MSWA for the Week of 11/20

ON THE HORIZON…..

  • Winter Instrumental Concert, Thursday, November 30, 6:30pm, MS and US bands perform, Campbell Campbell Center
  • 8th  Grade Field Trip to Rhode Island College – Short Stories Stage Performances, Thursday, December 7, 9:15am – 2:30pm
  • Winter Choral Concert, Thursday, December 7, 6:30pm in the Campbell Center
  • 8th Grade Service Learning Field Trip to Wickford Mills, Friday, December 8.  Times TBA.
  • MS Chorus at Harbor Hill, Wednesday, December 13, 10:00 – 11:15am

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 THIS WEEK ……..is super short!

  • MONDAY, 11/20
    • 8th grade shadowing Upper School:  Tamburini, Xing, Hayes, Wilson
  • TUESDAY, 11/21
    • No cafeteria for morning recess due to Grandfriends Day.  Students will need to bring a snack from home on this day.
    • 7th Grade Geology Field Trip to Jamestown RI, 8:30am – noon.
    • End of Trimester 1, Tuesday, November 21

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break!

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Lunch Clean Up: Sweeping and Food Waste Weight

ADVISORY GROUP – CONROY’S GROUP

  • Monday:  Jaida, Andrew, Biagio
  • Tuesday:  Hamad, Dudley, Waela, Collin.

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School Photos

Student portraits ordered from Ruth Clegg were given to students on Friday to carry home.  New orders and reorders are available up until December 10 for a Christmas/holiday delivery.

 

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Major Projects, Tests, Assignments…..

8th Grade:

  •  8B Health Quiz on 11/20, Review Questions Posted on Google Classroom
  • Honors Geometry: Tessellations project due in class on Wednesday, 11/29

7th Grade:

  • Geography: Cultures luncheon on Monday, Nov. 20 during lunch period
  • Health Quiz on 11/20, Review Questions Posted on Google Classroom
  • French:  Game Board Party, Tuesday, 11/21

6th Grade:

  • History:  Book Creator autobiographies are due, Monday, 11/20
  • Health Quiz on 11/20, Review Questions Posted on Google Classroom
  • English: Seedfolks Test Monday, 11/20
  • English: Seedfolks Chapter Due, Tuesday, 11/21

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PHOTOS

Students from the Upper School Diversity Club met with each of the Middle School advisory groups on Friday afternoon during Mariner Period to discuss equity, equality and diversity.

Senior Jace Cardonna with 6th grade students.

Junior Jacob Pogacar leads a discussion with 7th grade students.

Sophomore Willa Geoghegan describes the diversity activity to a group of 7th graders.

6th grade students bring Ancient Egypt to life in Mr. Greenwood’s history class.

Josh Bowater ’24 describes how “he” discovered King Tut’s tomb.

Waela “King Tut” Van Nostrand shares the layout of her tomb, while Alex Lehouiller takes careful notes.

8th graders Anand Basu, Ben Liebermensch and Jack Wu give Mr. Jedrey a hand constructing the new RHS Gaga Ball pit.

Many hands make light work on the Gaga Ball Pit.

Max Lima ’22 helps a new friend at Atria Harbor Hill trace her hand as part of a Thanksgiving activity during our recent visit.

8th graders Nicole Xing and Jack Wu learn about Thanksgiving traditions from the residents at Harbor Hill.

7th graders Oliver Raposo and Alexis Cote diligently working on their “arithmetic” poster in math class.

 

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MSWA for the Week of 11/13

ON THE HORIZON…..

  • 7th Grade Field Trip to Jamestown RI, Tuesday, November 21 – Geology
  • End of Trimester 1, Tuesday, November 21
  • Winter Instrumental Concert, Thursday, November 30, 7:00pm, MS and US bands perform.
  • Winter Choral Concert, Thursday, December 7, 7:00pm

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 THIS WEEK …..

  • MONDAY, 11/13:  Faculty Professional Development Day – No School, 
  • TUESDAY, 11/14
    • 8th Graders Upper School Shadow Day 3, 8:10am – 12:10pm – Corsi, K.Lee, Meyer, Massotti
    • “Bring a Friend to School Day” is a special program for current students 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.Middle School students may invite one friend to join them at Rocky Hill School. Each friend must currently be in the same grade as their Rocky Hill School host student. Guest parents/guardians should complete this form.
    • William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, performed by Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Students, 3:30 – 5:00pm in the Campbell Center – Free.  RSVP HERE
  • WEDNESDAY, 11/15
    • 8th Graders Upper School Shadow Day 4, 8:10am – 12:10pm – D.Lee, Fitzgerald, Wu, Lima
  • THURSDAY, 11/16
    • 8th Graders Upper School Shadow Day 5, 8:10am – 12:10pm – O’Neil, Liebermensch, Zito, Lo, Davis
    • 5th Grade Student/Parent Preview Night in the Middle School, 5:30 – 8:00pm, beginning in the Campbell Center.
  • Friday, 11/17
    • 5th & 6th Grade Field Trip to a showing of “Wonder”, Showcase Cinema, East Greenwich, RI, 9:00am – 12:30pm

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Lunch Clean Up: Sweeping and Food Waste Weight

ADVISORY GROUP – CICCHESE’S GROUP

  • Tuesday: Rachel & Garrett
  • Wednesday: Colin & Thomas
  • Thursday: Lizzie & Kara
  • Friday: Sonny & Drew

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6th Grade Pet Food Drive a Success

The 6th grade class would like to thank everyone who donated to their pet food drive over the last two weeks.  A lot of food was collected for the North Kingstown Animal Shelter.

