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June 23rd, 2012

They make best use of thyme

June 24, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – What started three years ago as a green initiative funded by a federal stimulus grant has turned into a major teaching tool – as well as a source of inspiration in the kitchen – for culinary arts students at the Exeter Job Corps Academy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 22nd

CAMPAIGN 2012: Costa eyes re-election

June 23, 2012

By TRACEY O'NEILL
Special to the Standard

Representative Doreen Costa, (R-District 31) is already heavily vested in her campaign for re-election. Seeking a second term, Costa has been out in the neighborhoods of her newly formed district, knocking on doors and introducing herself to her newest constituents.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Students at area charter school learn to leave no trace at local pond

June 22, 2012

WEST GREENWICH — Approximately 20 students from the Greene School in West Greenwich will be getting a hands-on learning experience of the outdoors while helping connect three hiking trails in the area.

Greene School is a public charter high school that houses 120 students.

Teacher Jeff Johnson explained that twice a year the students are mandated to enroll in “intensives.”

He said that the week long program offers an intense curriculum and a more proactive approach to education.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Education Exchange graduates get diplomas

June 22, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — High school graduation – the cap and gown, the stage, the walk, the ritual congratulatory handshake, the diploma –is a rite of passage for teenagers transitioning into adulthood, the beginning of the future away from parents and home, whether to college or a job, or pursuing some other path. But what if graduation doesn’t happen on schedule, what then?

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Two NHS teachers retire after 20 years of service

June 22, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The halls of Narragansett High School have seen many students come and go, graduating into the adult world and facing challenges that have never before been met. A quiet indebtedness remains, however, when those same students hearken back to the lessons that they received during their high school years. Only then do they often realize that their teachers had influenced them in ways of which they were never aware. NHS will lose two such stalwarts in English teacher Jean Nardone and Guidance Specialist/Social Studies teacher Robert Shuman, who are retiring this year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CCMS promotes nearly 300 students to high school

June 22, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Curtis Corner Middle School held its largest-ever eighth grade promotion ceremony Wednesday morning.

Nearly 300 students received their certificates on the school’s field and administrators wished them success as they continue on to high school.

The ceremony kicked off with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by graduates William Trager and Keegan Hart, who are Rhode Island Middle Level Educators Scholar-Leaders.

Sara Demoranville, Olivia Rich and Rachel Curran then sang the national anthem.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Quest School and nearby condominiums a perfect fit together

June 22, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—A new mixed development is going up in the north end of Narragansett which the town and its owners hope will make the local community more accessible and diverse. The Quest Montessori School broke ground on June 13 at what is now 1150 Boston Neck Road after a drawn out permitting and re-zoning process. Narragansett Highlands, an affordable and market value housing complex, is also scheduled to be built on the same site.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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