Tag Archives: Tiverton schools

Rallying ’round a blue ribbon in Tiverton

Blue Ribbon Excellence cause for Fort Barton celebration TIVERTON — A spirited celebration was called for, and Fort Barton Elementary School delivered. In recognition of its having been recently named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, the school threw itself party in the cafeteria on Tuesday morning, Dec. 16. It was a full house.


Tiverton High School cracks top ten in science proficiency

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

Tiverton schools dodge sequester cuts

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

Tiverton schools commit to safety plans, counseling

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

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

Tiverton officials choose Roderick and Black as new board leaders

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

Tiverton schools open Wednesday; lights go on overnight

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

Tiverton, Little Compton schools announce Monday cancellations

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