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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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2022 Outright Vermont Fire Truck Pull

on October 5, 2022 By Molly Huddle Coffey | Open & Inclusive
This year, our GSA was so excited to join teams from across the state to compete in the Outright Vermont Fire Truck Pull on October 1st! The Fire Truck Pull is an annual fundraiser for Outright Vermont to raise money for their mission to advocate for and support LGBTQ+ youth across the state. We believe strongly in Outright Vermont's work and have partnered with them for many years.
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Open House October 7, 2022

You're invited to Rock Point School for our first Open House of the year! Join us October 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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A Poem for Friends

on June 9, 2022 By Molly Huddle Coffey | Open & Inclusive
Charlie, reading his poem with a little help from a friend.
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Prom 2022

Prom is a rite of passage for many high school students. It can also be a source of stress and anxiety, a time when some people feel left out or overlooked. At Rock Point School, we want prom to be a celebration of spring and the end of the school year that every student can enjoy. We try to infuse fun and not take things too seriously, which is why the dress code is flexible and often involves costumes and wigs. While it’s unlikely that you’ll see “Prom-posals” in the hallways, our students get excited about our prom traditions, and the prom committee loves creating a fun theme that stays secret from the rest of the school.
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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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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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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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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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