Tuesday, March 12, 2013
EGHS student Paige Smith is entered to win a trip to distribute TOMS shoes to children in need.
I first heard of TOMS when I was in 7th grade and was casually flipping through a magazine in the dentist’s office. I remember that it was an interview with the company’s fearless founder, Blake Mycoskie. It seemed interesting enough, so I read on. At the conclusion of that article, Blake’s unwavering passion to improve the lives of others not only touched me immensely, but inspired me to want to do the same. And it all starts with shoes. TOMS shoes has a revolutionary business model, around the theme of One for One. This essentially means that for every pair of shoes purchased, a pair is given to a child in need. This immediately captured my enthusiasm, and encouraged me to purchase my own pair of TOMS. As I wore that first pair until …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The Congressman tells students he does believe in climate change and says development of a variety of alternative energy sources are needed to change that.
U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin visited Mr. Rath's freshman Honors Biology class last week to give an award to Julian Wu, who placed second in the state in a cyber security challenge. But he stayed extra to answer questions from the students, including this first one: "Do you believe in global warming?" "I do," Langevin replied. "I can tell you the science is overwhelming that global warming and pumping greenhouse gases into the environment, it's a man-made problem." Another question had to do with whether or not the federal government was supplying enough money to develop alternative energy sources. Langevin said the best-case scenarios have the private sector coming up with solutions but that government seed money is usually required. …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
One of the final hurdles to graduation.
You know it’s Senior Project presentation day when the wrinkled sweatshirts are shed for ties, the muddy sneakers traded for heels, and tensions are running high in the cramped hallways. Last Wednesday, more than 50 members of the class of 2012 presented their projects to a panel of judges for a numerical score. Designed to stretch the learning experiences of seniors, Senior Project has been part of the senior experience for 6 years now and it is a requisite for graduation from East Greenwich High School. Projects this year ranged from creating a special-edition bracelet for Alex and Ani to learning to play a banjo. They all are required to push the student outside of his or her comfort zone to experience something new. While students …
Monday, February 6, 2012
The following students were honored for their grades for the Fall 2011 semester.
The following from East Greenwich were named to their college’s dean’s list for the Fall 2011 semester. To see the lists that ran last month, click here. If you have a college student who made a dean’s list that we have not yet run, please send an email with the information to email@example.com. Brendan O'Brien has been named to the dean's list in the University of Notre Dame’s First Year of Studies for outstanding scholarship during the Fall 2011 semester. Students who achieve dean’s honors at Notre Dame represent the top 30 percent of students in their college. Rebecca Swaszek is a sophomore at Lehigh University, majoring in Industrial Engineering. The dean’s list requires at least a 3.6. She has made the list all three …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Inspired by EG resident and Hanaford grandfather Bruce Mastracchio, the kids collect food for the Interfaith Food Cupboard.
It started with one man’s challenge to a class of fifth graders: Bruce Mastracchio, whose grandson, Dylan, is in Mrs. Osmanski’s class at Hanaford, asked the class to do one good deed over the December holiday break. Mastracchio is the director of StrongHearts, an organization that promotes good works and provides help to Indian reservations, inner-city poor, military families and wounded veterans. Mastracchio gave each student a StrongHearts t-shirt and asked them to return from the vacation from one paragraph explaining what their good deed was and how it made them feel (three of those paragraphs are printed at the end of this article). That was such a success that the class and Mastracchio came back together again this week for the …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
From Providence College to CCRI to Keene State, a number of local students make the grade.
The students named on dean's lists from the following colleges are all residents of East Greenwich. At Providence College, these students made the Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester: Marc Capuano, a member of the class of 2012; Gregory Duffy, a member of the class of 2015; Kelly Harrop, a member of the class of 2014; Kelly Lamoreaux, a member of the class of 2013; Brooke MacDonald, a member of the class of 2014; Colleen O'Brien, a member of the class of 2013; Meghan White, a member of the class of 2014. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must achieve at least a 3.55 grade point average with a minimum of 12 credits. CCRI students who made the Dean’s List from East Greenwich: Vladimir Borovsky, Thomas Campbell, Cori Christie, …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Several children share their thoughts about the Civil Rights leader and his actions.
What do young students today think about the main figure behind the Civil Rights movement of the 1950 and '60s? Last week, we asked eight fourth and fifth graders at Hanaford Elementary School what knew about Martin Luther King Jr. and what they think still needs to be done today. The students in the video are Ari Vilker, Caroline Reilly, Rylie Paull, Gabriella Daumont, Lily Mollicone, Shannon Lake and Anna Grenier.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The annual walkathon fundraiser helps offset costs for such programs as robotics as well as for field trips and technology upgrades.
Last Thursday, students from Our Lady of Mercy School took part in a walkathon that's become an annual fundraising event for the private Catholic elementary school. This year's Walkathon raised a whopping $10,000, which will be used for school programs such as robotics, as well as for field trips and to help improve technology at the school. Paws, the mascot from the Pawtucket Red Sox, was also in attendance to encourage the students, faculty and parents along the way.