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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.

Middle School Open House

 Please join us for Middle School Open House on Tuesday, September 6th from 6:00PM-8:00PM.     Each of the teams will be making a presentation that describes the upcoming school year.   Classrooms will also be open for people to explore.   You do not need to attend the entire two hour event.   Please schedule your time so that you can attend your child's team presentation and half about a half an hour to view the school.


Thanks and see you on Tuesday.


6:10PM 6th grade parents in the cafeteria

6:40PM Wildfires in the cafeteria

7:05PM Tsunamis in the cafeteria

7:05PM Nor'easters in 222

RI Immunization & Physical Requirements for 7th Graders

IMPORTANT:  Changes to RI Immunization & Physical Requirements for 7th Graders

  • Effective August 1, 2015 a general health examination will be required upon entry to 7th grade.  This general health examination shall be performed after the student turns 12 and no longer than 6 months after the student enters the 7th grade.
  • Beginning August 1, 2015, all student upon entry to the 7th grade, shall be required to have at least one (1) dose of the HPV vaccine series.  They will also be required to have one (1) dose of Tdap vaccine and one (1) Meningococcal vaccine.
  • Beginning August 1, 2016, all student entering the 8th grade shall be required to have at least two (2) doses of the HPV vaccine series.
  • Beginning August 1, 2017, all student entering the 9th grade shall be required to have at least three (2) doses of the HPV vaccine series.
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