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TECH NOTES

ATTENDANCE Message for Parents: If your child is going to be absent from, or tardy  to school, or you are planning an early pickup, please use attendance@rockyhill.org to let the school know.   

The Rocky Hill Guest wireless network is available for parents to use. The password is Welcome!.

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ATHLETICS –

Basketball practice all week.  The ADD/DROP period for winter sports is Thursday, 11/16    First games, December 6.

Middle School Drama begins on Wednesday, 11/15. 

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Major Projects, Tests, Assignments…..

8th Grade:

  • Expositions:
    • Rough Draft – 11/16
  •  8B Health Quiz on 11/20, Review Questions Posted on Google Classroom

7th Grade:

  • Math: Proportions and Rates quest on Tuesday, 11/14
  • Science: Rocks and mineral quest , Friday, 11/17
  • Geography: Elements of Culture Project, Friday, 11/`17
  • Health Quiz on 11/20, Review Questions Posted on Google Classroom

6th Grade:

  • History presentations start on Wednesday, 11/15.
  • Spanish Vocabuary test on Thursday 11/16.
  • Science: Vernal pond / wetland quiz 11/17
  • Health Quiz on 11/20, Review Questions Posted on Google Classroom

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PHOTOS

The RHS Middle School Chorus joined five other school choral groups at the recent Choral Festival in Providence, Ri.

Students catch up on their social media at the end of a long school day.

8th graders Sonny Massotti, Garrett Corsi and Davis Lee lend their sound to the Upper School Band at the Veterans Day Ceremony.

Middle School Fall Sports Award Winners; Girls Field Hockey: MVP – Lily Kerachsky ’22, Charlotte Boss ’22, MIP – Alexis Cote ’23, Coaches Award – Lizzie Hayes ’22 Coed Soccer A: MVP – Garrett Corsi ’22, MIP – Davis Lee ’22, Coaches Award – Bennett Fine ’22 Coed Soccer B: MVP – Jae Park ’23, Will Hanney ’23, Coaches Award – Derek Block ’23

The Middle School Student Council leads the community during the Veterans Day Ceremony on November 9.

Thomas Fitzgerald ’22 and the Rocky Hill community honor the many veterans who joined us for the Veterans Day Ceremony.

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MSWA for the Week of 11/6

ON THE HORIZON…..

  • Faculty Professional Development Day – No School, Monday, November 13
  • 5th Grade Student/Parent Preview Night in the Middle School, Thursday, November 16, 5:30 – 8:00pm
  • 7th Grade Field Trip to Jamestown RI, Tuesday, November 21 – Geology
  • End of Trimester 1, Tuesday, November 21
  • Winter Instrumental Concert, Thursday, November 30, 7:00pm, MS and US bands perform.
  • Winter Choral Concert, Thursday, December 7, 7:00pm

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 THIS WEEK …..

  • MONDAY, 11/6
    • Student Council meet with Mr. Jedrey at Break, Hale 1
    • Fall Sports Assembly, 2:30pm in the MS Commons
  • TUESDAY, 11/7
    • Middle School Choral Festival.  Middle School choral students off campus from 8:15am – 3:30pm, Providence, RI.
      7:00pm Choral Concert: Free AdmissionLocated at Central Congregational Church, 296 Angell Street, Providence   *Students should arrive at 6:15pm.
    • ACE BiWeekly Reports are due by 10pm.
  • WEDNESDAY, 11/8
    • 8th Graders Upper School Shadow Day 1, 8:10am – 12:10pm – Arabian, Cronin-Foreman, Boss, Fine
  • THURSDAY, 11/9
    • 8th Graders Upper School Shadow Day 2, 8:10am – 12:10pm – Basu, Kerachsky, Lind, Corsi
    • Veterans Day Ceremony, 11:00 – 11:30am in the Sharpe Gymnasium, run by the Middle School Student Council.  If you have a family member who is a veteran, we would be honored to have them join us at our ceremony.  Please contact Mr. Jedrey for more information.
  • FRIDAY, 11/10
    • Veterans Day Observance, School Closed.

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Lunch Clean Up: Sweeping and Food Waste Weight

ADVISORY GROUP – BUECHELER’S GROUP

  • Monday: Anand & Juliana
  • Tuesday: Bennett & Lily K.
  • Wednesday:  Marshall & Lily O.
  • Thursday: Nicole & Kaeley
  • Friday: no school

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Visitors this week:

  • Monday, 11/6;  Sophia visiting 6th grade, hosted by Jaida Catallozzi
  • Tuesday, 11/7;  Ryan visiting 6th grade, and 5th grade, hosted by Dudley Samponaro (his brother)

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6th Grade Pet Food Drive 

The 6th grade class is collecting canned dog and cat food for the North Kingstown Animal Shelter.  The drive runs through November 10.  Collection boxes are located near Ms. Conroy’s room, in Perkins (Lower School), and also a box in Flynn (Upper School).  Thank you in advance for your support.

 

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Candy Drive to Support our Troops Overseas

The RHS Interact Club is holding a Halloween Candy Drive to support our troops overseas. We are asking for students to please bring any extra candy in Ziplock bags, and place them in the boxes located in Flynn, Perkins, and Hale. Thank you for your generosity!

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ATHLETICS –

Monday, November 6 – Fall Sports Assembly, 2:30pm

Basketball begins on Tuesday, November 7.  Students not playing basketball will have the option of study hall or outside activities until Thanksgiving Break.  Winter Outdoor Rec and Middle School Drama will begin on November 27

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Major Projects, Tests, Assignments…..

