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Homecoming Wrap-Up 

What an incredible day for Homecoming! More than 70 alumni came to Homecoming and dozens played in the soccer and field hockey games. It was great to see so many alums, students, faculty, staff, and friends gather at the Head of School's house afterwards for a reception on the deck. 
Girls' Varsity Field Hockey team defeated the RHS Alumnae team, Girls' Alumnae Soccer defeated the Varsity team, and Boys' Varsity Soccer team defeated the Alumni. But it didn't really matter which teams won because it brought people throughout the extended RHS community back to Rocky Hill to enjoy each other's company on this magnificent campus. Thank you to all our alumni and friends who came to celebrate Homecoming 2015!  

Click here to see several photo albums from Saturday's event

Click here to see Rob Lee's photos of the event

Admission Open House - Sunday!

Sunday, October 25  |  1:00-3:00 p.m.
We're opening our doors to the community to showcase what makes Rocky Hill School a special place. Do you know someone whose children may benefit from a Rocky Hill education? Tell them about our Open House! Bring a friend to share the Rocky Hill experience! 

Click here to view and share the Open House event on Facebook

Land of Fires Soccer Tournament

Sunday, October 25  |  10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 

The Middle School A Soccer team will be hosting a tournament and has invited five area soccer teams. Come on out and show your support for the Mariners!


RHS Fab Lab - #2!

Saturday, October 24   |   9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.   |   Campbell Center

Come check out the RHS Fabrication Lab! Fab Lab is unstructured play in a constructive environment. Inspired by MIT's popular "Saturday Thing," the Fab Lab touches on the five elements of STEAM. 

All materials will be provided. Just bring your imagination!

Fab Lab is free and open to the public. Recommended for children in grades K through 8. Bring a friend! For more information, contact Joseph LePain, Director of Technology.

Click here to register for this FREE event

Get Your Yearbook Discount!

Order your copy of The Crest Yearbook now! When you order by October 31, you will receive 10% off the regular price of $80. 

To order:
Contact Jessica Russell or Katy Basu for more information.

New Officers for Interact Club

The Interact Club is pleased to announce the officers for 2015-2016:
  • President:  Allison DeGerlia ‘16
  • Vice President: Lauren Silva ‘16
  • Treasurer: Hunter Gallant ‘17
  • Secretary: Heather Lind ‘17
  • International Outreach Committee Chair: Sadie Reimer ‘17

"Play It Forward"

As part of the launch of the school year, the Interact Club ran “Play It Forward,” a game based on the Pay It Forward initiative aimed at encouraging people to do something nice for someone else and then asking the recipient to do the same. The Club distributed 94 Play It Forward cards with the hope of getting good deeds going. Post a picture of your good deed on Instagram and tag the Club at @RH_Interact

RHS Online Book Fair

Rocky Hill School will be running an online book fair from November 9 to November 22. The fair will be completely online and books will be shipped to your home, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the School. There are over 200,000 books available, from baby books to young adult. This is a great way to benefit Rocky Hill School while promoting reading at school and at home.

More details will be emailed next week! 

RHEA+ Pottery for Adults

This adult pottery class will run for six Wednesdays beginning Wednesday, October 28 and ending December 9 (no class November 25). Fee includes all materials. We'll be working on the pottery wheels making vases, plates, cups, and bowls, which will be fired and ready in time for the holidays. The class must have at least four students to run, with a maximum of eight students total. 

Michael Chatterley will be the instructor in the Carriage House at Rocky Hill School.

  • Wednesdays, October 28 - December 9 (no class 11/25)
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Fee: $225 per person
To register, email RHEA Director Mike Lawson or call 401.884.9070, ext. 171 

Free Public Screening - Last Chance!

Monday, October 26  |  6:30 p.m.  |  Flynn Lecture Hall

Rocky Hill School invites you to a free public screening of the film Most Likely to Succeed, followed by a panel discussion. Seating will be limited so please claim your free tickets by clicking here.

Our distinguished panelists include Michael K. Grady Ed.M, Ed.D, Heidi Kasevich PhD, and Meg Stowe M.Ed. 
Read their bios here

The film, an official selection of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, examines the history of education in America in today's rapidly changing world. Click here to view the trailer and to reserve your free tickets.

Upper School

US Calendar               US Athletics

Class of 2019 Reigns Supreme

Congratulations to the Class of 2019 who defeated the seniors, then the juniors, and then the faculty in a Tug of War competition to conclude Spirit Week last Friday. Way to go!

Click here for more photos by Rob Lee of Spirit Week and Homecoming 

Drug Education Guest Speaker

This past Monday and Tuesday, Richard Ryan (co-founder of Creative Drug Education) spoke to Upper School English classes about substance use and abuse issues. He focused on providing awareness and prevention information in relation to alcohol and other drugs.

