Rescued Animals Inspire Service at Lower School

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Ross Lower School took a walk on the wild side this week with a visit from the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center. Home to Eastern Long Island’s only wildlife hospital, the nonprofit organization rescues roughly 1,000 injured birds, mammals, and reptiles annually. The visit was orchestrated by longtime organization volunteer Diane Marxe (grandmother to Isabella H. ’22 and Emme H. ’28), who was present to share in the children’s joy at seeing some of the group’s exotic bird rescues. Continue reading

Senior Project Profile: Feifan (Lucky) Lu ’18  

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Ever since he was a child, Feifan (Lucky) Lu ’18 has felt a need to communicate, keeping journals and improvising songs to express his innermost feelings. For his Senior Project, Lucky wrote and composed his first full-length song, “When We Were Young,” a quiet but uplifting track meant to encourage his peers about the uncertainty and excitement of their coming years. Continue reading

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