The Independent (1/18/2018)
Rocky Hill School students delve into history of Smith's Castle
North Kingstown resident and Rocky Hill School teacher Charles Laurent knew very little about Smith’s Castle just a few months ago, despite driving by its sign on Post Road nearly every day on his way to work. That changed starting in September, when his fourth-grade class of nine students embarked on a months-long, project-based learning journey to educate the public on the Wickford landmark.
Students design 3D charms
Students at Rocky Hill School were challenged to create 3D charm prototypes and worked with designers from ALEX AND ANI. The challenge involved the students reflecting the school’s core competencies and they showed off the designs at and event on Friday.
East Greenwich Pendulum (1/7/2018)
Strolling in historic East Greenwich: Hopelands (Part 2)
Hope Brown (1773-1855) was the daughter of Nicholas Brown, senior member of this wealthy family, and a major benefactor of Brown University. In 1792 she had married Thomas Poyton Ives (1769-1835), the son of Robert Hale & Sarah (Bray) Ives of Beverly, MA. From the age of 14, Thomas worked as a clerk for the Brown’s business, and became a partner in 1796, when the name of the business was changes to Brown & Ives.
Rhode Island Public Radio (12/29/2017)
Little Known To The Public, Archives Contain Treasures Of State History
A group of 4th grade students visiting from the Rocky Hill School got a tour of the priceless records with their teacher, Charles Laurent. Their eyes wandered to large, glass displays of yellowing, handwritten letters signed by historical figures like President Abraham Lincoln. Other figures represented in the documents, photos and maps housed in the archives include Alexander Hamilton and Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island, according to Ken Carlson, the reference archivist.
East Greenwich Pendulum (12/16/2017)
Strolling in historic East Greenwich:
Hopelands (Part 1)
As in any community, there are only a few real landmark buildings in East Greenwich, such as the Varnum House, Hilltop Cottage and the Kentish Guards Armory. If we consider the landmarks with East Greenwich mailing addresses, we include the Governor Greene Farm, the Nathanael Greene Homestead and Hopelands. Over the last 5 years, I’ve examined each of these in my columns, except Hopelands, which is our subject today.
Warwick Beacon (12/5/2018)
Tracy of Rocky Hill School to present at National Cybersecurity Conference
Tracy will discuss the future of work and workforce preparedness in a session entitled The Center for Innovation: Building Partnerships Between Industry and Education. Rocky Hill School’s Director of Innovation, Meg Stowe, and Director of Information Services, Martha Cunningham, will present a poster session describing how the school has built an ecosystem for innovation and industry partnerships.
East Greenwich Patch (11/20/2017)
Celebrating Alan Flynn’s Life and Legacy
The family of former Headmaster Alan F. Flynn, Jr. invites members of the community to celebrate his life and legacy. Flynn passed away in Asheville, NC, on August 30, 2017 with complications related to Parkinson’s disease.
EdTech Hero: Darshell Silva urges Rhode Island's educators to embrace edtech
Silva has trained hundreds of teachers, librarians and school administrators in technology integration and blending learning. Darshell Silva is a librarian and technology integration specialist at Rocky Hill School in Rhode Island. Hundreds of teachers, librarians and principals in Rhode Island are better off because of the wisdom and “wealth of knowledge” Darshell Silva has imparted on them, her colleagues said.
Warwick Beacon (10/24/2017)
Cardboard regatta at Rocky Hill
As has become the tradition over at least the past eight years, Rocky Hill School fifth graders put their boat building skills to the test using cardboard and a roll of duct tape. Over the years with the younger students keeping an eye on what works and what doesn’t, the vessels have become increasingly seaworthy. Nonetheless, as witnessed Friday, it’s not always as easy as it may seem. During the cardboard regatta, students had to paddle their craft around a buoy and return to shore.
Providence Journal (10/20/2017)
All hands on deck
Rocky Hill School science teacher Eric Wyzga watches as Jonathan Riley, of Coventry, paddles his cardboard boat around a buoy in the pond at the school.
