Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Guidance Department's Common App Workshops

Need some advice on your common application? Have some free time during advisory? Then be sure to sign up in the Guidance office for their common application workshops. 

Whether you need help getting started, have questions, or if you want your completed application reviewed by a counselor, then these workshops are for you. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity. Sign up today!




Tuesday, October 10, 2017

EGHS Principal's Newsletter Week of 10-10-17

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Principal Michael Podraza’s Weekly EGHS Update
Week of 10-10-2017

Thank you to everyone who attended & contributed to this year’s EGHS Open House (Link to ADMIN Open House Presentation)

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

EGHS to Participate in Gallup Student Poll



Between 10/23-10/27 our school will participate in the Gallup Student Poll.


Gallup launched the Gallup Student Poll in 2009. Gallup provides analytics and advice to organizations around the world. The Gallup Student Poll is a brief, 24-item survey available on the web for students in grades 5 through 12. One time per year in the fall, the survey is provided at no cost to schools. The Gallup Student Poll includes the following themes:
  • Engagement- is the student’s involvement in and enthusiasm for school.
  • Hope- is the ideas and energy students have for the future.
  • Entrepreneurial Aspiration- is the talent and energy for building businesses that survive, thrive and employ others.
  • Career/Financial Literacy- is the information, attitudes and behaviors that students need to practice for healthy participation in the economy.


The Gallup Student Poll gives students a voice in building great schools, and results provide schools with important, actionable information beyond standard measures, such as grades and test scores, to help schools make kids ready for the future. Please visit the Gallup Student Poll homepage on the web at http://www.gallupstudentpoll.com to view the survey items and learn more. To date, there have been over 4 million completes of the Gallup Student Poll.


This survey is anonymous and voluntary. That means Gallup cannot identify your student, and your student’s individual responses will not be shared with anyone. Only grade-level and school-level information will be shared with our school. Your student does not have to participate in this survey. There are no consequences or penalties if your student does not participate. Email Gallup Education at educationhelp@gallup.com if you have questions about this survey,  or contact your school principal.


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Please sign and return this form if you do NOT agree to have your student participate in the Gallup Student Poll. You only need to return this form to school if you do NOT give permission for your student to participate.


STUDENT NAME:_____________________________________________________(“Student”)


I _________________________________________ am the parent/guardian of Student and I do NOT give permission for Student to participate in the Gallup Student Poll at________________________ School.


_________________________________________      _____________________________
THIS WEEK’S
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Tuesday/Wednesday 10/10 & 10/11- Pictures and student IDs issued to students at all three lunches
  • Wednesday 10/11- Advisory: Common Application Workshop
  • Thursday 10/12- Picture Make-ups
ADVANCED PLANNING
  • Week of 10/23- Spirit Week & Gallup Poll
  • Saturday 10/28- Homecoming Dance 7 PM to 10 PM

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

This week’s “Food for Thought” is a post from Nick Carr entitled “What they have wrought”. In it he examines some of the psychologically “addictive” aspects of social media that may easily pass under the radar. For example-
“Most illuminating is the story of the downward-swipe gesture used to refresh a feed. It was invented by Loren Brichter for his Tweetie service in 2009 and was adopted by Twitter when the company acquired Tweetie a year later. The “pull-to-refresh” feature has now become ubiquitous. But that raises a question: why does the gesture continue to be used now that it’s easy for social media companies to refresh their feeds automatically? The answer is that the tactile gesture is more seductive.”
We hope you had a good long weekend and that you have an even better week.
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East Greenwich High School exists to EMPOWER
We, the EGHS community, strive to empower all members to achieve their full potential as learners, thinkers, and responsible global citizens. We take risks in order to inspire learning and discover passions.


We, the East Greenwich High School community, live our values:
  • Respect: Be considerate of others' ideas and opinions while maintaining personal integrity and self- confidence.
  • Creativity and Innovation: Embrace flexibility and individuality when explaining and demonstrating knowledge and skills.
  • Relevance: Link concepts across subjects and make connections to today's global society.
  • Enthusiasm: Generate excitement and curiosity about learning.
  • Achievement: Work vigorously to obtain knowledge and skills measured against the highest standards.
We hold ourselves and each other accountable to these values in support of our mission.




East Greenwich High School
300 Avenger Drive, East Greenwich, RI, 02818

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

EGHS 2018 National MeritⓇ Scholarship Program Commended Students and Semifinalists


East Greenwich High School Press Release
2018 National MeritⓇ Scholarship Program
Commended Students and Semifinalists


DATE SENT: September 26, 2017
TO BE RELEASED: Immediate
RELEASED BY: Michael J. Podraza, Principal
CONTACT: Michael J. Podraza, Principal

The Principal, Michael J. Podraza, of East Greenwich High School formally announced today the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists and Commended Students.

