MSWA for the Week of 12/11


  • 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


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.

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.

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.


Lunch Clean Up: Sweeping and Food Waste Weight

ADVISORY GROUP –  Hersh-Rodeen

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


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 ( by Wednesday, December 13th.

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


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


Last chance to order school portraits ends December 12th – go to 

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


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.


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


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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