Don’t miss all of the weekend festivities.
Friday, October 12
Girls’ Varsity Field Hockey vs. Cranston East: 4:00 p.m.
Boosters Blue and White Night: 5:00 p.m. | RHS Fields
Homecoming Day: Saturday, October 13
Alumni Meeting: 10:00-11:30 a.m. | Carriage House Library
Carnival Games & Food Court: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Please volunteer for grill duty or to donate snacks CLICK TO HELP
MS A Soccer and Field Hockey: 11:00 a.m.
Alumni vs. Varsity Soccer and Field Hockey Games: beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Upper School Movie Night: 5:00-8:00 p.m. | Flynn Nautilus
Mark Your Calendar
MS PTL meeting: the meeting is being rescheduled, new date TBA
College Planning Center Financial Aid Night: Thursday, October 18| 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Toll Gate High School
Admission Open House: Sunday, October 21 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Lower School PTL Meeting: Tuesday, October 23 | 8:30 a.m. | Blue Room in Perkins Hall
Middle School Preview Night in Upper School: Thursday, October 25 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Hack for Social Good: Friday, October 26-Saturday, October 27 | RHS Campus
Open House – Spread the word!
Sunday, October 21 | 1:00 p.m. | RHS Campus
The Admission Office has been busy getting the word out about our upcoming Open House. Perhaps you’ve seen lawn signs, heard our radio spot, or read an ad. As we reach out to the community, our very best marketing comes from our students, parents, and alumni. Please share the date with friends, post it on you’re social media, and let others know that RHS is an amazing school choice. Send questions to Jan Cooney at email@example.com or 884-9070 ext. 104.
Meet March For Our Lives Founders
Wednesday, October 17| 6:00 p.m. | Cranston High School East
Barrington Books, a friend of Rocky Hill School, is hosting the founding members of March For Our Lives in a moderated conversation for the release of their book Glimmer of Hope: How Tragedy Sparked a Movement at Cranston High School East, 899 Park Avenue, Cranston.
Barrington Books is offering free tickets to RHS students, though the supply is limited – STUDENT RSVP. Only students qualify for free admission. Adults can purchase tickets for $20.00, which includes a copy of the book and admission to greet and meet following the event, by contacting Barrington Books in Garden City at 401-432-7222, in person at 176 Hillside Road in Cranston, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The campus has been busy with many activities. Here’s a peek into the last two weeks!
Sunday, October 14 | 9:30 a.m.
For the second year in a row, RHS will be the host site for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) One Walk. Please sign up for the RHS team and/or volunteer to assist on the day. Students will receive community service hours for any volunteer hours.
Please take note that there is no on-campus parking. JDRF is running a shuttle from the Showcase Cinemas at 1200 Quaker Lane in Warwick. MORE DETAILS (scroll to the bottom of the page)
Hack for Social Good – Spread the word!
Rocky Hill School will host the first-ever statewide Social Good Hackathon for high school students to tackle the United Nations Global Grand Challenge: Energy.
Teams of 4-6 will collaborate with industry experts, energy sector partners, and educators to sketch, build, and pitch bold and new ideas around energy consumption, equitable access, and sustainability of power on our planet.
VIP SPEAKERS & GUESTS:
– US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)
– Rhode Island Cybersecurity Officer Mike Steinmetz
– Lt. Governor Dan McKee
– US Congressman Jim Langevin (RI)
URI energy fellows, start-up founders, Sproutel founder Hannah Chung, Finnest founder Clemens Grave, Universal Robotics engineers, NORESCO executive Alex Millard, and more!
– All-access tour of Newport Biodiesel
– Internship with Power Docks/E2Sol
– Clean Tech Open prize experience
– 1:1 with Senator Whitehouse to pitch the teams’ idea
– Official U.S. Senate Certificate of Accomplishment
– 1:1 with Ramez Naam: Global Sustainability and Solar Expert and VC
– 1:1 with RHS Director of College Counseling Tara Dowling
– $500 pay-it-forward prize: winning team gifts prize to their chosen NGO, non-profit, or start-up making a difference in sustainability
Music, food, engaging speakers, industry demos, and real-world problem solving are all part of the dynamic 24-hour student-led experience to #HackThePower! Students from all schools in RI are welcome so please share with friends and family.
