Volume 6 | September 27, 2019
Upper School News
Hello Upper School Families -

With the midquarter behind us, we are now fully in the swing of the year, which means there is much to share in this week's blog! Also-there are some fun new pix at the bottom:)


Roycemore Day
On Friday October 4th, we will have a spirit day and surprise activity. All students-please wear Roycemore Blue!


PSAT Testing
The PSAT will be administered during school hours on Wednesday, October 16. This standardized test is designed for 8-11th grade students and allows them to practice skills for the SAT and ACT. It also allows qualified 11th graders to earn national recognition and scholarships. You do not need to take any steps to register for this test.

Note that online education site Khan Academy (a great online free resource for most subjects) now offers free online test prep for the SAT and PSAT. Check it out here:  https://www.khanacademy.org/sat .


GREAT AMERICA FRIGHT FEST: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18
All Upper Schoolers are invited to join our Fright Fest outing on October 18. Students will depart Roycemore at 4:15PM. We will return to Roycemore for parent pickup at midnight. Questions? Contact me! srivera@roycemoreschool.org


January Short Term
We had our JST Kickoff assembly earlier in the week. Deadlines for both group and independent projects are approaching quickly! An email from Mr. Horine was sent to students and parents this past Wednesday, including a link to the JST booklet. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Horine at whorine @royemoreschool.org .


Adobe and Northwestern Creative Jam, November 15th
Roycemore will be the 1st High School in the world to host a Creative Jam!
Creative Jams are Adobe events where local design thought leaders share a behind-the-scenes peek into their processes and projects. Teams compete in a tournament-style event that puts their creative skills to the test using Adobe Creative Cloud products. Roycemore is proud to partner with Adobe and Northwestern University to embark on this quest to host the first Creative Jam for High School students. All Upper School Roycemore students are encouraged to participate and more information will be coming soon. What an amazing opportunity for our students!

Please see below for a few reminders:)

Yours Truly,
Stefanie Rivera
Upper School Division Head
Calendar

Reminders
No School Monday
In observance of Rosh Hashana.

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!

Attendance
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.