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Prom 2022

Prom is a rite of passage for many high school students. It can also be a source of stress and anxiety, a time when some people feel left out or overlooked. At Rock Point School, we want prom to be a celebration of spring and the end of the school year that every student can enjoy. We try to infuse fun and not take things too seriously, which is why the dress code is flexible and often involves costumes and wigs. While it’s unlikely that you’ll see “Prom-posals” in the hallways, our students get excited about our prom traditions, and the prom committee loves creating a fun theme that stays secret from the rest of the school.
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Art Show May 6, 2022

on April 13, 2022 By Molly Huddle Coffey | art show public event
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 ways: 
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New England Youth Identity Summit 2022

on April 7, 2022 By Molly Huddle Coffey | community
On April 1, 2022, five students and Residential Educator, Stanton Eddy, headed to Portland, Maine for the New England Youth Identity Summit. The goal of the summit this year was to build bridges and create a vision for strong multicultural communities. With the theme, “Tell it like it is. Make it what it can be,” students were challenged to examine cultural norms and differences and imagine a better future for their communities.
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Student Leadership in Reflections on Feminism

on April 1, 2022 By Molly Huddle Coffey | community
Every week the Rock Point School student community gathers for Reflections, a morning meeting involving conversation about the significant issues facing the world. Students are challenged to think about their beliefs and dialogue about their thoughts. Often students with a particular passion will volunteer to give a presentation. Our latest talk, on Feminism, was given by Frances '23.
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Maple 5k Raises Funds for Ukraine

on March 28, 2022 By Molly Huddle Coffey | News Feed
Thanks to everyone who came out for our Maple 5k Run this weekend! The morning of the race was chilly, but dry - perfect weather for a race. With over 40 racers of all ages, the competition was fun and positive. We were very impressed with the race winner, Nick Kidder, who finished in 19:34! 
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Open House April 8th on Campus!

You're invited to the Rock Point School Open House on Friday, April 8, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Learn about our nurturing approach to academics, exciting dorm life, and rich art program. During this event you can:
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Maple 5k Run on March 26, 2022

on February 24, 2022 By Molly Huddle Coffey | public event
Join us for a fun 5k race to celebrate maple sugaring season on March 26, 2022! The racecourse will go through the Rock Point Property next to our sugarbush and on the Burlington Bike Path.
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Lots of Love on Valentine's Day

on February 15, 2022 By Molly Huddle Coffey | Open & Inclusive
Each year our Head of School and his team of writers, including  English Teacher Abbey Baker, compose a Valentine poem for the school. The tradition began twenty years ago with former Head of School, John Rouleau, writing a Valentine poem for the school with a rhyming couplet for each student. After John's retirement, C.J. kept the tradition alive with help from Abbey and College Counselor, Emily Skoler. On Valentine's Day, C.J., Gus Buchanan (History), Hans Manske (Math), and Hillary Kramer (Admissions) performed the poem wearing appropriately silly Valentine garb. This year we followed the poem with a sweet surprise - a Ben and Jerry's ice cream bar from the Quigley family!
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Green and Growing Tower Garden at RPS

on February 8, 2022 By Molly Huddle Coffey | life skills
This year Rock Point School has expanded our gardening program to include an indoor tower garden. For years students and staff have grown food in the outdoor gardens on the Rock Point property as well as in the hoop house on campus. In 2021, the school was awarded a grant from the Whole Kids Foundation to invest in a tower garden that could be used year-round by students to grow food. The Whole Kids Foundation targets their grants for schools, particularly those with gardening and bees as part of their curriculum.
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Virtual Open House February 3, 2022

on January 4, 2022 By Molly Huddle Coffey | high school public event
You're invited to a Virtual Open House on Thursday, February 3, 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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