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Rosarian Academy Recognizes Academic and Athletic Achievers

By Cara Hansen

December 15, 2016, West Palm Beach, Florida – Rosarian Academy elementary and middle school students were recognized during an awards ceremony December 9, honoring those with exceptional academic performance and for athletic achievements during the first trimester of the school year.

Four students – seventh-grader Mercedes Cassidy and eighth-graders Hope Diffenderfer, Devyn Dyett, and Lorenzo Escobar – were recognized for achieving Highest Academic Honors. To qualify, they received all “As” in the first trimester and on all exams. 

Two students received Accelerated Reader awards for reading 300,000 words or more since the start of the school year: Elise Lanahan read more than 500,000 words and Blair Haft more than 1 million words. Both are in the seventh grade. Eighth-grade students selected as Kiwanis Students of the Month were Bettina Johnston, October; Marlowe Dunn Flom, November; and Sophia Mendez, December. 

Stephen Hall, sixth grade, shakes hands with Rosarian Academy Head of School Stephen Rubenacker as he receives the award for Most Valuable Player on the boys cross country team.

Fourteen seventh-grade students earned at least a 95 percentile on an acceptable composite or subset area from a previous standardized test and qualified as Duke University Talent Identification Program Scholars. Receiving this honor were Maggie Acosta, Spencer Bernstein, Jamis Bornschein, Wilder Breckenridge, Mercedes Cassidy, Joseph Coates, Grace Colangelo, Madison Fabbri, Macarena Gonzalez, Blair Haft, Emma Hardyman, Jack Keogh, Elise Lanahan, and Finn Throop.

Sixth- through eighth-grade students who received no less than a “B-” in all academic subjects and no grade less than “Satisfactory” in all co-curricular classes qualified for Honor Roll.

Sixth-grade Honor Roll students were Jackson Bachman, Sabrina Bernstein, Katarina Bessenroth, Sabrina Bessenroth, Bobby Brown, Thomas Coates, Matthew Cohen, Lily Guari, Stephen Hall, MJ Hanlon, Ava Iuliani, Sabrina Keough, Olivia Klein, Jack Mischke, Alina Morrison, Mia Pariseleti, Matthew Rancic, Victoria Reynolds, Trace Scuderi, and Parker Ward.

Rosarian Academy eighth-grader Aidan Griffiths is recognized at the school’s First Trimester Honors Assembly.

Honor Roll students in the seventh grade are Maggie Acosta, Christian Azqueta, Jamis Bornschein, Wilder Breckenridge, Caleb Curtis, Brandon Dorsey, Madison Fabbri, Zachary German, Macarena Gonzalez, Blair Haft, Emma Hardyman, Jack Keogh, and Logan McGruder.

Students in the eighth grade who made Honor Roll were Remi Beaud, Gemma Conroy, Marlowe Dunn Flom, Gabriela Faber, Aidan Griffiths, Van Gronberg, Alana Marchese, Sophia Mendez, Drew O’Brien, Max Sanderson, Jack Shepherd, Isabella Vega Dadurian, Hannah Wilson, and Mckenzie Wilson.

All students who participated in a fall sport – flag football, volleyball, swimming, and cross country – were also acknowledged. The following student-athletes received awards: 

  • Boys’ Varsity Flag Football: Max Sanderson, Most Valuable Player; Aidan Griffiths, Sportsmanship; and John Molina, Most Improved. All are in the eighth grade. 
  • Boys’ Junior Varsity Flag Football: Gavin Marchese, Most Valuable Player; Johnny Cassidy, Sportsmanship; and Andrew Vargas, Most Improved. All are in the fifth grade.
  • Girls’ Varsity Volleyball: Eighth graders Isabella Fiorentino, Most Valuable Player; Kate Hamilton, Sportsmanship; and Sofia Mendez, Most Improved. 
  • Girls’ Junior Varsity Volleyball: Lily Guari, sixth grade, Most Valuable Player; Parker Ward, sixth grade, Sportsmanship; and Sara Gil, seventh grade, Most Improved; 
  • Swimming: Nellie Miller, fourth grade, Most Valuable Player; Marlowe Dunn Flom, eighth grade, Sportsmanship; and Annabelle Damiano, second grade, Most Improved. 
  • Boys’ Cross Country: Stephen Hall, sixth grade, Most Valuable Player; Robby Vargas, seventh grade, Heart Award; and Teddy Duncker, fourth grade, Most Improved.
  • Girls’ Cross Country: Eleanor Hall, fourth grade, Most Valuable Player; Lacey Steele, eighth grade, Heart Award; and Luciana Hernandez, fifth grade, Most Improved.

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 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 Adds Early Childhood Three-Day and Four-Day Program Options

By Cara Hansen

October 25, 2016, West Palm Beach, Florida – To meet the needs of parents, Rosarian Academy has expanded its Early Childhood program offerings to include three-day and four-day program options for children ages 12 months to 4 years old. The growing and popular Montessori pre-school, conveniently located to downtown West Palm Beach, now allows parents to choose three, four or five half days or full days. 

Children’s House teacher Devin Andersen helps a student water the flowers in the classroom garden.

Rosarian’s Early Childhood program comprises the Junior Toddler House (up to 24 months), Toddler House (ages 2 to 3 years) and Children’s House (ages 3 to 5 years). 

The program strictly follows the Montessori curriculum. The classrooms provide a caring, individualized, and structured learning environment. The school’s highly trained Montessori-certified teachers lead their students through challenging lessons that develop concentration, independence, and sense of self. Emphasis is placed on developing a love of learning through hands-on Montessori lessons, investigation, and discovery. 

The Children’s House curriculum is enriched with co-curricular classes in physical education, art, music, library, Spanish, and gardening. Extra-curricular offerings include Strings Chamber Orchestra, karate, and dance.

A Toddler House student works independently on the Montessori practical life lesson of pouring water.

Rosarian Academy is hosting an open house on Wednesday, November 30, at 9:00 a.m. Visitors have the opportunity to tour the campus, meet the administration and faculty members, and witness students joyfully engaged in the learning process. Register for the Open House online at www.rosarian.org/open-house  or call 561-345-3106 to schedule a personal tour.

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 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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