Latest News

Have a wonderful summer!

June 15, 2018

Thank you for a wonderful school year, and we hope you enjoy your summer break! In this last update, we have just a few items to bring to your attention.

8th Graders - On to High School!

Our 8th graders celebrated the end of 8th grade at their graduation ceremony on Friday, June 8. Please check out 8th grade graduation pictures here. You may also be interested in reading Mrs. Finley Odell's words to the 8th graders - see below or click here.

National Junior Honor Society

Congratulations to the following middle school students who were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society on June 8th. See right/below for pictures.

  • Natalia B., Elizabeth C., Jahnavi G., Sanjeev G., Audrey K., Nikolai M., Ava M., Tenzin N., Macy O., Tomas P., Cici Y.

Shield and Honor Roll

Congrats to those students who made Shield and/or Honor Roll for 4th quarter. Please see the list of student names that accompanied your weekly news email.

Second Semester P3 Expo

If you missed our second semester P3 Expo, you can see many of our student projects here (or see below). Great work, everyone!

Summer Reading

Keep family fun time and experiential learning going strong this summer--with summer reading! Click here for suggested reading options for our MS students. We are asking them to read two books from the attached list.

Joining your local library’s reading program is a great way to make summer reading a real community experience too. Make friends, find out what’s hot, and have a wonderful summer experience. When they come back in the fall students get to share their summer reading experience with their teacher & their classmates.

Also check out eBook options at the Roycemore Media Center, using the Axis360 app on your own device--get eBooks and eAudiobooks--great for families on the go. Contact dwirth@roycemoreschool.org for log on help.

Search MyCapstonelibrary.com (username: summer18, password: lovetoread) for high interest books that read to you. Please note these titles are supplemental to the suggested list.

EVANSTON YOUTH CREATE!

The City of Evanston celebrates young artists with a group art exhibit. This year, Roycemore School will be showing a sampling of student art, grades first through eleventh. It is on the 2nd floor of the Noyes Cultural Arts Center (927 Noyes St.) and will run through the summer.

A Roycemore Fourth of July!

We’re pretty excited to let you know that float building is IN PROGRESS- spearheaded by “First Spouse” Rich Odell. We are seeking a few volunteers to help with painting as well as some volunteers to ride on the float and walk with the float on July 4th! The parade starts at 2pm on July 4th and is over around 4pm, when we will relocate to Roycemore for a community picnic/ barbeque. Following the picnic/ barbeque, a group will walk down to the waterfront to enjoy the Palatine Band followed by fireworks. PIf you are planning to participate, please fill out THIS FORM so we know how many to expect. And if you have any questions, please email Adrianne Finley Odell.

Words for 2018 8th Graders
2nd semester P3 Expo Project Signage

Above are pictures from the final anatomy lab in 8th grade science.

A few pictures from 8th grade graduation. Click here for more!

Pictures from the National Junior Honor Society ceremony.

Last but not Least!

June 3, 2018

Yes, it's hard to believe but the last week of school is upon us! This week, the 5th grade participated in a Breakout EDU challenge during study hall - pictures at below. You will also see pictures from humanities and science.

A yearly tradition for the Class of 2023 (in 7th grade this year) is to sing a song written just for them. Earlier this week, they did just that, and you can see/hear the song here. Thank you to Natalia and Lisa Bretones for all their hard work putting together this amazing memory for the 7th grade!

Coming this Week

On Monday June 4th, 8th graders will take World Language finals from 8:30-10:30 am and will continue with their regular school day upon completion of the final.

On Monday and Tuesday this week, there will be a modified academic schedule to provide extended P3 time for students to prep for the EXPO on June 7th. Unlike Experience Week in January, all students will remain on campus for this extended P3 time.

Game Club will meet on Monday for the last meeting of the school year.

The trip to Six Flags Great America is on Wednesday. Those going on the trip should arrive at school by 8:30 am. Any student not attending should NOT attend school on Wednesday. In the event of inclement weather, this trip will be cancelled and there will be no school that day. Parents will be notified, via email and text alert, by 7:45am if the trip is cancelled.

Thursday is the last official day of school for Middle School students- except for 8th grade students and chorus members who need to be at school for graduation/ moving up the next day.

  • 9:45 am - 8th grade graduation rehearsal
  • 9:45 am - Late start optional for MS students (students arriving before this time will be in supervised study hall)
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm - Please join us for our second semester P3 Expo on Thursday, June 7 at 11 am. You can get more info, and RSVP here.
  • 12:30 pm-1:15 pm - Parents may join their students for lunch in the dining hall
  • 1:30 pm-3:00 pm - MS & US Awards Assembly (in the Joseph Becker Gymnasium)

Friday this week also includes several events relevant to many Middle Schoolers.

  • The National Junior Honor Society Ceremony is Friday, June 8th, 10:00 am in the gym. Students who are being inducted, parents, and current members, are invited.
  • 8th Grade Graduation/ Moving Up Ceremony is on Friday June 8th, 11:00 am in the Joseph Becker Gymnasium. Members of the Middle School Chorus are required to attend.
    • 8th graders should arrive at campus no later than 10:30 am and report to the library.
    • Dress for 8th graders: Girls in white or light pastel dresses or pants. Boys in dark suits, or a dark sport coat with dark or tan pants, and white shirt.
  • 12th grade graduation is at 4pm on Friday, June 8th in the Joseph Becker Gymnasium. All Middle School families are welcome; members of the Middle School Chorus are required to attend.

Summer Reading

Keep family fun time and experiential learning going strong this summer--with summer reading! Click here for suggested reading options for our MS students. We are asking them to read two books from the attached list.

Joining your local library’s reading program is a great way to make summer reading a real community experience too. Make friends, find out what’s hot, and have a wonderful summer experience. When they come back in the fall students get to share their summer reading experience with their teacher & their classmates.

Also check out eBook options at the Roycemore Media Center, using the Axis360 app on your own device--get eBooks and eAudiobooks--great for families on the go. Contact dwirth@roycemoreschool.org for log on help.

Search MyCapstonelibrary.com (username: summer18, password: lovetoread) for high interest books that read to you. Please note these titles are supplemental to the suggested list.

EVANSTON YOUTH CREATE!

The City of Evanston celebrates young artists with a group art exhibit. This year, Roycemore School will be showing a sampling of student art, grades first through eleventh. It is on the 2nd floor of the Noyes Cultural Arts Center (927 Noyes St.) and will run through the summer; opening reception June 1 from 4-7 pm.

