Volume 22| February 9, 2020
Middle School News
Seventh Grade Meets our College Counselor- Mrs. Campbell

During Homeroom this past week students learned about the importance of communication skills, including being assertive. The 7th grade class took a departure from this topic on Wednesday as they had a visit from Mrs. Campbell, Roycemore's college counselor. The visit started by asking students to write down the names of as many colleges and universities that they could think of. The students came up with about 22. They learned that there are at least 2,800 in the United States alone.

Students also learned that the biggest predictor of success once a student is in college, and their ability to complete their Bachelor's degree in four years is their high school GPA, NOT their ACT or SAT scores . The reason for this is that it is important for students to show up, participate and do the work in college versus just doing well on a test. A high school GPA is a more accurate indication of a student's work ethic, than their ability to test well. Mrs. Campbell said this to the students to encourage them to participate, engage, and develop good school habits. She also invited students who wanted to learn more or who had questions to come see her in the Upper School.
A Great Community Gathering to Celebrate the Lunar New Year

Last Tuesday all students gathered to celebrate the Lunar New Year together. Sitting with their Griffin Buddies in the MPR, students learned about the twelve zodiac animals, then had the chance to color their animals with the Griffin buddy and try their hand at Chinese calligraphy. Still others learned about the game of hackey-sack- or Chinese shuttlecock.
Book Club!

Last month, first-time author Alyssa Zaczek visited our school. This Wednesday, a small but mighty crew met during lunch with Mrs. Milner and Ms. Hilda in the library to discuss the book. And yes, there were cupcakes!  Keep an ear out for MORE book clubs to come!!

The Seventh and Eighth Graders are studying the Civil Rights Movement in America. With Mr. Stanley, they have been reading and discussing the contemporary novel,  Dear Martin.  With Ms. Milner, the students have been studying the history of African American experience in the Americas. 
The Fifth and Sixth Graders have been spending more time together in Humanities, as the Sixth Graders are modeling the routines that the Fifth Graders will need for next year. Independently, the Sixth Graders are studying the Middle East with Mr. Stanley while the Fifth Graders are learning about Ancient Egypt with Ms. Erb and Ms. Milner. 
Submissions Invited for Roycemore's new Literary Magazine

Started by Upper School students, with submissions invited by students throughout the school- we celebrate the launch of Roycemore's new Literary magazine!! Please encourage your children to turn in submissions. Accepting Artwork, Photos of sculptures, stories, and poems from students of all grade levels. 
CTD Young Scholars Program at Northwestern

Read below about an amazing scholarship opportunity from the  Jack Kent Cooke Foundation . The Cooke Young Scholars Program is a selective five-year, pre-college scholarship program for high-performing grade 7 students that provides individualized educational advising and financial support to students with mid-to-low financial need.

The scholarship and programming support includes:
  • Identifying an appropriately rigorous high school.
  • Engaging in four-year planning and goal setting.
  • Funding for academic and extracurricular opportunities.
  • Annual summer programs, including two required Young Scholar events.
  • Year-round interaction and networking with a community of high-achieving peers.

Click the flyer below to learn more!
Thanks to all who participated in our new school video!
Thanks to many students who participated in the creation of our new school video. We are so pleased by how it turned out-- highlighting the wonderful INDIVIDUALS that our students are and how we embrace that individuality and support teaching each student as an individual. This is a short version. There will be additional versions coming soon. So if your student participated but wasn't in this final cut, stay tuned!! In the meantime, enjoy-- and SHARE widely with your friends and family!!
Sports and Activities this coming week!!
  • Board and Video Game Club 3:30-4:30pm
  • Homework Club 3:30-4:20pm

  • Homework Club 3:30pm-4:20pm
  • Girls Basketball practice 3:30-4:30pm

  • Girls Basketball GAME vs. NSCD HOME 4pm & 5PM- LAST GAME!!
  • Homework Club 3:30pm-4:20pm
  • Robotics Club- 3:30-4:30pm

  • Math Club 2pm
  • Community Yoga 5:00-6:00pm
  • Girls Basketball Tournament

Upcoming Dates

  • Feb. 12th- Middle School Group Admissions Tour 8:30AM - TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
  • Feb. 14th- NO SCHOOL- Faculty Professional Development Day
  • Feb. 17th- NO SCHOOL- Presidents' Day
  • Feb. 27th- Student-Led Conferences 2pm-7:30pm
  • Feb. 28th- NO SCHOOL- Student-Led Conferences
  • Mar. 2nd.- Priority Sliding Scale Application Deadline
Middle School Community Guidelines
We will create a community in Roycemore’s middle school based on RESPECT. We will respect ourselves, our space, and our peers. In doing so, we will assume the best intentions of others and create a space where we are welcomed, feel we belong, and are known!
(created by representatives from each grade 2019-20)
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