Welcome to the Home of the Jaguars

Message from the Principal, Dr. da Silva

  • Jenks Administrative Team
    Dr. Catarina da Silva, Principal 

    Michael R. Mascellino, Vice Principal

    Cristina M. Bianchi, Vice Principal

  • Welcome Back!

    Dear Jenks Families,

    Welcome to a new school year! We are very pleased to announce several new administrators and staff members that have become part of the Jenks family!  

    As the year progresses, we are looking forward to ambitious projects and academic initiatives that will continue to improve and enhance our school culture.

    Furthermore, we would like to thank all sixth grade parents that helped in making the Jump Start Program a tremendous success.  Your contributions and continued support are always recognized and appreciated.

    On September 19th, (from 4-6pm) all 6th grade parents are invited to participate in a Family Engagement Night sponsored by Title 1.  It will involve a ‘curricular

    carousel’ of educational activities that are sure to be exciting!

    Just wait...we haven’t forgotten our 7th and 8th grade families!  We will be hosting our Title I Open House for all of our students on Thursday October 4th, from 4-6pm!  In addition, we encourage you to take this opportunity to becoming an integral part of our parent community by signing up for our PTO.  Our first PTO meeting will hosted that evening from 6-7pm.

    As you can see, we have many new and exciting opportunities that will serve to propel our students and families into a prosperous school year!  


    Dr. da Silva, Principal

    Mrs. Bianchi, Assistant Principal

    Mr. Mascellino, Assistant Principal

The mission of Joseph Jenks Middle School, is to promote a culturally diverse community of life-long learners, provide opportunities for ALL students to become effective communicators, and problem-solvers aspiring to the highest standards to succeed in a global economy.


  • Middle School Years
    Please view the Middle School Years documents by clicking on the links ABOVE:
  • Back to School Checklist!!!
  • Welcome Back to School!!!


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Google Calendar

Welcome to the home of the Jaguars

Educator Links

  • Skyward

  • Absence Management

Student Links

  • No Bully Pledge


    Here at Jenks, we are Jaguars 

    through and through. 

    We work hard and lead by example; 

    That is what we do. 

    We respect everyone- everywhere. 

    Everyday, this is true.

    But most of all, we do not bully...

    ...So why would YOU?


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  • How to Open a Combination Lock

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Red Team

RED TEAM (8th Grade)

Konstantina Sampalis:  Math

Marjorie Santos:  ELA

Joanne Pontifice:  Social Studies

Christopher Cote: Science  

Kimberly Eudy: Special Educator

Suzanne Feist: Special Educator

White Team

 WHITE TEAM (7th Grade) 

Paul Mendo:  Math

Brian Bourbon: ELA

Derrick Garforth:  Social Studies

Mary Ackerman: Science

Andrea Pendleton: Special Educator

Samantha Goldman: Special Educator

Blue Team

BLUE TEAM (7th/8th Grade)

Carlos Vieira: Math

Kayleigh Lagasse: ELA

Michael Magee: Social Studies

Susan Hall: Science

Lauren Rabbitt: Special Educator 7th Grade

Tracy Sousa: Special Educator 8th Grade


Here is some sample content

Yellow Team

YELLOW TEAM (6th Grade)

Sandy Leclerc: Math

Hayley Vanca: ELA

Andrew Leveille: Social Studies

June Stimson: Science

Kaitlyn Desjarlais: Special Educator

Green Team

GREEN TEAM (6th Grade)

Nicole DuPont: Math

Stephanie Misiaszek: ELA

Kayla Fleming: Science

Luca Rebussini: Social Studies

Debra Isabel: Special Educator

Carrie Taubenfeld: Special Educator

Orange Team


(6th/7th/8th Grades)

Meghan Mahan

Keri Bettencourt


Sandra Cotrone

William Guise

Nicole Emery

Wayde Labossiere

Heather Ogilvie

Jessica Parker




Susan Doss: Librarian

Anna Maldonado: Spanish

Melissa Taurisano: Art

Janet Daiber: Theatre

George Correia: Music

Sharon Bowen: Technology

Tammy Drape: Physical Education

Harris Nachbar: Physical Education

Peter Mallo: Physical Education

Veronika Choina: Literacy

Kriss Brinza: Math Intervention

Xiaojing Lao: Asian Language/Mandarin

Support Staff


Paul O'Neill, Ann Boucher, Kyle Heaton: Facilities Management

Officer Uve Sommer: Pawtucket Police


Al Travassos: Guidance Counselor (Yellow Team and 8th Grade)

Jill Rihani: Guidance Counselor (Green Team and 7th Grade)

Mary Ellen Bowron: Clerk

Diane LeBlanc: Clerk, JMW

Bob Clark: Speech Therapist

Suelem Rosalino: Social Worker

Tanya Miyashiro-Silva: Psychologist

David Girard: Dean of Discipline

Antonio Morreira: Behavior Specialist

Geovanni Barros: Behavior Specialist

Polly Lehourites: Evaluation Team Leade