Thursday, June 22, 2017

East Greenwich High School End of Year Update 2016-17

East Greenwich High School End of Year Update 2016-17

  1. Chromebook Collection All Chromebooks must be collected by Friday the 23rd. Students and families who know that their District issued Chromebook is damaged can find the current costs* associated with the repair the device in the chart below. Checks can be made payable to “East Greenwich High School”.

Item
Cost*
Item
Cost
Broken screen
$290
Broken keyboard
$160
Broken corner/casing
$160
Broken touchpad
$160
Charger missing
$20
Charger wall cord missing
$5
No Chromebook
$350


*All costs based on existing invoices as of 5/1/2017. Overpayments due to price changes will be refunded once repairs are completed.

  1. Report Cards 4th Quarter report cards will be both mailed and published to ASPEN once all grades are finalized and GPAs calculated. We anticipate this mailing to occur by Wednesday of next week.
  1. Student Schedules SY 17-18 Due to recent events associated with next year’s budget we had to make multiple iterations and changes to the budget and staffing for SY 17-18. Unfortunately, these changes make it impossible for us to issue accurate students schedules before the close of this school year on the 23rd. We plan to mail students and families a copy of their tentative schedule for 2017-18 along with 4th quarter report cards. Instructions for those who wish to make changes to next year’s tentative schedules will also accompany the schedule and report card. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

  1. Withdrawal from East Greenwich Public Schools If any families know that they will not be returning or enrolling a child at EGHS next year, we ask that you please contact Mrs. Sherry Mong at (401) 398-1204 or smong@egsd.net . Providing us with this information helps ensure that we are able to forward the appropriate student records in a timely manner once requested.

Thank you for a wonderful year. Have a great summer.

 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Reminders for Ivy Day and Graduation 2017

A few reminders regarding Ivy Day tomorrow (1 PM) and Graduation (1 PM) on Sunday.

Ivy Day at EGHS (Friday)
  • Seniors
    • Rehearsal 9 AM
    • Arrival for Ivy day by 12:30 in auditorium
  • Underclassmen- School dismissal 11:37 AM (Grab and go lunches available)
  • Ceremony location still tbd due to changing forecast
    • Rain- Auditorium
    • Dry and No Rain- Courtyard. Feel free to bring folding lawn chairs as seating is very limited in the courtyard.
  • Courtyard/Auditorium open for community at 12:15
  • Ceremony begins promptly at 1 PM
  • Art Show immediately follows Ivy Day in the EGHS library.
Graduation at VETs Memorial Auditorium 1PM (Sunday)
  • Seniors must arrive by 12:15 and proceed immediately to the staging area
  • VETs policies
    • Increased security- cameras inside and out, all bags and packages checked by security, and all persons subject to metal detection.
    • Doors open 1 hour prior to graduation
    • Handicapped seating is available and is first-come-first-served basis.
    • No holding seats
    • Helium-filled balloons are prohibited
  • Parking
    • On street
    • State offices lots
I look forward to seeing you all to celebrate the graduating Class of 2017.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

EGHS Principal's Newsletter Week of 5-30-2017

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Principal Michael Podraza’s Weekly EGHS Update
A weekly newsletter with information about upcoming events related to East Greenwich High School
Week of 5-30-2017

-REMINDERS-
Senior Obligations- Chromebooks Collected
In addition to the normal items collected at the end of the year (books, uniforms, etc.) we will also be collecting Chromebooks. If your son or daughter has damaged their Chromebook, you can find a list of repair costs in the second document below. Seniors must have all obligations fulfilled in order to participate in graduation.
Senior Exams, Senior Week Activities, Ivy Day and Graduation Information
Registration Required for Senior Athletic Awards Banquet
Please visit the EGHS Boosters Club website to register for this year’s Senior Athletic Awards banquet. Details can be found by clicking here.
THIS WEEK’S
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • 5-30 through 6/2
    • Senior Exams
  • 5/31
    • Mosaic Concert EGHS Auditorium


ADVANCED PLANNING
  • 6-5 through 6/9
    • Senior Week (See link above)
  • 6-8
    • Senior Athletic Awards at Quonset O-Club (See link above)
  • 6-9
    • Ivy Day- Early dismissal for all underclassmen at 11:37. Public may begin to proceed to the courtyard at 12:15. Ivy day begins promptly at 1:00 PM
  • 6-19 through 6/22
    • Underclassmen exams
  • 6-23
    • Last day of school
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
After seeing such wonderful turnout and a plethora of resources available at last week’s Transition night hosted by the EGHS Special Education department, this week’s Food for Thought is 21 Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs
I hope you had a pleasant Memorial Day weekend. I look forward to seeing you all at our many June events!
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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

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Press Release- EGHS student selected as national finalist for the Great American Songbook Academy®

Local high school student selected as national finalist for the Great American Songbook Academy®
Local teen will join vocalists from around the country to participate in week-long Songbook Academy in Carmel, Indiana

East Greenwich, Rhode Island– A local high school vocalist has been named a national finalist for The Songbook Academy. Logan Branch, of East Greenwich High School will join vocalists from across the country for a seven-day Academy on interpreting and performing the music of the Great American Songbook.

