Thursday, May 16, 2013
Several fundraising events are planned over the next few weeks to help restore the East Providence High School gymnasium to its glory days.
The “Townie Project” wants your help. You can have a lot of fun while lending a hand and digging into your wallet. The “Townie Project” is the grassroots effort to raise approximately $90,000 to restore the East Providence High School gymnasium to its so-called glory days as one of the best facilities in Rhode Island. But it's also an effort "to bring East Providence back to where it used to be through a facility that everyone can use," said Shane Messier, the dean of students at the high school and one of the Townie Project's most active volunteers. "We want to show people we can came together and do what we need to do to make Townie Pride mean something again," Messier said. The project grew out of the vision of 1999 alumnus John …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Bob's Discount Furniture presented East Providence High School with a $1,000 check last Monday from the company's store cafe donation program.
Wednesday, March 27
Bob's Discount Furniture presented East Providence High School with a $1,000 donation on Monday, March 25. This donation is made possible through money collected in donation jars, which are located in each Bob’s store cafe. While visiting Bob's, patrons are encouraged to visit the store cafe to enjoy complimentary gourmet coffee, ice cream, fresh baked cookies and candy, and they can also make a donation to support their local schools. Karen Underwood, a secretary in the guidance department, accepts the check from Cathy Poulin, Bob’s Discount Furniture's public relations director.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Bob's Discount Furniture has selected East Providence High School for one of its monthly recipients for a $1,000 donation for arts programs.
Bob’s Discount Furniture announced last week that it will donate funds to seven schools in Rhode Island in support of arts and education programs, including East Providence High School. These funds are made possible by customer donations to collection jars located in the cafes found in every Bob’s store. The cafes offer free refreshments, including gourmet coffee and fresh-baked cookies, to all Bob’s shoppers, according to Bob's. “Our monthly school donations are a great way for us to show our appreciation to the communities that support our stores,” said Cathy Poulin, public relations director, Bob’s Discount Furniture. “We hope the funds will help these Rhode Island schools add to education and arts programs for the students.” Every …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Teachers and staff return to East Providence High School today to determine the full extent of damage to 20 classrooms and corridors from flooding caused by a broken heating-unit pipe.
Most of the water from the heating-unit pipe that broke for a second time and flooded 20 classrooms at East Providence High School overnight Thursday was mopped up by Clean Care of New England crews by mid-morning. And the obvious damage was to ceiling tiles, some floor tiles, some electronic equipment in some of the classrooms – all in the new wing. The real cost of the flooding won’t be known until today, said Interim Superintendent John DeGoes. “We’ve asked all the teachers to go through their classrooms to determine what was lost,” said DeGoes. “We really won’t know until this is done.” Most of the water-logged classrooms are expected to be cleaned up or dried out enough by dehumidifiers for use by Monday morning, said DeGoes and …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Several inches of water flooded 20 classrooms in the new wing of the East Providence High School overnight Thursday; the school has been closed Thursday and Friday.
A heating unit water pipe break has shut down East Providence High School for two days. The break occurred sometime in the early morning hours on Thursday, Jan. 31, said Interim Superintendent John DeGoes. Twenty classrooms on two floors of the new wing of the building were flooded, he said. “There were a couple of inches of water on the floor and it dropped down through the floor onto the ceiling below,” DeGoes said. "The saturated tile then starting falling into the classrooms below." DeGoes said he had no estimate of damage as of about 8 am this morning. An outside emergency cleanup company, Clean Care of New England, was brought in to start cleaning up the classrooms, he said. “It would be impossible to conduct business,” he said. “So …
Friday, December 28, 2012
The Townies are outslugged by Barrington in a very physical girls' basketball game Thursday night that closed out the first day of the annual Barrington Boosters Holiday Tournament.
Another basketball “border war” between East Providence and Barrington went the Eagles’ way Thursday night. The Eagle girls outslugged the Townies, 64-39, in the final game of the first day of the annual Barrington Boosters Holiday Tournament at Barrington High School. The coaches were pleased with their teams' efforts in what was a very physical game. Barrington coach Stephen Lenz, of course, was a bit happier than East Providence coach Michael Solitro. “I’m pleased with our effort,” said Solitro. “If you can be happy after a loss, I am much more happy with our effort today than our last game.” “I’m proud of their effort,” said Lenz. “We were good in spurts in a very physical game. It’s nice to come out with a win.” The game could have …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
East Providence police locked down the high school today after a female student reportedly spotted another student with a gun; an investigation concludes that what she was not a weapon.
East Providence High School was locked down earlier today, Dec. 18, after a report that a student saw another student carrying a gun. That report proved to be false. “She notified school officials right away,” said Lt. Raymond Blinn of the East Providence Police Department. "She did the right thing." The school was immediately locked down and an investigation into what she thought she saw was launched. “Based on the nature of the suspicious incident, the school was placed in a lockdown,” said Blinn, “This was quickly and effectively done by school officials and, within minutes, the students were secure and officers were inside the school. “ A subsequent investigation did show video footage consistent with what the student had originally …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
East Providence High squares off against top-ranked La Salle Academy on Thanksgiving morning in a game that appears to be one-sided.
Will “Townie Pride” allow East Providence High's football team to hang in there against archrival La Salle Academy on Thanksgiving Day at Pierce field? Perhaps spring a huge upset? Or will the Rams – the top-ranked high school football team in Rhode Island – pin one of the most lopsided losses in the history of the long series on the Townies? The numbers say the latter. But that's why they play the game. East Providence is ending one of its most unsuccessful seasons in a long time. With a 2-9 overall and a 1-6 division record this year, the Townies have endured a very long season with some lopsided losses on the ledger. La Salle, on the other hand, comes into Pierce Memorial Stadium with 9-1 overall record and a 7-0 unbeaten slate in …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Coventry girls’ volleyball wins a second straight state championship thanks to efficient passing and a dominant front-line attack.
KINGSTON – After sweating through a tight first game, the Coventry Oakers easily took the next two against the East Providence Townies for a second straight girls’ volleyball state title Saturday evening at Keaney Gym at the University of Rhode Island. In contrast to the Division II match, the Oakers made quick work of the Townies after a 25-23 first game. After that tense game, Coventry swept the next two easily, 25-12 and 25-13. East Providence had no answer for Coventry attacking outside and middle hitters – junior Samantha Higgins, senior Marissa Turner, sophomore Jill Ward and junior Kelsey Ferrara. Coventry mixed and matched, as the four used passes from senior Mackenzie Mitchell, junior Abigayl White and junior Casey Head. The …
Friday, November 9, 2012
La Salle remains in the top spot, and they remain undefeated; No. 19 ranked East Providence takes on No. 13-ranked Cranston West tonight.
Back after a week’s absence – thanks Sandy! – not much has changed in the top six of the Rhode Island high school football media poll. Although the order has switched around a bit, La Salle, Hendricken, Cranston East and Portsmouth remain the top four in the state. La Salle remains undefeated, while the other three have traded wins and losses against one another. East Providence, ranked No. 19, goes up against No. 13-ranked Cranston West at Pierce Field tonight. The Townies have a 1-5 record in the division and 2-8 overall in one of their weakest seasons in years. Cranston West is 2-4 in the division and 4-6 overall. Behind the top four in Division I lurk the best two teams – so far – in Division II, Johnston and Cumberland. After the top …