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Financial literacy standards adopted

December 4, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-Throughout high school, many students choose to become more responsible by getting part-time jobs and learning the value of a dollar. However, people don't typically understand money management until much later in life, so with the help of one group of EGHS students, financial literacy standards have been adopted by the Council for Elementary and Secondary Education for the first time in Rhode Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Simmons awarded for providing tech access

December 4, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- An East Greenwich School District employee has been awarded the Elizabeth M. Dalton Award, an award given to those who are committed to improve the access that students with disabilities have to technology.
Cheryl Simmons, an occupational therapist of the school district, has received the award for her work with the students in East Greenwich. After being nominated, she was given recognition at the Tuesday night school committee meeting.

For more of this story pick up a copy of The East Greenwich Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Committee discusses school start times

December 4, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- The East Greenwich Ad Hoc Committee studying school start times held the first of two public forums Monday night, where attendees were given the chance to learn about what's best for EG students.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGHS students hit top marks on SATs

December 4, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-After much talk about school district ratings, recent data proves that East Greenwich High School has some of the highest recorded SAT scores in the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rocky Hill’s Jared Lind, 13, to perform at PPAC

December 4, 2014

EAST GREENWICH - Rocky Hill School's very own Jared Lind, 13, will be playing Tom of Warwick in the upcoming touring broadway production of "Camelot" at the Providence Performing Arts Center.
Lind told the East Greenwich Pendulum in a phone interview last week that his love for theater began in the not-so-distant past.
"I had a third-grade acting teacher that had put me in the lead role of our third grade play," he said. "I really enjoyed it, so I continued that program with her. In seventh grade, I got the lead role in the middle school play as Robin in Robin Hood."

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Champlin Grant allows school to open library to STEM field research

December 4, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-After receiving a $30,000 grant from the Champlin Foundation to add new technology to the school library, Archie R. Cole Middle School Principal Alexis Meyer detailed what the school plans on doing with the money.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town council, school committee sworn in

November 26, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- Five town council and four school committee members were sworn in Monday night, starting their new positions as town officials in East Greenwich.
At the Swift Community Center, seats were filled as both members of the East Greenwich Police and Fire Department, among many friends and family were in attendance to celebrate the new inductees.
Town Council President Michael Isaacs was called to the podium to make some opening remarks, this coming at the beginning of the ceremony before Isaacs was voted in as town council president for a sixth and final time.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Small business Saturday returns to EG

November 26, 2014

EAST GREENWICH - With the holidays quickly approaching, the time of shopping and Black Friday deals is right around the corner. This year, for the fourth year in a row, businesses around the country will participate in what has been named Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29, where local small businesses will offer special promotions for last minute holiday shoppers in hopes of promoting spending at local businesses.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Turkey Trot in town Saturday

November 26, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- After filling up on holiday treats this Thanksgiving, over 500 people will have the chance to run a 5k known as the Turkey Trot Saturday, to burn off those holiday calories.
Presented by the Main Street Association of East Greenwich, the fully sanctioned and certified 5k has become a holiday tradition for people to attend each Saturday after Thanksgiving. For the fourth year in a row, participants will have the chance to run in the 5k, the one Mile Fun Run, meet the Turkey Trot mascot, experience crafts, music and more, throughout the day.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Parents speak up for all-day K

November 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- In past months, the East Greenwich School Committee has been faced with multiple big issues that have become hot topics to the parents and community members of East Greenwich., possibly the biggest topic being implementing full day kindergarten in the 2015-2016 school year. Although there have been forums and meetings regarding the issue, East Greenwich parents have chosen to speak out through the East Greenwich Pendulum, voicing their opinions on the subject, and their hopes for the district in the future.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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