roycemore and we love being with your children each and every day. Here at Roycemore, we see each student as an individual who is full of potential and is unique in their own right. We launched a new school video last week to express these sentiments and if you haven't gotten a chance to view it yet, please click below and enjoy. Go Griffins!
Student Literary Magazine
Calling all creatives! Roycemore is producing a Student Literary Magazine and we want your work! Send us your stories, poetry, photography, drawings, etc! Students of all ages are invited to participate.

Email Submissions to:
by March 27th
Get To Know Roycemore!
We are lucky to have amazing staff and faculty here at Roycemore. As a way to help our families get to know who's who at Roycemore, we recently interviewed Stefanie Rivera , Upper School Division Head.
Stefanie Rivera
Upper School Division Head
The career paths might seem unrelated: actor and English teacher. But these two vocations have merged twice in Stefanie Rivera’s career as an educator. She graduated from Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre and acted professionally for five years. She always had an interest in teaching and ultimately quit the casting calls and auditions to study English and speech and drama at graduate school at National Louis University. She graduated in 2002 with a Master of Arts in Teaching. After graduation, she taught at Sullivan High School in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. During her eight years teaching there, she taught English and drama and created their drama program. Then she got the call to interview at Roycemore...

Click Here to Read the Full Interview
Roycemore Strategic Discussions
We have our last Strategic Discussion coming up next week. Please save the date and plan to attend if you have not been able to participate in one of the previous discussions. The information we gather at these events will serve as a precursor to the work our school will be doing next year to launch a new strategic plan.

Strategic Discussion
Thursday, February 20, 5:30-6:45pm
Upper School Play: UPDATE
Due to some theatrical forces beyond our control, the Upper School Spring Play for this year has been changed to the classic, Our Town , by Thornton Wilder.

Performance dates have also changed to the following:
Thursday March 12th, 6:00pm
Friday, March 13th, 7:00pm

Re-enrollment and Tuition Discounts
Re-enrollment launched earlier this month and many of our families have already completed the required paperwork and reserved their student's spot for next year. If you have any questions or problems accessing your re-enrollment packet, please let us know. Families who are interested in applying for Financial Aid should be aware that the Financial Aid deadline is March 3rd .

Questions about Re-Enrollment? Please email Tanise Robnett .
Upcoming FAN Event
Roycemore School is proud to be a Family Action Network (FAN) sponsor for these upcoming presentations by Matthias Doepke, PhD. Both of these events are free and open to the public.
Love, Money, and Parenting:
How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids

Tuesday, February 11th
New Trier High School
Northfield Campus
(Cornog Auditorium)
7:00 - 8:30pm
Parenting in the Age of Inequality:
Is Intensive, Achievement-oriented Parenting a Rational Response to a Changing World?

Wednesday, February 12th
New Trier High School
Northfield Campus
(Cornog Auditorium)
9:00 - 10:30am
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