News & Events
A panel presentation and Q&A. Wednesday May 22nd 7:00-9:00 p.m.
at Rock Point School in Burlington
An impressive panel of local athletic coaches will speak about various topics, including coaching philosophies, why they coach, goals, differentiated coaching, teaching and performance, what they expect of athletes and parents, their best and worst moments as a coach.
This event is free and open to the public. Please join us to hear what these seasoned coaches have to say and chime in on this conversation during a question and answer session.
Parent, Student Athlete Development Coordinator; Vermont Athletics
BHS Athletic Director
Local youth hockey coach 30 years, parent, athlete, VT Secretary of Agriculture
UVM Women’s Hockey Head Coach
Facilitated by Declan Connolly, Program Director of Physical Education and Coaching at UVM.
To RSVP or ask questions – contact C.J. Spirito, Head of School
863-1104 ex. 16 or 578-9846 firstname.lastname@example.org
photo credit: USAG-Humphreys, via flickr. Creative Commons license 2.0
The students of Rock Point School are incredibly pleased to announce their 13th annual art show. The art show, called “The Road Less Traveled,” features a body of work created this school year from the freshmen through senior classes, a small collection of art from alumni, and a series of portraits of the children of Rock Point School staff members, gifted by our art teacher, Jeannie Waltz.
Rock Point School students take an art class five days a week. The underclassmen take a hands-on Art History class and often create art based on the particular movements and styles they are studying. The seniors take a “Studio in Art” class, which allows for more freedom in the mediums and styles within their art. In addition to these classes, students take afternoon electives classes, where they can choose from several creative options including, but not limited to, photography, jewelry making, stained glass, and fiber arts amongst others. As a result of these opportunities, Rock Point students often have a large body of quality artwork. Students have chosen their best work and have made them gallery-ready.
Rock Point School will be exhibiting this work at the Rose Street Gallery, located at 78 Rose St. in Burlington, VT. The show will be up in the gallery for approximately one month. We will be holding an opening reception on Friday, May 3rd from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and it is open and free to the community. The opening will be a great opportunity to see our fantastic body of work and meet the artists. Refreshments will be served. All works are sold unframed, unless specified.
Did you know…?
- 25% of all sales help support the Rose St. Artists’ Gallery
- 10% go towards the art program at Rock Point School
- That means 65% supports student artists.
When you buy a work of art at the annual art show, you will support a budding artist and two non-profit organizations!
Refreshments prepared by the class of 2012 with the exceptional help of Andrew Rowan and Andrew
THANK YOU to The Rose St Artists’ gallery, who have been generously hosting our student work for over ten years and especially to Jennifer Blair who has become our reliable “go to” person at the gallery.
The seniors worked very hard to make this art show possible. They have spent over a month preparing for this opening––from promotion and creating art, to hanging work, and baking. It is with a very big heart that I say, without them, none of this would be possible, and I truly thank them for their efforts.
Jeannie Waltz, Art Teacher
We are excited to host this fun baseball competition this Sunday April 14 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
- OPEN TO COMPETITORS AGES 7 – 14
- PARTICIPATION IS FREE
- 4 LEVELS OF COMPETITION
- Including Team Championships at Major League Ballparks and the PHR National Finals at the 2013 MLB All-Star Game
PITCH……Throw strikes to a designated target
HIT……Hit from a stationary batting tee for distance and accuracy
RUN…… Sprint from 2nd base to home plate for time
Bring your birth certificate to be elegible to go on to the next round of wider Pitch Hit Run competition. For those who don’t bring their birth certificate, don’t worry; we will also host a “bandit league” just for fun.
For more info, check out Major League Baseball’s website on Pitch Hit Run.
Questions? Please email CJ Spirito or call him at (802) 863-1104.
See you there!
The Rock Point School Drama Club will perform three short, student written plays on March 23rd at 7pm in the school library. Two juniors wrote the plays after working with a professional playwright for the Vermont Young Playwright Festival. “Foot Soldier” and “Infantry” center around a military General with a penchant for puns, while “Locked Out of Heaven” explores what happens when Saint Peter loses the keys to the pearly gates. We look forward to the statewide festival in May, but in the meantime, come enjoy this free performance!
