MSWA for the Week of February 19

Navigator, Critical Thinker, Citizen, Communicator, Innovative, Self-Aware, Ethical, Globally-Minded

ON THE HORIZON…..

  • RHEd Series:   Anxiety in Students    Part I: A Presentation and Conversation With Jessica Kaplan.  Tuesday, February 27, 6:30pm in the Flynn Lecture Hall
  • RHEd Series:   Anxiety in Students  Part 2:  Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture, Viewing and Discussion of Film, Tuesday, March 6 in the Flynn Lecture Hall
  • World Cultures Week – the Philippines, March 5 – 9 
  • End of Trimester 2, Friday, March 9
  • SPRING BREAK – March 10 – 26

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THIS WEEK …..IS SUPER SHORT.

  • MONDAY, 2/19 –  PRESIDENTS DAY – NO CLASSES
  • TUESDAY, 2/20- HEADMASTER’S HOLIDAY – NO CLASSES
  • WEDNESDAY, 2/21 – FACULTY P.D. DAY – NO CLASSES
  • FRIDAY, 2/23
    • 8th Grade Expositions FINAL Week, 9:15 – Mariana Meyers, Yoii Lo, Nicole Xing, Marshall Lind and Max Lima
    • PERIOD 7 CLASSESshort 12:45 – 1:25
    • MARINER PERIOD – Classes from period 2, short 1:30 – 2:10
    • “INTO THE WOODS” preview for students, 2:15 in the Campbell Center
    • RHS Deckhands Theater Production of “INTO THE WOODS”, 7:00pm in the Campbell Center
  • SATURDAY, 2/24
    • RHS Deckhands Theater Production of “INTO THE WOODS”, 7:00pm in the Campbell Center

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Lunch Clean Up: Sweeping and Food Waste Weight

ADVISORY GROUP –  Ms. Gower’s Group

  • Thursday:  Michael & Josh
  • Friday:  Cole & Juliana
  • Monday (2/26):  Alex & Lilly
  • Tuesday (2/27):  Elliot & Orabel

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ATHLETICS  Basketball games

Thursday, February 22

  • Girls B Team vs. Times2, 3:45pm 
  • Girls B Team vs. Times2, 4:45pm 
  • Boys B Team @ Times2, 3:45pm
  • Boys A Team @ Times2, 4:45pm

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Admissions Visitors this week

Thursday, 2/22:  James visiting from Allen Shawn Feinstein Middle for grade 7, host – Biagio DiCenso.

Friday, 2/23:  Rachel visiting from the Compass School for grade 9. 2019, MS host – Savannah Burnett.

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Major Projects, Tests, Assignments…..

All Middle School students should be reading our graphic novel Duran Duran for World Cultures Week

8th Grade:

  • Honors Geometry: Similar Triangles and the Golden Ratio project due Thursday, February 22
  • Algebra magazine.  Due Feb 28
  • Science: Test, March 2

7th Grade:

  • French: Francophone Travel project, presentation in Campbell Conference room, March 1
  • Science:  Quiz- Earthquake and Volcanoes,  Fri. March 2

6th Grade:

  • French – Unit test (avoir and its expressions, time, questions), Feb. 27th
  • Science:  Quest – Winter Adaptations, Thurs., March 1

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Boxtops for Education – one count left!

We are closing in on the final two weeks of collecting boxtops, and the 6th grade is maintaining their sizable lead on the field and looks poised for the gold medal.  The 7th and 8th grades are not out of it yet and can still come through with a final push towards the finish line.  What is at stake?  A pizza party and the hearty thanks of the Rocky Hill School community.  Clip like Crazy!

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PHOTOS from the week

Jade Ma ’23 helping to introduce student presentations during the All-School Chinese New Year Celebration.

Enzo Battaglia ’22 presenting his exposition on “Life Span”.

8th grader Jack Wu describing “Street Art in Rhode Island” for his exposition.

Kara Lee during her emotional exposition on “Homelessness in Rhode Island”.

Lily O’Neil shares the interesting aspects of the Rhode Island School of Design during her exposition.

7th Grade Trip to Nature’s Classroom

Andrew Hogan and Sophia Quindazzi on the Flying V initiative.

The students after completing the construction of a Roman Arch bridge, strong enough to walk across.

Abby Grandin, Derek Block and Sydney Boss experiencing Hot Pepper Biology.

Massimo DiCenso trying to find work at the “Employment Office” during the “On the Streets” simulation of homelessness.

Oliver Raposo during a morning hike along one of the many streams at Nature’s Classroom.

The 7th grade still full of energy on the final morning at Nature’ Classroom.

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MSWA for the Week of February 12

Navigator, Critical Thinker, Citizen, Communicator, Innovative, Self-Aware, Ethical, Globally-Minded

ON THE HORIZON…..