8th Grade:

  • Expositions:
    • Paper Outline – Nov. 9
    • Rough Draft – Nov. 16
  • English:  Working on Gandhi Essay,
  • Science, Invasive Species test, Monday 11/6
  • Mandarin I has a quiz on Lesson 4 on Monday, 11/ 6.
  • Health: 8W has a quiz on Wednesday, 11/8

7th Grade:

  • Latin: Chapters 7-9 test Thursday, 11/9
  • Geography: beginning Elements of Culture Project.

6th Grade:

  • Math: Chapter 3 Quiz.  Thursday 11/9.  Topics are on classroom.
  • French: “Written self-presentation due” for 11/6.

 

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PHOTOS

6th grade class at Purgatory Chasm

7th graders Brendan Weiner, Sydney Boss, and Jade Ma use an atlas and their knowledge of proportions to plan a cross-country road trip (complete with stops for gas and snacks!) without any use of technology.

The 7th grade celebrated finishing their scaled-size Candy Wrapper Posters. They are now on display in the Hale hallway.

Thomas Fitzgerald and the 8th grade students learn about being an architect during their visit to DiLeonardo International in preparation for their “Tiny House Project” in Algebra class.

The Tufts Beelzebubs were on campus this Friday to perform for the Middle School Chorus.

The highlight of the performance was when the Beelzebubs declared their love in song to Ms. Emily.

 

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MSWA for the Week of 10/30

ON THE HORIZON…..

  • Middle School Choral Festival, Tuesday, November 7 – all day event for students in chorus.  Concert: Located at Central Congregational Church, 296 Angell Street, Providence
  • Veterans Day Ceremony, Thursday, November 9, 11:00am in the Sharpe Gymnasium, run by the Middle School Student Council.
  • 5th Grade Student/Parent Preview Night in the Middle School, Thursday, November 16, 5:30 – 8:00pm
  • Veterans Day Observance, Friday, November 10, School Closed.

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 THIS WEEK …..

  • TUESDAY, 10/31
    • Halloween – Boo!
  • THURSDAY, 11/2
    • 6th grade –  Hiking Purgatory Chasm, Sutton, MA.
  • FRIDAY, 11/3
    • 8th Grade Algebra trip to DiLeonardo International, 9:15am – 11:20am
    • Student Mentors/Mentees Party during Mariner Period, 1:35pm in the Campbell Conference Room
    • Middle School Dance #1, 6:30 – 9:00pm.  Admission $5.  Drinks $1.  Pizza and munchies for free!  Students bringing guests will need to fill out a guest sheet and return it to RHS by Thursday.
    • MS Parent Conversation – Parenting Adolescent Children, Nov. 3, 6:30pm – 7:30pm in the Flynn Lecture Hall.  Drop your child off at the dance and join Meg Stowe and Mr. Jedrey for a short presentation and discussion.

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Lunch Clean Up: Sweeping and Food Waste Weight

ADVISORY GROUP – SAVOIA’s GROUP

  • Monday: Hend & Hannah
  • Tuesday: Savannah & Alexis
  • Wednesday:  Massamo & Sadie
  • Thursday: Ella & Andrew
  • Friday: Jae and friends

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ATHLETICS – Final Week 0f Fall Athletics

Monday, October 30

  • Field Hockey vs. Cole Middle School (B), 3:30pm

Tuesday, October 31

  • Coed Soccer A @ St. Andrews School, 4:00pm

Wednesday, November 1

  • Coed Soccer B vs. Providence Country Day (B), 3:30pm.  Family Potluck following the game

Thursday, November 2

  • Field Hockey vs. Cole Middle School (A/B mix), 3:30pm

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Major Projects, Tests, Assignments…..

8th Grade:

  • Expositions:
    • Research Note Check – Nov. 2
    • Paper Outline – Nov. 9
    • Rough Draft – Nov. 16
  • English:  Working on Gandhi Essay,  “Charlotte Doyle” test chapters 13-17 Thursday, Nov. 2.
  • H. Geometry: Parallel Lines in the City project due Thursday, Oct. 26. , Chapter 3 test on Monday, 10/30.
  • Algebra:  Chapter 3 Quest, MONDAY, 10/30.  Topics are on classroom.
  • Science, Invasive Species test, Monday 11/6

7th Grade:

  • 7th  Science – Atoms quiz Mon. 10/30
  • English: Sharing recorded Halloween stories Monday and Tuesday 10/30-1
  • Math:  Halloween candy project due Tuesday, 10/31, one-minute video describing their design process due Thursday, 11/2

6th Grade:

  • History: Test on Monday, 10/30
  • French: unit 1 test, Monday 11/6

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PHOTOS & Video!

Here is an activity called “Rainstorm” run by our 8th grade class reps during a morning meeting.  The sound is as important as the image and so turn the volume up.

 

Drew Tamburini enjoys a conversation about Halloween memories during our recent visit to Atria Harbor Hill in East Greenwich.

Kaeley Zito ’22 takes a shot during last week’s soccer game.

11th grader Manny Maldonado having fun with his “8th grade buddies” on Friday afternoon.

Hadley Martinez ’23 finds a quiet moment to work on his math project with Mrs. Hersh-Rodeen.

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MSWA for the Week of October 23

ON THE HORIZON…..

