FOSTER-GLOCESTER REGIONAL SCHOOLS
91 Anan Wade Road
Glocester, Rhode Island 02857
Map of Foster-Glocester Regional Schools
Phone:  401-710-7500-4
Web Site:  Not provided
Enrollment:  1155 ('15-'16)

Administrative Offices
Foster-Glocester Regional Schools

Elementary Schools
Foster School Department - Captain Isaac Paine

Middle Schools
Ponaganset Middle

High Schools
Ponaganset High


Welcome to Foster-Glocester Regional Schools!
Ponaganset Pride
Foster-Glocester Regional School District is comprised of two schools. We believe that highly effective teachers and staff with the ability and desire to work as part of a high-functioning team focused on improving learning and teaching and a supportive community are crucial to our students’ success.

District Mission / Vision
Mission: Our mission is to prepare each student for varying post-secondary career and college pursuits and to be a responsible and successful citizen in a diverse and global society.

Vision: Students develop 21st Century Skills, in a technology-rich environment, needed for success in a knowledge-based global society. Students purposefully choose college and career pathways that lead to post-secondary credit and/or industry certification. Students use technology innovatively to acquire, organize, analyze and communicate information in a blended learning environment.

Our schools have built in common planning time for teachers, student personalization groups, and supports for students who are struggling and students who excel. We are actively rewriting curricula in the academic core and in our personalized student choice courses. In order to enhance learning and teaching we implemented a Learning Management System (LMS) and grade book that can be accessed by parents. Our LMS, provides a virtual space for student and teacher collaboration and enables teachers and staff to produce digital assignments, to communicate with students and families, and to run analytics that provide information on student performance and the frequency and timeliness of their learning activities.

Ponaganset High School
Through sound fiscal management our school district has been able to reallocate resources to meet student and adult needs. We have added numerous courses designed to prepare our students for college and careers. Our students and teachers have the benefit of learning and teaching in a environment that is well resourced with instructional materials.

Ponaganset High School sits on more than 140 acres of a living campus that supports learning in and out of school and serves approximately 670 students in grades 9-12. Ponaganset High School is a member of the League of Innovative Schools and is fully accredited by NEASC for all standards. Our comprehensive high school has strong academic, art, music, elective, and athletic programs. Our recently renovated high school includes a new library media center, a new field house, new science labs, and renovated engineering, manufacturing, biomedical, art, music, and general classroom facilities. We recently installed a new track, tennis courts, bleachers, and other outside athletic facilities. During the 2015-2016 school year all students in our high school were issued a Window 10 laptop.

We are actively working to concurrently prepare our students for college and careers. To that end, we organized programs of studies into College and Career Pathways that lead to college credit and/or industry certification. We currently have seven RIDE approved pathways: 1) Engineering (includes robotics), 2) BioMedical Sciences, 3) Plant and Animal Biowscience, 4) Computer Science and Informational Technology (includes gaming), 5) Music and Performing Arts, 6) Materials and Manufacturing, and 7) Visual Arts. Over the past six years we invested more than $500,000 in equipment to support these pathways and our academic programs.

Ponaganset Middle School
Ponaganset Middle School serves approximately 480 students in grades 6-8, is a member of the League of Innovative Schools and fully embraces middle-level practices. Our newly constructed middle school opened the doors to students in September 2007. The MS has seven pods (a group of five classrooms organized around a central meeting room) to support and enhance our middle school teams. We have strong academic, art, music, elective, and athletic programs. Our middle school sits on more than 50 acres of a living campus. During the 2015-2016 school year we completed a multi-year plan to purchase mobile technology (Chromebooks) for our students and staff to cultivate a 1:1 blended learning environment. Our teachers and students are actively using technology to support student's mastery of desired knowledge and skills.

District Core Commitments
Our district believes it is important for students, staff, parents, and the community to work together to ensure that we pass on knowledge, wisdom, values, and beliefs from one generation to another. To that end, we have established a series of broad priorities. These commitments are intended to guide the strategic direction, budgetary priorities, and decisions at the district, school, and classroom levels.
1. Core Commitment 1: Fiscal Responsibility - Our communities’fiscal resources are purposefully targeted to maintain and enhance a high-quality education and the core values of the school community.
2. Core Commitment 2: Proficient Students – All students demonstrate their proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, mathematics, problem solving, critical thinking, and technology, as well as the knowledge and skills necessary for success in post-secondary education, careers, and citizenship within a knowledge-based society.
3. Core Commitment 3: Rigorous Curriculum – Our students are challenged by and engaged in a rigorus curriculum with academic, career, fine art, and co-curricular learning experiences.
4. Core Commitment 4: Highly effective Educators - Our students are instructed by highly effective educators who collaborate to continuously adjust and refine their instructional practices based on student needs.
5. Core Commitment 5: Use of Data – our educators and community use data and student assessment information purposefully to make informed decisions at the classroom, department, school, and district level.
6. Core Commitment 6: Personalized Learning Environments - Our students are educated in personalized learning environments that support each student’s academic, career, and personal growth and that maintains a small school culture in which each student is known well by an adult.
7. Core Commitment 7: Partnerships - Our teachers, staff, and administrators involve our parents and the community as partners in the development of students’ proficiency and effectively engage with parents in two-way communication regarding student learning.

In short, our schools are some of the more progressive schools in Rhode Island. For information about our schools and community please visit our website at www.fg.k12.ri.us.

If you are a highly effective educator who wants to serve as a collaborative member of a team in our high-performing schools, Foster-Glocester Regional School District hopes you will consider submitting an application for posted positions for which you are qualified.