  • February Break:  SCHOOL CLOSED
    • Monday, February 19 – Presidents’ Day
    • Tuesday, February 20 – Head of School’s Holiday
    • Wednesday, February 21 – Faculty Professional Development Day (no school for students)
  • RHEd Series:   Anxiety in Students    Part I: A Presentation and Conversation With Jessica Kaplan.  Tuesday, February 27 6:30pm in the Flynn Lecture Hall
  • RHEd Series:   Anxiety in Students  Part 2:  Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture, Viewing and Discussion of Film, Tuesday, March 6 in the Flynn Lecture Hall
  • World Cultures Week – the Philippines, March 5 – 9 
  • End of Trimester 2, Friday, March 9
  • SPRING BREAK – March 10 – 26

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THIS WEEK ….. 

  • MONDAY, 2/12
    • Sproutle Focus Group work, 10:30 – 11:30am:  Lizzie Hayes, Jaida Cattallozzi, Andrew Hogan and Ella Gallant
    • Middle School Drama Workshop Production, “The Whale in the Hudson”,  at 2:30pm
  • TUESDAY, 2/13
    • 8th Grade Expositions Week 5, 12:45:  Jack Wu, Enzo Battaglia, Kara Lee and Lily O’Neill
    • Sproutle Prototype Group, 1:30 – 3:15pm: Lily Kerachsky, Franny McCaughey, Sydney Boss, Charlotte Boss, Lizzie Hayes and Katie Kerachsky
    • All School PTL Meeting, 6:30pm in the Flynn Lecture Hall
    • BiWeekly Reports are due, 10:00pm
  • WEDNESDAY, 2/14
    • Monthly Department Meetings, 7:30am
    • 7th Grade departs for Nature’s Classroom with Mr. Jedrey and Ms. Hersh-Rodeen, 8:30am
  • FRIDAY, 2/16
    • MARINER PERIOD – Storyteller Valerie Tutson
    • 7th Grade RETURNS from Nature’s Classroom 3:15pm

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Lunch Clean Up: Sweeping and Food Waste Weight

ADVISORY GROUP –  Ms. Conroy’s Group

  • Monday: Jaida, Andrew & Biagio
  • Tuesday: Hamad, Dudley & Waela
  • Wednesday:  Collin, Jaida & Andrew
  • Thursday:  Biagio, hamad & Dudley
  • Friday:  Waela & Collin

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ATHLETICS  Basketball games

Tuesday, February 6

  • Girls A Team  @ Providence Country Day School  3:45pmv
  • Girls B Team  @ Providence Country Day School  4:45pm
  • Boys B Team vs. St. Andrews Coed Team, 3:30pm
  • Boys A Team vs. San Miguel Team, 4:30pm

EXCITING NEWS! Jared Zimmer, RHS Class of ‘89 will be our MS Boys Head Lacrosse Coach. As a coach, Jared won the D2 Boys Lacrosse Championship with Cranston West. He has experience as a referee, and is currently a personal trainer. Jared is looking forward to returning to RHS in this new capacity!  LACROSSE STICK GIF

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Admissions Visitors this week

Monday, 2/12:  Akbar visiting from Cedar Hill for grade 6th grade, host – Cole Brown

Tuesday, 2/13:  Max visiting from St. Peter’s for 7th grade, host – Dudley Samponaro

Wednesday, 2/14:  Quiana visiting from Robert Bailey School for 6th grade, host – Skye Connell, and David Allen visiting from Community Prep for 7th grade, host – Elliot Osbrey

Thursday, 2/15:  Jordan visiting from the International School for grade 7, host – Brennan Hill.

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Major Projects, Tests, Assignments…..

8th Grade:

  • English:  Chapter 5 DEJ due: Monday, Feb. 12.
  • Algebra: The MATH magazine article on Systems of Equations is Due, Monday, Feb. 12th.
  • Mandarin 1:  Monday – dictation , Tuesday – quiz for Lesson 8
  • Honors Geometry: Similar Triangles and the Golden Ratio project due Thurssday, February 22

7th Grade:

  • Geography: students are creating a podcast on immigration. Due date: Monday, Feb. 12.
  • French – Francophone Travel project, presentation in Campbell Conference room, March 1
  • Science:  Spaghetti Earthquake Group Project, tentative due date, Tuesday, 2/13

6th Grade:

  • English: Free Verse: Free Voice recitations this week
  • French – Unit test (avoir and its expressions, time, questions), Feb. 27th

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PHOTOS from the week

6th Grade Field Trip to Harbor Hill

Alex Lehouiller and Lilly Liebermensch, with Skye Connell and Brennan Hill

Elliot Osbrey and Joshua Bowater

Biagio DiCenso, Dudley Samponaro and Dalton Donoyan

7th Grade Pasta Tower Challenge

Alexis Cote, Ella Gallant and Hadley Martinez brainstorm their design to hold an egg 30cm above the ground.

Kristina Greim, Abby Grandin and Jae Park construct the joints of their pasta tower with marshmallows and tape.

8th Grade Expositions, Week 4

Charlotte Boss describing The Confetti Foundation to the Middle School community.

Davis Lee presenting his exposition on The Purple Project

Juliana Cronin-Foreman gave her presentation on Adoption Rhode Island.

