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…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Citizens Who Care has produced a video featuring a recent EGHS grad, the police chief and a former state police officer, all discussing why it's important to make good choices.
The East Greenwich High School prom takes place tomorrow night at the Crown Plaza, but it's what happens before and, particularly, after the prom that a new video is focusing on. Citizens Who Care recently put together a video featuring EGHS alum Ethan Zink, EG Police Chief Tom Coyle, and retired State Police Lt. Kevin Hopkins – all of them talk about the importance of making the right decision in circumstances where it can be tempting to do otherwise. The video is posted here. Check it out! And be safe.
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…
Monday, March 18, 2013
Turns out there are lots of creative guys (mostly) out there.
The "ask-cute" prom invitations keep on coming. After EG Patch ran a story on Saturday about the trend, we got the photo here from Caleb Gladstone's prom rather large prom invite to Andrea Wollin Monday morning before school. "Caleb went to her house at 6 a.m. to hang this banner across the bottom of her cul-de-sac. She said yes!" the sender wrote. If you have a photo or video from a cute prom ask, share it here.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
"Will you go to prom with me," via classroom PowerPoint.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Once upon a time, asking someone to prom involved a phone call. Not anymore.
Picture this: You are taking a quiz and at the bottom of the quiz – the last question – is “Will you go to prom with me?” You look up and a boy is standing there with flowers, a boy who’s not even in the class. Or this: Someone puts posters up around the school asking you to go to prom, but you’re not sure who it is until, again, during class, he comes in accompanied by his entire health class. They are carrying letters that spell out your name and the invitation to prom. He presents you with flowers. Or this: You leave school and find your car covered with post-it notes asking if you’ll go to prom. There’s even an easel set up on your car asking the same question, and The Rock's asking it too. Suddenly your prom date wannabe shows up …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
A column to give you a head’s up about things you may want or need to get done this week.
Prom Friday is East Greenwich High School’s Junior-Senior Prom. If you or someone you know is going, you might want to make sure you (or they) have everything needed. Here’s a checklist: ~ Dress or tuxedo: Ok, chances are this one’s done. But if you need help, here’s a list of dress shops in town. And, for local formal wear, there’s The Tux Shoppe. ~ Flowers: order flowers for your date ahead of time so they’re sure to be available Friday. For a bit of help, here’s a story listing EG florists. ~ Pack a bag of “after prom” clothes. Most kids like to change into “comfy” clothes between the prom and whatever after events they attend. ~ Parents, make sure your camera battery is charged! Summer Rec Sign Ups If you are interested in signing up …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, May 4.
Audra’s soft (re-)opening: Word on the street is that Audra’s on Main Street is back — same location, same basic concept (i.e. breakfast and lunch), new owners. The soft opening is today. ‘ThinkFast’ at EGHS: Every year before prom, the high school features a speaker on the dangers of alcohol and drug use. This year, that program promises to be a whole lot more interactive. ThinkFast Interactive is a company out of Michigan that brings game-show like programs to schools that encourage students to make good choices. It takes place this morning for all juniors and seniors. Sponsored by Citizens Who Care. Fire Code info session: The State Fire Marshal is at New England Tech this morning to speak to businesses to facilitate the flow of …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Shop owner Bill Kaufman provides personal service.
- On WPRI.com
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Whether it’s nailed to telephone poles or written in icing, “the ask” to prom has gotten significantly more creative in recent years.
We got a phone from Felicia Revens. “I don’t know if you’ll be interested, but we’ve got a cake here with an invitation to prom on it.” We were interested. A trend that had started a year or two ago seemed to be growing stronger: high school boys thinking up creative ways to ask a girl to the prom. A couple we heard about last year involved a car completely covered in post-it notes asking the young lady if she’d attend prom with the post-it guy. Or an invitation incased in ice that read, “Now that you’ve broken the ice …” Revens said a boy had ordered a small cake with the words “Juliana, Prom?” After a little sleuthing (ok, maybe not that much sleuthing … EG is a small town after all!), we were able to contact the cake recipient, one Ms…