Bolts News

February 2020

Please join us for the Second Semester Open House -Thursday February 6th

Cranston High School East welcomes you to its Second Semester Open House. This evening provides you with an opportunity to meet our administrative team and faculty. You will be able to follow your son’s/daughter’s regular school day schedule. It is our hope that this experience will give you a better understanding of what is expected of your child from their teachers. The four years your child spends with us are important and will strongly influence his/her direction for the future.

Open House Program Schedule

6:00- 6:05 Advisory

6:10-6:18 Period 1(Green)

6:23-6:31 Period 1(White)

6:36-6:44 Period 2(Green)

6:49-6:57 Period 2(White)

7:02-7:10 Period 3(Green)

7:15-7:23 Period 3(White)

7:28-7:36 Period 4(Green)

7:41-7:49 Period 4(White)

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Valentine's Day Carnation Sale

It’s that time again!!!!

Make your special friends feel very special on Valentine’s Day by receiving a Valentine's carnation with a message attached. Valentine carnations will be delivered to that special person’s advisory on Valentine’s Day! Valentine carnations are only $1!

Please help the Class of 2022 with their Valentine’s Day Carnation Sale!!!

To order a Valentine's carnation you need to know that special person’s name and advisory room number.

We also provide another option; if you would like to hand-deliver the Valentine carnation to that special person yourself, you can pick up your order in room 405 on Valentine’s Day morning.

Valentine carnations may be ordered in room 405 before or after school from February 3-13 and at all lunches in the main cafeteria starting on February 5.

Please order early. In the past, we have had snow days during our sale that reduced the opportunity to make those special people feel special. So, order your carnations early and often. This is the Class of 2022’s main FUNdraiser, so let’s make our 2020 Valentine’s Day Carnation Sale the best ever! It has always been the goal of this event to make everyone at Cranston HS East feel special on Valentine’s Day. Let’s make it happen! Go Bolts!!

Attention Seniors!

A representative from Jostens will be here on February 6th to address the senior class regarding the purchase of caps and gowns. The following Thursday, February 13th, a representative will return to accept payments for your purchases. Payments can be made in the senior café during all lunches on February 13, 2020. Please make every effort to attend the assembly in order to make the ordering of

your graduation materials accurate.

Class Spotlight: English 11 AP

Ms. Aspeel’s and Ms. Branca’s English 11 AP students read stories from female authors of the 19th Century to study women’s roles at the time. They examined how the protagonists’ mental states were reflected in their physical surroundings. They then created their own visuals to represent different emotional states and presented these to their classmates.

Great job!

Looking for an after school activities?

ARTS, Inc. will be meeting on Wednesdays after school in room 223 beginning this week.

Come join us for some relaxing time as we enjoy art, music, and conversation. New members are encouraged. See Ms. Hathaway in room223 with any questions.

Calling all writers!

Reflections Literary Magazine announces its Annual Short Story Competition!!! Submit/Share your best work to Mrs. Wahlberg in a

Google Doc (in editing mode, please) Your Story must be TYPED in Times New Roman #12. Make sure your name and advisory rm # are clearly printed on your story. Deadline: March 20, 2020. Prizes will be awarded!

Cranston East Bowling League

This year at Cranston East we have our first-ever Bowling League!! Through the leadership efforts of senior students, Elyjahdae Lamy and Troy Santopadre, a club bowling league at Cranston East started in January 2020. There are currently 61 participants, including three faculty member teams. Bowling takes place at Lang’s Bowlarama on Wednesday afternoons for a six week period through February. Sixteen teams are competing against each other each week for the title of “Champions”. This is an excellent activity that keeps the students active and focused, while also promoting community relationships. Students are fundraising for the cost of the bowling and shoe fees, and would like to thank everyone who has donated their time and money to help with the start of the league, especially Officer Davis!

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Feeling the winter bues?

Join East Ballroom Dancing 101!

Professional Ballroom instruction

  • Learn basic steps

  • Partnership work
  • Make new friends
  • Have fun!

Fridays after school beginning February 7th

Room 160


**Click on the google form below and just sign up!

**No experience necessary.

**Open to CHSE students & faculty


Just click on the google form below to register!

Youth Force East/ Leadership Conference Opportunity for Students

Youth Force at CHSE is raising awareness about distracted and impaired driving.

Students can join the effort on Wednesday, February 5th from 2-3 p.m. in Room 223. We will make awareness posters to be displayed around school before Open House, February 6th. Refreshments will be provided, and community service hours will be available.

We will also discuss the upcoming (FREE!) Youth Summit, August 4-7th, 2020 held at Rhode Island College. It will be an incredible event to kick-off a year-long commitment to traffic safety! Parents and students can learn more and fill out an online application at

For more information about Youth Force at Cranston East, or to discuss the impact of drugs and alcohol on student safety and well-being, please contact Tonya Douce, Student Assistance Counselor: or 401.270.8329,

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will “hang its hat” on a continued discussion of


In the LIBRARY 7:30am-9:00am

We will continue our focus on the student body…building a community of mindful students who participate in clubs and activities; attend school regularly and on time; exhibit BOLTS PRIDE; embrace a “growth mindset”.

You are invited to be a part of this positive energy at EAST… RSVP to

We will be serving breakfast and raffling off prizes...


WELCOME from Mr. Kelly, Principal CHSE

  1. Department chairpersons will present information about courses from their respective departments with a highlight on new courses…and how the courses connect to Pathways offered at CHSE (which we heard about from Mrs. Campbell at our last breakfast in October).

  2. Growth Mindset-follow up activities.

Get ready for CHSE Band Week!!

A fun weeklong event for the entire family!
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Upcoming Events

  • Second Semester Open House- February 6th. 6-8:00 pm
  • Meeting with the Principal - Feb 14 th@8 am- Guidance Conference Room
  • Winter Break- February 17-21.