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Roycemore News From The Past Month

Race Against Hate

June 9, 2020


We are proud to continue our support for the Evanston YWCA’s annual Race Against Hate. This longstanding tradition in Evanston honors the legacy of Ricky Byrdsong, who was murdered by a white supremacist in Skokie while walking with his children, and bring awareness to antiracist causes. Roycemore has been a regular sponsor and has a team that participates yearly in this event. Although we will not be able to gather for the race, there are still ways our Roycemore community can support. 
1. You can  “Race in Place”  anytime between June 1st and June 21st.
2. You can attend a  virtual event  and engage in community conversations about race.
3. You can donate to the  Race Against Hate . 

Gifted Griffins

June 9, 2020


We are so proud of all the students who contributed to the Roycemore Literary Magazine for 2020. We had hundreds of submissions crossing all divisions and a few faculty too! Congratulations to Juniors Ela C. and Grace L. for spearheading the effort and to their staff including Junior Chyna C., Sophomore Nino M., Freshman Tomas P. and 8th grader Faelyn M.

Middle and Upper School Awards

June 9, 2020


If you missed the Middle School or Upper School Award ceremonies from last week, feel free to access recordings of each of those virtual events below.
Congratulations to all of our Griffins! 

Final Month of Remote Learning in 2019-2020 School Year

June 2, 2020


Thank you students, families, and teachers for an amazing online learning experience. We saw:
We saw Lower School learn how to engineer & build bridges
We saw tutoring sessions for kids 
We saw Upper School sketch comedy performances
We saw Middle School hold an online Science Fair
We saw Early Childhood learn about bee keeping
We saw teacher dedications & student award ceremonies
… And we saw lots and lots of Gratitude!

Upper School Variety Show

June 2, 2020



The musical talent of our students never ceases to amaze us! Please enjoy the video below of our 2020 Upper School Variety Show. A warm thank you to all the Roycemore students who participated and for sharing your hard work and beautiful music with us. Bravo!

2020 Distinguished Alumna Award

June 2, 2020


We are very excited to share that the Distinguished Alumna for 2020 is Olga Guardia de Smoak from the Class of 1957. Ms. Guardia de Smoak has a long and distinguished career and we look forward to hearing her wise words in the graduation ceremony on June 4th. Ms. Guardia de Smoak is the President of the New Orleans International Ballet Conference and an Artistic Advisor to the Institute of of Culture of the Republic of Panama, in the field of ballet. 

Virtual Palio – Another Great Success!

May 26, 2020


Despite not being able to be together for this FABULOUS and longstanding Roycemore tradition, we managed to have yet another successful virtual celebration. Thanks to those of you who were able to attend. And a fond farewell to our super star, Mrs. Wunder, who has worked tirelessly on these shows for nearly FIVE decades! Each being, “The Greatest Show!”  She will be sorely missed, and we all send her a HUGE virtual hug till such time as we are able to give her a proper send off.


Palio 2020 Division Grade Winners 

Lower School
4th Grade
Middle School
8th Grade
Upper School
11th Grade

Wrap Up Day & Yearbook Pick Up – June 5th

May 26, 2020


Emails were sent with specific information regarding Wrap Up Day. Families will have the chance to clean out lockers, pick up belongings, yearbooks, and return Chromebooks. We ask that only one family member registers for a time slot (see links below). Masks are mandatory and we strongly encourage families to bring bags/boxes to help carry belongings. Our staff will assist with traffic flow and answer questions. Thank you for your cooperation!


Griffin Greats Speaker Series

May 26, 2020


We are proud to continue Griffin Greats with an exclusive interview with Naomi Rubinstein. After graduating high school in 2014, she attended the University of Lincoln, in Lincoln UK to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in conservation and restoration of historic objects. She continues to work and study in the UK while pursuing a  Ph.D. at the University of Liverpool. Join us to hear her whole story. Feel free to submit questions in advance to  Sara McGuire
Griffin Greats
Naomi Rubinstein
Saturday, May 30th @ 1:00pm
Facebook Live Event

Scholarship Fundraiser Update: Thank You Roycemore!

May 19, 2020


What a phenomenal event we had Saturday at the annual Roycemore Scholarship Fundraiser. A HUGE thank you to all who took part! We could not have done this without the tremendous show of love, hard work, and dedication. It’s true when they say it takes a village and the Roycemore Village definitely showed up! If you missed it, here are some contest announcements from the evening:


Tiktok Dance Contest Winner
New Name Selected for our School Griffin
Total Earned for Scholarships at Roycemore
Over $130,000

Yearbook Assembly

May 19, 2020


Roycemore students and families are invited to join us for our annual Yearbook Assembly. Yearbooks will be available for pick up on June 5th but you don’t have to wait for June for the big reveal.
Yearbook Assembly
All School Event
May 21st

Online Palio Presentation

May 19, 2020


Even if we can’t celebrate the longest Roycemore tradition, we can still celebrate Palio together online. Everyone in the Roycemore community is welcome to join us on May 21st for a special Palio hosted by Mrs. Wunder and Mr. Linkhart.
Online Palio Presentation
All School Event
May 21st

Archived Newsletters

Roycemore School Newsletter

2018-2019 School Year

June 17, 2019 (Graduation Edition)


June 4, 2019


May 28, 2019


May 21, 2019


May 14, 2019


May 7, 2019


April 30, 2019


April 23, 2019


April 16, 2019


April 9, 2019


March 19, 2019


March 12, 2019


March 5, 2019


February 26, 2019


February 19, 2019


February 12, 2019


February 5, 2019


January 29, 2019


January 22, 2019


January 15, 2019


January 8, 2019


December 18, 2018


December 11, 2018


December 4, 2018


November 27, 2018


November 20, 2018


November 13, 2018


November 6, 2018


October 30, 2018


October 23, 2018


October 16, 2018


October 9, 2018


October 2, 2018


September 25, 2018


September 18, 2018


September 11, 2018


September 4, 2018


August 28, 2018