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S. Dakota high school principal shot, wounded; students safe

September 30, 2015 by WLNE-TV (ABC6)

HARRISBURG, S.D. (AP) - A shooting at a South Dakota high school that left the principal with a minor injury may have turned out far worse if not for staff members who tackled the student suspected of firing at the administrator, authorities said ...

Eight East Providence Students Win RI Foundation Scholarships

September 13, 2015 by Cara Lampron received the Antonio Cirino Memorial Scholarship to attend the School of Visual Arts, Erika Lincoln received the Patty & Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship to attend Salve Regina University, Justine Santucci received the Albert E.

Free Online Tutors Ready to Help RI Students Every Afternoon

September 4, 2015 by

Patch.comFrom 2 to 10 p.m. every day, the service is free for Rhode Island students through the site. In addition, study resources and test prep materials are available 24/7, from fifth-grade fraction worksheets to high-school chemistry flashcards. To ...

New innovative high schools opening in Providence

September 1, 2015 by WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

WPRI 12 Eyewitness NewsPROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Students in about a dozen school districts were back in the classroom Tuesday – including East Providence, North Providence, Pawtucket and West Warwick. Interim Providence Superintendent Chis Maher joined Eyewitness ...

John Gillooly: Marquee matchup in Division I kicks off high school tennis season

August 31, 2015 by The Providence Journal

The Providence JournalEAST GREENWICH — Nobody can accuse Interscholastic League schedule makers of failing to put immediate excitement into the 2015 fall sports season. Last year, La Salle defeated East Greenwich in the title match of the Division I girls tennis tournament.

6864 RI students attend decrepit school buildings

August 24, 2015 by RI Future

RI FutureWhich schools were in the most need according to these district reported metrics? How many students attend these schools? Here's the infamous list. 1. East Providence High SchoolEast Providence (1952), Enrollment: 1676, Capacity: 2000 (EP is the ...

Mental Health in R.I.: OCD programs rescue children tyrannized by destructive ...

August 23, 2015 by The Providence Journal

The Providence JournalBARRINGTON, R.I. — Lara Koelliker was 8 when symptoms of her obsessive-compulsive disorder first surfaced. It was the autumn of 2009, and she was experiencing "weird feelings" and thoughts she could not escape. "I couldn't push them away," says Lara, ...

East Providence's inaugural Looff Arts Festival draws big crowd

August 22, 2015 by The Providence Journal

The Providence JournalThe daylong Looff Arts Festival is the brainchild of the newly formed East Providence Arts Council, which hopes to sponsor more of these events in the future. Jude Sista, 32, lives in East Providence and teaches art at the the high school, where 85 ...

Mutated 'Super Lice' Invade Rhode Island

August 20, 2015 by

Patch.comScientists who study lice populations across the country have reported that the bugs found in at least 25 states — including Rhode Island — have developed into creatures quite resistant to common over-the-counter treatments. The researchers reported ...

Raimondo tours East Providence screen-printing shop, talks jobs plan

August 13, 2015 by RI Future

RI FutureNelson Silva, the owner of Graphic Ink, a screen-printing and embroidery shop in East Providence, likes to joke that he normally works half days- 6 am to 6 pm. That's what he ... In his opinion, now that the economy is beginning to heal, the next ...

RI Green Beret Killed in Afghanistan Bombing

August 8, 2015 by

Patch.comRhode Island has lost a soldier and a son. First Sgt. P. Andrew McKenna, a native of Bristol, was killed in a ... McKenna was a graduate of Mt. Hope High School had served numerous tours in Afghanistan. More from East Providence Patch. Hurricane ...

Upcoming Rhode Island high school reunions

August 1, 2015 by The Providence Journal

East Providence High School, Class of 1975, will hold its 40th reunion on Aug. 21 at the Hillside Country Club, 82 Hillside Ave., Rehoboth from 7-11 pm. This is a summer casual event that includes a sit-down dinner, DJ and dancing. Tickets are $45 ...

Race in Rhode Island: Three who make a difference in children's lives

July 19, 2015 by The Providence Journal

The Providence JournalBesides the basketball courts at Pierce, he and volunteers have renovated gymnasiums inside East Providence High and Martin and Riverside middle schools; the outdoor basketball courts at Martin; and the massive play area at Orlo Avenue Elementary ...

RI State Amateur: Quarterfinals to feature mix of youth and experience

July 15, 2015 by The Providence Journal

The Providence JournalEAST PROVIDENCE — On a day when several longtime fixtures met their demise, the Rhode Island State Amateur was introduced to some new talent at Metacomet Country Club. Among the eight players who won two matches Wednesday to advance to the ...

15-year-old Patrick Welch on course for special feat at R.I. Amateur

July 14, 2015 by The Providence Journal

The Providence JournalEAST PROVIDENCE — Patrick Welch has no intention of waiting his turn to make a run at the Rhode Island Amateur golf championship. Welch, who at 15 is the youngest player in the field, took medalist honors in a rain-marred second round Tuesday at ...

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