Lizzie Hayes takes questions following her exposition on the Special Olympics RI

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MSWA for the Week of February 5

Navigator, Critical Thinker, Citizen, Communicator, Innovative, Self-Aware, Ethical, Globally-Minded

ON THE HORIZON…..

  • 8th Grade Expositions Week 5, Tuesday, February 13, 12:45
  • All School PTL Meeting, TuesdayFebruary 13, 6:30pm in the Flynn Lecture Hall
  • 7th Grade Trip to Nature’s Classroom, February 14 – 16
  • Valerie Tutson Performance,Friday, February 16, 1:30 – 2:30pm
  • February Break:  SCHOOL CLOSED
    • Monday, February 19 – Presidents’ Day
    • Tuesday, February 20 – Head of School’s Holiday
    • Wednesday, February 21 – Faculty Professional Development Day (no school for students)

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THIS WEEK ….. is a nice normal one, until the end

FRIDAY, 2/9

  • Exposition Week 4, 9:15 in the Flynn Center:  Lizzy Hayes, Julianna Forman-Cronin, Davis Lee and Charlotte Boss
  • Chinese New Year Celebration. 2:00 – 3:00pm
  • Middle School Drama Production, “The Whale in the Hudson”, MOVED TO MONDAY, FEB 12 at 2:30pm

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Lunch Clean Up: Sweeping and Food Waste Weight

ADVISORY GROUP –  Mrs. Cicchese’s Group

  • Monday: Rachel and Garrett
  • Tuesday: Colin and Thomas
  • Wednesday: Lizzie and Kara
  • Thursday: Sonny and Drew
  • Friday:  Chris, and everyone else.

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ATHLETICS  Basketball games

Tuesday, February 6

  • Girls B Team  vs. Wheeler C Team,  3:35pm
  • Boys B Team vs. Wheeler C Team, 4:30pm

Thursday, February 8

  • Girls B Team  vs.Barrington Christian Academy,  3:45pm
  • Girls A Team vs.Barrington Christian Academy, 4:45pm
  • Boys B Team  at Barrington Christian Academy,  3:45pm
  • Boys A Team at Barrington Christian Academy, 4:45pm

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Admissions Visitors this week

Monday, 2/5:  Reid visiting from OLM for grade 8th grade, host – Derek Block

Wednesday, 2/7:  Alley visiting from St. Michaels for 8th grade, host – Abbie Grandin

Friday, 2/9:  Noah visiting from St. Michaels for 7th grade, host – Milo Battaglia

Sunrise from the front porch of Hopelands

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Major Projects, Tests, Assignments…..

8th Grade:

  • English: Chapter 3 and DEJ due Monday.
  • Algebra – The MATH magazine article on Systems of Equations is Due, Monday, Feb. 12th.

7th Grade:

  • Geography- Immigration unit in full swing
  • Math: %change in U.S. Congress project, due Tuesday, 2/6 (new date)
  • Science:  Will be working on Spaghetti Earthquake Group Project

6th Grade:

  • English: Free Verse: Free Voice scheduling and recitations, MondayFriday, 2/5-9
  • History : Test on Tuesday, 2/6

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BOX TOP CHALLENGE

The 6th grade is moving closer to enjoying a hot, cheesy PIZZA PARTY after building on their Box Top lead over the 8th grade class.  Following their strategy from the first trimester, the 7th grade class is holding back for a late surge (hopefully).

CLIP…..CLIP…..CLIP……CLIP……CLIP…..CLIP…..CLIP……CLIP…..CLIP…..CLIP….

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PHOTOS – lots from Quebec!

Quebec – Outside the gate on Le Rue Saint Louis

Quebec – taking in the view at Montmorency Falls

Quebec- Natalie Wilson, Kara Lee and Juliana Foreman-Cronin

Quebec – Thomas Fitzgerald and Jack Wu

Quebec – Toboganning at the Chateau Frontenac

Lego Challenge – “Pedestrian Crosswalk”. How close can you make your car get to the “pedestrians” without any casualties?

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Jade Ma ’23 and Waela Van Nostrand ’24 prepare a delicious pizza with Chef Jay and Ms. Savoia for the 8th grade Parent reception at the Headmaster’s house.

Middle School Students working with Chef Jay and Ms. Savoia in the kitchen.

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MSWA for the Week of January 29

Navigator, Critical Thinker, Citizen, Communicator, Innovative, Self-Aware, Ethical, Globally-Minded

ON THE HORIZON…..

  • Middle School Drama Production, Friday, February 9, 7:00pm
  • All School PTL Meeting, TuesdayFebruary 13, 6:30pm in the Flynn Lecture Hall
  • 7th Grade Trip to Nature’s Classroom, February 14 – 16
  • February Break:  SCHOOL CLOSED
    • Monday, February 19 – Presidents’ Day
    • Tuesday, February 20 – Head of School’s Holiday
    • Wednesday, February 21 – Faculty Professional Development Day (no school for students)

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THIS WEEK ….. 

