Some raking, planting painting, and even a new playspace can make a huge impact in revitalizing a school as was seen by the students and staff at William D’Abate and Mary Fogarty Elementary Schools as Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s (BCBSRI) third annual company-wide day of community service provided grant funding and hundreds of volunteers to local schools.
Commissioner Gist works with a student on a computer lesson.
Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist visited Asa Messer Elementary School on October 6, where Principal Denise Missry led her, Supt. Dr. Susan Lusi and Chief of Instruction, Leadership and Equity Lori McEwen on a visit to classrooms. Prior to her school visit, Commissioner Gist met with Supt. Lusi and joined a briefing on the development of the Carnegie high schools scheduled to open in the fall of 2015.
Described as a leading voice for young America, Michael Skolnik, political director to hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons, spoke to a full audience of Mt. Pleasant High School students about succeeding and reaching their dreams.
Providence Schools has chosen the sites for its two new Carnegie Opportunity by Design high schools, which will open with approximately 105 ninth-grade students apiece in the 2015-16 school year, eventually growing to about 400 students each. The schools will be co-located within Mt. Pleasant and Hope High Schools, sharing certain facilities and spaces, but each with its own principal and staff, and operating independently.
The Providence Public School Department (PPSD) has released a new report providing a look at chronic absenteeism rates, defined as students missing 10% or more of school during a year, highlighting data for the overall district, grade levels and individual schools over the last five school years.
The 20 graduates awarded scholarships. . For more, visit: www.facebook.com/ProvidenceSchools.
District News Report – April-May 2014 Issue
Graduating seniors from nine Providence public high schools have been awarded scholarships from the Fund for the Education of the Children of Providence, a Brown University endowment to support scholarships for Providence public high school graduates accepted to accredited two- or four-year higher-education institutions.
Anchantee Lewis of Young & Woods Elementary School prepares her Mango Tango Sandwich. District News Report – April-May 2014 Issue
With delicious entries ranging from a Tempting Tasty Tortilla to The Awesomeness Sandwich and a Taste of Summer, how would the judges choose a winner?