Volume 8 | October 11, 2019
Upper School News
Hello Upper School Families -

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of observing our Upper School students interact with their Lower School Griffin Buddies. I was so impressed with their patience and good attitudes as they shared commonalities with the little munchkins! It truly is a unique experience to see high school teenagers joyfully carry on conversations with their younger counterparts. The Griffin Buddies program continues throughout the year, so Upper and Lower School students will have subsequent opportunities to have fun together. You will find more pictures below!

Also...true, but hard to believe, this coming Friday marks the end of the first quarter of the year! Please check in with your student(s) and Renweb to make sure they are getting all of their work in.

Please see below for more upcoming events and information.

Carnival - Friday October 25th
Carnival is coming soon! Students are gearing up for the candy contest; the winning Advisory gets to have a pizza party. We are also hoping for some white t-shirt donations for our t-shirt booth.

PSAT Test - Wednesday, October 16
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 .

**Please note-12th graders do not need to be at school until 12:30 on Wednesday.

Great America Fright Fest - Friday, October 18
$60 is due to me by Tuesday, October 15th. Students will depart Roycemore at 4:15PM and return to Roycemore for parent pickup by 11:45pm. Questions? Contact me! srivera@roycemoreschool.org

January Short Term
All students should have received an email from Mr. Horine this past week including a link to the JST contract. 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

I nterested in hosting a high school exchange student this month?
If you are interested, please email  afinleyodell@roycemoreschool.org  to learn more .

No School Monday
Professional Development Day.

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!

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.