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Eighth Graders Dig Deep to Analyze Snowy Environments
Monday, March 02, 2015
With the snowy Wasatch Mountains in our backyard, it seemed only natural that Rowland Hall eighth graders should venture out and investigate diverse winter environments. From Antarctica to the mountain ranges of North America, scientists dig snow pits to analyze various aspects of the area such as avalanche threat, the subnivean environment (the zone in and underneath the snowpack), water content, and climatology. A few weeks ago, the eighth grade science classes traveled up Big Cottonwood to conduct the same field experiments that scientists conduct in snowy mountain regions around the world.

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If You Were Not Able to Attend the Math and Science Parent Forum
Thursday, February 26, 2015
On February 9, parents gathered on the McCarthey Campus to hear from administrators and faculty about math and science -- where we have been, where we are, and where we are headed. Please click to read the full article and see the video of the parent forum.

Adam Dean '02 to Present Author Talk at King's English
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Rowland Hall would like to congratulate Adam Dean, Class of 2002, on the publication of his book, "An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era." Adam is an assistant professor of history at Lynchburg College, and will be in town for an author presentation and book signing sponsored by the King's English Book Shop on Thursday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m., to discuss and read from his new book at the 15th Street Gallery.

See What's New This Year at Summerworks
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Registration for SummerWorks, Rowland Hall's summer camp program, ages four years through rising ninth grade, is open. Receive the Early Bird discount when you register your campers before April 15. If you are a brand new family to SummerWorks, take advantage of our First-Time Camper discount. New offerings are available this year, go to www.rowlandhallsummer.org to check them out.

Director of Ethical Education Announcement
Monday, February 23, 2015
It is with great enthusiasm that we announce that Ryan Hoglund will become the school's first Director of Ethical Education. After a lengthy search process, with more than 70 interested candidates, interviews with members of the search committee, and many discussions about the potential of the position, the committee was very excited to ask Ryan to become the Director of Ethical Education at Rowland Hall.

Celebrate and Support Our School at Le Cirque Gala this Month
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Enthusiastic participation in this biennial tradition is very much appreciated and is what makes this event successful time after time. In fact, Rowland Hall's auction is not just a tradition, it's a necessity. This single event raises more funds for vital programs designated by the Board of Trustees -- such as faculty professional development, financial aid, math and science instruction, and future construction of the Steiner Campus -- in a single night than would be possible by any other means.

Teachers Teaching Teachers
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Administrators and teachers understand that professional development ideas are crucial to our continued success, but none is more important than time. Researchers assert that a key to improving instructional quality is setting aside professional development time for teachers to collaborate. In fact, increased professional development time improves educational outcomes more than increased instructional time does. Great teaching ideas rarely evolve into effective classroom instruction unless teachers have sufficient time to reflect with colleagues. When professional development merely describes a skill, only 10 percent of teachers transfer that knowledge into practice. However, when teachers are coached through the implementation phase, 95 percent transfer the skill into practice.

Recap and Video of "Quiet" Parent Forum
Friday, January 30, 2015
More than 50 parents attended the Home and School Parent Forum on Tuesday, January 27, featuring Katie Lieberman, LCSW (and Rowland Hall parent) talking about the book Quiet, The Power of Introversion in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. The book is one that our faculty and administration has read and that is already informing the school's teaching practices.

Mid-Season Athletics Update
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Spring Sport Register My Athlete Registration Open Reminder to all those who are planning to participate in an Upper School spring sport (Boys Soccer, Baseball, Boys Tennis, Softball, Girls Golf, Boys & Girls Track & Field): You must sign up via the online Register My Athlete site by February 15. All required forms EXCEPT for the Form A Physical Exam form can be accessed and electronically signed on this site. The Form A Physical must be printed, an exam performed by a physician, and the document signed in all required places and then the hard copy must be submitted to the office of the Athletic Director. If you submitted a Form A Physical earlier in the year, you need not submit another. Instructions for accessing the Register My Athlete site were emailed to all parents whose son or daughter are currently signed up to play via Mr. Hoglund. If you have questions about the Register My Athlete process or did not receive an email from Pam Stone, Administrative Assistant for Athletics, please email her at pamstone@rowlandhall.org for assistance.

Athletes Continue to Post Personal Bests
Sunday, January 04, 2015
The Winged Lions yet again demonstrated their swimming prowess in recent meets against regional challengers. In the past few weeks, 17 out of 26 swims were best times, an amazing feat that resulted from the hard work and relentless effort that the swimmers and coaches put in.

Scientific Opportunity for Female Student Puts Learning on Ice
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Last summer, Rowland Hall tenth grader Shubaira Aminzada participated in the highly selective Girls on Ice program in the State of Washington to explore and learn about mountain glaciers and alpine landscapes through scientific field studies. Shubaira described the program as a "life changing and unforgettable experience."

Spectacular Finish for US Fall Sports, Winter Programs in Full Swing
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Following a stellar fall athletic season that ended with five Region Championships (Volleyball, Boys Golf, Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Girls Tennis), two State runner-up titles (Girls Tennis, Boys Cross Country), a third place State finish (Boys Golf), and a State title for the Girls Soccer team, Winged Lion athletics switches gears as swimming and boys and girls basketball teams kick into action.

Wanted: Smart Interns and Great Mentors
Monday, December 08, 2014
Last summer, seven of our rising seniors participated in career internships at various locations in Salt Lake City. These students devoted themselves to tasks ranging from splicing DNA to writing op-eds about clean energy, working with contacts in the University of Utah Gastroenterology Division, TWIG Media Lab, Alliance for a Better Utah, Cytozyme Laboratories, the Utah Animal Care Center, and the University of Utah anthropology department. Sponsors at these organizations graciously mentored our students and fostered their responsibility, initiative, curiosity, and career skills.

Engineering Preschool Learning
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Last year the Flying Lion took readers on a walk through the Beginning School to see young scientists and mathematicians at work. We told you about the various tools and instruments Beginning School children were using to discover and learn concepts in architecture and engineering. Tools such as a wind tunnel, adaptable ramps and balls, and a captivating assortment of blocks were enough to get the ball rolling.

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