YWCA's Race Against Hate

Roycemore will be participating in the YWCA's Race Against Hate, Sunday, June 17, 2018. There are four different race options to choose from: a timed 5K and 10k, a 5K walk, and a Youth/Family 1 Mile. To join the Roycemore Team, click here: Race Against Hate Team Roycemore. For more information, click here Race Against Hate, or contact team captains: Annette O'Donnell aodonnell@roycemoreschool.org or Darcy Aksamitowski daksamitowski@roycemoreschool.org. You can also get more info from this Race Against Hate Flyer. We look forward to seeing you there!

The House team volleyball competition was lots of fun! Team volleyball was our last House competition. The winning House will be announced, and give the House Cup, at our Award Assembly on Thursday!

Two of our very own Middle School teachers were honored with The Griffin yearbook dedication earlier this week. Congrats Mr. Stanley and Ms. Hecht!

Field Day Fun

May 27, 2018

We hope you are enjoying a warm three-day weekend! Please remember there is no school Monday for Memorial Day.

Last week was again full of fun activities, with Spring Show on Thursday evening, followed by our Athletic Awards assembly and Field Day on Friday. See left/below for pictures from these events and more.

Coming This Week

Clubs: Gaming Club and Culture Club will meet this week. Due to low attendance, Cooking Club is cancelled for the remainder of the year. We hope to start afresh next year!

Permission slips and payment for our Six Flags Great America field trip are due this Tuesday, May 29. Please turn the slip and cash or check in to Mrs. Shutters by the end of the day on Tuesday.

Final Exams - Friday June 1st & Monday June 4th

Math finals for some 7th & all 8th grade students takes place from 11:15-1:15 on Friday June 1st. 8th grade students who are taking this exam may be dismissed after the final. On Monday June 4th, 8th graders will take World Language finals from 8:30-10:30am and will continue with their regular school day upon completion of the final.

Please note that the social outing for grades 4-6, originally planned for this Tuesday, has been cancelled.

Other Upcoming Events

Please join us for our second semester P3 Expo on Thursday, June 7 at 11 am. You can get more info, and RSVP here.

Modified Schedule with Extended P3 Time - Monday June 4th & Tuesday June 5th

On Monday June 4th and Tuesday June 5th, there will be a modified academic schedule to provide extended P3 time for students to prep for the EXPO on June 7th. Unlike Experience Week in January, all students will remain on campus for this extended P3 time.

All Middle School to Great America!! - Wednesday June 6th

All students are invited to attend, however this outing is optional. Any student unable to attend should NOT attend school this day. In the event of inclement weather, this trip will be cancelled and there will be no school that day. Parents will be notified, via email and text alert, by 7:45am if the trip is cancelled. Permission slips and payment are due to Mrs. Shutters by Tuesday, May 29th. Currently, based on the number of students attending, the cost is $80 per student. If we can get more students to go, it will bring the cost down. Alternatively, we will see if we can work out carpools to make this trip more affordable.

Parents should know that students will be in groups with their peers during the Great America trip. Students will not be with faculty chaperones the entire day, but rather will be required to regularly check in with faculty at predetermined times. Every group must include someone with a phone, and they will be given the chaperone’s phone numbers for check-ins.

P3 EXPO, lunch with families, MS & US Awards Assembly - Thursday June 7th

This is the last official day of school for Middle School students- except for 8th grade students and chorus members who need to be at school for graduation/ moving up the next day.

  • 9:45 am - 8th grade graduation rehearsal
  • 9:45 am - Late start optional for MS students (students arriving before this time will be in supervised study hall)
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm - P3 EXPO
  • 12:30 pm-1:15 pm - Parents may join their students for lunch in the dining hall
  • 1:30 pm-3:00 pm - MS & US Awards Assembly (in the Joseph Becker Gymnasium)

National Junior Honor Society Ceremony - Friday, June 8th, 10:00 am

We will have an induction ceremony for NJHS prior to 8th grade graduation: Friday, June 8 at 10:00 am. Students who are being inducted, parents, and current members, are invited.

8th Grade Graduation/ Moving Up Ceremony - Friday June 8th, 11:00 am, Joseph Becker Gymnasium

Members of the Middle School Chorus are required to attend this AND the 12th grade graduation at 4pm.

Dress for 8th graders: Girls in white or light pastel dresses or pants. Boys in dark suits, or a dark sport coat with dark or tan pants, and white shirt.

Students should arrive at campus no later than 10:30 am and report to the library.

EVANSTON YOUTH CREATE!

The City of Evanston celebrates young artists with a group art exhibit. This year, Roycemore School will be showing a sampling of student art, grades first through eleventh. It is on the 2nd floor of the Noyes Cultural Arts Center (927 Noyes St.) and will run through the summer; opening reception June 1 from 4-7 pm.

YWCA's Race Against Hate

Roycemore will be participating in the YWCA's Race Against Hate, Sunday, June 17, 2018. There are four different race options to choose from: a timed 5K and 10k, a 5K walk, and a Youth/Family 1 Mile. To join the Roycemore Team, click here: Race Against Hate Team Roycemore. For more information, click here Race Against Hate, or contact team captains: Annette O'Donnell aodonnell@roycemoreschool.org or Darcy Aksamitowski daksamitowski@roycemoreschool.org. You can also get more info from this Race Against Hate Flyer. We look forward to seeing you there!

Pajamas on Wednesday, Tumbling on Thursday

May 20, 2018

In December, all of our Fifth and Sixth Grade students submitted letters to the Library of Congress Letters About Literature competition. There were 6,906 submission from the state of Illinois, and three of our students placed in the competition. Sixth grader Macy O. and fifth grader Jano S. both received honorable mention, while sixth grader Ava M. was a semifinalist. Congrats to all! See pictures at right.

Other pictures this week include many from P3, clubs, Humanities, and the Middle School Dance on Friday night. Please see right/below for pictures.

Coming This Week

Senior Lauren Huston is Head of School for the Day on Tuesday! She will be greeting at the front door and visiting classrooms. She is authorizing extended recess for Middle School! She is also declaring that WEDNESDAY will be an all-school PAJAMA Day!!!! All students are encouraged to wear pajamas on Wednesday.

Spring Show- Scenes from The Little Mermaid - this Thursday, May 24th, 7:00 pm

All Middle School students have been hard to work creating sets and props for spring show, and of course- practicing their tumbling routines! Please join us for a great show!

Athletic Awards Ceremony - this Friday, May 25, 9:28-10:13 am

All Middle Schoolers will gather during our B Block classes for an athletic awards ceremony. Parents are welcome to join us!

