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 5-1-2019

Please see the pdf. document attached below, or click here for a Google Docs version. The document is intended to provide a general outline of the critical events currently scheduled for EGHS in May & June 2019. The link will also be added to the announcement page of ASPEN.

I hope you find this helpful for your end of year planning.


Sent 3-19-2019

Good morning. The first of three State tests for RI High Schools, the SAT, will be held on 4/9/2019. This school day administration of the SAT is for 11th grade, EGHS students only. Students in other grades, or who attend other schools are not eligible to participate.

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) has provided guidance to parents and guardians in regards to the sharing of data from this administration of the SATs. Please click here to be taken to the SAT privacy letter provided by RIDE. This and other resources from RIDE regarding the SAT or PSAT can be found at

If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding the SAT and your child, please contact your child's guidance counselor.

Have a great day.


Sent 2-25-2019

Good afternoon. I hope you all had a wonderful February vacation. Just sending this email to inform/remind the members of the EGHS Community of the various events occurring at EGHS throughout the upcoming month of March. While not an exhaustive list, these events have the potential to effect the normal operations of the school day and/or tend to involve extensive numbers of the EGHS community.

March Happenings:

  • Friday March 1: SurveyWorks portal for EGHS parents and guardians opens. Access codes will be sent to parent/guardian emails on file in ASPEN.
  • Monday March 4th: Mid-quarter 3 (Day 22 of 45)
  • Wednesday March 6th: Students complete SurveyWorks in Advisory
  • Wednesday March 13th & Thursday March 14th: EGHS Talent Show 7 PM
  • Friday March 15th: No School. Professional Development Day at EGHS
  • Thursday March 21st: EGHS Blood Drive
  • Thursday March 28th: Youth At-Risk Behavior Survey (Randomly selected classes only- notice sent once classes selected)
  • Friday March 29th: Humanities World War I Debate (Sophomores)
  • Course selection for SY 19-20 begins soon. We are looking to do student course requests and teacher recommendations for SY 19-20 on-line directly through ASPEN. If you would like to get a head start planning for next year, the Program of Studies for SY 19-20 can be found by clicking here. It will also be posted on the EGHS portion of EGSD.NET

Have a great rest of the day and week.


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.

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