A new, old face!! Rob Closter joins the crew!
An Hour of Code
Block Island School participated in the "Hour of Code" for the third consecutive year. The initiative was started in 2012 to expose more students at all levels to coding (programming). It is part of Computer Science Education Week.
At the school, students in Grades 4-6 and 9-11 participated. Among the coding choices were Angry Birds, Frozen, Star Wars and Minecraft. Mr. Moran's freshman Computer Applications classes spent the whole week coding.
The "Hour of Code" is not limited to one week a year. If you would like to see what your child can do, or if you would like to try it yourself, go to <code.org/learn>.
Social Emotional Learning
Friends Helping Friends
PARCC scores coming to A mailbox Near You!!
Gallery of Events
Off Island Travel
Students of the Month
Dear Families, Faculty, Students and Community Members,
Starting this month, there will be a “Superintendent’s Corner” where I will communicate with you about school events, news, and information. This month, as the new superintendent, let me introduce myself and share with you some of my background. Following graduation from NY State University at Oneonta, NY, I started my educational career. It has led me to teach in Tennessee, New York, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island in a variety of positions. Most of my experience was with Cranston Public Schools as a teacher and administrator. When I started my first teaching position in Cranston, I never dreamed I would finish my career as a superintendent. It’s been quite an adventure and a wonderful learning experience.
On a personal note, this career would not have happened without a supportive family. My husband, Hans, and I have been married for 44 years. We have three sons and six grandchildren, ages 4 months to 7 years old. They are a delight and a wonderful gift!
It is said that “Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.” As this year winds down and a new year is on the horizon, I want to thank you for sharing your children with us. Each and every one of them is a special gift.
On Wednesday, we had the pleasure of seeing your children sing and play their instruments at the holiday concert. It was spectacular and it was so nice to see families and the community. The UnbelievaBELLS were fantastic as they played in the rotunda of the RI State House on Thursday, December 17th. And the basketball season has started. I’m looking forward to seeing the varsity team play at Rocky Hill this weekend.
Beginning December 23, we will enjoy our winter recess. Block Island School will be closed for the winter holiday. The school will reopen on Monday, January 4th. Then, just as it is every January, it will be full steam ahead for a very busy winter and finishing the first semester strong.
Again, thank you for sharing your children with us—they are the greatest gift of all. May the magic and wonder of the holiday season stay with you throughout the coming year! I wish you all a holiday season rich with the gifts of love, joy, and happiness.