Welcome to the North Smithfield Middle School Website! We have developed the website to keep all stakeholders informed about upcoming events and newsletter-type items. We hope you find it valuable.

Picture Day

 Picture Day - Wednesday, October 5, 2016.  Envelopes will be sent home prior to the 5th.

September 12, 2016

 

  • The first Google CSFirst Club meeting (computer coding using SCRATCH) is scheduled for Thursday, September 15 from 2:15-3 in room 209.  All are welcome - bring a friend!  Please see Mrs. Nangle for more information.

  • There will be an informational meeting of the Quidditch Club on Friday, September 16, 2016 after school in Room 308.  New members are always welcome.  Plan for rides at 3PM.

  • The first Mock Trial meeting of the year will be Thursday September 15th in Room 309 after school.  See Mr. Rafanelli with any questions.

  • The next NaNoWriMo meeting will be Wednesday, September 14 from 2:15-3PM in the library. Bring a notebook!  All are welcome.  Please see Ms. Sawyer in 204 for details.

September 9, 2016

 

  • The first Google CSFirst Club meeting (computer coding using SCRATCH) is scheduled for Thursday, September 15 from 2:15-3 in room 209.  All are welcome - bring a friend!  Please see Mrs. Nangle for more information.

  • There will be an informational meeting of the Quidditch Club on Friday, September 16, 2016 after school in Room 308.  New members are always welcome.  Plan for rides at 3PM.

  • The first Mock Trial meeting of the year will be Thursday September 15th in Room 309 after school.  See Mr. Rafanelli with any questions.

  • The next NaNoWriMo meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 14 from 2:15-3PM in the library. Bring a notebook!  All are welcome.  Please see Ms. Sawyer in 204 for details.

PARCC Results

 In the coming weeks parents will receive the results of their children’s Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC.) These results are for the Spring 2016 English Language Arts and mathematics state assessments in grades 3 to 10. The individualized reports will show how each student performed on the tests, and where those scores fall compared to the average scores for other students in Rhode Island and the district.

The reports will also show whether a student has met the standard in the assessed area, and will identify specific strengths and weaknesses based on the results.Individual students will receive PARCC scores for Mathematics and English-Language Arts. Scores show a student’s readiness for college and careers, using the scale below:
o Score of 5: Exceeded expectations
o Score of 4: Met expectations
o Score of 3: Approaching expectations
o Score of 2: Partially met expectations
o Score of 1: Did not meet expectations
 
North Smithfield Schools exceeded the state average at almost every level and showed significant improvement in participation. North Smithfield High School was recognized in the area of  mathematics in a press release from the RI Department of Education for improvement: "North Smithfield High School, up 29 points in achievement and 32 points in participation."
 
Administrators and teachers use this data to inform curriculum and instructional decisions. While we will continue to work towards improving student achievement meeting these more rigorous standards, we are pleased that NS Schools are making improvements. We certainly expect further improvements as we deepen implementation of rigorous standards.
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