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Hearts and Minds: Empathy
Friday, December 02, 2016
Director of Ethical Education Ryan Hoglund and Director of Curriculum and Instruction Wendell Thomas reflect on why empathy matters for community and learning. It's a critical sensitivity and learned skill we must coach in our children for their own success and happiness, and for the success and happiness of those they will lead and support throughout their lives.

Refugee Giving Opportunities for Candle and Carol
Thursday, December 01, 2016
This year, Rowland Hall will be supporting refugees in our community by focusing our tradition of giving—to a family's level of comfort—around Candle and Carol with the following organizations: International Rescue Committee, Choice Humanitarian, Heartland/Sunnyvale Community Centers, Utah Tibetan Association, Because He Loved Us, and Women of the World. Click through to read more information about specific needs.

Celebrate the Season with Song: Candle and Carol Services
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
This year, Candle and Carol services will be held during the school day. The Middle School Candle and Carol service will be held at the Lincoln Street Campus in the Larimer Center on December 16 at 8:30 am. The Upper School Candle and Carol service will be held at the Lincoln Street Campus in the Larimer Center on December 9 from 9:15-10 am. Our entire school community is invited to join in the family caroling that takes place at the McCarthey Campus in St. Margaret's Chapel on December 7 at 6:30 pm. Additionally, we invite you to join us in support of refugees in our community. Please read more for details. We look forward to celebrating the season together.

Best-Selling Author and Former Rowland Hall Teacher Jessica Lahey Gets Students and Parents on the Same Page
Monday, November 21, 2016
In October, a former Upper School teacher returned to her old stomping grounds with a best-selling book in tow and a plethora of parenting wisdom to share. Author and educator Jessica Lahey, a Rowland Hall tenth-grade English teacher from 2000 to 2002, delivered three unfailingly energetic lectures in the Larimer Center for Performing Arts: one to Middle School students, one to Upper School students, and a public lecture in the evening attended by nearly 200 Rowland Hall parents and other interested community members.

Hearts and Minds: Experts Put Their Heads Together in Bi-Weekly Column
Monday, November 21, 2016
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.

Inquiring Minds Get Answers From Lower School Math Specialist
Monday, November 21, 2016
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.

Project 11 Makes a Lasting Impact on Juniors and the Communities they Serve
Monday, November 21, 2016
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.

Rowland Hall Grads Call Lassonde Studios Home
Monday, November 21, 2016
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.

Rowmark Athletes Embrace Hard Work as They Prepare for the Season Ahead
Monday, November 21, 2016
This year, Rowmark Ski Academy kicks off its 35th year as a division of Rowland Hall. We are proud to have grown into an internationally acclaimed ski program that is an integral part of a highly respected academic institution. For our student-athletes, being a Rowmarker means commitment and dedication to a combination of academics and complete year-round ski racing program that is unmatched by any other program in the country.

The Rowland Hall Internship Program Comes of Age: A Personal Essay by Rowland Hall Senior Alicia Lu
Monday, November 21, 2016
The summer of 2016 marked the third successful year of placing rising seniors in career internships through Rowland Hall's internship program. The program places students in real workplaces, involves them in projects and research, and reinforces our mission to help students lead ethical and productive lives. In an essay, senior Alicia Lu reflects on interning in Dr. Michael Kay's Infectious Disease Drug Discovery and Development Lab.

Upper, Middle Schoolers Win National EcoChallenge Prize, Endow Fund for Student Sustainability Projects
Monday, November 21, 2016
On April 22, Earth Day, 17 middle and upper schoolers found out they'd turned trash into treasure. The students learned that a sustainability project they spearheaded won the Shane McConkey EcoChallenge's grand prize of $6,000 to benefit sustainability endeavors at Rowland Hall.

Who is New to Rowland Hall this Fall?
Monday, November 21, 2016
As Rowland Hall's talented faculty and staff continues to grow, Fine Print announces the ongoing informational column, "Who's New." Each edition we introduce three new members of our community to families, friends and readers. Why keep all this to ourselves when these fascinating folks are part of your Rowland Hall family too!

Winged Lions Capture Region Titles and Championships this Fall
Monday, November 21, 2016
It was another outstanding fall season for Rowland Hall Upper School athletics as Winged Lion teams captured four Region 14 team titles, six individual Region championships, two State 2A runner-up trophies, with all teams qualifying for post-season competition.

Alumna Claire Wang Looking for a Clean Fight
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Rowland Hall alumna Claire Wang '15 says she can't recall a time in her life when she wasn't passionate about our Earth and the environment. Researching air quality, clean energy, and other environmental issues for Middle School debate heightened her interest in climate advocacy. Ms. Wang went on to be a nationally ranked debater in high school, and her involvement in clean energy and politics at the local level continued to grow.


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