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Thundermist working with WWHS

April 16, 2012

Thundermist Health Center on Providence Street has plans to construct a community garden, with help from some students from West Warwick High School. Times File Photo.

WEST WARWICK — Students at the West Warwick High School’s facilities operation and management career pathways program are taking what they learn in the classroom and applying it to their community.

Department leader, Sean Doyle, of the Industrial Technology Department explained that this is the second year running the program at the high school.

The facilities operation and management career pathways is a two to three year program, which the students participate in for the first half of their day and academics in the last half of their day.

Students, who are enrolled in this at the high school, are also currently enrolled at the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center.

This allows the students to study a combination of management and technical skills regarding the operation of different residential and commercial facilities.

Doyle explained that one of the things the program tries to achieve is having the students plan projects. This gives the students a chance to plan, construct, fabricate and install within the school district and community.

Currently, students are collaborating with Thundermist Health Center to create a community garden at the center.

Executive Director at Thundermist Health Center, Xavier Arinez, explained that the center tries to promote healthy, outdoor activities.

In order to do this, he said the center tried to get various groups to participate in the community garden.

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