Classes at Warwick Veterans Jr. High School have been canceled today for elevated teacher absences as a dispute over a long-expired contract between teachers and the Warwick School Committee after a vote of no confidence in Superintendent Philip Thornton and School Committee Chair Bethany Furtado by the Warwick Teachers Union Tuesday.
Director of Buildings and Grounds Steven Gothberg updated the Warwick School Committee on HVAC upgrades to Warwick Veterans Jr. High and conversion of the Gorton building into administrative space Tuesday night.
A puddle created by a septic system backup today at Warwick Veterans Jr. High School has been cleaned will not disrupt a dance scheduled tonight at the school, said Supt. Phil Thornton, though fixing the issue that caused it, tying the back half of the school into the city’s sewers and building a pumping station, may cost an estimated $250,000.
Holding signs that read “Class size matters” and “Dr. Phil – Stop Wasting Tax Payer Money,” and “Contract Now,” the auditorium of Toll Gate High School was nearly full for the meeting of the Warwick School Committee held on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The high turnout was due to an item at the bottom of the meeting’s agenda – elementary school consolidation – as well as complaints by parents and teachers about the first week of school.
Construction upgrading Warwick Veterans Middle School and Pilgrim High School, in progress since June, continued Tuesday afternoon as Mayor Scott Avedisian, Superintendent Philip Thornton, and School Committee Chairwoman Bethany Furtado toured the buildings, inspecting the work that will prepare the new middle school and expand the high school to accommodate former Warwick Vets High Schoolers.
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Warwick, RI —The 53rd and final matchup between annual Thanksgiving rivals Pilgrim and Warwick Veterans, at best a bittersweet occasion, tested the mettle and sportsmanship of the Hurricanes as they […]
Warwick, RI – Warwick Vets students competed in a Humvee push, jumped down and on a bounce house, played games and entered a raffle at the end of school Friday, all wearing pink, to benefit breast cancer research.