Rock Point School is very happy to be fielding some players for the ultimate frisbee team of our neighbor, Burlington High School. Please join us for a fun evening fundraiser for BHS Ultimate Frisbee Team.
Movie viewing of “Chasing Sarasota” : One Team. One Season. One Goal. A Documentary on the Road to the Ultimate Frisbee Club Nationals by Matt Mastrantuono.
Monday March 25th
7 pm at Burlington High School
$5 per person – all proceeds benefit the Burlington High School Ultimate Frisbee Team.
The film will be followed by a question and answer session with the creator of the movie on Skype.
Questions about the event? Please contact C.J. Spirito at (802) 863-1104
Interested in joining the Ultimate Frisbee Team? Please contact Tyler Miller – email@example.com
Looking forward to seeing you there!
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. This Saturday March 16th
Eating 10:00-11:30 … yum!
We are delighted to announce the next installment of this sweet tradition! We have had a great run of sap so far this year, and we’re looking forward to welcoming the wider community to gather and enjoy.
Rock Point students have led many tours totaling hundreds of youth through our sugaring program over the last two weeks right here on the Rock Point Property in Burlington. Saturday we are celebrating our students’ efforts to learn about and share knowledge of sugaring.
Please check out this year’s Maple Run/Relay and Brunch flyer.
5-mile Race and Relay (4-1.25 mile legs)
Registration at 8:00, race at 9:00
$10 for individual runners
$20 for teams of 2-4
Maple Brunch featuring local Rock Point maple syrup and lots of delicious things to put it on!
Tours of the Sugar House, Brunch, Raffle 10:00-12:00
Brunch $10 adults, $5 kids, $25 family of four
Seatings at 10:00, 10:30, and 11:00
Dining room is limited to 70 people per seating
Rock Point School – Boarding and Day Alternative High School – is located at 1 Rock Point Road, off Institute Road, behind Burlington High School.
Questions? Please contact:
(802) 863-1104 ext. 16
Hope to see you here!
The Rock Point Energy Coop is a group dedicated to the sustainable use of resources on the Rock Point property. They meet regularly to discuss how to better understand and improve environmental awareness and energy efficiency, and we are pleased to report that they have completed their 2012 Annual Report.
The report not only highlights a year of amazing energy production by the solar orchard on the Rock Point property, but gives a thorough history of what is happening on the Point in terms of environmental awareness and efficiency work. Please make yourself a cup of warm tea and settled in for a great read. For any comments or questions, please contact anyone on the committee.
Shawn Bryan – firstname.lastname@example.org
Frances Huessey – email@example.com
Frank Guillot – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron McGarvey – RMcgar864@aol.com
Chuck Courcy – email@example.com
Kathy Rossman – firstname.lastname@example.org
C.J. Spirito – email@example.com
Tom Ely – firstname.lastname@example.org
Email C.J. at email@example.com if you would like to participate in our March Madness NCAA Men’s Hoops Tournament Pool.
After you reply email C.J., the one thing you need to do, in order to participate in the pool, is to set up a free cbssports account.
1) Go to cbssports.com
2) Click register/sign-in button at top of page
3) On next page, click “Register” button
4) Fill out your info on next page (not too much info needed, not too personal).
You are done!
Now you just wait for Stanton (Stanton Eddy, former long-time dorm staff) to email you the invite, and follow the easy directions in that email, in order to join our Rock Point Pool.
To be included in this year’s pool, respond to no later than Monday March 18th at 5pm.
We are thrilled to participate once again with Burlington Ensemble’s “music with a social mission.” Please turn out if you can to support the upcoming show. Below is some information from the BE press release; check out more on their facebook post for this event. See you there!
South Burlington High School Choral Director Aimee Bushey shared news that “the kids are excited” to perform Vivaldi’s “Gloria” on Saturday, March 23, with Burlington Ensemble on the “90/10 Series.”
BE hopes the community comes together and PACKS THE HOUSE on March 23 at 2pm to support kids and families. The concert fundraising goal is a minimum $2,000 to donate to non-profits Puppets in Education, Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation, Vermont Youth Orchestra Association, Rock Point School, Common Roots and Committee on Temporary Shelter. Purchase $5 tickets on-line at www.burlingtonensemble.com
We’ve launched our new website. We’re proud to show off our school and our student’s accomplishments and artwork.