Volume 5| September 24, 2019
Roycemore School Weekly Newsletter
From The Head of School

By: Adrianne Finley Odell- Head of School
“Leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves. Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals.”


“You can do it! You’ve got this! That’s it!” I could hear the voices of Roycemore Middle School students calling out to their classmates as they ascended the rock wall or the pole to reach the zip line at Camp Henry Horner this past week. Students were encouraging each other, supporting each other and cheering each other on. These were wonderful sounds to hear and gave me such pride in our students. They learned new ways to lead, especially encouraging their classmates who were a little more tentative to take risks, embrace their inner courage, and develop grit to try something they had never before attempted ...
Coming Up on the Calendar
  • Monday - Friday, September 23 - 27- Lower School Leadership Week Starts
  • Thursday, September 26th - Peace Mural Painting Workshop (Grades 1-12) 2:30-6:00pm
  • Thursday, September 26th - FREE Yoga at Roycemore, 5:00pm (All Ages and Abilities)
  • Sunday, September 29th - Bike The Ridge, 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Monday, September 30th - Rosh Hashanah (EDP Sign Up Available)
  • Thursday, October 3rd - FREE Yoga at Roycemore, 5:00pm (All Ages and Abilities)
  • Friday, October 4th - Roycemore Day (All Students To Wear Blue)
Athletics at Roycemore

  • Tuesday, Sep. 24, US Cross Country Meet at Mather High School, 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, Sep. 24, MS Soccer vs Bannockburn at James Park, 4:45pm
  • Wednesday, Sep. 25, US Soccer vs Waldorf at James Park, 4:30pm
  • Friday, Sep. 27, MS Cross Country Loyola Invite at Montrose Beach, 4:00pm
  • Friday, Sep. 27, US Soccer vs Lake View at James Park, 4:30pm
UPDATE: Peace Mural Project
Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty is scheduled to visit Roycemore School for the Kids' Guernica Peace Mural Painting Workshop on:

September 26th

In case you missed the news, Roycemore will be participating in a global collaborative art project this month to commemorate the upcoming 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. Our students will work with Dr. Miyazaki, Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University and Roycemore parent, and a delegation of visiting artists from Japan to create 2 peace murals that will be displayed next summer in Nagasaki .

Students in EDP and Zone will be able to participate and Pizza will be served!

Roycemore Lawn Sign Contest - One More Week!
Current Standings:

1st Place: First Grade
2nd Place: Second and Third Grade Tied
Furthest Away: 11 Miles
Highest Off The Ground: 24th Floor
Most Creative: IT COULD BE YOU

Lawn Signs are available at the front desk. Email entries to info@roycemoreschool.org
Creativity counts! Get your pets involved! Send us your entries today!

College Counseling Update
The College Search season is starting and Roycemore's College Counselor, Stacia Campbell, has made a number of resources available for our Upper School Students.

Mock Admissions Event
On Wednesday, September 25th, Roycemore Seniors are invited to attend an after-school Mock Admissions Workshop with Carol Lin Murphy, Associate Director of Admissions at University of Chicago. They will spend an hour as would-be admissions officers, reading past applications, and determining which applications demonstrate best mutual fit between student and University of Chicago.
( Note: this event is for Senior students .)

Many Upper School families attended one or two of the recent workshops held earlier this month: Thriving in College and Paying For College . Both were insightful presentations with lots of resources being shared and very helpful discussions taking place. Outlines from each presentation can be accessed below for those who were not able to attend:

A suggested timeline for all Upper School Griffins has been created. It starts in the 9th Grade and continues through all 4 years of High School with Junior and Senior years being the most detailed. We encourage all US parents to take a look at this timeline and talk with their children about what they want their College Search to look like.

About 40 colleges are already scheduled to visit Roycemore this fall with a variety of sizes and selectivities being represented including Drexel University, Oberlin College, and University of Chicago. International School visits include University of Aberdeen, Durham University and American University in Paris.
Video Team Coming to Campus
Please be aware that this Wednesday and Thursday (September 25th and 26th), there will be a professional videography team at Roycemore. They will be on campus two days to shoot background footage for a new school video.
iGen Book Talk
Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant,
Less Happy --

And Completely Unprepared for Adulthood

Roycemore will be co-hosting a book discussion along with Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy and Northwestern University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Written by Jean M. Twenge, PhD.
Book Discussion
October 15th

Childcare available for 2-12 year olds.

School Closed Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Roycemore School will be closed in observance of the religious holidays of Rosh Hashanah (September 30th) and Yom Kippur (October 9th). We will be running a Day Camp for Roycemore students (PK - 5th Grade) whose families need childcare on those days.

Please Note: Early registration is recommended as the
camps will only run if there is enough interest.
Upcoming FAN Talk
Roycemore School is proud to be an event sponsor for this upcoming FAN ( Family Action Network ) presentation by Marc Brackett PH.D., Founding Director of the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence. Join Dr. Brackett and other Chicago families for a presentation on understanding our emotions and using them wisely so that they help, rather than hinder, our success and well-being.

Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help
Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive

October 1st
7:00 - 8:30pm
New Trier High School
(Northfield Campus)
Volunteer Opportunity: Book Fair
The Roycemore Book Fair will take place on Monday October 7 - Friday October 11. We need parent volunteers to help manage the fair. Please sign up below if you are available for a shift or two. Shifts start as only 30 minutes and go up from there.
MS Camp Henry Horner
Middle School students had an amazing visit to Camp Henry Horner last week. They were able to participate in community building opportunities and work on their leadership skills. The students got to spend time on the water, zip line, and rock climb all while working together in a setting totally different than their regular on-campus interactions.
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