RE Log Magazine

RE's Fun Houses

Building centers of history, community and joy
By:  J.P. Arrastía, Humanities Department Faculty

More than 160 eager sixth graders lined the middle school football field on a cool, fall morning. Colorful banners representing each of the middle school’s “houses” danced in the wind, carried proudly by students dressed in their house colors. Student-made signs were held high, expressing messages of welcome: “Welcome to Hickory!” “Excelon is Legendary!” “Banyan loves 6th graders!” The energy and excitement were palpable during the very first House REveal at the middle school, an event that introduced sixth graders to the newest centers of student life and spirit at Ransom Everglades. 
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List of 2 news stories.

  • Meg Daly’78, The Underline founder

    The Underline: RE alumni join forces to uplift Miami

    Meg Daly ’78 crosses the street to offer a tour of The Underline, a recently opened, soon-to-be-completed 10-mile linear park running through the heart of Miami. Trains thunder over the Metrorail tracks above, buses rumble nearby, and dog walkers, joggers and cyclists make their way to and fro. “All of this, edge to edge, was blighted before,” says Daly, The Underline founder, as she makes her way to the newly created urban pathway, bright with vegetation, buzzing with activity, clean and tidy, and clearly marked with freshly painted way finders.
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  • John Flickinger’74, Gail Dotson, Jeffrey Miller’79, Melissa Krinzman’86, Patrick Evans (mural by artist Cory Evans)

    OutREach: Building academic excellence in Opa-Locka

    Classical music plays on the cafeteria loudspeakers at Beacon College Prep in Opa-Locka as elementary school students file sleepily past a colorful mural of historically significant Black authors, activists and athletes. Students pick up breakfast and worksheets and slide into seats at long tables, quietly preparing to begin the school day.

    Suddenly, the loudspeakers start cranking out a pulsing beat.
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List of 2 news stories.

  • L-R: Bryan Hector Commander ’61, Andrea Lynch Cole ’61, Katherine Swenson Kahan ’61, Alice Hector ’63, Judy Golden Powers ’62, Linda Morris McKillop ’62, Jourdan Moore Houston ’62, Bebe Ferrell McClain ’62 and Mary Babcock ’61

    A Happy Reunion: The founding students of the Everglades School for Girls

    Maggie Pearson ’80
    It’s 9 p.m. in Asheville, North Carolina, on Saturday, September 17, 2022, and nine women are sitting around a firepit at the home of Bebe Ferrell McClain ’62. They have traveled from as far as New Hampshire and as near as the other side of Asheville. They are alumnae from the original classes of the Everglades School for Girls.
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  • Touzet Rear Lawn and Patio

    La Brisa opens its doors

    The La Brisa building and surrounding property have been transformational, offering a welcoming first impression to all who set foot on the Ransom Campus. The leadership of the Board of Trustees, donors, school leaders and community supporters helped make this building a reality.
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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 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.