First Quarter Ending

Looking ahead, the Upper School's first quarter ends next Friday, October 30th. Teachers will record grades and write comments for each student. They will be sent home during the week of November 9th.

Middle School

MS Calendar                 MS Athletics

Pumpkin Carving - Tomorrow!

Friday, October 23

The Middle School and 5th grade students will be carving pumpkins tomorrow. To participate, students need to bring a cleaned and gutted pumpkin. Carving saws are welcome in a labeled, Ziplock bag.  

Singers at the State House

Singers in grades 7 and 8 will be joining Ms. Myette and the Narragansett Sound on Sunday, October 25 to sing on the steps of the Rhode Island State House. They will be performing at the Purple Vigil, honoring those who are fighting and those who have lost their fight with Pancreatic Cancer.

Tech Night

Tuesday, November 3  |  6:00 p.m.  |  MS Commons

At the MS Technology Night, the focus will be on student usage of devices, screen time, and the challenges parents face in a digital world.

8th Grade Preview of the Upper School

Thursday, November 12  |  5:30-8:00 p.m.  |  Campbell Center

Save the date for this important informational event! Dinner will be served in Campbell, followed by a student-led panel in Flynn Academic Center.

STEAM Trip to DiLeonardo International

The 8th grade joined Ms. Conroy and Mrs. Armentano for a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics)-based field trip to DiLeonardo International, an architectural firm in Providence, RI.

Lower School

LS Calendar                  LS Website

Healthy Haunted House

Friday, October 30  |  Sharpe Gymnasium

The Lower School will enjoy a fiendishly festive athletic event next Friday when the gymnasium is decorated with Halloween sights and sounds. The Healthy Haunted House is for LS students from preschool through grade 4, with grade 5 and Middle School students as chaperones. There will be nine stations of athletic challenges with Halloween themes:
  1. Monster Shoot Out (basketball shots)
  2. Black Cat Bowling
  3. Witch's Hat (ring toss)
  4. Bat Cave (scooter boards)
  5. Haunted Trail (obstacle course)
  6. Soccer Ghoul (soccer goal shots)
  7. Spider Ball (volleyball)
  8. Rattle the Bones (fleece ball toss)
  9. Pumpkin Toss


Athletics Calendar

300th Win for Coach Poskitt

Congratulations are in order for seven-year Boys' Varsity Soccer coach Doug Poskitt! Tuesday's 5-2 win over Marianapolis Prep not only left the Mariners at 12-1, but it was also Coach Poskitt's 300th winning soccer game as Head Coach. He brought the Mariners to five New England tournament invitations and three New England championship games. In 2011, the Mariners won a New England championship under Coach Poskitt. Jared Barroso '16 (pictured below with Coach Poskitt), who broke the school record for career soccer goals, has scored 62 career goals as of today. Brody Rubenstein '17 has scored 27 goals this season (Jared has the record with 30 in one season, 2013). With upwards of 12 games remaining, Brody has a shot of breaking that record. Of course, every player on this well-oiled team has played phenomenally this year, and they've been ranked as #5 nationally in the prep school division by MaxPreps. #WeAreRockyHill

Mariners Continue Winning Streak

The Boys' Varsity Soccer team is currently 11-1 after defeating the Alumni team 6-1 at Homecoming. Their next home game will be tomorrow, Friday, October 23 at 4:30 p.m. against the Hoosac School of NY (who lost in the New England championship last fall). Please come out and support the Boys' Varsity Soccer team. A big crowd can make a difference in such a competitive match!

Athletic Events

Girls' Varsity Soccer
Friday, October 23  |  4:00 p.m.  |  vs BCA (NL)
Location: Rocky Hill School

Boys' Varsity Soccer
Friday, October 23  |  4:30 p.m.  |  vs Hoosac School of NY (NL)
Location: Rocky Hill School
Coed Varsity Cross Country
Saturday, October 24  |  2:00 p.m.  |  St. Thomas More Invite
Location: St. Thomas More School, Oakdale, CT
Girls' Varsity Field Hockey
Tuesday, October 27  |  Time TBA  |  vs TBD
Location: TBD

Alumni Announcements

Back for a Visit

Hayley Greene '11 returned to campus to visit the Lower School. She spent time observing Charlie Laurent's fourth grade class. Haley is currently studying to become a teacher and is enrolled in the MAT program at Brown University.

Good luck in your studies, Hayley!

Student Spotlight

Bennett Fine, '22 is collecting new or gently used soccer gear and equipment for the US Soccer Foundation's PASSBACK program for his mitzvah project. PASSBACK redistributes soccer equipment and clothing to children who love soccer but do not have the resources to play. Bennett will organize all donations through Soccer Recycle who will forward the donations to PASSBACK. Bennett is collecting jerseys, shorts, balls, ball bags, pairs of goalie gloves, socks, cleats, and shinguards. Collection boxes are in Hale and Campbell.
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