Semifinalists in the 2018 National MeritⓇ Scholarship Program

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalist in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit ScholarshipⓇ award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalist are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit ScholarⓇ title.

East Greenwich High School’s Semifinalists are Cole Campbell, Jason DiMase, Alicia Gibbons, Laura Murphy, Grace Scott and Matthew Sommer. To become a Finalist, the Semifinalist and his or her high school must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the Semifinalists’ academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SATⓇ scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.

From the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists about 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level, and in February they will be notified of this designation.  All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of Finalists.  Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin or religious preference.


Commended Students in the 2018 National MeritⓇ Scholarship Program

About 34,000 Commended Students are being recognized throughout the nation for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, these Commended Students can take great pride knowing that they placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQTⓇ).

East Greenwich High School’s Commended Students are Siddhi M. Deshpande, Sean Hanley, Peter Iwamoto, Axel Lindquist, Matthew Plympton, Priya Sarma, Nathaniel Wolfgang, Jeffrey Yu and Lucy Yu have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.  A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.

“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

Monday, September 25, 2017

EGHS Principal's Newsletter Week of 9-25-2017

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Principal Michael Podraza’s Weekly EGHS Update
Week of 9-25-2017

EGHS News and Information!

A weekly newsletter with information about upcoming events related to East Greenwich High School
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In an effort to increase the dissemination of important information about upcoming events occurring at East Greenwich High School, I have created this newsletter which will usually be sent out to the EGHS school community once a week via the EGHS announcements email.
Also in an effort to not inundate your email inboxes, the EGHS main office will make every attempt to send only one email a day. It is our intention to have all announcements, information, links etc. in that email, so please review the daily email in it’s entirety so that opportunities are not overlooked.  
Hope you find this a useful tool in navigating this school year.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

EGHS Open House Thursday October 5th

Please click here to be taken to this year's open house letter AND a blank schedule that your student should fill out for you in order to navigate the classroom portion of the evening.

PSATs 10/14/2017

From the EGHS Guidance office-
The PSATs will be offered on Saturday, October 14 here at EGHS.  This test is important for Juniors as it is the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as well as a good opportunity to practice for the spring SATs.
Sophomores will be taking the PSAT free of charge during the school day on April 10 as a replacement for the PARCC test.  The are welcome to take the test in October; however, it will not replace the April 10 test.
Please return the registration form (found here) to the Guidance Office with a check for $30 made out to EGHS no later than Friday, September 29 if your child would like to register for the test.
THIS WEEK’S
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Wednesday 9/27
    • Rotation adjustment: Periods will run 4-3-A-5-6
    • Meeting for students enrolled in any Early Enrollment Program course (EEP) in the library during advisory.
  • Thursday 9/28- Citizens Who Care meeting (CWC)
ADVANCED PLANNING
  • Thursday 10/5- EGHS Open House:
    • 5:30-6:00 Senior Project Meeting Re: Changes in 17-18 with Mrs. Dwane in Old Gym
    • 6:00-6:25 Welcome address with new Assistant Principal Mr. Jeffrey Heath and Principal Michael Podraza
    • 6:30-8:25 Classroom Sessions

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

This week’s “Food for Thought” is a post from Will Richardson-The Absolute Best We Can Do For Kids. “The news that Maryland’s biggest school district gave up on its attempt to change the grading scale for its 150K kids shouldn’t shock anyone. But reading between the lines of the Washington Post story that chronicled its retreat back to an A-F format offers up a relevant postmortem on why many changes we try to implement in schools in general end in failure.”
We hope you have a great week and we look forward to seeing you at Open House.
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East Greenwich High School exists to EMPOWER
We, the EGHS community, strive to empower all members to achieve their full potential as learners, thinkers, and responsible global citizens. We take risks in order to inspire learning and discover passions.

We, the East Greenwich High School community, live our values:
  • Respect: Be considerate of others' ideas and opinions while maintaining personal integrity and self- confidence.
  • Creativity and Innovation: Embrace flexibility and individuality when explaining and demonstrating knowledge and skills.
  • Relevance: Link concepts across subjects and make connections to today's global society.
  • Enthusiasm: Generate excitement and curiosity about learning.
  • Achievement: Work vigorously to obtain knowledge and skills measured against the highest standards.
We hold ourselves and each other accountable to these values in support of our mission.





East Greenwich High School
300 Avenger Drive, East Greenwich, RI, 02818