Not many high school students would volunteer to spend their summer in the halls of a hospital, but for the past three years, Ashley Ramos ’16 has done just that, soaking up every chance she can find to prepare for her future career as a cardiologist.
Eleventh grade students got a taste of the early immigrant experience during a Cultural History–themed field trip into New York City.
Marine Science students at Ross School got a rare glimpse into the biology of a seal last week when representatives from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation conducted a seal necropsy in Ross School’s EcoLab. The class was allowed to assist Rescue Program Director and Biologist Kimberly Durham in a postmortem examination on an eight-month-old female harbor seal that was found beached in East Moriches.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, roughly 20 to 30 percent of women experience sexual violence in their lifetime. Nearly two-thirds of assaults go unreported, due in part to the stigma surrounding rape. In light of these unnerving statistics, Ross School senior Amanda Mintz has devoted her Senior Project to raising awareness about sexual assault through education.
While Americans were voting to elect the next president, Ross Lower School students exercised their civic duty by electing members of the LS Sixth Grade Executive Committee. The elections were designed as the culminating experience of the year’s Lower School civics curriculum, which coincided with the U.S. presidential election cycle.
Ross School students in grades 7–12 received a comprehensive introduction to the American political system last week during Ross School’s Election Day Teach-In. In lieu of their typical classes, students were divided into groups by paired grade levels for a series of discussions and interactive learning experiences to help them better understand and synthesize the information they’d learned during the 2016 presidential race.
Ross School welcomed Dr. Kieran McNulty to its Upper and Lower School campuses this week to speak with students and serve as a resource for faculty teaching lessons connected to the school’s Spiral Curriculum thread on Migration.
Athletes from Ross School’s fall athletics teams were honored during last week’s town hall meeting. Players from the golf, sailing, surfing, cross country, volleyball, girls tennis, and soccer teams were awarded for their dedication, passion, and improvement throughout the season.
Students in the Ross School Tennis Academy (RSTA) are seeing positive results on the tournament circuit, which coaches attribute to their passion and dedication to the sport.