October 25, 2017

Homecoming Game and Crucial Catch 2017

Technology in Our Libraries - Video

Homecoming Pep Rally and Pink Out

Lead From Here

What makes the academic curriculum at Ravenscroft stand out? Colleen Ramsden, head of school for academic affairs, says it’s all about how our teachers use Lead From Here in their classrooms.

“We believe in a student-centered approach where we are moving our kids to be critical thinkers and problem solvers … really exploring themselves and what they are passionate about. Lead From Here has become our foundation for everything we do. Our academics are extremely strong, but we know the skills kids need to be successful in life are those other skills, those noncognitive skills. So we’re just putting those two together in everything we do at Ravenscroft.”

Hear more from Colleen here.

“Determined to prove a villain”: “Richard III” takes the stage Friday, Saturday

A severed head. A bleeding corpse. A drowning in a wine barrel.

No, that’s not a teaser for a horror movie coming to a cinema near you just in time for Halloween — it’s a partial body count in William Shakespeare’s “Richard III,” coming to Ravenscroft ... just in time for Halloween. Performances are Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in Jones Theatre. Admission is free. 

“Richard III” is one of Shakespeare’s 10 plays based on the ongoing (and very bloody) game of thrones played by England’s most powerful families — sometimes among members of the same house — in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Greed, corruption and violence propel the stories forward in ways you don’t have to be an Elizabethan scholar to understand ... (read more)

Ravenscroft Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

One of the many ways we incorporate global thinking, teaching and learning into our students’ experiences at Ravenscroft is through the celebration of national Hispanic Heritage Month.

Taking place Sept. 15-Oct. 15, Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) is a celebration held only in the United States and recognizes the many contributions made to community and culture by — and the important presence of — people of Hispanic heritage.

The celebration originally started in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson as a week-long observation... (read more)

Middle School Teachers and Students Take Part in Global Effort to Track Where the Wild Things Are

As faculty, staff, students, alumni and families stroll down Ravenscroft’s paved pathways across landscaped lawns, it can be easy to forget that the campus borders a forest inhabited by wild animals. But thanks to seventh grade science teachers’ participation in a citizen science project, their students get frequent photographic reminders that we’re not so far removed from nature.

“Students are often quite surprised to see photographs of the animals that share our campus with us,” said teacher Marcia Ostendorff, who started the Ravenscroft program with colleague Michelle Nunalee in the spring of 2015. “It’s delightful to witness the look of amazement moving across a student’s face as they experience that ‘aha’ moment!” ... (read more)

Embrace Possibility

Help Us Meet the Challenge!

Campus is abuzz with the exciting news that 100% of Ravenscroft faculty and staff have pledged gifts to Embrace Possibility, the Campaign for Ravenscroft.

Do you know that Ravenscroft is a non-profit organization — a 501(c)(3)? That means your gift to the school is tax-deductible!

As a non-profit organization, Ravenscroft is also able to accept gifts of stock (learn more here). By giving the gift of appreciated securities, you may receive a twofold income tax benefit: a charitable deduction for the current fair market value while avoiding capital gains tax on the appreciated value.

What's more, your tax deductible contribution helps Ravenscroft raise $500,000.

By making your pledge before Nov. 1, YOU help Ravenscroft meet a $250,000 challenge. The challenge, issued by an anonymous donor, means Ravenscroft receives an additional $250,000 if $250,000 is raised by Nov. 1!

Please join our amazing faculty and staff in supporting Embrace Possibility. Click here to learn about the different ways to give at Ravenscroft.

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