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October 2016

Fourteen Rossman School students, teachers, parents and friends recently stepped into the spotlight to have their tresses trimmed for the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program, which provides women battling cancer with free, real-hair wigs. Stylists from Hair Solutions salon in Des Peres performed the haircuts in front of the entire school October 17. Together the participants surpassed their goal of donating 100 inches in honor of the school’s 100th year.

Click here to view the “100 Inches for 100 Years” photo gallery...Read more


You turn on the faucet and fresh, clean water comes gushing out. Have you ever stopped to think about how incredibly lucky we are to have that luxury? In fifth grade, we have been studying our watershed since the beginning of the year. We recently got the chance to see...Read more

A Flight from Conversation

Conversations are key to language development, the exchange of thoughts and ideas and listening to each other. People learn by hearing each other’s thoughts while observing facial and body expressions that show emotions.

“Face to face conversation is the most human and humanizing thing we do,” says Sherry Turkle in her book Reclaiming Conversation – The Power of Talk in a Digital Age. “Fully present to one another, we learn to...Read more


As the winter months approach and the seasons change, we tend to see more colds, coughs and flus going around the school. However, our second graders are prepared to fight the battle. In the Lower School science classroom we are learning defenses against germs and strategies to help prevent the spread. Before we could help prevent the...Read more

The Class of 2017 recently returned from a week at sixth grade camp. Through activities like creek walking, orienteering, woodworking, journal making, barter games, rock climbing, night hikes, and more, this class verified their ability to problem solve, overcome mental obstacles and work together as a team, time and time again.

A highlight for this class was when they successfully completed the legendary dot game (which requires focus, strategy, and teamwork). Not only did the Class of 2017 complete the task a day before the deadline, but they also solved the game a second time in...Read more

With the start of the school year, many parents are looking for creative ideas for snacks that are appetizing, satisfying and healthy. Snacks are not meant to replace a meal but to provide relief from hunger until the next meal.

A “calorie-wise” snack is one that is considered to be just half the calories of a meal. Though just like a meal, a snack should be satiating and a combination of protein, healthy fat and complex carbohydrates. As an example, when eating a piece of fruit (which causes a rise in blood sugar), add protein to the mix, possibly a mozzarella cheese stick or a...Read more

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