Friday, January 11, 2013
East Providence's interim superintendent, John DeGoes, tells the School Committee that closing Oldham Elementary School is the least disruptive, least costly, "the best move at this time, the only move."
“It’s the best move at this time, the only move. Any other move would be cost-prohibitive.” Interim East Providence Superintendent John DeGoes made that statement to the School Committee Thursday night in recommending the closure of Oldham School in Riverside – one of the oldest schools and the smallest elementary school in the city. All pupils at Oldham but new kindergarten kids and the staff would be moved to Waddington Elementary School in Riverside. Kindergarten pupils would attend the Meadowcrest School. DeGoes made that recommendation after being charged by the East Providence Budget Commission to trim the school budget by closing a school because of declining enrollment. The RI Department of Education also does not favor spending …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
One of the oldest and the smallest elementary school in East Providence would be shut down before September.
Oldham School in Riverside – one of the oldest and the smallest elementary schools in East Providence -- has been targeted for closure in September. All of the pupils but new kindergarten kids and the staff would be moved to Waddington Elementary School in Riverside. Kindergarten pupils would attend the Meadowcrest School. Interim Superintendent John DeGoes made that recommendation to the East Providence School Committee Thursday night in City Hall after being charged by the East Providence Budget Commission to trim the school budget by closing a school because of declining enrollment. “It’s the best move at this time, the only move,” said DeGoes. “Any other move would be cost-prohibitive.” Come back to East Providence Patch early Friday …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Two shows will be performed at Martin Middle School on Thursday and Friday night.
The Penny Dreadfuls, a student theater production, will hit the Martin Middle School stage this Thursday and Friday night. Teachers Judy de Perla and Jessica Poore co-directed the student show that's a version on the classic story "Oliver Twist." The production includes student actors from both Martin Middle School and East Providence High School. "It's a bit more gothic and a lot funnier," Poore said in an e-mail. The Martin Step Crew will perform its routine for the audience's enjoyment. In addition, the Pee Wee Players from Kent Heights Elementary School will perform their version of "The Gingerbread Man" from a script prepared for them by high school junior Ray Souza, also starring in The Penny Dreadfuls. There will be two performances…
Saturday, August 20, 2011
East Providence's transportation department has released the bus schedules for approximately 4,000 students.
Wondering when and where the school bus will pick up your student this year? East Providence bus schedules have been released for students attending public and private schools. Public schools start on Thursday, Sept. 8; private schools start sooner. St. Mary Bay View Academy starts on Aug. 24. According to Ray Linneman, transportation director for the East Providence School Department, his office manages about 44 buses for just under 4,000 East Providence students. To see each school's bus schedules, click on the .pdfs to the right. Each document shows a different school's schedule.