Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Five things staff, PTO members, parents and students need to know.
Wednesday, January 2
School is now back in session after the holiday break at the Tiverton and Little Compton Public Schools and elsewhere in the town and Tiverton-Little Compton Patch will be there to cover all the big news. But we can’t do it without your help. To make sure you get the most out of Patch for the remainder of this school year, we invite you to get active in the news-gathering process. There are five things you can do to make sure your school and its students get all the coverage they deserve from Patch: You can also become a blogger and share your school's news directly with Patch readers on a regular basis. To find out more about using Patch this school year, just email email@example.com.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Tiverton school administrators will sit down with parents on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the high school library and talk safety.
The Tiverton School Committee scheduled a special meeting for Thursday at 7 p.m. in the high school library to meet with parents and students concerned with safety in the district's five schools. School administrators across Newport County and the country are reevaluating building security and evacuation plans in the wake of the Newtown elementary school shooting last week. On Monday, teachers grappled with student's questions and the state Department of Education (RIDE) circulated reminders to districts throughout the state reminding schools to take safety seriously and comply with RIDE's mandates emergency drills and plans. According to Supt. William Rearick, Tiverton's emergency plans are updated with local public safety officials …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Funding cuts are jeopardizing programs that bring families together in public schools.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
With multiple pools of mosquitoes testing positive for EEE and WNV, health officials are urging schools and towns to reschedule outdoor sports.
The state Department of Health (DOH) is urging towns and schools to practice "smart scheduling" of outdoor sports amidst the rising threat of mosquito-borne illnesses. So far this year, five pools of mosquitoes have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) while another four have tested positive for West Nile Virus across the state. Earlier this month, mosquitoes from a test pool near Wickford tested positive for Highlands J virus. Though the virus does not affect humans, it is an indicator environmental conditions are appropriate for the transmission of other mosquito-borne viruses. Officials at the DOH are now encouraging towns and schools to avoid scheduling sports practices, games and activities around early morning or …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The group at the high school went to a youth-led conference to talk about the epidemic of bullying.
Several Tiverton High School students attended an annual kick-off conference last fall for The Youth Establishing Strength Campaign (YES!) at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA. More than 300 students from 32 schools throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut participated. Members of the School Committee heard from Community Outreach Coordinator Sheila Kauffmann on Tuesday night about the youth-led conference, as well as from two enthusiastic Tiverton students involved with YES! Juniors Jessica Yusif and Kaleigh Cordeira said students were asked what should be done with the epidemic of bullying that overshadows the many lives of children and teens. Tiverton's YES! group, made up of freshmen to …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
A newly formed Rubik's Cube Club competed last fall in their first World Cubing Competition in Boston.
Several Tiverton High School students heeded the challenge this past year of solving the Rubik's Cube and forming a club. The teens competed for the first time last fall at the New England You CAN Do the Rubik’s Cube competition, held at the Boston Museum of Science. The event included two divisions, with middle schools and high schools competing from all around southern New England. Although Tiverton placed in sixth place out of eight in its division, the students said they had fun and hope to carry the momentum into next year. Math teacher Amanda Westrom, who is advising the group, said students started to meet after school at the start of the year, and did not have much time to prepare for the competition, with only three students able …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
How could our communities improve in the year ahead?
Many of us try to make resolutions for ourselves each New Year, but what about a resolution for the betterment of our community? As Tiverton and Little Compton look ahead to 2012, we're curious what you hope to see here over the next 12 months. Is it an improvement in the local schools? A change in local governmenst? More new business in our area? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.