Molding Tomorrow’s Visionaries Today
As Ravenscroft’s Innovation Task Force explored curricula, pedagogical methods and learning outcomes that best prepare students for the future, they identified three key educational strategies for creating innovative thinkers: giving students opportunities to customize their own learning pathways, empowering them to take more active roles in their education, and connecting their classroom experiences to the real world.
Todd Harris ’86 Shapes the World of Esports
As founder and CEO of Skillshot Media, an esports operator, and co-founder of Hi-Rez Studios, a video game developer, Todd Harris ’86 is something of a digital magician.
Logan Aldridge ’09 Inspires Adaptive Athletes
As a child, Logan Aldridge ’09 loved finding solutions to problems around the house and backyard shed. “I’m a tinkerer and an inventor at heart,” he said. “I realized there was so much stuff that I could do much better with one little device or tweak to a piece of equipment.”
International Faculty Share Global Perspectives
Ravenscroft’s international faculty bring authentic global perspectives to their classrooms and the greater school community, providing yet another avenue by which our teachers prepare students to succeed in an increasingly interconnected world. As Katie Barnwell, chair of the World Languages Department, said, “Students benefit from the ability to interact with a native speaker as well as have a deeper understanding of that individual’s culture and current perspectives outside of the U.S.”
Theater Department Puts Razzle-Dazzle in “Chicago”
Slick, stylized and arriving on the heels of the mini-series “Fosse/Verdon,” Ravenscroft’s production of “Chicago” showcased “all that jazz” — and then some. As Director of Fine Arts David McChesney put it, “Nothing like this has ever been done in our theater.”
In Middle School’s semester-long Art Journaling elective, students transform an old hardcover book into a creative exploration of their feelings, dreams, experiences and aspirations.
Today, the Ravenscroft athletic program is a powerhouse, with 10 state championships in the last decade alone. In the early years, it was the boys and girls tennis teams who claimed the school’s first titles.
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