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NSHS Summer Reading-2016

2016 Summer Reading list for students entering grades 9, 10, and 11CP: click on the attachment below

2016 Summer Reading Assignment for ALL Students entering Grade 12 - How to Read Literature Like a Professor:  click on the attachment below

Grade 12 AP Literature and Language Arts Summer Reading 2016: click on the attachment below

Grade 12 - URI Writing & Literature Summer Reading 2016: click on the attachment below



2016 Senior Activities

The following are the end-of-the-year activities of interest to seniors:

Date                 Event                                     Location                      Time           
05-17-16            HS Concert                             Potenza Auditorium        7:00 – 9:00 PM
05-18-16            HS Concert                             Potenza Auditorium        7:00 – 9:00 PM
05-19-16            HS Concert                             Potenza Auditorium        7:00 – 9:00 PM
05-20-16            Senior Class Trip                     High Meadows, CT.        7:00 – 7:00 PM
05-26-16            Jazz/ Band Concert                 Potenza Auditorium        7:00 – 9:00 PM
05-27-16            Pre-Prom Program for              Potenza Auditorium        8:50 – 10:00 AM
05-27-16            Junior Prom                            Quidnessett                   6:00 – 11:00 PM
                                                                      Country Club
05-30-16            Memorial Day Parade              Slatersville Plaza            9:30 – 11:30 AM
06-03-16           *Pre-Graduation for Srs.            Potenza Auditorium        9:30 – 11:30 AM
06-03-16            Senior Prom                           Lake Pearl                      6:00 – 11:00 PM
06-06-16            Senior Awards Night                Potenza Auditorium        6:00 – 9:00 PM
06-07-16            Athletic Awards Night              Cafeteria                        6:00 – 8:00 PM
06-08-16            Senior Class Supper                The Village Haven           6:00 – 10:30 PM   
06-10-16            Graduation                              NSHS Turf Field             6:30 – 8:30 PM
*All Seniors MUST attend the pre-graduation assembly
on Friday, June 3, 2016


Senior Check-Out Cards will be distributed during the week of May 31, 2016.  Seniors should return all books and materials and pay all fees either at the last day of scheduled classes or at the final exam.  All matters subject to the Code of Conduct must be resolved with Mr. Boss prior to final check out.  Completed check-out cards will be due to the Guidance Office not later than 2:00 PM on June 3, 2016.  No graduation materials will be distributed to any senior who has not completed the final check-out process.


Seniors who have not met the requirements for graduation will not be allowed to participate in the graduation exercises on June 10, 2016  (Student Agenda, p.29).  Diplomas will be passed out after the ceremony at a location to be determined.


(Attendance Required for Seniors)

Monday, June 6, 2016                  12:30-2:30 PM    Auditorium
Wednesday, June 8, 2016            12:30-2:30 PM    Auditorium
Friday, June 10, 2016                   12:00-2:00 PM    Turf Field

  • Seniors are to report for their exams only and must remain in the exam room for the entire exam period.
  • The valedictorian and salutatorian are exempt from all final exams.
  • All senior course work must be completed by the end of the day on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
  • Attendance at the senior exams will be subject to the exam attendance policy expressed in the Student Handbook, p29


Thursday, June 2, 2016:   

7:22 – 9:06 AM    Science Exams in the Cafeteria, Library
9:34 – 11:18 AM    All English Exams in the Library, 112

Friday, June 3, 2016:   

7:22 – 9:06 AM    Math Exams in the Cafeteria, Library, 112

9:15 – 11:30 AM    Pre-Graduation Assembly
(Mandatory for all students)

7:22 – 2:05 PM    All Make-up Exams in the Library


NSHS PARCC Schedule Rotation for April 26-29

Tuesday PARCC Rotation:

Period 5: 7:22-8:10

Period 6: 8:14-10:24

Period 1: 10:28-12:06

Period 2: 12:10-2:05


Wednesday PARCC Rotation:

Period 6: 7:22-8:10

Period 7: 8:14-10:24

Period 2: 10:28-12:06

Period 3: 12:10-2:05


Thursday PARCC Rotation:

Period 7: 7:22-8:10

Period 1: 8:14-10:24

Period 3: 10:28-12:06

Period 4: 12:10-2:05


Friday PARCC Rotation:

Period 1: 7:22-8:10

Period 2: 8:14-10:24

Period 4: 10:28-12:06

Period 5: 12:10-2:05

NSHS is an AP Honor Roll School!


Mr. Timothy McGee, Principal of North Smithfield High School, has announced that North Smithfield HS has been honored as a 2016 AP Honor Roll School.  The honor roll consists of the 425 school districts in the U.S. and Canada that simultaneously achieved increases in access to Advanced Placement® courses for a broader number of students and also maintained or improved the rate at which their AP students earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP Exam.  Reaching these goals indicates that a district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP. To be included on the 6th Annual Honor Roll, North Smithfield High School has increased the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.

The first step to delivering the opportunity of AP to students is providing access by ensuring courses are available, that gatekeeping stops, and that the doors are equitably opened so these students can participate. North Smithfield High School is committed to expanding the availability of AP courses among prepared and motivated students of all backgrounds. “That the committed teachers and administrators in this district have both expanded AP access and also helped their students achieve high levels of performance on AP Exams shows they’re delivering opportunity in their schools and classrooms, and it is a real testament to their belief that a more diverse population of young people is ready for the challenge of college,” said Trevor Packer, the College Board’s senior vice president of AP and Instruction. “Congratulations to these teachers and administrators, and to their hard-working students.” Helping more students learn at a higher level and earn higher AP scores is an objective of all members of the AP community, from AP teachers to district and school administrators to college professors. Many districts are experimenting with a variety of initiatives and strategies to determine how to simultaneously expand access and improve student performance.

In 2015, more than 3,800 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, and/or consideration in the admission process, with many colleges and universities in the United States offering credit in one or more subjects for qualifying AP scores.

Inclusion on the 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2013 to 2015, looking across 34 AP Exams, including world language and culture. The following criteria were used. Districts must:

• Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts, and at least 11 percent in small districts;

• Increase or maintain the percentage of exams taken by black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students;

• Improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the 2015 percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher to the 2013 percentage, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.

National Honor Society/RI Honor Society

Save the date:


National and Rhode Island Honor Society Night is Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 6PM in the NSHS Auditorium.



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