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CRANSTON — It’s 2:12 on Friday afternoon and Principal Lisa M. Lepore is gearing up for dismissal at St. Mary School in Cranston. She has a clipboard in her hands and a smile on her face. more
WARWICK — Saint Kevin Elementary and Middle School is practically around the corner from Bishop Hendricken High School, and the freshly painted school bus that carries eight, eighth-graders to there for gym, art and music classes is making short trip that educators hope will pay benefits on the long academic journey to come. Saint Kevin wants its eighth grade students to not only get an early glimpse of high school but to rub elbows with older students to get an idea of what it takes to succeed in one of Rhode Island’s high achieving secondary schools. more
PROVIDENCE — According to the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, 4,868 Rhode Islanders experienced homelessness in 2012. That’s why the Coalition recently released a “Report Card,” or a set of recommendations, meant to improve the state’s “Opening Doors to Rhode Island: Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness,” which seeks to decrease the number of people experiencing homelessness and the length of time people spend homeless. Governor Lincoln Chafee, the Governor’s Interagency Council on Homelessness, and the Housing Resources Commission, adopted the plan in April 2012. more
Bishop Hendricken made Rhode Island high school football history with its 45-34 Division I Super Bowl victory over Cranston East on December 8. more
Students in Mrs. Irene Mortimer’s science classes at Saint Cecilia School in Pawtucket recently held their annual “Egg Drop.” The students worked very hard on testing and making adjustments before the final drop. more
PAWTUCKET — As a single, recently unemployed mother of two, Leslie Beatty wants to be able to continue sending her children to Catholic school. more
Kindergartners from St. Mary School in Cranston join Principal Lisa Lepore as she lights the first candle on the Advent wreath, the candle of hope. more
PROVIDENCE — Through a fundraiser as simple as a dress down day, student members of La Salle Academy’s Social Concerns group raised nearly $8,000 for local non-profit organizations, including $1,000 for Emmanuel House, the diocese’s emergency homeless shelter in Providence, as well as $1,000 for Bishop Thomas Tobin’s “Keep the Heat On” campaign. more
PROVIDENCE — Middle school is an awkward time for everyone, even Miss America beauty pageant contestants. "I hated my middle school years. It was not that fun for me," Jessica Marfeo, Miss Rhode Island, told a classroom of 7th grade students at Bishop McVinney School in Providence. more
BURRILLVILLE — The Veterans Day exercises performed by the students of Father Holland School in the church basement at St. Joseph Church were a wonder to the 40 veterans invited to attend. more
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