  • Middle School Dance #1, Friday, November 3, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
    • MS Parent Conversation – Parenting Adolescent Children, Nov. 3, 6:30pm – 7:30pm in the Flynn Lecture Hall.  Drop your child off at the dance and join Meg Stowe and Mr. Jedrey for a short presentation and discussion.
  • Middle School Choral Festival, Tuesday, November 7 – all day event for students in chorus.  Concert: Located at Central Congregational Church, 296 Angell Street, Providence
  • Veterans Day Ceremony, Thursday, November 9, 11:00am in the Sharpe Gymnasium, run by the Middle School Student Council.
  • 5th Grade Student/Parent Preview Night in the Middle School, Thursday, November 16, 5:30 – 8:00pm
  • Veterans Day Observance, Friday, November 10, School Closed.

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 THIS WEEK …..

  • TUESDAY, 10/24
    • ACE BiWeekly Reports due by 10:00pm
  • THURSDAY, 10/26
    • 8th Grade Parent Coffee – the Exposition Process, 8:15 – 9:15am
    • 8th Grade to Harbor Hill – band students, 10:00am – 11:15am
    • 6th grade –  Hiking Purgatory Chasm, Sutton, MA.
    • 8th Grade Preview Night in the Upper School,  5:30 pm dinner in Campbell, 6:15pm program in the Flynn Academic Center.
  • FRIDAY, 10/27
    • 8th Grade Parent – the Exposition Process (reprise), 3:45 – 4:30am

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Lunch Clean Up: Sweeping and Food Waste Weight

ADVISORY GROUP – McCLINTCK

  • Monday: Charlotte & Max
  • Tuesday: Enzo & Davis
  • Wednesday:  Ben & Natalie
  • Thursday: Yoii & Mariana
  • Friday: Jack & others

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ATHLETICS

Milo Battaglia and Dalton Donoyan close hauled and moving out.

Saturday, October 21

  • MS Girls Field Hockey @ Lincoln School Tournament, 8:30am – 12:00pm

Sunday, October 22

  • LAND of FIRE  Soccer A Tournament, 10:00am – 1:15pm

Tuesday, October 24

  • Soccer A  vs. Pine Point   4:00pm
  • Soccer B @ Pine Point,  4:00pm

Thursday, October 26

  • Field Hockey vs. Pine Point, 3:45pm

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Health & Wellness Corner

Most of us are on the Internet on a daily basis and whether we like it or not, the Internet is affecting us. It changes how we think, how we work, and it even changes our brains.

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Major Projects, Tests, Assignments…..

8th Grade:

  • Expositions:
    • Research Note Check – Nov. 2
    • Paper Outline – Nov. 9
    • Rough Draft – Nov. 16
  • English:  Beginning the Gandhi Essay
  • Mandarin I:  Unit 1 test on Tuesday, Oct. 24
  • Government: Test, Monday, 10/23
  • French Quiz, Tuesday, 10/24
  • H. Geometry: Parallel Lines in the City project due Thursday, Oct. 26. , Chapter 3 test on Monday, 10/30.
  • Algebra:  Chapter 3 Quest, MONDAY, 10/30.  Topics are on classroom.

7th Grade:

  • Geography:  Five Theme Tour Project due Monday, 10/23.
  • French: Test on “la famille, les adjectifs descriptifs réguliers, et les possessifs”, Tuesday, Oct. 24
  • Math:  Halloween candy project due Tuesday, 10/31

6th Grade:

  • French: unit 1 test, Monday 11/6

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Box Top Update #2.  A determined 6th grade class surges to an even greater lead in the box top marathon!

After four weeks of diligent clipping and snipping, the 6th grade class nearly doubled its total, with the 8th and 7th graders following in a distant second and third place.  But there is still time, if the 7th and 8th graders pick a night for some Annie’s® Mac & Cheese, with a side of Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad™ Mixes. Need a some meat with that dinner, how about some hamburger mixed with Hamburger Helper™.  Leftovers, no problem, as long as you have some Ziploc® Smart Snap Containers.  That’s FOUR tops right there!  Snip, snip, snip!

Thank you for all of your box tops.

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Glasses found, looking for owner.

If you recognize these fancy glasses, please let Mr. Jedrey know.

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PHOTOS

7th grade French students create their story boards in the Idea Lab.

7th Grade Spanish students enjoying conversation with their Chai tea.

8th Grade Mt. Monadnock 2017

Mr. Gwaltney joined the 8th grade students on their annual trek up Mt. Monadnock.

A perfect fall day to hike the “most climbed mountain in the continental United States”.

Windy summit.

Anand Basu on the top, 3165′!

Pumpkin Carving 2017

6th graders Hamad Khaled Almemari and Waela Van Nostrand creating their jack-o-lanterns.

Pumpkins and students on display in the Garden Classroom.

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MSWA for the Week of October 16

ON THE HORIZON…..

  • 8th Grade Preview Night in the Upper School,  Thursday, October 26, 5:30 pm dinner in Campbell, 6:15pm program in the Flynn Academic Center.
  • Middle School Dance #1, Friday, November 3, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
    • MS Parent Conversation – Parenting Adolescent Children, Nov. 3, 6:30pm – 7:30pm in the Flynn Lecture Hall.  Drop you child off at the dance and join Meg Stowe and Mr. Jedrey for a short presentation and discussion.
  • Middle School Choral Festival, Tuesday, November 7 – all day event for students in chorus.  Concert: Located at Central Congregational Church, 296 Angell Street, Providence
  • Veterans Day Ceremony, Thursday, November 9, 11:00am in the Sharpe Gymnasium, run by the Middle School Student Council.
  • 5th Grade Student/Parent Preview Night in the Middle School, Thursday, November 9, 5:30 – 8:00pm
  • Veterans Day Observance, Friday, November 10, School Closed.

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 THIS WEEK ….. is pretty simple.

