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Art is an essential aspect of the human experience. To varying degrees and in different contexts, we are each compelled by beauty. Most of us recognize there is some value in art, but we live in a culture that prioritizes STEM skills and education. Find out how a STEAM approach prepares students with the knowledge and skills they need.

Read more about this article about STEAM Matters: A Foundation of Art and Integration
RCLS alumna holding old RCLS photo

As she considers her seven years of school at RCLS, alumna Tiffany Piotrowicz recalls teachers who shaped her interests, abilities, and self-confidence. Now a successful, local, small business owner, Tiffany talked with us about changes her elementary alma mater has undergone, her motivations in the present day, and the future of the popular Terra Loco running store.

Read more about this article about Running Into an RCLS Alumna
2nd and 3rd grade students

How is discipline handled at RCLS?

The short answer is that discipline is handled in an atmosphere of grace that encourages respect, repentance, and resilience. The longer answer is that discipline is handled in a positive learning environment that is shaped, in part, by two related tools: a responsive classroom and a common language. Read more to learn how school and home can partner together. It's all in the Word(s)!

Read more about this article about On Mission: The Power of Words for Teaching and Raising Children
2nd grade students with friends

Success in school is not just about reading and math. It is also about knowing how to learn and how to get along well with others. Researchers have found that students too often leave school with skills in the areas of math, reading, and technology, but without adequate social and emotional intelligence to complement these skills so that they may be successful in the work force. RCLS recognizes its students’ need for Social-Emotional Learning and seeks to meet this need, in part, through Second Step, a curriculum designed to help students develop social-emotional skills that will benefit them in the RCLS classroom and beyond.

Read more about this article about Building Skills for Life: An Introduction to Second Step Curriculum
red carpet welcome to school

We spend a lot of time and resources at RCLS to ensure that the whole child is educated, so we are thrilled to hear about all the ways our students extend that education, on and off campus. Recently, we learned that five of RCLS's middle-school students took their learning all the way to the state fair.

Read more about this article about Committed to Learning for Life: A Community of Learners, On and Off Campus


Mr. Nelson's Classroom