Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The following students were named Students of the Month for September.
The Thompson Middle School Health and Physical Education Department “accentuates the positive” within its classes with the following students of the month for September 2012. Grade 5- Mackenzie Palmer and Colin McCabe Grade 6 – Victoria Dunn and Ryan Crowley Grade 7 – Isaiah Branch and Kalie Butler Grade 8 – Charles Taylor and Jennifer Aguilar
Friday, August 19, 2011
Several school administrators, teachers and residents attended a summit on Thursday to discuss truancy and its possible solutions in Newport schools.
If there is an answer to relieve chronic absenteeism in its public schools, Newport hasn’t found one – yet. During a public summit Thursday afternoon, about 60 teachers, administrators and parents gathered at Thompson Middle School to discuss options the school and community have to decrease the number of truant students. According to school administrators, several factors influence truancy in students, including boredom, associating with other students who don’t go to school, feeling too far behind to catch up with school work, too much freedom at home, failing classes, lack of transportation, and bullying. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT reported this year that Newport maintained the third lowest attendance rate of high school students, coming …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Several students and musical groups were honored for their achievements throughout the year.
Many talented and musical students walk the halls of Newport Public Schools. So to celebrate them, the Newport School Committee dedicated the beginning of its regularly scheduled meeting to honor more than ten students and groups. The students were awarded for their musical, vocational and technical achievements. Newport Area Career and Technical Center students were issued the first awards for their outstanding performances during the Skills USA competition. The competition, recently held in Cranston, involves students aspiring to work in vocational fields. Fiona Heaney was awarded the gold medal for the Academy of Information Technology, while Cassandra McCarthy was awarded the silver medal for Information Technology Customer Service. …
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Jaime Crowley was appointed as the new Thompson Middle School principal after a unanimous vote.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
The Newport School Committee unanimously voted to approve the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. John H. Ambrogi to appoint Jaime Crowley as Principal of Thompson Middle School during Thursday's school commitee meeting. The appointment is effective July 1, 2011. Current Thompson principal Eric Thomas resigned earlier this year. Crowley is a resident of Newport, holds an undergraduate and master’s degree from Boston College and a certificate of advance study of education from Boston University. Crowley has been an Assistant Principal at Mt. Hope High School in Bristol, Rhode Island since 2007, and has been actively involved as a curriculum facilitator and trainer in both the Bristol-Warren Regional School District and for the Rhode …