The Raider Report

Charles E. Shea High School

Shea Prepares for Graduation on June 13 at Rhode Island College's Roberts Auditorium

This year, Shea's Graduation Ceremony will take place at Roberts Auditorium on the Rhode Island College Campus. Graduates, teachers, administration and families will be invited to this year's celebration at Roberts Auditorium. This venue will be more able to accommodate our many attendees. The ceremony will take place at 6p.m.

Prom Night in Newport, Rhode Island

This year's Jr/Sr Prom took place on May 10 at the Atlantic Beach Club in Newport, RI. Students arrived dressed to the nines and enjoyed a beautiful evening. The ocean-themed night allowed students to enjoy the beach front view, as well as a delicious chicken dinner and sundae bar. In addition, many students enjoyed riding a coach bus from Shea to and from the event!

Michael Bonilla and Lexus Galvao were crowned Senior King and Queen. Christopher Mainville and Najah Goncalves were crowned for the Junior Class.

A wonderful night was had by all!


The After Prom Extravaganza (APE) was a lock-in event that was held for the first time after the Junior/Senior Prom and ran from midnight until 5am. It was NO COST to the students. The purpose of this event was to give students an opportunity to relax and enjoy time together after the prom, but in an environment free from drugs and alcohol. Students were provided with inflatable obstacle courses, basketball, card and board games, a movie room, and endless amounts of pizza, Del's Lemonade and more.

The Shea Community Garden

Mr. Palazzo has a green thumb-and so do his students!

The Shea High Community Garden is finally up and running! There was a dream by many people here at Shea to offer healthy food choices and this is just the beginning. All students are welcome to go the garden and pick what they like at any time. The fruits and veggies are organic, fresh, and contain no harmful chemicals. This is a part of the nutrition program started by Mr. Miller, Mr. Palazzo, Ms. McKale, Mr. James, and many others here at Shea who believe that healthy bodies equal healthy minds!!! The garden is located on the exit road on the left side of our building against the fence. Stop by and grab some nutrition!

Below are some pictures of the Community Garden.

Bryan Quinlan, Senior, awarded Red Sox Foundation Scholarship

Bryan Quinlan, Shea HIgh School Baseball Team starting pitcher, was awarded the "Red Sox Foundation Scholarship" on May 11. This foundation's focus is in serving the health, education, recreation, and social service needs of children and families across New England. Their goal is to harness the passion our fans have for the Red Sox and transform it into a vehicle for positive change in our community. Bryan applied for this scholarship by writing an essay about his plan to support the foundation's goals. He was awarded $1000 by John Henry, GM of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park! Congratulations Bryan!!

(Below Bryan receives his award from John Henry at Fenway Park.)

Out "4" a Great Day with Mr. Miller

On Friday, May 31, all of the Shea Students who scored a "4" on the NECAP tests were treated to lunch at Charlio's Restaurant in Narragansett and a day at the beach. Congrats to all of those who were invited!!

Students who scored a 4 on the NECAP tests gather for a group photo in Narragansett on May 31.

News from the Art Department

The Art Club is currently holding a fund raiser where you can make your own "Tie-Dye" shirt! Either bring your own shirt to tie-dye and pay $2.00 or we supply the shirt and you paid $5.00. This will take place in Room 342 after school-- times and dates will be announced. ALL ARE WELCOME--ALL STAFF TOO!!

The annual district-wide May Arts Festival took place on Monday, May 13, at the JMW/Jenks complex. Many Shea students had their drawings and photos on display. If you did not get a chance to attend, check out the artwork on the first floor.

Superintendent Deborah Cylke has arranged for Shea's exemplary artwork to be displayed at Tunstall (, a new high tech company moving to Pawtucket. They specialize in medical monitoring devices. Tunstall will adorn their main entry with artwork designed by our students.

Three students were recognized by the art department on Honors Night. Each student received a certificate, a check for $50, and few essential art supplies.

Iussara Ferreira

Since her freshman year this dedicated student has taken just about every art class Shea had to offer! Her common sense approach to problem solving, her dedication, and her perseverance are what make her so successful in achieving what sometimes looks like an impossible solution to any problem. Even after the semester was over, Iussara could not leave her artwork until it was thoroughly finished to her liking. This is why this young lady stood out as being the most deserving of the Excellence Award.

Dialougo Sissiko

Most of us are fortunate to have many adults that can support us at home. But, sometimes fate impedes the chance of having an easy family life. Regardless of how difficult her personal life became, this student never gave up striving for excellence in everything she touched. Her work has that quality that can only be achieved by those students that appreciate great craftsmanship. For her impeccable artwork filled with great personal and symbolic meaning, The Achievement in Art Award went to Dialougo Sissiko, also known as, ‘Mommy.’

Vangter Lor

This quiet, low-key student has spent at least a quarter of his high school years in art classes. Whether it be a sculpture, a painting or a drawing, this young man embedded his distinct, cultural marks on his work. While other students struggled to find meaning or to even start their artwork, he never seemed stuck for the solutions to whatever art problems were thrown at him. While some students labored creating one piece with little meaning, this young man would do double the work in record time with surprising meaningful symbols and themes. His unstoppable imagination and creativity are 21st Century qualities employers are seeking. Vangter Lor was awarded the Veronica Farrell Book Award.


On June 6, Shea High School held it's Upward Bound Graduation for the students that participated in this program. Kevin Argueta was awarded a $2500 scholarship for his winning essay which he read to the audience. Emerizialina Moreira and Caitlyn Salisbury each won book award scholarships.

Since 1966, the Rhode Island College Upward Bound Program has opened the door to a more prosperous future for over 2,000 high school students. It is one of more than 950 programs throughout the country that is funded by the federal government, and is the only such project in Rhode Island.


Shea's first "Senior Prank" involved wrapping Mr. Miller's car in plastic wrap on June 5. According to Mr. Miller, he knows "it is the seniors' way of welcoming" him to Shea High School this year.

Upcoming Events at Shea High School, June 2013:

June 11- Senior/Faculty Softball Game, Read Field, 6pm

June 12- Cap and Gown/Report Card Distribution for Seniors/Six Flags Trip

June 13- Graduation Rehearsal for Seniors at RIC, bus leaves Shea at 9:15 am,

Graduation Ceremony same day at Rhode Island College's Roberts Auditorium, 6pm

June 21, 24-26- Final Exams for all underclassmen

June 26- Last day of School for all students

June 27-Professional Development and last day of school for Teachers