10 questions with … Ryan Durgin

Ryan Durgin is responsible for all aspects of computer setup, installation, troubleshooting, service, upgrades and maintenance. Prior to joining our staff in December 2017, he served as IT support specialist for Neighbors Emergency Center and Optum Healthcare. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies from the University of Rhode Island.

1. What do you like doing outside of work hours? Any hobbies?

I like to watch TV, spend time with my two cats and homebrew beer.

2. What fictional family would you like to be a member of and why?

“The Simpsons”; I’ve always been a big fan. I was Bart’s age when I started watching and now I’m older than Homer.

3. What’s on your travel bucket list?

I’ve never been to Ireland, and I’d really like to go. My grandparents on my mom’s side grew up there and it seems like everyone else in my family has already been.

4. What’s your guilty pleasure binge TV/streaming service show?  

Anything Marvel on Disney+. I’m watching “Moon Knight” right now and it’s great!

5. What is the first album/CD/digital download you bought?

Cassette tape: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince “He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper”

6. What is the last thing you read for fun?

“Experimental Homebrewing: Mad Science in the Pursuit of Great Beer” by Denny Conn and Drew Beechum

7. If you had to delete all but three apps from your phone, which ones would you keep?

Waze, Discord and Gmail.

8. What is your favorite time of day and why?

I like the morning; I can get things done without distractions.

9. Have you ever met anyone famous? What did you talk about?

I met comedian Artie Lange and he insisted I looked exactly like Babe Ruth.

10. What is your favorite part of your job?

I like being proud of the company I work for. I think we do great work and help a lot of students!

High schoolers practice nature photography skills

Students photograph specimens at the Rhode Island School of Design Nature Lab during Project Open Door over April vacation. We thank Taco/The White Family Foundation for providing funding for our students to explore the arts through this program.

April Break Programs

Grades 6, 7, and 8

Anything highlighted in blue below is a link to the registration form and more details for that opportunity! The information included in the registration is available in English and Spanish. If your child attends a district that is not listed, register them for the nearest district/bus stop. 

¡Todo lo resaltado en azul a continuación es un enlace al formulario de registro y más detalles para esa oportunidad!  La información de registración incluida dentro del enlace azul está disponible en inglés y español.  Si su hijo (a) asiste a un distrito que no figura en la lista, regístrelo en el distrito o la parada de autobús más cercano a usted..

COLLEGE INFO DAYS 
9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Hosted at Calcutt Middle School in Central Falls 

 

Monday, April 18 
Providence Crusaders 
Afternoon trip: Battleship Cove 

 

Tuesday, April 19 
Central Falls and Pawtucket Crusaders 
Afternoon trip: Roger Williams Zoo 

 

Tuesday, April 19 
Woonsocket Crusaders 

Afternoon trip: Roger Williams Zoo 

 

Thursday, April 21 
Central Falls and Pawtucket Crusaders 
Afternoon Trip: Patriot Hall 

 

Friday, April 22 
Providence Crusaders 
Afternoon trip: Audubon Society 

STEM DAY 
9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Hosted at Calcutt Middle School in Central Falls

 

Thursday, April 21 
Cranston and West Warwick Crusaders 
Afternoon trip: United Skates of America 

High School

Anything highlighted in blue below is a link to the registration form and more details for that opportunity! The information included in the registration is available in English and Spanish. If your child attends a district that is not listed, register them for the nearest district/bus stop.

 ¡Todo lo resaltado en azul a continuación es un enlace al formulario de registro y más detalles para esa oportunidad!  La información de registración incluida dentro del enlace azul está disponible en inglés y español.  Si su hijo (a) asiste a un distrito que no figura en la lista, regístrelo en el distrito o la parada de autobús más cercano a usted..

COLLEGE VISITS 

Transportation and lunch will be provided.

Monday, April 18 
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Grades 10 and 11 
New England Tech 

 

Wednesday, April 20 
9:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Grades 10 and 11 
Emmanuel College 

GETTING TO COLLEGE CONFERENCE 

9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Grade 11 
Hosted at Rhode Island College (RIC) in Providence
Transportation and lunch will be provided.

Monday AND Tuesday, April 18-19 

Providence and Cranston Crusaders

 

Wednesday AND Thursday, April 20-21  

Central Falls, Pawtucket, and Woonsocket Crusaders 

UCRU (Transition to College Program)

9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Grade 12/graduating seniors
Hosted at Rhode Island College (RIC) in Providence
Transportation morning snack and lunch will be provided.