Middle School Field Day - Friday, May 25, 11:30pm-3:00 pm: Field Day- Mason Park

Students are looking forward to the Middle School Field Day for more HOUSE competitions of the year. These will include activities such as 100 yard dash, hula hoop pass, knee-ball relay, 3 legged race, football distance throw, sack race, frisbee accuracy, and more! Here’s what you need to know:

      • Students need to bring a pack lunch that day
      • School provides drinks and dessert
      • Students should apply sunscreen and bring a sweater, just in case
      • In case of inclement weather, we will have a modified Field Day at school

Clubs: Gaming Club and Culture Club will meet this week. Due to low attendance, Cooking Club is cancelled for the remainder of the year. We hope to start afresh next year!

Other Upcoming Events

Please note this addition to our end-of-year calendar: The National Junior Honor Society will have an induction ceremony prior to 8th grade graduation: Friday, June 8 at 10:00 am.

Final Exams - Friday June 1st & Monday June 4th

Math finals for some 7th & all 8th grade students takes place from 11:15-1:15 on Friday June 1st. 8th grade students who are taking this exam may be dismissed after the final. On Monday June 4th, 8th graders will take World Language finals from 8:30-10:30am and will continue with their regular school day upon completion of the final.

Modified Schedule with Extended P3 Time - Monday June 4th & Tuesday June 5th

On Monday June 4th and Tuesday June 5th, there will be a modified academic schedule to provide extended P3 time for students to prep for the EXPO on June 7th. Unlike Experience Week in January, all students will remain on campus for this extended P3 time.

All Middle School to Great America!! - Wednesday June 6th

All students are invited to attend, however this outing is optional. Any student unable to attend should NOT attend school this day. In the event of inclement weather, this trip will be cancelled and there will be no school that day. Parents will be notified, via email and text alert, by 7:45am if the trip is cancelled. Permission slips and payment are due to Mrs. Shutters by Tuesday, May 29th. Currently, based on the number of students attending, the cost is $80 per student. If we can get more students to go, it will bring the cost down. Alternatively, we will see if we can work out carpools to make this trip more affordable.

Parents should know that students will be in groups with their peers during the Great America trip. Students will not be with faculty chaperones the entire day, but rather will be required to regularly check in with faculty at predetermined times. Every group must include someone with a phone, and they will be given the chaperone’s phone numbers for check-ins.

P3 EXPO, lunch with families, MS & US Awards Assembly - Thursday June 7th

This is the last official day of school for Middle School students- except for 8th grade students and chorus members who need to be at school for graduation/ moving up the next day.

  • 9:45 am - 8th grade graduation rehearsal
  • 9:45 am - Late start optional for MS students (students arriving before this time will be in supervised study hall)
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm - P3 EXPO
  • 12:30 pm-1:15 pm - Parents may join their students for lunch in the dining hall
  • 1:30 pm-3:00 pm - MS & US Awards Assembly (in the Joseph Becker Gymnasium)

National Junior Honor Society Ceremony - Friday, June 8th, 10:00 am

We will have an induction ceremony for NJHS prior to 8th grade graduation: Friday, June 8 at 10:00 am.

8th Grade Graduation/ Moving Up Ceremony - Friday June 8th, 11:00 am, Joseph Becker Gymnasium

Members of the Middle School Chorus are required to attend this AND the 12th grade graduation at 4pm.

Dress for 8th graders: Girls in white or light pastel dresses or pants. Boys in dark suits, or a dark sport coat with dark or tan pants, and white shirt.

Students should arrive at campus no later than 10:30 am and report to the library.

YWCA's Race Against Hate

Roycemore will be participating in the YWCA's Race Against Hate, Sunday, June 17, 2018. There are four different race options to choose from: a timed 5K and 10k, a 5K walk, and a Youth/Family 1 Mile. To join the Roycemore Team, click here: Race Against Hate Team Roycemore. For more information, click here Race Against Hate, or contact team captains: Annette O'Donnell aodonnell@roycemoreschool.org or Darcy Aksamitowski daksamitowski@roycemoreschool.org. You can also get more info from this Race Against Hate Flyer. We look forward to seeing you there!

In board and video game club this week, some students chose to play Mario Kart while others attempted to beat the dragon (Mr. Tain) in a version of the game Magic.

Our P3 work continues. See below for more P3 pictures!

Fun was had by all at the Middle School dance on Friday!

Macy O. and Jano S. received certificates for their Letters about Literature. Ava M. also received a certificate.

More Middle School Dance pictures

Our P3 work continues, as we prepare for our 2nd semester P3 Expo on June 7 at 11:30 am. Just a few of the items that will be shared include custom Lego mini-figures, repurposed dog and cat toys/treats, and a graphic novel!

Seventh and Eighth Graders read different sources about the Civil Rights Movement, and then worked together to put the pieces together in an activity called a jigsaw.

Below: 7th & 8th graders did presentations of their Utopia projects this week in Humanities.

Fifth and Sixth Graders are expected to write daily. Here they are journaling (and even citing textual evidence) about their literature circle novels.

Below: the sixth grade took a trip around Evanston to complete their Stargirl book unit.

Year End Is Near

May 13, 2018

This week, each House participated in a Bocce Ball competition- pictures below. We only have a few House competition events left, including several on our Middle School Field Day - see details below.

Clubs: Gaming Club and Culture Club will meet this week. Due to low attendance, Cooking Club is cancelled for the remainder of the year. We hope to start afresh next year!

As we approach the end of the year there are a number of activities that your students will be involved in. Please take note and mark your calendars appropriately (the info below was also sent to you via email from Mrs. Finley Odell):

Meet the Teacher and Curriculum Sampler

Thursday May 17 5:30pm (optional for current middle school students)

Middle School students and families that would like to serve as ambassadors for our rising 5th (current 4th) grade students and families may join them and our Middle School faculty for a Meet the Teacher and Curriculum Sampler in the library on May 17th from 5:30-6:30pm. (Please let Adrianne Finley Odell know if you are planning to attend.)

Middle School “Dance”

Friday May 18 7:00-10:00pm at Roycemore -- the theme is SPACE!

A group of students and faculty have been planning this annual event as a fun, social, upbeat, mostly non-date, dress up (but not required) year-end celebration for the students. There will be food, a DJ, and an eclectic and special “Grand March” tribute to each of our 8th grade students. 8th Grade Students are welcome to bring a guest, however, those guests must have permission slips signed by their parents that are returned to Roycemore no later than Tuesday May 15th to Adrianne Finley Odell. Cost for everyone except Roycemore 8th graders is $20. Click here for registration (all students) and the guest permission slip (8th grade only).

