Head of School, Leanne Reynolds, shared this letter with the ROBS community on May 22, 2019.
My heart is full. Actually, bursting is probably a better description. With
Because getting into high school, learning to read, taking first place in the state for Quiz Bowl, or winning the conference championship in girls swimming are not just titles on a plaque or words on an acceptance letter. Achievements like these represent hours upon hours of practice and hard work. It’s the diligence and perseverance that we celebrate, and which will serve our kids well in high school and beyond. Indeed, the valedictorians in this year’s graduating classes at Episcopal, Kinkaid, and Strake Jesuit are all former ROBS students!
Your children make me so proud, and it is my joy to celebrate them. It is also my joy to think about how we can serve them even better in the future. So with clear
I am pleased to share that our community has identified four areas of strategic focus that will guide ROBS through the next three years. These areas emerged out of a thorough and inclusive discovery process involving hundreds of people—parents, faculty, board members, alumni, church members, and even students. Because good strategic plans start with exploration rather than concrete statements, I am sharing the priorities with the questions we will examine.
- Differentiation: How do we adapt subject area content, teaching processes, classroom tools, and the learning environment to stretch each learner to her full potential?
- Diversity & Inclusion: How do we promote, support, and nurture a culture of inclusivity for diverse families?
- Wellness: How do we advance programming that promotes emotional, intellectual, physical, environmental, social, occupational, and spiritual wellness?
- Programming: How do we accomplish the above initiatives recognizing the practical limits of time and space?
The good news is ROBS is already moving in the right direction.
These examples are just the beginning. This summer the Administrative Team will flesh out the above initiatives with
Parent Survey Response
A strategic plan is only
At the core of these efforts is an enduring commitment to excellence. The survey helps keep the School accountable to its promise of providing ambitious academics rooted in Christian values; a strategic plan keeps ROBS relevant in a changing world. And we couldn’t do either without you. So I want to close the year by saying “Thank You.” From your extraordinary generosity to Kids. Love. Learning. (allowing us to break ground on the new Middle School!) to joining strategic planning focus groups or the All-School Day of Service, this year’s progress is a result of your tremendous support and partnership.
Thank you, most of all, for entrusting your precious children
ROBS Head of School