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Important Graduation Information from RIDE

Please visit for important information regarding changes to the graduation policy. 

Portfolios, Reading Week, etc.

             Last week the senior class and a significant number of the junior class completed their graduation portfolio presentations.  Students presented to teacher and community judges from around the state.  It was truly an amazing day.  Congratulations to all who completed the presentation.

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Let's finish strong!

Welcome back!  I hope all students and teachers had a safe and restful vacation.  It is time to get back to the grind and finish out the fourth quarter strong.  We have lots of activities happening in the next few months, so keep a close eye to the website for updates. 

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NESSC Conference

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SHS teachers - Why aren't you on Twitter?

Articles on DI, tiered instruction, blended instruction, and 21 signs you are a 21st century teacher.  All found through twitter in less than 20 minutes.  The resources are out there folks.  Let me know if you want help finding them through social media outlets. 

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Change is a process, not an event.

Our country is at an interesting crossroad in regards to education.  Schwahn and Spady (1999), feel that today’s schools are a cumulative result of centuries of extremely limited thinking about the nature of learners and learning.  He uses the metaphor of an iceberg, with the idea of the bottom layers representing all the years of outdated thinking in educational reform. 

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Friday 3/25

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />Lot’s of information in school news this week.  Check it out! Read more »

Thursday-Unified Basketball/Faculty-Student Basketball

Last week <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />Smithfield High School students participated in Respect Week, a week focused on building better relationships among students.  To continue promoting the messages from last week, Smithfield High School Read more »

Be the Change!

Be the Change!  This was the theme this week at SHS.  Approximately 100 students participated in an all day program this past Monday to kick off RESPECT week.  Feedback from the event was amazingly positive.  One could sense a positive shift with the culture of the building.  Read more »

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