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May 2016

Students at Rossman School placed first among sixth graders and second among fifth graders in the National Geography Challenge this spring.

In the nationwide challenge, the scores of the top 10 students are combined to determine the team score. Rossman’s sixth grade class won its division, recording a team average of 88%. Also averaging 88%, the fifth grade team finished just 21 points behind the national champions. 

The National Geography Challenge is sponsored by the National Council for Geographic Education. The written exam tests general knowledge of geography, map skills...Read more

artshow2016-4.jpgThree Rossman School students were honored at the Creve Coeur Arbor Day Celebration and Art Show on May 1. Two students claimed second place in their respective categories, and another received an honorable mention. The theme of the all-ages art contest was “Wonders of Nature.” The winning works of art were created in art classes at Rossman under the...Read more

With summer near, it is a great time to start planning ways to keep your family active and fit. Whether it is a day of cycling, a triathlon or a 5K Fun Run, these types of gatherings bring families together to celebrate health and wellness. Here are just a few events scheduled throughout the St. Louis area this summer. Check them out, and have a safe, healthy and active summer!

May 30 - Memorial Day Run 10K/5K/Fun Run, University City, MO  

June 2 - ...Read more

¡Muchas felicidades al sexto grado en su graduación que se aproxima! ¡Buena suerte! (Congratulations to sixth grade on their upcoming graduation. Best of luck!)

As I reflect on my experience teaching Spanish to the Rossman School Class of 2016, I am filled with many precious memories and much pride. Some of my favorite moments with this class have been observing the students have conversations in Spanish. Their enthusiasm and aptitude for these exercises has always filled me with joy. Here is a video clip from 2013, when the class was in fourth grade.

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The months between school years have always been an opportunity to relax and spend more time with family. However, as we know, the daily routines of the school year become disrupted once summer recess begins. We often find ourselves allowing children to sleep in and focus on T.V. or computer games rather than holding them to a daily schedule of constructive activities. The summer flexibility, which is a good break for students, can sometimes lead to too much loss of routine and skills that take time to get back when school starts again.

Maintaining Reading, Communication and...Read more

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