Three-day program, Tuesday to Thursday, April 19 to 21

BOLETÍN FAMILIAR DEL COLLEGE CRUSADE

Planificando para la preparatoria y más allá para las familias de las escuelas intermedias

Planificando para la Preparatoria (Escuela Secundaria)

El trabajo que los estudiantes hacen durante la secundaria (grados 6 a 8) y la preparatoria es muy importante para establecer la dirección que tomará sus vidas adultas. Sus decisiones y acciones mientras asisten la secundaria afectará el trabajo que hagan en la preparatoria y las oportunidades que tendrán después.

Para prepararse para la preparatoria es importante que los estudiantes aprovechen al máximo su tiempo en la secundaria. Pero que temprano para planificar. ¿Cómo pueden ellos tomar mayor provecho de su tiempo durante la preparatoria? Cuando sea posible asegure que su hijo/a tome ventaja de las siguientes oportunidades:

  • Oportunidades para presentar una solicitud para o tomar la prueba para estar en las clases avanzadas o de honores (tales como matemáticas avanzadas)
  • Oportunidades para tomar cursos a nivel de secundaria mientras asiste la secundaria (tal como idiomas del mundo)
  • Actividades extracurriculares, deportes, y clubes
  • Oportunidades para explorar las oportunidades en carreras durante la secundaria y preparatoria

Nuestro equipo

Directora de participación familiar

Yisel DeOleo

401-241-0405

Coordinadora de participación familiar

Manuela Garcia

401-688-8469

 

¿Sabía Usted?

Las ausencias podrían ser una señal que un estudiante ha perdido el interés en la escuela, está luchando con el trabajo escolar, está lidiando con un abusón o enfrentando a otros desafíos serios. Al llegar al 9º grado, la asistencia regular es un mejor indicador de la tasa de graduación que los resultados de las pruebas de 8º grado.

Develación de Mitos

 

MITO: La planificación universitaria comienza durante el penúltimo año de la preparatoria.

REALIDAD: La escuela secundaria no es muy temprano para comenzar a pensar sobre la Universidad y una carrera.

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Las universidades analizan las clases y las notas que los estudiantes tomaron comenzando del 9º grado en adelante.

Es importante que los adolescentes hagan un plan de largo término sobre las clases que ellos tomarán, el tipo de Universidad que desean asistir, y el tipo de carrera que quieren.

Middle school Crusaders work on a STEM Camp project engineering a structure with straws.

Recordatorios importantes

El College Crusade ofrece varios programas académicos para brindarles a nuestros estudiantes de la escuela intermedia la oportunidad de mejorar sus habilidades y confianza en varias áreas de contenido. Cada semestre de otoño, primavera y verano lo alentamos a que registre a su hijo(a) para tener la oportunidad de trabajar en: habilidades de matemáticas y escritura, apoyo para la solicitud universitaria, apoyo para el examen (P)SAT, ¡y más!

Lista de verificación estudiantil

Lista de verificación familiar

COLLEGE CRUSADE FAMILY ENGAGEMENT NEWSLETTER

High School and Beyond Planning for Middle School Families

Preparing for High School

The work students do in middle school and high school is very important in setting the direction for their adult lives. Their choices and actions today, while they are in middle school, will affect the work they do in high school and the opportunities they have after high school.

To prepare for high school, it’s important for students to make the most of their time in middle school. Talk about planning ahead. How could they make their time in high school count? Whenever possible, make sure your child takes advantage of the following opportunities:

  • Opportunities to apply for or test into advanced or honors courses (such as advanced math)
  • Opportunities to start high school-level courses while in middle school (such as world languages)
  • Extracurricular activities, sports, and clubs
  • Career exploration opportunities in middle school and high school

Our Team

Director of Family Engagement  

Yisel DeOleo

401-241-0405

Family Engagement Coordinator

Manuela Garcia

401-688-8469

Did You Know?

Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with schoolwork, dealing with a bully, or facing some other serious challenge. By ninth grade, regular attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than eighth grade test scores.

Myth Buster


MYTH:
 College planning starts in the junior year of high school.

REALITY: Middle school isn’t too early to start thinking about college and career.


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Colleges look at classes and grades from a student’s ninth grade year on.

It’s important for teens to make a long-term plan about  the classes they will take, the type of college they want to go to, and the kind of career they want.

Middle school Crusaders work on a STEM Camp project engineering a structure with straws.

Important Reminder!

The College Crusade offers multiple academic programs to provide our high schoolers with the opportunity to boost their skills and confidence in various content areas. We encourage you to register your child in programs every fall, spring, and summer semester for an opportunity to work on math and writing skills, college application support, (P)SAT test support, and more!

Student Checklist

Family Checklist