R 369
2015 -- H 6297
Enacted 06/09/2015

H O U S E   R E S O L U T I O N

Introduced By: Representatives Lancia, Mattiello, Handy, Jacquard, and Lima
Date Introduced: June 09, 2015

     WHEREAS, Glen Hills Elementary School in Cranston, Rhode Island, was founded in
1965. For the past 50 years, the faculty, administrators and support staff have provided a
nurturing, safe, innovative and high quality education to each and every student who has attended
Glen Hills; and
     WHEREAS, The mission of Glen Hills Elementary School is "to provide an educational
environment which promises a love for learning, an appreciation for diversity, a willingness to
embrace change and a yearning to achieve one's personal best." Today, under the guidance and
leadership provided by Principal Jay DeCristofaro, along with outstanding teaching and tireless
work of the 24 teachers at Glen Hills, the mission statement is being fulfilled and an exemplary
educational experience is being provided to the more than 320 students currently attending Glen
Hills; and
     WHEREAS, In 2014, Glen Hills was named a commended school by the Rhode Island
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. A commended ranking is the highest
distinction for a school in the State of Rhode Island, and is based upon criteria including student
achievement and the performance of specific groups on state tests. Glen Hills outperformed the
average state proficiency rate in most categories, notably having 5th and 6th grade reading and
math proficiency levels that were significantly higher than the state averages; and
     WHEREAS, The accomplishments made by Glen Hills Elementary School have made a
positive impact on the educational experience of its pupils and is an achievement that will pay
dividends for years to come; now, therefore be it
     RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island and
Providence Plantations hereby congratulates Glen Hills Elementary School on the joyous
occasion of its 50th Anniversary; and be it further
     RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and hereby is authorized and directed to
transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to Mr. Jay DeCristofaro, Principal, Glen Hills
Elementary School.