Sunday, May 19, 2013
EGHS students with disabilities attended EG's prom Friday together with some students from EG and La Salle.
Things are changing in the way students with intellectual disabilities experience high school. Case in point – last Friday night, five such students attended the East Greenwich High School prom without their parents or other adults as chaperones. Instead, they went with high school dates, just like all the other students at the prom. The scene unfolded as it was in backyards all across East Greenwich Friday afternoon, with impossibly lovely young women in bright-colored dresses and impeccably dressed young men in black formal wear smiling for endless photos. It was the work of two students from East Greenwich – one from La Salle and one from EGHS – who were committed to the Best Buddies program and the newer Unified sports program. Best…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked East Greenwich High School as the 755th high school in the country. The school's ranking improved from 824 last year. Portsmouth High School (#1244) and Lincoln High School (#1640) were the only other Rhode Island high schools in the top 2,000. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about East Greenwich High School's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In …
Monday, April 29, 2013
An EGHS junior and her friends produce a video aimed at getting the One Direction singer to go with her to the prom.
Ok, I thought we'd covered the "prom ask." But across the Twittersphere Monday night came a plea from an EGHS student asking me check out his friend Layne's video asking Niall Horan of the group One Direction be her prom date. With the prom less than three weeks away, EGHS junior Layne Burke recently found herself dateless, after an unfortunate disciplinary action left her date unable to attend. Taking her cue from Jake Davidson, a California high schooler who asked supermodel Kate Upton to his prom via Youtube video, she decided to ask Niall Horan. With the help of several friends, Burke shot the video in about six hours over three days, to the Blondie song, One Way Or Another – a homage to One Direction's own version for charity put out…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
This year's event was full of stories of growing up in East Greenwich, going to EGHS, and all the little small town tidbits many of us love to hear and reminisce about.
Just want to thank everyone for making the 6th Annual East Greenwich High School Wall of Honor another huge success. The administration, the custodians and Aramark Foods all contributed to a great night. Close to 100 people were in attendance at the event, sponsored by Gammons Prudential Realty, to see Linda Catanio Alix, Peter DeRestie, Sr., Dr. Fred Procopio, former R.I. Governor Donald Carcieri, Rear Admiral Richard Bennis, and Anthony "Tar Tar" Ucci honored for their exploits both in school and out. Michael and Anna Zaino and Carl Hoyer received WOH Appreciation Awards for their contributions to the community. Kudos go to Chairman Bob Houghtaling and Athletic Director Chris Cobain, along with the voting committee of Jean Ann Guliano, …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
In an effort to change it up a bit, the Student Council holds a spring pep rally at Carcieri Field.
They either got lucky, or the day was destined to be perfect. Wednesday dawned sunny and spring warmish, a welcome change from the cold and wet Tuesday. And it just so happened the first-ever East Greenwich High School spring pep rally was scheduled for Wednesday. With the stands full of students, captains from each of the spring teams – from baseball to crew and everything inbetween – stepped to the microphone to make their pitch for fans to come and cheer them on. Then it was on to the fun-and-games part of the pep rally. With the outdoor venue, the games were different than the fall offerings, including a water-balloon toss, wind-blown volleyball (totally impossible!), and the piece de resistance: a dunk tank. Go Avengers!
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Ben Fazio and Hannah Tighe were captured in a photo standing behind Dzhokar Tsarneav shared by the FBI; Jake Torrey waited for a friend instead of pushing on to watch runners at the finish line.
EAST GREENWICH, RI -- On Thursday, April 18, a local high school student called the FBI. Ben Fazio was calling about a picture that was taken and posted on the FBI website. The grainy, pixilated image showed Fazio and his girlfriend, Hannah Tighe, at the Boston Marathon the prior Monday. (It's the photo shown here.) However, they weren’t alone in the picture. The couple was walking behind a young man, a fellow spectator maybe, whose dark brown curls sneaked out around a vivid, white baseball cap. To the unknowing eye, it was just a cluster of spectators walking along the marathon’s path. But to the discerning eye, which today happens to be the entire United States of America, Fazio and Tighe were captured walking behind Dzhokar Tsarneav—…
Monday, April 22, 2013
Division I Tennis seems to suit this team.
The team played an away match at Ponaganset High School on Tuesday, April 16, scoring its fourth victory of the season. The team is now 4-1, having lost only to LaSalle so far. The team won handily, 7 matches to 0, with the individual scores as follows: In singles, first, Shiv Patel 6-0, 6-1; second, Zach Johnson 6-0, 6-0; third, Chris Shea 6-1, 6-0; and fourth, Ben Markstone 6-1, 6-1. In doubles, first, Dylan Leyden and Ben Martino 6-3, 6-1; second, Kenny Shanos and Dylon Lo 6-1, 6-0; and third, Neal Fachon and Danny O'Brien 6-1, 6-0. Their next match is Tuesday at 3 p.m. against Lincoln, at home.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, April 10.
House hearing on EGFD merger legislation: The Rhode Island House Committee on Municipal Affairs will take up the legislation before it that would abolish the East Greenwich Fire District and make way for a town fire department. 4 p.m. in Room 203 at the State House. EGHS Wall of Honor Ceremony: The 2013 East Greenwich High School Wall of Honor Ceremony takes place Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at EGHS, with a reception to follow. This year’s inductees include: Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis, Class of 1967; The Honorable Governor Donald L. Carcieri, Class of 1961; Linda Catanio Alix, Class of 1968; Peter DeRestie, Class of 1946; Dr. Fred Procopio, Class of 1973; Anthony “Tar” Ucci, East Greenwich Academy; Warwick HS 1922. In …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Information about the following incidents was supplied by the East Greenwich Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Monday, March 25 9:09 a.m. – A pedestrian hailed a police officer on Main Street to point out a broken window on the second floor at 148 Main Street. The glass was hanging precariously and looked like it could fall onto the sidewalk at any time. Police contacted the town's building officer and also directed him to check a property at 72 Duke Street with several broken windows. 1 p.m. – A Long Street resident told police someone had come into her apartment while she was sleeping and took $30 out of her wallet, which was only a few feet away from where she slept. Tuesday, March 26 A 16-year-old was arrested at East Greenwich High School for possessing marijuana, first offense. 8:40 p.m. – A resident of Pequot Trail called police after her …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Bending spoons with his mind was enough – but correctly guessing the information written on little pieces of paper by random students, while his eyes were taped and covered and taped again, that was crazy.
It's not easy to capture the attention of an auditorium of high school students. Mentalist Rory Raven – brought to EGHS by the EG Cultural Organization of the Arts (COA) – did that recently, rendering the audience speechless as he literally bent spoons with his mind (check out the video attached). That was before he had Emily Gencarella place coins on pieces of duct tape that he placed over his eyes (ouch, yes), then placed more duct tape, then a mask over his eyes, then yet more duct tape over the mask (over the duct tape over the coins over his eyes … you get the idea). After it seemed clear to everyone in the auditorium that Raven COULD NOT SEE, he asked Emily to hold up items collected at random from the audience. Raven then went on …