Young Evanston Artists (YEA) Festival

Saturday May 19th 10:00am- 3pm, Raymond Park (Lake St and Chicago Ave), Evanston

**new rainsite is Evanston Township High School Fieldhouse

The Young Evanston Artist Festival (YEA!) is a wonderful community art show that celebrates the art of young people. Roycemore has been a participating school for 30 years. Every art student (including every Middle Schooler!) will have at least one piece shown. All students and parents are invited to stop by.

During the year, the leadership of YEA transitioned so there are a few changes. There will not be any student certificates this year. Also, the show is one hour shorter, ending at 3pm. Good news: local art businesses have added lots of art activities for kids to do while at the festival this year!

Spring Show- Scenes from The Little Mermaid

Thursday, May 24th, 7:00pm

All Middle School students have been hard to work creating sets and props for spring show, and of course- practicing their tumbling routines! Please join us for a great show!

Middle School Field Day

Friday, May 25, 11:30pm-3:00 pm: Field Day- Mason Park (students & teachers only)

Students are looking forward to the Middle School Field Day for more HOUSE competitions of the year. These will include activities such as 100 yard dash, hula hoop pass, knee-ball relay, 3 legged race, football distance throw, sack race, frisbee accuracy, and more! Here’s what you need to know:

      • Students need to bring a pack lunch that day
      • School provides drinks and dessert
      • Students should apply sunscreen and bring a sweater, just in case
      • In case of inclement weather, we will have a modified Field Day at school

FINAL Middle School Social Outing

Tuesday, May 29 after school

Rising 4th grade and current 5th & 6th grade students will go on our final social outing of the year to see a MOVIE and a enjoy a meal together. Permission slips and more info coming soon.

Final Exams

Friday June 1st & Monday June 4th

Math finals for some 7th & all 8th grade students takes place from 11:15-1:15 on Friday June 1st. 8th grade students who are taking this exam may be dismissed after the final. On Monday June 4th, 8th graders will take World Language finals from 8:30-10:30am and will continue with their regular school day upon completion of the final.

Modified Schedule with Extended P3 Time

Monday June 4th & Tuesday June 5th

On Monday June 4th and Tuesday June 5th, there will be a modified academic schedule to provide extended P3 time for students to prep for the EXPO on June 7th. Unlike Experience Week in January, all students will remain on campus for this extended P3 time.

All Middle School to Great America!!

Wednesday June 6th

All students are invited to attend, however this outing is optional. Any student unable to attend should NOT attend school this day. In the event of inclement weather, this trip will be cancelled and there will be no school that day. Parents will be notified, via email and text alert, by 7:45am if the trip is cancelled. Permission slips and payment are due to Mrs. Shutters by Tuesday, May 29th. Currently, based on the number of students attending, the cost is $100 per student. If we can get more students to go, it will bring the cost down. Alternatively, we will see if we can work out carpools to make this trip more affordable.

Parents should know that students will be in groups with their peers during the Great America trip. Students will not be with faculty chaperones the entire day, but rather will be required to regularly check in with faculty at predetermined times. Every group must include someone with a phone, and they will be given the chaperone’s phone numbers for check-ins.

P3 EXPO, lunch with families, MS & US Awards Assembly

Thursday June 7th

This is the last official day of school for Middle School students- except for 8th grade students and chorus members who need to be at school for graduation/ moving up the next day.

  • 9:45 am - 8th grade graduation rehearsal
  • 9:45 am - Late start optional for MS students (students arriving before this time will be in supervised study hall)
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm - P3 EXPO
  • 12:30 pm-1:15 pm - Parents may join their students for lunch in the dining hall
  • 1:30 pm-3:00 pm - MS & US Awards Assembly (in the Joseph Becker Gymnasium)

8th Grade Graduation/ Moving Up Ceremony

Friday June 8th, 11:00 am, Joseph Becker Gymnasium

Members of the Middle School Chorus are required to attend this AND the 12th grade graduation at 4pm.

Dress for 8th graders: Girls in white or light pastel dresses or pants. Boys in dark suits, or a dark sport coat with dark or tan pants, and white shirt.

Students should arrive at campus no later than 10:30 am and report to the library.

YWCA's Race Against Hate

Roycemore will be participating in the YWCA's Race Against Hate, Sunday, June 17, 2018. There are four different race options to choose from: a timed 5K and 10k, a 5K walk, and a Youth/Family 1 Mile. To join the Roycemore Team, click here: Race Against Hate Team Roycemore. For more information, click here Race Against Hate, or contact team captains: Annette O'Donnell aodonnell@roycemoreschool.org or Darcy Aksamitowski daksamitowski@roycemoreschool.org. You can also get more info from this Race Against Hate Flyer. We look forward to seeing you there!

Teachers enjoyed many treats and surprises this week for Teacher Appreciation Week, including these flowers. Thank you parents and students!

7th & 8th graders with their K reading buddies.

Culture Club went to El Famous Burrito this week. It comes very highly recommended for those with a tight budget & a refined palate - like our Grade 6 girls!

Grade 5 enjoys sipping Jarritos soda after a hot half an hour spreading mulch for our campus beautification week.

Ms. Milner's Advisory went out to buy a fish this week!

Ms. Bixbly and Ms. Greene are working together to form a Green Corridor in the Middle School to promote happy vibes and great air. Fifth grade helped plant and fourth grade is watching the new seeds.

Enjoying the Weather!

May 6, 2018

Students were finally able to play outside and enjoy the nice weather this week. See right/below for pictures. You will also see pictures this week from Gaming Club, P3, and set design for our Spring Show: Under the Sea.

The Tumblers Craft/Bake Sale was a success! Our MS tumblers raised $300, almost enough to purchase a new mat. Thank you to those who donated and/or purchased delicious treats, gave extra money for purchases, and showed support in other ways. We hope to see you at the Spring Show on May 24.

Clubs this week include Board Game Club on Monday, Cooking Club on Tuesday, and Culture Club and Yoga on Wednesday. Please see the Clubs page for more details.

Roycemore is joining the Evanston community in The Annual Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate on Sunday, June 17, 2018. We are looking for parents, students, alums and friends to join TEAM ROYCEMORE.

GOOD NEWS: you can receive a $4.00 savings on your registration if you sign up by Sunday, May 6! Also, the Landon family has generously donated running hats for all participants!

