MSWA for the Week of May 14

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


  • 6th Grade Field Trip to Tillinghast Pond, West Greenwich, Monday, May 21
  • Rocky Hill School Annual Corporation Meeting, Tuesday, May 22, 5:00 p.m.  Flynn Lecture Hall
  • 8th Grade Field Trip, Walking Tour of Providence, State House, the Old State House, the Roger Williams National Memorial, and Prospect Park, Wednesday, May 23
  • Memorial Day, No School, Monday, May 28
  • All School Lost and Found on display, Tuesday – Thursday, May 29 – 31, outside of the Campbell Center.
  • 5th Grade Stepping Up Day in the Middle School, Wednesday, May 30, 8:10 – 10:45am. Students will visit academic classes and join the MS at morning break.
  • Annual Spanish Luncheon Field Trip, All 5th grade, 6th and 7th grade Spanish students, Thursday, May 31, 11:00am – 1:00pm.  Other 6th and 7th graders will have an on-campus, Latin/French picnic.
  • 8th Grade (band students) visiting Harbor Hill, Thursday, May 31, 10:00 – 11:15
  • Alumni Reunion, Saturday June 2, 
  • Annual 8th Grade Dinner – Tuesday, June 5
  • End 0f Year All Middle School Field Trip to Newport, Wednesday, June 6
  • Moving Up Day, Thursday, June 7, 9:00 – 11:00am.  Summer vacation begins at the conclusion of the ceremony.


THIS WEEK ….. is the Art Show, Tuesday – Thursday in the Sharpe Gymnasium

  • TUESDAY, 5/15
    • 8th graders meet with Mr. Gwaltney during period 1 to discuss course options and registration, (instead of study hall/chorus)
    • 7th Grade Field Trip to Trinity Rep to see “Ragtime”, Tuesday, May 15, 9:00am – 12:15pm
  • WEDNESDAY, 5/16
    • 7th Grade (along with 4th, 5th, and US Enviro Science) Field Trip to the Deep Water Wind Farm, Block Island Sound, 8:30am – 1:00pm
  • THURSDAY, 5/17
    • Deckhands Theater Company presents:  Big Love, 6:30 p.m. at the Rocky Hill School Waterfront      Admission $5
  • FRIDAY, 5/18 
    • Mariner Period: 8th Grade with Vanessa Weiner for Mindfulness, 6th and 7th TBD
    • Deckhands Theater Company presents:  Big Love, 6:30 p.m. at the Rocky Hill School Waterfront      Admission $5
  • SATURDAY, 5/19
    • 8th Grade Field Trip to Newport – Volvo Ocean Regatta In-Port Race, (connected to science PBL), Saturday, May 19, 8:30am MEETING at RHS.  Return to RHS between 3:00 – 4:00pm


Lunch Clean Up: Sweeping and Food Waste Weight

ADVISORY GROUP –  Ms. Greenwood’s  Group

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


  SPORTS:  Games and Matches this week


  • Tennis @ Cole Middle School, East Greenwich HS, 3:15pm


  • Tennis Middle School Doubles Tournament, Wheeler School, 3:00pm
  • Boys Lacrosse @ Moses Brown,  4:00pm


  • Girls Lacrosse vs. Moses Brown, 4:00pm 


A Look Ahead 5/11  – News from the Center of Innovation  

All School:

  • Block Island Wind Trip Wednesday 5/16

    • Deep Water Wind expert will facilitate a hands-on experience to explore renewables, wind energy, and the policy and regulations which enabled the project to happen.
    • Students in 4th, 5th, 7th and upper school environmental biology students.

Upper School:

  • Director of New England Donor Services & Rhode Island Hospital to collaborate over lunch with Pam Matson’s Upper School BioEthics and Human Physiology classes.
    • Students will explore ethical issues with Heather Herlin and present a video created by students to advocate for organ donation awareness. This video will run in drivers education programs around the state!
  • Founder, Clemens Grave of Finnest to visit Independent Study Class, Wednesday, May 16
  • Student Hackathon Committee members to attend the 24 hour MetroHack at the Harvard SOCH May 19th and 20th.
    • Co-Founder, Cortlandt Meyerson and several other upper school students will Hack critical challenges at the 24 hour Hack designed for teens, by teens and college aged, student-led non-profit, MetroHacks.


Major Projects, Tests, Assignments…..

8th Grade:

  • Government research reports due Mon. 5/14
  • Science Test, Tuesday, May 15
  • Mandarin’s last quiz:  Chinatown Boston   Friday, May 18
  • Algebra 1:  Thursday, May 17, When I Am Big Project

7th Grade:  

  • Geography- Just starting Religion Project. Preliminary research due on May 14. Final essay due on May 21. Visual symbol due on May 25.
  • French – Test, Wednesday, May 23

6th Grade:

  • Nothing big at the moment…………



Spring Choral Concert

Alexis Cote ’23, Ms. Gower and Andrew Hogan ’23 show their colors in support of feminism during Crayola Pride Week.

Orabel Piccoli ’24 with 8th graders Lizzie Hayes, Nicole Xing and Mariana Meyers enjoy the spring weather.

Middle School girls adding their own color on Friday’s Rainbow Pride Day.

6th grade boys enjoy a popsicle treat after lunch on Friday.

Katie Kerachsky ’23 makes a save at the Girls 7 versus 7 lacrosse tournament.

Thomas Fitzgerald celebrates a hard-fought point in a recent match.

7th graders Hadley Martinez and Massimo DiCenso

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