Warwick Beacon (10/12/2017)
Innovator-in-residence spurs discussion on women empowerment
Rocky Hill School welcomed its first 'innovator-in-residence' last week, inviting about 50 of Rhode Island’s most influential women in education to join for a luncheon discussion on empowering women in innovation. As part of her residency, Susan Fonseca talked at the Hope Club in Providence Thursday about key innovative fields where woman are disparaged and her efforts to level the playing field. Much of her weeklong stay at Rocky Hill was spent interacting with teachers and students and learning their perspective.
East Greenwich Pendulum (10/5/2017)
Baby Terrapins hatch on Rocky Hill campus
One University of Rhode Island (URI) professor along with several students from URI and Rocky Hill School stood by happily last week as they watched 13 baby Diamondback Terrapin turtles hatch from their eggs and emerge onto the marsh along the Potowomut River. The baby turtles hatched on the Rocky Hill School (RHS) campus in East Greenwich, one of the two known nesting sites in the state. The hatching of the 13 Terrapins was the reward for researchers who worked to create effective cages to protect the eggs and studied the turtle nesting site throughout the summer.
Warwick Beacon (9/26/2017)
Rocky Hill convocation brings innovation announcement
As Head of School Dr. James Tracy took to the podium, he welcomed the school community and honored guests to the event and asked all to take a moment to remember a past Head of School, Alan Flynn, who had recently passed away, noting that although he had not had the pleasure of meeting Flynn, who was headmaster prior to his arrival to Rocky Hill, a building on the Rocky Hill campus is named in his honor.
Warwick Beacon (8/31/2017)
URI team works to preserve endangered turtles
Most of the turtles are expected to hatch in the next couple of weeks, so as the new school year begins, Powell will make periodic visits to the site to keep an eye on them. Faculty at the nearby Rocky Hill School will also monitor the turtle hatchlings and report their findings to the URI researchers.
WADK 1540 AM (8/11/2017)
Jim Tracy Discusses Artificial Intelligence on WADK 1540 AM
On Wednesday, Head of School Jim Tracy was invited to discuss artificial intelligence’s effects on education and employment on WADK 1540 AM‘s “Open Forum” with Frank Prosnitz. During the hour-long conversation, Dr. Tracy discussed how the rapid advancement of robotics will alter the employment landscape and how today’s students can prepare for it. In the final segment, Jim and Frank discussed Rocky Hill School’s new partnership with LearnLaunch.
Providence Business News (7/26/2017)
Rocky Hill appoints director of innovation
Rocky Hill School has appointed Meg Stowe as the school’s new director of innovation to coordinate and expand Rocky Hill’s curriculum and shape its new partnership with LearnLaunch, a national education-technology nonprofit based in Boston. The appointment follows Rocky Hill’s establishment earlier this year of its Innovation Center, an initiative developed in collaboration with LearnLaunch to serve as an incubator for educational-technology companies and create opportunities for students to engage with innovation, design thinking and entrepreneurship.
East Greenwich Patch (6/13/2017)
Rocky Hill School held its Commencement Exercises on Friday, June 9 for the 34 graduating members of the Class of 2017
Rocky Hill School held its Commencement Exercises on Friday, June 9. The school said 34 students were graduated. Valedictorian Anessa Petteruti, of East Greenwich, addressed the class. Anessa earned the distinction by having a cumulative grade average greater than 95% over four years in the Upper School. She earned the highest grade average every year since sixth grade, was elected into the National Honor Society in her junior year, and has been the recipient of numerous academic awards in all subject areas. Anessa was also named the Twelfth Grade Class Scholar. She will attend Brown University in the fall of 2017.
East Greenwich Patch (5/9/2017)
Rocky Hill Commencement Set for June 9
Nellie M. Gorbea, Secretary of State for the State of Rhode Island, will address the Class of 2017 at Rocky Hill School's commencement exercises, Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m. To personalize her experience with the graduating seniors, Ms. Gorbea has met with the students during several informational lunch sessions over the last week.
East Greenwich Pendulum (3/11/2017)
Rocky Hill School makes strides in sports safety
For the first time, Rocky Hill School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Safe Sports award, an award that acknowledges the safe environment created for student athletes at secondary schools. Ten years ago Rocky Hill School hired an athletic trainer. Since the school has worked to improve the experience for students who participate in athletics and physical education by providing a safe facility with access to an athletic trainer.
