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Paul Schott

Carol Sutton 3-26

Greenwich teachers union president talks standardized tests; STEM at Ham Ave

Carol Sutton, president of the Greenwich Education Association, the school district’s teachers union, addressed the Board of Education at its meeting this week at Julian Curtiss School. Her comments focused on the Common Core-aligned Smarter Balanced standardized tests that students in grades 3-8 and 11 are taking this spring and the launch of a STEM […] [Read More]

Greenwich High theater students to perform at ‘Magic’ festival tonight

There’s not an actual magic circle, but Greenwich High School students will still be conjuring some magic on stage tonight. The high school’s Black Box Theater will host tonight at 7:30 p.m. the final night of this year’s Magic Circle Festival. The show features short scenes, covering a number of genres, written by Greenwich High […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Debate continues about Greenwich High start time

The campaign continues to push back Greenwich High School’s start time. Several speakers at the Board of Education meeting Thursday said they wanted the high school to a move to a later start. Greenwich High classes now start at 7:30 a.m. Dr. Rosa Fini, a Greenwich pediatrician with two children at the high school, said […] [Read More]
Blake Reinken 3-26

Greenwich High student government president talks cafeteria menu

Greenwich High School student government president Blake Reinken addressed the Board of Education tonight, at its meeting at Julian Curtiss School. His comments focused on proposed changes to the high school’s cafeteria menu. BLAKE REINKEN: It is a privilege to address members of the board, members of the cabinet, Chairman [Barbara] O’Neill, Superintendent [William] McKersie […] [Read More]
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Greenwich district picks firm for data management

Superintendent of Schools William McKersie announced Thursday that the district has chosen the Rosemont, Ill.-based ECRA Group, Inc. to develop and manage a comprehensive data management system. The data infrastructure will include a data warehouse, a value-added student growth model, and performance dashboard to monitor progress at the student, class, school and district levels. ECRA […] [Read More]

Fire on Clapboard Ridge Road in Greenwich

UPDATE, 12:47 A.M.  No one was hurt Tuesday night in a residential fire on Clapboard Ridge Road, which took about two hours to control. The call came in at 6:47 p.m., when a passerby reported smoke in the area. The first unit arrived at 7:01 p.m. Because they did not have an address for the […] [Read More]
Categories: fire, General
Blake Reinken 9-18

Greenwich High students launch Chicken Joe’s petition

Greenwich High School student government president Blake Reinken and ninth-grade class president George Brulaj have launched a petition to bring offerings from the Greenwich eatery Chicken Joe’s to the high school’s cafeteria. The petition has already garnered about 600 signatures. Reinken and Brulaj wrote the following summary of the petition. “In March 2015, after student […] [Read More]
John Clarke - Ernest Fleishman

This week in the Greenwich school district

A busy week awaits in the Greenwich school district. Here’s a look ahead at some of the main events. TUESDAY: At 5 p.m., at Western Middle School, the district will honor student leaders in community service at the annual Community Service Awards. Here’s who was honored at last year’s awards ceremony. WEDNESDAY: School officials […] [Read More]
East Putnam Ave 3-20

Greenwich emergency management director’s storm advice

Many in Greenwich and elsewhere in Fairfield County will want to head home early tonight. As with the other storms during the last few months, some familiar advice applies: “Exercise caution and leave plenty of time to get home,” said Dan Warzoha, Greenwich’s emergency management director.   [Read More]
Categories: General

Community coffee with Greenwich YMCA CEO set for Thursday

The Greenwich YMCA will host a community coffee with its CEO Edward Philipp on Thursday, from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., at its downtown headquarters at 50 East Putnam Avenue. The event is open to the public, and guests will have the opportunity to ask Philipp questions and share their ideas about the Y.   [Read More]
Categories: YMCA