Astrid Cruz, '14 presents a check for $1000.00 to The Autism Project,
which she raised as part of her "Kicking Autism" Senior Project.
Karly Estes, '14 assisted by designing all the posters, tickets, and
other print media for the event.
Also pictured are Joanne G. Quinn, Exec. Director of The Autism Project and
Adam Flynn, Davies' Supervisor of Academic Instruction and
Astrid Cruz's Sr. Project mentor.
On Saturday, March 1st, Davies faculty and students participated in the
NEARI "Read Across America Great Schools" Expo. Davies' booth was
one of the highlights of the event. This was due in no small part to the
members of the Davies community who worked hard to put together a
great display. Student work and interactive pieces were thoughtfully chosen
to represent what Davies is all about. A thank you goes out to the following
students who gave up most of their Saturday to share with the public what
makes our school so special: N'deye Dabo, Blessing Gbemisola,
Wesley DeLaRosa, and Zac Steely.
The William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical High School is
named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education
William M. Davies, Jr. Career & Technical High School has been named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Davies was one of two schools in Rhode Island and one of 286 schools nationwide to receive this distinguished award. This national program recognizes public and private schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made.
In partnership with teachers, parents and staff, Davies has improved student's achievement by improving classroom instruction and expanding the curriculum, provided rigorous professional development and used data to assess student achievement gaps. Davies students not only are able to improve their academic levels in the core subject areas, they are able to achieve industry-based certifications and advanced college credit with the help of the business community and institutions of higher education.
Click on the link to the National Blue Ribbon Schools' website, www.nationalblueribbonschools.com to see the list of schools that were awarded this year.