Welcome back!

Welcome to the start of Red Oak Community School's (ROCS) third school year!

I had an un uncle who used to say the first time you do something it's a happening, the second time a coincidence, the third time tradition. With that sense of settling in on our minds, ROCS welcomed students back to school August 23. Here are a few of the returning faces we found. We can't wait to get to know the new ones better!

With maintaining our pursuit of educational innovation and building community traditions in mind, ROCS staff and Board of Directors have big plans in the works on the day-to-day and strategic levels that will help us clarify and celebrate who were are and want to be in the years to come. 

From now through Memorial Day we’ll be posting updates to this blog - commentaries on alternative approaches to education we are inspired by and conventional models we are trying to dismantle and reimagine; reflections from our teachers and families about their experiences cultivating and engaging with our programs; and reports from the field including our natural play area (where playing is learning), our classrooms, and sites around town in our community at-large. Stay tuned.

If you have ideas for content you’d like to request or pursue as a contributor, please contact Jodi Kushins (ROCS Blog Editor and Chair of the Education Committee) at jodiekushins@gmail.com.

melissa frueh