Media/Photo Advisory for September 1, 2017 Head of School Dunk Tank

Rosarian Academy Students Plunged into Summer Work for Chances to Splash the Head of School in Back-to-School Dunk Tank: Friday, September 1

WHAT 

Rosarian Academy Lower School students (K-4th) have the chance to dunk Head of School Stephen Rubenacker this Friday, September 1. Students were challenged over the summer to keep up their reading and math skills. If students took the plunge and completed grade-level assignments, they earned tickets for chances to play and make a splash at the back-to-school dunk tank.

Extra tickets will be available to teachers and staff at a bargain price….free!!!

WHEN: Friday, September 1

10:30 -11:00 am Children’s House
11:00-11:15 am 3rd grade
11:15-11:30 am 4th grade
11:30- 11:45 am Kindergarten
11:45-12:00 pm 1st grade
12:15 -12:30 pm 2nd grade

WHERE: Rosarian Academy
807 N. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(all media must check-in to front office and show photo I.D.)

MEDIA CONTACT: Cara Scarola Hansen, Marketing & Communications Director
Office: 561.345.3103 cell: 561.632.6747 

Media/Photo Advisory for August 28, 2017 First Day of School

Rosarian Academy First Day of School: Monday, August 28

WHAT:  

The joyful noises of around 380 students will once again fill Rosarian Academy’s classrooms and halls as students return for the 2017-18 school year on Monday, August 28.  The first day of school will begin at 7:50 am for Middle School (5th-8th grades) students and 8:00 am for the Early Childhood (up to 5 years) and Lower School students (K-4th grades). Drop-off will begin at 7:30 am. 

5th grade students are starting the school year literally “sliding” into Middle School. After a noon dismissal, the 40 students will enjoy a pizza lunch followed by playing on a huge waterslide and with water balloons on the lawn in the front of campus. 

Palm Beach residents who are part of Rosarian’s Class of 2021 include Sophia Angle, Teddy Duncker, James Flynn, Cate Frerichs, Georgina Keogh, Chloe McGann and Parker Pressly. 


WHEN: Monday, August 28

7:30 am – student drop-off begins

11:45 am – student pick-up begins

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm – 5th grade pizza lunch

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – 5th grade slides into MS

WHERE: Rosarian Academy 

807 N. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(all media must check-in to front office and show photo I.D.)

MEDIA CONTACT: Cara Scarola Hansen, Marketing & Communications Director

Office: 561.345.3103 

 

Linda Trethewey Begins Role as Rosarian Academy’s Middle School Principal

Linda Trethewey Begins Role as Rosarian Academy’s Middle School Principal

August 23, 2017
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Media contact: Cara Scarola Hansen, Marketing Director
561-345-3103

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Linda Trethewey

Linda Trethewey Begins Role as Rosarian Academy’s Middle School Principal

In April 2017, Rosarian Academy Head of School Stephen Rubenacker announced the appointment of Linda Trethewey as Middle School Principal commencing in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Mrs. Trethewey joins Rosarian from St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in Miami Shores, FL, where she worked as curriculum director, teacher, and school administrator.  She served as assistant principal in both the Maryland Public School System and the Archdiocese of Miami, including 10 years at St. Bonaventure Catholic School in Davie, FL.

After graduating from Chatham University with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Mrs. Trethewey went on to receive her Masters of Supervision and Administration at Towson University. She is currently a doctoral candidate for Management and Supervision at St. Thomas University in Miami.

The Middle School Principal search began  February 2017 when Principal Sister Donna Baker, O.P. announced her resignation after 16 years of service to Rosarian Academy to spend more time working in service of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. 

In Mr. Rubenacker’s announcement to the school community, he stated, “As a devout Catholic with over 25 years of experience in public, private, and diocesan education, [Mrs. Trethewey] brings a great deal of experience and wisdom to our school. We are thrilled that she will be joining us.”

Mrs. Trethewey officially joined the Rosarian Academy community on July 1.  She commented:

“I am so blessed to join the Rosarian Academy Administrative Team. I have already experienced the warm welcome that makes Rosarian Academy a special place. As Middle School Principal, I look forward to fostering the continued rigor and strong curriculum commitment, as well as infusing the gospel message in all areas of the daily routine and curriculum.”

Linda Trethewey and her husband, Scott, reside in Ft. Lauderdale and have four children.

Rosarian Academy, founded in 1925, educates students from early childhood through eighth grade and offers an exceptionally strong academic program enriched by athletics, visual and performing arts, and community service opportunities. The independent, Catholic school is located on Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach and is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters.  For more information, visit www.rosarian.org or call 561.345.3106.

