Monday, February 11, 2013
Six student athletes from NK will be playing the game at the collegiate level.
Six North Kingstown High School seniors won't be hanging up their gear after graduation. Last Wednesday, the group was part of a mock signing at the high school where they signed their letters of intent to play for Division I and Division II schools – joined by teachers, coaches, family and classmates.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
What happened outside of North Kingstown High School last week?
You may have seen some police activity at North Kingstown High School last week. Following the school shooting in Newtown, CT, parents have understandably been on edge about school safety and security. A few passerby saw several squad cars outside of NKHS and emailed us wondering what happened. As school ended on Jan. 18, a fight broke out between four students at the corner of Annaquatucket and Fairway Drive right outside the high school around 2 p.m. According to reports, the fight began when a brother and sister pulled into a driveway on Annaquatucket Road to confront another student who was walking back to her car which was parked there. The brother allegedly accused the female student of calling her sister a name during school hours, …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Star on the Rise: URI music major and NKHS graduate Devon Morin is performing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and preparing for life on the stage.
Wednesday, January 9
Release courtesy the University of Rhode Island's Department of Communications and Marketing. Reporting by Ericka Tavares. While many college students are spending this winter break visiting with family and friends, University of Rhode Island senior and opera baritone Devon Morin is performing with the Boston Pops at Boston Symphony Hall. It’s a big stage, but he has gotten used to it, having performed on the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s hallowed ground in the summer of 2011 in Bramwell Tovey’s revival of Porgy and Bess. “It was the first solo I had ever had and you have to sing over full orchestration and you are unamplified so you have to be heard,” Morin said. He remembered looking up at Symphony Hall’s decorative Greek and Roman statues…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Police are still investigating the message found in a stall in the girls' bathroom.
A threatening message found in a bathroom stall at North Kingstown High School yesterday has been deemed "not credible" following an investigation by school officials and the North Kingstown Police Department. The message was found in one of the school's bathrooms around 8 a.m. Wednesday, prompting school administration to contact the NKPD. Following last week's mass shooting in Newtown, CT, school officials decided to notify parents via email about the incident. According to School Superintendent Phil Auger, these types of situations are not uncommon in North Kingstown. In April 2011, Davisville Middle School was evacuated twice in two days following two bomb threats. One of those threats led to the arrest of a custodian, who admitted …
What are NK schools doing to improve safety following the shooting in Newtown?
Last week, the news of a shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, CT shocked the country as reports confirmed that 26 people were killed by a lone gunman. Of those 26 killed, 20 of them were first graders at Sandy Hook Elementary School. According to reports, the shooter – 20-year-old Adam Lanza – broke into the school through a window, circumventing the school’s security systems and locked doors. Communities across the country began to wonder, “Could it happen here?” In North Kingstown it was no different, as principals, teachers and administrators received emails from concerned parents throughout town. According to School Superintendent Phil Auger, each school is beginning to take a closer look at safety and security in the wake of…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
North Kingstown police and school officials will not elaborate on the details of the investigation.
Local law enforcement and school officials spent Wednesday morning investigating an "incident" at North Kingstown High School. According to NKHS Principal Tom Kenworthy, a potential threat was reported to and investigated by the school's administration, working in conjunction with the North Kingstown Police Department. At this time, school officials and police are not releasing the details or nature of the threat as the investigation is ongoing. Kenworthy added, however, that the administration and NKPD will not be taking any further action on the matter. Additionally, the incident did "not rise to the level" of putting the school in lockdown mode. "We're taking these kinds of things very serious and in light of recent events we're …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Sam Finneran of North Kingstown High School has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Two students from Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District received a nomination from Congressman James Langevin to enter the nation's prestigious service academies. Sam Finneran, a senior at North Kingstown High School, received one of the nominations from Langevin for the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Finneran has consistently achieved the highest level as a student at NKHS while demonstrating a passion for service. He is a member of the National Honor Society, regularly enrolls in Advanced Placement level courses and participates in projects benefiting his community. He is also the leader of the NKHS Junior States of America group that debates current events and political issues. Finneran is also an accomplished …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
According to The South County Independent and readers, North Kingstown wins the annual Thanksgiving match-up thanks to a fourth quarter stand.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
According to several readers, the North Kingstown Skippers beat the South Kingstown Rebels, 20-16, at North Kingstown High School on Thanksgiving Day. The loss means that the Rebels will finish the 2012 season winless. South Kingstown won an Injury Fund exhibition against Chariho, but otherwise didn’t win a game this year. In contrast, the win snaps a long losing streak for North Kingstown, which last won on Sept. 22 against Pilgrim High School. It’s a minor upset, considering that South Kingstown is a Division I squad. Although the Rebels went winless this year, it’s still rare for Division I teams to lose to lower-division teams. According to The South County Independent’s Facebook page, the Skippers clinched the game in the fourth …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Rebels will be favored for the first time in a while in a football game, and the Mariners have a possible playoff preview with East Greenwich.
Thanksgiving means many things to many different people, and for a large portion of the community, it’ll be a day dominated by football. The Narragansett Mariners will host the East Greenwich Avengers, while the South Kingstown Rebels travel to North Kingstown to face the Skippers. It’s the traditional rivalry game for both teams. Here are our capsule previews for both. All statistics from Rhode Island High School Sports and the RIIL. NARRAGANSETT VS. EAST GREENWICH The Mariners (5-4, 4-3 Division III) host the Avengers (8-1, 6-1 Division III) at 10 a.m. at Narragansett High School. Although both teams are playoff bound, the Thanksgiving showdown won’t factor into this at all. The seedings for the Division III playoffs are already set, …
Friday, November 16, 2012
North Kingstown High School is putting on its rendition of "The Madwoman of Chaillot" Friday and Saturday.
In probably the first time ever, North Kingstown High School students will be drinking and smoking on school grounds – for a musical, of course! NKHS is putting on its rendition of "The Madwoman of Chaillot" this weekend. Check below for showtimes and ticket information. Tickets are $7 each and $12 for two.