Alumni Challenge Faculty in First Annual Basketball Game

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On Friday, January 16, the Ross School Alumni Association hosted their first Alumni vs. Faculty Basketball Game in the Center for Well-Being. It was a great success, as more than 120 very supportive students, faculty, alumni, parents, and members of the community came to watch and catch up with old friends. Not surprisingly, the alumni triumphed, with a final score of 47–36, but the teachers put up a valiant fight, and the vibe on the court set the scene for a fun afternoon with lots of laughter and reminiscences.

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Ross Celebrates Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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On January 20, students, faculty, and staff joined together to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. While most other schools were closed, the Ross community devoted the day to learning about a pivotal point in our nation’s history and the struggle for civil rights and racial equality. The day included workshops, films, discussions, and songs centered on a theme of strengthening community and embracing difference. The positive and inspirational activities on both campuses were a testament to the School’s commitment to the Ross Core Values, including Courage and Integrity.

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. and All Who Stand for Human Rights

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As the country as a whole casts a spotlight on human and civil rights leading up to the celebration of MLK Day, we would like to share this podcast featuring Jack Hill, dean of World Languages and Literature at Ross School, speaking about Martin Luther King Jr. and why his legacy is still relevant today.

http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org/post/jack-hill

Seniors Showcase Their Culminating Projects

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It’s an exciting time at Ross. The seniors have been hard at work on their Senior Projects, and next week they will share them at three events: Film and Performance Night January 20, Reading Night January 21, and the Senior Project Exhibition January 22. Senior Projects, a rite of passage for Ross students as well as in-depth performances of understanding that enlighten the entire community, are an opportunity for each senior to conceive and create a product that embodies his or her passions.

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Lower School Kicks Off 2015 with Creative Expressions of Core Values

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On January 9, Ross Lower School students provided delightful expressions of the Ross Core Values through creative performances and artwork. Classes were divided into mixed groups and provided with a box that was labeled with a value and filled with random materials such as newspapers, tape, and wrapping paper. They were tasked with using the supplies to create projects representing the value identified on the box.

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Third Grade’s Dinosaur Museum Showcases Studies of Early Life

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On December 19, Ross third graders turned their classroom into an informative Dinosaur Museum to share their knowledge with friends and family. The students are exploring Earth’s early geological timeline, focusing on the Cretaceous, Triassic, and Jurassic time periods. For the museum exhibition, each third grader researched a specific species of dinosaur using print and electronic resources. They learned the meaning of their dinosaurs’ names; where and when they roamed the Earth; their habitat, size, diet, predators, and prey, and other interesting facts.

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