Thursday, August 23, 2012
Looking for bus routes to local private elementary and high schools? Look no further.
If you've been waiting for the school bus routes to private schools provided by the Johnston School Department, we have the answer. Today, we're posting the bus schedules for the following schools: You'll find the .pdf document attached to this article for easy printing. [The file is 8 pages long; schools are in the order listed above.] Each school is listed with all of the bus numbers and their routes for both morning pick-up and afternoon drop-offs. Since the district has changed bus providers, parents of children with doctors' notes or information about who may pick up their students must resubmit this information to First Student, located on Green Earth Way. Call (401) 944-5880 for more information. And in case you missed the public …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Principal Lorraine Moschella celebrated her first graduation Mass and ceremony, while Pastor Charles Zanoni presided over his last, as his order will be leaving St. Rocco Church.
On June 11, St. Rocco School's eighth grade Class of 2012 celebrated their graduation with their proud family and friends supporting them at a liturgy held inside St. Rocco Church. Principal Lorraine Moschella explained 44 students received their eighth grade diplomas, of which 33 started their education at St. Rocco in either preschool or kindergarten. The Monday night ceremony was Moschella's first graduation as she led the procession to the church along with assistant principal Alfred Monaco, eighth grade teachers Mrs. Judith Carroccio, Mrs. Kerrie Crins-Driscoll, Student Council President Alisha Ciunci, Student Council Vice President Anthony Lanni, and the graduating students as music teacher and organist Cecelia Rodi's choir sang …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Diocese of Providence recently announced that it's accepting applications for the Financial Aid for Children’s Education of Rhode Island (FACE) program.
Students looking to attend one of Rhode Island's 42 Catholic schools — including St. Rocco School in Johnston — can get some help with tuition through the Diocese of Providence's Financial Aid for Children’s Education of Rhode Island (FACE) program. Gena Bianco-Robbins, a Johnston resident, is the director of the program. In a recent email message, she outlined some of the program's specifics, including eligibility requirements. The FACE program is directed at students in households with income of less than 250 percent of the federal poverty standard, Bianco-Robbins explained, with their need also verified by a third party. During the current school year, 162 students out of a total of 4,947 who received financial aid were through FACE…
Thursday, March 22, 2012
A total of 23 students earned spots on the Honor Roll at the local Catholic school.
St. Rocco School, located at 931 Atwood Ave., this week released its Honor Roll for the second trimester, which includes 23 students. High Honors with distinction: Grade 7 Daniella Ferranti High Honors: Grade 8 Marissa Chapkounian, Ariana Ciunci, Tyler Kumes, and Allie Miernicki-Dufresne Grade 7 Michael Bittner, Alisha Ciunci, Sydney DeCesare, Isabella Montecalvo, Jake Pezzullo, and Rachel Wade Grade 6 Michaela Kiley Honors: Grade 8 Alexis Arsenis and Sofia Cadden Grade 7 Jessy Chacon, Isabella Colapietro, Michael DiFabio Giana Ferreira, Alexandra Howe, Naja Sasa, and Jenifer Wallitsch Grade 6 Jose Estrada and Ethan Michael
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The local Catholic school's girls' basketball team earned a playoff berth with their 27-25 win over St. Peter's School of Warwick.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Editor's note: The following was submitted by Johnston Police Deputy Chief David DeCesare, who also serves as coach of the St. Rocco girls' Midget basketball team. The St. Rocco School girls Midget basketball team took first place in a recent tournament held at Immaculate Conception School over the school vacation. St. Rocco's beat St. Peter's from Warwick in the Championship game, 27-25. St. Rocco completed the regular season as League Champions in the Catholic Athletic League's Midget D-2 North Division with a record of 12-0. They begin playoffs this week.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Music Teacher Cecelia Rodi directed the student performances as part of the school's "A Season of Song" Christmas pageant on Dec. 21.
Students at St. Rocco School performed their annual Christmas pageant on Dec. 21 inside St. Rocco Church. Titled 'A Season of Song,' the series of performances featured students in different costumes according to the cultural theme they honored. "Every year we try to perfect the pageant," said music teacher Cecelia Rodi, who added the students had been practicing their songs and dance routines for several weeks leading up to the pageant. For this year's pageant, each grade performed their own special theme, singing Christmas songs from all over the world. Check out the accompanying photos for scenes from the St. Rocco Christmas pageant.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Here's where to find the school lunch menus for Johnston schools, including St. Rocco School.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Students dressed as their favorite saints for the Feast of All Saints Day at St. Rocco Church on Nov. 1.
First-graders at St. Rocco School celebrated the Feast of All Saints on Nov. 1 by dressing as different saints for the annual All Saints Day Mass. Alfred Monaco, who has been the school's assistant principal for five years, said the first graders have been dressing as saints for the mass for many years. Students in the two first grade classes, taught by Lori Sweeney and Maryann Bennett, all participated by choosing a saint and dressing as that saint for the Mass, and wrote a report about their saint. Check out the accompanying photo gallery for scenes from the All Saints Mass at St. Rocco Church.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Lorraine Moschella started in her new position on Oct. 3, the Diocese of Providence announced.
In a press release issued Oct. 5, the Diocese of Providence announced that Lorraine Moschella, who most recently served as principal of L. McGuire School in North Providence, has been named the new principal of St. Rocco School. Moschella succeeds Magdalen Chianese, who left the position just before the end of the school year in June. “As a parent who has personally observed the benefits of a Catholic education, I am pleased with this appointment to serve St. Rocco Parish, school parents and students,” Moschella is quoted as saying in the release. “I have long appreciated the spirit and charity that a parochial education offers and feel it is a natural progression of my professional and spiritual life to be drawn to a career as a principal…
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Students at Thornton Elementary and St. Rocco's School arrived for their first day of school, which had been rescheduled from last week.
On Sept. 6, Johnston students went back to school. They were originally scheduled to go back on Aug. 31, but school officials postponed the start date because of continued power outages and concerns about transporting students. As the early morning rain fell, children and their parents — armed with rain coats, umbrellas and backpacks — marched into the school doors to start their new year. For preschoolers at St. Rocco School, it was their first day of school, as the older grades started school on Sept. 1. JohnstonPatch stopped by St. Rocco and Thornton Elementary Schools to catch these glimpses of the first day of school.