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  • Little Compton School Department

    Welcome to Wilbur & McMahon Schools A PreK-8 school serving public and tuition students around southcoast RI and MA Enrollment Information SY2024 Updates Clever ParentSquare Calendars Help Desk Bussing Nutrition Fostering and Achieving Excellence Wilbur & McMahon School is dedicated to preparing students for educational and life experiences in an atmosphere where there is respect for the dignity of every person and an enthusiasm for learning. Wilbur & McMahon School is dedicated to the principle that educational programs be both challenging and supportive, distinguished by consistent high standards and by attention to the needs and potential of the individual student. Latest Updates

  • Forms and Documents | LCSD

    Forms and Documents Below you can find a list of useful forms and documents. As part of our reopening plan, we're updating many of our processes to be able to be filled out online. If you're looking for something and don't see it, please reach out to for assistance. Yearly Student Bio Packet Click here to fill out your Back to School packet for SY 2024 Sports Registration Click here to fill out sports registration paperwork (Up-to-date Physical and Photo ID required) 23-24 Student Handbook Click Here Bullying Report Form Click here Daily Health Screening -Update for SY23- Daily health attestations will no longer be required RI Student Survey Available online by clicking here FERPA Available online by clicking here Student Retake Ticket Available online by clicking here Safe Schools Have something or someone you're concerned about? To file an anonymous safety report with the school, click here.

  • Superintendent's Page | LCSD

    Office of the Superintendent Dear Wilbur and McMahon School Community, ​ ​ It is an honor to be a part of educating and nurturing Little Compton's most precious resource — our children, as they grow and develop into their best and highest selves. ​ As your school superintendent, I am committed to building on and advancing the academic rigor, curriculum relevance, and healthy relationships that Wilbur McMahon School is known for. This work requires the participation of the entire school community as, together, we live our shared commitment to educational excellence. What does educational excellence actually look like? Well, I see it as an active process that prioritizes school S afety, student E ngagement, and student A chievement. As Little Compton is a town surrounded by the sea, I have come to call our shared mission to further advance Wilbur McMahon School our "SEA of objectives." ​ Please link to SY 2020 to 2023 Successes : my staff and I compiled an updated, post-pandemic (COVID is now in a state of endemicity) list of the numerous Safety, Engagement, and Achievement initiatives and accomplishments of the past few years. None of it would be possible without your participation. ​ ​ In partnership, ​ Dr. Laurie Dias-Mitchell ​ ​ Superintendent's Goals SY2024 SAFETY Follow CDC and RIDOH guidelines to promote the health and safety of all students and staff. Continue to implement safety recommendations of the Safety Subcommittee as adopted by the School Committee. Develop/implement a 5-year plan for capital improvements ($50K grant/$4.5 million in projects). Ensure the most efficient utilization of human resources to promote campus safety (i.e. Front-Office workflows, Frontline, PayChex, Aspen Logistics module, Aspen “Alerts”). BUDGET Create and monitor a budget that is closely-aligned with school and district goals. Attend all town board meetings related to the budget process (i.e. Budget Committee, Town Council). Generate the annual LCSD Budget Message for Financial Town Meeting. Research and pursue grant opportunities when applicable. Write/monitor all federal grants. SCHOOL CULTURE Review existing policies, procedures, and programming with an emphasis on continuing to improve and/or increase the following: Equity for all students by facilitating and inspiring students engaged in-person learning as well as learning in remote and socially-distanced classroom environments Parental involvement and whole-school initiatives that include the intercultural development of students and staff Social Emotional Learning programs that proactively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion while also developing children’s skills for recognizing and managing emotions, empathy, positive relationships, and problem solving (i.e. Restorative Practices, Open Circle , Choose Love /Advisory) Employee Wellness/ Employee Assistance Programming (i.e. AllOne Health employee assistance program and The Trust’s Health Matters Program , Headspace ) CURRICULUM & ASSESSMENT Support the implementation of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program and continue teacher training. Collaborate with Wilbur McMahon School’s administration/ILT to monitor statewide testing and identify curriculum gaps related to the district’s performance. Explore best practices in all instructional areas, including ways to leverage resources (including IT) to enhance student learning. Promote differentiated instructional practices for students in PK-8 with an emphasis on student engagement and achievement by leveraging the following: Stations/learning centers in classrooms where students spend time doing specific tasks. Each center has a different task or goal and students may rotate through some or all of the stations during the lesson. Stations allow for student-centered and differentiated learning and also engage students in cooperative learning. i-Ready online interim assessment module and instruction module (when appropriate) which provides all students with a path to proficiency and growth in reading and mathematics Enrichment opportunities within and outside of the school Xello (grades 6-8) which builds self-knowledge, personalized learning plans, and critical life skills IXL for adaptive skills across the content areas designed to support and challenge every learner Kiddom helps schools and districts close achievement gaps with high-quality digital curriculum on a flexible platform for teaching and learning, in any environment Zearn for math which builds “on-ramps” to grade-level (K-5) content and remediation support into all parts of students’ core instructional learning to further differentiate instruction and meet student needs Generation Genius lessons are such that they resonate with more students, as they target visual, tactile, auditory and kinesthetic senses, instead of only one Explore is a multimedia organization that documents leaders around the world who have devoted their lives to extraordinary causes. HMH Online brings together on-demand professional development, students' assessment data, and relevant practice and instruction. Thinklink (FOSS/SEPUP Lab Aids) Scholastic Super Science , Scholastic Story Works , Scholastic News ​ Collaborate with Wilbur McMahon School administration/ILT to review curriculum annually, working to align with Portsmouth as appropriate. POLICY & PROCEDURE Collaborate with the Policy Sub Committee to update the policy manual. Monitor the Wilbur McMahon School Improvement Plan process. COMMUNITY OUTREACH Support timely communication between staff/administration and students/parents/community (i.e. ParentSquare). Establish and promote good governance and chain of command (i.e. BoardDocs). Administer Surveys or otherwise gather data to include any of the following groups: Current Little Compton high school students attending Portsmouth at the end of freshman year (Freshman Academic Admin) In-district families who choose to leave WMS (Counselor/Social Worker) Out-of-district tuition families who choose to leave WMS (Counselor/Social Worker) Collaborate with members of the community and organizations who want to be involved in the school and look for opportunities for community support. Collaborate with stakeholders to implement a marketing/awareness campaign to increase enrollment of non-resident students. ​ Contact 401.592.0363 I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect!

