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Great Stories. Great Graduates.

It is my honor to introduce you to another incredible Rossman alumnus who truly makes a positive impact everywhere he goes. I had the opportunity to catch up with Sohan Kancherla as he began the second semester of his freshman year at Harvard University. Enjoy the following interview with a humble young man who embodies the Rossman mission of commitment to excellence.

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What do you think about when you hear the word dance? Most likely, half of you smile ear to ear and the other half cringe at the thought. That is pretty close to the reaction our Upper School students have when we announce our dance unit each year.

The first week of the unit is spent listening to music, learning to find the beat and practicing setting each move or combination of moves to an eight-count. Each year, we also study a specific dance style, so students have at least four different types of dance in their repertoire upon graduating.

After this introduction, students...Read more

While recently conversing with a third grade child at lunch, he shared with me his excitement about the “numerous” houses he would visit on Halloween. I was struck immediately with his ease of using the word “numerous.” Clearly, he had a firm understanding of the word, which he spoke so fluently! It was obvious to me that he is well on his way to developing a strong vocabulary.

Rossman teachers explicitly weave vocabulary into their daily instruction, creating a seamless transition from learning words orally at a young age to acquiring the tools to learn from the written text. While...Read more

Twenty-six alumni from the Class of 2012 teamed up March 2 for Rossman’s 31st 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: “Olympic Pairs Figure Basketball,” a tribute to the Olympics in which the alumni had to hold hands as they played; “Seussmania Basketball,” which required the alumni to wear festive costumes and recite lines from Seuss books in honor of the author...Read more

Over the past few years I have seen a great push in schools across the country for getting children moving in their classrooms. Research is showing all of the connections between active children and learning. Many educators from all over have seen the benefits of recess and physical education and have begun to take this concept a step further.  

As a P.E. teacher, I can’t help but continue the push for more movement in the classroom. I have been reading a few books on this topic and studying more intentional use of movement in the classroom. One book is called 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

Physical Education has had a fantastic beginning to the 2016-2017 school year. Students enjoyed the “spongy” new track surface in P. E. classes their first day. It not only looks really nice but it also feels softer when running or walking. The new track along with the improved long jump pit (the big sand box to the JK and SK students) and soccer field make for quite a picturesque scene from the top of the hill by the school.

Speaking of the soccer field, Rossman School hosted the annual Invitational Soccer tournament for our consortium of independent schools September 24. Seven...Read more

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Enhanced performance, increased safety, improved durability and greater functionality — these are among the cutting-edge features students are experiencing this year with Rossman’s new state-of-the-art track.

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More than 250 people attended the Golden Apple Gala, an evening of philanthropy and fun for the Rossman School community. Held March 12 at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, the biennial event featured silent and live auctions, an exquisite dinner and the theme “Inspired by You.”
 
The dazzling array of auction items up for grabs — including sensational jewelry, rare sports memorabilia, magnificent vacations, Rossman Rarities and much more — helped the Rossman School Parents’ Club raise more than $200,000 for the children of Rossman
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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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