The Great American Songbook Foundation, founded by Grammy-nominated vocalist, Michael Feinstein, has selected 40 students from across the country to participate in the 2017 Songbook Academy. High school vocalists representing 19 states will compete for top awards on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the Songbook Academy Finals at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Ind.

Students from across the country auditioned to participate in the weeklong Songbook Academy located at the Great American Songbook Foundation’s headquarters in Carmel, IN, July 15-22, 2017. Students will participate in a seven-day academy on interpreting and performing the music of the Great American Songbook. Five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein will be joined by professionals, such as past mentors for the Academy: Tony-nominee Jarrod Spector (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) and nine- time Grammy-winner Janis Siegel (The Manhattan Transfer), and will conduct workshops and master classes throughout the week. The final concert performance will be held in the 1,600 seat Palladium Concert Hall at the Center for the Performing Arts. The top 40 finalists were selected by a panel of music educators and industry professionals.  For the full list of finalists, visit www.TheSongbook.org.

Description

Now in its eighth year, the Songbook Academy provides high school singers in grades 9-12 with the life-changing opportunity to work with music industry professionals and educators from top college arts programs to experience firsthand the uniquely American and culturally significant music known as the Great American Songbook. “The Songbook Academy is a transformative experience,” said Michael Feinstein, founder of the Great American Songbook Foundation and Songbook Academy.  “We spend every moment of our time sharing, educating, and developing a love for this music and its history in a way that we feel will change the lives of our students forever,” said Michael Feinstein.

All Songbook Academy participants will be eligible for the following awards:

Great American Songbook Youth Ambassador Award will receive the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to perform with five-time Grammy Award nominated entertainer and founder of the Songbook Foundation, Michael Feinstein. The Youth Ambassador will serve for one year and will have opportunities to perform throughout the year. Past Youth Ambassador performance opportunities have included:

  • Multiple appearances with Michael Feinstein – including Jazz at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall
  • Great American Songbook Hall of Fame Gala – with Barry Manilow, Liza Minnelli, Johnny Mathis, for example
  • National Anthem at NFL game
  • Appearance with Pasadena Pops

Songbook Inspiration Award and Songbook Celebration Award winners will each receive a performance opportunity with five-time Grammy Award nominated entertainer and founder of the Songbook Foundation, Michael Feinstein.

The Great American Songbook Foundation
Michael Feinstein founded the Great American Songbook Foundation in 2007 in order to preserve, promote, and perpetuate the music of the Great American Songbook. The mission of the Foundation is to inspire and educate by celebrating the Great American Songbook. The work of the Foundation includes:
  • High School Songbook Academy
  • Educational programming
  • Library, Archives, and Gallery Exhibits
  • Great American Songbook Hall of Fame
  • Perfect Harmony, a music and memory program with early dementia and their caregivers

To learn more, visit www.TheSongbook.org

Monday, May 22, 2017

EGHS Principal's Newsletter Week of 5-22-2017

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Principal Michael Podraza’s Weekly EGHS Update
A weekly newsletter with information about upcoming events related to East Greenwich High School
Week of 5-22-2017


-IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS-
Thanks to AfterPromEG
Thank you to everyone who supported all of the efforts to keep our students safe and secure this Prom season. Whether you donated time, energy, money, raffle prizes, or even your blood, sweat and tears, or any combination of these, thank you! Our students and the entire EG community benefited from your generosity. Thank you for your support of our students.
Senior Obligations- Chromebooks Collected
In addition to the normal items collected at the end of the year (books, uniforms, etc.) we will also be collecting Chromebooks. If your son or daughter has damaged their Chromebook, you can find a list of repair costs in the second document below. Seniors must have all obligations fulfilled in order to participate in graduation.
Scheduling Update SY 17-18
A status update on the creation of next year’s EGHS schedule was emailed out earlier today. If you did not receive the email, or if you have not read it yet, you can view the letter by clicking here. IMPORTANT- If you indicated the desire to waive into a class other than the teacher recommended course on the course selection sheet, this letter contains critical information for you..


-REMINDERS-
EGHS Special Education Department presents the 2nd Annual Transition Forum on Thursday. View the invitation by clicking here.
THIS WEEK’S
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • 5-24
    • Mid-quarter 4 grades updated in ASPEN
  • 5-25
    • EG Special Education Department’s Transition Night- Library
    • Awards Night- Auditorium


ADVANCED PLANNING
  • 5-30 through 6/2
    • Senior Exams
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
As May is “Mental Health Awareness” month, this week’s Food for Thought is from CNN-Instagram worst social media app for young people's mental health
Hope you had a pleasant weekend. Have a great 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