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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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As we look out across the sea of faces in sixth grade these days, something seems a little different. Everyone is smiling, swaying and moving gently up and down to his or her own rhythm, like blades of sea grass, bobbing gently in a warm blue sea. Then, the topic of discussion changes and the students’ excitement becomes palpable. The once quiet, gentle movements shift and bodies begin to bounce a little higher, introducing more randomness into the group rhythm. The quiet sea turns more turbulent.

“Ok guys, turn it down a notch. You’re making us seasick up here!” we say with a smile...Read more

Rossman has always been strong in the science, technology, and math parts of STEM education. Integrating engineering into an elementary curriculum is a bit more challenging. After reading my NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) Science Scope journals this summer, I decided to introduce several engineering activities to fifth and sixth graders.

The sixth graders have just finished a unit on the water cycle and watersheds. They learned the specific components that make up watersheds and how watersheds work. They also know now where water treatment plants fit into the...Read more

John Dewey, an influential American educator and philosopher, supported that “we learn from reflecting on experience.” Field trips are an integral part of the learning process, providing relevance through real-life connections. They offer students the perfect opportunity to build on their prior knowledge and think deeply about their experiences. We are fortunate at Rossman School to take wonderful field trips with our students for their educational benefit, and I encourage you to do the same as a family.

As part of our classroom routine in social studies, students are challenged, in...Read more

The morning of September 28, Rossman’s sixth grade homeroom teachers and students climbed on a charter bus and headed south to Potosi, Missouri. The excitement was palpable as the students hugged their moms and dads goodbye for the week and wondered what to expect in the days to come. This adventure with the sixth grade students taught lessons and created memories that will last a lifetime.

With smiles on their faces and excitement in their voices, our camp counselors greeted the bus near a sign that read, “This is where the road ends and the fun begins.” The students matched the...Read more

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

Shiver me timbers! There are pirates in the library!

Aye matey! You heard it correctly. Reading pirates have invaded the library! JK, SK and first grade enjoyed dressing like pirates last week to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day. It was a mighty day filled with pirate stories, walking the plank, sea songs, hunting for treasure and munching on goldfish. Libraries aren’t the quiet places they once were. Arrgh!

Aside from our pirate adventures, the library year has started full speed ahead. Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students are encouraged to read a new set of books each...Read more

Traveling from 2015 back to 1862 and to outer space and back home in only four days was an exhilarating yet exhausting experience for Rossman sixth grade students. Weary travelers returned home last Friday evening after visiting Shiloh National Battlefield Park in Shiloh, Tennessee, Ivy Green, Helen Keller’s birthplace in Tuscumbia, Alabama, and then Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.

blog_spacecamp-5.jpgOur first stop was a tour of Shiloh where thousands of...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


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