Core Values and Beliefs

 Please see the attached documents for NSHS Core Values and Beliefs About Learning.

Use of Epinephrine on Bus

Please see the attached notice for important information about the use of epinephrine on school buses.

Clamcakes and Chowder postponed

Due to this evening's playoff basketball game, the class of 2015 clamcakes and chowder dinner has been postponed.  Another make-up date will be forthcoming.  Thank you.

Class of 2014 Graduation Requirements

This year's junior class, the class of 2014, are the first class required by the Rhode Island Department of Education to demonstrate minimal levels of proficiency on state tests in order to earn a diploma.  In addition to successfully completing their coursework and their senior graduation portfolio, students are required to earn a minimum score of "partially proficient" on reading and math tests.  Back in October, grade 11 students took their NECAP tests in reading, math and writing.  School-wide results are available by clicking on the "Achievement" tab at the top of this page. 

 

Students who did not score "partially proficient" are required to take the test again next October and demonstrate "statistically significant" improvement over their initial scores.  In preparation for that test administration, guidance, teachers, families and students will be working diligently to ensure that students meet the requirements.  Families of those who did not meet the minimum acceptable scores have already been notified, and plans are currently being developed to assist these students. 

 

In an effort to provide as much information as possible, I have included several resources aimed at helping students and families gain an understanding of these requirements.  Included among them are our NSHS graduation requirements, RI Board of Regents Secondary Education Regulations, and a letter from Commissioner Gist explaining the requirements.  In addition, I have attached a link below to a television interview with Commissioner Gist in which she explains the background and rationale behind the new requirements.  If you have any questions or concerns please email me a rmezzanotte [at] nsps [dot] us

 

http://www.ride.ri.gov/omp/secondary/default.aspx 

http://www.wpri.com/dpp/on_air/newsmakers/newsmakers-215-education-commissioner-deborah-gist 

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