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College financial aid workshop Thursday at library

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The Greenwich Library will host tomorrow, 10/2, at 7 p.m. a workshop on college financial aid. The library’s website has this description of the event, which will take place in the library’s meeting room: “Securing financial aid for undergraduate or graduate studies is a daunting task for most students and their parents. This basic introduction […] [Read More]

Brunswick School students commended in Merit Scholarship Program

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Thirteen Brunswick School seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. They earned that distinction after placing in the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition. The commended Brunswick students are: Tucker Brown Peter Ciporin George Clark Jack Duggan James Granruth Kevin Griffith […] [Read More]

Superintendent’s letter on flu season precautions

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In case you missed, it the school district has posted on its website a letter from Superintendent of Schools William McKersie advising families on preventative steps they can take to help reduce the spread of flu and how to respond if their children show signs of illness. Here’s the link: http://www.greenwichschools.org/uploaded/district/pdfs/News_Archives/News_Archives_2014-15/092214_FINAL_Flu_Letter_to_Parents_w_Attachments.pdf   [Read More]

Arrr! Cos Cob students search for ‘pirate’ book treasures

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Cos Cob School students have embarked on some very interesting literary expeditions during the last few months. Literacy Specialists Francine Williams and Michelle Pennino, together with Media Specialist Nancy Shwartz, started a new Cos Cob summer reading program this year, a Reading Treasure Hunt for students in grades K-4. Dressing up as pirates, Williams and […] [Read More]

Harvard professor to discuss ‘app generation’ tomorrow at Temple Sholom

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On Wednesday at 7 p.m., Harvard University professor Howard Gardner will give a lecture at Temple Sholom on his latest book, The App Generation. Gardner and fellow professor Katie Davis describe today’s young people as The App Generation. In their co-authored book, they explore what it means to be “app-dependent” versus “app-enabled” and how life for this generation differs […] [Read More]
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Parent conference tomorrow at Cos Cob School

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The school district is sponsoring the Parents As Partners Conference on Saturday at Cos Cob School, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The following is a district-provided q&a about the conference: What is the purpose of this conference? This conference is an opportunity for families and professionals of the Greenwich Public Schools community to share […] [Read More]

North Mianus School bus in near-accident this afternoon

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A bus carrying North Mianus School fourth-graders and chaperones was involved in a near-accident near the McDonald’s, at the I-95 exit in Riverside, at about 1 p.m. today with another vehicle. But the jostling of passengers from the bus’ stopping to avoid a collision was serious enough to warrant precautionary hospital visits for all on […] [Read More]
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The latest from Greenwich High’s student government leaders

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At the Board of Education meeting last Thursday, Greenwich High School senior class president Julia Bunte-Mein and student body president Blake Reinken gave updates about key student government initiatives. Here are their comments. BUNTE-MEIN: “One issue that student government recently became aware of is the overcrowding of buses. One particular bus, bus 8, seems to […] [Read More]
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Greenwich teachers union president talks time management, teacher observations

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At the Board of Education meeting last Thursday, Carol Sutton, president of the Greenwich Education Association, the district’s teachers union, addressed the board. Her comments focused on teachers’ time management and classroom observations of teachers. SUTTON: “On behalf of [GEA] members, the negotiations team and the GEA executive board, thank you for working with us […] [Read More]

Stanwich School celebrates opening of pre-K and Kindergarten center

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Upon starting the new school year, the Stanwich School has celebrated a milestone this month: the opening of Wildwood Cottage, the pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten center at its Stanwich Road campus. Thirty-five students are enrolled at Wildwood this year. Wildwood was unveiled Sept. 5 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Laura Dianis, Stanwich’s director of communications, provided this […] [Read More]