Volume 4 | September 13, 2019
Upper School News
Dear Upper School Families,

It's been an exciting week in Upper School. Your students shared their beautiful smiles at picture day, designed possible JST projects in Advisory, and rehearsals for this year's musical began...a great week all around! As promised, there are some pictures from last week's picnic below. Enjoy!

A few updates for the week ahead:

Financial Aid Night-Wednesday, September 18, 6-7pm, Library
For seniors AND families. This evening is geared towards families who seek help navigating the financial aid and scholarship process. We will cover the FAFSA, the CSS, EFC calculators (no two are alike), financial aid v. merit scholarships, the good and the bad of outside scholarships, sample financial aid awards, and the hidden and true costs of college. If any acronym above is (understandably) mystifying, please attend.

Midquarter Reports
Friday the 20th marks our first Midquarter. Midquarter reports will go out the following week for all new students and any student with a C- or lower. Students can still work on getting in any missing work before Friday!

K ids Guernica-Nagasaki Peace Mural Project-September 23rd  & 26th
Roycemore will be participating in a global collaborative art project this month to commemorate the upcoming anniversary of WWII. Our students will work with Dr. Miyazaki, Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University and Roycemore parent, to create a peace mural that will be displayed next summer at the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki. Painting will take place after school that Monday and Thursday. All students welcome!

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

Northwestern Center for Talent Development Opportunity!
Please see this flyer (link).

Medical Forms
If your child is a new student, we must have copies of their Certificate of Child Health Exam and Proof of School Dental Exam and Eye Exam Report forms by the first day of school. If your child is returning to Roycemore and entering 9th grade, we must have copies of their Certificate of Child Health Exam form by the first day of school. These forms are available on our website at  https://roycemoreschool.org/parents/roycemore-school-parent-resources/  State law requires this form be on file by the first day of school and your child cannot attend school without them. 

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.