In grades 9-11, students elect 2-3 class representatives to sit on the Upper School Student Council. Grade 12 is represented on Student Council by the Senior Prefects. The Student Council works to initiate activities that will promote school spirit and new student initiatives. A faculty class adviser and the Dean of Student Life advise the Student Council. They assist in the planning of Spirit Week, Homecoming, the Halloween costume contest, dances and other activities and events that vary each year. The Student Council also represents the needs of the student body to the faculty and administrations. Student Council meets weekly.
Prefects are members of the rising senior class who are elected by the Upper School faculty and appointed by the Headmaster. Selection is based on qualities of maturity, loyalty, and service to the school community. Prefects serve on the Disciplinary Committee and on an advisory committee to the Dean of Student Life, Head of Upper School, and Head of School. Prefects also act as peer counselors for the freshman class.
Nathan Hale Society
Students gain additional leadership skills as members of the Nathan Hale Society, an organization whose members work directly with the Admission Office touring prospective families and students who visit the School. Four to five seniors are instated as Nathan Hale Society Heads each year.
National Junior Honor Society
Adviser: Tim Greenwood
In the summer of 2012, Rocky Hill Middle School became a member of the National Junior Honor Society. This society is not just an honor roll; in addition, scholarship, character, leadership, citizenship and service are also considered.
Selection to NJHS is a privilege, not a right, and students do not apply for membership. Instead, they provide information to the five member faculty council which will make the membership decisions. The Faculty Council members are Mrs. Jody Cicchese, Ms. Theresa Conroy, Mrs. Sarah Gower, Mrs. Nancy Maguire-Rambo, and Mr. Blue Wheeler.
To be eligible, a student must be in the seventh or eighth grades, have a 90% average during his or her time at Rocky Hill School, be willing to commit to at least two (2) hours of individual community service per month, participate fully in the society’s group projects and meetings and maintain the high standards of the society. Students who were inducted at their previous school will gain automatic membership provided they continue to meet the Rocky Hill School standards.
Those students who are eligible for membership will be informed after the first trimester, and those who are invited will need to complete the online student information form and a one-paged personal essay.
Any questions can be addressed to the chapter adviser, Tim Greenwood.
2018-2019 National Junior Honor Society