  • TUESDAY, 10/17
    • Photo Retake Day during lunch.  
  • THURSDAY, 10/19
    • 8th Grade Class Field Trip to Mt. Monadnock, 8:15am – 5:00pm
  • FRIDAY, 10/20
    • Pumpkin Carving, 2:30 – 3:30pm.  Students are asked to bring a cleaned out pumpkin for carving on Friday morning. They should be in a plastic shopping bag, with the student’s name written on the bottom of their pumpkin. The Middle School has quite a few carving saws, however students who wish to use their own carving saws and tools should have those in a labeled ziplock bag.  The pumpkin will be on display in the Garden Classroom for Open House on Sunday.
  • SUNDAY, 10/22
    • ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE, 1:00 – 3:00pm.  8th grade Nathan Hale students are asked to be on hand for tours.

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Lunch Clean Up: Sweeping and Food Waste Weight

ADVISORY GROUP – JEDREY

  • Monday: Sydney, Kristina & Will
  • Tuesday: Katie, Ben & Jade
  • Wednesday:  Thomas, Brendan and Sydney
  • Thursday: Kristina, Will & Katie
  • Friday: Ben, Jade, Thomas & Brendan

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ATHLETICS

Tuesday, October 17

  • Soccer A  vs. Community Prep,   4:00pm
  • Soccer B vs. Gordon School (5th/6th),  3:45pm

Wednesday, October 18

  • Field Hockey vs. North Kingstown, 6:30pm at the Wide World of Indoor Sports

Saturday, October 21

  • MS Girls Field Hockey @ Lincoln School Tournament, 8:30am – 12:00pm

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HEALTH & WELLNESS CORNER

The Middle School participated in a breathing exercise during Friday Morning Meeting, following the box breathing diagram on the left.

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Major Projects, Tests, Assignments…..

8th Grade:

  • Expositions
    •  INTERVIEWs need to be scheduled, Tuesday, Oct. 17
    • Research Note Check – Nov. 2
    • Paper Outline – Nov. 9
    • Rough Draft – Nov. 16
  • English: Feature story due Monday, Oct. 16
  • Science: Invasive Species Presentation due, Tuesday, Oct. 17
  • Mandarin I:  Unit 1 test on Tuesday, Oct. 24
  • Government: Test, Monday, 10/23

7th Grade:

  • French: Test on “la famille, les adjectifs descriptifs réguliers, et les possessifs”, Tuesday, Oct. 24
  • English:  Noun Quiz Friday, 10/20
  • Math: Quiz on finding proportions on Thursday Oct. 19
  • Geography:  Five Theme Tour Project due Monday, Oct 23.
     

6th Grade:

  • Math: Math Quest Ch.2, Wednesday, Oct. 18  Topics are on G. Classroom
  • English: WW 2 Quiz Monday, Oct. 16, IRB due Tuesday, Oct. 24
  • French: Short presentations on the French language in North-America, Friday, Oct. 20

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PHOTOS

Ms. Savoia’s Advisory Group with Señora Maguire-Rambo – “Going to the Prom”

Mrs. McClintick’s Advisory Group – “Pajama Party”

Mr. Greenwood’s Advisory Group “Self-Explanatory”

Mrs. Gower’s Advisory Group – “Flipping Water Bottles”

Ms. Conroy’s Advisory Group – “Sports Fans Unite”

Mrs. Cicchese’s Advisory Group – “Nerds Unite”

Mrs. Hersh-Rodeen’s Advisory Group – “Rock On, Goth”

Mrs. Buecheler’s Advisory Group – “Bank Robbers”

Mr. Jedrey’s Advisory Group – “Bridal Party”

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MSWA for the Week of October 9

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ON THE HORIZON…..

  • Spirit Week, October 10 – 13
  • Homecoming, Saturday, October 14
  • Middle School Parent & Adviser Conferences, Tuesday, October 10 – Wednesday, October 18.
  • 8th Grade Trip to Mt. Monadnock, Thursday, October 19
  • Pumpkin Carving Day, Friday, October 20, 2:30 at the picnic tables
  • 8th Grade Preview Night in the Upper School,  Thursday, October 26, 5:30 pm dinner in Campbell, 6:15pm program in the Flynn Academic Center.
  • Middle School Dance #1, Friday, November 3, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Middle School Choral Concert, Tuesday, November 7 – all day event for students in chorus

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 THIS WEEK …..

  • MONDAY, 10/9  –  FIRST PEOPLE / COLUMBUS DAY- School is closed
  • TUESDAY, 10/10
    • Spirit Week Day 1 – theme:  ADVISORY THEME
    • BiWeekly Reports due:  10pm
  • WEDNESDAY, 10/11
    • LS & US Division meetings 7:30am
    • Spirit Week Day 2 – theme:  WACKY WEDNESDAY
  • THURSDAY, 10/12
    • Spirit Week Day 3 – theme:  THROWBACK THURSDAY
  • FRIDAY, 10/13
    • Spirit Week Day 4 – theme:  BLUE / WHITE DAY
    • Pep Rally – 2:00 – 3:00pm
  • SATURDAY, October 14
    • Homecoming at RHS, 10:00 am:  The Upper School Student Council and the PTL are looking for volunteers and items for homecoming.  Please click on this link to see how you can contribute to this fun day.
      • MS Games begin at 11:00am
      • Alumni Games begin at 1:30pm
  • SUNDAY, October 15
    • JDRF 5K Walk at Rocky Hill School, to raise funds for Junior Diabetes Research.  We would love to see RHS students, families and faculty walk and support this important cause, and support their classmates.

