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The North Providence Breeze 10-16-13

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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A Valley Breeze Newspaper OCTOBER 16-22, 2013 FREE Breeze The north providence Reel Fright Man About Town R.I. International Horror Film Festival is this weekend. LIVING NP's Chucky Tramonti celebrates his 25th birthday. PAGE 3 @ "Like" us on Search for The Valley Breeze Newspapers Football facility will be ready for opening day By ETHAN SHOREY Breeze Staff Writer breeze photo by ethan shorey Jim Fuoroli, head of facilities for the town and its schools, describes the new and improved athletic facility behind North Providence High School. NECAP report: Dismal scores for North Providence middle-schoolers By MEGHAN KAVANAUGH Valley Breeze Staff Writer NORTH PROVIDENCE – Fewer than 10 percent of middle school students in North Providence are proficient in science, according to 2013 New England Common Assessment Program results released last month by the Rhode Island Department of Education. Only 9.5 percent of Birchwood Middle School students are proficient, the report states, while Ricci Middle School students tested slightly higher at 9.8 percent proficient. At a School Committee meeting on Sept. 25, Supt. Melinda Smith discussed science goals for the district that include implementing scientist workbooks, revising K-12 curriculums to align with the Next Twin Rivers Hearing is pairing with Twin River Casino Please join us for: Sound Advice o in ther.MarrnKing M y ay with D WHEN: Tuesday, December 3rd WHERE: Club 100 Room at Twin River Casino TIME: 10:00AM FREE to the Public! Attendees receive a $10 chip to Twin River Casino and be entered in a raffle to win a $500 chip. Call today to book your spot. Seats are limited and breakfast is provided! Dr. Mary Kay Uchmanowicz Licensed Audiologist, 30 Years NORTH PROVIDENCE – A move to improve the football facilities at North Providence High School is rapidly progressing and will be done in time for the first home game of the season this Saturday, Oct. 19, according to town workers. "Everyone's going to love it," promised Jim Fuoroli, superintendent of facilities for the town and schools. Fuoroli told The Breeze that a new entryway should be done and sidewalks poured by mid-week, giving Cougar football fans improved access to the bleachers and a better overall view when they arrive for a matchup with Shea High School at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. The team has played its first five games on the road. A new walkway will guide patrons straight from a new 151 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917 401-349-0456 ©2013 Breeze Publications Inc. entryway at the edge of the high school parking lot down one walkway to another walkway lined up parallel with the facility's concession stand. From there fans will have the option to take a right or left to walk to either end of the stands. A small ramp will replace the three steps going up to the back door of the concession stand. The new entrance to the athletic complex is located directly behind the concession stand, which will now be the focal point of the athletic complex instead of being hidden behind the foliage. "We're bringing it out so everyone can see it," said Fuoroli. Town workers finished removing five large trees right behind the concession stand last week, said Fuoroli. A new roof was installed, replacing the old one that had been badly damaged by dangling branches. See FACILITY, Page 6 Generation Science Standards, utilizing Discovery Education content, and establishing inquiry-based programs for students in kindergarten through grade 8. The district is piloting a digital science text book at both middle schools, and it is working with the East Bay Collaborative to provide teachers with professional developSee SCORES, Page 4

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