🎹HAMPDEN MEADOWS MUSIC-A-THON: Music education stimulates new neural connections and supports positive youth development. Across our District, students have access to inspiring music instruction and encouraging educators. This month, Hampden Meadows School students put their musical talents on display for the whole school to hear! The Hampden Meadows Music-a-Thon filled hallways, classrooms, and outdoor spaces with student performances to raise funds for new chorus and band uniform shirts. Thank you to all of our students, educators, and Hampden Meadows School PTO for organizing and participating in this event!
4 months ago, Barrington Public Schools
students playing music
🏈BHS HOMECOMING FLASHBACK: Flashback to last week's Barrington High School Homecoming festivities! Organization efforts from Student Council and student leaders, enthusiastic participation during Spirit Week, and the Eagles' Friday night win on Victory Field helped to make Homecoming 2023 fun, safe, and successful! Watch the Homecoming Pep Rally on Eagles News Network: https://vimeo.com/876367286 This photo was taken by Richard Dionne, Jr. for East Bay Media.
4 months ago, Barrington Public Schools
BHS golden eagles
⛳️PROJECT PUTT UNIT BRINGS GOLF TO HAMPDEN MEADOWS PE: Project Putt is a 4-week long golf unit offered as part of the physical education curriculum at Hampden Meadows Elementary School that combines project-based learning with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education. Project Putt allows students to learn basic putting skills required in golf, a life-long sport, and encourages them to think like engineers by creating a 9-hole miniature golf course of their own! After learning golf etiquette, exercising psychomotor skills, and practicing the rules of the golf game, students will work in small groups using the "6 C's" (character, citizenship, collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking) to each design a hole for the Hampden Meadows miniature golf course. Nine selected holes will be put on display in the gymnasium, to be used by all Grade 4 and Grade 5 students as well as Hampden Meadows staff who can stop by to "pause and putt" when time allows.
4 months ago, Barrington Public Schools
mini golf
🌼CELEBRATING NATIONAL PRINCIPALS MONTH: October is National Principals Month, a time to celebrate the important leadership role of school principals across the country. At Barrington Public Schools, we are fortunate to have the leadership of dedicated, innovative, and empathetic principals who are committed to our District’s mission of empowering excellence. As a society and as a District community, the past few years have challenged us immensely. Our principals have continually risen to meet these challenges by building genuine relationships, extending compassion and care, and preparing new paths forward that help improve our District and school outcomes. Thank you to our BPS principals for leading with vision and fostering learning communities that are rigorous, supportive, inclusive, and kind. Learn more about National Principals Month here: https://www.principalsmonth.org/ Some photos were taken by Richard Dionne, Jr. for East Bay Media. #NationalPrincipalsMonth #ThankYouPrincipals
4 months ago, Barrington Public Schools
nayatt principal
📜BPS TEACHER OF THE YEAR RECEIVES HOUSE AND SENATE CITATIONS: Rhode Island State Senator, Pam Lauria D32, and Representative, Jennifer Boylan D66, visited Barrington Middle School on Friday, October 20, to present Barrington's Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Connie Oswald, with House and Senate Citations recognizing the immense contributions she has made to her students, colleagues, and community. Mrs. Oswald's influential impact on Barrington Public Schools is inspiring! #BMSshines #BPSsoars
4 months ago, Barrington Public Schools
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
📚GRACE LIN VISITS BARRINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: October has been a busy month for Barrington Public Schools! Last Friday, award-winning author and illustrator, Grace Lin, visited Nayatt School, Sowams School, and Primrose Hill School. The opportunity for students to learn from this dynamic author was generously funded by our BPS PTO. Grace Lin has published over 25 books written for young and middle-grade audiences. She is known for contributing to Asian-American representation and diversity in children's literature, and much of her work features young Asian and Asian-American characters in both everyday and fantastical settings. As a strong advocate for increased diversity, Grace Lin believes that children's bookshelves should contain books that are mirrors enabling children to see themselves in literature and books that are windows teaching respect and appreciation for the incredible diversity among us. This year, BPS students in all K-3 grades are focusing on developing their writing. Grace Lin's work sets a great example of how our students can write stories they can see themselves in.
