Commemorating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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On Monday, the Ross School community gathered to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Each campus held an assembly where community members shared their experiences related to the lasting effect of Dr. King’s work to promote racial equality followed by thought-provoking classroom activities. Continue reading

Lower School Students Help Fight Food Insecurity with Empty Bowls Project

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Ross School parents and students gathered before winter break to participate in the Empty Bowls Project, an international, grassroots, crafts-based initiative to fight hunger and raise awareness of poverty. Participants create handmade bowls, then supporters are invited to a simple lunch during which they may purchase bowls. The proceeds from the sale of the bowls are donated to local food charities. Continue reading

College Counseling Corner: Making (Dollars and) Sense of Financial Aid

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Your child has narrowed his or her college list, and the applications are well underway. Still, one question threatens the joy of this experience: how will you pay for his or her choice school? The cost of higher education can vary significantly by institution, and according to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly two-thirds of all full-time college students require need-based aid to pay for college. Though there are tools available to help families ease the burden of paying for school, navigating the financial aid process can be tricky. Continue reading

Changing the World One Bite at a Time

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What if saving the world was a simple as changing your diet? Small dietary changes can yield global results, and the solution Shiya (Dawn) Zhao ’18 proposes in her Senior Project is simple: eat bugs. To back up that proposal, she will debut her line of homemade baked goods, made with crickets, at Senior Project Exhibition Night. Continue reading

Get in the Spirit with Ross School’s Holiday Concerts

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This week, Ross School students spread holiday cheer with two concerts. Tuesday’s Early Childhood–Grade 3 Concert included classics like “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and “First Flakes,” while Wednesday’s Grades 4–8 Holiday Concert encompassed songs from around the world, including a French folk song, the African Bell Carol, a Ukrainian classic with an international twist, and a medley of Christmas and Hanukkah songs. Ross News has video of the 2017 holiday concerts!  Continue reading

Senior Project Profile: August Schultz ’18

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An interesting thing happened to Ross School senior August (Augie) Schultz during a recent trip to the dentist. As he sat in the reception area, waiting for his turn to be seen, he looked up from his cell phone to realize that every other guest in the room—regardless of age—was also glued to a mobile device. The sight was jarring to him. “Everyone was on a phone: toddlers, moms, dads, and grandparents. It was strange because using technology as much as we do is regular, but it’s not normal,” Augie said. Continue reading

Cultivating Empathy with Rice-and-Stocking Babies

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At Ross School, kindergarten is a time to learn about origin stories and new beginnings. One of the projects that best exemplifies this focus is the rice-and-stocking baby project, an integrated learning experience that allows students to personally connect to guiding questions about life’s beginnings and changes. The project helps young students to cultivate a sense of empathy by encouraging them to care for others and experience different perspectives. Continue reading