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PROVIDENCE — It might as well have been yesterday that Catherine McKeirnan Tierney was running through the hallways of Blessed Sacrament School as a child in the 1920s, as her memory of it is as clear as can be. Now, at 96 years old, Catherine is just as spunky as she ever was. more
WOONSOCKET — Simple acts of kindness have the potential to change someone’s life for the better. It’s a fact students at Mount Saint Charles Academy and St. Cecilia School are well aware of. more
WARWICK — Nearly 30 students at Bishop Hendricken High School are tuning their instruments and preparing their voices for an eight-day performance tour in Hawaii. Members of the Young Men’s Choir, as well as the school’s jazz ensemble and concert band, will head to Hawaii Friday, where they plan to spend the school vacation week entertaining crowds, visiting the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, climbing Diamond Head and enjoying other activities, including a luau. “It broadens their horizons and certainly is keeping with our mission: to educate the total human person,” said Bishop Hendricken President John A. Jackson. “It opens their eyes to another world and makes their education more complete.” more
NEW FRIENDS: Children in grades Pre-K to 2 at St. Philomena School in Portsmouth were entertained last week by a visit from Schmitty the Weather Dog of New “Yorkie” City. Schmitty, a Yorkshire … more
PROVIDENCE — Students, teachers and community members gathered Jan. 30 at the Statehouse in support of Rhode Island Families for School Choice, an initiative that would give parents the freedom to choose a school that best meets the needs of their children, as well as provide them with financial vouchers to ease costs. more
PORTSMOUTH — The students took turns in twos and threes to bring their artwork closer to Natale Baron Swift, the 46-year-old mother of five who is living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. They could have been her own children the way she treated them. more
EAST GREENWICH — Instead of wearing uniforms to school last Thursday, students at Our Lady of Mercy School sponsored a dress down day and raised $716.50 in support of an orphanage in Honduras. The orphanage shelters about 40 infants and children who are HIV positive or have AIDS. more
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WEST WARWICK—For Noah Harris and his classmates at St. Joseph School, the first day of Catholic Schools Week is one that will remain special for them for a very long time. more
PROVIDENCE — With activities like dancing in class and spelling bees, Masses and open houses, as well as sport tournaments and fundraisers, students, educators and parishioners throughout the country are looking forward to National Catholic Schools Week. more
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