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December 2016

Diving Into Google Classroom

A little over two years since its release, Google Classroom has revolutionized education in many ways. Because Google launched the program at a seemingly inopportune time—right at the start of the 2014 school year—I was initially reluctant to implement it without having time to explore it beforehand. However, Rossman’s technology coordinator, Becky Taylor, assured me that it was a very user-friendly program, and fortunately, I decided to jump in head-first, figuring that my tech-savvy students and I could learn how best...Read more

Mr. Rogers said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” In the sixth grade, students write a research paper about a world challenge for which they are passionate. The students then research that topic, take notes, create an outline, and write a research paper educating others about the important issue. Throughout the research process, students discover people who are heroes for their cause. They share with the class heroes they find and what heroic actions these people are...Read more

Rossman School in Creve Coeur has received a $1 million grant from the William R. Orthwein Jr and Laura Rand Orthwein Foundation. The gift, which comes as the independent preparatory elementary school celebrates its 100th year, will establish an endowment fund to support faculty and staff professional development in perpetuity.

“For a century, Rossman has prided itself on recruiting, retaining and supporting the finest educators,” said Head of School Pat Shipley. “This transformational gift will enable us to continue that legacy by providing a permanent fund to support our educators...Read more

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