Upper School students perform during Chinese New Year celebration.
All-School PTL Meeting
Tuesday, February 13, 6:30pm
Senior Seminar Panel Presentations
Thursday, February 15, 8:25am – 2:00pm
International Students Chinese New Year NYC Trip
Friday & Saturday, February 16 – 17
Add / Drop Period for Semester Classes Ends
Friday, February 16
ON THE HORIZON
Presidents Day Weekend – No Classes:
Monday, February 19 – Presidents’ Day
Tuesday, February 20 – Head of School’s Holiday
Wednesday, February 21 – Faculty Professional Development Day (no school for students)
Upper School Musical “Into the Woods”
Friday & Saturday, February 23 – 24
RHedTalks “Anxiety in Students” Mini-series
Tuesday, February 27 and Tuesday March 6
See below for more information
Monday, March 12 – Monday, March 26
Classes resume on Tuesday, March 27
RHedTalks PRESENTS “ANXIETY IN STUDENTS” MINI-SERIES
On Tuesday, February 27 and Tuesday, March 6, RHedTalks presents a two-part series exploring the effect of anxiety on students and their families.
Join Jessica Kaplan, LICSW on 2/27 for an interactive evening dedicated to answering questions about how anxiety affects our children’s minds, bodies and behaviors. Participants will learn to identify common triggers, and ways to help children cope, both in and outside of the home.
On 3/6 we present a special screening of the acclaimed documentary film Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture. Called one of the “10 Education Documentaries You Don’t Want to Miss,” RTN features stories of students across the country who have been pushed to the brink by over-scheduling, over-testing, and the relentless pressure to achieve. The film has been screened in more than 7,000 schools, universities, cinemas, hospitals, corporations, and community centers, and we are honored to be able to bring it to the RHS community.
Click here to RSVP for one or both of the “Anxiety in Students” evenings.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Rocky Hill School is On The Move: Where are We Going? Assistant Head of School for External Affairs Beth DeGerlia says that over the next five years Rocky Hill School will become more uniquely distinguished among peer schools. How? What mark will we leave on our students? Our faculty? Our community? In case you missed it, click here to read Beth’s special message.
WHAT WE’RE READING
10 Questions to Improve Critical Thinking Skills (Big Think) — A short video plus the 10 questions astrophysicist Carl Sagan called the ‘baloney detection kit’. Skeptic and science writer Michael Shermer explains key lessons from Sagan, and from his own college freshman course ‘Skepticism 101’, which teaches students ten basic questions that helps them debunk untruths, and call out baloney when they see it.
Mindfulness in High School (Edutopia) — A teacher shares how she implements daily mindful moments and their positive impact on classroom culture. When students enter, there’s a sense of peace, community, clarity, and active presence. Students report that mindfulness helps with stress, confidence, relationships, communication, metacognition, health, and focus. And it creates the kind of classroom where they all want to be.
What’s So Different About High Tech High Anyway? (KQED) — What is it like to walk the halls of what many people consider the nation’s model high school? A group of education journalists visiting as part of the Education Writers Association’s Rethinking the American High School seminar find out.
RHS STUDENT COMPETENCIES
Rocky Hill School is committed to developing bold learners, prepared to navigate a complex and changing world.
The eight Student Competencies serve as fundamental learning goals we believe will prepare our students for success. A Rocky Hill Student is a Navigator, Critical Thinker, Citizen, and Communicator, who is Innovative, Self-Aware, Ethical, and Globally-Minded.
Be sure to download Rocky Hill School’s new mobile app from the iPhone App Store or Google Play. This free app is full of useful information and features.
Click here to learn more.