  • MONDAY, 1/29
    • 8th Grade returns from Quebec, approx. 7:30pm.  Students will be calling their parents from the road when one hour from campus.
  • TUESDAY, 1/30
    • BiWeekly Reports due at 10pm
  • WEDNESDAY, 1/31
    • 8th grade Parent Social,  6:00 -800pm at the Headmaster’s House.
  • FRIDAY, 2/2
    • Mariner Period: 3DES & Christopher Savoia Presentation “21st Century Technology”, in the Commons
    • Middle School Dance #2,  6:30pm in the Campbell Center

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Lunch Clean Up: Sweeping and Food Waste Weight

ADVISORY GROUP –  Ms. Buecheler’s Group, with help

  • Monday: Looking for volunteerings
  • Tuesday: Basu and Juliana
  • Wednesday:, Bennett and Lily K.
  • Thursday: Marshall and Lily O.
  • Friday:  Nicole, Kaeley and Chen

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ATHLETICS  Basketball games

Thursday, February 1

  • Girls B Team  at Moses Brown,  3:45pm
  • Girls A Team at Moses Brown, 4:45pm
  • Boys B Team vs. Moses Brown, 4:00pm
  • Boys A Team vs. Moses Brown, 5:00pm

 

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Admissions Visitors this week

Monday, 1/29:  Junior visiting 6th grade, host – Brennan Hill

Tuesday, 1/30:  Owen visiting 8th grade, host – Alex Lehouiller

Sunrise from the front porch of Hopelands

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Major Projects, Tests, Assignments…..

8th Grade:

  • English: 8ths- Literature Circle- Wednesday, 1/31,  1960’s Presentations,  Thursday/Friday, Feb 1 and 2.
  • Honors Geometry: chapter 5 take home test, due Friday, 2/2, Mandala project, due Tuesday, 1/30

7th Grade:

  • Science: quest – plate tectonics, 1/22
  • Math: %change in U.S. Congress project, due Monday, 2/5

6th Grade:

  • Spanish – Vocabulary test Monday, Jan.29
  • Math, Test, Ch. 5 all tool kit topics , Friday, 2/2

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BOX TOP CHALLENGE

We are still collecting Box Tops for Education, and the class with the most tops will win a PIZZA PARTY.  Classes have until the week prior to March Break to CLIP LIKE CRAZY and push their class over the “top”.

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MSWA for the Week of January 22

ON THE HORIZON…..

  • 8th grade Parent SocialWednesday, January 31 from 6-8 at the Headmaster’s House.
  • Middle School Dance #2, Friday, February 2, 6:30pm in the Campbell Center
  • Middle School Drama Production, Friday, February 9, 7:00pm
  • All School PTL Meeting, TuesdayFebruary 13, 6:30pm in the Flynn Lecture Hall
  • 7th Grade Trip to Nature’s Classroom, February 14 – 16
  • February Break:  SCHOOL CLOSED
    • Monday, February 19 – Presidents’ Day
    • Tuesday, February 20 – Head of School’s Holiday
    • Wednesday, February 21 – Faculty Professional Development Day (no school for students)

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THIS WEEK ….. 

  • WEDNESDAY, 1/24
    • Faculty Meeting – Critical Friends Groups, 7:30am
    • Lower School PTL Meeting – 8:15am in the Campbell Conference Room
  • THURSDAY, 1/25
    • Exposition Group 3, period 3 – 10:30am in the Flynn Lecture Hall: Kerachsky, Liebermensch, Wilson & Zito
  • FRIDAY, 1/26
    • Trimester 2 Interim Reports and Adviser Summaries to be emailed
    • 8th Grade departs for Quebec, Friday, Jan 26, 5:30am

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Lunch Clean Up: Sweeping and Food Waste Weight

ADVISORY GROUP –  Savioa’s Group  

  • Monday: Hend, Hannah
  • Tuesday: Savannah and Alexis
  • Wednesday:, Massimo and Ella
  • Thursday: Andrew and Jae
  • Friday:  Everyone

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ATHLETICS  Basketball games

Tuesday, January 23

  • Boys B Team  at St. Michaels,  3:45pm
  • Boys A Team at St. Michaels, 4:45pm

The girls games scheduled for Thursday, 1/25 vs. Community Prep have been cancelled.

 

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Admissions Visitors this week

Monday, 1/22:  Elsa visiting 6th grade, host – Mara Newkirk

Tuesday, 1/23:  Anthony visiting 8th grade, host – Drew Tamburini, as well as Max visiting 8th grade. Host – Marshall Lind

Sunrise from the front porch of Hopelands

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Navigator, Critical Thinker, Citizen, Communicator, Innovative, Self-Aware, Ethical, Globally-Minded

ALEX & ANI STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE

● Create charm DESIGNS that represent the RHS Core Competencies!!!
● The top 3 DESIGNS per competency will be chosen and 3D printed into charm prototypes.
● FINAL DESIGNS submitted must be presented professionally in a digital format.
● FINAL DESIGNS should be uploaded to the shared folder called “ALEX & ANI Design Challenge Submissions,” You should submit a photo or a scanned image to thisDESIGNS folder. Please make sure to save your design in the following format so that we can keep track of your designs.
○ FirstNameLastname_RHSCoreCompetencyDesign
○ Example:​ MeghanGetsinger_GlobalCitizenDesign

Key Deadlines: 

  • February 16, 2018 ​- FINAL Design Submission Deadline
  • February 28, 2018 ​- Winners announced at All-School Meeting

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Major Projects, Tests, Assignments…..

