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Robin Kaufmann

After last year’s “canceled” spring, we’re looking forward to all that is planned for the next eight weeks of school. Blue & White Night, Field Day, Graduations: these are treasured traditions at RCLS, and we are excited that they will go forward in some form in the coming weeks. We want our school parents to be able to anticipate (and attend) these events, so perhaps you’ll consider this your Guide to Spring at RCLS––and plan to join us for an event or two, on campus!

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Math
Robin Kaufmann

If there is one question I answer more than any other when I am introducing prospective families to RCLS, it is this:

Does RCLS offer accelerated classes?

Usually, the question is followed by explanation. “My son/daughter is in the gifted and talented program,” or “My son/daughter is taking an accelerated math class,” or “My son/daughter qualified to double-accelerate in math.”

The simple answer to the question is "yes," but there is more to it than that.

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Frederick Douglass quote on RCLS sign
Robin Kaufmann

There are few tools so effective as narrative for shaping hearts and minds. As children read about the lives of others or they enter what one literary theorist calls the “laboratory of fiction,” they can test ideas and try on feelings, thereby developing understanding, admiration, or empathy for others. Ultimately, by the example of others and within the framework of the truth of Scripture, students learn how it is they, too, might be faithful men and women of courage, compassion, and accomplishment.

Read More about Building Character: RCLS and Black History Month
Catevenis family
Robin Kaufmann

When the Catevenis family moved to Rochester in 2016, they did so to settle down near family after military life. In the preceding five years, Alex had served two tours of duty abroad, the family had moved three times, and Abby, then a second grader, had already had two schools. Rochester was to bring a little familiarity and a lot more stability to their life. Read more to find out how their children's school played a critical role in providing the sense of safety and stability they sought.

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middle school girl working on computer
Eva Timimi, RCLS 8th grade

The fun thing about being an eighth grader at RCLS is that we get to have more responsibility. Here at RCLS, 8th graders play a major role in choosing and raising money for local charities. Every year, four charities are chosen by 8th graders, then, each quarter, the whole school will raise money for one of these charities. The Red Cross, The Landing, MN Teen Challenge, and Ronald McDonald House were selected to be the charities that RCLS will support this year. Find out how you might help your RCLS student give to these organizations.

Read More about In Her Words: An 8th-grader on RCLS's Community and Giving Projects