Assistant Dean of Students Retires After Two Decades of Service

Assistant Dean of Students Retires After Two Decades of Service

The month marks the end of an era for Ross School as beloved Assistant Dean of Students Greg Drossel retires after 21 years of service to our community. Though education was the last field in which Greg expected to find himself, a series of chance encounters ultimately led him to Ross, a place that engaged many of his greatest interests.

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Ross School Students Celebrate with End-of-Year Ceremonies

Ross School celebrated the close of the 2017–2018 school year with multiple moving-up ceremonies this week, which were held to commemorate students’ passage from one grade to another. All of the ceremonies presented opportunities for students, faculty, staff, families, and friends to reflect upon the year’s achievements.

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Alumni Profile: Taylor Vecsey ’01

Alumni Profile: Taylor Vecsey ’01

As a member of Ross School’s first graduating class, Taylor Vecsey ’01 took the school’s motto, “Know thyself in order to serve,” to heart—and it has remained a guideline for her ever since. Both in her career as an award-winning journalist and in her role as a volunteer emergency medical technician and EMS captain for the Bridgehampton Fire Department, Taylor strives to make a meaningful contribution to the community in which she grew up.

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Hundreds Gather to Honor Ross School Founder

Hundreds Gather to Honor Ross School Founder

On Sunday, June 3, Ross School celebrated the contributions of its founder, Courtney Sale Ross, in advance of her transition to a new role as Trustee Emeritus. More than 400 members of the Ross community attended the gathering, including alumni, parents, current students, and special guests. The focus of the event was reflecting upon the ways in which Mrs. Ross impacted their lives and global education over the last 27 years.

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Grade 10 Students Paint en Plein Air

Grade 10 Students Paint en Plein Air

The students in grade 10 traveled to East Hampton’s Maidstone Beach for their annual en plein air trip. The trip is a tradition for the class, connecting to their lessons in Romanticism. In their core classes, students study Romantic art and writings created in response to the Industrial Revolution. Spending the day outdoors and creating artwork allows them to better understand the Romantics’ centering of nature in their work.

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Seventh Grade Students Unveil New Exhibition

Seventh Grade Students Unveil New Exhibition

This week, Ross School’s seventh grade class debuted its annual exhibition, Luminous Illusions: A Collection of Works by Three Artists. The exhibit showcases the masterful work of local artists Michael Butler, Carly Haffner, and Gabriele Raacke. The class dedicated this year’s exhibition to Ross School Founder Courtney Sale Ross, in acknowledgment of her support over the years.

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Students Get Their Shot in Crunch Time

Students Get Their Shot in Crunch Time

Ross Upper School students took the stage this week for the school’s spring theater production, Crunch Time: A Musical Revue. Featuring excerpts from timeless classics like Into the Woods, Les Misérables, and Godspell, as well as contemporary shows such as Hamilton, School of Rock, and La La Land, the young entertainers kept audiences on the edge of their seats.

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Ross Students Showcase Talents at YAWP

Ross Students Showcase Talents at YAWP

Last Friday, Ross School eighth graders culminated their studies in dramatic writing with original play performances as part of the Young Artists and Writers Project (YAWP). Ross’s eighth grade students have participated in this program since its inception in 2008. During last weekend’s showcase, Ross students presented three pieces as part of an evening of short plays written by YAWP students from several East End school districts at Stony Brook Southampton’s Avram Theater.

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Celebrating Our Campus's Unsung Heroes

Celebrating Our Campus's Unsung Heroes

This week, we have the opportunity to celebrate members of our community who have a tremendous impact on our daily lives: school nurses. Since 1972, National School Nurse Appreciation Day has recognized the contributions of campus medical providers to foster greater awareness of the impact of their work. Through their care, early intervention, and advocacy, more than 95,000 school nurses nationwide make it possible for students to fully access their education.

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