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Lunch Clean Up: Sweeping and Food Waste Weight

ADVISORY GROUP – GREENWOOD

  • Monday: Milo, Skye
  • Tuesday: Dalton, Brennan
  • Wednesday: Will, Nate
  • Thursday: Mara, Skye, Milo
  • Friday: Dalton, Brennan, Will and Nate

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ATHLETICS

Tuesday, October 10

  • Field Hockey vs. Wheeler School,  4:00pm

Thursday, October 12

  • Soccer A  vs. Pennfield School (A),   3:45pm
  • Soccer B @ Pennfield School (B),  3:45pm
  • Field Hockey @ Moses Brown, 3:45pm

Saturday, October 14

  • Field Hockey vs. North Kingstown MS, 11:00am
  • Soccer A vs. Block Island Middle School, 11:00am

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Major Projects, Tests, Assignments…..

HEALTH CLASS starts next week for the MS students. Students need to meet in the commons when it says health on their schedule with a pen/pencil, iPad/computer, notebook, and folder.

8th Grade:

  • Expositions – schedule the INTERVIEW!
  • Algebra – October 11th –   Algebra Quest –  Topics:  CLT, Evaluate expressions, Solve for a variable, Algebra Tiles, Proportions.
  • Mandarin I:  quiz on Lesson 2, on October 10Tuesday.

7th Grade:

  • French: “Présentation : ma famille” , Thursday, 10/12
  • Science:  Test on Friday, 10/13
  • Geography:  starting 5 Theme Tour Project. 
     

6th Grade:

  • French:  Test on presentations, numbers 1-20, and class objects on Monday 10/2
  • Science:  Quiz on Wednesday, 10/11

Boxtops Tally #1

This year’s box top collection kicked off with the 6th grade class surging to a solid lead, followed closely behind by the 8th grade class.  Now is the time to find those box tops you have been squirreling away for this moment to arrive!  If you don’t have any, no worries.  Just pick up some Annie’s® Organic Popcorn, Nature Valley™ XL Sweet & Salty Bars, or perhaps some Pillsbury™ Toaster Strudel™ while you are out and about this weekend and have a late night food-a-thon, while you clip those tops!

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PHOTOS

7th graders Savannah Burnett, Ben Lawson, Derek Block and Isabel Guastella in geography class.

7th graders Katie Kerachsky, Francesca McCaughey and Hannah Boss

Flag football during 6th grade gym class

Hammad Khaled Almemari lines up a catch during flag football.

Andrew Corsi tries to evade Lily Liebermensch and Skye Connell.

GOING IN “SEINE”

A school of silversides swarm near the RHS dock hoping to evade predators.

A hungry Great Blue Herron keeps an eye on that school of silversides, and the 8th graders.

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MSWA for the Week of October 2

 ON THE HORIZON…..

  • Spirit Week, October 10 – 13 .
  • Homecoming, Saturday, October 14
  • Middle School Parent & Adviser Conferences, Tuesday, October 10 – Wednesday, October 19.  Advisers will be contacting families the week of October 2 to schedule conferences.
  • 8th Grade Preview Night in the Upper School, DATE CHANGE  now Thursday, October 26, 5:30 pm dinner in Campbell, 6:15pm program in the Flynn Academic Center.

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 THIS WEEK …..

Coming to campus this week is our first Innovator-In-Residence, Susan Fonseca!

Susan is a visionary and global leader in the areas of women’s empowerment, designing systems to increase access to STEM fields, entrepreneurism, and school design. Here is a Tedx of Susan in Barcelona. She is founder of Women and the Frontier. & SheWorks

  • MONDAY, 10/2
    • Ms. Susan Fonseca arrives on campus!
    • Flu Clinic at RHS, 2:00 – 4:00pm
  • TUESDAY, 10/3
    • New Family Coffee, in the Hopelands living room, 8:00am.  Please RSVP with Rachel Burnett, rachel.c.burnett@gmail.com.
    • Ms. Fonseca – Open classroom visit time, 9:00 am – noon and 1:40 -2:30pm Please welcome her into your classroom.
    • “Open Sky Lunch” with Ms. Fonseca: Faculty and Staff in Campbell Conference Room, 12:00 – 1:30pm
  • WEDNESDAY, 10/4
    • FULL FACULTY/ STAFF MEETING, 7:30 a.m. in Flynn Lecture Hall
    • Middle School PTL Meeting,  8:15am in the Campbell Conference Room
    • Ms. Fonseca – Open classroom visit time, 8:30 am – noon and 1:40 – 3:15pm
  • FRIDAY, 10/6
    • Trimester 1 Interim Reports to be emailed home

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Lunch Clean Up: Sweeping and Food Waste Weight

ADVISORY GROUP – GOWER

  • Monday: Michael, Josh, Cole
  • Tuesday: Juliana, Alex, Lily
  • Wednesday: Orabel, Michael, Josh
  • Thursday: Cole, Juliana, Alex
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Mindfulness Corner – How Does Mindfulness Help Us Connect?

One of the principle things we do when we practice mindfulness is connect. We connect to the present moment with kindness and curiosity. We do this by connecting to our surroundings, to each other, and ourselves with a loving heart. By practicing mindfulness we’re also helping to nurture and strengthen neural connections. (credit: Little Flower Yoga).

Mrs. Fairchild recommends reading Dr. Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson in The Whole Brain Child describe how this kind of connection and integration is important in the development of our brains and in having healthy, fulfilling lives. They explain that, “just as with the healthy functioning of the body, your brain can’t perform at its best unless it’s different parts work together in a coordinated and balanced way.”  

