Friday, June 1, 2018

June 1, 2018

Superintendent's Blog6/1/2018

The school year is winding down! We look forward to our graduation ceremony next week at the Ryan Center. These last several weeks of school are always quite busy with many opportunities for students to celebrate their success and showcase the work they have done during the entire school year. Here are a couple of highlights as well as some information about opportunities in the near future.

The Senior High School World Language Department announced that 6 of our senior students will receive the Seal of Bi-literacy as an endorsement to their diplomas for demonstrating proficiency in both English and French. Congratulations on this incredible achievement to both the six students and to our French teachers, Mrs. Hubertus and Mrs. Nothnagle!

Wawaloam hosted a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Science) night for students and families with engaging opportunities for our kindergarten and grade one students to showcase their learning. The event was a tremendous success - so well attended and much positive feedback!

Thank you Mrs. Marino and the entire staff of Wawaloam for your commitment to this exciting event!

Our Unified Basketball team played a recent home game in front of the entire SHS community. All of our students played with heart and made us very proud. Congratulations on another outstanding season!

This summer, EWG is offering its first annual STEAM camp at Metcalf for students entering grades 2, 3 or 4 in the 2018-19 school year. Two SHS students have been working very hard as part of their senior project requirements to put together a fun, week-long educational opportunity for students to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Thank you to Kierra Giarusso and Catherine Hood for making this amazing idea a reality for our students!

In late April, a committee of 30 teachers, administrators, parents, students and community members participated in a two-day Visioning process as we continue to explore 21st century learning environments and capital project needs for EWG. We are taking the necessary steps to put our district in the queue for eligibility to access funds through the Governor's proposed $250 million school construction bond expected to be on the ballot for voter approval in November. EWG could be eligible for up to 80% reimbursement from the State for needed projects based on various incentives. This is hard to pass up - an incredible, never seen before investment in our school buildings and facilities. A special thank you to the students who offered the most important perspective to this work:
Griffen Francoeur
Lacey Griffen
Rebecca Kilday
Francesca Pande
Nathaniel Powers
Andrea Ricciutti

Through the generosity of a community donor, EWG will offer FREE summer enrichment in reading and mathematics to selected elementary students who may benefit from ongoing practice to maintain skills, continue on their current growth trajectory, and avoid the summer slide. If your child was invited to attend, consider his/her participation!

I will post one more blog later this month with highlights of more end-of-year activities. 
Enjoy the last few weeks of this school year!!

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