PARCC Information

Every year, our students take a number of state assessments. We share the results of these assessments with you in order to give you an idea about the progress your child is making in school. We also use the results of these assessments to help us improve classroom instruction and to identify areas where students may need some extra support. The North Smithfield School Department will be implementing the PARCC assessment this Spring.


A few changes based on feedback have been made to the assessment:
• Consolidation of the two testing windows that stretched from March to June into one testing period
• Reduction the number of test units
• Reduction of the testing time for students by 90 minutes overall (30 minutes in English language arts, 60 minutes in mathematics); and
• Flexibility in setting testing schedules within the testing period

Dates:

NSES
3rd Grade – Week of May 16th-20th

Halliwell
3rd Grade – Week of May 16th-20th
4th Grade – Week of May 2nd-6th
5th Grade – Week of May 9th-13th

Middle School
6th Grade – Week of May 2nd-6th
7th and 8th- Week of May 9th-13th

High School
ELA- April 25-29th (morning 9th grade, afternoon 10th grade)
Math- May 23rd-25th (morning Alg I, afternoon Geo)

We are holding a PARCC Parent Information Night on Wednesday, April 6th, at 6:00 p.m. in the North Smithfield Middle School Cafeteria. 

 

 

 

Rhode Island’s Diploma System and RI State Graduation Requirements Community Meetings

Commissioner Wagner and the Rhode Island Department of Education invite you to participate in a community conversation to inform Rhode Island’s Diploma System and RI State Graduation Requirements.  We hope to engage a broad group of community members including parents, students, educators, and stakeholders from elementary, middle and high schools. This is a timely opportunity with the recent adoption our state’s most innovative and collaborative strategic plan to date.

The community conversations will include a brief presentation and a community response panel with opportunities for attendees to ask questions and provide feedback. The events are scheduled as follows:

Monday, March 28, 2016: Northern RI Community Conversation at Smithfield High School at 6:00pm UPDATED

Tuesday, March 22, 2016: Southern RI Community Conversation at North Kingstown High School at 6:00pm

Wednesday, March 23, 2016: Newport County Community Conversation at Middletown High School at 6:00pm

Thursday, March 24, 2016: Providence County Community Conversation at the RI Department of Health, 3 Capitol Hill, Providence, Lower level auditorium at 6:00pm.

DECA State Competition Award Winners

Twenty-one students competed at the recent DECA State Competiton Award and 16 won medals! 

Riley Boucher & Eric Ethier, 1st, Sports Marketing Team

Josh Kruzan & Jacob Haner, 1st, Finance Team

Gwen Brannigan & Heather McLure, 2nd, Finance Team

Olivia Stone & Emily Larson, 1st, Buying and Merchandising Team

Matt Laferrier & Luke Watkins, 3rd, Management Team

Katarina Dulude & Emily Raposa, 3rd, Hospitality Team

Alex Lachance, 1st, Principles of Management

Destiny Degnan, 2nd, Restaurant Food Services Management

Matt Pasquariello, 2nd, Sports Marketing

Sophia Pasquariello, 2nd, Quick Serve Restaurant Management

 

Selective Service Registration

Why Register?


It's the LawIt is the Law

Virtually all male U.S. citizens, regardless of where they live, and male immigrants, whether documented or undocumented, residing in the United States, who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service. 

The law says men must register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday
. That means men are required to register with Selective Service sometime during the 30 days before their 18th birthday, their 18th birthday, and the following 29 days after their 18th birthday – that is a 60-day registration period.

Men who do not register with Selective Service within the 60-day window are technically in violation of the law and should register as soon as possible. Late registrations are accepted up to the 26th birthday. However, once a man reaches his 26th birthday and still has not registered with Selective Service, it is too late!

It’s important to know that even though a man is registered, he will not automatically be inducted into the military. Registering with Selective Service does not mean you are joining the military.

In a crisis requiring a draft, men would be called in a sequence determined by random lottery number and year of birth. Then, they would be examined for mental, physical, and moral fitness by the military before being deferred or exempted from military service or inducted into the Armed Forces.


Reasons to Register

 

  1. Registration is the Law — A man’s only duty right now under the Military Selective Service Act is to register at age 18 and then to let Selective Service know within 10 days of any changes in the information he provided on his registration form until he turns 26 years old.
  2. Fairness and Equity — By registering all eligible men, Selective Service ensures a fair and equitable draft, if ever required. However, there has not been a draft since 1973.
  3. Insurance for the Nation — By registering, a man’s voluntary participation helps provide a hedge against unforeseen threats. It is a relatively low-cost insurance policy for our nation.
  4. Civic Duty — It’s your responsibility to ensure that young men 18 through 25 understand the law so they can make an informed decision about registration compliance. Currently, more than 90 percent of eligible young men are registered. It’s a civic duty of every young man to comply with the law.
  5. Protect Eligibility for Future Benefits — It’s what a man’s got to do. By registering, a young man stays eligible for jobs, college loans and grants, job training, driver’s license in most states, and U.S. citizenship for immigrant men.

Benefits of Registering and the Penalties for Failing to Register

For more information on the benefits linked to registration, as well as what the penalties are for failing to register with the Selective Service System, see BENEFITS AND PENALTIES.


Legislation Supporting Registration

Many states have passed legislation that supports the Selective Service registration requirement. Generally, these state laws require that a man be registered (or prove he is exempt from the requirement) before he can receive state student financial assistance or be eligible for state government jobs.  For more information, see our website for STATE - COMMONWEALTH LEGISLATION.

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