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Roycemore Weekly Newsletter - February 12, 2019

From the Head of School
From the Head of School


Truth or Consequences

- By Adrianne Finley Odell


“Hoping all your consequences are happy ones.”  --Bob Barker

One of the very early game shows to be televised was called Truth or Consequences.  It actually first aired on radio from 1940-1957, then ran on television from 1950-1988.  The game show involved asking the contestant a question (the truth) and if they could not answer the question correctly, they would have to perform a crazy stunt-- the consequence.  Ellen DeGeneres’s Game of Games certainly borrows from some of the ideas going way back to Truth or Consequences.

I sometimes think about our own personal truth or consequences.  What happens when we don’t face up to our truths as individuals, as families, as organizations, countries or societies?  What are the consequences when we don’t face up to those truths, are in denial of them, or embrace a falsehood to advance a personal belief or agenda? We often only delay the inevitable pain. We might suffer emotional or even physical pain from the dis-ease that is created.

There are always consequences.  Sometimes they are not immediate.  Ask the life-long smoker who contracts lung cancer after many years of smoking.  Sometimes the consequences are strikingly swift. Ask the person who, in an attempt to soothe himself from the pain of a relationship, drank a few drinks then drove down the road before hitting and killing a pedestrian.

Facing the truth can be painful, but the pain likely only increases over time when we can’t be honest with ourselves and others.  What is your truth and how might you or others be empowered by addressing your truth? What is your truth as a parent? As a spouse?  As a sibling or child? As a colleague? As a member of your community? Think of the happy consequence that can be made possible by embracing your truth. Then be sure your child learns to build the muscle of embracing truth-- of living authentically. This is not a sign of weakness, it is one of strength.

The Arts at Roycemore

Join us for the Upper School's Spring Production of Slaughterhouse Five, based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut and adapted by Eric Simonson.  There will be two showings for family and friends: 

- Friday, February 22nd at 7:00pm
- Saturday, February 23rd at 3:00pm


Note: Due to strong language and themes, this production is recommended for Middle School students and older. 



Coming Up On The Calendar

- Wednesday, February 13th - Documentary Screening, "Won't You Be My Neighbor", Rotary International Headquarters Evanston (I560 Sherman Ave.), 6:00pm (Register Here)
- Thursday, February 14th - Free Yoga Class Sponsored by Phoenix Yoga Project, 5:00pm in the Library, Open to The Public (just bring your own mat)
- Friday, February 15th - No School (No EDP)
- Monday, February 18th - No School (No EDP)
- Thursday, February 21st - FAN Presentation by Yong Zhao, "Reach for Greatness", New Trier High School, 7pm (Read More Here)

Re-Enrollment Is Open!

Calling all current families!  Now is the time to complete your re-enrollment forms.  All current families have been sent re-enrollment information and forms must be submited by March 1st in order to secure your spot for next year.  Please be aware that discounts are available for families who take advantage of our Advanced Payment options.   For questions about re-enrollment, please contact Tanise Robnett

This Week In Sports
  • Saturday, February 16th - Upper School Boys Basketball, Away Game against Cristo Rey St. Martin of Waukegan.  Game Location is The Boys and Girls Club of Waukegan (724 S. Genesse St, Waukegan), 12:00pm Noon. (Leave at 10:00am, Return at 2:30pm)

Special Announcements

The Student-Parent Handbook has recently been updated and is available on our website.  Changes reflect compliance with changes to the Illinois School Code.

Save The Date

Scholarship Dinner and Auction

Join us for this year's Roycemore's Scholarship Dinner and Auction on Saturday, April 27th.  For more information, please contact Sara McGuire at

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