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Little Compton students outpace state in science

By   /  November 4, 2013  /  Schools  /  No Comments

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LITTLE COMPTON — Results of NECAP science testing last spring for Little Compton fourth-grade and eighth-grade students announced recently showed that 51.3 percent of the students were considered science-proficient. The percentage of Little Compton students at this level is well above the numbers statewide where 34 percent of students tested proficient in science. The Little […]

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Golden Apple Award goes to Little Compton teacher

By   /  April 22, 2013  /  Schools  /  No Comments

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LITTLE COMPTON —Wilbur & McMahon 4th grade teacher Dietra Medeiros has won the prestigious Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching. Little Compton School Superintendent Superintendent Kathryn Crowley said the award was handed out by Rhode island Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist and Channel 10 at a special school assembly in front of the entire […]

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Users grade Little Compton modular classrooms

By   /  March 11, 2013  /  Schools  /  No Comments

LITTLE COMPTON — There’ve been issues with mud, lockers and intercoms but students and staff at Wilbur & McMahon Schools say their temporary home is working better than some had feared. It’s now been a few weeks since 275 Wilbur & McMahon students and all their teachers left the old school building, now under renovation, […]

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Wilbur & McMahon closes; classes move to modulars

By   /  February 20, 2013  /  Schools  /  No Comments

LITTLE COMPTON —The long-awaited shift from the old Wilbur & McMahon School to the modular classrooms about 300 yards to the west has been underway for days, but began in earnest Monday, the first day of the winter break. An e-mail announcement from the school department went out on Saturday, Feb. 16, that read: “The […]

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No school Monday for all Little Compton students

By   /  February 11, 2013  /  Schools  /  No Comments

LITTLE COMPTON — There will be no school for all students in Little Compton Monday, said Superintendent Kathryn Crowley early Monday morning. The cancellation of school will be effective both for students in grades K-8 attending Wilbur & McMahon and for high schoolers from town who bus to Portsmouth High School, which cancelled school late […]

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Little Compton school renovation project turns corner

By   /  January 24, 2013  /  Schools  /  No Comments

The modulars occupy most of what used to be a soccer field on Peckham Lot.

  LITTLE COMPTON — Ending months of uncertainty, the renovation of Wilbur & McMahon schools has finally reached two benchmarks that signal a new beginning for the much-delayed project. First, a date has been set — Monday, February 25 —  for the move of about 275 students from the old building into temporary classrooms. Second, […]

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Flu spares Tiverton Little Compton schools so far

By   /  January 15, 2013  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

Schools here have been spared the worst of the flu bug so far, officials say.Elementary schools in Tiverton — Walter Ranger,  Fort Barton, and Pocasset —   all report a low incidence of flu absences. “We had very little, one or two, but attendance has been fine,” said Manny Cabral, Principal at Walter Ranger. Suzette […]

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After tragedy, schools seek ‘normalcy’

By   /  December 19, 2012  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

SAKONNET AREA — In the aftermath of the tragedy in Connecticut, school and town officials here say they have been working to establish a calming presence and project an atmosphere of normalcy. Portsmouth Police kept a close eye on all town schools Monday but did so without trying to be conspicuous, Chief Lance Hebert said. […]

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In Little Compton, the modulars are coming to town

By   /  December 17, 2012  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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LITTLE COMPTON — The first few of the long-awaited 27 modular classroom units arrived in town last week on wheeled carriers, and were left parked side-by-side at the northeast edge of the Peckham Lot, which is being readied for their installation. Right now they look like trailers. But when “seamed” together — that’s what workers […]

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Little Compton modulars in race to Jan. 30 finish line

By   /  December 5, 2012  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

From Veterans Field looking southwest over Peckham Lot, top soil is piled front and rear as sites for modular classrooms are being readied for installation of two 70 foot units.

LITTLE COMPTON — The race is on, against the clock and winter weather, to prepare the Peckham Lot site and install two 70-foot modular classroom buildings for 275 Wilbur & McMahon students during the year (or more) school building renovation project. There’s a Jan. 30 deadline for starting work under the existing construction contract, past […]

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