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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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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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2021 Ooky Spooky 5k Race to Benefit COTS on October 16

on September 16, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | public event community
We are thrilled to be able to host our annual Ooky Spooky 5k Race to Benefit COTS for the 17th year! The Ooky Spooky 5k is a costumed race through the Rock Point property, bike path, and North Beach. All proceeds from the event benefit COTS (Committee on Temporary Shelter) and help people experiencing homelessness in our community. We are excited to support COTS in its essential mission!
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Opening Day 2021

on September 14, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | community
We were so excited to welcome students and families on campus for Opening Day on Sunday, September 12th! For many parents, it was their first time in the school building due to COVID restrictions from last year. Their excitement and enthusiasm was palpable!
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Wiffle Fest 2021: Back in the Game!

on August 16, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | community
Wiffle Fest began twenty-three years ago with C.J. Spirito's dream to get people together in the summer with one of his favorite activities. Over the years it has grown into a true Wiffle Festival, bringing out the sweet spirit of community so unique to Rock Point events while raising money to support the mission of the school. As former Headmaster John Rouleau noted about the event, Wiffle Fest has a little bit of the magic of the Legend of Brigadoon! 
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Rock Point Charity Golf Tournament October 2nd

on August 13, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | public event community
Join Rock Point School and Rock Point Commons for a fun charity golf tournament on October 2nd, starting at 10 a.m.! This event will take place at the Neshobe Golf Club in Brandon, Vermont. After a morning of golf, players can enjoy lunch and celebrate their success on the course with an award session. 
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Virtual Maple 5k March 14th

on March 9, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | community
The sap is running, and so are we! While we wish we could host our annual Maple 5k fun run at Rock Point School, we couldn't let this year go by without a maple run of some kind. This is the perfect time of year to dust off your running shoes and get out for some fresh air. Here's how to participate in this year's virtual run:
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Anti-Racism Programming at Rock Point School

on February 17, 2021 By Abbey Baker | Open & Inclusive community
This fall, staff members participated in the Point Made Learning program called “Look Deeper: Race” as part of our professional development. Over the course of the six-week training, teachers and residential educators met weekly to discuss our responses to the film and to try to build a common understanding of racism, anti-racism work, and how we can incorporate the learning and ideas into our work with students. We were excited to bring students into this program this winter.
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Valentine Poem 2021

on February 12, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | community
Each year, members of our staff write a Valentine poem with a couplet for each student and member of the community. On an afternoon before Valentine's Day, C.J. and the admin team put on their finest Valentine-y fashions and read the poem for all to hear. This tradition started with former Headmaster, John Rouleau, and has continued with Abbey Baker (English teacher) and Emily Skoler (College Counselor) writing the verses.
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