Principal's Newsletter


March is Here!!

March has always been a busy time for learning at the Block Island School. Our teachers and students have been planning many activities to beat the mid-winter blues and keep our students engaged.

Middle Grades Poetry Workshop

Under the direction of our middle grades teachers and Nancy Greenaway, our students in grades 5-7 have been learning and creating poems in order to enter the Rhode Island State Council of the International Reading Association's 17th Poetry Anthology. The Theme this year is investigate the Earth- Create a Science Poem.

Speaking of poetry... Our own Kim Woodward will be representing our school at the Poetry Out Loud National Recitaton contest on March 16th at RISD's Museum of Art on March 16th.. Good Luck, Kim.

Spelling Bee Winners Announced

Congratulations to Alcy Stiepock-MacKay and Andre Miller our first and second place winners of our school Spelling Bee. Alcy will be representing our school at the State Bee on March 8th.

Colorful Kudos

Over our February break our custodial staff continued to brighten our school with newly painted walls.

Middle schoolers, Julia Gasner, Mary Conant and Fiona Crawford updated our "Celebration of Cultures Mural" and Millie Starr and Thea Monje under the direction of Lisa Robb, created a beautiful mural for our Conference Room.

8th grade Visits Brown!

Brown University, as part of their 250th birthday celebration, invited our 8th grade class to to explore their campus and academic departments. Sponsored completely by Brown University, our students spent a fun filled night at the Providence Biltmore Hotel while exploring the city! Thank you to Maureen Flaherty, Lisa Stiepock- MacKay and Eileen Miller for chaperoning this wonderful experience.

Senior Acceptances

We are proud that the college acceptances continue to role in for our seniors. To date, we have acceptances, many with scholarships, to New England Tech, Franklin Pierce College, The University of Rhode Island, and Wentworth institute of Technology.

Season's Change

Congratulations to our Athletes and coaches who put in a great deal of effort and time to make this a great basketball season. In the coming weeks, baseball and softball will fill our time with the many trips up to Heinz Field and hopefully, sun filled days watching games. Go Hurricanes!!