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  • The One Newport subgroup of the Newport Strategic Plan subcommittee has created the above video which helps to explain the One Newport concept.  The video below, is an example of what can happen when community agencies and organizations partner with Newport Public Schools.  The occasion of the video below, was a surprise presentation prepared by Glenn Lewis from the Island Moving Company, who regularly works with a group of Pell students teaching them dance at the company's studio on Charles Street every Tuesday afternoon.  The Island Moving Company, celebrating 35 years of service to the Newport community, was being recognized by the Newport Public Education Foundation, a local charitable foundation whose mission is to enhance the learning of the students of Newport Public Schools. The foundation annually recognizes a local business with the Noreen Stonor Drexel Partner in Education award, and this year, the Island Moving Company was being recognized by the Newport Public Education Foundation.

Pell Students Perform at An Evening For Education


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  • Please be advised that construction has resumed on the Newport Bridge. Due to lane restrictions over the bridge, traffic is expected to be backed up on roadways leading to and from the bridge.

    Please be aware, these backups will have an effect on the afternoon bus routes, specifically the Pell routes. Parents can expect afternoon drop off times to be delayed. 

    Durham School Services can be reached at 401-846-1947.


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  • Patrick Keegathe

    Welcome Patrick Kangethe!

    Please join us in welcoming Patrick Kangethe to Newport Public Schools as our new Interim Director of Technology.  The School Committee appointed Patrick on 9/12/2017 and Patrick has hit the ground running, taking on the ongoing projects of the Technology Department, such as the deployment of 150+ teacher laptops, and 750+ Dell Google Chromebooks for student use at Pell, Thompson and Rogers, and the Thompson Middle School Wireless Upgrade project, while working to ensure technology readiness in our classrooms.

    Previous to joining us at Newport Public Schools, Patrick was an IT Consultant, partnering with various schools, school management organization, and non-profit organization to leverage the power of technology to help the organizations reach their business goals. Prior to that, Patrick was the Chief Information Officer for Lighthouse Academies, a national nonprofit network of public charter schools where he oversaw all IT functions.

    Patrick earned his Bachelor’s Computer Science from Worcester State University and his Masters of Science in Information Technology from Clark University.  


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  • The Newport Local Advisory Committee for Special education SEEKS nominees for PATRICIA BEEDE Memorial Award for ADVOCATES.  This parent committee is seeking your nomination of a colleague, student, or parent who is a powerful advocate.

    We seek nominations of 300 words or less explaining why the nominee is an exemplary advocate for students with disabilities.  Please be as descriptive as possible.

    As an educator, you see and work with fellow advocates every day.  Please consider nominating a colleague, student, or parent for this prestigious award.

    You nomination should be emailed to by September 25, 2017.


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  • The 2017-2018 Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals (both in English and Spanish) have been posted online at  They are also available in the Parent Folder of the Resource Folder under District on the One Newport app.


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  • Due to expected heavy rain and winds from Hurricane Jose, The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) announced on Monday that they will delay the start date of the roadway deck repair project on the Newport Pell Bridge.
    The project was planned to start on Tuesday, September, 19th, however, with the expected forecast, it will now start on Thursday, September 21st. After the morning rush hour crews will begin to work. Traffic will be most significantly impacted during the afternoon rush hour on Thursday, September 21st.

    The project is a continuation of the work done in May and June; it consists of partial removal and replacement of the Bridge deck. Due to the delay, beginning September 21, single travel lanes in each direction will be in place. Overwide vehicles with a width exceeding 8 feet 6 inches will be prohibited from crossing the bridge and overweight vehicles with Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) over 80,000 pounds are also prohibited from crossing.

    For more information on this project and to access real-time traffic updates visit


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