Lower School Highlights

True Belonging in a Community

A community is defined as a unified body of individuals. There are many different types of communities, and it is the mission, vision, and values of each group that unifies the individuals in the community. The Ravenscroft community is connected and guided by our shared passion and commitment to...
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Guest Posts

STEM+ in Lower School

This is a guest post from Ruth Thomas, Curriculum and Instruction Specialist. Please click the links within the post to see lots of videos of our STEM+ in action. Just say “STEM+”: In Lower School, It’s “Amazing”!                                Webster’s Dictionary...
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Guest Posts

Mix It Up At Lunch

This is a guest post written by Karrah Lewis, Kindergarten Instructor and Co-Chair of the Lower School Diversity and Inclusion Committee When you’re a child, the lunch room can be a space of great joy; lunch time often makes the list of favorite school day activities.  At the same...
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Guest Posts

Teaching and Learning Grammar Authentically

This is a guest post written by Lower School Assistant Department Chairs, Michelle Schulze and Jessalyn Crawford How many times have you hit “send” on an electronic message that has been “autocorrected” and ended up saying something entirely different from the intended message? We are living in the digital age of...
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Lead From Here

Lead From Here in Action

Thank you to all the teachers who submitted these stories and to all the students who made them possible!  Keep leading yourself, leading with others, and changing our world! Pre-Kindergarten Most students approach the science lab with such excitement that there is some degree of stomping across the wooden...
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Guest Posts

Leading With Joy

This is a guest post by Lower School Counselor, Mary Ripple What is joy? Why is it important to know what brings us joy? How will we lead with joy individually and collectively this year in Lower School? These were the essential questions TEAM Lower School explored together as...
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Lower School Highlights

Welcome Back 2017-2018

Rested… Accomplished… Vibrant… Empowered… Nourished… Spirited It is my hope that the words above describe how our RAVENS are feeling after a summer filled with many exciting moments and fond memories.  The goal for all of us is to ensure the positive energy and emotions from the summertime continue...
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Lead From Here

Character Tree Traits in Action

Pre-Kindergarten Libby Gibbons demonstrated dedication when she continued to keep trying while working on an art project that used a hole puncher. She tried for a whole class period to punch a hole, and wasn’t able to make a hole … yet! The next time she had class, she...
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