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

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

EGHS Principal's Newsletter Week of 5-15-2017

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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 5-15-2017

-IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS-
Senior Assembly and School Wide Health Fair Wednesday
During Advisory on Wednesday 5-17 EGHS will continue to lead up to Prom/Graduation/Celebration season by having members of the Senior Class hear from Dr. Fred Procopio, Head of URI Health Services. Additionally, we will once again hold a health fair for all students during all three lunches.
Thanks to CWC and Mr. Houghtaling
Special thanks go out to all members of Citizens Who Care (CWC) and Mr. Houghtaling for bringing in Mr. Chris Herren to speak to our Juniors and Seniors last week. This was Mr. Herren’s third time to EGHS, and each time he visits us his powerful messages impacts so many of our students, and this time was no different. If you are the parent of a junior or senior I urge you to discuss the presentation with your child and see what part of the assembly resonated with them.
Prom Forms Due
Early dismissal forms and guest permission slips are due to the main office by the close of school on Wednesday.

-REMINDERS-
AfterPromEG 2017 is FRIDAY, MAY 19! We are gearing up for the best AfterProm EG and we invite your help to make this night unforgettable for our students.  ​
There are many small jobs --  set up, night of, and wrapping things up at the end of the night. Click below to sign up using our SignUpGenius form.
Any questions - contact Volunteer Coordinator Julie D'Amico at afterpromegvolunteer@gmail.com. THANK YOU!
Coming May 19th, 2017  - After Prom there’s AfterPromEG
Visit our WebPage  Like us on FaceBook
THIS WEEK’S
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • 5-15 through 5-17
    • NECAP Science Testing, Juniors
  • 5-17
    • Senior assembly- Dr. Fred Procopio, Director of URI Health Services
    • Health Fair during all three lunches.
  • 5-19
    • Prom
    • AfterPromEG

ADVANCED PLANNING
  • 5-25
    • EG Special Education Department’s Transition Night- Library
    • Awards Night- Auditorium
  • 5-30 through 6/2
    • Senior Exams
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
This week’s Food for Thought is from Inside Higher Ed on the efforts of some very prestigious private/prep schools to transform how we grade and communicate what students know and are able to do - “A Plan to Kill High School Transcripts … and Transform College Admissions
I hope you have a great week and hope that we see you at AfterPromEG on Friday evening.
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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

EGHS Student Recognized by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Top students celebrated for academic excellence
by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

BALTIMORE, Spring, 2017 — Kinjal Gupta from East Greenwich, Rhode Island, was honored as one of the brightest young students in the world at a recent awards ceremony sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

Kinjal, a participant in the CTY Talent Search, was recognized for scoring exceptionally high on a rigorous, above-grade-level test.

As part of the CTY Talent Search, advanced students in second through eighth grades take challenging tests that can reveal their true capacity for learning. Seventh and eighth graders take the SAT or ACT, the same tests used for college admissions. These students may also take advanced versions of the School and College Ability Test (SCAT) or the Spatial Test Battery (STB). Younger students take the SCAT, STB, or PSAT 8/9.

Kinjal, a student at Archie R Cole (East Greenwich) Middle School, was one of more than 27,000 students from more than 65 countries who participated in the CTY Talent Search between March 2016 and February 2017. Only about 25 percent of Talent Search participants earned the High Honors designation.

This spring, more than 6,700 CTY Talent Search participants were invited to CTY award ceremonies across the U.S. and in China and Hong Kong. Most of these students also qualified for CTY’s summer and online courses.

“We congratulate all of our CTY Talent Search honorees for their hard work and academic achievement,” said Elaine Tuttle Hansen, executive director of CTY. “This is a moment not just to celebrate our students, but to honor the parents and educators who recognized their academic talent and provided them with opportunities to develop it.”

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About The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY)
A global leader in gifted education since 1979, CTY is focused on recognizing academic talent in exceptional K-12 students and supporting their growth with courses, services, and resources specifically designed to meet their needs. CTY draws students from 50 states and 80 countries worldwide. In 2016, CTY provided $5.8 million in need-based financial aid to more than 5,200 qualified students.

