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Experiencing History: A Trip to the Heart of the Civil Rights Movement

This spring, Rock Point School staff and students joined forces with other community leaders and planned a pilgrimage to the heart of our country's civil rights movement. On May 12th, our group of travelers set off at 3:30 am to catch their flight to Atlanta and then drive to Selma, Alabama. In Selma, students and staff met with activists who participated in the Selma to Montgomery March of 1965 and visited the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge, where civil rights activists marched for voting rights and were attacked on “Bloody Sunday.” This is just one of the many historical landmarks of the Civil Rights Movement students will visit in Selma, Montgomery, and Atlanta. They will also visit several churches that were significant in the battle for civil rights as well as museums and memorials dedicated to preserving our history.
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The Congress of Change

on April 24, 2023 By Mary Hamilton | academics
What would Eminem, Louis Bresson (famed French photographer), Jean-Michel Basquiat, Prince Harry, Kwame Ture (formerly Stokely Carmichael), Bob Dylan, and Tommie Smith have to say about gun control in the United States?
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2023 Annual Student Art Show May 5th

on April 19, 2023 By Jean Waltz | art show public event
Don't miss the Rock Point School Annual Art Show on May 5th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.! Join us to celebrate the end of another fabulous school year, and the beautiful art students have created. Art will be displayed inside the school building (1 Rock Point Rd. Burlington, VT). We invite you to enjoy a variety of art, along with music, light food, and refreshments.
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Rock Point School Cabaret Night April 20th

on April 17, 2023 By Abbey Baker | performance
April 20, 2023 ~ 5:30 p.m.
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Open House April 7th

on March 22, 2023 By Molly Huddle Coffey | public event
You're invited to Rock Point School for our spring Open House! Join us April 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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Seniors Study Banned Books

on March 16, 2023 By Abbey Baker | Open & Inclusive academics
This year’s senior English class recently embarked on a project to investigate book banning – why and how are books banned, and what are the cultural implications of banning books? As a group, they read several articles about banned books, including Banned in the USA: The Growing Movement to Censor Books in Schools, and discussed their opinions on what it means to have materials censored in a school or community. They discussed both the historical context of books that have been banned in the past, as well as current examples of books that are banned or censored.
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Maple Run 5k March 25, 2023

on February 13, 2023 By Molly Huddle Coffey | public event
Join us on March 25, 2023, for a fun 5k race starting at Rock Point School to celebrate maple sugaring season! The 5k racecourse will go through the Rock Point Property next to our sugarbush and on the Burlington Bike Path.
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Finding our CHILL

on February 10, 2023 By Lucia Liencres | Motivation
In 1995, Jake and Donna Carpenter started the CHILL Foundation to teach young people how to snowboard. Every year since then, Rock Point students have joined the CHILL team on the mountain. We love CHILL because we share many values with the organization. While learning to snowboard is one of the goals, seeing their progress each week helps students build strength, confidence, and resilience.
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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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