Ross School Early Childhood and kindergarten students were visited this week by farmer Chris O’Hanlon, director of education at Amagansett’s Amber Waves Farm. Farmer Chris cut into a variety of vegetables from the squash family, including Long Island cheese pumpkin, delicata squash, and pie pumpkins to highlight their similarities and differences. Continue reading
Ross School Visual Arts instructor and world-renowned artist Ned Smyth will be inducted to the National Academy this month. He joins a roster of more than 2,280 artists recognized throughout the history of the 191-year-old organization, including Marina Abramović, Frank Gehry, Cecilia Beaux, and John Singer Sargent.
This series captures the Class of 2017’s experience as they pursue their Senior Projects. Stay in touch with Ross News for ongoing coverage!
Ross News would like to introduce you to one of the campus’s most diligent students this year: Tucci, the Golden Retriever puppy. Tucci’s constant companion, Isabelle Rowe ’17, is training her to become a Seeing Eye Guide Dog as her Senior Project, and the pair of them can frequently be seen around campus.
At a recent girls volleyball game, the Great Hall in Ross School’s Center for Well-Being echoed with the cry, “Let’s go, Ross! Let’s go, Ross!” The cheers came from the first meeting of Ross’s Spirit Club, an initiative led by associate and avid sports fan Scott McPherson. Scott started the club as a way to foster a community spirit and encourage both day and boarding students to unite in support of their classmates.
Ross School announces a new after-school program for local teens in addition to ongoing community classes for students in grades K–6.
Last week, Southampton Councilwoman Julie Lofstad visited students at Ross Lower School. Taking the stage in the Multi-Purpose Room, Julie confessed that despite enduring two campaigns she is still a nervous public speaker. This reminder that they had feelings in common endeared her to the young audience of students in grades 1 to 6.
At the beginning of Ross School’s academic year, a few days are set aside for grade-level retreats. Each class participates in an activity meant to unite the group and help students to form new relationships with their classmates, but few are as comprehensive as the one designed for the eighth grade: an overnight adventure to Camp Bryn Mawr in the hills of Pennsylvania.
This series captures the Class of 2017’s experience as they pursue their Senior Projects. Check back weekly for ongoing coverage!
The season of 2016–2017 Senior Projects—one of Ross School’s most notable programs—has begun. From now until January, when seniors present their projects publicly, they will be working diligently on the culminating experience of their Ross School career.
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has recognized Ross School’s Bridgehampton campus as Certified Wildlife Habitat through its Garden for Wildlife program. The certification recognizes Ross School’s efforts to create spaces that improve habitat for birds, butterflies, frogs, and other wildlife by providing essential elements: natural food sources, clean water, cover, and places to raise young. The certification also identifies the Lower School campus as part of NWF’s Million Pollinator Garden Challenge, a national effort to restore critical habitat for pollinators.
Ross Lower School parents and families were welcomed to campus Tuesday evening for Back-to-School Night. The annual event offers an opportunity for parents to become acquainted with their children’s teachers and to gain a better understanding of what students are learning in their classes.