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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 02-23-2017

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©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving North Smithfield, Blackstone and Woonsocket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE @ FEBRUARY 23-MARCH 1, 2017 Like us on Follow us on WACTC students make young girl's wish come true. PAGE 10 DREAM HOUSE Woonsocket High Seniors earn top spots at state meet. PAGE 14 TOP THROWERS CHS' Tenreiro heading to Mount Former All-Mountie will serve as academy's president CUMBERLAND – Alan Tenreiro, the Cumberland High School princi- pal who as the 2016 national princi- pal of the year injected pride town- wide, is leaving on June 30 to take on the role of president of Mount St. Charles Academy in Woonsocket. Pawtucket native Tenreiro, 42, is returning to Mount exactly 25 years after his graduation, when he was honored with the prestigious All- Mountie Award. His key mission, according to Gerald Piette, chairman of Mount's board of governors, is energizing the academy with the same aca- demic vigor Tenreiro brought to Cumberland, while growing a stu- dent body that currently educates 612 students in grades 6 to 12. Piette said this academy on Logee Street, founded and operated by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, can accommodate an added 400 students. In fact, at its peak in 2007- 08, before grade 6 was added, about 1,000 students were enrolled. Tenreiro is succeeding President Herve Richer, while Edward Burke will remain in his current role as principal, Piette said. Under Richer's leadership, most of Mount's class- rooms have been completely rebuilt in the past five years, with new floor- to-ceiling improvements, including new windows and state-of-the-art technology. News that Tenreiro will be tak- ing the helm of his alma mater was announced Wednesday afternoon in a press conference. Not imme- diately clear was the process the Cumberland School Committee will use in replacing Tenreiro. By MARCIA GREEN Valley Breeze Editor BREEZE PHOTO BY TOM WARD ALAN TENREIRO, Cumberland High School's principal and National Principal of the Year, will leave CHS June 30 to become the president of Mount St. Charles Academy in Woonsocket. Tenreiro, of Pawtucket, graduated from Mount 25 years ago, taught there, and now has a son attending the school. No. Smithfield school board settles issues with DATTCO NORTH SMITHFIELD – The School Department has settled a dis- pute with a transportation provider accused of overcharg- ing the town tens of thousands of dollars for services. And it has voted to extend the company's con- tract for an additional year. According to terms of a deal recommend- ed by Transportation Director Robert Meo, the town will pay $27,183 less than bus company DATTCO had originally billed for the 2014/2015 school year, and $28,590 less for the 2015/2016 year. For the current year, North Smithfield will pay DATTCO a flat rate of $323 per bus per day for ser- vices. "The savings generated average out to $29,000 a year, approximately, over what we were originally paying," said Business Manager Lisa Marcotte. Those savings will be added to some $15,000 in bond-related rebates already provided to the town By SANDY SEOANE Valley Breeze Staff Writer CLIFFORD See TENREIRO, Page 17 See BUSES, Page 4 T.H. MALLOY Oil | Propane | Bioheat | Generator | Boiler Service 401.333.0665 Visit our new website: T o geth er W e M ak e A D ifferen ce Are you looking Are you looking for a for a Check out the back Check out the back of our of our Classified section where Classified section where you'll find our advertisers' you'll find our advertisers' most current job offerings! most current job offerings!

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