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Thomas Fitzgerald, Samia Nash, Henry Siravo, Ronin Walter Scott, Bobby Miller III and Emma Broomfield as carolers in “A Christmas Carol,” at Trinity Rep.

Portsmouth students review ‘A Christmas Carol’

Portsmouth students review ‘A Christmas Carol’

PORTSMOUTH — Some seventh-grade students at Portsmouth Middle School have recently been moonlighting as theater critics. After attending a performance of Trinity Rep’s annual production of “A Christmas Carol” on Nov. 13, teacher Tanin Tickner asked her students to write reviews of the show. Here are a couple of examples. Christmas Carols at Trinity Rep By Matthew

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


Special ed meeting in Portsmouth Nov. 3

PORTSMOUTH — You can learn more about the Portsmouth school district’s recent decision to withdraw from the Newport County Regional Special Education Program at a meeting next week. The School Committee recently voted to withdraw from the program, effective at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. The action was taken after the School Committee

Briana Pacheco, 19, and Austin Bateman, 8, play a game of foosball  on the last day of Portsmouth Action for Youth’s summer camp program Aug. 15. PAY discontinued its after-school program because it was unable to secure an agreement with the school district.

Portsmouth offers after-school care for grades 4, 5

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Action for Youth’s (PAY) after-school program may be out on the street, but some parents now have an alternative. Portsmouth Middle School is offering an after-school program for fourth- and fifth-graders five days a week, according to Town Council member David Gleason, who said he learned about it after meeting Wednesday morning with

Nancy Souza has been recognized by both the School Committee and Town Council for saving the life of a student earlier this year.

Portsmouth school nurse recognized for saving student

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Middle School nurse got a big pat on the back from the School Committee Tuesday night. Earlier this year, Nancy Souza was credited for saving a young student’s life at the school. The student, who has diabetes, had suffered a grand map seizure due to low blood sugar. Ms. Souza quickly

Members of the School Committee view a photograph created by Amanda Chisholm, who won a Gold Key Award as well as the national American Visions Award for her work.

Portsmouth puts spotlight on student achievement

PORTSMOUTH — Official business was put aside entirely — well, almost entirely — so the School Committee could recognize the district’s high-achieving students Tuesday night. Inside a crowded high school auditorium, students who excelled in the arts and music, math and sciences, sports and other fields were commended for their accomplishments this year in an hour-long


Portsmouth Middle School salutes ‘Honest Abe’

PORTSMOUTH — When middle school students gathered inside the gymnasium to unveil its new portrait of President Abraham Lincoln Friday afternoon, they couldn’t have asked for a more fitting keynote speaker. “It’s not every day we have a former chief justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court here,” said Principal Joseph Amaral in introducing Frank J.


Portsmouth school defended for Smarties e-mail

PORTSMOUTH — The leader of the town’s substance abuse task force has defended Portsmouth Middle School’s e-mail Thursday that warned parents of some students’ habit of snorting or smoking the candy Smarties. The e-mail caused confusion on the part of some parents and was described as “hysterical” by local blogger John McDaid. It’s since gone viral