The 2019-20 River Oaks Baptist School yearbook has been chosen by Balfour Publishing as a national sample.Continue reading
ROBS Journalism students write, edit, design, and produce The Raider Review, a quarterly publication distributed school-wide. In the latest issue, staff writer Amanda Brantley recounts the visit of five students from Chiba City, Japan. ROBS is the only Houston school to participate in an exchange program with our Japanese Sister City.Continue reading
Parents interested in giving young children an academic edge should put away the textbooks and get the toys out. When children play, they are mentally active, engaged, socially interactive, and building meaningful connections to their lives. Play is therefore one of the richest and most effective learning strategies in a preschool educator’s toolbox.
Instructional coach Sarah Graham describes how ROBS’ littlest learners spend their school days. Even though it may look like they are just playing freely, it has all been purposefully planned.Continue reading
School parents Jakeen and Garfield Johnson respond to the most common questions they received as chairs of the 2018-19 Annual Giving campaign. The following Q&A is abridged from an article that first appeared in the 2018-19 Report of Appreciation.Continue reading
Most parents want their kids to be kind. In fact, more than 90 percent of American parents say that being caring is among their top priorities for their children. But when you ask children what their parents want for them, 81 percent say their parents value achievement and happiness over caring, as published in The Atlantic article “Stop Trying to Raise Successful Kids.” Kids learn what’s important not by listening to what adults say, but by noticing what gets our attention.
What does that mean for educators trying to cultivate kindness among kids in the classroom, on the playground, and even outside of school? ROBS counselors, Drs. Melanie Gregg and Allison Hamff, share how ROBS students, teachers, and parents designed an intentional program of cultivating kindness and the ongoing impact of that effort.Continue reading
The best thing about ROBS is our students! They are smart, insightful, kind, and creative. We often hear parents say they applied to ROBS because they met some of our students, and they want their children to be like them. From creative writing excerpts to reports on school life, our student bloggers offer the sincerest perspective.Continue reading
The research continues to reinforce what ROBS has always championed—that character matters. Not only does it matter; it improves achievement. “Boys who are rated as helpful by their kindergarten teacher earn more money 30 years later. Middle-school students who help, cooperate, and share with their peers also excel—compared with unhelpful classmates. They get better grades and higher standardized-test scores.Continue reading
“When it comes to our kids, we adults have a lot of ideas about how
ROBS Head of School received the following letter from a new preschool parent three weeks after the first day of school.Continue reading
The U. S. Department of Education has recognized River Oaks Baptist School as an Exemplary High Performing School among National Blue Ribbon Schools. The national program recognizes schools with students