Thursday, April 25, 2013
Christine Kavanaugh of Barrington has been directing the annual Bay View Academy 'Manhattan at the Bay' fundraiser for the Riverside school since she launched it 30 years ago.
Thirty years ago this weekend, Bay View Academy debuted its first spring musical review -- which has grown into the annual “Manhattan at the Bay” fundraiser for the Riverside school. For director Christine Kavanaugh, who has lived in Barrington for 36 years, that 30-minute show also marked the birth of her second son. “He came six weeks early, about a week before the show,” Kavanaugh said. “They let me bring him with me.” There are numerous other memories of all those shows over the year for Kavanaugh – almost way too many to mention. And who knew? she mused on Wednesday afternoon on the eve of the start of “Tradition: A Tribute to Cabaret 30,” that she would still be directing this show three decades later. “There are certain sections …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Local students were inducted in the Bay View Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society.
Saturday, April 13
The Bay View Academy Chapter of National Honor Society welcomed 65 new members at an induction ceremony that took place on Tuesday, March 26. According to the by-laws, the purpose of the Bay View Chapter of National Honor Society is to “create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the student members.” Selection is based on “outstanding scholarship, character, leadership and service…Candidates must have a cumulative scholastic average of 4.0 on a 5.0 scale. Academically eligible candidates are evaluated on the basis of service, leadership, and character.” The following are the newly inducted members of the Bay View Chapter of National Honor Society: …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The advanced theater class at Bay View Academy performed an original script on cancer written by Christine Kavanaugh.
Students in the advanced theater class at Bay View Academy and their director, Christine Kavanagh of Barrington, took an original script written by her to the RI State Drama Festival this year. They faced the challenge of not just putting on a play, but doing justice to the real life struggles in a battle with cancer. “The kids have been hounding me for years to write a play,” said Kavanaugh. “I always said, ‘I’m not Beckett; writing a play is hard!” The subject -- cancer -- came about naturally but the idea of writing an original script wasn’t something that Kavanagh ever had in mind. That changed this year when singer and songwriter, Joanne Lurgio, asked the Bay View Academy chamber choir to join her in the recording of her song, “Won’t…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Sarah Finnerty of Barrington, an eighth-grader at Bay View Academy in East Providence, takes 'Best in Fair' at RI science fair's junior division.
Thursday, March 28
Sarah Finnerty of Barrington is an eighth-grader at Bay View Academy whose project, “Can We Build a Safer Bike Helmet?,” was recently awarded one of two Junior Division “Best in Fair” titles at the Rhode Island Science and Engineering Fair (RISEF). That’s an impressive accomplishment on its own but add to it the fact that her project was, as she puts it, “emotionally charged,” and it becomes even more notable Sarah’s family knows firsthand the damaging effects of a bike helmet that doesn’t do its job. In the spring of 2010, Sarah’s father was involved in a tragic biking accident that left him with a severe head injury. Sarah and her parents moved from New York to Rhode Island after 9/11. She was just two and a half years old when the …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Bay View Academy Chamber Choir is led by Christine Kavanaugh of Barrington and includes local singers and a percussionist.
The Bay View Academy Chamber Choir, with several Barrington members, and led by Christine D. Kavanagh of Barrington and accompanied by Diane Gualtieri of Warwick and percussionist Karen Mellor of Barrington performed as part of an evening reception on March 3 for attendees at the New England Catholic School Principals and Administrators Conference. The performance took place at Salve Regina University’s Ochre Court and got several standing ovations. Bay View President Vittoria Pacifico-DeBenedictis said: “I couldn’t be more proud of these young ladies. I’m very grateful to them and to Christine Kavanagh, Diane Gualtieri and Karen Mellor, for taking the time to come to this conference and entertain us all with their gift of song.” PHOTO: …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
The choirs from the lower, middle and upper schools at Bay View Academy in East Providence will perform Sunday, Dec. 9, at the school.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
The Bay View Academy Chamber Ensemble, led by Christine Kavanugh of Barrington, sang last weekend outside Daisy Dig'ins Florist and Gifts on Maple Avenue as part of the annual Festival of Lights ceremony in Barrington. Tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 9, the Lower School choir will perform at 12:30 pm and the Middle School and Upper Schools choirs will perform at 3 pm as part of a Christmas concert and theatrical reading by advanced theater students of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' at the school at 3070 Pawtucket Ave. in East Providence. The performances are free and open to anyone.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The girls' school in East Providence is hosting its second annual conference to introduce STEM (science, technolgoy, engineering, medicine and math) to more girls.
Bay View Academcy describes it as a “girl thing.” It is the second annual Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) conference that runs Saturday, Nov. 17, at the school on Pawtucket Avenue in East Providence. Approximately 200 fifth-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade girls from around Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts will spend half a day – 8 am to 12:30 pm -- participating in hands-on workshops related to the fields of science, technology, engineering, medicine and mathematics (STEM). Workshops will be taught by accomplished Bay View Academy alumnae and faculty, said Lia McAlpine, alumnae director at the school. WISE is open to girls from any school free of charge. Its aim is to encourage girls everywhere to pursue studies and …