Public Relations

Committee members working at a recent meeting.

The West Warwick Public Schools

Public Relations Committee

Mission Statement

The WWPS Public Relations Committee, in partnership with the entire community, is committed to providing and promoting timely and accurate information to the public in an open and transparent forum.

The WWPS Public Relations Committee believes that:

  • Education is the key ingredient to a successful future for the student and community
  • The WWPS is a highly respected school district and a leader in state and national educational initiatives
  • Members of the West Warwick Public Schools are dedicated individuals who serve its students and families
  • Promoting excellence in public education is essential to meeting the challenges of the future
  • All stakeholders need to posess shared understanding of educational priorities to make informed and responsible funding decisions
  • Challenging educational demands require commitment to innovation and excellence by all members of the community
  • All residents are stewards of this unique town and we can work together to enhance and celebrate community pride

Public Relations Committee Members

Patricia D'Alfonso, Co-chair, PDA ELA Implementation Coach, and WWTA Vice-President

Patricia Bentley, Teacher Wakefield Hills

Brian Coutu, Community Member

Tammy  D’Amico, Parent

Sean Doyle, Teacher and WWTA President

Oksana Goretaya, Student at WWHS

David Kenahan, Town Council Member  

Christine Kirch, Teacher at WWHS

Giuseppe Lancellotta, Teacher at Derring Middle School

Chris Messier, School Committee Member

Debra Miller, Parent and Council 94

Wayne Miller, Parent and Business Owner

Jim Monti, Director of Technology, Instruction, and ComplianceMelanie 

Melanie Moore, Teacher at Deering Middle School

Krista Noe, Student at WWHS

LindaGay Palazzo, Community Member

Dawn Packer, Parent 

Aime Petrangelo, Teacher at Horgan

Keith Remillard, Principal at Wakefield Hills

Alyson Satchell, Teacher at Greenbush

Karen Tarasevich, Principal at WWHS

Paul Vigeant, Director of Human Resources and Special Education 

Marcelline Zambuco, Teacher at Quinn

School and district news (updated 3.13.13)

K-12 Science and Social Studies Curriculum writing
Math Wizards gr. 2-4
Town wide chorus concert - April 10 @ WWHS 7 PM
Math Coach taped for a national show and aired on PBS


West Warwick High School SADD hosted a walkathon to benefit the Tori Lynn Andreozzi foundation.  The walk was held on April 6th at he high school track.  We had 123 people sign in that day to walk.  The great thing about this event was the community participation.  The students raised $2900.00 in sponsorship thought the community of West Warwick and beyond. They also obtained $400.00 in donations of gift cards, food, water etc for the walkathon. At the event, they had the services of DJ Anthony volunteered,  AT&T attended with a texting and driving simulator, Neighborhood Health and Thundermist took part.  The West Warwick Fire and Police Honor Guard attended the event as well as other fire fighters and police officers.  Senator Satchel and the Young Democrats as well as Congressman Langevin attended.  The community turnout was amazing.  Overall this event raised over $9300.00 dollars for the Tori Lynn Andreozzi Foundation!

West Warwick High School SADD took part in the annual MADD Mocktail competition It is a competition between all the high school SADD groups in the state to create the best non-alcoholic drink, design a table presentation that incorporates our drink, our victim, and the theme of the event which was imagine.  Our 21 kids created the Karate Kick Smoothy which uses frozen strawberries, bananas, coconut juice, lime and agave.  A drink for athletes.  At the event, the kids need to make their drink and give a presentation to all the people who visit the table.  Judges come around and rate each group.  Prizes are for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and there is a People's Choice award.  Attendees can get tickets and place them in the basket for which table they thought was best.  West Warwick won the People's Choice award this year having the most votes by the attendees.  

Not only do the kids have a great time, but they learn so much from both events.  They had to plan, set a time line, develop pledge forms and sponsorship forms, solicited sponsors, design the t-shirt and flyers, write letters, send thank you notes, learn budgeting and time management skills, and orally present information to many people.  The amount of work that went into this was immense They gained self esteem and the knowledge that they could make a difference in someone else life.  They also represented West Warwick High School in a very positive way.

Jason Project in WW - Curriculum and training
 Blackstone River Testing
Mystic Aquarium
Legally Blond musical with a crew of 60+
Jazz Band - 2nd place at the Berklee Jazz Festival
Vocal Sensation brought 500 attendees
High School bands in ST. Patrick’s Day Parade
National Honor Society fundraiser - St. Jude’s and Cystic Fibrosis
Student Council - raising money for student diagnosed with cancer
Senior student became an Eagle Scout
SADD - Walk a Thon - Torey Lynn Andreozzi - Saturday, April 6
Pre prom dinner for juniors or seniors - WW Prevention Coalition, WW Rotary,
SADD, and VASSA bringing speaker - April 30
Hockey coaches attended
Student artwork displayed at Salve Regina
Dress Down on Fridays for scholarships
Clothing closet
Literacy Night - 3rd annual in December
Joint with Deering
Guest author
School Store - joint project Literacy and Technology Academy
Fundraiser to buy resources
Band performing at Disney

Sound of Music musical this weekend
Showcase of talent
April Trip to Washington, DC
Chorus and Band trip to Disney
DMS students participated in the SMILE engineering competition at URI
No Name Calling Week - students displayed posters
Zeros Not Permitted program

Sweetheart Dance with dress swap and fashion show
Boys Choice dance
Family Learning days during the school day - literacy and math
Family Learning Night - April 9
Thanksgiving - gr. 3 - made apple pies and donated to homeless shelters
Sodexho Cooking competition - student won - salad will be served at lunch
Pasta for patients
Jump rope for Heart - $7459
SIT - lack of technology - look for grant funding and donations
Golden Apple Winner
Wakefield Hills
Tree decorating contest
Walk for Breast Cancer complete with Fire truck
Math Day
Coffee with principal - March 27
Pasta for Pennies - Leukemia and lymphoma - $2500+
St. Patrick’s Day social dance
Dress down fundraisers for needy individuals
Saturday School for intervention
Gr. 1 science project - eggs incubating
Monthly assembly for Math Wizards

Statewide Read aloud - Is your hair made of doughnuts?
Positive behavior system implemented this year
Literacy Nights - 3
School dances -
Bowling Party
Math Days - 2 (math games go home for families to play together)
Monthly Bingo Nights - fundraiser
Pennies for Patients  
Principal coffee
Saturday School for intervention
Healthy snacks two days per week
Irish Dancers coming Thursday
Annual Walk a Thon

Trick or treat night
Christmas visit with santa
Freescreening for children gr. 3-5

West Warwick Teachers’ Association  
Christmas Party - raised $500 for needy family at the high school
Scholarship Drive - 80% participation of staff for high school scholarships
FOM building float for the St. Patrick’s Parade to celebrate Centennial Celebration
Education Committee - training teachers in Reading and Mathematics

Centennial Weekend - September 20-22, 2013
What can we do for students?