To join TEAM ROYCEMORE, follow this link and to receive the discount (til Sunday only) enter the code EARLYBIRDAGAIN: Race Against Hate Team Roycemore

For more info, see this flyer.

Upcoming Events

The end of the school year is full of special events and activities. We want to highlight and provide detail on a few of these. Please see the full list of upcoming events at right/below. More details will be on this newsletter and/or be sent via email in the coming weeks.

  • The Middle School Dance is on Friday, May 18, from 7-10 pm at Roycemore School in the Multipurpose Room. Look for more details coming soon via email.
  • On Thursday, May 24 at 7 pm, tumblers from Lower, Middle, and Upper School will put on a fantastic Spring Show: Under the Sea. Please plan to come!
  • Middle School Field Day is on Friday, May 25. All Middle Schoolers will walk to a nearby park from 10 am to 2 pm that day to enjoy a picnic lunch, fun field day games and competitions, and time to play! Students should bring a sack lunch that day.

Enjoying the warm weather this week.

Painting sets for Spring Show - the show is May 24; we hope you will join us!

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, May 18, 7 - 10 pm: Middle School Dance
  • Saturday, May 19, 10 am - 3 pm: YEA Festival in Raymond Park
  • Thursday, May 24, 7 pm: Spring Show
  • Friday, May 25 (afternoon): Middle School Field Day
  • Monday, May 28: Memorial Day, No School
  • Wednesday, June 6: Field trip to Six Flags Great America
  • Thursday, June 7, 11 am - 12:30 pm: P3 Expo
  • Thursday, June 7, 1:30 pm: Awards Assembly
  • Friday, June 8, 11:00 am: 8th Grade Commencement

To see sports practices and games, visit our Athletics page. To view all school events, please visit the Roycemore calendar page.

A few pictures from Gaming Club this week. Students in all grades are enjoying many card and board games during Gaming Club!

Our P3 work continues. We hope you will join us for a 2nd semester P3 Expo on Thursday, June 7 at 11 am, where students will showcase their hard work!

Eating at Noodles & Company after this week's movie social outing.

Fun at board game club last week.

A few pictures from Friday's Stand Against Racism.

Middle Schoolers working on R Garden.

Taking a Stand

April 29, 2018

Terra Nova Testing is now complete. Students in grades 5-7 took exams in reading, language arts, math, and math computation. Students also took cognitive tests called InView tests. These included sequencing, analogies and verbal reasoning.

Board Game Club continues to grow, and we hit a dozen participants. This week we played Magic and Life. A fabulous time was had by all, and we hope we have even more players next week! See pictures at left.

In addition to Board Game Club on Monday, Cooking Club will meet on Tuesday this week, and Yoga will meet on Wednesday. There is no Culture Club this week. Please see the Clubs page for more details.

Many Middle Schoolers went on the pop-up social outing to see Isle of Dogs on Tuesday. Our last social outing of the year will be the Middle School Dance on Friday, May 18, from 7-10 pm. More details coming soon!

On Friday, all Roycemore students participated in the Stand Against Racism by standing up along Ridge Ave., along with many others in our area. The Stand is sponsored annually by the YWCA. Many Middle Schoolers stood together with their Lower School reading buddies! See left for pictures, and visit the Roycemore Humanities Facebook page for even more pictures!

Tumblers Craft & Bake Sale - Tuesday

The MS Tumblers are holding a Craft & Bake Sale on Tuesday, May 1, raise money for tumbling mats. They have worked hard to make beautiful crafts. Please support their sale by sending baked goods and other treats or healthy snacks. We need to help students to avoid allergens, so please include the ingredients of any baked goods. We truly appreciate your support!

Sustaining Ourselves with R Garden

The week of April 23-27, several groups of students helped ready R Gardens (Roycemore's garden) for planting. Grade 5 French is preparing Roycemore’s Blue & Gold Garden, planting blueberry bushes and sunflowers. Middle School students also have been integral in maintaining Roycemore’s Herbes Provençales Garden, which was our first garden started 2 years ago. Grade 8 helped to deconstruct some planters, to be upcycled as raised beds in Roycemore’s Straw Bale Salsa Garden.

The Roycemore Garden area has more than tripled in size. Several volunteers have been coming forward eager to help. We invite all levels of gardener to join our sustainability efforts: to grow and dig in with us. Please contact Sarah Bixby sbixby@roycemoreschool.org if you are interested in helping now, during the summer, or anytime in Roycemore’s gardens. We have a Garden Tea Wednesday, May 2. You are invited! Finally, Join us in the gardens on Tuesdays in May. May 8, 15, 22 Stop by anytime 3:30-5:30. Learn about how you can contribute. A Roycemore that gardens together, grows together.

Book Chat— What School Could Be

In partnership with Northwestern University and the Family Action Network, Roycemore is hosting two opportunities in April to participate in a book chat on Ted Dintersmith’s new book, What School Could Be. This is a follow up to Ted’s recent FAN event at New Trier High School. Ted is also the co-author of the book, Most Likely to Succeed. The book and film (of the same name) served as the catalyst for our NextGen Roycemore conversations.

There will be both a morning and an evening book chat:

  • Thursday May 17, 8:30 am
  • Tuesday May 22, 7:00 pm

Click here to register!

2nd Semester P3 Expo - Save the Date!

Our first semester P3 Expo was such a wonderful way for students to show their P3 work that we have decided to have an Expo for second semester as well! Students will have extended P3 time at school on June 4th and 5th, and our second semester P3 Expo will be during the school day on June 7th at 11 am. The Expo will be followed by the annual awards assembly at 1:30 pm. Parents are welcome to remain at school and have lunch with students. Please put this date on your calendars. More details coming soon!

YWCA's Race Against Hate

Roycemore will be participating in the YWCA's Race Against Hate, Sunday, June 17, 2018. There are four different race options to choose from: a timed 5K and 10k, a 5K walk, and a Youth/Family 1 Mile. To join the Roycemore Team, click here: Race Against Hate Team Roycemore. For more information, click here Race Against Hate, or contact team captains: Annette O'Donnell aodonnell@roycemoreschool.org or Darcy Aksamitowski daksamitowski@roycemoreschool.org. You can also get more info from this Race Against Hate Flyer. We look forward to seeing you there!

Summer at Roycemore

As you are planning your Middle Schooler's summer activities, be sure to check out the options at Roycemore, including a Tumbling Camp with Ms. Wunder, for students entering grades 5-8. Several new opportunities have recently been added, for all ages.

A Busy Week!

