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Research Projects: Pandemics and Virology

on February 19, 2021 By Abbey Baker | high school academics
This winter, our English and Science teachers teamed up to guide students through a research and writing unit about the nature of viruses and pandemics. Our students have learned so much first-hand this year about pandemics; we decided to present them with the scientific and historical context and have it culminate in a project of their own creation. In Science classes, students learned the basic science behind how viruses work and some information about historical viruses that have caused pandemics. We studied several types of writing and communication in English class, including narratives, infographics, and persuasive writing. Students then chose a specific topic within virology and pandemics, and dove into a research project. 
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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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Virtual Open House March 4th

on February 2, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | public event
You're invited to a Virtual Open House at Rock Point School on Thursday March 4th, 4 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Get to know Rock Point School - virtually! Learn more about our small, supportive day and boarding high school on the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont, from the comfort of your favorite chair. During this event, you will have the chance to talk to students, alumni, teachers, and staff in small groups over Zoom.
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Math and Animation

on January 22, 2021 By Michael Coleman | academics
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Science in Action

on December 16, 2020 By Mari Dalton | academics
Airflow Testing, COVID Protocols, and Energy Efficiency This fall, Rock Point School embarked on a project to evaluate the airflow in the school building. In this time of COVID-19, understanding the density of occupants in an area, how big our shared spaces really are, and how often the air in a room is replaced can be important for reducing the spread of COVID-19 in aerosols. It can also help us make the best choices for keeping our school well-ventilated and warm at the same time. Luckily, our school is filled with budding scientists and mathematicians who can appreciate the collection of this data!
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Leisure Books Library Corner

on December 11, 2020 By Molly Huddle Coffey | high school
The Rock Point School library is a hub for all kinds of activities. Musicians practice in the loft, actors rehearse on the main floor, our Dungeons and Dragons group meets there on the weekend, and study groups work together at the big table throughout the week. Of course, it’s also full of classic (and sometimes outdated) books! 
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Rising to the Challenge on Giving Tuesday

on December 10, 2020 By Molly Huddle Coffey | community
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SAT's and College Preparation 2020 Style

on October 23, 2020 By Molly Huddle Coffey | college academics
 
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Art Walk: Meet Peter Small Through His Sculptures

on October 3, 2020 By CJ Spirito | art show public event
  Peter Small was a prolific sculptor and produced hundreds of pieces throughout his life. He began working with clay in the 1980s, and the human head was his most constant subject. He enjoyed experimenting and perfecting new techniques, such as the "ribbon" technique (in some of the sculptures above), which involved creating delicate patterns with "ribbons" of clay to form a more significant structure. Peter passed away in 2013, and about 20 of his sculptures found a new home at RPS.  We are very grateful to have these art pieces on our land and are excited to share them with others.  We hope you will join us for an Art Walk to learn more about Peter and his work.   When: Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Where: Rock Point School, Burlington, VT
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