Mr. Michael Podraza

New in SY 18-19 Brief EGHS Updates in Video Format

Videos can also be watched via YouTube channel

Recent Emails to the EGHS Community

Sent 11-15-2018

Good afternoon. Here is a quick update/reminders about upcoming events at EGHS. Some very exciting things on the docket for the remainder of this week and weekend.

  • Thursday 11/15:
    • Q1 Report cards are available in ASPEN
    • Due to the forecast, by 7 PM all rehearsals and practices must be concluded at EGHS.
  • Friday 11/16
    • Paper copies of Q1 report cards to students in advisory
    • Airband 7 PM in EGHS Auditorium. Get here early and carpool if you can as parking is always at a premium for this event.
  • Saturday 11/17
    • Volleyball Championship vs. Lincoln 2:30 PM at Rhode Island College
  • Sunday 11/18
    • High School Super Bowl vs. Woonsocket 12:00 at Cranston Stadium

Stay safe and warm Avengers!


Sent 11-5-2018

Good afternoon. Please be advised of the following events and timelines for East Greenwich High School:

  • Tuesday 11-6-2018, No school: Election. Voting will take place in the lower (new) gym. Please be advised that faculty and staff will also be in the building for professional development activities.
  • Wednesday 11-7-2018 Last day of 1st Quarter.
  • Thursday 11-8-2018 2nd Quarter begins.
  • Monday 11-12-2018, No school: Veterans Day
  • Tuesday 11-13-2018, School Committee Meeting 7 PM @ Cole Library
  • Wednesday 11-14-2018, EGHS PTG Meeting 9:30 @ EGHS, Q1 Report cards posted to ASPEN.
  • Friday 11-16-2018, Paper copies of report cards issued to students in Advisory, AirBand 7 PM EGHS Auditorium.

Have a great week.


Sent 10-01-2018

Good afternoon. Today East Greenwich High School was designated as an “Exemplary High Performing Blue Ribbon School for 2018’ by the US Department of Education. We are honored by this recognition which, according to USDOE publication, was last attained by EGHS in 1983-84. The achievement of award is a testament to the years of hard work and excellence that countless students, faculty, staff, parents, and administrators have strived to achieve every day-- both inside and outside of the classroom. It is a wonderful tribute and validation of the efforts we take to achieve our mission to “take risks in order to inspire learning and discover passions.”

It is my honor as principal of East Greenwich High School to thank everyone in our community for their support of our students, our school, and our mission. Without your unwavering support this award would not be possible.

The full press release from the US Department of Education can be found here and the press release from the Rhode Island Department of Education can be found here.

Congratulations to all Avengers. Well done!

Sent 9-25-2018

Good evening. Below is a link to tonight's EGHS Open House presentation. Even if you were unable to join us this evening, the slides contain active links that can connect you to some of the communication platforms discussed this evening.

EGHS Admin Slide Presentation Open House SY 18-19

Have a wonderful evening and a great rest of the week.


Sent 9-19-2018

Good afternoon. Just a quick email to pass along information about two important events occurring at EGHS next week.

On Monday 9/24 during advisory, we will be hosting the annual club fair during the advisory block. Students who have any questions about the club fair can see Mr. Houghtaling, Dr. Heath or me during any of the lunch blocks this week.

On Tuesday evening 9/25, we are pleased to welcome all parents and guardians to EGHS for this year's open house. For an overview of the evening and for a printable schedule for your child to fill out and guide you during the course of the evening- please click here.

Please note that the auditorium portion of the open house program will begin promptly at 6:00 PM and the classroom portion at 6:30 PM. We also encourage families and neighbors to consider carpooling as parking on campus is always at a premium for this event.

I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday evening. Have a wonderful afternoon.


Sent 9-4-2018

Good morning. The purpose of this email is to let you know about some of the ways you can stay informed about events, activities and happenings at East Greenwich High School this school year. While many of these are familiar and rather traditional avenues, a few are new and experimental for me this year. Please feel free to use any and all of these resources. Also, please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any feedback you may have about any of these methods.

New/Updates Methods

  • Updates to Principal's web page on (
    • I will now have the last 5 emails I sent to EGHS list serve so if you missed one, or deleted an email too soon, you can check this page.
    • Video updates (below) will also be posted to the principal's web page.
  • Video updates- Quick videos that will outline some of the events of the day as well as remind about some upcoming events. These will be posted to Twitter via my account (@EGHSPrincipalRI) and to the hashtag #EGHSMatters. I will also post them to my YouTube channel (Note re: YouTube channel- you can subscribe to receive alerts when new videos are published.)

Established/Traditional Methods

I hope you find these useful. Please let me know if you have any questions/comments/concerns about any of these resources.

I have a great week.

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