  • Enroll | LCSD

    Student Registration Welcome to Wilbur and McMahon Schools! We're excited you're considering joining our family. The link below will show you everything you need before you register. Registration Requirements Once you've reviewed that and have everything you need, Register Here! If you're a returning student, no need to register. Fill out your yearly paperwork on the family page Quick Answers Pre-School Registration? To register your 3-5 year old for the pre-school we offer for students ages 3, 4 and 5, please contact Heather Fitzgerald at 401.592.0363 x1002 or email her at : the school's Child Outreach Coordinator is Kimberly Smith at 401.592.0363 x1134 / . Students will go through a screening process first and then submit registration paperwork at Wilbur McMahon School. Unable to complete the application online? Please contact us or stop by during office hours to obtain a paper version of the packet. Not a Resident? No Problem! We accept non resident students. For more information on tuition please call us at 401.592.0363 or email us at Transferring from another school? Be sure to inform your previous school/district that you're making the switch and ask if they can provide a consent to release form to help us obtain your records. Interested in a tour? Please call Heather Fitzgerald at 401.592.0363 x1002 or email her at Other Inquires Please call us at 401 592 0363 or email us at Register Here Let's Begin

  • School Nurse | LCSD

    MESSAGE FROM THE NURSE Please check back here frequently as we update this page with the latest information from the school, as well as the latest protocols, response and screening guidelines from from the RI Department of Education/Department of Health.

  • Calendars | LCSD

    Calendars 2023-2024 District Calendar Annual Notice of SC Meetings LCSD Diversity Calendar Upcoming Important Dates and Events Facilities Frequently Requested spaces and their reservation status Please refer to this calendar before making a Use of Facilities request to ensure the space is available. ​ Colors: Blue: Gym Red: Commons Green: Cafeteria Orange: Media Center ​ ​

  • Previous Years | LCSD

    Previous Years SY21/22 School Reopening Plan Download the PDF SY20/21 School Reopening Plan Download the PDF