For more information about the CTY Talent Search, go to cty.jhu.edu.

Monday, May 8, 2017

EGHS Principal's Newsletter Week of 5-8-2017

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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 5-8-2017


-IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS-
Chris Herren- Junior and Senior Assembly
Thanks to Mr. Houghtaling and the CWC, EGHS will be able host Chris Herren to present and speak to all Juniors and Seniors this Friday. As we enter the traditionally celebratory seasons of proms, post-proms, awards nights and graduations we want to make sure that our students are reminded to make good decisions, both individually and collectively. It is with this in mind that we welcome Mr. Herren to share his story with our Juniors and Seniors.
Note- due to the presentations logistics and timing we will only be able to have Juniors and Seniors attend this presentation.
Attention Junior-Senior Parents/Guardians: Important Information about AfterProm
May 19th is now just a blink away. As you finalize prom night plans with your child we want to be sure you have accurate AfterPromEG information and a source to get any and all questions answered. Please click here to read the latest happenings going on with AfterPromEG including the rules for student conduct for the evening.
State Testing Continues at EGHS
This week is Mathematics testing on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Who is tested gets a bit trickier as it is based on Year of Graduation AND current math class enrollment. The criteria is as follows:
  • All members of the Class of 2020 who are enrolled in Algebra 1, Geometry, or Algebra 2 will be tested.
  • Members of the Class of 2019 and 2018 who are enrolled in Algebra 1, Algebra 1 Part II, Geometry, or Algebra 2 AND who have not yet taken a State test in mathematics while at EGHS will be tested. Students should bring their fully charged Chromebook, a calculator and something to read if they finish before the allotted time. Please note- students from the Class of 2018 and 2019 whose parents/guardians opted them out last year in mathematics will not be tested this year as these scores already counted against EGHS and the District in this year’s State and Federal classifications.
Two weeks from today will see all members of the Class of 2018 take the State test for Science on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. No chromebook is required.


-REMINDERS-
Coming May 19th, 2017  - After Prom there’s AfterPromEG
Visit our WebPage  Like us on FaceBook


Important Details About State Testing
School Classification & Rankings- Please be aware that participation in and the results of State testing are mechanisms by which East Greenwich High School, and the entire district, are classified both federally and locally by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE). Minimally, we must test at least 95% of eligible students in order to be eligible for “commended status”. Students who are not tested for any reason count against us meeting this baseline federal requirement.
Student Participation in Dual & Concurrent Enrollment- According to East Greenwich School Committee policy, students must participate in all State testing in order to be eligible for Dual/Concurrent enrollment. Due to the recent announcement by RIDE that next year the PSAT (10th grade) & SAT (11th grade) will replace PARCC at the high school level, any eligible students not participating in their assigned ELA/Math/Science testing sessions will not be eligible for dual/concurrent enrollment until they have participated in these exams next spring. Please note: participation is required, not a minimum score attainment.  
I thank you in advance for encouraging your child to participate and do the best that they can on these assessments. As a public school, State testing is required, however we view it as an opportunity for students to show what they know and are able to do. Additionally, these next few weeks are times for our students to individually and collectively contribute to the outstanding reputation of East Greenwich High School within the State and throughout the nation.
THIS WEEK’S
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • 5-9 through 5-11
    • PARCC Testing Math
      • Grade 9- Alg 1, Geometry, Algebra 2.
      • Grade 10 or 11- only those students who are currently enrolled in Algebra 1/Geometry/Algebra 2 and have not taken a mathematics PARCC while at EGHS.
  • 5-12
    • CHANGE- Grades 11 & 12 assembly- Chris Herren


ADVANCED PLANNING
  • 5-15 through 5-17
    • NECAP Science Testing, Juniors
  • 5-17
    • Senior assembly- Dr. Fred Procopio, Director of URI Health Services
    • Health Fair during all three lunches.
  • 5-19
    • Prom
    • AfterPromEG
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
This week’s Food for Thought is “Never Mind the Students; Homework Divides Parents
I hope you 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