April 22, 2018

Science Fair was a wonderful showing of the hard work all students put into their experiments, projects, and research. The fifth and sixth graders showed traditional science fair experiments and results. The seventh graders showcased their volcano projects. And the eighth graders exhibited research projects on various diseases and disorders. Great job, everyone!

We have so many pictures this week, we have put them in a folder below. You can also view them here.

The Middle School conquered the Purple and Green Lines multiple times on their way to the Garfield Park Conservatory and Art Institute of Chicago on Friday. The first part of the trip involved taking the Purple Line express into downtown and transferring to the Green Line at Clark/Lake. From there we took the train to one of the true gems in Chicago, the Garfield Park Conservatory. While completing a scavenger hunt for Mrs. Greene, Mr. Stanley spoke of the importance of sugar cane and black pepper in world trade and globalization.

From there, we hopped back onto the green line and headed into the loop where we dined at three of Chicago's finest (fast food) restaurants. Then it was off to the Art Institute where one of our parents arranged for one of the curators of Mounira Al Solh's "I strongly believe in our right to be frivolous" exhibit. Mr. Carter did an amazing job of describing the artist's work, vision, and purpose for documenting the trials of many from Syria and Lebanon as they flee the dangers of home.

A quick picture and snack stop at the Bean (Cloud Gate) and we were on our way to a much less efficient and more timely Purple Line ride home. Many thanks for your patience in picking our favorite Griffins up!

Coming This Week

Terra Nova testing will take place this week. Roycemore administers these standardized tests to students each year as a diagnostic tool, enabling us to identify areas of strength and areas that need extra attention. The testing also helps us gauge how we are doing as a school as compared to local and national standards. All students will take reading, language arts, math, and math computation. Students will also take cognitive tests called InView tests. These include sequencing, analogies and verbal reasoning. Please ensure students get plenty of rest this week, and eat a good breakfast each day!

After school this Tuesday, Mr. Tain and Ms. Milner will host a pop-up social outing to see Isle of Dogs at the Century Theater in Evanston. The cost is $6. Please see the email from Ms. Milner for more details.

On Friday, Middle Schoolers will participate in two annual events. At 10 am, teachers will be celebrated at our annual Celebration of Dedication and Excellence. At 2 pm, we will join the YWCA and many others from Evanston in the Stand Against Racism.

We hope to see many of you at our Scholarship Fundraiser on Saturday, April 28! Though the RSVP date has passed, you can still participate by bidding online. The Auction Catalog is online now!

2nd Semester P3 Expo - Save the Date!

Our first semester P3 Expo was such a wonderful way for students to show their P3 work that we have decided to have an Expo for second semester as well! Students will have extended P3 time at school on June 4th and 5th, and our second semester P3 Expo will be during the school day on June 7th at 11 am. The Expo will be followed by the annual awards assembly at 1:30 pm. Parents are welcome to remain at school and have lunch with students. Please put this date on your calendars. More details coming soon!

Summer at Roycemore - NEW options added!

As you are planning your Middle Schooler's summer activities, be sure to check out the options at Roycemore, including a Tumbling Camp with Ms. Wunder, for students entering grades 5-8. Several new opportunities have recently been added, for all ages.

Northern Illinois University's Continuing and Professional Education also has some summer opportunities in their Academic Summer Camps. A full description of each camp and online registration is available at go.niu.edu/clascamps. Middle school topics include digital photography, social justice, gardening, and more. Space is limited and special pricing is in effect until May 4! Camps take place at the DeKalb campus.

A few pictures from Thursday's science fair. See below for many more!

A few pictures from our field trip. See below for many more!

Our P3 work continues- above, 5th graders studying virtual reality Skype with their mentor. Below, an 8th grader is designing new clothes. Please join us for a P3 Expo on Thursday, June 7 at 11 am!

More pictures from science fair, food fest, & field trip

Science Fair for All!

April 15, 2018

Science fair is this Thursday, April 19! Earlier this week, 8th grader Mark C. showed his winning science fair project from his earlier Middle School days to current 5th graders. See pictures at right/below. Science fair this year is for all Middle Schoolers. Every student has a project to share, including the 7th grade volcano projects (also pictured). We hope all parents will join us for the Fair on April 19th from 8:30 till 10 am in Multi-Purpose Room.

Last Monday, all Roycemore faculty participated in a full day of professional development focused on leadership and the seven habits. Part of the day was spent completing a Breakout EDU puzzle. Each teacher team broke out of their box by solving puzzles related to the seven habits! See pictures at right/below.

Coming This Week

In addition to science fair on Thursday, there are a number of other things going on this week.

This Wednesday, the Upper School is hosting their annual Ethnic Food Fair, and the Middle School has been invited to join them! The Fair will take place during the Upper School lunch period. If you would like to bring some food to the fair to serve 10-12 we would greatly appreciate it. Click here to sign up to bring food. If your child does not want to participate there will be regular lunch in the dining hall.

A reminder that all students will take a field trip this Friday, April 20, 2018 to the Garfield Park Conservatory and the Art Institute of Chicago. At the Garfield Park Conservatory the theme for the month of April is Globalization, which is a theme that we touch on throughout the 4 years of MS humanities. At the Art Institute we are planning on seeing the "I Strongly Believe In Our Right To Be Frivolous" exhibit.

We will be taking the CTA to and from, so plan sweatshirts and coats as appropriate. We will be arriving back at Roycemore by 4:15/4:30. So please plan pickup accordingly. Should you have any questions please contact Mr. Stanley.

Clubs meeting this week include:

  • Monday: Gaming Club
  • Tuesday: Cooking Club
  • Wednesday: Culture Club - Culture Club will celebrate Foodie Culture to complement the US International Food Fair!
  • Wednesday: Yoga (at 5 pm)

The Garden Club of Evanston would like to encourage parents and students to attend their climate conversation and call to action symposium this Thursday, April 19, at 6:30 pm. It is appropriate for adults, high school, and middle school students alike. Click here for more info.

The Auction Dinner is nearly here! Grab your tickets now - you won't want to miss it!

A Roycemore tradition is making a comeback this year with A Night to Remember, the annual auction and scholarship dinner, on April 28 at 6:30 pm. The Auction committee is hard at work and will transform Roycemore's MPR into an elegant Old Hollywood Themed dinner. Individual tickets are $125.00 and will directly benefit our Scholarship and Financial Aid programs.

Just for you - a sneak peek at our Auction Items:

  • A stay in Senegal, West Africa
  • A trip on a fishing charter on Captiva Island, Florida as part of a week-long package
  • A Weekend in Santa Fe
  • Teachers who will cook for you
  • Local food and beverages
  • Health and Fitness
  • and much, much more to come!

