Homecoming is Saturday!
Bring your family and friends to Homecoming 2015! There will be a community art wall, carnival games, crafts, food, and a gathering on the Head of School's porch at the end of the day. This is one of the don't-miss events of the year!
Schedule of Events
Alumni Association Meeting (Hopelands Meeting Room 2nd Floor)
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Homecoming 2015: Games, food, and fun!
Middle School Field Hockey & Soccer Games
Peter Branch will dedicate Flynn Room 105 in honor of Terry Coes and introduce Dr. James Tracy, Head of School-Elect for 2016
Girls' Varsity vs. Alumnae Field Hockey Game
Girls' Varsity vs. Alumnae Soccer Game
Boys' Varsity vs. Alumni Soccer Game
After the games, Alumni, family, and friends are invited to the Head of School's House for light refreshments on the porch.
Artwork Partnership at Homecoming
Get your artistic minds and hearts ready for a Homecoming artwork extravaganza. Having partnered with The Avenue Concept, Rocky Hill families will be painting a Community Art Wall to reflect this year's Diversity Theme, "The Looking-Glass Self." Participants will work with artists from The Avenue Concept to create ephemeral street art and discuss its impact on urban environments.
Support the Coes Endowment
Honor the legacy of Terry Coes at Homecoming
will make a special dedication of Flynn Classroom 105 in honor of Mr. Terry Coes
. Alumni, parents, and friends can offer their support for the Coes Endowment
in three ways:
- Matching Gift Challenge: Make a gift in any amount over $25 and your gift will be matched dollar for dollar (up to $4,000)
- Buy a RHS blanket for $15 and all funds go to the Coes Endowment Fund
- Place a bid in the Coes Endowment Silent Auction. Here is a sneak preview of some of the auction items:
Please contact the Alumni Office at email@example.com
if you have any questions about Homecoming 2015.
Bring a Friend to School Day
Thursday, October 22 | All Day | Grades K-8
“Bring a Friend to School Day” is a special program for current students in kindergarten through grade 8 to invite prospective students who are part of their neighborhoods, after school programs, summer camps, sports teams, etc. to spend a day with them at Rocky Hill School.
Click here for more information
Admission Open House
Sunday, October 25 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Tell your friends and neighbors! We're opening our doors to showcase all of the reasons why you chose Rocky Hill for your child(ren). If you'd like to help spread the word about this important event, the Admission Office has numerous ways that you can assist:
- Post some flyers in your neighborhood! They are available in Hopelands
- Share the event on Facebook and Eventbrite!
- Tag us on Instagram with #rockyhillschool
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.
To register, email RHEA Director Mike Lawson or call 401.884.9070, ext. 171
- Wednesdays, October 28 - December 9 (no class 11/25)
- 6:30-8:30 p.m.
- Fee: $225 per person
Contact Jessica Russell or Katy Basu for more information.
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.
Flu Clinic Added
Friday, November 13 | 8:30-10:30 a.m. | Campbell Conf. Room
The October 2nd flu clinic was a success with 110 flu vaccinations administered! If you were unable to attend the clinic, please contact your physician to schedule a vaccination or come to our next clinic on November 13. The earlier you receive the vaccination, the better chance you have to protect yourself against the flu.
During the flu clinic on November 13, The Wellness Company will also offer school-required vaccinations. Please contact Margo Ott, RN if you would like to arrange a vaccination.
Free Public Screening - A few tickets left!
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.
Last week, we held a "Behind The Scenes" look at Harkness in the Upper School. We received this stellar review of the event from a parent of a junior:
"I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful experience (Behind the Scenes: Harkness in the Upper School: A Lesson at the Table) we had last week in the Upper School. Parent "students" joined their current student peers for an hour of the most lively, authentic and high level discussion of a poem, "The Layers" by Stanley Kunitz. We were “blown away” by the maturity and analytical skills our students showcased throughout the lesson. Personally, I have seen many of the Harkness discussions over the years and could not help but be very impressed with the quality and the authenticity of the whole process; it was clear that this was not rehearsed and that these students live this kind of productive, academic approach every day. Some parents commented that it was like being at graduate school! Of course, Belinda Snyman was flawless in her skilled guidance making sure students learned in the most positive and dynamic way."
- Gordana Petteruti P'17
Members of the student Harkness class included juniors Hunter Corbett, Hunter Gallant, Deirdre Irvine, Sera Johnson, Alejandro Perez, and Anessa Petteruti.