Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Happy Teacher Appreciation week and Happy Mother's day. 

Last Friday, April 29, the EWG History Department, took 53 freshmen on a trip to NYC. They toured the Metropolitan Museum of Art, traveled by subway, winded their way through Battery Park and lower Manhattan, visited the September 11th Museum, and ended with dinner and shopping in Times Square. The trip was conceived, designed, and executed by EWG's fine new history teacher
Mary Hartley. Special thanks to her and the History Department for this great opportunity for our students. 

The following is a copy of a press release regarding one of our science classes, Wildlife Management, taught by Mrs. Ward and the exciting opportunities for our students to learn about conservation in a fun and relevant way:

April 22, 2016
For Immediate Release:

Tom Daniels and Everett Thornton of TEAM7x Flyfishing have partnered with the RI DEM’s Aquatic Resources Education, volunteer program, to teach fly fishing basics at Exeter-West Greenwich High School.  Under the direction of teacher Marcy Ward, students in the Wildlife Management course elective will learn the basics of fly tying, fly casting and tips and techniques for fly fishing for trout. Five classes are planned, with actual on-water trout fly fishing as the final session.

“We’re excited to be working with Kim Sullivan and Scott Travers of RI DEM’s aquatic education unit to promote fly fishing among a great group of environmentally conscious students at EWG.  For us, this is a continuation of our no-charge volunteer efforts with private campgrounds and other groups in RI and eastern CT to attract newcomers to fly fishing,” said Tom Daniels of TEAM7x.

“The students are quick learners and did a great job as first-time fly tiers in our initial session, commented Everett Thornton.  “We’ll be working on some advanced fly patterns as we continue, with the class divided between fly casting outside and work on the fly bench.
In our on water session, students will use their own tied flies.”

In addition, TEAM7x covers equipment basics, trout stream anatomy and tips and techniques for new fly fishers.  “Our goal is develop an initial interest in fly fishing which will hopefully lead to a lifelong pursuit,” said Tom.  We practise catch and release, and by nature fly fishers are a strong environmentally conscious group.”

TEAM7x  principals are members of Trout Unlimited, the International Federation of Fly Fishers, the Connecticut Fly Fisherman’s Association, and registered fishing guides in Connecticut.

The Chorus, under the direction of Mr. Runner, also had a very successful trip to Philadelphia this past weekend, 4/29. They were able to share their talents by performing at the Betsy Ross House. They were able to sing the National Anthem as well as other patriotic selections. It was an exciting opportunity for the students.

It is that time of year again!  The EWG greenhouse class will be having its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 7 and May 14 from 8Am to 12 PM. 

As always, the money made goes back into running the class and the greenhouse for next year. 
4" pots are $2.75
4 packs $3.75
Perennials $8.50 each
Hanging baskets $15.00
Jumbo pots  (geraniums, large herbs) $3.75
Annual planters $25.00
Clematis perennials are 15.00 each

Congratulations to the 2016 nominees of the Tri-M Music Honor Society! They will be inducted into our EWG chapter of the society next Tuesday, May 10 @6:30pm in the auditorium.  You may bring any number of guests who wish to attend, and following the induction ceremony, there will be dessert in the library.  This ceremony is held in conjunction with the NAHS (National Art Honor Society) induction, which we host concurrently.  

2016 Tri-M Cohort for Chorus:

Lea Fabre
Mia Speciale
Kate Reed

2016 Tri-M Cohort:

Sydney Anderson
Austin Caine
Jack Coen
Hillary Gallagher
Benjamin Gurnon
Adam Jencks
Zachary Jesuino
Zachary Lambert
Emilie Maggs
Owen McGale
Joshua Murgo
Francesca Pande
Thomas Ricci
Brianna Richards
Joshua Swanson

Special dates to remember:

May 4, Unified Theater presents: May the Forth Be with You.The play is in the auditorium beginning at 6:30 PM

Honor's Night - May 26
Junior/Senor Prom - May 27
Senior Project Day  - May 27

GRADUATION - June 11 at 1:00 PM at the Ryan Center on the URI Campus

Special thanks to our teachers on this week of celebrating their work with EWG students.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day.