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Kaleidoscope – July 2020

Kaleidoscope – July 2020

The Many Wonderful Things Happening at Rainbow The Kaleidoscope Communication As I sit to write my very first Kaleidoscope to you all, I can’t help but pause to reflect on the very nature and context evoked by the name of this publication. The etymology of the word...

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Kaleidoscope – May 2020

Kaleidoscope – May 2020

Time Time, during isolation, has taken on a new dimension. It seems to have life of its own, sometimes dragging us along on its adventures, other times dragging us down into the abyss. April lasted for months, and suddenly, now it is time to graduate! Since the...

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November Kaleidoscope

November Kaleidoscope

Renee Owen has shared a Kaleidoscope for November 2019. We invite you to take a look on the Rainbow Community School main website. The article talks about ritual at Rainbow, in terms of parent meetings, Halloween, Day of the Dead, and more. In looking at ritual, Renee...

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September 2019 Kaleidoscope

September 2019 Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope A publication by Renee Owen for parents to get a better understanding of what’s happening through her perspective I believe that every child should feel utterly special. That’s what we are aiming for at Rainbow. Therefore, in early September, when I found...

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Heart of the Matter – February 2019

Heart of the Matter – February 2019

Heart of the Matter - Community Resource This the third in a series for Heart of the Matter based on our board Ends Policies. Ends Policies are written by the Board as the guiding light for our school. They point the way toward who we want to be and where we want to...

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Kaleidoscope – January 2019

Kaleidoscope – January 2019

Kaleidoscope January, 2019 From the age of six to fourteen I took violin lessons but had no luck with my teachers, for whom music did not transcend mechanical practicing. I really began to learn only after I had fallen in love with Mozart’s sonatas. The attempt to...

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Kaleidoscope – November 2018

Kaleidoscope – November 2018

Kaleidoscope, October 2018 I wrote this Kaleidoscope before we had another national tragedy occur: The Tree of Life Synagogue massacre. It is with a broken heart that I add this “introduction” to Kaleidoscope. Collaborative for Spirituality in Education As I write, I...

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Be the Change

Be the Change

In 2012 Rainbow Community School (RCS) was selected as an Ashoka Changemaker School, a network of schools that empower students as changemakers by prioritizing empathy, leadership, and collaborative problem-solving as student outcomes. They recognize the capacities of...

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Points of Connection

Points of Connection

Connection and community at Rainbow is often nurtured through rituals, traditions or celebrations that mark the passage of time. We begin the school year with an opening ceremony during which the entire school comes together to offer blessings and intentions for the...

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The Heart of the Matter: What’s In a Mission?

The Heart of the Matter: What’s In a Mission?

What’s in a mission? This school year I will be writing a series for Heart of the Matter based on our board Ends Policies. Ends Policies are written by the board as the guiding light for our school. They point the way toward who we want to be and where we want to go....

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Repurpose and Reimagine

Repurpose and Reimagine

Freedom and Creativity Summer is a time when folks often invite freedom and creativity back into their busy lives. Maybe they pick up a project that has taken a back seat, take a workshop, or reconnect with a lost skill, art or craft. Maybe they learn, read, or try...

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Know Thyself

Know Thyself

In many cultures, tribes and soceities around the world, children engage in various rites of passage. Often these are times when a child is recognized for passing though the threshold toward adulthood. Graduation at Rainbow Community School serves as an integral rite...

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Design Challenge, Omega Style

Design Challenge, Omega Style

Experiential Learning With Simple Tools In Omega, teachers often incorporate ways to make a lesson come alive. Students embarked on a design challenge of sorts, one in which they challenged themselves, worked against the clock, and figured out how to...

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Flashback Bowling Fundraiser

Flashback Bowling Fundraiser

Have Fun, Go Bowling, and Help Omega At the Same Time Every year, Omega students go on an end-of-year trip. In the spirit of making sure every student has the opportunity to participate, Omega parents are hosting a bowling night, with all proceeds going...

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Science Fair 2017

Science Fair 2017

Join us on Friday, February 10th, to delve into the scientific explorations created by our ever-curious students. Every year Rainbow students spend the winter months preparing for the Annual Science Fair in February. They make hypothesis, design surveys, research...

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2nd Annual More Than Mindfulness Conference

2nd Annual More Than Mindfulness Conference

SAVE the DATE! Join Rainbow Institute and Rainbow Community School staff, faculty and students on October 6th and 7th for the 2nd Annual More the Mindfulness Conference, in conjunction with our 40 year Alumni Party. Click here to learn more and to register for the...

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Elementary and Middle School Open House 2-15-2017

Elementary and Middle School Open House 2-15-2017

Asheville, North Carolina, Rainbow Community School (RCS) will hold an Open House on Wednesday, February 15 from 4-6 pm. The open house is free and open to the public and will feature the elementary and middle school programs at RCS. This event will provide an...

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