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By Cara Scarola Hansen
Marketing Director, Rosarian Academy
April 21, 2020, West Palm Beach, Florida – Rosarian Academy recently zoomed ahead with an assembly – scheduled pre-pandemic – honoring academic and athletic achievers in grades 5-8.
Traditionally, the school holds honors assemblies with the middle school student body and parents at the conclusion of each trimester in its 485-person professional theater. The recent awards assembly was a new experience: it was held over Zoom. During the virtual assembly, Linda Trethewey, Head of School, and various teachers and coaches took turns presenting awards, accompanied by a Google Slides presentation of student/athlete photos and printed names.
Rosarian is doing all it can to continue to make learning come alive and provide distance learning experiences that are meaningful and manageable in these uncertain times.
"We understand the emotional hardship this time away from school and friends may be having on you and your children: cancelations of sports seasons, special events, traditional annual field trips, etc.,” Linda Trethewey wrote in a recent letter to parents. “We are assessing the upcoming calendar of events to see how we can best transition as much as we can to virtual platforms. We strive to continue to honor our students and their Rosarian experiences."
Rosarian Academy, founded in 1925, educates students from early childhood through eighth grade and offers a strong academic program enriched by athletics, visual and performing arts, and community service opportunities. The independent, Catholic school is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters.