Tag Archives: Portsmouth Middle School

Some parents who are opposed to the PARCC test say these “badges” can be handed out to teachers if their children are too shy to verbally refuse the test.

Portsmouth expects some students to refuse PARCC

Portsmouth expects some students to refuse PARCC

PORTSMOUTH — Although the school district has no formal provision for parents to have their children opt out of the PARCC assessments beginning next week, Assistant Superintendent Thomas W. Kenworthy Friday said he expects a “handful” of pupils will refuse to take the test. On Monday, March 16, the district will begin the first round of

Sixth-grader Mateo Joseph and fourth-graders Morgan Sullivan, Connor Andrews and Ignatio Burgos (from left) go through a number on their violins. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth students get schooled in strings

PORTSMOUTH — Eleven-year-old Mateo Joseph’s been playing violin for only one year, but you’d never know that after hearing his gorgeous tone. “He’s got natural talent,” says Gael Berberick. Violin isn’t Mateo’s only instrument. The school band member also plays piano, saxophone, recorder and, he points outs, “I’m trying to kind of teach myself how to

Nicole Takacs won a Bronze Medal in the ISI Artistic Freestyle 4 for her age category.

Portsmouth sisters shine in ice skating competition

PORTSMOUTH — Two local sisters represented Rhode Island as they competed in the 2015 Bay State Winter Games held in Williamstown, Mass. Feb. 20-22. The annual event invites skaters from all six New England states to compete in United States Figure Skating (USFS) and Ice Skating Institute (ISI) events which are qualifiers for the bi-annual State

Eighth-grader Kylie Swider holds up the championship trophy along with her teammates after the game. Photo by Tim Marshall.

Portsmouth Middle School girls are state champs!

PORTSMOUTH — Congratulations, girls. You’re members of the best middle school basketball team in the state. The Portsmouth Middle School girls’ basketball team made school history Thursday when it won its first state championship, soundly defeating Curtis Corner of South Kingstown, 55-20, to cap off an undefeated season. “I’m so proud of them,” said the girls’

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Portsmouth Middle School team in state championship

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Middle School girls’ basketball team will be playing for the state championship for the first time in school history on Thursday, Feb. 26. The game against Curtis Corner starts at 4:30 p.m. at West Warwick High School. The road to the championship started when the team captured the Eastern Division title with

James Killavey (far right) plays the king of England as his son Kevin and wife Cindy look on. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth family brings history to life for students

PORTSMOUTH — It was a family affair on stage in the Portsmouth Middle School Little Theater Friday, as three members of the Killavey family brought Anne Hutchinson and Roger Williams to life in two assemblies for students in grades 4 to 7. Although the students were learning about two 17th century champions of religious freedom, the

Caleb Hamilton and Seamus Sullivan (sitting) look on as Austin Francis and Nick Johnson of Portsmouth Middle School’s Determinators react to their robot’s performance in the second round of competition. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth kids compete in robotics championship (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — Four teams from Portsmouth put their thinking caps to the test Saturday during the 14th annual FIRST LEGO League State Championship at Roger Williams University. Nearly 300 children, ages 9 to 14, participated in the event on 40 student teams. Among them were two groups from St. Philomena School — Team S.P.I.R.A.L. and Potato Rock —

Letter: Thanks for help with vision screenings

To the editor: The Newport Lions Club, assisted by members of the Portsmouth Lions Club, recently completed visual screening of more than 2,000 elementary, middle and high school students on Aquidneck Island. Screening determines students’ visual acuity and depth perception. When necessary, students were referred for additional evaluation by eye care professionals. Both clubs also

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 — 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

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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