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Summer 2019

ETHOS

Connections and Commitment to Our Mission Create a Stronger, More Inclusive Ravenscroft

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MAKERS

Jeannine Benoit Adams ’01 Fashions New Career Online

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Cap & Gown

Senior Projects Provide Capstone Experience, Bridge to Future

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ETHOS

Connections and Commitment to Our Mission Create a Stronger, More Inclusive Ravenscroft

It’s significant, notes Head of School Doreen Kelly, that our mission statement begins with “the Ravenscroft community.”

“Notice it’s not ‘Ravenscroft School,’” she says. “In the most significant expression of who we are and who we aspire to be, we conceive of ourselves as a community first.”

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FIT

Lower School Lays Foundation for Lifelong Health and Wellness

How can something as important as health and wellness be taught to our youngest Ravens? The Lower School’s integrated approach — combining a fun and age-appropriate physical fitness curriculum and nutrition education with extracurricular opportunities, citizen leadership development and a foundation for social and emotional wellness — gives students the tools, knowledge and experience to make good choices for lifelong success.

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MAKERS

Jeannine Benoit Adams ’01 Fashions New Career Online

Just over three years ago, Jeannine Benoit Adams ’01 said goodbye to her rewarding career as vice president of content marketing for a wildly successful Chicago advertising agency and, in her words, “bet on” herself instead — giving her full focus to her business idea, ReadyPretty.com, and, in the process, giving women a new way to shop boutique fashion from anywhere in the U.S.

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ONE WORLD

William Myers ’08 Finds His 
Niche as Colombian Brewmaster

Just as a master violinist dreams of making music on a Stradivarius, William Myers ’08 dreams of making his craft beer with a centrifuge.

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Three Ways Speech and 
Debate Builds Better Thinkers

With the roll-out of two new Upper School courses this year,  Ravenscroft’s Speech and Debate program has developed into a rigorous series of electives that spur Middle and Upper School students to develop essential skills.

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SPARK

Same Game, Different Reputation
Essay by Kelly Baker ’20

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Ravens rewind

The Rise of Moonlight Math
 

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3 to watch

Three alumnae on very different journeys in STEM-related fields

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Inspired

Hear more from Tom Abrahams ’89 and “The Traveler” series in this December 2018 episode of The Kindle Chronicles podcast.

Read the June 2019 Houstonia Magazine article, “Tom Abrahams Says Goodbye to His ​‘Traveler’​ Series.”

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campus notes

Download a PDF of Summer 2019’s Campus Notes and see what students, faculty and staff are up to.

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Past Issues

Check out past issues of our award-winning magazine for more exciting content from Ravenscroft.

 

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