Character Tree

 

A big THANK YOU to all the families that supported this week’s faculty appreciation lunch.  You truly changed our world by providing time and space for the faculty to gather in fellowship and enjoy a wonderful meal together. Your collaborative efforts to organize everything from the food, decorations, and lunch coverage were amazing and we appreciate all your hard work.  We are blessed to have such a strong partnership between home and school.

Our fourth graders recently met with their Kindergarten buddies and took on the Shoe Challenge (teaching our youngest Ravens to tie their shoes).  They demonstrated compassion, resilience, and lots of patience as they partnered with their buddy and taught them how to tie their own shoes.  As Mrs. Ausbon says, “The fourth graders are changing our world one shoe at a time!” Way to go, fourth graders!

During second grade recess this week, I had the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful impromptu concert by two second grade boys, Grant Corkum and Ashton Wells.  I was so impressed by their courage and spirit as they showcased their singing and dance skills in a performance for a large group of second grade fans.  At one point, the entire group of about 20 second graders joined in on the chorus and showcased their collective spirit that made me smile from ear to ear.  Michael Wessels and Josh Kesterson also joined in as backup dancers and vocalists and added to the joyful and fun experience had by all.

Fifth grade student, Lillian Bigsby demonstrated great citizenship this week. Mrs. Adams had some boxes and items in her car for the Lower School teacher’s lounge.  Lillian had been doing safety patrol and was waiting up in the front office with other students for pick up.  As Mrs. Adams came in with her hands full, Lillian opened the door and asked, “Can I help you, Mrs. Adams?”  Lillian not only helped Mrs. Adams with the items, but made two additional trips to her car and helped bring in boxes of the supplies. Lillian did this all with kindness and a smile. We are proud of Lillian, and all of our students, that “step up” to help without being asked to do so.

We are excited to announce that six fifth graders have received the high honor of being selected in the NC Elementary Honors Choir this year! Over 600 students across the state audition and each school is allowed to submit 6 students. This year, all six Ravenscroft students that Mrs. Bolin submitted were accepted!  These singers show their dedication to Lower School and Raving Ravens weekly, and spent additional hard work and time to commit to this audition and choral opportunity. These six talented Fine-Arts students will travel to Winston-Salem for a weekend musical experience in November with a world renown clinician and perform in the Stevens Center at the NC School of Arts. Congratulations to:

1. Davis Anderson
2. Lillian Bigsby
3. Taylor Fagan
4. Bryn Macnabb
5. Ryan Pretzer
6. Samatha Schantz
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