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Barrington students will be measured up against peers worldwide

Barrington students will be measured up against peers worldwide

A group of Barrington High School students were scheduled to participate in a one-day assessment run by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. A randomly selected group of 15-year-olds from Barrington High School were scheduled to take the test in late January; it allows administrators the chance to better understand how the local students


Barrington schools cancel afternoon kindergarten for Thursday

The Barrington School Department has canceled afternoon kindergarten and preschool classes for Thursday, Jan. 2. The cancelation stems from the winter storm that began dropping light snow across the region early Thursday morning and is due to intensify late Thursday night into Friday morning. All other students in Barrington were in class Thursday morning.

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Barrington schools brace for upcoming bridge work

  Barrington public school administrators sent out an e-mail to parents on Tuesday alerting them to a possible change in bus schedules due to the upcoming White Church Bridge replacement project. The e-mail, which was shared with Sowams School parents, states that school officials met with First Student bus transportation representatives recently and planned to


Barrington school board shares plan for all-day K

A recent press release from the Barrington School Committee shares the board’s full support for an all-day kindergarten program and its plan to implement all-day K in the 2014-15 school year. “The Barrington School Committee supports the implementation of an all-day kindergarten program in the Barrington Public Schools as an appropriate response to the increased

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Barrington schools deemed ‘typical’ or ‘leading’

A recent school classification conducted by the Rhode Island Department of Education lists all of Barrington’s schools as either “leading” or “typical.” None of the local schools reached the status of “commended” or dipped into the area of “priority, focused or warning.” A total of 24 schools from across Rhode Island were deemed commended. “Our


Barrington school officials differ on when to add full-day kindergarten

  Just about everyone who attended the Barrington School Committee meeting Thursday night, May 9, supported the implementation of full-day kindergarten in Barrington, but not all people could agree on when the program should be added. Barrington Schools Superintendent Mike Messore said his recommendation was to add full-day kindergarten next year, not this fall. School

JP Medeiros, shown during a recent hockey tournament with members of the high school team, will retire at the end of the school year.

Six longtime Barrington school employees retiring this year

The Barrington School Committee accepted — with considerable regret — the retirement notices of six longtime school department employees. The committee voted on the action at its meeting Thursday night, April 4. Included on the list of retiring employees is JP Medeiros, a longtime physical education teacher at Barrington High School. “Coach,” as he has

School committee chairman Bob Shea, shown during a candidate forum, said he would not commit to a budget compromise with the committee on appropriations.

Barrington school officials still analyzing NECAP scores

Paula Dillon is digging deep. The school’s director of curriculum and instruction is “desegregating” all the scores from the recent round of the New England Common Assessment Program exams in an effort to better understand why some local students struggled on the tests while others excelled. Ms. Dillon has been analyzing the information since the

Cleared sidewalks were a concern for the superintendent as he considered whether to reopen schools on Tuesday.

Barrington superintendent: Schools ‘had to open’ Tuesday

A four-day mini-vacation from school came to an end on Tuesday, as students from Barrington took a break from sledding and went back to class. Barrington Schools Superintendent Michael Messore said it was important that the children returned to school on Tuesday, after a nor’easter resulted in canceled classes on Friday, Feb. 8 and Monday,