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Alumna Named One of Most Influential in Pay Equity Fight
Friday, May 01, 2015
The conversation about pay inequality is as heated today as it was in 2003 when Rowland Hall alumna Susan Sparrow '04 inspired 22 other like-minded RH students to champion The Compensation Study Act. The group of organized students spent vacations and weekends collecting research and lobbying the Utah legislature, resulting in an overwhelming thumbs up on House Bill 81 in both the Utah house and senate.

Spring Sports Accomplishments With More to Come
Friday, May 01, 2015

Two May Plant Sales Worth Picking
Friday, May 01, 2015
Mark your calendars for the annual Wasatch Community Gardens Plant Sale to be held in the McCarthey Campus south parking lot on Saturday, May 9, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. And if you don't find every blooming thing you want at the WCG sale, plan to attend the Rowland Hall Third Grade Plant Sale toward the end of the month, on May 21 and 22. They will have starts of a wide variety of vegetables and herbs, and your support for the fruits of the third graders' hands-on labors will be very much appreciated.

Help Us Reach 80% Parent Participation!
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Senior Performing and Visual Art Show
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Don't miss your chance to attend the 2nd annual, student produced Senior Performing and Visual Art Show on Friday, May 1, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Publik Coffee House (975 South West Temple). Enjoy live vocal and instrumental music, a gallery of AP art student portfolios, an presentation of our best poetry and prose, student choreographed dance solo work, and light fare for all patrons.

New Assoc. Director of College Counseling, Financial Aid
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Coral Azarian will join our community as director of financial aid and associate director of college counseling on July 1. She has an M.Ed in education leadership and bring expertise in counseling students in areas of college admissions, most recently as the coordinator for student leadership, involvement, and orientation at Westminster College.

Jij de Jesus to Take the Helm of the Lower School
Saturday, April 04, 2015
Following Deborah Mohrman's announcement that she would retire this June, the school conducted a thorough and thoughtful search process and, in January, offered Jij de Jesus the position of Lower School principal. Jij (pronounced Jay) currently holds a number of leadership positions at the Town School for Boys in San Francisco. He has a B.A. from Northwestern University in environmental science and an M.Ed. in private school leadership from the University of Hawaii. Jij impressed us all with his depth of knowledge, his ability to connect with others, his intelligence, his humility, and his vision.

Adam Dean, 2002 Grad and Lynchburg Teacher, Publishes
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
He graduated from Rowland Hall in June 2002, and on March 19, 2015, Assistant History Professor at Lynchburg College, Adam W. Dean read from and signed his newly released book, "An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era" at the King's English, in Salt Lake City.

Alumni Engineer Skis Honoring Teacher
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Rowland Hall graduates Jonathan Zubair '13, Ethan Fedor '13, and Chris Fedor '15, have turned a friendship into a business. The three young innovators, who share a passion for skiing and engineering, incorporated Alchemy Ski Company last summer even though they've been making and designing custom skis for the past five years. The company is self-described on Facebook as "three dudes building skis in our garage," but these bros are creating an impressive grade of specialty product. This year Alchemy Ski Company donated a very special "pair of custom sticks" to the Rowland Hall auction laminated with artwork by former Rowland Hall biology teacher Peter Hayes -- a favorite teacher of all three Alchemy founders.

Block Party in the Beginning School
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
There is strong evidence to support the benefit of block play in helping young children understand and practice concepts in math, engineering, motor skills and social skills. To expand learning outside the classroom, Rowland Hall Beginning School acquired a set of heavy-duty blocks for playground use.

Bridge Crushing Puts Math and Science to the Test
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
On March 11, for the thirtieth-plus time, a team of BYU civil engineers set up their "crusher" in the Larimer Center and, one by one, tested the balsa wood bridges designed and built by our sixth and seventh graders. Each year the assignment is to craft a bridge out of thin (1/10" x 1/10") sticks of balsa wood to support a load in the form of five pistons pushing on the top of the structure. Each bridge's load is then divided by its mass to determine a ratio representing the efficiency of the design and construction. This is an annual competition intended for high schools, but because of our Middle School's commitment to and high achievement in this event, we are invited to participate each year.

Inclusive Conversations are Cooking in the Fourth Grade
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Our students are well-versed in the importance and the virtues of inclusiveness. As part of our character education program, "Steps to Respect," Chuck White, emotional support counselor on the McCarthy Campus, has had many inspiring conversations on the topic of how to build and nurture a community with beginning and lower school students. These conversations resonated loudly as the fourth graders read and discussed When the Circus Came to Town, in which a small fictional town is turned upside down by the arrival of new neighbors. Some of the townsfolk are welcoming to the circus people, but others are . . . well, in the words of one of the characters, are "perfectly stinking."

Spring Sports Teams Young, But Hungry
Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Student-Led Chapel on Gender Identity
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Every January in the Upper School, we dedicate a chapel to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His legacy inspires us to enlarge our consciences, identify those people who are marginalized in our society, and act in order to create a more just and equitable society. This January, students came up with the idea and the content for a chapel that explored the issue of gender identity from this perspective, focusing on those people who identify as transgender.

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