Saturday, April 27, 2013
Today is the annual fundraiser to support the Barrington High School AfterProm.
High school seniors in prom gowns, boas, top hats and tails may walk up to you today in Barrington and ask for a donation. The seniors will be making their way around town from 9 am to 1 pm to raise funds to help support the annual Senior Prom AfterProm. You might even see some of the seniors at stoplights with the top hats, similar to firefighters collecting cash in boots. The money the seniors raise will help to buy the raffle prizes for seniors who spend the night at the AfterProm celebration. The AfterProm is free to seniors and their dates. Parents, local businesses and donations from within the community pay for the event. re continuing to donate even after their children have graduated. Two seniors are using the AfterProm as their …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Red Brick School hosts a track and field event for kids ages 3 to 10 at Barrington High School on Saturday afternoon, April 27.
“Kidlympics” is back. The primary fundraiser for the Red Brick School in Barrington returns to the high school track tomorrow, April 27, from 3 to 6 pm. Kids ages 3 to 10 can compete in six track and field events, including the 50-meter dash, softball and Frisbee throws, and a long jump. Healthy snacks and foods will be available as well, and you can try your luck at a silent auction with a host of fitness-oriented prize baskets from the school's community sponsors. See a Patch video from the first Kidlympics last year. You can register your children online until noon today or sign them up on the day of the event. The registration fee is $20 per child online and $25 on the day of the event. Every child who registers will get a T-shirt, a …
Barrington High School seniors Karl Aspelund and Michael Caizzi present and star in a high school version of 'La Cage aux Folles' in the library auditorium starting this weekend.
Karl Aspelund and Michael Caizzi present their senior project in Barrington starting this weekend. Prepare to laugh out loud. The two Barrington High School seniors are producing, directing and starring in what could be the first-ever high school version of the the smash Broadway musical, “La Cage aux Folles.” It starts in the Barrington library auditorium tonight and Saturday, April 26-27, and continues next weekend, May 3-4. Shows are 7 pm. Tickets are $10 for students and $12 for adults. You might better recognize the musical as the movie, “The Birdcage,” a remake of the international stage hit. It starred Robin Williams and Nathan Lane. “We’re bringing Broadway to Barrington,” said Michael, who is teaming up with his longtime friend …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The girls' softball team at Barrington High School dedicates Monday's game to the people most affected by the Boston Marathon bombing.
The girls’ softball team at Barrington High School wore special tie-dyed “Boston Strong” shirts for Monday’s game against Cumberland. Their numbers were duct-taped to the backs of their shirts. “We wanted some way to help The One Fund Boston,” said junior Rebecca Egge, who came up with the idea of dedicating Monday’s game to the people most affected by the Boston Marathon bombing – the purpose of the fund. “We're putting out a donation box for anyone who wants to contribute,” Rebecca said before the game. “Donations will go to The One Fund.” The girls also spent some of their pre-game time attaching the number “617” -- the Boston area code -- in crepe paper to the chain-link fences along the sidelines. And the girls held a brief ceremony…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A student found the brass-colored casing near a curb at Barrington High School.
A casing from a fake bullet sparked a bit of a stir at Barrington High School last Wednesday morning, April 3. The brass-colored casing was found by a student outside the school building near a front curb, according to Barrington police. The student turned it over to Principal Joseph Hurley, who contacted the police department. Det. Lt. Dino DeCrescenzo and Det. Ben Ferreira responded to the school at about 9:16 am. They soon identified the casing as an imitation. “It was clearly fake,” said Barrington Police Chief John LaCross. “You could pull a bullet out of it to reveal a space to conceal something small.” There was nothing found inside the casing, he said. No other action was taken at the school.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Learn all about the 'Senior Project' at Barrington High School in a presentation just for parents of juniors.
Parents of juniors at Barrington High School: There will be a presentation about the "Senior Project" just for you. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium, said Judianne Point, Senior Project Coordinator at the high school. The Senior Project is one of the requirements for graduation in Rhode Island. "Be sure to attend to learn more about this important process," Point said. Senior Project coordinators will explain the demands and expectations of students, and they will answer any and all questions.
Friday, March 29, 2013
The naming of the Barrington High School auditorium in memory of the longtime principal will take place May 11.
A date for the tribute to John Gray, Barrington High School principal for 29 years, has been set. He passed away last fall. The auditorium at the high school will be renamed in his memory on Saturday morning, May 11. The dedication ceremony will start at 10 am. The auditorium was selected as the tribute to keep Gray's memory alive primarily because it generated "the most interest" among staff at the high school and for Gray's wife, said Principal Joseph Hurley. The auditorium is the place where most students and parents met Gray for the first time when they were freshmen entering the school, Hurley said. "John loved the arts," he said, "and he was a factor in its renovation." Superintendent Michael Messore also said that Gray "was noted …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
John P. Medeiros and Annmarie Marino will be honored on April 4 by the Rhode Island Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
A former teacher and coach in Barrington for 25 years and a current teacher at the middle school and coach at the high school will be honored by the state’s athletic administrators on April 4. John P. Medeiros, a former physical education teacher and game announcer at Barrington High, will receive the Distinguished Service to Athletics Award. He and his wife still run the annual J. P. Medeiros Jr. Memorial Cup Hockey Game each January in memory of their son. It raises money for athletic scholarships for Barrington and Mt. Hope high school students. Annmarie Marino, a teacher at Barrington Middle School and the coach of the high school cross-country team, will receive the Female Coach of the Year award. Her squad won the state …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The video takes second place in a RI competition; three Barrington High School students who created it will be recognized at the State House in April.
Kick Butts Day at Barrington High School on Wednesday aired a video public service announcement that took second place in the 2013 “Safety is NO Accident” competition sponsored by the RI Injury Prevention Center. It was titled “Driving Under the Influence” of marijuana and focused on the death of a child. The video was created by freshman Julia Soares and sophomores Lindsey Kloc and Rachel Pereira in last semester’s Introduction to Television Production class taught by John West, the advisor for the Eagle News Network. The students and the video will be recognized at a ceremony at the RI State House on April 4, with Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts presenting the awards. The girls also will split a $300 prize. Take a look at the video yourself…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Barrington High School's SADD chapter attempts to persuade student to stop smoking or never to start on 'Kick Butts Day' across America.
A group of students at Barrington High School attempted to persuade their fellow students to stop smoking – or never to light up – at the annual Kick Butts Day across America on Wednesday. The students -- members of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) -- staffed a table filled with temporary tattoos and gum and cookies and other give-aways that delivered the message about the evils of smoking. They also displayed just a few of the hundreds of chemicals found in cigarettes – such as insecticides and cadmium and other poisons. And they asked students to guess what percentage of students have not smoked in the last month. The winner won a tray of cookies decorated with an anti-smoking message. An award-winning video created by …