Career Tech Center

  • The school committee voted that the Career and Tech students will attend Toll Gate for academic classes starting in the fall of 2017. This will increase instructional time that was being lost because of transportation to and from their home schools.


Consolidation News

  • At the January 12th school committee meeting, the superintendent discussed the possibility of Lippitt students attending Veterans Junior High School and then Toll Gate High School.

  • Toll Gate Junior leaders visited with Warwick Veterans Junior leaders to build relationships and plan events.

  • January 6th, Veterans’ Juniors went to Pilgrim to discuss the Junior prom and receive a tour of the building. The students were excited about the positive opportunity.

  • January 27th, Toll Gate student council and other athletes will be meeting with Gorton 8th graders to welcome them to the school and provide information about the transition.

  • February 11th – Student orientation with Veterans’ students going to Pilgrim

  • February 25th – Veterans and Pilgrim joint PTO meeting

  • Starting in March, every Wednesday, 15 Veterans students will be bused to Pilgrim to shadow.

  • Veterans and Pilgrim athletes will be attending a team building and obstacle course program put on by the National Guard.


Middle School Transition:

  • Middle school exploratory courses were approved by the school committee on January 5th.  Please see this link for more information.

  • Forums were held on January 7th, 11th, and 13th for parents of student entering grades 7 and 8.  These sessions regarding exploratory courses were well attended and very informative.  If you have further questions please contact your child’s teacher.

  • Course selection forms are being sent home to parents of students in grades 6 and 7.  Families will have the opportunity to work with their child to choose desired exploratory courses.  Please return the forms by January 22nd to your child’s school.

  • A middle school sports survey will be distributed to 6th and 7th grade students to gauge interest in various sports that will be offered in the junior high schools next year.


Facilities:

  • Resurface or replace gym floors at Winman, Veterans and Pilgrim

  • Resurface tracks at Toll Gate and Pilgrim

  • Locker resurfacing, exterior doors for Veterans and Pilgrim replaced, digital signs for secondary schools


Teacher/Classified Staff Update:

  • A tagging system will be in place for materials being moved (green) and materials being discarded (red).  Labels are being ordered for teachers to identify their boxed materials.

  • We are currently working with the city to create a plan for discarded materials.