Ross School faculty and staff are pleased to welcome 494 students to a brand new year at Ross Upper and Lower Schools. In East Hampton, new boarding students were the first to arrive on September 8. They were joined later in week by returning boarding and day students, with the Lower School starting off on September 10, and the first day of Upper School taking place September 11.
On Friday, students in grades 7 through 12 participated in fun activities on campus and in surrounding towns, including visiting the East End Seaport Museum in Greenport, bowling in Riverhead (a first for some ninth graders), kayaking at Cedar Point Park, hiking trails on the Ross campus, and making a “Circle of Values” ribbon tree. Some students also went on a scavenger hunt for fun items like a Ross tennis ball and photos with Mandarin teacher Levi Stribling and new Head of Upper School Chris Angell, and made videos of their group playing leapfrog in Gandhi Hall.
In Bridgehampton, students were happy to meet up with their friends, old and new, including the four-legged kind on the School’s farm. At an assembly on Friday, they were excited to be part of a happy surprise—teacher Emily Olson got engaged! They also started their new year off on the right foot, with Wellness teacher John Germano leading the students in mindful exercises before turning the floor over to Head of Lower School Jeanette Tyndall, who officially welcomed them to Ross and led a discussion about the Ross Core Values.