East Greenwich Patch (2/19/2017)
Rocky Hill School Senior Named Candidate in U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
Hunter Gallant, of South Kingstown, belongs to a select group. The son of Justin and Eva Gallant, he is one of 4,000 students to be named a candidate in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
"Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 53rd year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors," according to the Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich where Hunter is a senior. "Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities."
New England Institute of Technology | Blog (2/15/2017)
New England Tech Mechanical Engineering Students Send 3D Printed Hands to Children in Rwanda
The New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) Rotaract Club and Rocky Hill School’s Interact Club joined forces recently at NEIT’s East Greenwich campus to assemble fifteen 3D printed prosthetic hands that will ultimately be used by children in need in Rwanda. Five prosthetic hands will be shipped unassembled to an Interact Club in Rwanda where they will be assembled and distributed within their community. Rocky Hill School’s Interact Community Service Club has aligned with Enable Community Foundation, a non-profit organization that connects with schools to help produce prosthetic hands produced on a 3D printer.
‘Learn’-Launching the 2017 Edtech Conversation With Cautious Optimism
This education technology conference is just one of the pieces in LearnLaunch’s ambitious 2017 goals. In addition to their accelerator, which graduated over 36 companies, it is launching an innovation center on the campus of Rocky Hill School, a private K-12 school in Rhode Island. There, campus edtech companies from the LearnLaunch Accelerator can pilot, test and develop new products with input from faculty and students.
LearnLaunch to Embed Edtech Startups at a New England Prep School
A new program co-led by Boston edtech organization LearnLaunch aims to make it easier for startups to work closely with their product users—students and teachers—by embedding companies inside a school. Today, LearnLaunch is announcing a partnership with Rocky Hill School—a private institution in East Greenwich, RI, for preschool through 12th grade students—that will allow select companies from LearnLaunch’s accelerator programs and co-working space to spend a few months on campus developing and testing their products with the help of students and faculty.
Rocky Hill School’s Interact Club & NEIT Collaborate to 3D Print Prosthetic Hands for Child Amputees
3D printing is for all ages today, as we are continuously reminded. And while we see many students at the helm, what’s even better is when young ones are benefiting from what is being created. This was certainly the case recently, as 15 prosthetic hands were 3D printed for children in Rwanda, thanks to a collaboration between Rocky Hill School’s Interact Club and the New England Institute of Technology (NEIT).
Providence Business News (1/25/2017)
NEIT, Rocky Hill collaborate to create 3-D printed prosthetic hands
Thanks to efforts of Rocky Hill School’s Interact Club and the New England Institute of Technology’s Rotaract Club, amputee children in need will receive 3-D printed prosthetic hands. The community service clubs came together on Jan. 12 to assemble 15 3-D printed prosthetic hands, which will be given to the Enable Community Foundation, a nonprofit that works with schools to create 3-D printed devices to help those who have lost limbs.
East Greenwich Patch (1/20/2017)
Talented Musicians Headed for State Concert
Six Rocky Hill School will perform in the Rhode Island Music Educator's All-State Concert.
They will participate in rehearsals culminating in a concert featuring All-State Band, Orchestra, Choirs, and Jazz Ensemble on March 19, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence, the school said.
Warwick Beacon (1/12/2017)
Teams geared up for Animal Allies tourney
Almost 500 students from across the state will compete in the FIRST LEGO League “Animal Allies” Championship Tournament on January 14, 2017, at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. 81 teams started the season, and 40, including three from Warwick and one from Cranston, advanced through the qualifying tournament system to this weekend’s state championship. The robot game portion of the event, held from 11 am – 4 pm, is free and open to the public.
Warwick Beacon (1/17/2017)
Students, adults join hands to help amputees
Local students have teamed up with area organizations to lend some helping hands to kids in need. Rocky Hill School’s Interact Club and the New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) Rotaract Club, sponsored by East Greenwich Rotary’s New Generations program, came together on Thursday to assemble 15 3D printed prosthetic hands that will be used by children in Kigali, Rwanda. Five more unassembled prosthetic hands will be shipped to an Interact Club in Rwanda, where they will be assembled and distributed within their community.
East Greenwich Patch (12/22/2016)
Rocky Hill Students Collect Food for the Needy
The seventh grade students at Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich held a #NoHungerNovember breakfast that netted over 70 non-perishable food items and a $50 donation for the North Kingstown Food Pantry.