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Spring Break Information

The last day of classes before the two-week break is Friday, March 13. Classes will resume on Tuesday, March 31. An Absence Release Form needs to be submitted before spring break for anyone who plans to return to school after March 31 in order for the absence(s) to be excused.

Enjoy the Spring Break!

Providence Bus Schedule Changes

Beginning on March 31 (after Spring Break) there will be changes to both the A.M. pick-up and P.M. drop-off times.

A.M. Route
  • Bus will leave Super Stop & Shop at 7:10 a.m.
  • Bus will leave Roger Williams Park at 7:25 a.m.
P.M. Route
  • Bus will leave Rocky Hill School at 5:45 p.m.
  • Arriving at Roger Williams Park at 6:15 p.m.
  • Arriving at Super Stop & Shop at 6:30 p.m. 

Going Above & Beyond

Friday, April 24 is the big day when friends and fans of RHS will gather at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet for a fine evening of dinner, dancing, and a live and silent auction all to raise funds to support the student experience at Rocky Hill School.

Please be on the lookout for your formal invitation to arrive in the mail over March break. In addition, all families received a letter in February detailing ways to participate as auction donors, with program book tributes, or as faculty/staff sponsors. Each envelope also included a packet of 6 raffle tickets we are asking parents to sell or purchase. You could win a $500 Apple Store gift card (just in time to buy the new Apple Watch) or a pair of Bose in-ear noise canceling headphones. Please join the community in supporting the success of this event. Our goal is to raise $125,000 and we can’t do it with you! 


Click here for details and online registration

Order Your Copy of The Crest

Don't forget to order your copy of The Crest, the RHS Yearbook! The deadline to order is approaching -- April 15 will be here before you know it!

Click here for ordering instructions and information.

Portfolio Art Show

Tuesday, April 7   |   6:00 p.m.   |   Flynn Lecture Hall

Come see the artistic work of AP Studio and Portfolio Art students. They will be on-hand to speak about their work and creative process.

Benefit Concert

Sunday, April 12   |   6:00 p.m.   |   Providence

Rocky Hill School students and faculty will join four other Rhode Island independent schools to organize a benefit concert
featuring music by The Sierra Leone Refugee All Star Band. The event is a fundraiser to help eradicate Ebola in West Africa. Tickets are $5.00 and will go on sale on Monday, March 30. To reserve your ticket or for more information, please contact Matt Gnolfo, Director of Diversity.

Upper School

Math Team Advances

Rocky Hill School's Math Team won the West Bay division of the Rhode Island Mathematics League. The team is ranked 9th out of 33 teams in Rhode Island and will now move on to the state championships on April 15. Congrats!

Students Meet Diversity Movie Director

Earlier this week, students from the Diversity Club viewed a screening of, "I'm not Racist...Am I?" The documentary takes a look at issues of systemic racism, identity, and social justice through the eyes of high school students in New York City. Members of the Diversity Club also took part in a debrief Q&A session with the movie's director.

Middle School

Building Bridges in Math

The 7th graders recently completed their toothpick bridge projects in math class. Students assumed various positions in their bridge companies and designed, budgeted for, and built toothpick bridges with the goal of creating the strongest bridge. Congratulations to Team Vasava (Evan Rodriguez, Jilly Caruso, Ben Pogacar, and Jasmine Aldazabal) for building the strongest bridge, which held 23.05 pounds. The runner-up, Team ZECA (Zack Wilson, Elsa Block, Christoff Bandele, and Analeah Harrison), also built an impressive bridge. It held 22.84 pounds.

Ireland Week in the MS

The MS students have had a week full of fun, games, and learning. They were able to Skype with a school in Ireland, enjoy traditional Irish music by Mary King and her ensemble, try out some traditional Irish dances, and welcomed a special guest from Ireland. Jillian O'Keefe, the Vice Consul from the Irish Consulate in Boston, visited the MS. Also in attendance were John Foley and John Walsh, who shared Irish history, legends, and current issues and events. 
The students learned some Irish dance steps to end the day with the Tir Na Nog dance company.  
Various Irish dishes were prepared by the students during their Irish class periods. They prepared Irish soda bread, layered potato cake, ham and cabbage stew, and other tasty dishes.

Crazy Burger Art

 
Don't forget, a beautiful collection of 6th grade lighthouse paintings are on view at Crazy Burger & Juice Bar until the end of March! 




 

Lower School

4th Grade Diversity LEGO Wall

Last week, the 4th grade gave a presentation to the Upper School that shared their views of diversity. It culminated with a video of the students building their "Diversity LEGO Wall."

Click here to read Mr. Laurent's blog post about the presentation and to view the LEGO Wall video

World Cultures Week

The 2nd graders are on the hunt for a leprechaun! As they study Ireland for world cultures week, they are taking part in the tradition of catching a leprechaun. The students have set up a trap in our classroom and they are hopeful they will catch the leprechaun overnight.

RHS' leprechaun, Paddy O'Laddy, has set the trap off twice and left them goodies in exchange for gold coins and a LEGO car that the 2nd graders built for him. If he is caught, the 2nd graders will be sure to share the pot of gold! If you have a leprechaun sighting or hear the ringing of his cobbling tools, be sure to let them know! 

Athletics

Winter Athletic Awards

Click here for photos
 

MS Girls' Basketball

  • A Team MVP - Abby Hirsch '19, Ptolemy Tassone '19
  • 100 Point Club - Abby Hirsch (111 points)
  • A/B Team Coaches Award - Anza DeGasper '20, Pascale Burnett '20
  • A/B Team MIP - Savannah Olsen '19
  • B Team MIP - Yulan Qiao '19

MS Boys' Basketball

  • A Team MVP - Michael Walsh '19
  • A Team MIP - Siyuan Chen '19
  • A Team Coaches Award - Maxwell Lehouiller '20
  • B Team MVP - Damian Rivera '21
  • B Team MIP - Cortlandt Meyerson '20
  • B Team Coaches Award - Evan Rodriguez '20

MS Drama Production (Deckhands Theater Junior Company)

  • Outstanding Performance - Jared Lind '19
  • Director's Award - Christian Brody '19
  • Director's Award - Lucia Caito '21

US Boys' Varsity Ice Hockey

  • MVP - Adam Proulx '15
  • MIP - Benjamin Hernowitz '17
  • Coaches Award - Nathaniel Hallowell '16

US Girls' Varsity Basketball

  • MVP - Brenna Miller '15
  • MIP - Mary McKenney '16
  • Coaches Award - Rebecca Porras '15

US Boys' Varsity Basketball

  • MVP - Brody Rubenstein '17
  • MIP - William Janikies '17
  • Coaches Award - John Ponte '17

US Drama Production (Deckhands Theater Company)

  • Outstanding Performance - Griffin Rademacher '16
  • Outstanding Performance - Olivia DePasquale '17
  • Directors Award - Amanda Barker '16

Winter Robotics/Winter Rec. Awards

  • Alexis Weiler '20, Zachary Wilson '20

Faculty Notes

Photography Award

Terry Coes' portrait of John Hughes, entitled "Gentleman John," was given a Judge's Award at the Annual Image Competition of the Professional Photographers of Rhode Island on March 7.

Congrats, Terry!

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Traditional Irish Lunch

On Friday, we will cap off World Cultures Week by serving a traditional Irish lunch consisting of:
  • Homemade Irish soda bread
  • House cured corned beef
  • Boiled potatoes
  • Carrots and cabbage
  • Potato leek soup
  • Rhody Fresh chocolate milk
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