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at Rock Point School

Comedy & Inclusion: Alumna Performs One-Woman Show on Oct. 16

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What's in a Portrait?: Removing Bishop Hopkins from the Front Hall

on May 28, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | Open & Inclusive
Bishop Shannon MacVean-Brown, C.J. Spirito, student leaders, and Abbey Baker spoke in front of the portrait of Bishop Hopkins before removing it from the front hall.
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9,000 Attend Ibram X. Kendi Webinar!

on March 18, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | Open & Inclusive
An amazing turnout of 9,000 attendees from 123 schools in New England participated in a webinar by Professor Ibram X. Kendi, Director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University and author of How to be an Antiracist. The talk, titled “Go Beyond an Awareness of Racism: Contribute to the Formation of a Truly Just and Equitable Society,” was sponsored by the Association for Independent Schools in New England, of which Rock Point is a member school. 
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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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You're Invited to Reunion 2020!

  **** AT THIS TIME, THE REUNION IS CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES ABOUT A DIGITAL REUNION*** We are excited to share more details about the Rock Point School 2020 reunion on June 12-14th! We are looking forward to a weekend filled with sharing memories, enjoying the beauty of campus, and catching up with old friends. As always, any former students, staff, and families are invited!
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Valentine's Day Poem 2020

on February 18, 2020 By Molly Huddle Coffey | Open & Inclusive
Each year our Head of School and his team of writers, including college counselor Emily Skoler and 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. On Valentine's Day, C.J., Emily, Ryan, and Abbey performed the poem wearing appropriately silly Valentine garb. This tradition is a sweet way for us to share appreciations for our students and this year we followed it with sweet treats! You can read the introductory lines below or click here to read the full poem!
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A Warm & Welcoming Open House

Thank you to everyone who came to the Open House! We had a great time meeting potential students and their families, chatting with trustees, catching up with former staff and alumni, and sharing all the Rock Point news with visiting professionals.
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Open House Thursday January, 23rd

You're invited to the Rock Point School Open House on Thursday January 23rd, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Learn about our rich art program, dorm adventures, and our nurturing approach to academics. During this event you can: Tour our school  Meet teachers, residential staff, and students Discover how you can fit in and stand out at Rock Point School Eat snacks! Activities will be available for younger kids
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Creating Inclusive School Communities

On our first day back from winter break, Victoria Pearson, the Statewide Youth Organizer from Outright Vermont, came to work with students about creating inclusive school communities. Victoria described ways in which LGBTQ+ students are vulnerable to struggling in schools, and helped us discuss ways we can all be more aware and more inclusive. We discussed our own experiences in the world, and times we had been affirmed or had struggled. We then discussed how we might be better allies for people in need of our support. We left feeling invigorated, and with our intentions set on being even more intentional and supportive in the new year. 
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The Face of Recovery

The United State's Attorney for Vermont, Christina E. Nolan, is passionate about the opiate crisis. She has worked hard to create programs in our state that treat and prevent opiate addiction, as well as enforcing the laws. One of her goals is to get into the community and spread the message that recovery is possible and reduce the stigma that recovering addicts experience. Enter Justin Goulet.
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