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Celebrating the Legacy of MLK

on January 25, 2023 By Abbey Baker | Open & Inclusive college community
At Rock Point, we believe in taking a ‘day on’ instead of a ‘day off’ to honor a historical hero with as important a legacy as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year, on Martin Luther King Day, students were invited to St. Michael’s College to participate in a full day of events celebrating the legacy of Dr. King. The entire student body loaded up our vans and headed to the SMC campus, where we were greeted by an admissions counselor. We heard about the college, took a tour of the campus, then joined in with their MLK Day celebration. 
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Save the Date: RPS Reunion June 10th!

on January 12, 2023 By Molly Huddle Coffey | alumni
Join us at Rock Point School on June 10th for REUNION! We are excited to host alumni, families, and former staff from every decade for a fun day of lively conversation, games, food, and sharing memories. For those of you who have never come to a reunion before, here are some FAQ's:
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The Hip Hop Nutcracker at the Flynn Theater

on December 13, 2022 By CJ Spirito | performance
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Alumna Pamela Rae Schuller Performs at New York City Center

on November 10, 2022 By Molly Huddle Coffey | alumni
When we heard that Pamela Rae Schuller '05 was going to perform with Pop-Up Magazine at the New York City Center, we knew we had to be there. Pamela is a disability advocate, comedian, and professional speaker who has worked with big companies like Disney and Google and opened for performers such as Joan Rivers and Fetty Wap. When we discovered that she would tell stories about her years at Rock Point School for the Pop-Up Magazine tour, we bought tickets and invited friends! 
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Ooky Spooky 5k Breaks Fundraising Record

on October 31, 2022 By Molly Huddle Coffey | public event
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support COTS by participating in the Rock Point School Ooky Spooky 5k. It was a beautiful day for a run and the runners' enthusiasm was contagious! We loved seeing everyone's clever costumes. The costume contest winners included a stick-figure family and a runner riding a T-Rex (maybe that's cheating?). There were even dogs in costume! Congratulations to the runner with the best time who was dressed as Mets' pitcher Jacob deGrom! This year, seventy-six runners completed the 5k! We broke our fundraising record and raised over $1,600 to help people experiencing homelessness in Vermont! Pretty incredible. We are so happy to continue to help COTS in its mission to advocate for long-term solutions to end homelessness and provide emergency shelter, services, and long-term housing for Vermonters who are experiencing homelessness. Professional photographer Fiona Small joined us for the morning and captured the event's spirit in her pictures. All of the photos from the event can be found in this photo album on Flickr. We hope many people will join us on March 25th for our Maple 5k - a similar race with a sweet reward at the end! More details about the Maple 5k will be shared this winter. Thanks again for making the Ooky Spooky a spooktacular event!
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2022 Outright Vermont Fire Truck Pull

on October 5, 2022 By Molly Huddle Coffey | Open & Inclusive
This year, our GSA was so excited to join teams from across the state to compete in the Outright Vermont Fire Truck Pull on October 1st! The Fire Truck Pull is an annual fundraiser for Outright Vermont to raise money for their mission to advocate for and support LGBTQ+ youth across the state. We believe strongly in Outright Vermont's work and have partnered with them for many years.
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A Night at Fenway

on September 30, 2022 By Molly Huddle Coffey | community
On September 27th our Head of School, C.J. Spirito, traveled to Boston to enjoy one of his favorite pastimes- baseball! Before the game, George and Susan Rutherford hosted a pre-game gathering from a 20th-floor rooftop overlooking Fenway Park. After and enjoying some snacks and a great photo op, the Rock Point crew headed over to the ballpark to see the Red Sox take on the Balitomore Orioles.
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2022 Ooky Spooky 5K Race to Benefit COTS

on September 19, 2022 By Molly Huddle Coffey | public event
18th Annual Ooky Spooky 5k on October 22, 2022 There's a chill in the air which must mean it's Ooky Spooky time! In 2004 an inspired Residential Educator and enthusiastic runner, Brad Bannon, came up with the idea to host a 5k race to benefit COTS (Committee on Temporary Shelter) and we have been doing it ever since! We fully support COTS in its mission to advocate for long-term solutions to end homelessness and help those in our community experiencing homelessness.
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Open House October 7, 2022

You're invited to Rock Point School for our first Open House of the year! Join us October 7 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. to learn about our nurturing approach to academics, exciting dorm life, and rich art program. During this event you can:
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WiffleFest 2022 Hit it Out of the Park!

on August 24, 2022 By Molly Huddle Coffey | summer
Wow! What a fantastic 24th annual WiffleFest! It is a great privilege to host this magical day full of fun, connections, traditions, and smiles. This year we had more teams (39) than ever before, more fields (16) used all day, and we built two Wiffle Villages. After two incredible World Series competitions, The Young Guns kept their Championship title in the Majors, while The Hogs took home the Minor League Championship.  In addition to all of the enchantment, camaraderie, sportsmanship, and healthy competition, we also raised $13,475 to help students access the life-changing education at Rock Point School. This was a record year for us! 
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