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School Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Posted On: 11/19/2017 9:42 PM
We will be closed for the entire week--November 20-24th--for the Thanksgiving holiday. Faculty/Staff and Students return on Monday, November 27th. 

Dean of Students Announcement

Posted On: 11/4/2017 9:46 AM

It is with deep sadness but warm wishes that we announce that Rodell Thomas will be stepping down as Dean of Students and Football Coach at Robert F. Munroe. Coach Thomas’s career in education has spanned thirty-three years with many successes on and off the field.

Coach Thomas taught math and physical education in Gadsden County public schools for twenty years followed by ten years in Monticello before retiring. Retirement didn’t last long for Thomas who came to Munroe three years ago. He was attracted to the school’s smaller size and that fellow faculty and staff were more like family than simply colleagues.

During his tenure at Munroe he played a pivotal role in rebuilding our football program and establishing a girl’s flag football team. He stepped in as head coach after a win less football season to rally the team to one win in his first year coaching the Bobcats. In his second year as the football coach he helped the team win four games before suffering a stroke.

As the Dean of Students, he brought a no-nonsense yet caring attitude in working with students. While he may appear intimidating at first glance, it becomes clear very quickly that he is indeed a self-described “softy and teddy bear.”  This careful balance of a “no-nonsense teddy bear” has endeared him to many resulting in being well respected by students.

His departure is our loss but a well-deserved respite for him where he can focus on what he loves most as well as his health. When asked what guidance he would give parents today he simply says, “a little tough love and healthy boundaries” can go a long way in developing kids into successful citizens. 

We have begun the search to find a new football coach for next year. We know you all join us in wishing Coach Thomas well as he starts a new chapter.

Welcome New Staff Members

Posted On: 11/1/2017 8:57 AM
I wanted to take a moment to introduce our community to a few new employees that have been hired over the past few weeks. I am very excited to welcome each to our community. I am confident everyone in our school will be as impressed as I am with this new group of outstanding professionals. 

Terri Sue Aldridge - Director of Advancement
Terri Sue is responsible for managing all of the school fundraising efforts, works to support our alumni, and oversees our internal communication efforts (including our weekly newsletter). 

Dana Montenieri - Learning Specialist
Dana works closely with students who have been identified as benefitting from a small group environment to support learning needs. She works to fill in gaps in the skills of students to assure their long term success. 

Alice Sanderson - Director of Admissions
She will oversee the schools marketing efforts, work to continue our stellar enrollment growth, and oversees our external communication efforts (including updates to the website). 

Nathan Stevens - Online Education Coordinator and Guidance Counselor
Nathan oversees all of our students taking online classes. He is currently developing a plan to improve the courses that we offer online to students. He is also our guidance counselor. In this role, he develops our group life skills program (online safety, anti-bullying, etc.) and provides one-on-one guidance with students.  

Make sure you give them a warm welcome as they get settled into their new positions. 

Dr. Adam Gaffey
Head of School

New Food Orders Begin on October 30th

Posted On: 10/27/2017 1:17 PM

September 2017 Headmaster Update

Posted On: 9/21/2017 2:29 PM
 

September Headmaster Update


Munroe Families,


It has been an exciting first month and a half as the new Headmaster. There are so many aspects of the school that make it an amazing place for our children to grown and learn. Thanks to our small size and our freedom from government bureaucracy, are we able to assess ourselves as a school and quickly make improvements, always focusing on what our children need most from us.


Since its founding almost 50 years, the school has been focused on a mission of providing the best college preparatory education in the area, with a well rounded curriculum, developing students with ethical character through spiritual and moral principles. My intention with many of the announcements below are to help the school better meet that mission.


I will be posting more information about each of the following on the school’s Facebook page and on the school website.


Handbook

We have made some important updates in the handbook, which has been uploaded to the website. I will be addressing the major updates through individual posts over the next month.


New Schedule Coming in January

We will be adding 15 minutes to the end of the day after Christmas Break. This will give us more instructional time and allow the MS and US to move to a new Block Schedule. The additional time will allow the MS and US to move to 7 periods a week, instead of the current 6.


New MS and US Electives in January

Under the new schedule most core academic classes will take place Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for grades 6 - 12. Tuesday and Thursday will be utilized for many of our elective classes. We plan on adding new classes for students to explore subjects of interest to them. We are working with TCC to see about bringing in a number of college credit electives.


