Tag Archives: Hathaway School

Hathaway School keeps a box in its front lobby where students place slips of paper recounting their good deeds.

Portsmouth students’ good deeds: priceless

Portsmouth students’ good deeds: priceless

PORTSMOUTH — Jack, a first-grade student at Hathaway School, had a birthday party recently. When everyone showed up at his house, one of his guests realized she was the only girl there. She was not happy. “She was very sad so she left,” said Jack. That made Jack feel bad. So what did he do?

Portsmouth High School

Report: Portsmouth school buildings need upgrades

PORTSMOUTH — The town’s high school needs more than $1 million in immediate repairs, according to a report a Providence architectural firm has submitted to the School Committee. Another $800,000 in “Priority 1” repairs — defined as those requiring immediate action — are needed at the town’s three other public schools, under recommendations put forth by RGB Architects

Genevieve Bateman (left) and Lauren Shaw, both 9, play Minecraft while relaxing Friday morning at PAY’s summer camp. Friday was the last day of camp. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth parents bemoan loss of after-school program

PORTSMOUTH — With the start of school only days away, Sheri Vincent is scrambling to find afternoon child care for her 9-year-old son. Just last week, Ms. Vincent learned that Portsmouth Action for Youth’s after-school program is likely shutting down this year. Adding insult to injury, she was also notified last week that a different program

Hathaway School Principal Lisa Little

Portsmouth School Committee selects Hathaway principal

PORTSMOUTH — Lisa Little can now wipe the word “interim” from the front of her job title. The School Committee Tuesday night voted unanimously to appoint Ms. Little as principal of Hathaway Elementary School, a job she’s served on an interim basis since Suzanne Madden left the district last year. In selecting her, the committee was

Retiring third-grade teacher Cindy Kneller holds signs — spelling out "Terrific" — that some students had made up in her honor at an assembly at Hathaway Elementary School Friday.

Beloved Portsmouth third-grade teacher retires (gallery)

PORTSMOUTH — Like every other third-grade teacher, Cindy Kneller has been responsible for instructing her pupils in several different areas of study. What she’s best known for, however, is fostering a great love for writing and storytelling. On Friday, her last day after 20 years of teaching in the same room at Hathaway Elementary School, Mrs.

Petty Officer 2nd Class James Bell and Petty Officer 3rd Class Tanya Mercado, both from Naval Station Newport, fold the American flag as third-grade students at Hathaway School look on.

Portsmouth students celebrate veterans

PORTSMOUTH — Third-grade students at Hathaway Elementary School celebrated Veterans Day early last week when they greeted members of Naval Station Newport. Petty Officers 2nd Class James Bell and Richard Ebido, as well as Petty Officer 3rd Class Tanya Mercado, participated in a flag-folding ceremony which was also attended by Barbara McGann, interim school superintendent and

"Star Wars" character Chewbacca gives some Melville School students a big hug Friday.

Portsmouth High band thrills elementary school students

PORTSMOUTH — Members of the Portsmouth High School Marching Band made their annual visit to Hathaway and Melville elementary schools Friday morning, offering the younger students a private performance as well as some audience participation. This year was special, however, as the band has adopted a “Star Wars” theme for its field show. Chewbacca, a Stormtrooper