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In honor of Rossman's Centennial, this year's Rossman Players production, “The Rossman Players Retrospective,” featured excerpts from Rossman Players musicals over the past ten years. With each scene, the cast of fourteen fifth and sixth graders not only revived a chapter of Rossman Players history but also presented the story of a character whose journey leads them to stand up to adversity and discover an unknown strength within themselves. Presented March 14 and 15, the musical revue was a hit with audiences, especially those for whom the scenes brought back memories of...Read more

Twenty-two alumni from the Class of 2011 teamed up March 10 for Rossman’s 30th annual Spirit Day basketball game. The high school seniors went head to head with fifth and sixth graders, making a valiant effort despite the wacky games concocted by P.E. teachers Larry Huusko and Jenna Lucas. The alumni handicaps included imaginative challenges like: “Hula Hoop Ball,” in which the alumni team played ball while paired up inside hula hoops; “Spring Break Beach Ball,” which required the alumni to keep a beach ball in the air during play; and “Relative Game,” which transformed siblings of alumni...Read more

For many years, first grade students have enjoyed an interactive and educational field trip to the Magic House. This challenging program, designed for second and third graders, provides our students with a taste of life as a working adult within a community.

In preparation for this recent field trip, students were assigned jobs such as veterinarian, banker, nurse or park ranger. They learned about the skills necessary to complete their upcoming tasks. Additionally, we spent several weeks studying various aspects of the economy including goods and services, producers and consumers,...Read more

This year I met a new friend who has challenged my thinking about my responsibility as a mother and educator in the most wonderful ways. He is the doorman at my favorite New York City hotel and his name is Laughter. Born in Africa, Laughter’s mother bestowed on her sweet baby boy a gift for life, his name. Naming a child is a critical rite of passage in his African culture as it is a parent’s declaration of the child’s uniqueness and a symbolic representation of the blessing and virtue wished upon his life. Laughter’s moniker is the perfect ontological expression of his temperament, spirit...Read more

How many parents take the time to read aloud to their children every night? Here’s what all parents need to know: You should definitely, absolutely, read aloud to your kids … all the time … and not just when they’re little. All young children love their favorite books read to them over and over again. It may seem repetitive to adults, but research shows that repeated reading of favorite books can boost vocabulary by up to 40%. It can be a strong contributing factor to a child’s success in school. You’d be surprised by how many of your older children still love being read to.

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