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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

blog_finemotor-4.jpgIn the art room, children are getting creative, solving problems, and even exercising. This may be a surprise. Although we don’t often break a sweat, each day little hands are building up their fine motor muscles. In addition to all of the great educational benefits of the visual arts, the physical development that takes place in the classroom is also...Read more

blog-reuse-6.jpgThere is an ongoing effort in education to collaborate, communicate and connect across the curriculum. In the fall, after a shipment of new supplies was delivered to Mrs. Taylor, our technology coordinator, she offered the packing pieces to the SK classroom. We quickly put them to good use. What a wonderful time of constructing and creating evolved from this...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

Ten fifth and sixth graders led audiences on a journey to find hope and happiness with their production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” on March 15 and 16. Rossman students and parents were joined by children from two local preschools for the musical based on the Peanuts comic strip.

“These young performers have worked very hard to bring Charles Schultz’s characters to life,” said director Anna Blair in her directors’ note, “and I believe they have brought great talent, great effort and most of all, heart to these delightful friends from all of our childhoods.”

The COCA...Read more

Fifth graders have been learning about a variety of artists in art class. Each student chose an artist’s name out of a hat. They used an iPad to research their assigned artist and discover when they worked, what art movement they were a part of, the style of art they created, and what types of art materials they used. Each student designed a large Rossman apple in the style of their artist and then presented their finished artwork and research to the class.

The goal was not to just recreate a work of art, but to make their own art influenced by their researched artist. It was fun to...Read more

Over the summer, with the help of wonderful staff members Leon Haywood and Ronnie Patrick, Rossman installed a Make and Create LEGO Wall in the Tech Center. This 10.5 ft. x 6 ft. wall, generously funded by the Rossman School Parents’ Club, offers an epic learning space for students of all ages.

The idea for the LEGO Wall developed while reviewing and analyzing the MakerSpace movement that has become popular in schools all over the world. We wanted to introduce the MakerSpace concept to Rossman with something that everyone can enjoy and admire. Just a week into the new...Read more

blog_artshow1.jpgFour Rossman students were honored at the Creve Coeur Arbor Day Celebration and Art Show on April 26. Two students claimed first place in their respective categories, and two others received honorable mentions. The winning works of art, which were created in art classes at Rossman under the direction of art teacher Erica Spangler, will hang in the Creve Coeur Government Center for a month. Pictured at right: three of the four art show...Read more

blog_jkart-2.jpgJunior Kindergarten explores the lives and works of great artists throughout our school year. We have found that their works of art not only enhance our curriculum, but also enrich the overall development of our youngest students. Piet Mondrian, Grandma Moses, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, and Vincent Van Gogh are just some of the artists we have studied.

Our children learn more about the artist than the painting, drawing,...Read more

Fifteen fifth and sixth graders enchanted audiences March 10 and 11 with their production of Peter Pan, a musical based on the play by J.M. Barrie. Rossman students were joined by children and parents from five area schools on the delightful journey to Neverland, and an evening performance entertained parents and members of the community.

“This was the perfect script to showcase [Rossman students’] English accents and Scottish brogues, nimble sword fights and fairy-like grace,” said director Libby Salvia and musical director Karen Coletti in their directors’ note. “Not many [...Read more

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