Building Bonds On and Off Stage: ES3 Thespians Celebrate Family with Annie, KIDS
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by Chiv Heng
23h ago
“This theater program will forever hold a special place in my heart and I am excited to see the countless students it will continue to touch in the years to come.” – Rihanna G., 4th Grade Thespian “Amazing” appears to be the word of the week as ES3 is still buzzing with excitement after the ES3 Thespians production of Annie, KIDS on Friday. Other words flying around the halls to describe the show include “perfect”, “fantastic”, and “the best thing we have ever done.” The performance took place at BVP sister school, ES2, where the auditorium buzzed with anticipation last Friday. The air was fil ..read more
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BLACKSTONE VALLEY PREP AND THE YMCA OF PAWTUCKET ANNOUNCE HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP
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by Chiv Heng
23h ago
PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Starting in the 2025-2026 school year, Blackstone Valley Prep High School (BVPHS) scholars will have the opportunity to attend classes and engage in extracurricular activities in a newly built out education hub at the Pawtucket Family YMCA. This partnership will not only enable BVPHS to successfully serve all of its incoming high school scholars, it will also result in a historic investment in the city of Pawtucket. “I want to commend Blackstone Valley Prep and the YMCA of Pawtucket on their transformative partnership,” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “This educational hub wil ..read more
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BVP AWARDED $500,000 GRANT FROM THE OFFICE OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
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by Bridget Gadoury
4M ago
CUMBERLAND, R.I. – Blackstone Valley Prep is humbled to announce that it has been awarded a Fostering Diverse Schools Demonstration Grant from the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education in the amount of up to $500,000 to be disbursed over a two-year period. The FDS Demonstration Grants Program is intended to help build the capacity of local educational agencies, such as BVP, to meet the needs of students, including academic, social, emotional, and mental health by increasing access to and equity in diverse and inclusive learning environments. In total, the U.S. Department of Education aw ..read more
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Beyond High School: BVP’s Transformational Approach to College and Career Counseling
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by Bridget Gadoury
4M ago
The first full week in February marks National School Counseling Week. We chatted with members of our expert college and career counseling team at BVP High School, Ashley Gemma and Lorena Arango, to learn more about their insights around student-centered college and career counseling and best practices in supporting the family decision about the path for their scholar after their high school journey. L to R: Ashley Gemma, BVPHS Graduate Lianne Aguilar, Lorena Arango, Director of College & Careers David Jose   Describe your role at BVP and your professional background. AG: I graduated ..read more
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ES3 Thespians Perform Frozen KIDS
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by Bridget Gadoury
4M ago
“This was one of the best productions I have ever been in. Everyone had a great time, and it was so amazing to be in the play!” – Elementary School 3 Fourth Grade Cast Member   The auditorium was packed on Friday night as the ES3 Thespians took the stage to present their musical production of Frozen KIDS. Before the curtains lifted, scholars were filled with anticipation as they peeked from backstage to see their sold out audience waiting to be transported to the magical village of Arendelle. From the moment the first notes of “Let the Sun Shine On” rang out, the audience was captivated ..read more
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PRIDE Press | October 2023
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by Bridget Gadoury
4M ago
The post PRIDE Press | October 2023 first appeared on Rhode Island Charter School | Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy ..read more
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Sarah Anderson: My Favorite Civil Rights Books
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by Bridget Gadoury
4M ago
By Sarah Anderson, CEO and Superintendent As we head into Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, I am reminded of some of my favorite books about civil rights — books that I have shared with students and my own children over the years, and ones that I have come back to many times. Some, like The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson, tell stories of friendships across lines of difference through gorgeous illustrations. The paintings in the old BVP favorite Tar Beach are by famed Black artist Faith Ringgold. When my children were very little, they wanted me to read it over and over (and over) so they c ..read more
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ARTS Initiative
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by Bridget Gadoury
4M ago
“Feed the body food and drink, it will survive today. Feed the soul art and music, it will live forever.” – Julie Andrews Scholars across our network are enjoying a range of new creative experiences thanks to a grant from the Rhode Island Department of Education. The Art Reengages Talent in all Students Initiative, or the ARTS Initiative, is dedicated to supporting local schools as they rebuild or strengthen their arts program coming out of the pandemic. It’s designed to help provide opportunities so that all students can participate in the creative process no matter their background or income ..read more
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Maria Isabel Herrera: I know first-hand the positive impact of BVP
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by Bridget Gadoury
4M ago
My name is Maria Isabel Herrera, I am both a Cumberland resident and a senior attending Blackstone Valley Prep High School. I have been a part of the BVP community ever since kindergarten. For every BVP student that you may come across, each and every one of us has a different story to tell, I would like to share mine: I am a proud daughter of Colombian immigrants, where my parents come from, opportunities can be scarce and limited due to multiple factors such as age, class, economic status, etc. In hopes of a better life and future, my mother decided to come to the United States in order to f ..read more
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BVP ANNOUNCES NEW EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP WITH WESTERN GOVERNORS UNIVERSITY
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by Bridget Gadoury
4M ago
Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy (BVP) and nonprofit, accredited Western Governors University (WGU) announced the signing of an agreement that creates pathways for BVP new teachers to earn a WGU School of Education bachelor’s or master’s degrees. As part of the agreement, BVP employees will be eligible to apply for the WGU K-12 Partner Scholarship in the amount of $2,500, which is disbursed in increments of $625 per semester for up to four terms based on satisfactory academic performance. “At Blackstone Valley Prep, our staff’s development and professional growth is critically important ..read more
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