Ross School 2015 Summer Term Begins

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Earlier this week, Ross School faculty and staff were thrilled to welcome Summer Term @Ross students to the community. Newcomers from countries around the world, including United States, Brazil, Spain, India, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, China, Russia, Japan, Ukraine, and Germany, arrived at the Center for Well-Being at Ross Upper School in East Hampton; and they were soon busy making friends and settling into their new boarding homes. Continue reading

Q&A with Summer Term @Ross Director

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Summer at Ross School is an exciting time. Students from the United States, Asia, Europe, South America and the Middle East are here studying mathematics, improving their English, developing university admissions test-taking skills, and attending Innovation Lab @Ross. In this post, Summer Term @Ross Director Sasha Skulsky talks about what’s happening on campus in East Hampton, as well as activities outside the classroom. Continue reading

LongHouse Awards

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On June 17, a beautiful summer evening, Ross School students from both the Upper and Lower Schools proudly accepted awards for their artwork in a broad range of categories at the LongHouse Reserve 2015 Student Annual VIII. The works were chosen from hundreds submitted by students from schools on the East End of Long Island, each based on entrants’ experiences at the Reserve. Continue reading

Mindfulness at Ross School

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At Ross School, mindfulness is more than just a Core Value; it’s part of a daily life skills program that helps children and young adults in Early Childhood through grade 12 experience their day with a clear, focused perspective. Specific exercises and activities are developed to create an environment where students can be relaxed and at their best at any given moment. Continue reading

Applause! Applause!

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Ross faculty, staff, students, and alumni achieve many accomplishments throughout the year, both on and off campus. This month, we’re recognizing the successes of seniors Wen-To Chan, Inga Cordts-Gorcoff, Daisy Gallaher, Will Greenberg, and Miguel Monori; juniors Cole Colby, Kendall Scala, Yinggi Zhao, and Jin Zhang; freshman Emily Austopchuk; seventh grader Ally Friedman; Ross second graders; alumna Chelsea Tierney ‘02; teachers Heather D’Agostino, Alicia Schordine, and Shannon Timoney; and staff members Hleb Maslau, Jennifer Morgan, and Simona Weymar. Continue reading

Q&A with Alicia Schordine

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As a fourth grade teacher and Cultural History coordinator for Ross Lower School, Alicia Schordine helps bring the studies of early human societies to life for the students and community. School News recently talked with Alicia about the eventful school year and the most recent collaboration with the Shinnecock Nation on a traditional Native American garden. Continue reading

Green Corn Festival at Ross Lower School

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Members of the Shinnecock Nation joined with students, family, faculty, and friends to celebrate the first annual Green Corn Festival at the Lower School on June 17. The beautiful, new tradition included Native American dancers and drummers, traditional games, beading, food, and storytelling. Continue reading