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 1-7-2019

Good afternoon. I am emailing you all this afternoon to let you know about a unique opportunity that will be made available to EGHS students on Thursday during advisory. Mrs. Scarlett Lewis, founder of the "Jessie Lewis Choose Love Movement" and member of the President's Federal Council on School Safety, will be at EGHS delivering her presentation to students, faculty and staff. In her presentation Mrs. Lewis discusses how her experiences as a parent who lost a son at Sandy Hook, as well as her son's actions in 2012, led to her relentless pursuit to make schools safer through social and emotional learning (SEL).

While this is a very busy time of year at EGHS with midterm exams, the close of the 2nd quarter, the upcoming performances of "Newsies" and so much more, I ask that you please encourage your child to consider attending this optional assembly on Thursday during advisory.

If you would like to learn more about Mrs. Scarlett Lewis and/or the Jessie LewisChoose Love campaign please visit

I thank you in advance for your help and support. Have a wonderful rest of your day.


Sent 1-3-2019

Good morning and Happy New Year. I hope this email finds you well. Below you will find some information regarding events occurring at EGHS, including the midterm exam schedule, a new rotation of periods for the 2nd Semester, and an opportunity to watch Avenger athletics both live and as digital recordings.

  • SY 18-19 Midterm Exam Schedule- Please click here.
  • NEW "Days" in 2nd Semester Schedule- With the start of the second semester we will have a new rotation of periods. While we currently run A Days, B Days and C Days, in the second semester the following "Days" (and corresponding periods) will run:
    • “D Day”- 2/3/4/5/6
    • “E Day”- 7/1/Advisory/2/3
    • “F Day”- 4/5/6/7/1 (Tentative start on 1-25-2019)
    • Teachers and advisors will review the new rotations with students and the morning announcements will continue to inform students of the rotation of the day.
  • View Avenger Athletics Online- Many EGHS varsity and junior varsity competitions are now on the NFHS network. Please click here to go to the EGHS main page on the NFHS website to see both recorded and live streaming events.
  • EGHS Theatre Program Proudly Present NEWSIES! Come see over 100 students perform in this production! Ticket prices for students are $12 and can be purchased at EGHS during all 3 lunches and will be sold at the door. Showtimes are:
    • Thursday January 10th and Friday January 11th at 7pm
    • Saturday January 12th at 1pm & 7pm
  • Reminders
    • Trying to look ahead and plan for future months? A yearlong document of "Major Events for SY 18-19" can be found by clicking here.
    • With winter comes the increased potential for school cancellations and early dismissals. Sign up for RI Broadcasters Alerts at You can also find instructions to sign up for the Principal's text messages regarding EGHS (used only for the most critical events) by clicking here.
  • Food for thought

My best to you and your family for a happy and healthy 2019.


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.

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