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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

In 1825, a young Abraham Lincoln borrowed a book from a neighbor and while in his possession, the book was ruined due to a roof leak. Lincoln worked for his neighbor to compensate for the book’s value, thus becoming the first book Lincoln would personally own. Through this brief glimpse into our 16th president’s life, there is much to admire and learn about Lincoln’s character, his respect for learning and the responsibility he exhibited to repay his neighbor. As parents and educators, Lincoln’s life stories present many opportunities to teach the intangible, yet enduring values Rossman...Read more

Rossman School was recently honored at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Gateway Chapter’s Light the Night event. The annual event celebrates the strides that have been made in the fight against blood cancer and culminates with a walk to raise awareness for blood cancers and funds for research. Rossman was recognized as a top school for “Student Series” at the event, having made the second largest donation of St. Louis area schools last year.

Last spring, Rossman’s 2015-2016 Student Council representatives coordinated a series of successful fundraisers to support LLS. The...Read more

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Welcome to the world of “The 7 Habits of Happy Kids.” The 7 Habits are leadership qualities introduced in Sean Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. These highly effective habits teach students to enter the 21st century with confidence, character and leadership skills. Along...Read more

Fourteen Rossman School students, teachers, parents and friends recently stepped into the spotlight to have their tresses trimmed for the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program, which provides women battling cancer with free, real-hair wigs. Stylists from Hair Solutions salon in Des Peres performed the haircuts in front of the entire school October 17. Together the participants surpassed their goal of donating 100 inches in honor of the school’s 100th year.

Click here to view the “100 Inches for 100 Years” photo gallery...Read more

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