  • Transportation | LCSD

    Transportation Dial (401) 625-5562 for direct access to the Little Compton/Tiverton First Student bus yard. Bus Routes and Schedules Following bus routes links are for the 2023-2024 school year. WMS Morning Bus Routes WMS Afternoon Bus Routes PHS Morning Bus Routes PHS Afternoon Bus Routes PHS Transportation Information As a reminder, here are the bus options (dial 401-625-5562 for direct access to the Little Compton/Tiverton First Student bus yard) the Little Compton School Department provides its high school students attending PHS. ​ PHS MORNING EXPRESS: The express bus leaves Wilbur McMahon School every day at 6:40 a.m. This option can be used by any Little Compton PHS student at any time. REGULAR SCHOOL DAY PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF: All Little Compton PHS students can get picked up and dropped off at their designated bus stops. FIRST LATE BUS: If your high school student needs to stay after school for a short time, we provide a late bus that picks students up at the high school at 3:05 p.m. and leaves PHS at 3:15 p.m. It brings those students to Wilbur McMahon School arriving by 4:15 p.m. SECOND LATE BUS: If your high school students needs to stay after school for a longer amount of time, we provide a late bus that picks students up at the high school at 5 p.m. and leaves PHS at 5:10 p.m. It brings those students to Wilbur McMahon School arriving by 5:40 p.m. ​ Also, for students who need a quiet place to study or just need a safe place to stay while waiting for the late bus, the Portsmouth High School library is open after school every day until 5 p.m. ​ All of these options are available as of the first day of school, Tuesday, August 29. The following are MET transportation options: Option 1 - Park n Ride on Fish Rd (8:02am/3:25pm) Option 2 - Wilbur McMahon 8:10am on bus #2 and transfer to our Met bus. Option 3 – Picked up at home during elementary run and transferred to our Met bus at Town Farm…….Home in the PM. Option 4 - Town Farm (8:20am/3:40pm)

  • School Committee | LCSD

    School Committee Travis Auty School Committee Chair Hannah Ayotte School Committee Vice-Chair Megan Gonzalez School Committee Secretary Susan Kinnane School Committee Member Mike Rocha School Committee Member School Committee Clerk Jennifer Sylvia Policies Click here to view all School Committee Policies Agendas & Minutes Click here to access public meeting info via BoardDocs Archive For content prior to July 1, 2019, click here to access the archive Meeting Information ​ Annual Notice of Meetings 2023 ​ School Committee Regular Monthly Meetings* January 11, 2023 February 8, 2023 March 8, 2023 April 19, 2023 May 10, 2023 June 14, 2023 July 12, 2023 August 9, 2023 September 13, 2023 October 11, 2023 November 8, 2023 December 13, 2023 *Regular Meetings will take place at Wilbur McMahon School on the second Wednesday of the month, starting at 7:00pm, unless posted otherwise. ​ Little Compton School Committee agendas are posted at the Wilbur McMahon School and the LCSD Office, as well as electronically on the Secretary of State's Open Government website - ​ All meetings will be posted and the corresponding agenda available online via BoardDocs Meetings can also be streamed on streamed on YouTube at ​ When available, public comment held via Zoom will be via a link provided (with a dial-in option) in that meeting's agenda. Public comment may also be emailed in advance to to be included in the meeting. All comments must be accompanied by the submitter's full name and address. Public comment is not available when watching live via YouTube. ​ Sub-Committees​ Contract Negotiation Sub-Committee Travis Auty and Hannah Ayotte ​ High School Contract Negotiation Sub-Committee Mike Roach and Megan Gonzalez ​ Policy Sub-Committee Hannah Ayotte and Megan Gonzalez ​ Scholarship Sub-Committee Travis Auty and Susan Kinnane ​ Wellness Committee Wellness Committee Chair: Susan Kinnane Jack McKinnon, Jean Dunn, Nancy Roberts, Karin Wetherill ​ Portsmouth School Committee Liaison Travis Auty ​ School Improvement Team (SIT) Selection Committee Megan Gonzales ​ Town Recreation Committee Liaison Mike Rocha Professional Deve lopment View upcoming and past School Committee PD opportunities Scholarships ​ School Committee Scholarships can be found in the Family section of the website

  • Scholarships | LCSD

    Scholarships Little Compton School Committee Scholarships Application 2023 COMPLETED APPLICATION DUE BY April 30, 2023 What to Submit: ​ This application becomes valid only when the following have been submitted by the due date: ​ Completed application including all sections Transcript of high school grades, including GPA and weighted GPA If you are applying for the Anthony Raposa Education Trust Scholarship, include a recommendation from the High School Principal or Guidance Counselor. How to Submit: ​ Choose one of the following ways to submit your completed application: ​ Complete the Online Scholarship Application Form 2023 , upload supplemental documents and submit electronically. Use the Printable Scholarship Application Form 2023 and email PDFs of the application, transcript and, if applicable, the recommendation to Use the Printable Scholarship Application Form 2023 and mail completed application, transcript and, if applicable, the recommendation to: ​ Wilbur & McMahon Schools ℅ School Committee Secretary 28 Commons – P.O. Box 178 Little Compton, RI 02837 Deadline ​ You are responsible for seeing that all supporting documents are submitted in a timely manner. Only applications found to be complete as of the deadline will be reviewed. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS. Local Area Scholarships 2023 Scholarship Little Compton - Deadline April 30, 2023 Providing Scholarships to Little Compton Students Pursuing Higher Education. 2022 - 2023 Scholarship Little Compton Application Little Compton Grange Scholarship - Deadline April 30th, 2023 Little Compton Grange Scholarship Link

