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Kindness, honesty, respect and responsibility — the pillars of Rossman School's character program — have been artistically interpreted into a floor-to-ceiling mural between the Pratt Performing Arts Center and the Marshall Gymnasium. Professional artist Karla Faith visited Rossman in February to lead a team of 24 students in the design and implementation of the mural, a project made possible by art...Read more

Imagine seeing a larger-than-life wearable sculpture made out of sock monkeys. Imagine seeing another encrusted completely in sparkly sequins. What if those sculptures were worn and the people in them were dancing? What would you see? What would you think? What would you wonder? 

This winter, I took my family to the St. Louis Art Museum to see Nick Cave’s exhibit Currents 109 in the Contemporary gallery (open through March 8, 2015). Missouri native Nick Cave creates “Soundsuits” out of a variety of materials such as textiles, raffia, yarn, buttons, sequins, and other found...Read more

blog_schwaneraward2014.jpgThis winter, professional muralist Karla Faith will lead Rossman School students in the design and implementation of a mural. Ms. Faith’s visit is made possible by the Helen Schwaner Faculty Professional Development Award, which was presented November 3 to Rossman School art teacher Erica Spangler.

In 1996, the...Read more

Fifth grade recently embarked on a photography field trip to downtown St. Louis to experience the architecture of their great city. In art class, the students have been learning how to compose a photograph and used these skills to capture images of the architectural elements that inspired them. These elements included famous buildings, sculptures, landscaping, and other architecture that captured their imaginations.

The first stop on the journey was the Old Courthouse. Throughout the 19th century the Old Courthouse served not only as a house of justice, but also as a public...Read more

Yarn Paintings

After learning to draw different types of lines, Senior Kindergarten students turned yarn into line paintings. Enjoy their original and creative masterpieces.

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By Nathaniel B.



Twenty-one Rossman fifth and sixth graders delighted audiences March 11 and 12, with their production of Once Upon a Mattress, a fun and quirky musical comedy based on the classic fairy tale. Rossman students were joined by children and parents from five area schools on the hunt for a princess worthy of the precious Prince Dauntless, and an evening performance entertained parents and members of the Rossman community.

"It has been an absolute honor to watch this cast’s journey these past seven months," said director Libby Salvia and Musical Director Karen Coletti in their...Read more


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