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Portsmouth teacher receives presidential award

Portsmouth teacher receives presidential award

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Middle School teacher Erin Escher is a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. He was one of only 108 mathematics and science teachers across the country — and one of two from Rhode Island — to be so honored recently by President Barack Obama. The educators will receive

Letter: Portsmouth students’ ‘wax museum’ was spectacular

To the editor: I just had the pleasure of attending a stellar fourth-grade event at Portsmouth Middle School. I went to see my best friend’s daughter and the rest of the class showing their projects off to all of the parents. I met many famous people today: Vera Wang, Harriet Tubman, Jane Goodall, Cleopatra, Anne

Gael Berberick with the Portsmouth High School chorus during a holiday performance last December.

Students plea for Portsmouth music teacher’s job

Above: Gael Berberick with the Portsmouth High School chorus during a holiday performance last December. NOTE: This story has been updated to include the School Committee’s calling of a special meeting this Friday, May 15. PORTSMOUTH — The high school’s popular chorus director and founder of an extracurricular youth strings program has been spared a pink slip

Portsmouth Middle School’s Kyle Rupe takes careful aim under the net against Barrington Thursday.

Portsmouth Middle School unified hoopsters win

Above: Portsmouth Middle School’s Kyle Rupe takes careful aim under the net against Barrington Thursday. Photo by Jim McGaw. PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Middle School unified basketball team won its final game of the regular season Thursday, coming from behind to defeat Barrington at home, 47-40. Portsmouth was down by double digits in the first half

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Police: Driver sped over 50 mph on school soccer field

Above: Ryan Deblois PORTSMOUTH — A 34-year-old man was arrested Thursday afternoon after he allegedly drove a vehicle at speeds exceeding 50 mph on the Portsmouth Middle School soccer field as students were being dismissed. Ryan Deblois, of no permanent address, was charged with reckless driving, three counts of vandalism and disorderly conduct following his arrest

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Portsmouth students show off their inventions (photos)

Above: Brandon Michalski shows off his invention, a Puppy Sweeper, which lets the owner literally sweep the floor while he walks. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Middle School’s sixth-graders held their annual Invention Convention last week and judging by their projects, there were plenty of lightbulbs going off in their heads. Here’s a

Zack Sherman, a sixth-grader at Portsmouth Middle School, answers a question from John "J.J." James of “Forces in Motion Live” as he sticks to a velcro wall at the school. The Newtonian-physics, hip-hop dance production that makes science fun for young students stopped at the school for three shows on Monday. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Learning Newton’s laws via hip-hop in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — It’s not every day you find three people dancing and rapping about Isaac Newton’s laws of motion, sixth-graders flinging themselves against a velcro wall and teachers dressed in sumo wrestling costumes. But that’s exactly what happened inside the Portsmouth Middle School gym Monday morning. The occasion was “FMA Live! Forces in Motion,” an interactive

Sarah Wilme (left) judges fellow student Jenny Jenkins (middle) on her project, "Fizz or Fail," at the Portsmouth Middle School science fair last week. Bethany Jenkins looks on at right. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Junior scientists shine at Portsmouth Middle School

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Middle School hosted its seventh-grade science fair last week, with students showing off their trifold board projects on everything from compost to solar energy. We visited the fair last Thursday and asked some of the students to talk about their projects — how they came up with their ideas, how they conducted their experiments,

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Portsmouth moves ahead with school truancy court

PORTSMOUTH — If you’re a student who wants to play hooky in Portsmouth, you may soon have to explain your truant ways before a judge. The School Committee Tuesday night voted to move ahead with a plan to establish an in-house truancy court to address absenteeism in the district. The committee will now pursue talks with

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