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March 2015

As part of our focus on America, fifth grade social studies journeyed to 1861 to study the Civil War in depth. Students built a background of knowledge by reading, discussing, watching and collaborating. They became experts on the differences between the North and South, the Underground Railroad, secession, the Confederacy, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, significant battles, the Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg Address, Sherman’s March to the Sea, Abraham Lincoln as President, and much more.

After a comprehensive exam, students embarked on a journey through President...Read more

Fifteen fifth and sixth graders enchanted audiences March 10 and 11 with their production of Peter Pan, a musical based on the play by J.M. Barrie. Rossman students were joined by children and parents from five area schools on the delightful journey to Neverland, and an evening performance entertained parents and members of the community.

“This was the perfect script to showcase [Rossman students’] English accents and Scottish brogues, nimble sword fights and fairy-like grace,” said director Libby Salvia and musical director Karen Coletti in their directors’ note. “Not many [...Read more

The Class of 2009 made a valiant effort in the 28th annual Spirit Day basketball game on March 6, but the fifth and sixth graders defeated the high school seniors 71-14. However, the alumni team proved victorious too, showing a great sense of humor and impressive skills amidst the 13 imaginative alumni handicaps dreamed up by P.E. teachers Jenna Babcock and Larry Huusko. 

Twenty-six members of Rossman’s Class of 2009 returned for the hijinks. The returning seniors represented John Burroughs School (10), Ladue High School (3), MICDS (6), Parkway Central High School (1), St. Louis....Read more

The Rossman School Parents’ Club rolled out the red carpet on March 7 for a media-themed trivia night that raised more than $40,000 for the children of Rossman School. Nearly 150 parents, alumni and faculty gathered in the Marshall gymnasium to participate in the rousing trivia competition, which ended in a three-way tie for first place. Teams also competed in contests for best costume and best table decorations. Up for grabs in a silent auction was a dazzling array of class projects and Rossman rarities.

The event was chaired by six dedicated parents: Praida Daengsurisri, Lucie...Read more

Intensely passionate about learning, Rossman teachers are constantly seeking to grow as both educators and parents. If you're looking for a book to bring to the beach or curl up with on the couch over spring break, check out this list of teacher-recommended books on parenting and children.

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