8th Grade:

  • English: Final draft of Gandhi essays, due 1/22
  • Government: Government  test, Tuesday, 1/23

7th Grade:

  • Science: quest – plate tectonics, 1/22
  • English:  IRB due 1/22, optional review for seventh grade Spelling Bee
  • Health: Bring in Food Label of favorite/available snack food to analyze for class on 1/22
  • Spanish: grammar test on “ir’ and “er” verbs, 1/24
  • French:  Test on Thursday, 1/25

6th Grade:

  • Science – Natural selection quest – 1/22 & 1/23
  • French:  Test on Thursday, 1/25

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BOX TOP CHALLENGE

We are still collecting Box Tops for Education, and the class with the most tops will win a PIZZA PARTY.  Classes have until the week prior to March Break to CLIP LIKE CRAZY and push their class over the “top”.

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PHOTOS

Bennett Fine ’22 presents his exposition on the Quonsett Point Industrial Park.

Biagio DiCenso ’24 working with Choerab Tsultrim and other 5th graders on a Spanish lesson.

6th graders Nate Lee and Jaida Catallozzi teaching Spanish to the 5th grade class.

Davis Lee ’22 finds the perfect lighting and backdrop to strike a pose on the recent field trip to the Wickford Mills

8th grader Enzo Battaglia works with his team to design an experiment to measure the velocity of a ball rolling down an incline in science.

 

 

 

 

 

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MSWA for the Week of January 15

ON THE HORIZON…..

  • Exposition Group 3 – Thursday, January 25, 10:25am in the Flynn Lecture Hall: Kerachsky, Liebermensch, Wilson & Zito
  • Trimester 2 Interim Reports and Adviser Summaries, emailed Friday, Jan 26
  • 8th Grade departs for Quebec, Friday, Jan 26, 5:30am
  • 8th grade Parent SocialWednesday, January 31 from 6-8 at the Headmaster’s house.
  • Middle School Dance #2, Friday, February 2, 6:30pm in the Campbell Center

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THIS WEEK ….. 

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • MONDAY, 1/15
    • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, SCHOOL CLOSED  January 15
  • TUESDAY, 1/16
    • MS Faculty Meeting – Student Discussions, 3:45pm
    • BiWeekly Reports Due, 10pm
  • WEDNESDAY, 1/17
    • Upper School PTL Meeting – 8:15am in the Flynn Lecture Hall
    • AllSchool Meeting, 10:10am in the gym.
    • MS Faculty Meeting – Student Discussions if needed, 3:45pm
  • FRIDAY, 1/19
    • Exposition Group 2 – , 9:15am in the Flynn Lecture Hall: Corsi, Fine, Davis & Massotti
  • SUNDAY, 1/21
    • OPEN HOUSE:  12:00 – 2:00pm

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Lunch Clean Up: Sweeping and Food Waste Weight

ADVISORY GROUP –  McClintick’s Group  

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

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ATHLETICS  Basketball games on Thursday, January 19

  • Boys B Team  vs, Pennfield  3:45pm
  • Boys A Team vs, Pennfield, 4:45pm
  • Girls B Team at Pennfield, 3:45pm
  • Girls A Team at Pennfield, 4:45pm

 

Middle School Basketball 3v3 Tournament sign-ups due by sports period on January 17th to Mr. Burns.

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Admissions Visitors this week

Tuesday, 1/16:  Wyc visiting 6th grade in the afternoon.  Host – Andrew Corsi

Wednesday, 1/17:  Boden visiting 6th grade in the afternoon.  Host – Colin Zito

Friday, 1/20:  Elizabeth visiting 6th grade in the afternoon. Host – Lily Liebermensch

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Major Projects, Tests, Assignments…..

8th Grade:

  • English:
    • optional review for Spelling Bee!
    • Test on Literary Elements on Tuesday, Jan 16 and a test on the short stories read thus far on Wednesday, Jan 17th.
  • Mandarin I;  quiz and dictation on Lesson 7 on Thursday, January 18.
  • Health: Finish Eating Disorder Fact Worksheet for HW

7th Grade:

  • English:  IRB due 1/22, optional review for seventh grade Spelling Bee
  • Math: Quest on solving multi-step equations with one, none, or infinite solutions moved to Tuesday, 1/16 
  • Verb Quiz Wednesday, 1/17
  • Latin has a chapters 12-14 test which got moved to Friday 1/19.
  • Health: Bring in Food Label of favorite/available snack food to analyze for class on 1/22

6th Grade:

  • English: IRB due 1/17, optional review for sixth grade Spelling Bee

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PHOTOS 

Sixth graders Dalton Donoyan and Cole Brown perfect their “beak” design.

