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One thing I’ve come to love about Rossman is our incredible alumni network. Our graduates go out and do amazing things for their communities, but they also make time to come back and serve our Rossman students. This fall, I am grateful to the many Rossman alumni who took time out of their busy schedules to participate in our Sixth Grade Alumni Interview Day. 

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Student Council allows students to become actively involved in decision making for the Rossman School community. With everything happening in the world right now, it is more important than ever to encourage students to express themselves and have open lines of communication with both the faculty and student body. Allowing students to take control in a time when they feel like they have none, can help them express their emotions. It is also crucial that we keep a sense of normalcy within the school and something as identifiable as Student Council is a great way to achieve that goal. ...Read more

Year after year, we witness fourth graders burst with excitement when participating in our service project, supporting the Humane Society. It’s easy to see how much children love animals. More recently, we’ve noticed this affection in our fourth grade Zoom meetings. During any given virtual gathering, you may see dogs, cats, hamsters and other beloved family pets pop on the screen while hearing a collective “awww” from the class. While many of us feel a deep connection with animals, children in particular form especially strong relationships with our furry friends. The best part is that...Read more

blog_spangleruganda-14.jpgOver spring break last year, my husband (John), daughter (Ellie) and I went to Kawete, Uganda. There we worked at CCLS-U, an elementary school that is supported and funded by their sister school here in Kirkwood, MO, where my husband is a seventh grade teacher. That trip was life-changing for the three of us in many ways. It impacted my husband...Read more

When you hear the word sustainable, what comes to mind? Recycling? Composting? “Going green”? Rossman’s Upper School students began the school year by learning that this word means a whole lot more than that! After several activities in science class, they’ve started to develop a much deeper understanding of the concept. Our staff has also been discussing the meaning of sustainability and how we can more fully incorporate the process of educating for sustainability at Rossman School.

The accepted definition of sustainability is “when the environmental, economic, and social needs of...Read more

Did you know that all independent schools have an Annual Fund – elementary schools, secondary schools and even colleges? While public schools rely on support from the government and taxes, private schools rely solely on tuition, income from their endowment and Annual Fund gifts.

Parent support of Rossman’s Annual Fund is vital to the success of the school. You might ask, “How does my Annual Fund gift affect my child, his classmates, the faculty and staff, or the school?” A few of our faculty and staff reflected on some of the ways the Annual Fund enhances learning in and out of the...Read more

The American Heart Association recently named Rossman among the top 10 Missouri schools raising funds through the association’s “Jump Rope for Heart” and “Hoops for Heart” fundraisers in 2016-2017. 

Last February, more than 150 Rossman students in grades 2 through 6 participated in the events, raising $11,790. The School has supported Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart for over 25 years, raising more than $170,000 for heart research and health education.

Co-coordinators for the events are physical education teachers Larry Huusko and Jenna Lucas, who were presented with the AHA’s...Read more

Rossman strives to provide a traditional education with innovation. Woven throughout the school’s program are innovative projects such as the sixth grade symbolizing heroes through ceramic art pieces, the third grade building rotational symmetry with LEGOs in art, and the fifth grade experimenting in science with motorized Scribble Bot machines to name a few. Innovation occurs when teachers communicate and inspire each other with new ideas.

Summer is the perfect time to continue innovative projects for children. Passions can be captured, and there is time to “play”, create,...Read more

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This week, the Rossman community celebrated the school’s 100th year with a Day of Service personifying the values Rossman has held close for a century. Students, faculty, staff and parent volunteers participated in the “Service Triathlon” supporting three non-profit organizations: Good Shepherd Children and Family Services in St. Louis, Operation Gratitude...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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