November 3rd, 2014
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A well-attended community conversation on dual-language immersion, a specialized, content-based approach to teaching kindergartners a foreign language, revealed overwhelming community support for the program.
Dual-language immersion is a program that aims to graduate students from fifth grade completely fluent in two languages - their native language and another. The South Kingstown District has its eyes on Spanish.
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EAST GREENWICHâ€” The Avengers football team hosted the Lincoln Lions this past Friday night and with East Greenwich coming off a loss to North Kingstown, they certainly wanted to make a statement.
EAST GREENWICH- The East Greenwich Avengers have been ready to make a historic playoff run this post-season. The team is 16-2, and has won 16 games for the first time since 2000.
Last Thursday, the Avengers wrapped up what has been a phenomenal season with a big victory against North Kingstown, winning the game, 2-0.
After what was a tightly contested first-half of play, two second-half goals helped the Avengers defeat the Skippers last Thursday night at East Greenwich High School.
CHARIHOâ€” Itâ€™s not every day that you get to witness an opening round playoff game between the third and sixth seeds extend into three overtimes. That happened to be the case in Chariho on Tuesday evening between the Chargers and Broncos, as both teams went head-to-head in the Division II field hockey quarterfinals with efforts to keep their playoff dreams alive by moving into the next round.
Itâ€™s almost unfair to specifically highlight one teamâ€™s success in a grueling match, which lasted roughly 86 minutes overall.
CHARIHOâ€” The Chariho Chargers had their first postseason victory this past Tuesday afternoon against Westerly in the Quarterfinal Round. The Chargers defeated Westerly, 2-1, in three sets at Chariho High School.
It was a great team effort from the Chargers on Tuesday afternoon. After falling behind and losing the first set to Westerly, the Chargers fought right back, winning the second set, 25-20. In the third and final set, the Chargers secured the first-round victory with a 25-18 victory to advance to the Semi-final round on Thursday afternoon.
COVENTRYâ€” It wasnâ€™t always pretty and it certainly wasnâ€™t perfect, but the three-time defending state champion Coventry volleyball team, led by seniors Jill Ward, Lizzy Carpenter, Jessica Maguire, Katie Cronin and Kelly DiBiasio, made their final regular-season home match a memorable one.
Ward, who will go down as one of the best players in the programâ€™s storied history, had 16 kills, nine digs and two aces, while Carpenter chipped in with 10 kills to lead the Oakers to a 25-17, 25-16, 25-20 Division I-South victory over visiting Chariho Friday night.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâ€”At its Oct. 14 meeting, the North Kingstown School Committee approved a lease option with Quonset Development Corporation in order to move into a new administrative building off Romano Vineyard Way next year. Assistant Town Solicitor Donald J. Maroney, however, is seeking clarification from the district as to the legal grounds of such an approval.
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