Monday, June 10, 2013
The Class of 2013 has completed one journey and is starting another — what would you tell this year's crop of graduates?
It's hard to believe, but four years ago, they were timid freshmen. Saturday morning, the new group of Mt. Hope High School graduates walked the stage at Roger Williams University. And whether you're a recent graduate — or a "vintage" alum — you've no doubt gained some wisdom about your post-high school years. Haven't we all, at one time or another, said to ourselves: "If I could have only told myself then what I know now...?" Well, here's your chance — we're asking readers for their advice to the Class of 2013 at Mt. Hope High School. It can be insights about what it's like to get out of high school and into the "real" world, or advice about money, jobs, family — even something you wish someone had told you. Tell us: Do a little …
Saturday, June 8, 2013
The student's of Mt. Hope High School's Class of 2013 will receive their hard-earned diplomas today.
Mt. Hope High School's seniors will walk across the stage today, taking their first steps toward college and careers. Students of the class of 2013 will celebrate four years of hard work and perserverance at their graduation ceremony today at Roger Williams University. On Wednesday, the district held an awards ceremony to honor outstanding gradates in Mt. Hope High School's graduating class. The ceremony will take place today at noon at RWU, located at 1 Ferry Road in Bristol. Share your congratulations and stories of achievements of the class of 2013 on Patch!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
IMAGO Gallery in Warren is hostin the works of the you artists May 29 - June 14.
Mt. Hope High School students are getting the chance to be a part of Warren's thriving arts scene. Imago Foundation for the Arts will sponsor a special exhibit featuring the art work of students from Mt. Hope May 29 – June 14 at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market St., Warren. The public is invited to a free opening reception for the exhibiting student artists on Wednesday, May 29, 7 – 9 p.m. More than 50 art works by advanced art students in ceramics, sculpture, drawing, painting, photography and computer graphics will be on display. Regular gallery hours are 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and noon to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The last day of the exhibit is Friday, June 14. The gallery will be closed on Saturday, June 15. The Imago Foundation for the…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Newsweek, GoLocalProv.com, and RI-CAN recently offered their rankings of Rhode Island high schools. How do you look at this information?
Over the past couple of weeks, several sources — both local and national — have issued their rankings of high schools in Rhode Island. And while it may be an accomplishment to be named among the state's top high school by one group, parents and students may be left scratching their heads when they read results of other ranks. In the case of Mt. Hope High School, this year's ranks are pretty consistent. GoLocalProv.com ranked Mt. Hope 11th out of 49 in Rhode Island and the And the advocacy group RI-CAN listed Bristol-Warren 12th out of 39 school districts in school performance. Newsweek didn't include Mt. Hope in its national high school rankings. In the end, the question remains for parents of current — and future — high school students: …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The magazine's 2013 high school rankings were released this week.
Newsweek has ranked the high schools nationally, but the criteria the magazine used leaves Mt. Hope High School off of the list. East Greenwich High School (755), Portsmouth High School (1,244) and Lincoln High School (1,640) are the only Rhode Island schools in the Newsweek list. Narragansett, South Kingstown, Barrington and Exeter-West Greenwich — all of which joined East Greenwich in the Top 5 Rhode Island high schools, according to GoLocalProv — were left off the list. Mt. Hope ranked 11th on that list. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
A group of local students worked with staffers from Save the Bay on Tuesday to plant marsh grass that they'd cultivated in their classroom.
As part of the ongoing project to retore the natural marsh along Silver Creek in Bristol — and prevent Hope Street from flooding during heavy storms — a group of students from Mt. Hope High School descended into the marsh on Tuesday to plant cord grass that they'd grown in their classroom. The cord grass, known by its scientific name of Spartina alterniflora, is meant to chase off the invasive Phragmites australis, which has choked off water flow through the creek. A team of staffers from Save the Bay and representatives of the Save Bristol Harbor were also on hand to assist the biology students in identifying locations for their new plantings. Keith Maloney, vice president of the board of Save Bristol Harbor, explained the importance of…
Friday, May 3, 2013
The Rhode Island Treasurer was the featured speaker at Mt. Hope High School for the Personal Finance class taught by Anne Ricci.
Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina Raimondo visited Mt. Hope High School on Friday, May 3, to underscore the message of financial responsibility to students in the Personal Finance class taught by Anne Ricci. Raimondo, Supt. Melinda Thies, school committee member John Saviano, and People's Credit Union Business Development Officer Courtney Hunter were among the speakers for the class session, which also included a ceremonial awarding of completion certificates to the students. Hunter explained that students tend to be interested in the People's Credit Union-sponsored "EverFi" program because it concerns money, something every teenager thinks about. "I find that students have a natural curiosity about topics related to money — obviously…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Comic hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. performs at Mt. Hope High School tonight at 7. Tickets are $10 at the door.
The high school troupe is getting ready for their spring performance, scheduled for May 9 through 12.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The comic hypnotist brings his raucous act to the high school in support of the Class of 2013. $7 in advance/$10 night of show.