4 months ago, Barrington Public Schools
grace lin visits sowams school
🧡BPS CELEBRATES UNITY DAY 2023: October 18 is Unity Day, a signature event of PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center (NBPC)'s National Bullying Prevention Month. Schools across our District celebrated Unity Day thanks to the hard work and organization of the Barrington High School Chain Reaction Club, faculty advisors, and school counselors! Today, students and staff sported orange to send a visible message that Barrington Public Schools and our learning communities are united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Morning arrival included many high fives and warm welcomes into school. Learn more about BHS Chain Reaction Club: https://www.barringtonhigh.org/.../page/chain-reaction Learn more about Unity Day: https://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/unity-day.asp
4 months ago, Barrington Public Schools
unity day pose
chain reaction club students
🍂BARRINGTON DAY OF CARING 2023: Dozens of Barrington High School athletes and coaches participated in the Town of Barrington, RI's annual Barrington Day of Caring on Monday, October 9! Among these BPS volunteers were 22 athletes from the boys cross country team who volunteered at Barrington Farm School. They spent hours digging ditches, spreading mulch and wood chips, pulling weeds, and transplanting crops to help the Farm School get ready for the winter season. Great work, BHS athletes and Barrington residents, for your care and community service!
4 months ago, Barrington Public Schools
students help at farm
👟PRIMROSE HILL JOG-A-THON: The Jog-A-Thon has returned to Primrose Hill Elementary School for another year, sending Primrose Pandas on the move! Students and their teachers jogged laps around the field to a cheering crowd of families and friends - all to support the PHS community. Organized by the Primrose Hill School PTO, the Jog-A-Thon helps fund additional school events and activities for the school year. Throughout the week leading up to the Jog-A-Thon, Primrose students also contributed to a community cause by collecting athletic sneaker donations. Thank you to our PHS PTO for organizing another wonderful Jog-A-Thon and to our community of educators, families, and BPS volunteers who make this event such a success!
4 months ago, Barrington Public Schools
jogathon
🧙‍♀️OCTOBERFEST THROWBACK THURSDAY: Take a #ThrowbackThursday look at Sowams Octoberfest through the years and get excited for Octoberfest 2023 this weekend! There will be food trucks, carnival games, and lots of family fun. 🟠Saturday, October 14 🟣10 AM - 3 PM ⚫️Sowams School All photos taken for East Bay Media.
4 months ago, Barrington Public Schools
student posing with face paint
📘BHS NAMED TO AP HONOR ROLL: Barrington High School has been named to the Advanced Placement Program (AP) School Honor Roll, earning Gold distinction for students' college readiness and preparation. Seventy percent of BHS seniors in the Class of 2023 took at least one AP exam during high school. Overall, 63% of 2023 seniors scored a three or higher on at least one AP exam and 11% of the seniors took five or more AP exams, including at least one exam in the 9th or 10th grade! "This recognition demonstrates the incredible amount of hard work of our students and teachers," said BHS Principal, Mr. Ashley. Read more about this distinction: https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/1276470 This photo was taken by Richard Dionne, Jr. for East Bay Media.
5 months ago, Barrington Public Schools
graduation
🚴‍♀️HMS WALK, BIKE, AND ROLL TO SCHOOL: Hampden Meadows Elementary School Tough Tigers and their families recently celebrated International Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day school-wide! Walking, biking, and rolling to school promotes physical activity, teaches students safe and healthy ways to get to school, and helps to reduce traffic congestion and pollution in neighborhood communities. Thank you, Miss Freeman and Miss O'Neil, for encouraging healthy habits, road safety, and a strong sense of community at HMS. And a special thank you to Officer Joel for making sure our students and families were able to safely cross the road on this foggy morning! Learn more about International Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day here: https://www.walkbiketoschool.org/learn-more/why-walkbike/
5 months ago, Barrington Public Schools
students walking into school
🎃SOWAMS SCHOOL OCTOBERFEST: Sowams Octoberfest is coming! This weekend, Sowams School will be hosting its annual Octoberfest, a fall community event filled with family fun! 🟠Saturday, October 14 ⚫️10 AM - 3 PM There will be food trucks, carnival games, spooky hayrides, basket raffles, and a silent auction. Admission is free!
