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The Jacqueline M. Walsh Performing & Visual Arts School is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 School Year.  
 We are the only public arts high school in the state that accepts students by audition/portfolio only. Tuition is free for all Rhode Island Students who currently do not have a CTE program in their district.


JMW APPLICATION & DEADLINES

JMW APPLICATION
DEADLINES

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

MUSIC AUDITION
DANCE AUDITION
THEATER AUDITION
VISUAL ARTS AUDITION
VIDEO & FILM PRODUCTION AUDITION 
FASHION MERCHANDISING AUDITION 

ABOUT US

    Image result for US News Bronze School     The Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts (JMW Arts High School) is a comprehensive, college-preparatory high school with a focus on the arts. 

We are recognized by U.S. News & World Report as Bronze Medal Schools among the Best High Schools in the Nation.  In Rhode Island, we rank 14 out of 56 High Schools.

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 who currently do not have a certified CTE Program in their district.  Out of state residents must pay tuition.

JMW PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

A Message from the Director...

Hello Everyone,

I would like to start by commending our Chorus for their outstanding performances this past weekend at the Paw Sox Enchanted Village and Slater Park's Winter Wonderland and their performance at the Statehouse on Wednesday.  I am beyond proud of these students for sharing their talent with the community.  Special thanks to Mr. Beauregrad for preparing our students as well. 

I would also like to recognize three of our dancers, Lynette Choquette, Abigail Drolet and Daysha Burns who were given contracts to dance for Fusionworks II.  I am proud of these girls for trying something new.  They join Dakota Marabello, who is already contracted with the company.  Special thanks to Mrs. Muro for preparing our dancers for this opportunity. 

On Tuesday, the Musical Theater Club, held auditions for the Spring Musical, Seussical The Musical.  Congratulations to all students cast in the production.  There will be a special parent meeting on Wednesday, December 13th at 6:00pm in the Auditorium for cast members.  We would also like to welcome back Miriam Scheff, who will be the artistic director and Patrick Dow, who will serve as the musical director.  I am looking forward to the production in the Spring.  For those who were in Beauty and the Beast last Spring, the videos are on My Channel on Youtube

In efforts to improve our marketing and recruiting strategies, JMW along with Friends of Excellence, will be creating a video promoting all we have to offer.  The video shoot will take place this week at JMW.  

On Thursday, December 14th, the Friends of JMW PTO will be hosting Family Ornament Night in the Cafeteria.  It's a fun night for the entire family!  I hope to see all of you there!

December 18-22 marks Spirit Week at JMW.  The themes are as follows:

  • December 18th:  Decade Day
  • December 19th:  Disney Day
  • December 20th:  Ugly Sweater Day
  • December 21st:  School Colors Day
  • December 22nd: Twin Day

On Tuesday, December 19th, we will have our Winter Culmination in the Auditorium at 6:30pm.  Doors open at 6:00pm.  Admission is free, but please come early because seating is limited!  

On Thursday, December 21st, we will have Battle of the Classes at 1:00pm in the gym.  Prior to that we will have our annual Student Pot Luck.  The potluck will be organized by each advisory. We will culminate the week with a special presentation for the entire student body at 1pm on December 22nd.

Classes resume on January 2, 2018!

Until Next Week,

R.Pimentel, JMW Director

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FACULTY & STAFF LIST/EMAILS

ADMINISTRATION            GUIDANCE            ENGLISH
Ricardo PimentelDirector           Christine GarveySchool Counselor           Anna Grady
Diane LeBlancClerk                       Leigh Murphy
                         
MATH           SCIENCE           HISTORY
Ashley Ferreira           Laura Ciano           Jason Marchetti
Kyle Labranche           Elizabeth Flynn            
                         
PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS           FOREIGN LANGUAGES           PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Scott Beauregard (Music)           Kayla Campbell (Spanish)           Jack Couto
Karen Carpenter (Theatre)                        
Christopher Kane (Visual Art)           SPECIAL EDUCATION            FRIENDS OF JMW PTO
Lori Reinerth (Visual Art)            Neal Bogosian           Stephanie Baxter
Tovah Muro (Dance)                       Melodye Broadley
                        Ben Mayers