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Paul Schott

Greenwich Board of Ed approves advanced ninth-grade course

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The Board of Education approved Thursday night a new advanced, ninth-grade English and social studies course at Greenwich High School, resolving one of the longest-running and most impassioned debates in recent years about the school’s curriculum. The third level of English and social studies, a dual-subject course for ninth-graders, will be launched in the fall. […] [Read More]

Greenwich kindergarten orientation and registration schedule announced

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The school district has released the following announcement about kindergarten orientation and registration DISTRICT ANNOUNCEMENT: The Greenwich Public Elementary Schools have announced plans to welcome and register incoming – Fall 2015 – kindergarten children and their parents. The process begins with a Kindergarten Orientation program for parents at each of the schools on February 18*, […] [Read More]

Board of Ed to meet tonight at North Street

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The Board of Education is set to meet tonight, at 7 p.m., at North Street School. Arguably the most high-profile item on the agenda is a proposal to launch in the fall an advanced section of ninth-grade English and social studies at Greenwich High School. http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/article/Board-to-consider-new-advanced-class-at-GHS-6028229.php Here’s a look at the agenda: 1. Meeting Opening A. Call […] [Read More]
Bryan Francois

‘Black Houdini’ back in Greenwich police custody

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Bryan Francois, a.k.a. the “Black Houdini,” is back in Greenwich police custody, after he was extradited Tuesday from North Carolina back to Connecticut on a number of drug charges. Francois, who dubbed himself the “Black Houdini” after escaping from police custody outside his Cos Cob home earlier this month, was arrested early Tuesday morning by […] [Read More]
Categories: Greenwich, police

Stanwich students put disaster management skills to the test

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A major humanitarian disaster was averted last week thanks to the quick thinking of a group of Stanwich School students. Well, not quite, but those ninth-graders would know exactly what to do if they were faced with such a crisis. They participated last Thursday in a mock disaster simulation with a flight director from NASA’s […] [Read More]
Lulu Westbrooks-Griffin

Civil rights activist speaks with Greenwich Time

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Convent of the Sacred Heart held its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day prayer service last Friday. Civil rights activist and poet Lulu Westbrooks-Griffin was the keynote speaker. http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/article/Greenwich-students-hear-of-Civil-Rights-battles-6021697.php#photo-7396510 After the service, Westbrooks-Griffin sat down for an interview with Greenwich Time. Here are excerpts from the interview with Westbrooks-Griffin. WESTBROOKS-GRIFFIN ON HER PUBLIC SPEAKING “I’ve […] [Read More]

New Lebanon starts new chapter of parent outreach with Literacy Night

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If you visited New Lebanon School this past Thursday evening, you would have seen the likes of the Cat in the Hat, Goldilocks and Pinkalicious holding court in the classrooms. Those literary luminaries were not actually at the elementary school. But New Lebanon teachers and administrators certainly were convincing actors, as they donned the costumes […] [Read More]

Police caution Greenwich residents to stay off roads

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Update: 11:45 a.m. Greenwich residents received a public announcement from Greenwich Police this morning around 11 a.m., warning of icy- hazardous conditions for both drivers and pedestrians. The recommendation: stay off the street until later this afternoon. Earlier on church goers were stymied from attending services, finding the walkways to their cars impassible. A traveler […] [Read More]
Categories: Greenwich, police
Hamilton Avenue School Principal Cynthia Womack.

Hamilton Avenue principal to leave at end of school year

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  Hamilton Avenue School Principal Cynthia Womack has announced that she plans to resign at the end of the school year because she will be relocating out-of-state, the school district has announced. In her notification to Superintendent of Schools William McKersie, Womack said she wants to provide ample notice of her intentions, so there is enough […] [Read More]

Greenwich RTM member said to be front-runner for selectman post

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RTM member John Toner is the emerging front-runner to succeed the late David Theis as selectman, according to several sources familiar with the search. Toner was not immediately available for comment. In an interview Monday afternoon, Selectman Drew Marzullo declined to confirm or deny that Toner was a leading candidate. “When he or she is […] [Read More]
Categories: Greenwich, Town Hall