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When you hear the word sustainable, what comes to mind? Recycling? Composting? “Going green”? Rossman’s Upper School students began the school year by learning that this word means a whole lot more than that! After several activities in science class, they’ve started to develop a much deeper understanding of the concept. Our staff has also been discussing the meaning of sustainability and how we can more fully incorporate the process of educating for sustainability at Rossman School.

The accepted definition of sustainability is “when the environmental, economic, and social needs of...Read more

Did you know that all independent schools have an Annual Fund – elementary schools, secondary schools and even colleges? While public schools rely on support from the government and taxes, private schools rely solely on tuition, income from their endowment and Annual Fund gifts.

Parent support of Rossman’s Annual Fund is vital to the success of the school. You might ask, “How does my Annual Fund gift affect my child, his classmates, the faculty and staff, or the school?” A few of our faculty and staff reflected on some of the ways the Annual Fund enhances learning in and out of the...Read more

The American Heart Association recently named Rossman among the top 10 Missouri schools raising funds through the association’s “Jump Rope for Heart” and “Hoops for Heart” fundraisers in 2016-2017. 

Last February, more than 150 Rossman students in grades 2 through 6 participated in the events, raising $11,790. The School has supported Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart for over 25 years, raising more than $170,000 for heart research and health education.

Co-coordinators for the events are physical education teachers Larry Huusko and Jenna Lucas, who were presented with the AHA’s...Read more

Rossman strives to provide a traditional education with innovation. Woven throughout the school’s program are innovative projects such as the sixth grade symbolizing heroes through ceramic art pieces, the third grade building rotational symmetry with LEGOs in art, and the fifth grade experimenting in science with motorized Scribble Bot machines to name a few. Innovation occurs when teachers communicate and inspire each other with new ideas.

Summer is the perfect time to continue innovative projects for children. Passions can be captured, and there is time to “play”, create,...Read more

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This week, the Rossman community celebrated the school’s 100th year with a Day of Service personifying the values Rossman has held close for a century. Students, faculty, staff and parent volunteers participated in the “Service Triathlon” supporting three non-profit organizations: Good Shepherd Children and Family Services in St. Louis, Operation Gratitude...Read more

Rossman School was recently honored at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Gateway Chapter’s Light the Night event. The annual event celebrates the strides that have been made in the fight against blood cancer and culminates with a walk to raise awareness for blood cancers and funds for research. Rossman was recognized as a top school for “Student Series” at the event, having made the second largest donation of St. Louis area schools last year.

Last spring, Rossman’s 2015-2016 Student Council representatives coordinated a series of successful fundraisers to support LLS. The...Read more

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

The fifth grade students at Rossman School recently finished their service project for Kids Against Hunger. The students have been volunteering their time and energy to raise an impressive $1,500 over the last few months. This money was used to buy food for more than 4,000 meals for those in need. On March 8, the students worked in an assembly line and packaged the ready-to-eat meals, which will be sent to different areas of Central America in a few weeks to feed those experiencing severe hunger.

“Kids Against Hunger packages highly...Read more

Just this week we noticed one of our first graders writing a "get well" note to a friend who was sick at home. Nobody asked him to write the card, it was simply his own concern for his friend that prompted his act of kindness. Just as many say, “kindness is contagious,” his small, sweet gesture gave another friend the impulse to write a similar note. Oh, the ripples of compassion!

Throughout our day we catch many glimpses of kindness in action: sharing sharpened pencils when a friend’s lead breaks, offers to push a friend on the swings, tying a friend’s shoelaces, and patiently...Read more

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Rossman School fourth graders recently took a field trip to the Humane Society of Missouri, an organization that fights against cruelty towards animals and provides shelter to homeless and lost pets. Prior to our trip, fourth graders and their families collected items to donate to the shelter. Every morning, a new pile of blankets, toys, towels, and pet food would appear in the corner of our classroom.

Excitement buzzed through the air when...Read more

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