It has been a rough seven months. The pandemic presented us with all kinds of unforeseen disruptions, and we have worked hard to keep Ransom Everglades moving forward during unprecedented times. The Board of Trustees and the faculty and staff have not wavered in their commitment to our school, and as the pages of the Log chronicle, we have done what it takes to make sure that instruction is not interrupted and the students feel connected to their school, classmates and teachers. In alignment with the title of our capital campaign, adopted almost five years ago, we have been reinventing excellence at every turn.
Join panelists Ruth Greenfield, Charles Greenfield ’68, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders ’70 and Wendell Graham ’74 for the first Paul Ransom Digital Podium of 2021 on January 13 at 7 p.m. Head of School Penny Townsend will lead a conversation with this illustrious group about the long-term impact of the desegregation efforts led by Ruth Greenfield at her Fine Arts Conservatory, which was featured in the documentary Instruments of Change.
Richard Blanco told Ransom Everglades students that appearing at the presidential inauguration in 2013 to recite his poem “One Today” transformed his life. The United States’ fifth inaugural poet – following greats including Maya Angelou and Robert Frost – Blanco spent a virtual day at Ransom Everglades on December 8. He taught two poetry seminars, addressed students at an all-school assembly and talked shop with faculty members after school.
A jaunty pirate dance around the upper school campus to a Peter Pan medley – and some clever video editing – provided an engaging and amusing start to the second installment of REmote REpertoire in 2020-21. The livestreamed performance, which aired December 2, displayed the talents of RE’s upper school drama students under the direction of faculty member Sam Shapiro in a fast-paced, variety-show style format.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.