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Pawcatuck, CT: District's "new emphasis on ...mental and emotional issues"

Aug 25, 2017, Pawcatuck (CT) Westerly Sun: Convocation kicks off 2017-18 school year in Chariho district http://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/richmondhopkinton/10776607-154/convocation-kicks-off-2017-18-school-year-in-chariho-district.html The convocation combines the welcoming of new staff, a reunion after the summer break, and a pep rally to recognize achievements and generate enthusiasm for the new school year. Ricci also took the opportunity to talk about the district’s new emphasis on helping students with mental and emotional issues. “Our focus is on more efficiently and effectively meeting the needs of kids with social and emotional needs,” he said. “I had a young lady at the high school email me at 1 o’clock this morning telling me that she was very anxious about coming to school and she didn’t know quite what to do about it. We’ve already connected her with someone.”