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COTS Walk 2018

on May 7, 2018 By Molly Huddle Coffey | Motivation
For the past several years, students have participated in the COTS Walk and raised money to help homeless people in our community. This year, students were particularly inspired by visitors to the school who spoke about the mission of COTS and the high need for temporary housing in the Burlington area. Last year, students raised $1,750 for the walk, but this year they wanted to beat their fundraising record from 2017. Over the past few weeks, students worked hard asking staff, family, and friends to contribute to COTS and they were able to raise $1,905 for this year's team! Sunday, the day of the walk, was beautiful and so much fun. Thank you to everyone who donated to COTS in the name of our team. Our students are grateful for your support!
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Presentation by David Altshuler April 12th

Get Your Kid into the Right College and the Right College into Your Kid As an Educational Consultant, David Altshuler helps students and their families choose and apply to colleges, universities and boarding schools. On April 12th at 6 p.m. he will join us in the Rock Point School library to present on his book Get Your Kid into the Right College and the Right College into Your Kid. In his presentation, David will discuss the importance of fit over prestige when looking at schools and try to debunk some myths about college admissions.
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Nicaragua Trip 2018

Students and staff traveled to Nicaragua over February break. For several years we have been traveling with Compas de Nicaragua (Friends of Nicaragua), a non-profit organization that supports “Women in Action”, a group of 40 women who organize health and education projects in the impoverished settlement of La Primavera in Managua. Compas de Nicaragua also supports aa farmers co-op in La Paz, Carazo who carry out sustainable living projects. Compas organizes several service learning trips to Nicaragua each year. Their mission is to promote cultural exchange and improve lives through service learning trips and sustainable community development.
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Express Yourself: Visiting Poet Series

After the "Share Your Heart, Share Your World" poetry workshop run by Sundog Poetry this fall, our English teacher, Abbey Baker was inspired to incorporate more poetry writing into the school year. The idea of having professional poets come to the school for workshops was appealing to the students as well. So far, two poets, Lizzy Fox (left) and Ellen Bethea (right, with RPS student), have given workshops and we are hoping to host two more before the end of the school year.
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