News Archive


  • May

    Ryan Sadler '22

    RE students experience Iceland

    Nineteen RE Upper School students traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland, in March for a photographic expedition designed to teach them how to capture beautiful works of art in a remote location. Ranging from freshmen to seniors, the students endured poor weather and other challenges as they learned the art of photography. Faculty member Matt Stock  said he was "very proud of the images the students were able to capture. They photographed well beyond what their experience level would have led me to expect."
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  • MS band pays tribute to RE teachers and other legends

    The Middle School Band concluded its year with a rousing tribute concert on May 9 at Swenson Hall that highlighted noteworthy people in music, history – and at the RE Middle School. The concert entitled "Heroes, Leaders and Legends" featured a piece dedicated to Assistant Head of the Middle School Shelly Stamler, who is retiring this year, and another that included the participation of longtime math teacher Ginny Onorati who played – fittingly – the triangle. Students in the beginning band, concert band and symphonic band took part. Photo Gallery
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  • Dance showcases growth, depth and spirit

    RE's All-School Dance Showcase featured more than 90 dancers in some 60 pieces over two nights at Swenson Hall, offering a delightful deluge of dance that made it clear that RE's dance program under faculty members Desiree Masucci and Bailey Farrell is growing and thriving. The two-night performance concluded with a tribute to the program's graduating eighth graders, each of whom received long-stem roses from their younger peers. Photo Gallery
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  • April

    Band finishes year with tribute concert

    The Upper School band paid tribute to the 100th anniversaries of Leonard Bernstein and Dave Brubeck during its 2019 spring concert, which also honored departing seniors Greg Estime '19, James Gerrard '19, Will Mathes '19, Alex Otero '19 and Danny Sauceda '19 and recognized the winners of two major senior music awards: Otero received the Leonard Bernstein Musicianship Award and Sauceda claimed the Bill Pender Service Award. Photo Gallery
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  • Spoken-word poets return to RE

    Traveling poets and educators Kane Smego and Giddy Perez returned to Ransom Everglades for their annual visit, introducing students to spoken-word poetry with high energy and a spirit of inclusion. The duo provided the entire Upper School student body with a survey of the art while working intensively with the school's freshmen English classes. The pair's first visit in 2016 inspired the formation of RE's Poetry Club.
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  • Eighth-grade drama students entertain

    RE's eighth-grade drama students wrote, cast, directed and performed a series of one-minute skits during the Eighth-Grade Drama Show, the annual culmination of students' work in their drama elective under faculty member Gina Montet. The students spoofed their teachers and classes, offered their own take-off on Saturday Night Live, and generally kept the audience in stitches with performances that showed their progress as actors and actresses.
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  • Student, faculty art on display

    Student and faculty art was displayed at the Middle School in March and the Upper School beginning April 11, celebrating the progress of RE's art students and the excellence of the arts faculty. The Middle School Annual Visual Arts Student Exhibit showcased student works at the Braman Media Center. The Upper School show exhibited student and faculty works in different media at the Solomon Art Gallery, the dining hall, the Dan Leslie Bowden Library and other locations throughout campus.
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  • Drama students show their REpertoire

    RE drama students shared their end-of-year class projects during an engaging REpertoire show in the Acting Studio that included directing, acting, monologues, singing, dancing, video production and an exciting 40-minute finale – a breathtaking, fast-paced showcase of Broadway through the decades, featuring two full classes of students and more than a dozen famous scenes and songs. Photo Gallery
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  • MS band scores 'superiors'

    The Ransom Everglades Middle School Symphonic Band earned Superior ratings from all four adjudicators at the Feb. 28 Florida Bandmasters Association District 20 Concert Band music performance assessments at Robert Morgan High School. The 30-member band under director Cathi Leibinger also earned straight A's in all categories of the sight-reading portion. The performed three prepared selections for three adjudicators and then sight-read two additional selections for an additional adjudicator.
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  • March

    Spring celebration for RE strings orchestra

    RE's strings students celebrated their progress in 2018-19 under director Jessica Carrasquillo with a lively spring concert that also recognized the program's graduates: senior violinist Ashlyn Cowgill '19 and the 16 eighth graders moving from the Middle School to the Upper School. The musicians also surprised Carrasquillo, who is expecting her first child in April, with a basket of baby goods presented by Cowgill and Mary Logan Woolsey '22Photo Gallery
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  • High notes and big laughs in Freaky Friday

