Kids Corner: Barbie lovers, school clubs and more

Barrington students share some of the good news from town

Posted 11/2/23

Here are some reasons why Barrington is amazing

Barrington has safe neighborhoods and excellent schools

By Adriana Conde and Avery Martin

Life in Barrington is amazing. There is a lot …

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Kids Corner: Barbie lovers, school clubs and more

Barrington students share some of the good news from town

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Here are some reasons why Barrington is amazing

Barrington has safe neighborhoods and excellent schools

By Adriana Conde and Avery Martin

Life in Barrington is amazing. There is a lot of ocean and beach life and it is also known as the Ocean State. 

Barrington has safe neighborhoods and is a safe environment. Everyone has fun, and is treated with kindness and respect. 

There are also clubs in Barrington, like the Rhode Island Country Club, The Barrington Yacht Club, and many more sport and activity clubs. . There is the Barrington Times newspaper also.

We have three K-3 schools, one 4-5 school, a Middle School, and a High School. The population in Barrington is approximately between 17 and 20 thousand people. Barrington was founded in 1717, and is named after Barrington, Somerset where many of the English settlers came from. Barrington is part of Rhode Island which is the smallest US State. 

Barrington is one of the best places to live in the United States because it is family-friendly. It has college educated residents, excellent schools, and low crime rate which makes it an ideal choice for families. It also has a high homeownership rate, which most families look for when looking for a wonderful community to raise a family. This is why we live in Barrington, Rhode Island.

Plenty of Barbie lovers in Barrington

Locals rate the new movie

By Ellie Glass And Kelsie Cox

Following is a Q and A about the Barbie Movie, from fourth- and fifth-graders at Hampden Meadows Elementary School.

Question: What would you rate the Barbie movie and why? 

• Sylvie Malparteida: “9.5/10 because I like the characters and the realistic Barbie dream house,” she said. 

• Mrs. Holmes: “7.5/10 because there were some funny parts and I liked the message but I think it could have been better all around,” she said.

• Luna Rubin: “I rate it a 10/10 because it is creative and funny,” she said.       

• Seyma Tuzel: “I rate it 10/10 because it is different from the other Barbie movies,” she said.

• Ruth Lombardi: “I rate it 9/10 because some of the parts all the grandmas were laughing at I didn't get. I wish it was a little more kid-friendly,” she said.

• William Rackliffe: “11/10 because I'm just Ken,” he said.

• Ariel Perolman: “10/10 because I like the songs,” she said.

• Victoria Donato: “10/10 because I liked how it was funny and the music and songs,” she said.

• Kelsie Cox: “7/10 because I think it could have been better, and I didn't like how she turned into a human at the end,” she said.

• Ellie Glass: “7/10 because the trailer made it look better than it actually was. I also liked how Ken thought horses were the patriarchy,” she said.

• Vivian Davignon: “8.5/10 because it's good,” she said.

• Reese Humm: “9/10 I like the music,” she said.

• Addison Blaney: “9.5/10 because everyone was talking at the movie theater so I couldn't hear but the parts I heard I liked,” she said

• Tess Paup: “8/10 because it was a good movie but it wasn't the best,” she said.

• Clara Mello: “6/10 because it was new,” she said.

• Mikayla Niewiceki: “8/10 because it was funny and I liked the popcorn,” she said.

• Thalia Bailey: “9/10 because it could have been better but I liked the story,” she said.

Thank you too all of the people that gave us there answers for are Q&As!

Did you know that HMS has a cafeteria council?

Local school offers plenty of clubs and activities

By Brendan Philippe,  Zane Kiely, Dawson Bae, Gabe Oberacker, Rob Wallace

We interviewed all the club representatives for these clubs at HMS: Chorus, Recorder, Ukulele, Cafeteria Council, Library Council, Band, and Student Council. We asked them all questions. 

We interviewed Mrs. Ducharme about Chorus. The first question we asked was ‘What is the purpose of the Chorus?’ She said the purpose of the chorus was to teach people how to sing. We also asked how many people were in the chorus. She said there were 72 people in the fifth grade chorus and in the fourth grade chorus there were 106 people. 

Another club is the Cafeteria Council. The Principal, Mr. Sanguliano, created this club to ensure that kids would have the best experience at lunch time, so the people in the club could share their thoughts and feelings about lunch. This is the second year of cafeteria council and this is the first year for Ms. Ridder. She said she was looking forward to doing it this year. There are a couple of class representatives for the Cafeteria Council. 

A different club is the Library Council. We asked Mrs. MacLaughlin a couple questions. One of the questions was ‘What is the purpose of the library council?’ She said it was to give kids a leadership role in the library. This is the first school she has done it at and she said she loves doing it at this school. She has done this for two years. 

We interviewed the recorder and ukulele class. There are 106 people in the recorder class and 72 people in the ukulele class.     

We also interviewed the Student Council representatives from two classes. In the Student Council there are two people from each class. The people in the Student Council said that the point of the Student Council is that they take suggestions from the people in it so they can make the school a better place and a more fun place. 

The last person we interviewed was the band teacher, Mrs. Degnan. She said the point of the band is that it can be a huge part of growing up in your childhood years. She said that there were 155 people in the band this year. She said this is her 36th year doing the band. She said to us that she loves teaching the band! 

She rates Hampden Meadows at 9.5 out of 10!

Meet Sofia Riazi: She wants to be famous

By Abby Rotondo and Ruth Lombardi

We interviewed Sofia Riazi about some in-school questions and some out-of-school questions and here is what she has to say.

Q: What fifth grade teacher do you want next year and why?  

Sofia: I want Mrs. Mitchell because she's one of the Arts Alive teachers and she's really nice. 

Q: What do you like to do out of school?  

Sofia: After school I like to play soccer and practice the guitar.

Q: What are your favorite school supplies?  

Sofia: My favorite school supplies are erasable pens because they are colorful and they erase.

Q: Who do you hang out with the most in your class?     

Sofia: The friends I hang out with the most in my class are Katie and Athena. 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up and why?     

Sofia: I want to be a singer when I grow up because I like to sing. 

Q: Why do you want to be in Kids Corner?

Sofia: I want to be in Kids Corner because I want to be famous and to be in the newspaper.

Q: Do you like Hampden Meadows School so far?  

Sofia: Yes I like Hampden Meadows and rate it a 9.5/10.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school and why?  

Sofia: My favorite subject in school is reading and writing because I'm really good at it.

‘Soccer makes me happy’

Meet Ellie Donato and Maddie Gill: Two star players from the Lady Eagles soccer team

By Victoria Donato

Maddie Gill is a star player for the Lady Eagles soccer team.

• Victoria: Why do you like to play soccer?

• Maddie: I like soccer because I enjoy being surrounded by my friends.

• Victoria: How many years have you played soccer?

• Maddie: I’ve played soccer since kindergarten, so 12-13 years.

• Victoria: What number are you?

• Maddie: I’m number 1.

• Victoria: What position do you play?

• Maddie: I play goalie.

Ellie Donato is a star midfield player for the Lady Eagles soccer team.

• Victoria: Why do you like soccer?`

• Ellie: Playing soccer makes me happy because I enjoy being on the field with my teammates and when I’m playing anything on my mind just goes away.

• Victoria: How many years have you played soccer?

• Ellie: I’ve played soccer since kindergarten, like Maddie, so 12 years.

• Victoria: What number are you?

• Ellie: I’m number 11.

• Victoria: What position do you play?

• Ellie: I play midfield, the 6 and the 10.

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