Eighth Grade Students Bond in Bryn Mawr

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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.

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Lower School Students and Parents Predict the Future for Back-to-School Night

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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.

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Ross to Host Sustainability Dialogue

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As faculty and staff prepare to welcome students to a new year at Ross School, they are renewing their focus on global and local sustainability. To address these important issues, Ross Institute will host an evening with Dr. Steven Cohen, executive director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, which is one of the world’s largest and most distinguished organizations dedicated to the study of Earth science and climate change. The event will be held in the Ross Senior Building on August 27 at 6pm and is free and open to the community. Continue reading

Five-Minute Film Festival

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The annual Five-Minute Film Festival on June 12 celebrated original work produced by Ross School students in grades 2–6 in their Media and Technology classes. Working independently, in small groups, or as a class, the filmmakers first submitted a video proposal to Media Studies and Technology teacher Cortney Propper describing genre, setting, characters, and target audience. Continue reading