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Exciting news – Quid Nunc Named Jostens 2016 National Yearbook Program of Excellence winner for second year in a row!

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RPCS Yearbook Editors showing a little school spirit!
RPCS Yearbook Editors showing a little school spirit!

Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, today announced that Roland Park Country School’s yearbook has been named a 2016 Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence winner for the second year in a row – a very rare feat!

Teachable Treasure: Roland Park Country School’s “Peace on Earthbench”

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The Harvest Collective team provided RPCS critical know-how and volunteers for their all-school "Peace on Earthbench."
The Harvest Collective team provided RPCS critical know-how and volunteers for their “Peace on Earthbench.”

If you have school-aged children, you may have noticed that this generation is learning about our environment differently than their predecessors. Environmental studies, or “ecology” to some, isn’t just a science elective class anymore. With twenty percent of schools certified as Green Schools, Maryland is a leader in integrating environment studies into all grade levels and curricula. Located in Baltimore, Roland Park Country School’s “Peace on Earthbench” is an A+ example of how Maryland’s next generation is learning about our planet.  That’s good, because they’ll be saving it.

Debut Author Elisabeth Dahl Dramatizes Baltimore Private School Life

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RPCS Alum Elisabeth Dahl’s first novel, Genie Wishes (ABRAMS/Amulet), which was released Tuesday, tells the story of fifth grader Genie Haddock Kunkle, whose name, she herself acknowledges, sounds like “some weird instrument you’d only see in music class.” Targeting readers ages 8-12, the readable book tracks a year of both difficult and charming change for class blogger Genie and her private school peers. I read the graceful novel in two absorbed sittings, laughed, fought a lump in my throat, and forgot my grownup status for several welcome stretches.

Adrienne Rich, RPCS Alum, Award-Winning Feminist Poet, Baltimore-Native, Dies

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Adrienne Rich, a poet and essayist born in Baltimore in 1929, who won the National Book Award, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and more, died today in her home in Santa Cruz, California.

Her father was a pathologist and professor at Johns Hopkins; her mother was a concert pianist.  Rich went to Roland Park Country School, which she described as a “good old fashioned girls school [that] gave us fine role models of single women who were intellectually impassioned.” Rich went to  Radcliffe College, where her first collection of poetry, A Change of World, was selected by the poet W.H. Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award.

Rich was best known as a feminist and advocate of women’s rights, which she wrote about in her poetry and prose. She also wrote antiwar poetry and took up the causes of the marginalized and underprivileged.

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