Bolts News

May 2018

Celebrating Bolts Pride

During the week of April 9 -13, many Cranston East students had an opportunity to participate in a variety of school assemblies promoting the CHSE values: Balance, Order, Leadership, Tradition, Spirit, Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence. Thank you to all the students and faculty that worked very hard to make this possible.

Go Bolts!

Tango Spectacular!

Mrs.Walkup shared her dancing talent with some of our students by teaching them how to dance the Tango!


The Cranston East Hip Hop Crew, Steppers, Latin Dance Club, Killer Watts and the Internationa Club brought the house down with two amazing performances for our school. Great job!
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Thank you RISCA!

Thanks to the ARTS talk grant, 60 students from ELA, Italian, and Advanced Theatre classes were able to enjoy a special performance of the play "Native Garden" at Trinity Repertory on April 24th.

Ed Cooley @ East!

Head basketball coach for the PC Friars, Ed Cooley, shared his inspirational life's journey in a special assembly with our freshman and sophomore classes.

From the Music Department:

The East Music Department has had a busy spring. The East and West Choir and Orchestra traveled and performed together over April break to NYC. They had the opportunity to see a Broadway show (Phantom of the Opera) and did a lot of sightseeing around Manhattan. Both ensembles earned silver medals in the PAC Big Apple Festival and the Orchestra placed second in their category and the Choir placed first.

The Cranston East Winter Percussion Ensemble ended their season on a high note, where their show Mittiesque earned 93.15 and placed second at the New England Percussion Championships! Congratulations to all of our music groups on their accomplishments!

In addition, the East Music Department will be presenting their Spring Concert, here in the CHSE Auditorium, on May 8th at 7pm. This event is free.

 East and West Music at the Statue of Liberty


  • Brandon Chin received a National Scholastic Gold Key and National American Vision Gold Medal. He will be honored with his teacher, Jill Cyr, at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 7, 2018. His artwork will travel the US to six different locations and will be on display at the MET in New York.
  • Mrs.Carmen Ruggieri, one of the winners of the Autism Educator of the year award. Mrs.Ruggieri will be receiving the award on Wednesday, May 16 as part of the CoP in Autism meeting at 4:00 at RIC.
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Well Done!

East won the Tomorrow Funds' school challenge for their Annual Stroll. East raised the most money for children and their families who are battling cancer!!!
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Many students had an opportunity to learn first hand about the URI International Engineering program during a special visit from members of the URI program.

Important Information about Senior Prom!

The prom is on Friday, June 1, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Quidnessett Country Club, North Kingstown, RI. The cost is $30/person.

Ticket sales will run for 2 weeks beginning on Monday, May 7 through Friday, 5/18. This deadline will be strictly enforced. If you have any extenuating circumstances you must see Mr. Ougheltree between Monday, May 7 through Friday, 5/18 to explain your situation. There will be no exceptions made for anyone missing the time limit.

Ticket sales start after 3rd quarter grades have been posted and an ineligible list has been created by Mr. Potemri. Please be aware of your eligibility status and the eligibility status of your date before ordering your tickets. Please be aware that your “social eligibility” is monitored right through the day of the prom. If you become ineligible one week before the prom, every effort will be made to return the money for your ticket. However, if you become ineligible after a final count has been submitted to the prom venue, we cannot guarantee a refund.


  • there are only 50, 2018 yearbooks left! Don't miss out on Y(OUR) TIME! Order today on

Senior Send off Jackets- Order yours today!

Coach Simone has come up with CHSE Senior Send-off Jackets! If anyone is interested in purchasing a jacket, please see Mr.Ougheltree in room 405 or Coach Simone in room 217.

Roll Out the Black Mobile Museum

Mrs. Sabetta US history class had an opportunity to listen to guest speakers and see special memorabilia about African American history thanks to the "Roll out the Black Mobile Museum" visit to East.

Teacher appreciation

As we approach the month of May and with it, the celebration of teacher appreciation day, students at CHSE had an opportunity to choose the Cranson East teacher that inspires and motives them every day.

Congratulation to Mrs. Conte, Mr. Silva, and Mrs.DiCicco our top three teachers selected by our students!! Your amazing job is making a huge difference in the lives of our students.

Please stop by the bulletin board near the nurse to read about our other nominees.

Mrs.Victoria Conte

Science teacher

Mrs.Conte has been part of the East faculty for 19 years.

"What I love about my job is the students - every day it brings me so much joy to be able to get kids excited about learning and science. It is awesome to have students who might not have been that successful previously in science, grow to love and enjoy it! My students are awesome and I love them!!"

Mr. Peter Silva

English teacher

Mr.Silva has been a teacher at East since the 2003-2004 school year.

When asked what he loves about his job, Mr. Silva's said: "It's like asking me what my favorite Beatles' song is. That said, every day I walk into people I love deeply, including our administrators, our faculty, our staff, and especially, our students. They're the children I never got to have in life."

Mrs.Andrea DiCicco

English teacher

Mrs.DiCicco student taught in the special education department in the spring of 2002 and never left.

"Teaching allows me the opportunity to interact with students from all walks of life. Even though each day presents me with unique challenges, it is the hope that through these momentary gifts of time, my words or lessons will in some way resonate with students, helping them to reach their individual dreams. I love coming to East each and every day. The faculty and students truly have made this journey a blessed one."

Upcoming Events

  • -Rhode Island Promise Info Session with CCRI-for Seniors and Parents-May 1st@ CHSE Auditorium, 6:00-8 p.m.
  • Meeting with the Principal, Friday, May 4th, 8:00 a.m. Guidance conference room.
  • Spring Concert, May 8- CHSE Auditorium. 7:00 pm; free and open to the public.
  • May 7-11; Teacher Appreciation Week!
  • SENIOR STUDIO EXHIBIT & OPENING: Cranston Public Library, Opening May 9, 6-8pm
  • Senior Portfolio Presentations, May 10- Early dismissal.
  • National Honor Society,May 10, CHSE Auditorium @ 6:30:00 p.m.
  • CARWASH sponsored by the class of 2018 on SATURDAY, MAY 12. Donations will be accepted.
  • May 17- Academic Convocation, Cranston East Auditorium@ 7:00pm
  • NAHS ART EXHIBIT: Artists' Exchange, Rolfe Street, Opening, May 23, 6-8 p.m.
  • PawSox Most Improved Student Ceremony, May 26 @ 3:00pm @McCoy Stadium.