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web_picnic-1.jpgWhen Mary Rossman and Helen Schwaner founded Rossman School in 1917, the world had yet to experience the culinary delights of food trucks and froYo. The sport of bubble soccer and art of balloon modeling had yet to be dreamed up, and green screens and bubble buses had...Read more



Enhanced performance, increased safety, improved durability and greater functionality — these are among the cutting-edge features students are experiencing this year with Rossman’s new state-of-the-art track.

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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

Rossman School fifth grader Logan D. was among 100 students to compete in the Missouri Geographic Bee on April 1 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The contest was part of the National Geographic Society’s National Geographic Bee. It is the 28th year students from thousands of schools across the United States and its territories have participated in the challenging oral test of geographic knowledge.

Competing alongside students in grades 4 through 8, Logan answered dozens of difficult questions during the state bee,...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.”

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More than 250 people attended the Golden Apple Gala, an evening of philanthropy and fun for the Rossman School community. Held March 12 at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, the biennial event featured silent and live auctions, an exquisite dinner and the theme “Inspired by You.”
The dazzling array of auction items up for grabs — including sensational jewelry, rare sports memorabilia, magnificent vacations, Rossman Rarities and much more — helped the Rossman School Parents’ Club raise more than $200,000 for the children of Rossman
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Twenty alumni from the Class of 2010 teamed up March 4 for Rossman’s 29th 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: "Barrel Ball," in which the alumni team played ball while holding up Kan Jam goals; "Daytona 500" in which only alumni riding on scooters could shoot, pass or dribble; "Relative Game," in which relatives of the alumni created some friendly

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The American Heart Association has recognized Rossman School for raising the most money among the Missouri schools that participated in the AHA’s “Jump Rope for Heart” and “Hoops for Heart” fundraisers in 2014-2015. A Rossman fourth grader was also honored for ranking 12th among the Missouri students who raised donations for the events.

It is the second consecutive year that Rossman has exceeded all Missouri schools in funds raised. Last February, more than 150 Rossman students in grades 2 through 6 participated in the events, raising $15,268. The School has supported Jump Rope and...Read more

The sounds of the Rossman School Holiday Program are still lingering in my ears. Last Thursday, over 200 students took to the stage at Missouri Baptist University’s Pillsbury Chapel and Dale Williams Fine Arts Center for the first time.

Weeks before, anticipation mounted as the littlest students wondered about the “red cape program” and older students worked hard in music class practicing pitch, articulation, rhythm patterns and how to look joyful. These preparations are not new, as Rossman School has presented a holiday program since 1917. However, standing on risers in a new venue...Read more


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