Thursday, February 14, 2013
Two parents thank the NK boy basketball team for being a class act.
Thursday, February 14
To the North Kingstown High School boys basketball team, coaches and the NK Booster Club, Like many fortunate and able parents these days, we look for ways to celebrate our children’s birthdays through some kind of event to share with their friends. Due to unfortunate circumstances our original plans for our 10-year-old son, Liam, fell through. Being pressed for time we found ourselves combing for last minute ideas. After much deliberation and input with Liam we settled on a pizza party at our house and taking him and his friends to the Nort Kingstown High School boys basketball game versus Hendricken High School. Thankfully, due in part to many of Liam’s friend’s parents, we were alerted to the fact the game would sell out and tickets…
Friday, October 12, 2012
North Kingstown falls to 1-3 in Division II play.
The top five – La Salle, Hendricken, Cranston East, Portsmouth and Johnston – remains unchanged in the latest Rhode Island High School Football Media Poll. Cumberland moved up one spot, to No. 6, following a convincing 41-6 win against unranked North Kingstown. Division III squad East Greenwich moved up to No. 11 with a 39-21 win against No. 19 Moses Brown. North Kingstown fell to 1-3 in Division II play with a 41-6 loss to No. 6 Cumberland, the second-highest ranked Division II team in the polls. North Kingstown’s lone division win this year came against Pilgrim, a program that is 0-4 and averaging about seven points per game. Things don’t get any easier for the Skippers this weekend, as even in a non-league game, they draw No. 11 East …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Contentious debate filled Tuesday night's meeting as the School Committee passed $1.6 million in cuts.
After delaying action at its last meeting, the North Kingstown School Committee made $1.6 million in cuts to make up a $2.7 million shortfall for the fiscal 2013 budget. The two most controversial of these cuts were the removal of freshman sports, hockey and gymnastics for a total savings of $46,050. Superintendent Phil Auger noted that the latter two were cut due to “higher relative cost and lower relative participation.” “I hope that we’re going to run those sports next year but it is my hope to do so with private funds,” said Auger. Early in the discussion, Vice Chairman Richard Welch suggested keeping the sports programs but nixing two positions that Auger wanted to add for the upcoming year — a fulltime special education …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Sign up for this year's summer sports camp for students.
Get a good, sound foundation in athletic skill, techniques and strategies while working in an environment of sportsmanship, team play, and safety while enjoying the summer and meeting new friends with this summer's North Kingstown sports camps. Put on by the North Kingstown Athletics Department, the program runs from June 20 to August with camps ranging from lacrosse to field hockey to football to basketball and more. Certified Rhode Island coaches and college players offer individual and group instructions with equal time for all players. The cost of the camps ranges from $60 to $165, depending on the program. For athletes who need an extra incentive, contests and awards will also be integrated into the programs. Follow the links below …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Two student athletes from North Kingstown High School have been nominated in this year's Cox RI Sports Awards.
The Cox RI Sports awards have announced the 2011-12 winter scholar-athlete nominees for its six annual awards ceremony – and two North Kingstown High School students have made the cut. Two-time top gymnast in the state Alysse Pazienza goes up against three others in the gymnastics category while Emily David was one of five students nominated for the girls swimming category. La Salle Academy led the pack with 10 student-athletes nominated this year, followed by Bishop Hendricken High School with six and South Kingstown High School with five. Nominees were selected by coaches and athletic directors from the Rhode Island Interscholastic League and the Cox RI Sports Awards Committee. The ceremony, presented by the Rhode Island National Guard, …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Committee members request more information on the schools' enterprise fund.
Faced with a $2-million-plus budget deficit for 2013, the North Kingstown School Committee asked for more information on two sports-related initiatives remaining in this fiscal year. John Boscardin questioned why the May 8 agenda had a consent agenda item approving an assistant boys' lacrosse coach when the season is already under way. Superintendent Phil Auger acknowledged that the question of approving coaches after the season begins has come up before regarding other sports. He said he would research the issue and present information on how coaches are selected and appointed at the next meeting. The committee then approved hiring Philip White for $2,433.75 as an assistant lacrosse coach, and approved Robert Vallee as an unpaid volunteer…
Friday, May 4, 2012
Following this week's adoption of fiscal 2013 budget, the North Kingstown School Committee will look to make further cuts.
The North Kingstown School Committee will start to put items on the chopping block Tuesday night after the town council's adoption of fiscal 2013's budget will leave them with less funding than last year. Going into the budget process, Superintendent Phil Auger requested a four-percent increase for the school department's budget after two years of level funding. At its adoption of the upcoming budget, the council granted the school department a two-percent increase. "I appreciate the two percent," said Auger. "It's not an easy decision to make and it's a lot to ask for four percent. Obviously I felt very strongly that four percent was warranted. It's going to make things that much tougher to make ends meet in our district." Due to a …