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Emily Skoler Retires After 28 Years

on July 9, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | transitions
After 28 years at Rock Point School, our beloved guidance counselor Emily Skoler is retiring from Rock Point School! Her next step is helping her father with family business as he enters his 90’s. During her time at Rock Point School, Emily served as a reading and writing tutor, then academic coordinator, and finally a guidance/ college counselor. In all of these roles, Emily’s empathy, attention to detail, intelligence, and genuine appreciation for the students have been enormous assets for the school. 
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Meet the Rock Point School Class of 2021

on June 14, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | college transitions
Our class of 2021 is filled with students who have challenged themselves in many ways in their time at Rock Point. From trying new activities to being leaders in the community, they accomplished so much! From left to right in the photo above, meet our graduates:
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It's the End of the Year as We Know It

on June 10, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | high school
When people have attempted to describe this school year, we tend to end on one word: gratitude. We are incredibly grateful to have started school in person this fall and end the year with in-person graduation. This, as C.J. our Head of School said during graduation, was not an accident or good luck. This resulted from a year of wearing masks, social distancing, sanitizing, staying home (or at school), getting weekly COVID tests, and finally getting vaccinated. This was hard work, sacrifice, and dedication from students, staff members, and families. The community all worked together to make sure we stayed safe while still enjoying life at Rock Point School.
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What's in a Portrait?: Removing Bishop Hopkins from the Front Hall

on May 28, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | Open & Inclusive
Bishop Shannon MacVean-Brown, C.J. Spirito, student leaders, and Abbey Baker spoke in front of the portrait of Bishop Hopkins before removing it from the front hall.
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Spring COVID Updates: Good News!

on May 18, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | COVID-19
We can’t believe the school year is almost over! It has been difficult to adjust to new routines and precautions, but our community has risen to the challenge this year. We have kept the school community healthy, followed appropriate COVID protocols, and managed to have plenty of creative fun. As we wind down the year, we are pleased to note that the state of Vermont and the CDC have announced some changes to the COVID guidelines. As a result, we have some exciting updates:
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Inventor Day 2021

on May 17, 2021 By Abbey Baker | Motivation
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Art Show 2021: Outdoors AND Online!

on April 26, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | art show
You’re invited to the Rock Point School Art Show! Student art of all kinds from mixed media to mosaics will be showcased in two new ways: 
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Virtual Open House May 13th

Thursday May 13th, 4 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. We're hosting our second Virtual Open House of the year! If you missed the first one, this is your opportunity to learn more about our small, supportive day and boarding high school on the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. During this event, you will have the chance to talk to students, alumni, teachers, and staff in small groups ... all from the comfort of your favorite chair! Educational consultants, interested families and students, and other professionals who work with teenagers are encouraged to attend!
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One-Act Plays: Watch Party April 9th

In the fall, several students participated in a playwriting elective with the hope of creating an original 10-minute one-act play. When everyone returned from our winter recess, students came together to produce and perform "The Album" by Roxanne (grade 11) and "All These Weeks" by Ruby (grade 12). "The Album" is composed of a series of monologues in which three people share memories of their own version of a man who’s passed away. In "All These Weeks," four friends in a high school get caught in gossip and misunderstanding and have to decide whether they will reconcile.
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9,000 Attend Ibram X. Kendi Webinar!

on March 18, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | Open & Inclusive
An amazing turnout of 9,000 attendees from 123 schools in New England participated in a webinar by Professor Ibram X. Kendi, Director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University and author of How to be an Antiracist. The talk, titled “Go Beyond an Awareness of Racism: Contribute to the Formation of a Truly Just and Equitable Society,” was sponsored by the Association for Independent Schools in New England, of which Rock Point is a member school. 
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