February Accolades

The Rhode Island Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association has named Classical High School the School of the Year and Michaela Keegan, principal of the Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex, Administrator of the Year for their support of school athletics. They will be honored at a banquet on April 2.

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Juanita Sanchez Develops Parent and Community Engagement Initiative

Piedade Lemos (center) is chairing JSEC’s Parent Engagement Initiative. She is assisted by Parent Executive Team members, including Treasurer Paulina Estevez-Tesorera (left) and Vice President Karina Rosa (right). Behind her are junior student ambassadors from the Foreign Language Honor Society, Jose Coste, Perla Castillo, Kendal Hall and Aurelina Pena.

Piedade Lemos (center) is chairing JSEC’s Parent Engagement Initiative. She is assisted by Parent Executive Team members, including Treasurer Paulina Estevez-Tesorera (left) and Vice President Karina Rosa (right). Behind her are junior student ambassadors from the Foreign Language Honor Society, Jose Coste, Perla Castillo, Kendal Hall and Aurelina Pena.

Creating change does not necessarily require broad heroic acts. Often, it’s the small steps taken by many individuals that can bring about a transformation.

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Domenic Giarrusso ’41 Receives Central High School Diploma Nearly 75 Years Later

World War II veteran left high school to answer his country’s call of duty

Supt. Dr. Susan Lusi assists Domenic Giarrusso with his mortarboard as Central Principal Julia Carlson holds his high school diploma.

Supt. Dr. Susan Lusi assists Domenic Giarrusso with his mortarboard as Central Principal Julia Carlson holds his high school diploma.

In a ceremony filled with pomp, accolades, broad smiles and a few tears, Domenic Giarrusso was awarded the high school diploma he sacrificed nearly 75 years ago for a cause far greater than himself.

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Bishop Wins Providence Middle School Basketball Championships

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In games played at the PCTA Field House, Nathan Bishop won the Providence Middle School Basketball Championship for both the boys and girls teams.

The boys team is coached by Galo “Ruben” Reyes and the girls team is coached by Richard Belisle and Rebecca Janeshefskie. Esek Hopkins was the boys runner-up and Nathanael Greene was the girls runner-up.

Great job to all our middle school teams!

Operation Care Package Supports College Students

Julian Santiago (left) and Anthony Townsend, both alumni of Alvarez High School, are thrilled to receive a care package through the 300 Men organization.

Julian Santiago (left) and Anthony Townsend, both alumni of Alvarez High School, are thrilled to receive a care package through the 300 Men organization.

For those who are attending college, the arrival of a care package filled with supplies and favorite foods is a special gift to be savored and shared. But a care package means much more than its contents; it shows that someone is thinking about you, supporting you, and cares enough to brighten your day.

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Night of the Living Guitars Features PPSD Students

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The Providence Youth Guitar Ensemble, along with Feinstein/Sackett Street students in grades 3-5, performed at the 11th Annual Night of the Living Guitars concert at the Wheeler School in Providence on January 30.

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Sackett Street Chorus Performs in Tribute to Martin Luther King

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Members of the Ebenezer Baptist Church and state officials, including Senator Jack Reed, Representative James Langevin, Representative David Cicilline and Governor Gina Raimondo were in the audience as the Lillian Feinstein Elementary School at Sackett Street Chorus performed at the church’s 28th Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his official holiday, January 19.

The students performed “Free at Last” and Yonder Come Day.”