  • Information Technology | LCSD

    Information Technology At Wilbur McMahon School, we prioritize the integration of technology into our educational framework, ensuring that every student from Pre-K to eighth grade is equipped with the tools necessary for a comprehensive learning experience. School Technology Student Technology Every student is provided with a touchscreen-enabled Chromebook, accompanied by a protective case and a charger Interactive Learning Each classroom is furnished with an interactive Promethean board and document camera, elevating instructional methods and providing students with an engaging learning environment Digital Learning The IT department manages Single Sign On for dozens of applications, as well as rostering for the majority of our e-learning platforms and resources used by the school, such as online libraries, virtual labs, and course management systems Troubleshooting IT operates a helpdesk assisting students, teachers, staff and families with technical assistance, also providing a similar service for main office and maintenance needs Professional Development We provide and coordinate ongoing technology training sessions and workshops for faculty and staff on a variety of topics Seamless Access Students are granted an official school email account, facilitating seamless communication and access to applications, tailored to suit the needs of each grade Simplified Logins To ensure that our younger learners can access our technology, students in grades Pre-K through 3 are provided with specialized QR Codes for easy, password-less login Network Infrastructure Providing management of the school's IT infrastructure, including Wi-Fi, routing, servers and network applications, HVAC, lighting, security and access control Cybersecurity We maintain state-of-the-art cybersecurity protocols, ensuring that all devices, networks, and platforms adhere to industry-leading security standards. We continuously monitor and update our systems in response to evolving threats Our Staff Jonathan Gabriel Director of Information Technology Josh Guay Technical Support Meriah Dufur Data Manager Need Help? Shared Services At Wilbur McMahon School, our IT department not only caters to the evolving needs of our academic institution but also diligently serves the broader town community, encompassing vital sectors such as the police and fire departments. Our mission is to ensure seamless technological integration and robust cybersecurity measures across all town functions, fostering efficiency, safety, and innovation. Unified Communication Systems Public Service Portals Digital Record Management Critical Response Technologies Infrastructure & Network Oversight Systems Continuity and Backup Helpdesk and Support Cybersecurity Compliance Specialized Training

  • Human Resources | LCSD

    Human Resources T he District's Human Resources Department processes requests for the public relating to the following matters. Information on payroll, employee benefits, wellness, and employee assistance programs offered by the District is located in the staff portal. ​ NOTICE: Employee Resources have moved to the Staff Portal (login required) Facilities Use Request Form To review the Use of Facilities policy and fees, click here . Then download the request form below. Facilities Request Form Access to Public Records Please review the APRA request policy by clicking here , then access the request form below. APRA Request Employee Resources Employee forms, information, and useful links can be found in the faculty portal Faculty Portal Employment Opportunities SUB ME IN! Become a Substitute Teacher, Teacher Assistant, Nurse or Custodian at WMS! ​The Little Compton School Department is seeking qualified, day-to-day, on-call substitutes for all areas. Please use the SchoolSpring links provided to apply, or contact the HR Department: 401-592-0363 x1500 SchoolSpring Links Substitute Teacher Substitute TA Substitute Custodian Substitute Nurse Intercultural Book Club The Rent Collector by: Camron Wright ​ Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. They make their living scavenging recyclables from the trash. Life would be hard enough without the worry for their chronically ill child, Nisay, and the added expense of medicines that are not working. Just when things seem worst, Sang Ly learns a secret about the ill-tempered rent collector who comes demanding money—a secret that sets in motion a tide that will change the life of everyone it sweeps past. The Rent Collector was named Book of the Year Gold Winner by Foreword Magazine, Best Novel of the Year at the Whitney Awards, and was a nominee for the prestigious International DUBLIN Literary Award. In addition to North America, The Rent Collector has also been published in Turkey, Indonesia, Norway, Korea, and Spain. All are welcome to join our book club, if you are interested or need more information email Karen Corrigan at Title IX ​ The Little Compton School Committee is committed to maintaining an environment that is free of unlawful discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, the Committee will not tolerate harassment of its employees by anyone, including any supervisor, co-worker, or vendor and will not stand for harassment of any student, volunteer, or community member by any other person. Read the School Committee Policy on BoardDocs Your Title IX Coordinator is: ​ Carolyn Sedgwick, SHRM-SCP Email Carolyn , dial x1500, or stop by the HR Office ​ Title IX Training Material Coordinator Training Material Investigator Training Material

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