Dudley Samponaro dribbles the ball past Josh Bowater on the way to a victory against Pine Point on Thursday afternoon.

The 8th grade class began their Exposition presentations this past week with Thomas Fitzgerald leading the way presenting on Rocky Point Park to the entire Middle School community.  This year’s exposition theme is Rhode Island.

Rachel Arabian presents her exposition on the Pawtucket Red Sox.

The 8th grade students visited the Wickford Mills and the Hive on Wednesday, where they got to meet several small business owners and innovators. Later this winter, Rocky Hill School artwork will be on display at the Hive, and the 8th graders will be designing and painting a mural there to highlight the history and the future of this wonderful site.

Seventh grade students Hadley Martinez, Andrew Hogan and Isabel Guastella write their thoughts to questions centered on civil rights during our Martin Luther King Jr. activities on Friday.

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MSWA for the Week of January 8

ON THE HORIZON…..

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, SCHOOL CLOSED  January 15
  • AllSchool MeetingWednesday, January 17th. 10:10am in the gym.
  • Exposition Group 2 – Friday, January 19, 9:15am in the Flynn Lecture Hall: Corsi, Fine, Davis & Massotti
  • Exposition Group 3 – Thursday, January 25, 10:25am in the Flynn Lecture Hall: Kerachsky, Liebermensch, Wilson & Zito
  • Trimester 2 Interim Reports and Adviser Summaries, emailed Friday, Jan 26
  • 8th Grade departs for Quebec, Friday, Jan 26, 5:30am

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THIS WEEK ….. 

  • MONDAY, 1/8
    • 8th Grade Parent Coffee – Quebec 2018 Pre-Trip Information, 8:15am – 9:15am (MS Commons) and again at 3:30pm – 4:30pm (Idea Lab)
  • WEDNESDAY, 1/10
    • Middle School PTL Meeting – 8:15am in the Campbell Conference Room,
    • 8th Grade Field Trip (rescheduled) to the “Hive” in Wickford, 12:30 – 3:30pm
  • FRIDAY, 1/12 
    • Exposition Group 1 –  9:15am (NEW TIME) in the Flynn Lecture Hall:  Fitzgerald, Basu, Arabian & Tamburini, 
    • MLK Day program – after break

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Lunch Clean Up: Sweeping and Food Waste Weight

ADVISORY GROUP –  Jedrey’s Group  

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

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ATHLETICS  Basketball games on Tuesday, January 9

  • Boys B Team  at Pine Point  3:45pm
  • Boys A Team  at Pine Point, 4:45pm
  • Girls B Team at home vs. Pine Point, 3:45pm
  • Girls A Team at home vs. Pine Point, 4:45pm

WEDNESDAY, January 10  –  5th Grade Basketball Preview Day

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Rocky Hill Enrichment Academy
Winter 2018 Courses

Our RHEA programs will be starting next week. The following courses are available for Middle School students:

  • Felt and Wool Crafts with Ms. Gower, grade 5-8 (Mondays)
  • Cooking for Community with Ms. Savoia and Chef Jay, grades 6-12 (Tuesdays/Wednesdays)
  • Art Tastings with Ms. Savoia, grade 5-12 (Thursdays)

Please sign up as soon as possible if you are considering having your child do an RHEA course this winter. Click here to register. The deadline is this Sunday, January 7th.

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Admissions Visitors this week

Thursday, 1/11:  Elizabeth C. visiting 6th grade.  Host – Jaida Catallozzi

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Major Projects, Tests, Assignments…..

8th Grade:

  • English:
    • optional review for spelling bee!
    • test on literary elements and the short stories we’ve read toward the end of the week
  • Government:  Test Tuesday, 1/9

7th Grade:

  • English:  IRB due 1/22, optional review for seventh grade spelling bee
  • Latin: chapters 12-14 test, Thursday 1/11
  • Math: Quest on solving multi-step equations with one, none, or infinite solutions moved to Tuesday, 1/16 

6th Grade:

  • English: IRB due 1/17, optional review for sixth grade spelling bee
  • History:  Test, Wednesday 1/10

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PHOTOS 

 

Remembering warmer days……….

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MSWA for the Week of January 1

ON THE HORIZON…..

  • 8th Grade Field Trip (rescheduled) to the “Hive” in Wickford, January 10 – 12:30 – 3:30pm
  • Exposition Group 1 – Friday, January 12, 1:35pm in the Flynn Lecture Hall:  Fitzgerald, Basu, Arabian & Tamburini, 
  • MLK Day programming, Friday morning, January 12
  • Exposition Group 2 – Friday, January 12, 1:35pm in the Flynn Lecture Hall: Corsi, Fine, Davis & Massotti
  • Exposition Group 3 – Thursday, January 25, 10:25am in the Flynn Lecture Hall: Kerachsky, Liebermensch, Wilson & Zito
  • Trimester 2 Interim Reports and Adviser Summaries, emailed Friday, Jan 26
  • 8th Grade departs for Quebec, Friday, Jan 26, 5:30am

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THIS WEEK ….. is short…..and so is this MSWA

