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Tiverton High School cracks top ten in science proficiency

By   /  November 4, 2013  /  Schools  /  No Comments

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TIVERTON — Good news came from Tiverton School Superintendent William Rearick recently about the results of NECAP science testing in May — for the Tiverton School District as a whole and for grades four, eight, and eleven. District-wide, 45.7 percent of the 405 students who took the test were considered proficient in science, an improvement […]

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Tiverton schools dodge sequester cuts

By   /  April 9, 2013  /  Schools  /  No Comments

TIVERTON — National policy and politics hit close to home last week as the Congressionally imposed $85 billion in sequestration cuts nationwide threatened to cut federal funding for three programs in Tiverton schools. After heated debate, however, and following back-to-back meetings last Wednesday and Thursday, the Tiverton Budget Committee decided not to impose the cuts […]

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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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Tiverton schools commit to safety plans, counseling

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

TIVERTON — Responding to the events in Newtown, Conn., last Friday, Tiverton School Superintendent William Rearick posted a “Dear Parents” announcement on the school website affirming the school department’s commitment to student security. “Please be advised that the Tiverton School Department makes our children’s security its top priority,” Mr. Rearick said. “We will continue to […]

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Tiverton officials choose Roderick and Black as new board leaders

By   /  November 18, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News, Schools  /  No Comments

Town Clerk Nancy Mello (left) swears in school committee members Jerome Larkin, Sally Black, and Carol Herrmann (right).

TIVERTON — In back-to-back meetings more celebratory that business-oriented, Tiverton’s newly elected school committee and town council members were sworn in last Tuesday evening. They thenconvened for short agendas that included electing officers. Sally Black, starting her third term on the school committee, was unanimously re-elected by her colleagues to serve as chairwoman, the second […]

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Tiverton schools open Wednesday; lights go on overnight

By   /  October 31, 2012  /  Schools  /  No Comments

TIVERTON — All Tiverton schools will be open again and operating Wednesday, Oct. 31, following late night power restoration efforts Tuesday by National Grid crews. Buses will run their normal schedules. Schools had been closed Monday and Tuesday due to power outages and the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The announcement that all schools would be up […]

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Tiverton, Little Compton schools announce Monday cancellations

By   /  October 28, 2012  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

TIVERTON, LITTLE COMPTON — School officials in both Tiverton and Little Compton announced on Sunday afternoon that tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 29, there will be no school in either community due to the impending storm. The announcements both school departments made followed consultations with the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency, which advised, officials said, that the […]

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