For parents: You can view a 6 minute video here that breaks down the book:

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ATHLETICS

GAMES – Tuesday, September 26

  • Field Hockey vs. Smithfield,  3:45pm
  • Soccer A  @ St. Michaels Country Day School,  3:45pm
  • Soccer B vs. St. Michaels Country Day School,  3:45pm

Hannah Boss ’24, our goalie and her defenders prepare for a corner.

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Major Projects, Tests, Assignments…..

8th Grade:

  • Expositions – Time to identify and schedule  the INTERVIEW!
  • Science – Salt Marsh Test on Monday, 10/2
  • English – Argumentative essays due on Monday, 10/2
  • French –  writing assignment due, Thursday, 105

7th Grade:

  • Math, Unit 1 test, Oct. 5  (new date)
     

6th Grade:

  • French:  Test on presentations, numbers 1-20, and class objects on Monday 10/2

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PHOTOS

The 8th grade students paddling into the Salt Marsh to check out the Spartina alterniflora

Ben Liebermensch ’22 takes a break after sailing to get some work done and catch some sun.

8th graders Lily O’Neill, Mariana Meyer, Nicole Xing and Rachel Arabian having fun in the Commons.

Mr. John Sharon from the Fenn School joined the Middle School students to tell his inspiring story about growing up with a disability, and being both “the same” and “different”. This launched our school’s diversity theme for the year, “Equitable Environments”, and the students had a wonderful and engaging conversation with Mr. Sharon.

Juliana Hayes ’24 shows off the horseshoe crab shell she found on the marsh during the hike with the students from students from the San Miguel School.

Kaeley Zito ’22 taking on a San Miguel defender.

Field hockey team on the offensive against Lincoln School.

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MSWA for the Week of September 25

Middle School SOCIAL CONTRACT 2017

As is our tradition, the Middle School students brainstormed, collaborated, refined and articulated the values we will hold as a community to make our school environment as strong as it can be this year.  This process begins with groups in each grade coming up with what they feel is important, and then as a grade taking the input from each group and finding commonalities and debating differences.  Finally, each grade chose representatives to share their statements with the other grades, and repeated the refinement process.  Here is this year’s Social Contract.

1. Be Mindful

2. Respect people’s differences and how they want to be treated.

3. Take pride and have fun in all of you academics and extra curricular activities.

4. Be focused, be persistent, be responsible.

5.  Have an Open Mind

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ON THE HORIZON…..

  • New Family Coffee, Tuesday, October 3, 8:00am.  Please RSVP with Rachel Burnett, rachel.c.burnett@gmail.com.
  • Middle School PTL Meeting, Wednesday, October 4, 8:15am in the Campbell Conference Room
  • 8th Grade Preview Night in the Upper School, Thursday, October 5, 5:30 pm dinner in Campbell, 6:15pm program in the Flynn Academic Center.
  • Spirit Week, October 10 – 13
  • Homecoming, Saturday, October 14
  • Middle School Parent & Adviser Conferences, Tuesday, October 10 – Wednesday, October 19.  Advisers will be contacting families the week of October 3 to schedule conferences.

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 THIS WEEK …..

  • MONDAY, 9/25
    • 8 White kayaking during science: 12:45 – 2:20pm.  8 Blue – double English
    • 19th Annual Fall Golf/Tennis Classic – Monday, September 25.  RHS Afternoon Bus departs school at 4:15pm
  • TUESDAY, 9/26
    • 8 Blue kayaking during science;  10:30am – 12:10pm.  8 White – double English
    • San Miguel & RHS 6th grade kayaking/Land of Fire Event, 12:45 – 2:30pm.  Many schedule adjustments on this day.
    • ACE Parent Night, MS and US, Tuesday, September 26, 5:30pm
    • BiWeekly Reports due:  10pm
  • WEDNESDAY, 9/27
    • FULL FACULTY/ STAFF MEETING, 7:30 a.m. in Flynn Lecture Hall
  • THURSDAY, 9/28
    • Middle School Night in School, Thursday, September 28, 6:30pm in Hale & Gibson.

Thursday night, September 28, is our annual event for parents, and is a very important part of launching the school year. The Middle School faculty are excited to share their course overviews and plans for the academic year, as parents follow an abbreviated student schedule.

Of special importance this year, the entire MS community will gather midway through the evening in the Campbell Center for a presentation on the results of the school’s “Vision Quest,” explaining where we are going as a school and our plan to get there.

6:00 pm: Welcome. Refreshments and casual conversation in the Hale building.
6:30 pm: Program begins. Parents join their student’s Adviser for a short meeting and to learn details of the evening’s program.

  • FRIDAY, September 29
    • Mariner Period – Diversity Speaker: John Sharon, 1:35pm in the Commons

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Lunch Clean Up: Sweeping and Food Waste Weight

ADVISORY GROUP – CONROY

  • Monday: Jaida, Andrew, Biagio
  • Tuesday: Hamad, Dudley, Waela
  • Wednesday: Colin, Jaida, Andrew
  • Thursday: Biagio, Hamad, Dudley
  • Friday: Waela, Colin

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ATHLETICS

GAMES – Tuesday, September 26

  • Soccer A  vs. San Miguel School,   3:45pm
  • Soccer B @ Philomena’s School,   3:45pm
  • Field Hockey vs. Lincoln School,  4:15pm

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Major Projects, Tests, Assignments…..

8th Grade:

  • Expositions – Topics should be chosen, with parent signatures and submitted.  Next up, identifying and scheduling the INTERVIEW!
  • Algebra – Quiz THURSDAY – algebra Topics:  word problems (solving for one variable, combining like terms, and evaluate expressions.
  • Science – KAYAKING: 8W on Monday, 8B on Tuesday.  Bathing suits, towels and water shoes or old sneakers needed.