  • WEDNESDAY, 1/3
    • Classes Resume – New blue / white sections
  • THURSDAY, 1/4 – weather permitting
    • 8th Grade Parent Coffee – Quebec 2018 Pre-Trip Information, 8:15am – 9:15am (MS Commons) and again at 3:00pm – 4:00pm (Idea Lab)

 

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Lunch Clean Up: Sweeping and Food Waste Weight

ADVISORY GROUP –  Jedrey’s Group  

  • Wednesday: Sydney, Kristina & Tom
  • Thursday:  Brendan, Will & Katie
  • Friday:  Ben & Jade

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ATHLETICS  Basketball games on Thursday, January 4

  • Boys B Team  at home vs. PCD, 3:45pm

  • Boys A Team  at home vs. PCD, 4:45pm

  • Girls B Team at Lincoln, 3:45pm

  • Girls A Team at Lincoln, 4:45pm

  • Boys Basketball POTLUCK, 5:45

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Winter RHEA Courses Open for Registration

Rocky Hill Enrichment Academy (RHEA) is an after-school program that provides academic, artistic, and athletic opportunities for students.

This winter, there is a variety of courses offered Monday through Thursday afternoons and are led by highly talented Rocky Hill School faculty members and instructors. Here are the courses available for our Middle School Students:

  • Felt and Wool Crafts with Mrs. Gower (Grade 5-8)
  • Art Tastings with Ms. Savoia (Grade 5-12)

More information and register here. The deadline for registration is Friday, January 5th.

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PICTURES:

Mrs. Cicchese’s advisory group

Nothing stops the gaga…..

Jae Park enjoying the first snow of the season.

Ugly Sweater Day, 2017

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MSWA for the Week of 12/11

ON THE HORIZON…..

  • Classes Resume, Wednesday, January 3
  • 8th Grade Parent Coffee – Quebec 2018, Thursday, January 4, 8:15am
  • Exposition Group 1 – Friday, January 12, 12:45pm in the Flynn Lecture Hall

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THIS WEEK …..  Lots of schedule adjustments this week

  • TUESDAY, 12/12  
    • Community For Peoples gifts should be in by today for wrapping.
    • ACE BiWeekly Reports due by 10pm
  • WEDNESDAY, 12/13
    • Middle School Chorus performing at Atria Harbor Hill in East Greenwich.  Away from campus 10:15 – 11:15am.
  • FRIDAY, 12/15
    • Winter Solstice Assembly for students, faculty and staff – 10:45am in the Campbell Center.
    • Dismissal for Winter Break – noon

Bus Schedules for This Week

Due to this week’s exam period in the Upper School and Winter Solstice, the afternoon RHS buses to Providence and South County/Aquidneck Island will run on an earlier schedule.

PROVIDENCE
Monday (12/11) to Thursday (12/14) – departs RHS at 4:15 p.m.
Arrives at RWP at 4:45 p.m. and Stop & Shop at 5:00 p.m.
Friday (12/15)  – departs RHS at 12:00 noon.
Arrives at RWP at 12:30 p.m. and Stop & Shop at 12:45 p.m.

SOUTH COUNTY/AQUIDNECK ISLAND
Monday (12/11) to Thursday (12/14) – departs RHS at 4:15 p.m.
Arrives at DD (Rt. 138/Moorsefield Rd.) at 4:45 p.m., Park & Ride Lot (Rt. 138/1A) at 5:00 p.m., and Stop & Shop (Newport Mall) at 5:20 p.m.
Friday (12/15)  – departs RHS at 12:00 noon.
Arrives at DD (Rt. 138/Moorsefield Rd.) at 12:30 p.m., Park & Ride Lot (Rt. 138/1A) at 12:45 p.m., and Stop & Shop (Newport Mall) at 1:15 p.m.

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Lunch Clean Up: Sweeping and Food Waste Weight

ADVISORY GROUP –  Hersh-Rodeen

  • Monday:  Derek & Genevieve
  • Tuesday:  Abbey & Isabel
  • Wednesday: Hadley & Francesca
  • Thursday:  Sofia & Oliver

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Would you like to wear your ugliest holiday sweater and win a $10 Target gift card?All students are invited to join the ugly holiday sweater contest. The contest will take place during Winter Solstice, on Friday, December 15th.  Students will compete within their division and a jury of teachers will determine who owns the “ugliest” holiday sweater. Each winner will go home with a $10 gift card from Target.   If you would like to enter the contest, email Mrs. Eléna Rich (erich@rockyhill.org) by Wednesday, December 13th.

* Even if you don’t want to enter the contest, feel free to wear your ugly sweater too!

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ATHLETICS  Basketball games on Tuesday, December 12.

  • Boys B Team  at Gordon, 3:45pm

  • Boys A Team  at Gordon, 4:45pm

  • Girls B Team at home against Gordon, 3:45pm

  • Girls A Team at home against Gordon, 4:45pm

  • Girls Basketball POTLUCK, 5:45

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Last chance to order school portraits ends December 12th – go to www.ruthabclegg.com 

  • Go to “Client Gallery”
  • Choose “Rocky Hill School”
  • Student’s name – password is student’s first name

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Winter RHEA Courses Open for Registration

Rocky Hill Enrichment Academy (RHEA) is an after-school program that provides academic, artistic, and athletic opportunities for students.