Click here for information, updates, and to purchase tickets. Call or email our Director of Development, Sara Keely McGuire, with any questions you may have.

2nd Semester P3 Expo - Save the Date!

Our first semester P3 Expo was such a wonderful way for students to show their P3 work that we have decided to have an Expo for second semester as well! Students will have extended P3 time at school on June 4th and 5th, and our second semester P3 Expo will be during the school day on June 7th. The Expo will be followed by the annual awards assembly, which parents are also encouraged to attend. Please put this date on your calendars. More details coming soon!

Summer at Roycemore - NEW options added!

As you are planning your Middle Schooler's summer activities, be sure to check out the options at Roycemore, including a Tumbling Camp with Ms. Wunder, for students entering grades 5-8. Several new opportunities have recently been added, for all ages.

Northern Illinois University's Continuing and Professional Education also has some summer opportunities in their Academic Summer Camps. A full description of each camp and online registration is available at go.niu.edu/clascamps. Middle school topics include digital photography, social justice, gardening, and more. Space is limited and special pricing is in effect until May 4! Camps take place at the DeKalb campus.

Mark shows his science fair project to the 5th graders.

An edible rice krispie treat volcano by 7th grader Michaela. It's ready to show on Thursday!

The Middle School Chorus took a field trip this week.

Pictures from Humanities this week. See the Roycemore Humanities Facebook page for more!

Welcome back!

April 8, 2018

We hope you've had a wonderful and relaxing spring break! Please remember there is no school tomorrow, April 9, as teachers are having professional development: Leadership Day! This day will will help teachers think about how we encourage leadership among all our students, including implementing the 7 habits.

See below for several pictures from the week before spring break: a book tasting, video game night, and team call of duty (a House event).

Coming this week

After school on Tuesday, April 10, will be the first Cooking Club meeting. All Middle Schoolers are encouraged to come! Hosted by Mr. Stanley and two fifth grade parents, Cooking Club is a great way to explore cooking and new foods. It will be held each Tuesday in the Dining Hall from 3:30-4:30, and there is a $20 one-time fee to cover food and expenses. Click here for more info.

Other Clubs meeting this week include Culture Club on a new day (Wednesday) and Yoga, also on Wednesday. Click here for more info about all our Middle School Clubs.

We recently showed the film Most Likely to Succeed at Roycemore. The film served as a catalyst for our NextGen Roycemore conversations for us to explore how Roycemore might further adapt to support the skills that our students will need in our rapidly changing world. Ted Dintersmith, co-author of the book and co-producer of the film, will be giving a FAN presentation on Thursday evening, 4/12: “What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers Across America.” The event is at 7 PM at New Trier High School (7 Happ Rd., Northfield), and Roycemore School is one of the sponsors. See below about Ted Dintersmith, or click here for more info.

"Ted Dintersmith, Ph.D., one of the nation's leading voices on innovation and education, took an unprecedented road trip throughout the 2015-2016 school year in which he visited 200 schools across all 50 states to discover inspiring educators who courageously break from what, he argues, is an obsolete education model. His latest book, What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers Across America makes the case that education could be better and more equitable if schools challenged students with real-world problems. It explains the urgency in ending our nation's all-in focus on "college-ready" curriculum tied to high-stakes tests of low-level skills."

The Auction Dinner is nearly here! Grab your tickets now - you won't want to miss it!

A Roycemore tradition is making a comeback this year with A Night to Remember, the annual auction and scholarship dinner, on April 28 at 6:30 pm. The Auction committee is hard at work and will transform Roycemore's MPR into an elegant Old Hollywood Themed dinner. Individual tickets are $125.00 and will directly benefit our Scholarship and Financial Aid programs.

Just for you - a sneak peek at our Auction Items:

  • A stay in Senegal, West Africa
  • A trip on a fishing charter on Captiva Island, Florida as part of a week-long package
  • A Weekend in Santa Fe
  • Teachers who will cook for you
  • Local food and beverages
  • Health and Fitness
  • and much, much more to come!

Click here for information, updates and to purchase tickets. Call or email our Director of Development, Sara Keely McGuire, with any questions you may have.

2nd Semester P3 Expo - Save the Date!

Our first semester P3 Expo was such a wonderful way for students to show their P3 work that we have decided to have an Expo for second semester as well! Students will have extended P3 time at school on June 4th and 5th, and our second semester P3 Expo will be during the school day on June 7th. The Expo will be followed by the annual awards assembly, which parents are also encouraged to attend. Please put this date on your calendars. More details coming soon!

Summer at Roycemore - NEW options added!

As you are planning your Middle Schooler's summer activities, be sure to check out the options at Roycemore, including a Tumbling Camp with Ms. Wunder, for students entering grades 5-8. Several new opportunities have recently been added, for all ages.

Fourth - sixth grade students enjoyed a "book tasting" the week before spring break.

Pictures from the last social outing- our video game & movie night at school. Even the teachers got in on the fun!

The last House contest was Team Call of Duty. Congrats to the Grand Griffins House for coming in first place!

Dreaming of Spring Break

March 18, 2018

We hope you were able to join us for an amazing Palio on Friday night! Please check out pictures and videos at right and below.

Our very own Nino M. placed 8th place in 200 fly at the Illinois swimming state championship. He also placed in the top 25 in several other races. Way to go, Nino!

Several Middle School students and teachers participated in the National School Walkout last Wednesday, in response to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and others across the country recently. Pictures can be found below.

This week in humanities, our fifth and sixth graders wrapped up their units on Ancient Egypt and the Middle East respectively, and together began our next unit on the Arawak/Taino people. We analyzed the Winston Churchill quote, "History is written by the Victors," and then read Jane Yolen's wonderful book Encounter.

The seventh and eighth graders received a crash course on WWII and began working on independent research projects. As we have a two-year curriculum, the eighth graders studied WWII in more depth last year, and the seventh graders will take a closer look next year. The seventh and eighth graders, in small groups, also analyzed satire and in Fahrenheit 451, and then each group lead a discussion about the passage they had analyzed with the full class.

For more about Humanities, check out the new Humanities website!

Coming Soon

Don't miss a special Culture Club event this Monday, March 19, from 3:45 to 4:30 in Room 233. Upper Schooler Iman will present about his life in Afghanistan and Evanston. There will be Afghan borani to eat with yogurt. And tea to drink. This is a collaborative MS/US Culture Club event. We hope to see you there!