Curriculum Review

Next year the school is to have its FCIS Accreditation Renewal Visit. FCIS visits every school they accredit every 5 years to assure that they are meeting the highest standards and are providing an outstanding education to the students served. As the only accredited private school in the area, we are proud of our recognition as an outstanding private school. As part of this process, we will be reviewing and updating all aspects of what we teach and how we teach.


Expanded Student Support

We are working to grow our support services for our students. This has included a Middle School Study Skills Class, the planned future hiring of two learning specialists, and the development of an Academic Advisor Program. We will have the entire program implemented by second semester. If you have any concerns about your child's academic process, please reach out to their Lower School Teacher or Academic Advisor. You will be receiving an email from your child’s advisor by next week updating you on their current status.


Lower School Bible and Character Development

For many years the school has provided character development through bible stories to our Lower School students. I am excited to continue this tradition. I am finalizing specifics now of how we are going to implement the program. Look for information soon about how your family can take advantage of this opportunity. I am also working to expand our religious studies to the MS and US next semester as part of our electives initiative.


Hurricane Makeup Days

We had extra days built into the schedule. At this time we will not be required to make up the missed days.


ACT Aspire Grades 3 - 10

Starting next month we will begin implementing the ACT Aspire program. This will include periodic assessments that each child will take. Teachers will use this information to adjust the classroom to meet the needs of the student. At the end of the year the students will take a summative test that will provide valuable information to the school and the parents about strengths and potential growth areas for each student. These reports will be shared with the parents during the summer.


Sincerely,


Dr. Adam Gaffey
Head of School
Robert F. Munroe Day School


Homecoming Queen Reunion October 6th

Posted On: 9/26/2017 9:31 AM
We're having a reunion!  All past Homecoming Queens are invited to the Homecoming game on October 6th.  We would like to recognize you during halftime of the game and get a group picture.  Please make plans to come.

School resumes on Thursday, September 15th at 10:00

Posted On: 9/13/2017 11:16 AM
 
School resumes on Thursday, September 15th at 10:00

Football Game Friday, September 15th at Corry Field at 7:00

Posted On: 9/13/2017 11:24 AM
 
 
Football Game Friday, September 15th at Corry Field at 7:00

No School Monday, September 11th or Tuesday, September 12th

Posted On: 9/8/2017 10:33 AM
 
 

No School Labor Day Holiday

Posted On: 8/29/2017 2:26 PM
 
No School September 4th Labor Day Holiday

School Hurricane Update

Posted On: 9/7/2017 9:16 PM
 

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Come Support Bobcat Football

Posted On: 8/17/2017 7:03 AM
 
Preseason Football game, Friday August 18th at 7:00 Corry Field

PFM Pre-Planning Meeting

Posted On: 7/27/2017 1:41 PM
 
 
PFM is holding a pre-planning meeting for fundraising ideas for the upcoming year on Tuesday, August 8th at 6:00pm. Meeting will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Quincy. We look forward to discussing new ideas, hope you can make it!

Summer Reading Lists

Posted On: 6/7/2017 9:31 AM
 
 
 

Summer Office Hours

Posted On: 5/30/2017 12:30 PM
Monday - Thursday 
8:30 AM - 2 PM 
 

Honor Roll & Head of School List

Posted On: 5/31/2017 9:50 AM
 

Summer Reading Camp Details

Posted On: 5/24/2017 10:55 AM
THIS CAMP IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR NEW STUDENTS AND STUDENTS PERFORMING POORLY IN  AN ENGLISH OR READING CLASS
 
 
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE summer reading camp
 

Exam Schedule

Posted On: 5/8/2017 9:16 AM
 
 
 
 
 

Order your Cross Country Shirts

Posted On: 5/1/2017 11:58 AM
 

May Day Performance

Posted On: 4/25/2017 10:41 AM
 
Please join us for a delicious taco bar May 2nd from 6pm-7:15pm in the Student Center. Following dinner, our students will perform in the Gymnasium at 7:30pm for our annual May Day show. Please RSVP to this complimentary dinner and show on our Facebook invite or via email to: holly.kanagy@rfmunroe.org.        Click here for the Facebook Invite

We are looking forward to sharing this exciting tradition with you and your family!
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