THE VISION FOR PHASE II
$1.2 Million Goal
Phase II of the Designing for the Difference Capital Campaign presents a timely opportunity to “finish what we started”!
Central to our philosophy is an understanding of interdependence; we depend on each other for our growth as learners. The spaces we occupy should foster this idea. Students need spaces that enhance their academic work around research and media literacy, but they also need places to informally gather, socialize, work collaboratively on a project, have a snack, and share time together.
The recent creation of the Dennis Naas Learning Commons in the center of our building is the intersection of academic common space and social common space. It encourages the interdependent relationships we have fostered through the Lower School and hold dearly in the Middle and Upper School.
Phase II provides an extraordinary opportunity to blend form and function with intentional spaces for a much-anticipated full functioning kitchen on the Café Floor…a much-needed Faculty Lounge for our remarkable and deserving staff…a designated office for the Head of School…renovated main office areas and restroom upgrades…and SHH, the quietest study area on the Birmingham Campus!
The Designing for the Difference campaign provides our community with the opportunity to honor our past while looking to the future needs of our teachers and students. The completion of key components of Phase I … a sky-lit learning commons, a newly expanded library, collaborative work areas, a state of the art digital classroom, full function kitchen and café … have shaped the Dennis Naas Commons at the Birmingham Campus. These important spaces for inquiry, research, and collaboration expand our experience and realize our vision!
THE PROJECT FOR PHASE II
Phase II of the Designing for the Difference Capital Campaign presents a timely opportunity to “run through the tape” and raise $300,000 to reach our goal!
– A Quiet Study Court
– Learning Commons and Counseling Center “Sara’s Room”
– Faculty and Staff Lounge
Phase II Leadership Team
Now is the time to pool our resources and to complete this transformative project. We are seeking your leadership support and investment. Together, we can provide for the future of The Roeper School.
Co-Chair: John Sznewajs
Co-Chair: Laura Karmanos
Head of School: David Feldman
Capital Campaign Cabinet/Phase II
David Allen | Buck Baker | Heather Carmona | David Feldman
Alana Glass ‘97 | Shannon Martin | Clay Thomas
Denita Banks-Sims | Emily Wine | Bonnie Schemm
Shani Yapa-Kimpson | David Fluent | Brian Wilmers
We know that a young student’s environment has a powerful impact upon him, upon his ability to maneuver, and upon the breadth of his notion of identity. Consequently, we think, one must see precisely a student’s spatial needs, and expect that architecture can play the role of liberator as it has never done before in education.
George A. Roeper
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LOOKING TO OUR FUTURE
The Designing for the Difference campaign provides our community with the opportunity to honor our past while looking to the future needs of our teachers and students. Creating an enclosed sky-lit learning commons; expanding the size, capacity and use of our library; and integrating technology throughout the newly enclosed courtyard strengthens our program and provides students on the Birmingham Campus with important spaces for inquiry, research, collaboration and social engagement.
Now, we must finish our work – now we must complete the project! The kitchen that will provide hot food and snacks to students throughout the school day; the quiet study and teacher work space that completes the collaborative work areas; and the renovated main office and administrative offices that provide current families and visitors with the professional spaces to meet and engage with the school are the remaining three puzzle pieces that make up Phase II of our Courtyard Project. These final three pieces complete the vision we constructed back when we first imagined what was possible. I hope you will join us in bringing this vision to form for our Roeper Community!
David Feldman, Head of School