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Last weekend was a big one for Rossman athletes. Fifth and sixth graders represented our school at the annual Rossman School Soccer Tournament. The entire school started the weekend off in style on Friday by wearing blue and gold to show their school spirit and cheer on our team. The pre-game spirit day worked! Rossman played games against five different teams and went undefeated! Our team scored sixteen goals in those five games and had zero goals scored against us.

Thirty students participated in the tournament and many more students cheered on their classmates. One of the most...Read more

twp_2015.pngFor the third-consecutive year, Rossman School has been named a Top Workplace by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. In its annual “Top Places to Work” issue, the newspaper ranked Rossman the top educational organization in the small companies category and the seventh small company overall.

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, a leading research firm on organizational health...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

Rossman School sixth grader Devin K. earned a Top 10 placement in the 2015 Missouri State Scholastic Chess Championship Tournament held in Columbia, Mo. on March 28. The 12-year-old placed ninth in the Sixth Grade and Under division of the prestigious competition.

More than 500 students in grades 1 through 12 competed in the championship. Although other schools had up to five players on their teams, Devin was proud to be the sole representative of Rossman School. Devin has been a member of the Rossman Chess Club under coach Jason Clark for three years and recently began playing...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

The Class of 2009 made a valiant effort in the 28th annual Spirit Day basketball game on March 6, but the fifth and sixth graders defeated the high school seniors 71-14. However, the alumni team proved victorious too, showing a great sense of humor and impressive skills amidst the 13 imaginative alumni handicaps dreamed up by P.E. teachers Jenna Babcock and Larry Huusko. 

Twenty-six members of Rossman’s Class of 2009 returned for the hijinks. The returning seniors represented John Burroughs School (10), Ladue High School (3), MICDS (6), Parkway Central High School (1), St. Louis....Read more

The Rossman School Parents’ Club rolled out the red carpet on March 7 for a media-themed trivia night that raised more than $40,000 for the children of Rossman School. Nearly 150 parents, alumni and faculty gathered in the Marshall gymnasium to participate in the rousing trivia competition, which ended in a three-way tie for first place. Teams also competed in contests for best costume and best table decorations. Up for grabs in a silent auction was a dazzling array of class projects and Rossman rarities.

The event was chaired by six dedicated parents: Praida Daengsurisri, Lucie...Read more


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

Betty G. Birney, author of the popular “According to Humphrey” books, recently stopped by the library to talk with Rossman second graders. We gathered around an interactive whiteboard to welcome Mrs. Birney via Skype Classroom.

The students greeted Mrs. Birney with great questions and enthusiasm. She graciously shared information about herself, her writing career and Humphrey (a fictional classroom pet hamster). A St. Louis native, Mrs. Birney was excited to meet a class from her hometown. 

It was a special 30 minutes learning about an author and her book series. Mrs. Birney...Read more

The Rossman School campus was transformed into an Irish farm last week, with wooden sheep scattered throughout the lawn to greet families as they drove through the parking lot. Meanwhile, traditional Irish music floated through the halls, brightening each morning — and even inspiring a little dancing — as students settled into their classrooms. International Week, a biennial Rossman tradition, had arrived, and this year students would experience Ireland!

A special Monday Morning Gathering kicked off the weeklong celebration. A handful of student volunteers presented fun facts about...Read more


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