Order Your Yearbook
The Crest is a wonderful keepsake for ALL grades, as it highlights each of our divisions, as well as All-School events. From now through October 16, you can buy a yearbook for 20% off! That is the LOWEST price that will be offered all year, so take advantage of the discount today! If you have any questions, contact Katy Basu (email@example.com). Sample yearbooks will be on display during Homecoming. To order a yearbook, go to www.coffeepond.com and enter the code: TheCrest2019 (no spaces).
Middle School Student Council
The Middle School students elected their leaders for Student Council. Congratulations to our new officers: Elliot Osbrey ’24, Katie O’Neil ’25, Katie Kerachsky ’23, Ben Lawson ’23, Alex Lehouiller ’24, and Isabella Rishworth ’25.
Lessons in Diversity
This year, Upper School SMAC members will be engaging third graders in Diversity and Inclusivity lessons twice a month. On October 1, Willa and Ada visited the third grade and made play dough with the students. After the playdough was made, they led a discussion about similarities and differences. The students noted that all of the playdough had the same ingredients and that the only difference was the color of each student’s playdough. They then discussed how all people are made up of the same “ingredients” (a brain, a heart, feelings, emotions, etc.) and reflected on the fact that, just like the playdough, people can be different colors. The big takeaway from the lesson was that we each have our own unique colors/attributes that make us special, but that we also all share important things in common. The third grade class is looking forward to many more lessons and activities with SMAC members this year!
Blue & White Night
Friday, October 12 | 5:00 p.m. | RHS Fields
All parents, students, alumni, staff, and fans of the school are encouraged to join us for our first annual Blue & White Night. The Boosters have organized a fun evening to bring the community together. Enjoy food trucks, music, athletic competitions, bonfires, lawn games, and fun as we kick-off Homecoming Weekend! Don’t forget the s’mores sponsored by the Alumni Association.
Student-Athlete Enrichment Series
The Athletics and Health and Wellness Departments are excited to offer students, parents, and alumni the opportunity to participate in an engaging series of presentations. More details to come, but please save the date and stay tuned.
- Mindfulness and Athletics – an inspiring evening with Amy Saltzman
Monday, October 29 | 7:00 -8:30 p.m. | Moses Brown School
Learn strategies from Dr. Saltzman’s book A Still and Quiet Place for Athletes. The event is free but registration is required at CenterForReslience.org
- Debunking the Myths of College Recruiting
Mid-November – date TBA | RHS Campus
A panel of college coaches from across different sports & divisions join us to answer your questions about the college athletics recruiting process
- Go for the Gold!
Late November – date TBA | RHS Campus
Past and current Olympians and professional coaches talk about the motivation and techniques they used to get to the pinnacle of their sport
- Student-Athlete Leadership Workshop – Leading with Character
January – date TBA| RHS Campus
Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to our recent Athletes of the Week – check out their posts @rhsmariners on Instagram.
Natalie Wilson ’22 (field hockey) and Garrett Corsi ’22 (soccer)
Jordan Lanowy ’21 (field hockey) and Andrew Zito ’20 (soccer)
Support our Teams – Be a Fan!
Confirm all games on the Veracross calendar or RHS App for times and locations as schedules do change from time to time.
