Leadership

I Believe

I believe. What a powerful statement, when you consider what it means to believe. “To believe” means: “To have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof, that one is right in doing so. Only if one believes in something can one...
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Lower School Highlights

Learning, Leading, and Serving in Lower School

When I think about the Lower School experience at Ravenscroft, many wonderful, heart-warming stories come to mind about our students, parents, faculty, and staff. Three words resonate in all the stories and continue to capture our mission at Ravenscroft — learning, leading, and serving. There is the student who...
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Lower School Highlights

Identity Day

We are all alike AND different. That is what makes our community special and wonderful. No matter who you are, where you come from,  where you live, who you admire, what you eat, what games you play, how you learn, what church or temple you attend, or even if...
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Lower School Highlights

Talking About Math

  Guest post by Marianne Stapleton: Assistant Head of Lower School If  you pass through any Lower School center or classroom during math time, you will immediately notice the low hum of student voices. Yes, there is talking during math class! My memories of elementary school math classes are...
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Lower School Highlights

Best Practices in Writing Instruction

Why is grammar and spelling being taught differently than it was in past?   This is a common question asked by parents about how writing conventions (mechanics, usage, and sentence formation) are being taught in order to best to support developing writers. It is not surprising that parents have...
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