March 21, 2018

2018 Cultural Festival

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Campus Changes Usher in New Opportunities

We are very happy to share news of major enhancements to the Ravenscroft campus that continue to propel us to the forefront of educational excellence and enhance the experiences of our students and families: the Keim Center for Innovation and Research, coming in late 2018, and the Ravenscroft Welcome Center, the new home of our Admissions Office.

Thanks to the supportive generosity of the Keim family, plans are underway for the creation of the new Keim Center for Innovation and Research ... (read more

Distinguished Career Diplomat Explores Middle Eastern Affairs with Upper School Students

As the world continues to experience conflict and volatility in hot spots all over the globe, America’s longstanding commitment to international relations and diplomacy remains critically important.

Our Upper School students were given a rare look inside the world of American diplomacy during the recent visit of Ambassador Stuart Jones, part of a new campus speaker series dedicated to leadership and civic engagement. A diplomat and expert in Middle Eastern affairs, Jones most recently served in the State Department as the acting assistant secretary at the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs ... (read more)

Lower School Door Displays Share African-American History with Creativity and Style

This year, the Lower School marked African-American History Month with a project that offered new ways for students to learn about the achievements of African Americans: interactive and informative classroom door displays.

The door decorating contest, organized by the Lower School Diversity and Inclusion team, challenged students to research a notable African American in class and then share what they learned on their doors ... (read more)

Middle School Student Leaders Focus on Empathy During Retreat
By Wes Brown

With the integration of Lead From Here as a cornerstone of the Ravenscroft experience, leadership retreats have been interwoven into the fabric of student life in the Middle School.

On Friday, Feb. 16, Middle School student leaders participated in their second student leadership retreat of the 2017-18 academic year. Facilitated by the Middle School leadership team, faculty sponsors of the Student Leadership Council and Ravens Ambassadors, and Lead From Here coach Chris Harper, this retreat sought to empower students to deepen their understanding of empathy and gain a better understanding of the barriers to empathy that leaders may face ... (read more)

Upper School Speech and Debate Builds Momentum, Will Be Offered as Elective in 2018-19

When the new Ravenscroft Speech and Debate Club participated in their first competition earlier this year, they became part of a long tradition of high school debaters committed to mastering the highly structured events.

Students drawn to logic, oratory and the fine art of persuasion often see speech and debate as a natural outlet for their talents. Just ask Marianna Schantz ’19. “My interest in speech and debate began last summer when I went to Yale Young Global Scholars at Yale University,” she said ... (read more)

Cultural Festival Celebrates International Diversity With Food, Dance and More

At the 2018 Cultural Festival, held on Friday, March 2, Ravenscroft students, faculty and staff, and families celebrated the many different countries and cultures represented in our community.

Made possible by the participation of many Ravenscroft families, the Global Parent Association, and faculty and staff volunteers, the festival introduced attendees to over 40 countries and cultures, providing an opportunity for students and families to move beyond common stereotypes and broaden their worldview. Held in the auxiliary gym, the festival featured countries including Haiti, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, Nepal, Tanzania and many more ... (read more)

Soaring Ravens

Tate Russell ’18 Raises $10K to Help Others Hear “Sounds All Around”

When Tate Russell '18 was two years old, her parents noticed that she had a hard time hearing, as they often startled her when they walked up behind her. After a few appointments at the Pediatric Audiology Department at UNC Hospital, doctors determined that she has bilateral severe-profound hearing loss, meaning she has hearing loss over 50%. Fortunately, Tate's hearing could be improved with removable hearing aids.

"It's easy to take hearing for granted," said Tate. "Things like hearing a teacher or friends yelling for me in the hallway. These are little things that people take for granted if they don't have hearing loss." ... (read more)

Embrace Possibility Parent Challenge

Parents: It’s not too late to participate!
Help us reach our best parent participation year EVER and win a $100,000 challenge.


If you’ve been waiting for the right moment to make your gift in support of Embrace Possibility, now is the time! We are thrilled to announce that an anonymous donor has challenged Ravenscroft to make this our best parent participation year ever, pledging $100,000 if we reach our goal.

One hundred percent of our amazing faculty and staff have already pledged their support of Embrace Possibility! And right now we are 72% of the way toward our best parent participation year ever. Your gift of any size will make a difference!

Please help us make this year our BEST parent participation ever. Together, we can win this challenge and secure an additional $100,000 for Ravenscroft that will support Every Raven, Every Day.

  • Track our progress! Visit our GiveCampus Portal, which will allow you to track our progress during this challenge. 
  • If you have already made your gift, we thank you for your participation. Please take a look — you will find your name on our Class Leaderboard!
  • Ready to join the challenge and help us win? Click here to Give NOW

Your gift, supporting Every Raven Day, is a big part of what makes Ravenscroft a very special community. Thank you!

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