Monday, April 29, 2013
The trip is open to all high school students in Newport County. To sign up, speak to your guidance counselor.
A firsthand look into one of Rhode Island’s most successful businesses has been arranged for Newport County high school students, according to the Newport County Mentor Group. A trip to KVH headquarters in Middletown is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. KVH is a leading manufacturer of solutions that provide global high speed Internet, television and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea, on land, and in the air. KVH is also a premier manufacturer of high performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance and stabilization applications. Once arriving at KVH, students will be split up into smaller groups to make it easier to see and understand the technologies they have. …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
A Little Compton high school senior is producing and directing, "Little Women" as an Autism Awareness fundraiser for her senior project.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Dozens of students were recognized for excellence in education by the Tiverton High School last week.
Tiverton High School Principal Steven M. Fezette announce the third quarter honor roll last week, recognizing dozens of students in grades 9 through 12. High Honors: Grade 9: Molly Arruda, Connor Caley, Grace Cavanaugh, Nicholas Clark, Samantha Cookinham, John Donohue, Benjamin Lusignan, Alec Murray, Timothy Murray, Meaghan Peirson, Ian Rashleigh-McNally, Alexandra Ryll, Charlotte Sanford, Maya Umehara. Grade 10: Seth Camara, Brandon Moss Grade 11: Macy Amaral, Matthew Bessette, Tammy Boutilier, Regan Burke, Katelyn Caravedo, Alexandra Durand, Jacob Kulpa, Samantha Marshall, Laura Martin Rodriguez, John Molinski, Jacquelyn Oliveira, Avery Pacheco, Madison Panell, Abigail Rezendes, Samantha Rollings, Shane Silvia, Revecca Turner. Grade 12: …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Tiverton High School’s bands returned from Hamilton, Bermuda
where they competed in their annual national adjudication and competition via Royal Caribbean Cruise
Line’s “Explorer of the Seas” vessel.
Tiverton High School’s musicians return from Hamilton, Bermudawhere they competed in their annual national adjudication and competition via Royal Caribbean CruiseLine’s “Explorer of the Seas” vessel. This national music festival, hosted by Cruise Festivals, featured four school districts and nine different high school level ensembles. The ensembles performed before panels of nationally acclaimed, university level adjudicators and clinicians. The marching, concert and jazz bands, all under the direction of Mike Alves, were awarded to phonors in each of their respective divisions with all receiving ratings of Superior in the Class “A” high school performance category. This is the second consecutive year that the band program has …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Wilbur & McMahon Schools recognized 23 students for excellence in March.
Wilbur & McMahon Schools Principal Joao Arruda congratulated the school's Sudents of the Month for March in a newsletter this past weekend: Kane Lewis, William Alves, Steven Madden, Mackenzie Tripp, Kyra Shankar, Gabriella Randazzo, Teagan Brady, Jeffrey Brady, Austin Wheeler, Abigail Kenyon, Sophie Douglas, Madison Osborne, Paige Shapiro, Weller Littlefield, Malcolm Bowen, Hayley Miranda, Claire Allder, Noah O’Toole, Noah Goldman, Emma Magnuski, Nate Harnedy, Cade McHugh, and Olivia Kneeland.
Monday, April 15, 2013
On April 19, 2013, students around the world will take a vow of silence to bring attention to anti-LGBT behavior.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Four Tiverton Middle School students were recognized last month for their effort, responsibility, maintaining school safety, having a positive attitude and showing respect toward others.
State senator asks whether Education Commissioner Deborah Gist can tell school districts not to consider seniority when laying off teachers.
Wednesday, April 10
I write to express my concerns with the recent directive issued on Jan. 31 by RI Education Commissioner Deborah Gist to school superintendents throughout the state. Commissioner Gist warned superintendents that she would take “severe action against any district that is using seniority, job fairs or bumping to assign, keep or lay off teachers." In a four-page letter, Commissioner Gist further threatened to impose sanctions "up to and including loss of certification," taking districts to court or withholding state education aid unless they comply with her interpretation of a key education regulation called the Basic Education Program. Taken aback by the substance and tone of her letter, I wrote to Commissioner Gist on Feb. 5 to request …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
According to URI officials and state police, they now believe there no was gun or active shooter ever on campus.
2:20 p.m. – URI has released the following statement on its Facebook page: The Kingston campus lock-down has ended. State police have cleared Chafee Hall. The investigation has revealed that at no time was there a gun or an active shooter on the campus. Everyone can resume their normal activities. Shuttles and RIPTA will resume shortly. Classes will resume on Friday, April 5. 2:10 p.m. – South Kingstown High School principal Bob McCarthy just read the following statement to students: Before the end of the school day, I wanted to provide you an update on what we know about what’s happening at URI. There continues to be no evidence of a firearm on campus. While there are no reported injuries or suspects, buildings remain on lock down. …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Bobby Hurley served as the associate head coach for his brother Danny at URI, and will now take over at Buffalo University.
Wednesday, March 27
Bobby Hurley, one of the most iconic figures in college basketball history, has been named the 12th men's basketball head coach at the University at Buffalo. He joins UB from the University of Rhode Island where he has been serving as associate head coach. UB Director of Athletics Danny White made the announcement on Tuesday at a 5:00 pm press conference at Alumni Arena. "After reviewing a large and highly qualified national pool and following my conversations with some of the most respected figures in college athletics, Coach Hurley was clearly the choice to lead the next era of UB basketball," White said. "As we continue to foster our role as the flagship athletic department for the state of New York, the appointment of Coach Hurley …