Bolts News

April 2018

Bolts Bazaar a great success!!

Thank you to all the vendors and the Cranston East community for making our first Bazaar possible. We can't wait to start planning for next year!


Mr. Howard Chun, a Cranston East Science teacher, and Ms. Christine Karpinski, mother of Cadet Joseph Bellotti, were recognized as "Honorary Colonel of the Regiment" for their outstanding support of the drill team and the JROTC program.
The Cranston East Unified Basketball team enjoyed another victory this past week in another exciting game vs. West with a final score of 28-26.

The tradition continues!

The class of 2021 hosted the annual 5-on-5 Dodgeball Tournament on Thursday, March 8th. It was a big success! The winners of the tournament were the team who rightfully referred to themselves as the Defending Champs: Robinson Antoine, Quinn Lanigan, Mack Hanley, Rayven DeOliveria, and Arieus Rapsberry. Thank everyone who was involved in and attended the event and we can’t wait until next year!

March Madness Winner

For the second consecutive year, the class of 2018 is the winner of our March Madness Celebration. Well done Seniors!

Second place: Sophomores

Third Place: Juniors

Fourth Place: Freshman

Pennies, pennies and more pennies!!!

Many student volunteers earned community service by counting and rolling change from our annual "Penny Wars". Under the leadership and passion of Victoria Conte, the school collected a total of $6249.12 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!!!!. Thank you, East!!

Coffee with Mr. Kelly?

Come to the Parent meeting with the principal- Friday, April 6th @ 8:00 a.m. in the Guidance conference room. All parents are welcome!

Beyond the classroom

Brown University Science Prep

Do you have a passion for science, math, or engineering?

Do you love understanding real-world phenomena through experimentation?

Do you just want to build stuff and eat free food*?

Check out BSP! We are a completely FREE program.

When: Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Brown University’s Campus

(Building: Barus and Holley, Room 168)

*free OJ and bagels are provided for breakfast

Check out our website: for contact information and more details.

See Mrs. Casavant or Mrs. MacNeill for more information.

Paid summer internships through PrepareRI

Thanks to a partnership between the Governor’s Workforce Board, RIDE, and Skills for Rhode Island's Future, we're excited to announce that the application for the PrepareRI Internship is now open. Rising seniors can apply through April 15, for the opportunity to be placed in a paid, six- to eight-week internship with one of 100 leading employers in the state.

Skills for Rhode Island's Future will help select students and will match them with employers for the summer of 2018. Applications will be accepted online only.

We hope to continue to grow this program as a way to scale up career readiness activities in a way that meets the needs of our state's employers and is also aligned with the work of our PK-12 schools. Encourage students to apply for this exciting opportunity before the April 15 deadline!

Calling all artist!

Reflections Literary Magazine will be holding a contest for artwork and photography for our 2018 Edition cover. The contest will run from April 2-April 27. You can drop off your artwork/photography to Mrs.Wahlberg in Room 317 or send as a jpg to Make sure to include your name and homeroom on your work or on your email. The winner will be awarded a gift certificate to BLICK Art Supplies.

Reflections is still looking for poetry, short stories, and essays for the 2018 edition of the magazine. Please continue to drop off your writing to Mrs. Wahlberg in Room 317 or with Mrs. Blais in the library.

The URI - International Engineering Program (IEP) is coming to East!!!

  • Dr. Niko Tracksdorf, the German IEP coordinator, will be visiting CHSE on April 24, during periods 4 & 5 to talk about the program and the German culture/language, along with German Engineering/ Business students who have returned from their year-long stay studying and interning in Germany.

  • Who should participate in the event?

  • Anybody who is interested in engineering, business, and studying foreign languages! Even if you are currently unclear about what college/major to pick, this event provides you with a unique opportunity to research possible career options!

  • Current seniors who have already been accepted to a Business/Engineering program at URI

    • If you are interested in participating, please see Mrs. Tully or Mrs. Tejada to sign up.

Support the Class of 2020 @ Pizzeria UNO, April 4th

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Are you looking for Community Service opportunities?

  • The Annual Tomorrow Fund Stroll will take place on Sunday, April 8th at Garden City. Students will earn 4 hours community service hours for registering and completing the walk. There is a required $20 registration fee to participate, but all funds go to help local children who are battling cancer. Please see Ms. V. Conte in room 442 for more information.

  • The Cranston afterschool programs hosted in Bain Middle School, Gladstone Elementary, and Edgewood Highlands are participating in our second year of STEM Mentoring. A program awarded to us by the Sea Research Foundation partnered with Mystic Aquarium and First Pic.This program introduces STEM to elementary aged students through fun, hands-on project learning. We need at least 6 volunteer mentors at each of our two elementary schools, Edgewood and Gladstone. Mentoring duties include working with a group of 4 students and assisting them with their projects, helping to set up and clean up all under the guidance and supervision of a certified teacher.

Becoming a STEM mentor not only gives a student volunteer hours, but it also provides them with positive life-changing experiences. They will also be granted the opportunity to participate in our summer camp programs, free field trips, and so much more.

For more information about this program, feel free to call 401-270-8718.

  • The annual Stillhouse Cove Shoreline Clean-up to be held on April 28, 2018, from 10 a.m. to noon. This will take place right down the street from Centennial House on Narragansett Boulevard. Please see Mrs. Tejada if you are interested in signing up.

More opportunites for community service

Community service activities are posted on the CHSE calendar. If any teacher/organization has an upcoming community service project and needs participants, please contact and it will be posted online.

If you are a student in need of community service hours, check the calendar! There are many opportunities for you to fulfill this graduation requirement. Remember, you must have five hours of community services per year is the student's responsibility to get it done!

Click on the link below to check some of the already approved community service activities.