ISSUE
FALL 2016
The crossroads of debate is a place where students come from all walks of life and leave in every direction, stopping to gain a set of skills to allow them to discover and master the next step. Ranking as one of the top in the nation, the Rowland Hall debate program has expanded its reach across curriculum and divisions.
Rowland Hall juniors identify and research a global, local, or internal issue they feel strongly about, then volunteer for an organization associated with their topic. Dubbed Project 11, this experience entails more than clocking service hours. Rowland Hall supports juniors with the resources to design and implement a solution to the problem they've chosen to explore.
For the past 13 years in mid-October, the Upper School student body has set aside its regular afternoon schedule for students, faculty and parent volunteers to scatter across the city cumulatively performing hundreds of hours of community service. But this year Rowland Hall's annual community engagement project, Half Day/Whole Heart, will focus on four or five key partnerships that Rowland Hall has cultivated over the last decade.

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A math specialist is responsible for enhancing the student learning experience in math and partnering with the classroom teacher to ensure each student is learning math at his or her level. Rowland Hall's Lower School is fortunate to have Math Specialist Jodi Spiro, now in her third year. We sat down with Ms. Spiro to find out more about her job, and what it's like to inspire students to engage in flexible thinking and use math in their everyday life.
The Lower School is again observing Week of Code December 5-11, and this time, coding activities are more intertwined in curriculum so the spirit of the event will live on throughout the school year.
Flowers propped against war memorials. Flags fluttering overhead. Metro trains whooshing out of tunnels toward platforms. During their annual trip to Washington, D.C., eighth graders captured a range of capital sites on camera—from the iconic to the ordinary—all with their own spin. When they returned to Salt Lake City, they worked with artist in residence Kirsten Hepburn to chose one image to edit, print, and display in an October 25 exhibit at the 15th Street Gallery.
For the past 13 years in mid-October, the Upper School student body has set aside its regular afternoon schedule for students, faculty and parent volunteers to scatter across the city cumulatively performing hundreds of hours of community service. But this year Rowland Hall's annual community engagement project, Half Day/Whole Heart, will focus on four or five key partnerships that Rowland Hall has cultivated over the last decade.
Fourth graders venture out on more field studies than students in any other grade—these young explorers leave the classroom 14 times each school year for in-state experiential learning. Middle and upper schoolers may travel farther, but no other grade goes on as many excursions.
In October, Director of Ethical Education Ryan Hoglund and Director of Curriculum and Instruction Wendell Thomas launched an educational feature titled Hearts and Minds to promote communication, community, learning, and healthy relationships and habits. Rowland Hall encourages parents and students to join educators in a conversation that explores ways to best support students and fulfill the school's mission. Parents, watch for continued Hearts and Minds features in upcoming Friday FACTS.

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Rowland Hall nurtures students to be collaborative, creative, and innovative, and encourages them to make a positive impact on their communities and the world. After graduating, several young alumni have found the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah to be the perfect place to continue those pursuits. University students Tianxing Jin '15, Cynthia Grissom '16, Colby Russo-Hatch '15, and Henry Gilbert '16 currently benefit from the unique programming and opportunities Lassonde has to offer.
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