October News

Welcome JMW Director, Ms. Anne Lagace


Ms. Anne Lagace has been selected as the new Director of JMW.  Ms. Lagace has been a music teacher at Shea High School for the past 9 years. She currently teaches violin/viola with the Rhode Island Philharmonic School of Music and is manager/owner of Legacy String Trio. She also serves on the Executive Board and as Recording Secretary for the Rhode Island Music Educators Association. In addition, Ms. Lagace is the Vice President of the Warwick Symphony Orchestra. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College. She also holds a Master’s of Music in Music Education from URI and a Master’s of Education in Urban Teaching from Providence College. Ms. Lagace has had the opportunity to work with many of our students, educators, administrators and families. We welcome Ms. Lagace to the JMW Family!


Meet & Greet Open House for Current Students & Families

Please join us for a Meet & Greet Open House on Tuesday, October 19th from 6:00-8:00pm.  This is your opportunity to meet and greet your child's teachers and building staff!


Pink Out Day at JMW


Ultimate JMW Student Event

JMW Student Council Halloween Bash

The Student Council Halloween Bash Tickets go on sale this week!  Tickets sold at school are $4.00.  If purchasing tickets at the door, the cost is $5.00


Notes from Mrs. Garvey's Desk...

Be on the lookout for an email about your Skyward Parent Portal.  Please check your child's grades weekly to see if they are passing and proficient in all of their classes.

We have some college visits coming up:

  • URI on October 28th at 11:10am
  • Johnson & Wales on November 1st at 11:10am
  • Bryant on November 4th at 11:10am

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is now available!  It's never too early to start filling out your FAFSA Forms.  Log in today at fafsa.gov

Please go to www.cpcri.org The College Planning Center of Rhode Island for College Information.

Red Ribbon Week Contest

Theater Students Rehearse for ANTIGONE

Sophomore Theatre Majors take advantage of the perfect autumn mornings by rehearsing Antigone outdoors in the amphitheater this week.

I am also excited to announce that all school aged students in Pawtucket (under 18) have been approved for FREE LUNCH until December 31st.  Nonetheless, it is important that each of our families apply for the free/reduced lunch.  Your application (whether or not you qualify) impacts our district funding, therefore, please take a few minutes to apply online at  www.myschoolapps.com. 


Our Mission at JMW is To academically challenge and nurture high school students with exceptional talent in the Arts who wish to explore careers in the Visual & Performing Arts."

Our Vision at JMW is that Everyone is special in their unique way; Treat others with respect each and every day!

We are committed to preparing our students to go on to top colleges in the nation, while concentrating their studies in a chosen arts discipline: visual arts, dance, music or theater.  

We are also a tuition free school for All Rhode Island residents, providing Career & Technical Education Programs in Music, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts and Video & Film Production.




NEXT MEETINGS: Monday, October 4, 2021 at 6:30pm






Anne LagaceDirector           Christine GarveySchool Counselor           Anna Grady
Diane LeBlancClerk                       Leigh Murphy
MATH           Laura Ciano           HISTORY
Ashley Ferreira           Elizabeth Flynn           Jason Marchetti
Kyle Labranche                     Peter Leohourites
            FOREIGN LANGUAGES            
PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS           Kayla Campbell (Spanish)           PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Scott Beauregard (Music)                     Jack Couto
Karen Carpenter (Theatre)           SUPPORT STAFF            
Christopher Kane (Visual Art)           Neal Bogosian (Special Education)           FRIENDS OF JMW PTO
Dimitri Ashby (Video/Film & Art)            Tanya Silva (Psychologist)          
Tovah Muro (Dance)           Joy Mitchell (Social Worker)