A cocktail party to celebrate the 35th anniversary year is scheduled for August 17 in East Greenwich.
North Kingstown High School
Monday, June 3, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Five things to know for May 21.
1. The North Kingstown Planning Commission meets tonight at 7:30 p.m. at town hall. On the agenda, the commission will discuss a transit-oriented study of the Wickford Junction train station. Check the full agenda here. 2. Tomorrow night, North Kingstown High School is hosting a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Career Panel for students, featuring speakers from the FAA, Toray Plastics, Raytheon, the RI Crime Lab, Lockheed Martin and more. The panel runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the media center. RSVP to Mrs. Budlong at 401-268-6240. 3. North Kingstown residents may recognize the Updike name, but do you know the story? The North Kingstown Free Library is hosting a program Wednesday night, called "Daniel Updike: A Forgotten …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
North Kingstown High Schools music program scored big at last weekend's National Music Competition in Massachusetts.
The trophy case for North Kingstown High School's music program is getting a bit fuller after last weekend. The NKHS Symphonic Band, Concert Choir and String Ensemble all placed in the National Music Competition in Holyoke, MA last weekend. NKHS competed against 30 other groups from around the country and scored a "superior" rating – the highest possible rating in the competition. Only six "superior" ratings were handed out...and North Kingstown nabbed half of them. The symphonic band and orchestra both won gold. The symphonic band was also honored with the title of best overall band. The concert choir came in second place in its category. Junior Julia Gershkoff won the award for best solo singer for her performance.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The NKHS Sailing Team has qualified for its first national competition next week.
The North Kingstown High School sailing team scored a big victory this past weekend as they qualified for the the national championship after tying for first at the O'Day Championship in Greenwich, CT. The top three teams (NKHS, Cape Cod Academy and Hotchkiss School) from the regional competition will now go on to compete in the Interscholastic Sailing Association High School Doublehanded Championship in Chicago during the weekend of May 11. Leading the team to nationals is a quartet of Jamestown girls – A Fleet skipper Rachel Bryer and crew Fiona Christie and B Fleet skipper Amina Brown and crew Emma Vogel. It's the first time North Kingstown has ever qualified for the nationals, said Coach Andrew Sayre. Though the Skippers will be …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
THe North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce's Charitable Foundation is offering scholarships to North Kingstown students.
Ever since Friday, when the world learned Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev's wife was from North Kingstown – news organizations have been camping out on Coriander Lane, much to residents' dismay.
Just 30 minutes south of Providence sits North Kingstown, Rhode Island – your run-of-the-mill suburban town, with a predominantly middle class population of around 26,000. This small town’s major claims to fame are probably that it was home to the famous American portraitist Gilbert Stuart and Olympic swimmer Elizabeth Beisel. Needless to say, it’s not really a hotbed of news nor is it on the radar of national news media – that is, until last week. Once news broke Friday that the widow of one suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing hailed from this small town by the bay, North Kingstown suddenly found itself on the map. NBC, CNN, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, the Associated Press and even the UK Daily Mail have been staked …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
This will be Gerald Foley's final year at Johnston HIgh School.
Johnston High School Principal Gerald Foley is set to retire at the end of this academic year, according to the Johnston Sunrise. Foley has been principal of JHS since September 2010 following 21 years as the principal of North Kingstown High School. The Johnston School Committee accepted Foley's resignation earlier this month, effective June 30. During the committee meeting, Superintendent Dr. Bernard Di Lullo praised Foley for his work at JHS. "You’ll find Gerry [Foley] at all of the school events and athletic activities," said Di Lullo. "He’s always out there taking pictures and formulating relationships with the students." Come July, Assistant Principal Zachary Farrell, 33, will take over the reins as principal of Johnston High …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Jesse-Ray Leich and Nicholas Tierney of North Kingstown High School will be performing at the All-Eastern Honors Band this week.
Only three high school musicians from Rhode Island will be heading to perform with the All-Eastern Honors Band – and two of them are from North Kingstown High School. Jesse-Ray Leich (percussion) and Nicholas Tierney (baritone horn) have been selected to perform with the select group for this year's regional band. The All-Eastern Honors Band includes high school musicians from Maine to Maryland. In Rhode Island, only three of 40 students were selected to advance. Leich and Tierney will perform in Hartford, CT with the group on April 4.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
NKHS junior Sam Hollister will compete in the competition on March 14.
Sam Hollister, a junior at North Kingstown High School, will be participating in the 31st Annual American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) – one of the most difficult math exams for high school students. To qualify for the AIME, Hollister scored in the top five percent of students across the nation who recently participated in the American Mathematics Competition 12 for 12th grade and below. The contests are given across the US, Canada and in many schools abroad. The AIME contest was established in 1973 as an intermediate step between the high school AMC 12 contest and the U.S. A. Mathematical Olympiad. The AIME is a 15 question, three-hour examination containing questions that are much more difficult than those on the AMC …
Monday, March 11, 2013
NKHS is hosting its 6th Annual Post High School Planning Night on March 27.
Every high school student counts down the days until graduation, when they throw their caps in the air and say goodbye to the days of hall passes and remembering locker combinations. For others, graduation day brings about another issue: what do I do now? In an effort to avoid the graduation day panic attack and help students get ahead on planning their post high school future, North Kingstown High School is holding its 6th Annual Post High School Planning Night on March 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the NKHS gym. High school students of all ages – from freshmen to seniors – are welcome to attend this large scale "fair" that includes more than 50 colleges, military branches, an NCAA compliance officers, vocational outlets and community …