The Robert L. Bailey Elementary School has embarked on a kindness initiative. Their first event was recording a school-wide video singing Taylor Swift’s song, “Shake It Off.” This exemplifies our “shaking off” the negative experiences, comments and situations that occur in all of our lives, said music teacher Cathleen Markovitz.
Every Saturday morning, Julie Cheeks, a junior at Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School, does what might be unthinkable for many 16-year-olds. She gets up at 6 a.m. to catch one of three busses that will take her to a 9 a.m. portfolio class at the Rhode Island School of Design.
At the beginning of the first quarter of this school year, Rick Goyette, a general construction teacher at PCTA, issued a challenge to his sophomore students. If every one of them passed the SP/2 safety certification module and the final exam, he promised them a field trip to the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) training facility in Hopkinton, Mass.
The chorus of fourth- and fifth-graders at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School entertained a festive crowd at the State House Tree Lighting on December 3. Led by Music Director Shirley Medici, the children sang favorites such as “Winter Wonderland,” “My Favorite Things,” and “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and led the audience in a singalong.
As part of revised Innovation Zone, this group of schools will pilot innovative strategies, representing a move toward greater autonomy
Parents and members of the Providence Schools community learned more about the reorganization of the Innovation Zone, specifically the aims of the three schools in the new Trailblazer Cluster, at a Launch Event held on November 13 at Juanita Sanchez High School.
At the reopening ceremony of West Broadway Middle School, city officials used the occasion to teach a lesson about perseverance and what can be accomplished when a community works together.
As schools across the U.S. celebrated Food Day on October 24 by eating healthy, affordable and sustainably-produced food, schools from Barrington to Woonsocket put a local twist on the event by crunching on Rhode Island-grown apples during the Great RI Apple Crunch. The goal was to have each school eating apples at the same time during their school lunch period.