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Ravenscroft Reports has gone weekly! Enjoy timely Ravenscroft stories and videos alongside the news and calendar information you need most, delivered to you in a new-and-improved Friday communication: Ravenscroft Weekly. But don't worryall of the great Reports content from the 2019-20 school year is still available below. 

Friday, Oct. 23

Spirit Week 2020

Spirit Week 2020

Whether it’s Pajama Day,  Jersey Day, Color Day or Mismatch Day, we can always count on our Ravens to show their true green-and-gold school spirit during Spirit Week, which wrapped today with the official Green and Gold Day.

Enjoy photos of our celebration throughout the week!


Short and Sweet

Starting tonight, the Fine Arts Department will present Short and Sweet, a monologue play by Willie Reale, featuring students in sixth-12th grades. You can view the play here anytime between 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, and 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24


Friday, Oct. 19
Following the demolition of the front side of the A.E. Finley Activity Center late last month, our project partners have been working to clear debris and prepare the site for new construction. Enjoy new photos from on the ground and s video from overhead that truly bring into focus the scope of the plans for the new Center for Student Life at the A.E. Finley Activity Center.


Friday, Oct. 16

A Day in the Life of Lower School

They definitely look like they're having fun, but our Lower Schoolers are doing some serious learning, too! Whether they’re exploring books that fuel their love of reading, getting the scoop on simple machines, mastering new games in P.E. or showing off their creativity with hand-made masks, students in this division are learning (and laughing) every day


@RavenscroftCoffeeHouse

Ravenscroft’s Coffeehouse performance series is back this year in a socially distanced format, showcasing live music by talented Upper School students, faculty and staff. The club kicked off the year Sept. 30 at LJ’s Place with a livestream on Instagram. 

Organizers David Gring ’21, Thomas Barker ’21 and Julianna Rogers ’21 invite interested Upper Schoolers to sign up and submit their song list each month. Enjoy videos and pictures @RavenscroftCoffeehouse.


Center for Student Life Updates


Friday, Oct. 9

Visual Arts Faculty Share Their Work in Pugh Lobby

They’re used to showing off their students’ masterpieces, but this month in the Fine Arts Center, current and former Ravenscroft visual arts faculty are sharing some of their own work.

The exhibition, curated by Middle and Upper School art teacher Erin Stelling, fills the Pugh Family Lobby with paintings, sketches, photography and mixed-media creations that will delight — and possibly surprise — the teachers’ colleagues and students.

Read more! 


Tennis Player Jae Ramsey ’23 Voted N&O Athlete of the Week

Ravenscroft varsity tennis player Jae Ramsey ’23 was voted last week’s Raleigh News & Observer Athlete of the Week! Jae received more than 50% of the 7,089 votes cast online, edging out Thales Academy’s Cameron Brewer and Cary Christian’s Burke White. She is Ravenscroft’s No. 1 player and won both of her matches last week, including rallying from a first set to win her match against an opponent from Durham Academy. 

Read more here


Friday, Oct. 2, 2020

A Day in the Life: Upper School

Upper School students continue to do great work in their essential business of learning, collaborating and leading. Whether it's performing together, completing labs, perfecting their Spanish or Mandarin Chinese, or taking advantage of a sunny day, our Ravens are making the most of their opportunities in the hybrid-learning environment.  


Tutoring Club Joins Forces and Expands Reach

An Upper School club devoted to online tutoring, which got its start last spring during the statewide shut-down, has joined up with an innovative nonprofit and expanded to serve even more students. Learn about their work in this Hub blog post.

 

 

 


Library and Technology Staff Guide Transition to Virtual Learning

Beginning with a full day of professional development dedicated to technology training and curricular planning on March 9, faculty and staff marshaled their knowledge and resources to provide students with a rigorous and engaging distance-learning experience during the statewide shutdown.

Get the story on how our Library and Technology Services Department served as indispensable partners with faculty and staff making Ravenscroft’s historic shift to remote learning in this story from the latest Ravenscroft Magazine.


Join a committed team of volunteers in support of the largest fundraising initiative on campus. Let your passion for our school lead you to one of our three volunteer teams:

  • Engage TeamLet’s connect! Contact fellow parents and simply listen to their Ravenscroft story. Learn why others love and support our school.
  • Care Team: Let’s show some love! Write thank-you notes or call our FFR supporters, just to say THANK YOU!
  • Commit Team: Let’s ask! Join this team and invite past and present donors to support Ravenscroft with a gift to our fund.

The Fund For Ravenscroft embodies the legacy of generosity from our parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty and staff, friends and even students. No matter where your passion lies — sports, STEM, the arts, Lead From Here, teacher salaries or financial aid — the Fund For Ravenscroft supports it all. This year our fundraising efforts support Ravenscroft’s COVID-readiness. 

Contact Sarah Macey to learn more or get involved today!


Friday, Sept. 25, 2020

Demo Underway at the A.E. Finley Activity Center

If your student has been regaling you with stories about giant machinery taking bites out of buildings on campus, then you’ve already heard the news: the demolition phase of the 18-month building project at the A.E. Finley Activity Center — the first step toward Ravenscroft’s vision for a new, comprehensive Center for Student Life — reached a dramatic milestone this week.

As we announced in August, the renovation and expansion of the Finley Activity Center, which was dedicated in 1974, will deliver a 33,000-square-foot facility with features including a dining hall for Middle and Upper School students, large- and small-group meeting areas, wellness and meditation rooms and a revamped school store. As a first step, portions of the existing building have been torn down, including the main front entrance and lobby, restrooms and concessions; the athletic and athletic trainer offices; the Hall of Fame Room; and several seminar and classroom spaces. 

Enjoy this video, taken by Director of Buildings & Grounds Chris Farrow, that captures the excitement (and noise) of the demolition.


Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15-Oct. 15, celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The month-long recognition encompasses several important dates in Hispanic heritage, including the respective independence celebrations of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and Chile.

Read more about how Ravenscroft is celebrating Hispanic Heritage month here


Making Social Connections in Middle School

Learn more about the work Middle School faculty and staff are doing to help students build social connections in this Hub Blog post by new Assistant Head of Middle School Nicole Brown!

 

 

Here is a peek into what a "day in the life" of Middle School looks like! 


Friday, Sept. 18, 2020

Building Community during COVID-19

The return of many teachers and students to the Ravenscroft campus has involved new practices and protocols designed to keep everyone in our school community safe and healthy as they dig in to a new year. While some COVID-19 mitigation efforts — from eating lunch in classrooms, wearing face coverings and physical distancing to having some classmates and even teachers joining lessons from home — have taken getting used to, our ever-resilient Ravens are finding ways to have fun, feel connected and enjoy their time together. 

Read more here


Center for Student Life: In Progress

 

Wondering What’s Happening Behind the Blue Fence?

In this video by Buildings & Grounds’ Chris Farrow, meet the team working on the new Center for Student Life and take a stroll through the currently closed portions of the A.E. Finley Activity Center for a peek at preparations for demolition and construction.


2020-21 First-Day-of School Stories


More August 2020 Stories