5 months ago, Barrington Public Schools
students holding sign
🥎NATIONAL COACHES DAY: Today, October 6, is #NationalCoachesDay which honors coaches across the country who dedicate their time and energy to leading teams in every sport! Barrington Public Schools is very fortunate to have many coaches who continually motivate our students to strive for improvement and be the best they can be. Team work makes our dream work! All photos were taken by Richard Dionne, Jr. for East Bay Media.
5 months ago, Barrington Public Schools
coaches
🧑‍🏫CELEBRATING WORLD TEACHERS' DAY 2023: October 5 is #WorldTeachersDay, which recognizes the significant ways teachers shape, mentor, and educate youth all over the world. The Rhode Island Department of Education recently celebrated and honored outstanding educators across the state at WaterFire Providence - including our own District Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Oswald! Thank you to all of our Barrington Public Schools teachers, past and present, for empowering, educating, and encouraging generations of youth!
5 months ago, Barrington Public Schools
teachers pose for picture
🏆BPS ALUM WINS NEWS EMMY: Congratulations to ABC News senior White House correspondent and Barrington High School alum, Selina Wang, for winning Outstanding Emerging Journalist at the 44th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards! Prior to moving to ABC News, Selina was based in CNN's Beijing bureau as the network's sole correspondent in China. BPS alumni are doing phenomenal things all over the world!
5 months ago, Barrington Public Schools
selina wang emmy award
🍄HMS STUDENT FINDS RARE MUSHROOM: Silas is a student at Hampden Meadows Elementary School, and a youth ambassador for the Rhode Island Mycological Society with an avid interest in mushrooms. While exploring the East Bay Bike Path with his dad this summer, Silas noticed a rare mushroom called Boletus billieae, or "Billie's Bolete," that had not previously been found in Rhode Island. Way to go, Silas! Read more about this cool find here: https://ecori.org/barrington-boy-finds-rare-mushroom-species-never-before-seen-in-r-i/
5 months ago, Barrington Public Schools
student poses with mushroom
⚫️POW MIA FLAGS RAISED ACROSS THE DISTRICT: Today, September 15, is National POW MIA Recognition Day which honors United States service members who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. This morning, the POW * MIA flag was raised at all Barrington Public Schools buildings in recognition. Here is the flagpole at Barrington Middle School today!
5 months ago, Barrington Public Schools
Flagpole with US flag and POWMIA flag
🚀NAYATT STUDENTS GO TO SPACE: In the 2022-2023 school year, the Rhode Island Science Teachers Association (RISTA) organized a state-wide NASA "Downlink" event for students to ask questions to astronauts on the International Space Station. Eight of the 16 student questions chosen by RISTA and NASA were asked by Nayatt School students in Ms. Perreira's 2022-2023 first grade class! On September 14, NASA astronauts Jasmin Moghbeli (@astrojaws) and Frank Rubio (@astro_frankrubio) called in from the International Space Station to answer student questions - and there were a few familiar faces from our Nayatt community on the stream! Watch the downlink here: https://youtu.be/YbSfCfWiO9Y?feature=shared
5 months ago, Barrington Public Schools
students posing with nasa livestream
students posing with nasa livestream
students watch video of astronauts
🎨NATIONAL ARTS IN EDUCATION WEEK: This week, September 10-16, 2023, is National Arts in Education Week, a celebration recognizing the transformative power of music, theater, dance, media arts, and visual arts instruction in education. Arts education is an important contributor to overall student success, social-emotional development, and school engagement. Thank you to our BPS arts educators who encourage our students to explore the world and their place within it and provide a consistent, positive outlet for students to express themselves.
5 months ago, Barrington Public Schools
middle school band performing outdoors