US Girls’ Varsity Field Hockey
Friday, October 12 | 4:00 p.m. | vs. Cranston East
Saturday, October 13 | 1:30 p.m. | vs. RHS Alumni
Monday, October 15 | 4:00 p.m. | vs. Cranston East
Thursday, October 18 | 4:00 p.m. | vs. Tiverton
Friday, October 19 | 4:00 p.m. | vs. Pilgrim HS
Tuesday, October 23 | 4:00 p.m. | @ Toll Gate
Thursday, October 25 | 4:00 p.m. | vs. Woonsocket
US Boys’ Varsity and JV Soccer
Saturday, October 13 | 1:15 p.m. | vs. RHS Alumni
Wednesday, October 17 | 4:00 p.m. | vs. Putnam Science Academy
Friday, October 19 | 4:15 p.m. | @ Dublin School
Monday, October 22 | 4:00 p.m. | vs. PCD
Wednesday, October 24 | 4:00 p.m. | @ Dexter Southfield School
Friday, October 26 | 4:00 p.m. | @ MacDuffie School
US Girls’ Varsity Soccer
Saturday, October 13 | 1:00 p.m. | vs. RHS Alumni
Wednesday, October 17 | 4:00 p.m. | vs. Williams
Saturday, October 20 | 1:00 p.m. | @ Eagle Hill School
Tuesday, October 23 | 4:00 p.m. | vs. CATS Academy
US Varsity Cross Country
Wednesday, October 24 | 4:00 p.m. | @ St. Andrews
Middle School Sports
Saturday, October 13 | 11:00 a.m. | MS Soccer A Team vs. Block Island
Saturday, October 13 | 11:00 a.m. | MS Field Hockey vs. North Kingstown
Tuesday, October 16 | 4:30 p.m. | MS B Soccer @ West Bay Christian Academy
Wednesday, October 17 | 6:30 p.m. | MS Field Hockey @ North Kingstown
Thursday, October 18 | 4:00 p.m. | MS Soccer A Team vs. Community Prep
Saturday, October 20 | 1:00 p.m. | MS Field Hockey @ Lincoln School
Congratulations to Esteban Wu ’19 who has been named a National Merit Scholarship Corporation Semifinalist, and to Jake Watson ’19 who received a Letter of Commendation. Of the 1.6 million entrants, some 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores qualify for recognition in the National Merit® Scholarship Program. Of those $50,000, about 34,000 receive Letters of Commendation and the remaining 16,000 students are named Semifinalists and go on to compete for scholarships.
Beginning in April of 2018, Olivia Massotti ’20 started to earn her qualifying scores needed to go to the 2018 USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championships. Olivia and her horse, Viktor, traveled all over the country to compete and train for this event. After a lot of hard work, they ended up making it into the top 12 Pony Riders in the United States and qualified to compete at the national championships. After a long week of competition, Olivia and Viktor were able to participate in the Parade of Champions ranking 5th in the country!
– 3rd place at 2018 Oakcliff Triple Crown Series – Stage 1 in the Nacra 17’ class
– 2nd in the nation at 2018 Nacra 15’ North American Championship
– Ida Lewis Distance Race (covering 125 miles in one of OakCliff’s Farr 40 keelboats)
– 29er European Championship in Helsinki, Finland
In addition, Ben was named to represent OakCliff at the Red Bull Foiling Generation event in Miami later this year with crew member Sidney Charbonnet. Ben, we wish you fair winds for another successful season of sailing at RHS and around the world!
In June 2018, five Upper School students took the Diplôme d’Etudes de la Langue Française, an internationally recognized diploma awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove the French-language skills of non-French candidates. Please, join us in congratulating the students:
A2: Yiwen “Avery” Chen ’18, Heyuan Ma ’20, and Cortlandt Meyerson ’20
B1: Ruochen “Scarlett” Shen ’18 and Faythe Schulte ’19
Jack Sweeney ’21 was accepted to the RI Youth Philharmonic. Jack has been studying clarinet since 5th grade and is a talented and hardworking musician. It is quite an accomplishment to be accepted to this elite group, that draws only the finest musicians from all over the state. The Rocky Hill community offers its sincere congratulations!
Douglas Cochran ’16 and the crew from Rochester Institute of Technology Sailing placed 3rd at the 2018 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta this past Columbus Day weekend, hosted by the Storm Trysail Foundation and the Larchmont Yacht Club. Douglas was the skipper of J109 – USA 146 / Hamburg. READ MORE
On Tuesday, October 9 at Johnson and Whales, two alumni Heather Lind ’17 and Katlyn Conforti ’18 faced off in a college field hockey match-up as JWU defeated Dean. Many fans, and their RHS coaches, attended to support both players!
Congratulations to Upper School Art Teacher and Arts Department Chair Meg Getsinger and her husband Joe who welcomed baby George Harold Codega at 12:45 a.m. on October 7. George was 7 lbs, 9oz, 21 inches long. Mom and dad are both doing well!
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