This Wednesday is our March social outing! We will have a video game and movie night at school. The cost is $5 and includes pizza. If you have not turned in a permission slip yet, please do so by Tuesday.

Spring break is Monday March 26 - Monday, April 9. The office will be open limited hours during this time. Classes resume Tuesday, April 10th.

Third quarter ends on Friday, March 23rd. Grade reports will be e-mailed home the week of April 9th. Please check in with your student and RenWeb regarding any missing work they still may be able to get in.

Cooking Club will start after spring break! Please click here to view a flyer with more info about Cooking Club. Information about all of our Clubs can be found on our Clubs page.

Other News

The Evanston Public Library is presenting a girls-only empowerment program during Spring Break (March 27-29). “Girls Be Heard!” is a new, free, three-day workshop that will guide girls to learn, explore, and grow in three key values: self-worth/confidence, respect (for self and others), and assertive communication. Click here for more details. Registration is required as space is limited. Participants can register online or call the Library at 847-448-8610.

Girls may also be interested in a one-day STEAM conference on March 24. The Expanding Your Horizons Chicago Conference will provide girls with hands-on workshops and parents with local resources and career development.

Students may be interested in a LEGO Sumo Robots competition at the Evanston Public Library. Teams of 5th to 8th graders will create their own LEGO Sumo Robots at a free event co-sponsored by the Evanston Public Library and Y.O.U. Their creations will face off in head-to-head matches, similar to real-life sumo matches, in which the robots fight to push each other out of the ring. The robot that stays inside the ring the longest wins. The event will take place on Saturday, April 7, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at Y.O.U., 1911 Church St. To register or for more information, call the Library at 847-448-8625, sign up in-person in the Loft, or register online at epl.org/sumo.

As you are planning your Middle Schooler's summer activities, be sure to check out the options at Roycemore, including a Tumbling Camp with Ms. Wunder, for students entering grades 5-8.

Parent Alert in ParentsWeb

You may want to check that your Parent Alert preferences are correct, in order to receive emergency announcements from school. Account preferences automatically default to receive Parent Alert communications, including text messages. If you would like to review/change your preferences, please do the following:

  • Log on to ParentsWeb (District Code: RS-IL)
  • Click on Family Information
  • Click on Family Demographic Information in the Online Filing Cabinet section of your dashboard
  • Click on the Custodial Parent Form button
  • Scroll down to Parent Preferences
  • Review/Change your Parent Alert settings
  • Click Save to update

Please note that some cell phone carriers or device configurations don't automatically enable the receipt of 3rd party text messages. To enable ParentAlert messages to be sent to your device, please text the word START to 22383. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Lucey, hlucey@roycemoreschool.org.

Congrats to Nino M., who competed at the Illinois state swimming championships, and placed 8th in the 200 fly!

Humanities work this week

Gaming Club is going strong!

All Middle Schoolers are involved in Palio, and in the preparations for it. MS students worked on these set designs for weeks leading up to last Friday.

The Palio grand finale is always a huge production. See below for more from Palio.

Pictures from the National Student Walkout

Palio images and videos are above. Scroll through them here, or click the arrow box at top right to see a larger view.

It's Palio Week!!

March 11, 2018

Palio is this Friday! One of Roycemore’s longest running traditions, Palio is our annual showcase of physical education, athletics, tumbling, and dance skills. Lower School Palio begins at 6:00 pm, followed by Middle & Upper School Palio at 7:30 pm. All Middle School students should be in the holding rooms at 7:15 pm.

Please remember that school is dismissed at 11:30 am this Friday, Palio Day. Students will follow a special schedule on Friday morning, with only certain classes meeting. EDP is still available until 6 pm.

This Wednesday, Roycemore students in grades 4-12 are invited to participate in the National School Walkout in response to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and others across the country recently. Beacon Academy will serve as the host location for the gathering. Middle School students may participate in the Walkout if a parent has filled out this permission form. Students without this permission form signed will NOT be able to participate. Participation in the Walkout is voluntary. Students who choose not to participate will be supervised at Roycemore, and there will be little disruption to classes.

The following clubs will meet this week:

  • Gaming Club (Monday)
  • Yoga (Wednesday)

Because of Palio, there are also several after-school tumbling rehearsals. This includes a newly added rehearsal for all Middle School tumblers, this Wednesday, from 3:30-4:10. Please see the Athletics calendar, as well as emails from Ms. Wunder, for more of the tumbling schedule.

Seventh grader Nino M. will be swimming in the Illinois State Championship from March 16-18! He will be competing in four individual events (100 fly, 200 fly, 200 breaststroke and 500 free) and two relays (400 IM and 400 free). Way to go, and good luck, Nino!

The next Middle School social outing will actually not be an outing at all - instead, all MS students are invited to stay at school for a video game, movie, and pizza night on Wednesday, March 21. See our social outings page for more info, and for the permission slip. The cost of this "outing" is $5, to cover pizza and chaperones. All Middle Schoolers are encouraged to attend!

The Evanston Public Library is presenting a girls-only empowerment program during Spring Break (March 27-29). “Girls Be Heard!” is a new, free, three-day workshop that will guide girls to learn, explore, and grow in three key values: self-worth/confidence, respect (for self and others), and assertive communication. Click here for more details. Registration is required as space is limited. Participants can register online or call the Library at 847-448-8610.

Students may be interested in a LEGO Sumo Robots competition at the Evanston Public Library. Teams of 5th to 8th graders will create their own LEGO Sumo Robots at a free event co-sponsored by the Evanston Public Library and Y.O.U. Their creations will face off in head-to-head matches, similar to real-life sumo matches, in which the robots fight to push each other out of the ring. The robot that stays inside the ring the longest wins. The event will take place on Saturday, April 7, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at Y.O.U., 1911 Church St. To register or for more information, call the Library at 847-448-8625, sign up in-person in the Loft, or register online at epl.org/sumo.

As you are planning your Middle Schooler's summer activities, be sure to check out the options at Roycemore, including a Tumbling Camp with Ms. Wunder, for students entering grades 5-8.

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, March 14, 10:00 am: National School Walkout; click here to sign permission slip
  • Friday, March 16: School dismissed at 11:30 am
  • Friday, March 16, 6:00 pm: Lower School Palio
  • Friday, March 16, 7:30 pm: Middle & Upper School Palio
  • Wednesday, March 21: MS Social Outing (video game and movie night)
  • Friday, March 23: End of 3rd Quarter
  • March 26 - April 9: Spring Break (school resumes Tuesday, April 10)

To see sports practices and games, visit our Athletics page. To view all school events, please visit the Roycemore calendar page.