Friday, February 26, 2016


We are gearing up for Student Led Conferences (SLC) here at the Junior High. On Monday, April 4th EWG Junior High School will be holding student-led portfolio-based parent conferences.  These conferences will provide an opportunity for students to reflect upon pieces of work from each core subject area and specials classes.  

Students will present his/her strengths, acknowledge their weaknesses, and with parents in attendance, plan for their continued academic and personal growth.  It is important to note that these are student-led conferences and the teachers will be attending as observers, and only actively participate at the request of the student.
This is what you can expect when you attend the student-led parent conference:
  • Your child will greet you and welcome you to the conference
  • In 30 minutes, your child will present his/her portfolio to you
  • You and your child will discuss your child’s strengths and areas that need work - your child will have guided reflection sheets to facilitate this discussion
  • You will have the opportunity to respond to his/her work
  • You and your child will each independently fill out an evaluation of the conference itself
  • Your child will take home their portfolio after the conference for you to keep
It’s important that your child have an opportunity to make this presentation. Each child will be working on their portfolio during advisory. In addition to this being an excellent opportunity for you and your child to discuss how his/her academics are progressing, presenting his/her portfolio also helps students with presentation skills. This is good practice for giving class presentations, oral speaking skills and senior project presentation.

A sign up form will be coming soon. Conferences will be 30 minutes in length. Parents who have multiple students in the Junior High will have to sign up for one conference time for each child.

If you are unable to attend and would like to send a representative such as a grandparent, please do so. If you cannot attend and do not send a representative, then your child will conference with a faculty representative at a later date.  

We are partnering with the National Honor Society (NHS) at the high school to offer a homework club after school in the library on Mondays and Wednesdays until 2:45 PM. NHS students will be available for homework help and support. Students must be signed up before 12:00 PM on the day they are planning to stay. A link to the sign up form is located on the Junior High webpage

Unified theater is still running their art auction. Check out all of beautiful artwork available and make a bid on some of the art work. All proceeds help the unified theater program. 

Art work for our students is currently being displayed at the Hera Gallery at 10 High Street in Wakefield, RI. Come see some of the amazing works of art our students have created.

Friday, February 12, 2016


Happy Friday! 

It has been a busy and full week this week. It is definitely the time of year for inclement weather, so be sure you have signed up on the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association for school closing or delay announcements.

On Wednesday this week we have a fantastic "Speak Out to Reach Out" presentation. There was a panel of 4 presenters who spoke to us about the importance of being the change you want to see in yourself and being the best YOU that you can be. 

The first presenter who spoke is the founder of the Michael Walton Foundation and world class sprinter, Michael Walton.
Next we had a man who is more than just an athlete, former NBA player, author and motivational speaker Etan Thomas.
Etan did a poetry reading of the poem Haters from his book, More Than An Athlete. He signed 2 copies of his book for our library.

We also had X-Factor season 1 finalist, and Epic Recording artist, Marcus Canty. Marcus had the whole auditorium chanting with him "I know I can ... Be what I want to be ... If I work hard at it ... I'll be where I want to be."

And finally we heard from 2009 Miss Virginia and 2010 Miss American Caressa Cameron. She even brought her crown with her, explaining to us how her crown was her ticket to do some amazing things such as sing for the president and attend the super bowl. 

At the flower show during vacation week there will be a STEM Park Garden Model that our students created. If you are at the flower show be sure to check it out. Here are some pictures of the model. 

Check out these pictures and video of the battle bots the students in the robotics club created. 

Unified theater is having an art auction. Check out the incredible art work and help support our Unified Theater program.

Cailin Healy is a senior at the high school and for her senior project she will be running a drawing class for Junior High School students. Space is limited so please sign up soon.  

Saturday, February 6, 2016


Hope everyone enjoyed their snow day on Friday. As a reminder, please sign up for inclement weather announcements on the RI Broadcasters Association. When we have a snow day, we will return to school to the day we missed. Since Friday was a day 4, we will have a day 4 on Monday, and adjust the schedule from there. 

Students in Madame H's french class created a movie about Pudgy the cat. Enjoy it here.

We are constantly updating the parent resource page. Many parents have asked for more information about e-cigarettes and vaping. Our substance abuse counselor Trish Pearson updated the resource page with information about e-cigarettes

Check out the Superintendent's blog.

Enjoy the Daily Wonder app that has some great inspiring messages every day.

Have a great, safe weekend.