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News & Events

at Rock Point School

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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Playwriting 2021

on December 1, 2021 By Abbey Baker | academics
Nine RPS students elected to take part in the Vermont Young Playwrights' workshop on Tuesday, November 16. Among them were students with lots of experience writing plays, students who have been involved in theatre but never tried their hand at writing their own play, and students who are trying out drama for the first time. With the guidance of professional playwright Jordan Gullikson, they spent the day playing improv games, learning the basic tenets of writing plays, and then beginning their own plays. 
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Gender & Sexuality Alliance Conference Nov. 17th

on November 18, 2021 By Abbey Baker | Open & Inclusive
Rock Point School's Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) provides a space for students to discuss identity, belonging, community, activism, and more. Every week, we gather and hold a student-facilitated meeting that focuses on any relevant topics students want to discuss and address. We make crafts, eat snacks, and generally support each other in finding our ways with regard to gender, sexuality, and more. 
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Alumnus Helps Vermonters Stay Warm This Winter

Jacob Flanigan (class of 2005) returned to Rock Point School last week to talk to students about his volunteer project with WindowDressers. Jacob is a senior engineer at Norwich Solar Technologies and has been interested in helping Vermonters conserve energy and reduce emissions for his entire career. WindowDressers does just that! 
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Designer and Engineer Sam Holland Visits RPS

on October 7, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | high school academics
Sam Holland works to make the imagined real. As a former engineering student of our math tutor, Michael Coleman, Sam took his curiosity about how things were made and became a mechanical engineer. He has worked at places like MakerBot and Vimeo, and now, he owns his own business called informal.cc, where he helps companies of all sizes create hardware. We are thrilled that he decided to visit Rock Point School and work on 3-D design and printing projects with our students.
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Virtual Open House October 28th

on September 29, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | high school public event
You're invited to a Virtual Open House on Thursday, October 28th, 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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