Rosarian Academy Graduates 33 Eighth Grade Students at Commencement Ceremony

ROSARIAN ACADEMY GRADUATES 33 EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS AT COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

June 8, 2017

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Media contact: Cara Hansen, Marketing and Communications Director

561-345-3103

 

Photo ID: 2147: Deacon Serge Dube; 2093: Rosarian Class of 2017; 2149: Class President Sofia Mendez
ROSARIAN ACADEMY GRADUATES 33 EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS AT COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

On Thursday, June 1st, Rosarian Academy graduated 33 eight-grade students in the Rosarian Academy Theater. Sister Donna Baker opened ceremonies with prayer shortly before commencement speaker Deacon Serge Dube encouraged graduates to reflect on their personal development and global awareness during their time at Rosarian Academy. Deacon Serge prompted students to embrace the High School experience with balance and prayer, nurturing the gifts of faith, reason, love and forgiveness. The commencement address closed with a congratulatory blessing for the Class of 2017.

Class President Sofia Mendez reflected on the year while thanking Rosarian faculty and staff and presenting the eighth grade class gift of two red benches to be placed under the oak tree at the new memorial garden in honor of Oakley Debbs.

Charter Club recognition was given to 7 graduates who have been enrolled at Rosarian Academy continuously from the Montessori through eighth grade: Hope Diffenderfer, Aidan Griffiths, John Molina, Matthew Mullen, Drew O’Brien, Jack Shepherd, and Bella Vega-Dadurian. The Kiwanis Club Student of the Year award was given to Class President, Sofia Mendez while Hope Diffenderfer was honored with the 2017 President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence.

Awards for 3rd trimester honors were given to the following graduates: Remi Beaud—2nd Honors
Hope Diffenderfer (1st Honors), Marlowe DunnFlom (1st Honors and Double E), Devyn Dyett (1st Honors), Lorenzo Escobar (1st Honors), Gabi Faber (1st Honors), Bettina Johnston (1st Honors), Javier Keough (1st Honors), Sofia Mendez (1st Honors), Drew O’Brien (1st Honors), Max Sanderson (1st Honors), Jack Shepherd (2nd Honors), Isabella Vega-Dadurian (1st Honors).

Recognition of each graduate’s high school matriculation was given as well:

Sailor Kate Ashley – Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Brad Matthew Albritton, Jr. – Cardinal Newman High School
Remi Beaud – Suncoast IB programDaniel Calvelli – The King’s Academy
Cossimo Carpenter – Cardinal Newman High School
Alexia Charlerie – Cardinal Newman High School
Gemma Conroy – Cardinal Newman High School
Hope Diffenderfer – American HeritageMarlowe Dunn Flom – St. Andrews
Devyn Simone Dyett – The Benjamin School
Lorenzo Escobar – American Heritage
Gabriela Faber – Cardinal Newman High School
Jack Ruby Fields – American Heritage
Isabella Fiorentino – Cardinal Newman High School
Aidan Alexander Griffiths – Cardinal Newman High School
Lars Van Gronberg – Oxbridge Academy
Katherine Reynolds Hamilton – Cardinal Newman High School
Bettina Alexandra Johnston – The Pomfret School in Pomfret, Connecticut
Javier Keough – American Heritage
Alana Marchese – The King’s Academy
Sofia Mendez – The King’s Academy
Egan Mendia – Cardinal Newman High School
John Molina – Cardinal Newman High School
Matthew Mullen – Cardinal Newman High School
Drew O’Brien – American Heritage
Carson Perry – Cardinal Newman High School
Maxmillian James Sanderson – Jupiter High School
Jack Shepherd – The Benjamin School
Lacey Steele – Cardinal Newman High School
Isabella Vega-Dadurian – Suncoast IB program
Skyler Angel White – Cardinal Newman High School
Hannah Wilson – Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette, IL
Mckenzie Slater Wilson – Millbrook Academy in Millbrook, NY

Rosarian Academy, founded in 1925, educates students from early childhood through eighth grade and offers an exceptionally strong academic program enriched by athletics, visual and performing arts, and community service opportunities. The independent, Catholic school is located on Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach and is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. For more information, visit www.rosarian.org or call 561.345.3106.

