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A new service initiative has been introduced at Our Lady of Mercy School, East Greenwich and, after several months of planning, was launched for the first time this week. more
Lent is an opportunity for Christians to renew our faith by refocusing our lives not on material pleasures, but on our faith in God, which in turn leads us to greater service and reflection. more
Anthony Zavagnin, Ed. D., (center) assistant director of Providence Alliance of Catholic Teachers, or PACT, an education program at Providence College, chats with local Catholic school principals about the program. Established at PC in 2001, PACT, a member of the University Consortium of Catholic Education, invites recent college graduates to contribute two years of service to youth in the Catholic schools of New England. more
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin meets with four Saint Raphael students from the Class of 2015 who achieved perfect scores on their SAT and ACT exams. This represents nearly five percent of SRA’s senior class, and their scores rank them well above the average scores of the over 1 million college-bound seniors across the country who took the SAT/ACT exam. With Bishop Tobin from left are two international students who are studying at Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket. more
Eight members of the Bay View Academy chapter of Excalibur, the National Honor Society for Excellence in Science, visited the Sacred Heart School in East Providence on Friday, January 23, to serve as judges in the school’s annual science fair. more
NORTH PROVIDENCE — The first time Jenny Sullivan, 14, steps foot into Carnegie Hall next week, it won’t be as a spectator. Rather, she’ll be singing as a second soprano with the Honors Choir as part of the 2015 High School Honors Performance Series. more
St. Mary Academy - Bay View students have earned a coveted prize in the Scholastic Art competition, a Gold Key for Portfolio. Grace Sneesby, above at right, a senior from Providence, earned the prestigious award for her body of work submitted, as well as an additional Silver Key in the Drawing category. Her teacher, Mary Jane Andreozzi says that Grace is a “student who is gifted with a natural talent for visual art.” more
Last week, the community of Saint Augustine School celebrated Spirit Week, which included Grandparents Day Mass and classroom visits; more
Mindstorms Mayhem from All Saints STEAM Academy FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics in Middletown recently met with Bishop Thomas J. Tobin in Providence, to present their FIRST Lego League World Class project about cursive writing, sharing with the bishop how it can be taught more effectively. more
PROVIDENCE — The dome of the Rhode Island State House was illuminated in yellow, the signature color of National School Choice Week, as legislators and the general public rallied in the rotunda on Thursday, January 29. Students from local private schools performed musical arrangements while parents and students alike wore yellow scarfs and held signs that read, “I am a child, not a ZIP code.” more
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