    Middle School drama students merged their musical gifts and comic timing in the spring musical Freaky Friday, a laugh-out-loud comedy that showcased more than two dozen student-performers during jam-packed performances at Swenson Hall March 6-8. Adriana Carvalho '25 and Liv Steinhardt '23 played the daughter-mother lead roles and were joined by a host of other talented middle schoolers in the show directed by faculty member Cecilia Gonzalez. Photo Gallery.
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  • MS drama students lead workshop

    Middle School drama students conducted a theater workshops with children at Overtown Youth Center on Feb. 23 and fifth graders at St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Coconut Grove on Feb. 14. Drama teacher Gina Montet oversaw the RE students – Nico Maynulet '23, Liv Steinhardt '23, Sophia Adams '23, Ryan Berkshire '23, Mason Signorello '23, Carmen Sanchez-Tembleque Wood '23, Zoe Katsoufis '24, Gerry Mena '24, Kate Demos-Brown '23 and Jake Perdigon '24 – as they gained experience in mentoring, leadership and community service.
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  • RE Combo to perform live on 88.9 FM

    The RE Combo along with vocalist Isa Pena '19 will perform live on WDNA radio (88.9 FM or at 7-8 p.m. on March 11. The show is also free and open to the public at WDNA studios at 2921 Coral Way, Miami. RE Combo director Jon Hamm helped arrange for the performance, which will include drummer James Gerrard '19, leader and tenor saxophonist Connor Munroe '21, multi-saxophonist and musical director Alex Otero '19, bassist Danny Sauceda'19, trombonist Will Mathes '19, and pianist Max Vallone '22.
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  • February

    Murder in the heir at Upper School

    Upper School drama students entertained and interacted with the audience at the spring play, Murder's in the Heir, performing a concluding act only after polling the crowd on its preference for the evening's villain. The lively show Feb. 21-22 at the Lewis Family Auditorium featured new faces from the senior and freshmen classes and many familiar names from the drama program under director Sam Shapiro.
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  • Jazz combos score in districts

    RE's newly expanded jazz combo program scored at the Florida Bandmasters Association District Festival on Feb. 7 in Miami with all three teams collecting superior ratings under director Jon Hamm. The esteemed RE Combo earned straight superior ratings competing at the highest level of difficulty, grade five, and qualified for the state event.The Blue Combo entered at grade four and earned straight superior ratings. The Green Combo entered in grade three and earned split scores for an overall rating of superior.
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  • Orchestra students excel at MPA

    Twelve orchestra students earned superior ratings and Ian Barnett ’23 claimed a “superior with distinction” for their performances at the Florida Orchestra Association District 16 Solo/Ensemble Music Performance Assessment Feb. 1-2 at G. Holmes Braddock Senior High under orchestra director Jessica Carrasquillo.
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  • January

    Isa Pena '19 performs

    Unprecedented success for RE at Berklee

    The RE Combo and vocalist Isa Peña '19 combined their talents to bring home an unprecedented four trophies from the 2019 Berklee High School Jazz Festival Jan. 26 in Boston. Peña won first place in the Jazz Singers Showcase and was invited to open the evening's awards program, where she sang "Almost Like Being In Love" to a packed house of 4,000 at the Hynes Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Connor Munroe '21 claimed the Outstanding Musicianship Award for his class, and the RE Combo under Jon Hamm claimed second place – its best finish ever – in its class.
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  • Ricky Sucre Gil '23, Digital Art, Literal Lines

    MS art students win recognition

    RE's Middle School arts program celebrated a host of good news: Ricky Sucre Gil '23 won first prize at the Beaux Arts Student Showcase in January as seven fellow Middle School students won acceptance into the annual Celebrate Art (Logan, Utah) scholastic contest.
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  • Seniors direct amazing showcase

    Eight seniors presented plays they selected, cast with fellow students and directed during the Senior Directing Showcase on Jan. 18. The drama night in the Acting Studio showed the seniors' maturity as drama students and their peers' range of theatrical gifts as they performed eight pieces in front of a crowd of family and friends that jammed the studio. Photo Gallery
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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 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.