This winter, there is a variety of courses offered Monday through Thursday afternoons and are led by highly talented Rocky Hill School faculty members and instructors. Here are the courses available for our Middle School Students:

  • Felt and Wool Crafts with Mrs. Gower (Grade 5-8)
  • Art Tastings with Ms. Savoia (Grade 5-12)

More information and register here. The deadline for registration is Friday, January 5th.

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Major Projects, Tests, Assignments…..

8th Grade:

  • Honors Geometry:
    • Midterm Exam, Tuesday, 12/12
  • World Languages Midterm, Thursday, 12/14
  • Algebra
    • Quest  Monday, Dec.  11th.
    • Tiny House Project due Thursday, 12/13
  • 8th grade English is also working on the ongoing Gandhi essay. Rough copy due Friday Dec. 15th.

7th Grade:

  • Math: algebraic expressions, combining like terms, and solving two-step equations quiz on Tuesday, 12/12
  •  Health: Sports Injury and Prevention Quiz on Monday, 12/11
  • Latin has a verb quest on Thursday 12/14

6th Grade:

  • Science:  Vernal Pool presentations begin on Thursday, 12/7
  • 6th grade Latin has a test on Tuesday 12/12
  • Math:  Shopping Project, due Thursday, 12/14

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PHOTOS – and video

Orabel Piccoli ’24, Elliott Osbrey ’24 and Oliver Raposo ’23 calm their nerves before the Winter Choral Concert.

Just before the concert.

The Middle School Chorus, stage right……

and stage left.

Seventh graders Derek Block and Brendan Weiner provide the instrumental accompaniment to the MS chorus.

Jade Ma ’23 with the flute solo during “California Dreamin'” at the end of the choral concert.

Josh Bowater ’24 works with fifth grader Jonathan Riley during a collaborative math class.

8th grade buddies and Esteban Wu ’19 help Enzo Battaglia reach his goal.

 

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MSWA for the Week of 12/4

ON THE HORIZON…..

  • MS Chorus at Harbor Hill, Wednesday, December 13, 10:00 – 11:15am
  • Winter Solstice Assembly, Friday, December 14, 11:00am in the Campbell Center.
  • Winter Break begins, Friday, December 14 at 12:01pm
  • Classes Resume, Wednesday, January 3

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THIS WEEK …..  

  • TUESDAY, 12/5
    • ACE Parent Gathering: Comprehension Strategies For All Ages – 3 – 4pm in the ACE building
  • THURSDAY, 12/7
    • 8th  Grade Field Trip to Rhode Island College – Short Stories Stage Performances, 9:15am – 2:30pm
    • Winter Choral Concert, 6:30pm in the Campbell Center
  • FRIDAY, 12/8
    • 8th Grade Service Learning Field Trip to Wickford Mills, 8:30 – 11:20am.  8th graders will have an adjusted afternoon schedule.

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Lunch Clean Up: Sweeping and Food Waste Weight

ADVISORY GROUP –  GREENWOOD

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

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ATHLETICS

Winter Outdoor Rec. Study hall periods on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Students need to dress for the weather on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Basketball practice all week.     First games, December 12

Drama will be in the Commons this week.

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Box Tops – Round 2    First Tally     

Looks can be deceiving, 6th grade, and the 8th grade is only 20 box tops behind.  Let’s go 7th grade. Ask your parents for an Old El Paso™ Dinner Kits dinner.  Clip, clip, clip!

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Major Projects, Tests, Assignments…..

8th Grade:

  • Honors Geometry:
    • Chapter 4 take home test due Thursday, 12/7
    • Midterm Exam, Tuesday, 12/12
  • Science – Physics and simple programming quiz, Friday, 12/8
  • World Languages Midterm, Thursday, 12/14
  • Algebra – Tiny House Project due Thursday, 12/14
  • 8th grade English is also working on the ongoing Gandhi essay. Rough copy due Friday Dec. 15th.

7th Grade:

  • English:  Stargirl essay due Tuesday, 12/5
  • Math: algebraic expressions, combining like terms, and solving two-step equations quiz on Tuesday, 12/12

6th Grade:

  • History:  Test, Tuesday 12/5
  • Science:  Vernal Pool presentations begin on Thursday, 12/7
  • Math:  Shopping Project, due Thursday, 12/14

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PHOTOS – 

Abbey Grandin works on her Tiny House Project in Algebra Class.

 

8th graders Lily Kerachsky, Kaeley Zito, Charlotte Boss and Kara Lee before the Winter Instrumental Concert.

Collin Zito ’24 works on his one handed trumpet technique before the concert.

Anand Basu ’22 makes sure Marshall Lind is stylin’ for the concert.

8th Graders Enzo Battaglia and Max Lima put their heads together to design their Lego Car with only a few pieces.

 

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