A warm sunset in the background, beautiful gowns and handsome tuxedos made up the external trappings of a lovely evening of Prom festivities for the Middletown High School Class of 2014 this weekend.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Police searched Portsmouth High School on Monday night after a note was found in the school.
Portsmouth High School students arrived to school on Tuesday morning to police officers patrolling campus after a suspicious note was found in the school Monday night. The note, according to an e-mail sent out to parents by Portsmouth High School Principal Robert Littlefield, referenced "an explosive device in the building." Rhode Island State Police and their K-9 team searched Portsmouth High School last night, but discovered no device. School resumed on Tuesday morning; however, police are on campus this morning as a safety precaution. Featured here is the e-mail, posted verbatim, which was sent out to Portsmouth High School parents this morning. I want to alert all members of the Portsmouth High School community of some events …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The All Saints Academy Robotics Team, Mindstorms Mayhem, appeared on WPRI's the Rhode Show to give Rhode Island a glimpse of their award-winning research project.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Middletown High School is ranked #8 out of 49 schools, according to a new report released Tuesday
Out of the three public high schools on Aquidneck Island, Middletown best serves its students, according the 2013 GoLocalProv report released Tuesday. GoLocal said it employs a formula developed at Babson College to assess and weight each school's latest NECAP and SAT scores, plus per-pupil funding, student-teacher ratios, and graduation rates. Of the 49 Rhode Island schools measured, Middletown High School was ranked #8, up from last year’s #12 position. Portsmouth High School dropped to #12, compared with last year's #8 position. Rogers High School was ranked #20, slightly higher than last year’s #21 position. 2013 performance at a glance district spending per pupil student-teacher ratio graduation rate Newport $18,732 9:1 82.4% …
This year's spring production turned out to be a bittersweet experience for the cast and audience alike.
Portsmouth schools will test out a new surveillance system in response to the shooting in Newtown, CT.
Portsmouth school officials were quick to examine Portsmouth's own security only days after last December's shooting in Newtown, CT. School officials in Portsmouth immediately looked for ways to increase security after the deadliest school shooting in recent U.S. history. Nearly six months later, in a decision with Orwellian connotations, the Portsmouth School District will try out a new security system. The new security system asks teachers to upload photos and videos from their classrooms in the event of an emergency, reports The Associated Press. Portsmouth School Superintendent will then be able to watch the footage and notify first responders, according to the article. The surveillance system is called VizSafe, which is produced …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Rhode Islanders are invited to vote for the fourth-grader's drawing to grace the Google homepage.
Katie Heenan's "Deep Sea Search," the RI finalist in Google's national Doodle 4 Google contest, needs online votes to beat out the national competition. Americans will weigh in on their favorite doodles from May 1 through May 10 at the Doodle 4 Google website. If she wins, Katie's drawing will be featured on Google's home page for a day, and she'll get a $30,000 scholarship — and LaPerche School gets a $50,000 technology grant.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The play will be performed in the MHS Cafetorium at 7:30 PM on Friday May 3rd and Saturday May 4th.
Middletown Public Schools celebrated the month of the military child in April
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The proposed STEAM school plans to open its doors in August 2014
An application for a Newport County STEAM charter school successfully passed a “completeness review” by the Rhode Island Department of Education, receiving the top rating of “Satisfactory” in all 16 evaluation categories, announced the Newport County STEAM Academy. The school expects to open in August 2014, serving kindergarden through grade eight, eventually serving through grade 12. The curriculum will include real-world experience through apprenticeships and internships, as well as course and graduation credits for work and play accomplished outside of school, will be imbedded into the student experience. “We are thrilled with the rapid pace of the approval and achieving another major milestone in launching what we believe will be an …