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In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, Rossman was one of 30,000 schools worldwide to participate in the first ever “Hour of Code.” Over 16 million students joined in the fun using a variety of programs to learn and experience the basics of code.

Rossman students had a blast, from JK telling their BeeBots (programmable “bee” robots) how to get from one place to another to first grade rolling fuzzy balls through different mazes using the iPad app Kodable. Second graders manipulated “Light-Bots” on the iPad, instructing them to jump, turn, and move forward, backward, right...Read more

Nine hundred and forty Saturdays.

Dr. Harley Rotbart, pediatric doctor and author of No Regrets Parenting, did the math. He states that between the day a child is born and the time he or she turns 18, a family has 940 Saturdays — and 260 of them, Dr. Rotbart reminds us, are gone by your child’s fifth birthday. That’s poof! Gone! That fact is rather alarming!

We’ve all heard the expression, “A family that plays together stays together.” The benefits of playing board games are for both young and old alike. Children are curious little beings and absolutely...Read more

Rossman School has been approved as a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) site. This is very exciting for both our faculty and staff, as well as our Upper School students. Many of the secondary schools that Rossman graduates will attend are already using GAFE. We are now able to better prepare them for how they will create and communicate when they leave Rossman for future educational endeavors.

Upper School students will now have the ability to create online documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. They have an entire productivity suite at their fingertips. With the...Read more

Author Peter Lerangis recently visited Rossman School to share tales of adventure and writing with third through sixth grade students. Lerangis is the author of more than 160 books, including two books in the New York Times bestselling series The 39 Clues.

Captivating students with his passionate, animated storytelling, Lerangis shared the joys and challenges of life as an author and inspired students to write their own stories. “My daughter enjoyed his visit and announced in the car on the way home that she had her own idea for a story to write,” said parent Chantelle...Read more

Internationally renowned writer Barry Lane will soon visit Rossman School to share his expertise and inspire students through writer’s workshops and an assembly.

Lane’s two-day visit is made possible by the Helen Schwaner Faculty Professional Development Award, which was presented Nov. 4 to Rossman School sixth grade teachers Debbie Brummit and Jim Holmes.

In 1996, the Cummings family established an endowment to fund this award, which is given annually to a member or members of the Rossman faculty to provide opportunities for furthering their professional development and...Read more

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