7th Grade:

  • French:  Review test on Wednesday. It will cover être, avoir, faire, jouer, as well as sports, activités, and instruments.
  • Math, Oct. 3 Unit 1 test
     

6th Grade:

  • KAYAKING with San Miguel School, Tuesday after lunch.  Bathing suits, towels and water shoes or old sneakers needed.
  • French:  Test on presentations, numbers 1-20, and class objects on Monday 10/2
  • Science:  Test on Thurs. Sept. 28 on the Water Cycle
  • Math:      Quiz THURSDAY – math Topics:  Reading graphs, prime factorization, and rounding.
  • History – Test on Wednesday, September 25
  • English – Vocabulary Quiz, Tuesday, September 26

Boxtops are BACK!

This is the real reason for reading the MSWA; the 2017-2018 Box Top for Education Competition begins now.  Time to empty out that small drawer in the kitchen where box tops have been accumulating all summer and send them in with your MS student.  Collection bins are in Ms Conroy’s room (6th), Mrs. HR’s room (7th) and Mr. Jedrey’s room (8th).  Last year, the 8th grade ran away with the competition early and enjoyed a wonderful ice cream party, and pizza party.  Time to share the wealth!  Time to get clipping!

PHOTOS

Mrs. Fairchild with Kristina Greim ’23.

Ms Conroy with Jaida Catallozzi ’24 and Katie Kerachsky ’23.

Mrs. McClintick and the 6th grade science class.

Mr. Greenwood ends the week with a discussion in US Government with the 8th grade.

Mrs. Gower with her 6th grade English students.

The end of a “short” week. 7th graders Alexis Cote, Jae Park and Ben Lawson

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MSWA for the Week of September 18

ON THE HORIZON…..

  • 19th Annual Fall Golf/Tennis Classic – Monday, September 25.  RHS Afternoon Bus departs school at 4:15pm
  • ACE Parent Night, MS and US, Tuesday, September 26, 5:00pm
  • Middle School Night in School, Thursday, September 28, 6:30pm in the Flynn Academic Center
  • New Family Coffee, Tuesday, October 3, 8:00am.  Please RSVP with Rachel Burnett, rachel.c.burnett@gmail.com.
  • Middle School PTL Meeting, Wednesday, October 4, 8:15am in the Campbell Conference Room
  • 8th Grade Preview Night in the Upper School, Thursday, October 5, 5:30 pm dinner in Campbell, 6:15pm program in the Flynn Academic Center.
  • Spirit Week, October 10 – 13
  • Homecoming, Saturday, October 14
  • Middle School Parent & Adviser Conferences, Tuesday, October 10 – Wednesday, October 19.  Advisers will be contacting families the week of October 3 to schedule conferences.

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 THIS WEEK …..

  • WEDNESDAY, 9/20
    • ALL SCHOOL PTL MEETING, 8:15 a.m. in the Campbell Conference Room
  • THURSDAY, 9/21
    • Rosh Hashanah; School Closed

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Lunch Clean Up: Sweeping and Food Waste Weight

ADVISORY GROUP – CICCHESE

  • Monday: Rachel, Garrett, Colin
  • Tuesday: Lizzy, Davis, Kara
  • Wednesday: Sonny, Drew, Rachel
  • Thursday: Garrett, Colin, Lizzy
  • Friday: Davis, Kara, Sonny, Drew

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ATHLETICS

GAMES – Tuesday, September 19

  • Soccer A @ Barrington Christian Academy,   4:00pm
  • Soccer B vs. West Bay Christian Academy,   3:30pm
  • Field Hockey vs. Gordan A/B,  4:00pm

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Mrs. Fairchild’s new office, including the table she built herself.

Health & Wellness Corner:

As you know, Mrs. Fairchild has changed roles this year and is now the Director of Counseling and Wellness. Her new space is located in the ACE building on the first floor. Pop over and say “hello”- she has a large assortment of Mindfulness resources including books, workbooks, CD’s, coloring pages and zentangle books to choose from.

 

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Major Projects, Tests, Assignments…..

Summer Reading of DISCUSSION BOOKS.  Book Talk date Friday, 9/22.

8th Grade:

  • English classes are beginning the process of writing persuasive essays. Due Date: TBD
  • French:  Small writing assignment due Wednesday

7th Grade & 6h Grade;  nothing “major” at this point.  Stay tuned!

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SALT MARSH OBSERVATION:

The tide is almost in and it’s a blue sky day.  A plane is flying overhead.  The rocks under my feet are dark blues, grays, reds, whites.  The wind makes ripples in the water that makes a gentle splashing noise, while a cricket chirps in the plants before me.  The stone wall I’m sitting on is warm from being in the sun. The sun is beating down on this mostly fall day.  I see the tips of the plants in the water.  There are shells peeking out from under the rocks.  As I move my feet, the rocks crunch under them.     Natalie Wilson ’22

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PHOTOS

6th grade students work with Save the Bay at the waterfront during Enviroweek.

Ms. Gower’s 6th Grade Advisory Group

Ms. Conroy’s 6th Grade Advisory Group

Mr. Greenwood’s Advisory Group

7th graders Genevieve Bradley, Isabel Guastella and Ella Gallant enjoy a Del’s moment following Friday’s Convocation.

7th graders Kristina Greim, Jade Ma, Francesca McCaughey, Sydney Boss, Hannah Boss and Abigail Grandin having a lap sit during a free moment.

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