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CCMS promotes nearly 300 students to high school

June 22, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Curtis Corner Middle School held its largest-ever eighth grade promotion ceremony Wednesday morning.

Nearly 300 students received their certificates on the school’s field and administrators wished them success as they continue on to high school.

The ceremony kicked off with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by graduates William Trager and Keegan Hart, who are Rhode Island Middle Level Educators Scholar-Leaders.

Sara Demoranville, Olivia Rich and Rachel Curran then sang the national anthem.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Quest School and nearby condominiums a perfect fit together

June 22, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—A new mixed development is going up in the north end of Narragansett which the town and its owners hope will make the local community more accessible and diverse. The Quest Montessori School broke ground on June 13 at what is now 1150 Boston Neck Road after a drawn out permitting and re-zoning process. Narragansett Highlands, an affordable and market value housing complex, is also scheduled to be built on the same site.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Zoning Board approves live music at Phil's

June 22, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Following a hearing of comments from the public Wednesday night, both in support of and against allowing Phil’s Restaurant on Main Street to have live music on its newly constructed roof deck, the South Kingstown Zoning Board voted 4-1 to allow the restaurant to provide entertainment during a test period of one year, with conditions.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Renovations coming to Narragansett Schools

June 22, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The School Committee discussed and approved three bid awards on Wednesday evening for improvements to various sections of Narragansett schools. At Narragansett Elementary School and the Pier School, the gymnasium floors will be refinished, and at the High School, the greenhouse will be the subject of a needs study in order to determine what renovations the structure must receive to become a more functional learning environment.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council addresses Town Manager position

June 22, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The Town Council discussed a number of agenda items Monday evening which involve the hiring of a new town manager. Grady Miler, the former town manager, agreed to a separation pact with the Town Council at the June 1 meeting because of criticism leveled by Council members for perceived procedural missteps, namely his decision to unilaterally appropriate $3,000 from the Wastewater Enterprise Fund last year as a donation for the Narrow River Preservation Association (NRPA) to conduct water testing activities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK School Committee Community Feedback Survey Online

June 19, 2012

The South Kingstown School Committee is the governing body responsible for ensuring that the South Kingstown public school district provides a high quality education for all students. The school committee is interested in soliciting community feedback on how well it communicates with both internal and external stakeholders regarding student achievement successes, challenges, and plans for improvement. It is expected this
survey will take 5 - 10 minutes to complete. This survey will close at Noon on Monday, June 25. Link to SK School Committee Community Feedback Survey

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI professor recognized by AERA

June 15, 2012

KINGSTON—With more than 40 years of teaching and educational research experience, University of Rhode Island Professor George Willis has worked towards challenging accepted methods in today’s schools. He has been rewarded for his diligence by the American Education Research Association (AERA), which has recognized him as a 2012 recipient of the ‘Division B Lifetime Achievement Award.’

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SKHS top two graduates discuss their futures

June 15, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Erin McAlice and Richard Wu, Valedictorian and Salutatorian of South Kingstown High School’s class of 2012, were both surprised and excited when they learned they were at the top of their class.

“At the end it’s very close between the top five people,” McAlice said. “Richard and I were very close. I don’t think it’s necessarily a competition, I don’t think any of us saw it that way.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pier Council approves FY 2012-13 budget

June 15, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The Town Council approved the fiscal year 2012-13 town budget on Wednesday evening. The group met in a special session in order to resolve any lingering concerns about the budget which council members may have held.

No members of the public were available or spoke regarding the budget. At the May 21 meeting, the budge was introduced as a first reading, and council members initially discussed their opinions of the general make-up of the budget.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Beloved teacher Missy Stark dies

June 15, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South Kingstown High School teacher and local resident Missy Stark died Tuesday after a four month battle with bilinary tract cancer. Stark, 34, was a mother of three, adored teacher and community volunteer.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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