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Student Insurance Forms now online
Parents of student athletes and non-athletes can now access the Student Insurance enrollment brochure on-line. Please follow the link and fill out the student insurance enrollment forms as directed in the insurance brochure. Completed forms should be returned to the office of the school your child attends.
The attached pamphlet must be reviewed, signed by each student-athlete and his or her parent/guardian, and returned to the school principal or designee at the beginning of each school athletic season including pre-season practices.
The Aspen Parent Portal is now open for grades 7-12. Contacts of 7th graders and new families with students in grades 7-12 will receive a user name and password from the school office. Please contact the IT office if you do not receive your user information by Friday, September 14, 2012.
Phone: (401)397-5125 ext. 27
Announcing the junior high’s first showing of the Student Voice. Stream the student talk show with our featured guests - band director Mr. Gregg Charest, and chorus director Mr. Ronald Runner. Watch here
Monday, May 6, 2013 6pm – 7:30pm
EWG Junior/Senior Auditorium
This event will focus on your child’s transition to the junior high school. Please join us and learn more about this very significant phase of your child’s academic journey. Any questions, please contact Catherine Murray, Middle School Counselor, 397-6898 x219.
Launch Trampoline Park requires a waiver for each participant. Waivers can be completed online at www.LaunchRI.com. Paper copies of the waiver are also available in the High School office or at Launch.
The class of 2015 is planning a fundraiser at Launch Trampoline Park Monday, March 4 from 5pm-9pm. See the attached flyer for details.
The document is attached for review.
Dear Parents/ Guardians and Senior Students:
As anticipated, there has been some “push-back” and concern regarding our need to move 2013 graduation from June 15, 2013 to June 22, 2013.
First and foremost, this decision was not made in haste. Neither the school administration, nor the School Committee WANTED to move this date. To be in compliance with Rhode Island Department of Education regulations, we HAD to move this date. As previously explained, RIDE’s Commissioner Regulation specifically states that senior exams schedules shall be scheduled any time AFTER the completion of 171 INSTRUCTIONAL days.
Our original 2012-2013 school calendar has a start date of August 28, 2012, and ending 180 school days later; leaving the last day of school on June 20, 2013. Any make-up days due to inclement weather or emergency cancellations for underclassmen would simply be added on at the end of the school year. Unfortunately, that same framework does not apply to our senior students. Our start date of August 28, 2012, plus the adding 171 school days, leaves us with a conclusion date of June 7, 2013. The week of June 10, 2013 would provide us sufficient time for senior exams with an exam make-up date, a day for graduation practice and a day for Senior Day.
Graduation would have taken place on June 15, 2013. However, this year we have had school cancellations on October 29, 30, 31; November 1, 8; and February 8, 11; for a total of seven (7) additional days. The seven additional days now moves the 171 requirement to June 12, 2013. The remaining two days in that week would not leave sufficient time for exams, exam make-up or graduation practice.
The opportunity for a June 22, 2013 graduation was offered by the Ryan Center, and since this offer was given on a first claim basis, EWG secured that date.
Please understand that we are conscientiously aware of the negative impact and disruption this change has had on our EWG community. We feel the same frustration and anxiety that has been thrust upon our school as well. However, we must be in compliance with RIDE’s regulations, and anything short of that jeopardizes our authority to confer Rhode Island diplomas to our well deserving students.
Brian D. Butler, Principal
Attention to all students and parents who sold Fruit for our Fine Arts/POPS Fundraiser, the Fruit needs to be picked up this Wednesday, March 6th, in the music wing of the Jr./Sr. High School between 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM.The original date of the Fine Arts Festival and Chorus Concert, which was set to be Wednesday, March 13th has now been changed to the following Wednesday, March 20th. There will be an incredible amount of beautiful art work on display in the halls and in the Library starting at 5:30 PM. The Chorus Concert will begin at 7:00 PM and end by 8:00 PM on March 20th.
The Healthcare Career Expo & Fair takes place at New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich on March 26th 8:30am to 11:30am. The bus will depart EWG Sr. High School at 8am and return at 12pm.
Twenty students, grades 9-12 are invited to attend this event. Students will have the opportunity to participate in two workshops and also visit the expo to learn more about the exciting career opportunities in the healthcare field.
Interested students can sign up and pick up permission slips in the Guidance Office.
The attached information sheet for workshop details has been updated, 3/6.
Parents, Students, and Staff,
The dull days of winter can make you feel sluggish....Come out with the family or by yourself and get rejeuvenated by participating in an evening of family fitness on March 19. Best of all, there is no cost. See the attached flyer and hope you can join us.
The Committee for Safe and Drug Free Schools
Dear Parents of Juniors:
It is time to start the process of planning with your child for post-secondary/college options. A Junior Parent College Planning Night is scheduled for:
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 6:00-7:00 PM in the high school auditorium
The program is offered to assist parents and students with the process of making post-secondary decisions, dealing with college applications, admission testing, and much more.
The guidance department realizes how overwhelming this time can be for families so the counselors would like to share their knowledge and expertise with you and answer any questions you have concerning your student’s career plans.
We strongly encourage you to attend this event and we look forward to working with you and your junior concerning post-secondary planning.
Please RSVP by calling Katie Morgan at 397-6898 ext. 211 or e-mail at Katie_Morgan@ewg.12.ri.us
We look forward to seeing you on April 9
The Guidance Department Counselors
The annual Festival of the Arts is this Wednesday- from 5:30pm-8pm
We will celebrate the fine arts, showcasing music, art, and theater from elementary through secondary level.
Come to the Senior High foyer and see elementary art beginning at 5:30, and see the work of the high school students in the library. This year our art common theme is "Direct Observation". A beautiful chorus concert will take place in the auditorium at 7pm featuring music form Les Miserables. Come celebrate Spring with us!
Construction Career Day April 25, 2013
The event will be held at the Midstate RIDOT facility, 2400 New London Turnpike, East Greenwich (Exit 7 off of I-95) and will run from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The purpose of Construction Career Days is to introduce high school students to the many professions within the construction transportation industry through hands-on experiences. The URI Transportation Center encourages you to invite students who are interested in engineering, math, and science to attend this event. Construction professionals not only work with heavy equipment, but are also civil engineers, estimators, business owners, and bridge designers. The opportunities and earning potential in the construction industry are unlimited!
Please see Mrs. Morgan in the Guidance Office for a permission slip.
This event has been cancelled.
Partnership with Parents Program Presents Nutrition for the Whole Family, April 30 from 6pm to 8pm in the Jr/Sr High Auditorium A fun and informative evening with Author and Nutritional Consultant, Joy Feldman is planned. Also, Chef Ricardo Costa will have prepared tasty treats to sample. See the attached flier for more details.
Located in the cafeteria. Walk-in or schedule an appointment at www.ribc.org, sponsor code 1575.
The RI Blood Center sent a lot of blood to Boston last week. Let's help replenish their stock.
The EWG Plant Sale starts this weekend, May 4. Join us Saturday May 4th and Saturday May 11th from 8 am until 2 pm
See us online at http://youtu.be/xg2pffhD0-s
The EWG chapters of the National Art Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society will have their annual induction ceremony Wednesday, May 15th, from 5:45-6:15pm in our auditorium. There will be an art show and reception immediately following in the EWG Library. At 7:00PM there will be a Spring Chorus and Guitar Concert.
Students participating in the induction ceremony are requested to be ready at 5:20, reporting to the auditorium.