Welcome to Johnston Public Schools!

Congrats Debb Ramm

On Saturday our own Deb Ramm was honored and received the Cathy Sanford Unsung Hero Award. Deb was recognized for her leadership in personalization and blended learning by the Highlander Institute at their three day conference. Congratulations Deb. You make Johnston proud.
Also, our fifth grade students and their teachers presented the technology skills they have learned at the conference. The students met with many conference attendees to describe their work in coding and classroom technology skills. Great work students and teachers!
Dr. DiLullo


Congratulations to the Johnston High School Academic Decathlon Team. The team took second place at the competition. They performed well in all of the categories and were impressive in the super quiz where the team come in second overall. Team coaches Kerry Murphy and Deb Smyth, worked to create a knowledgeable and competitive team by offering support, instruction and valuable experiences. Many of the team members medaled in most categories. 
The Johnston High School Girls Basketball team made it to the State Tournament final four at the Ryan Center at URI on Saturday. Moses Brown won the competition in the end but our girls played a great game. The Johnston High School girls’ team won back to back Division 2 State Championships and had a 2 year combined regular season record of 34 and 1. We are very proud of our JHS Girls basketball team as they completed two outstanding seasons. Moses Brown went on to take the State Title from Barrington on Sunday.
JOHNSTON HIGH SCHOOL- we are all proud of your accomplishments!!!

Congratulations Brown Avenue Elementary School

Congratulations to Brown Avenue Elementary School. They were one of 28 schools in the State of Rhode Island to be classified as Commended by the Rhode Island Department of Education. Brown Avenue is among the highest performing schools and was also one of only nine schools to received the Commended status three years in a row. Nice work Principal Dlugon, faculty and staff and the students of Brown Avenue.

Substitute Bus Monitors Needed




* $10.10/hour  

* ON-CALL ONLY -  hours vary from 2 to 20 per week

* Must be able to report to work within half-hour notice

* Application available at Superintendent’s Office, 10 Memorial Avenue


General Description of Duties:

Under the direct supervision of the Superintendent/Designee, the purpose of the position is to perform district-based duties associated with the functions necessary for the transportation of students.  Bus monitors may also be used in a temporary assignment to include the transportation of those with various degrees of disabilities.  Employees in this position must function at an experienced level equal or greater to those required as described in the Johnston Public Schools Transportation Training and Reference Manual (available at Johnston Public Schools Administration Office).


Golden Apple Award Recipient!
Commissioner Wagner and Patricia Wood came to the Early Childhood Center today along with Katie Hayes-Leite (RI Teacher of the Year) to recognize one of our shining stars, Peggy Lessa. Bobby Gondola of Hasbro also attended and presented Peggy with a generous grant for her classroom. 
Mrs. Lessa was nominated by her former students Madison and Sophia  who wrote:
Mrs. Lessa is an extraordinary educator. There are not enough words to describe her compassion and dedication. She has her Kindergarten class run Lessa's Lemonade Land. The children apply for the position that they would like to have. She has them fill out a resume of their background and qualifications for the position. Uniforms are made along with turning their classroom into Lessa's Lemonade Land. You could check out the yelp reviews from this year. Mrs. Lessa goes above and beyond to keep these children eager to learn more. She is compassionate. Mrs. Lessa is a one of a kind teacher. I have had two children complete her class and they adored her. She thinks outside the box and tailors the curriculum to the child. Mrs. Lessa makes a big deal of the simple things these children experience in class and the children never forget it. You can ask any student that has had her and I would guarantee they would say she is the best teacher, hands down . The Lemonade stand is just a small piece but it teaches these children real life experience. They even bring home their first paycheck. She has been doing this over twenty years and only has a few more left. Mrs. Lessa needs to be recognized because she is truly someone special. My children recently asked why Mrs. Lessa hasn't received an award for all she does. My response to them was that we can nominate her for an award, so here it is. She is a phenomenal person inside and out and deserves recognition for making such a difference in these little lives.
We are always so proud to have one of our educators highlighted and Mrs. Lessa
is one of our very best
If you would like to see the broadcast, it will be aired on Thursday, 
6:00 pm on Channel 10.

Back to School

Family Welcome letter from Dr. DiLullo is located here. Read about some of the changes this school year.
Dr. Arthur Petrosinelli speaks on curriculum. Read all about it here.
Click HERE for Details

Substitute Teaching and Substitute Staffing

We have partnered with Source4Teachers to manage our substitute program. If you are interested in working as a substitute for our district, please visit the Source4Teachers website to apply or call 877.983.2244 for more information.

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