US Weekly News: Monday, May 14, 2018


Upper Schoolers treated us to some wonderful music over the last two Thursday nights, at the Spring Instrumental and Choral Concerts. Congratulations to instructor-directors Emily Serotta and Jack McNamara, and to all the musicians and singers.


THIS WEEK

AP Exams
continue until Friday, May 18

Spring Upper School Play: “Big Love”
Thursday, May 17, 6:30pm
RHS Waterfront

ON THE HORIZON

Rocky Hill School Annual Corporation Meeting
Tuesday, May 22, 5:00pm
Flynn Lecture Hall

10th & 11th Grade Trips
Wednesday, May 23 – Friday, May 25

Memorial Day Holiday — School Closed
Monday, May 28


OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS — NEWS FROM THE CENTER FOR INNOVATION

Each week, we share news from Meg Stowe, our Director of Innovation, featuring upcoming opportunities for students and families.

Block Island Wind Project
Several student groups will be heading out to Block Island Sound on May 16 for a behind-the-scenes, hands-on learning experience to learn about the Block Island Wind Project. Deep Water Wind experts 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 will attend.

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 Hackathon. The event is designed for teens, by teens, and by MetroHacks, a college-aged, student-led non-profit organization.

Programs to Check Out:
Student-Hosted Podcast Series (found on iTunes!)
Engaging Tomorrow’s Leaders: Conversations with Experts, Hosted by Kids!
Details provided by Director of Innovation, Meg Stowe


WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING

Preparing Learners for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Eric Sheninger) — The revolution, or evolution depending on your respective lens, of our world, will transform everything as we know it. We must adapt, but more importantly, prepare our learners for a bold new world that is totally unpredictable. “21st Century Skills” are important, but we need to nurture competent learners who can think divergently, exhibit empathy, ask more questions than seek answers, and empower them to own their learning. It begins with taking a critical lens to our work followed by active reflection to determine if we are on the right path. However, it is important to understand that paths can and should readily change and that there might be multiple paths taken to get our kids to where they need to be.


Rocky Hill School’s eight Student Competencies are attributes of bold learners, who are prepared to navigate a complex and changing world.


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.

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