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ROSARIAN 7TH GRADER WINS 1ST PLACE IN PALM BEACH FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIANS AND JEWS ESSAY CONTEST

ROSARIAN 7TH GRADER WINS 1ST PLACE IN PALM BEACH FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIANS AND JEWS ESSAY CONTEST

April 27, 2017

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Media contact: Sarah Morelli, Advancement Coordinator
561-345-3103

 

Photo ID

5566: Maggie Acosta with Rosalie Franks

ROSARIAN 7TH GRADER WINS 1ST PLACE IN PALM BEACH FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIANS AND JEWS ESSAY CONTEST

Rosarian Academy 7th grader Maggie Acosta won first place in the 2017 essay competition put forth by the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews. This year’s essay topic was the importance of voting. An excerpt from Maggie’s essay :

“Sometimes a voter’s candidate wins and sometimes they lose, but the belief that we are grounded in the same goodness gives us the faith to all move together in the same direction”

Hundreds of students from public and private middle and high schools throughout Palm Beach County submitted essays for a chance to earn recognition in this competition. Maggie will had the opportunity to share her essay with the organization and all in attendance at the awards ceremony at the Paramount onMonday, April 24th.

Rosarian Academy, founded in 1925, educates students from early childhood through eighth grade and offers an exceptionally strong academic program enriched by athletics, visual and performing arts, and community service opportunities. The independent, Catholic school is located on Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach and is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. For more information, visit www.rosarian.org or call 561.345.3106.

Media/Photo Advisory for April 28-29, 2017 Middle School Play: Oklahoma!

Media/Photo Advisory for April 28-29, 2017 Middle School Play: Oklahoma!

MEDIA/PHOTO ADVISORY

ROSARIAN ACADEMY’S MIDDLE SCHOOL PERFORMANCE, “OKLAHOMA!” SET FOR APRIL 28TH AND 29 TH

WHAT:             

Rosarian Academy will Middle School students will perform Rodgers & Hammerstein’s, “Oklahoma!” under the direction of Theater Arts director Robert Sherman, with choreography by Jeanne Bennet and musical direction by Gay Dedo.

 

Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly (Jack Fields, 8th Grade), a handsome cowboy, and Laurey (Sailor Kate Ashley, 8th Grade), a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today.

Rosarian Academy will present the production of Oklahoma! on Friday, April 28 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, April 29 at 2:00 PM at 807 N. Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. Tickets are $6 for students and $12 for adults and can be purchased at ra.booktix.com. View the official advisory here

WHEN:

Friday, April 28

7:00 PM

Saturday, April 29

2:00 PM

WHERE: Rosarian Academy

807 N. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(all media must check-in to front office and show photo I.D.)

MEDIA CONTACT: Sarah Morelli, Advancement Coordinator

Office: 561.345.3103 cell: 305.409.8529

8th Grade Class visits Washington D.C. on annual field trip

8th Grade Class visits Washington D.C. on annual field trip

April 19, 2017

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Media contact: Sarah Morelli, Advancement Coordinator
561-345-3103

Photo ID:  0439: Rosarian students at the Iwo Jima Memorial

 

8th Grade Class visits Washington D.C. on annual field trip

As an extension of the eighth grade classroom study of American democracy and the U.S. Constitution, twenty-nine Rosarian Academy eighth-grade students and four chaperones took a tour of our nation’s capital April 10-12. Class work came alive as the enthusiastic group started their extensive, guided three-day tour of Washington, D.C., including: Arlington National Cemetery, the Marine Corps War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington Monument, Mount Vernon Estate, World War II Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial, FDR Memorial, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Iwo Jima Memorial, and Library of Congress. A special thanks to Mr. Shepherd, (father of 8th grader Jack Shepherd) for setting up a private tour of the Supreme Court.

Traveling to Washington, D.C. has become an annual tradition for the eighth grade over the last decade. “Our students demonstrated team work and cooperation throughout, and I could not have been happier in terms of the way they represented our school at our nation’s capital” said Head of School Stephen Rubenacker. This year, students were chaperoned by Amy Anderson, Amy Burke, and Jon Payne who organized the entire trip.

The eighth grade class includes: Brad Albritton, Sailor-Kate Ashley, Remi Beaud, Daniel Calvelli, Cossimo Carpenter, Alexia Charlerie, Gemma Conroy, Hope Diffenderfer, Marlowe Dunn Flom, Devyn Dyett, Lorenzo Escobar, Gabi Faber, Jack Fields, Isabella Fiorentino, Aidan Griffiths, Van Gronberg, Kate Hamilton, Bettina Johnston, Javier Keough, Alana Marchese, Sofia Mendez, Egan Mendia, Johnny Molina, Matthew Mullen, Drew O’Brien, Carson Perry, Max Sanderson, Jack Shepherd, Lacey Steele, Bella Vega-Dadurian, Skyler White, Hannah Wilson, and McKenzie Wilson

Rosarian Academy, founded in 1925, educates students from early childhood through eighth grade and offers an exceptionally strong academic program enriched by athletics, visual and performing arts, and community service opportunities. The independent, Catholic school is located on Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach and is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. For more information, visit www.rosarian.org or call 561.345.3106. View the full release here.