Monday, May 20, 2013
The fourth- and fifth-grade choruses at four East Providence elementary schools will join forces to perform another rock concert on June 4.
Rock on with the fourth- and fifth-grade choruses at four of East Providence’s elementary schools on Tuesday evening, June 4. About 200 students – 50 each from Silver Spring, Orlo, Kent Heights and Hennessey schools – will perform at East Providence High School. It starts at 6:30 pm under the direction of music teacher Taylor Temple. “The concert will feature rock songs from a variety of artists, including The Beatles, The Doors, Janice Joplin, Neil Young, David Bowie and more,” according to Nick Hurd, music teacher at Silver Spring and Orlo Avenue schools. “This is the third concert of this kind,” Hurd said, “and every year it has gotten bigger and better.” “We will be charging $2 at the door, and we will also be selling CD's of the …
Friday, April 26, 2013
New education and curriculum directors have been named in the East Providence School Department.
Two vacant posts in the East Providence School Department have been filled by new Superintendent Kim Mercer with the approval of the School Committee. Julie A. Motta has been named the new director of education – a post that is similar to the previous position of assistant superintendent. Dawn August is the new curriculum director for the schools – a post that became vacant a couple of months ago because of a resignation. Motta follows Mercer to East Providence from Pawtucket, where she was the director of the English as a Second Language (ESL) program. She holds master’s degrees in ESL and educational leadership and a bachelor’s degree in English and elementary education. She also has led professional development programs and college-…
Monday, April 22, 2013
All East Providence School Department offices are now on the third floor of City Hall and the Burnside building in Riverside has been put up for sale.
The move into City Hall for the East Providence School Department was completed last week during the spring break, according to the East Providence Post. The administration was housed in a former school building on Burnside Avenue in Riverside for more than 20 years. It has been put up for sale with several other surplus buildings and parcels of land in East Providence. All school departments are now housed on the third floor of City Hall. The decision to move the administration was made by the Budget Commission as part of a consolidation effort. The relocation did require the construction of two offices in City Hall. They were built in Room 306. To accommodate additional vehicles, the city built an additional parking lot across Grove …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The East Providence School Department has scheduled another kindergarten registration for the week of April 22-26.
Another kindergarten registration is coming up. Mark your calendar if you still need to register your child. Dates for the registration are April 22-26 from 8 am to 3 pm in the School Department attendance/registration office on the third floor of City Hall at 145 Taunton Ave. You can also register on April 24 between 4 and 6 pm in the same place. Parents and guardians must register children. Children must be age 5 on or before Sept. 1. Bring three forms that show your residency, such as a utility bill, mortgage statement, pay stub, lease or car registration. Parents also should bring proof of a child's immunization and a birth certificate. You can't register without them. Call 401-431-4634 with any questions.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Local Advisory Committee for Special Education Meeting is scheduled for 7 pm at Martin Middle School.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Curriculum officer Rebekah Gendron shows the School Committee where East Providence students stand on the achievement tests.
Math scores on the most recent NECAP achievement tests for the East Providence High School junior class got the most attention at the School Committee's meeting last Tuesday night, March 12. Those scores on the New England Common Assessment Program test taken last fall got the most attention because they show that 42 percent of the students would not graduate right now if they had no future chance of making improvements. But a host of other scores were presented by Rebekah Gendron, a curriculum officer with the school department, to demonstrate where East Providence stands in what is often referred to now as "high-stakes testing" for the junior class. Gendron transferred the scores to slides for the presentation. It offers a visual look at…
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Go to the East Providence City Hall between 8 am and 3 pm any day this week or stop by Thursday evening between 4 and 7 pm.
Kindergarten registration in East Providence begins Monday and runs all this week. Go to the school department attendance/registration office on the third floor of City Hall at 145 Taunton Ave. School offices have been relocated to City Hall. You can register between 8 am and 3 pm each day or stop by Thursday evening, March 7, from 4 to 7 pm. If you come in on Thursday, registration will take place on the first floor of City Hall. Parents and guardians must register children. Children must be age 5 on or before Sept. 1. Bring three forms that show your residency, such as a utility bill, mortgage statement, pay stub, lease or car registration. Parents also should bring proof of a child's immunization and a birth certificate. You can't …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Registration will take place starting Monday, March 4, in the new offices of the school department in City Hall.
Kindergarten registration in East Providence begins next Monday, March 4, and runs all week. Registration will take place in the school department attendance/registration office on the third floor of City Hall at 145 Taunton Ave. You can go there between 8 am and 3 pm each day next week or on Thursday evening, March 7, from 4 to 7 pm. The latter registration will take place on the first floor of City Hall. Parents and guardians must register children. Children must be age 5 on or before Sept. 1. Parents need three forms of residency, such as a utility bill, mortgage statement, pay stub, lease or car registration, according to the superintendent’s office. Parents also should bring proof of immunization of the child and a birth …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The East Providence School Committee has set up a public hearing for next Wednesday, Jan. 23, on the recommendation to close the Riverside School.
A public hearing on the recommended closing of Oldham Elementary School in Riverside will be held next week. The East Providence School Committee will host the hearing in the Riverside Middle School auditorium. It will start at 7 pm. “The purpose of this public hearing is to hear rationale for and reaction to” the proposed closure, according to a press release distributed by Interim Superintendent John DeGoes. DeGoes made the recommendation to the School Committee last week after a charge by the East Providence Budget Commission to trim the budget by closing a school because of declining enrollment in the district. “All interested parties are invited to attend and offer comments regarding this proposal,” he said. DeGoes made the …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The proposed $71 million budget for the East Providence schools shows about $1.2 million in cuts for special education tuition payments -- a big chunk of the $4.1 million sliced by the Budget Commission.
The proposed East Providence school budget of $71 million for the 2012-2013 fiscal year took some more hits at the School Committee meeting Tuesday evening, Oct. 9. Most of the hits came from parents and a teacher of special-education children who used words like “concerned,” “disturbed” and “appalled” to describe the cuts made to special education by the East Providence Budget Commission, which has complete control over spending. About $1.2 million in tuition payments for special-needs students is being cut from this year’s $9.2 million in payments, said Malcolm Moore, East Providence finance director. It is a big chunk of the overall $4.1 million in cuts made to this year’s school budget to balance it next year, Moore said. Lauri Brown, …