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Rossman fifth graders participate every year in the Bird Sleuth program through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. At the beginning of the year, each student is assigned a focus bird, which he or she will become an expert in identifying. The hope is that every student will become an expert on all 32 birds early in the school year.

At least twice each month, the students spend time studying the birds on or near the three bird feeders in the courtyard outside the fifth grade classroom. They identify and record all the birds that they see. Then I...Read more

Rossman School was awarded the Mission Impact Award by the American Heart Association (AHA) at the St. Louis volunteer appreciation celebration on September 13. Rossman has supported the AHA’s Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart fundraisers for over 25 years, raising more than $150,000 for heart research and health education. Last year, Rossman’s small group of 150 participants raised $15,757 through the two events.

Rossman’s physical education teachers, Jenna Babcock and Larry Huusko, were honored at the volunteer celebration for coordinating the annual fundraisers and...Read more

On the morning of September 15, Rossman School sixth graders left Rossman for their traditional camping trip. We hopped on the bus sans any electronics and began a week of team-building challenges and memories.


The camp staff waited for us with smiles on their faces, ready to guide our students through their first challenge — the creek walk. This water-and-crayfish-filled pathway led the students to camp where they climbed up the bank, some of them wet to their shoulders and others completely dry! The students hiked up the rock path to their cabins,...Read more

blog_scientists-1.jpgWe have been busy bodies in science, observing, investigating and discovering! First graders have been exploring the Earth, learning about the layers and what each layer is composed of. They were thrilled to have geologist Quinn Kiley come in to talk to them about the Earth and answer all their questions. We’ve developed an understanding of the...Read more

Yarn Paintings

After learning to draw different types of lines, Senior Kindergarten students turned yarn into line paintings. Enjoy their original and creative masterpieces.

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By Nathaniel B.




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