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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]

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]
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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]
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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]

St. Baldrick’s fundraiser set for Thursday at Greenwich High

Get the clippers out – it’s time again to get buzzed for a good cause. Greenwich High School will host its third annual head-shaving event to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Greenwich High student center. St. Baldrick’s supports children with cancer and funds pediatric cancer research. […] [Read More]
Shelley Somers

Central Middle principal recognized by state PTA

Central Middle School Principal Shelley Somers has been named the 2015 CT PTA Middle School Principal of the Year, as part of the CT PTA’s Outstanding Administrator Awards Program.  Somers was nominated by her PTA membership and was selected by the CT PTA, based on the awards program’s criteria for Leadership for Learning, Communication, Community […] [Read More]

Forums Wednesday on middle-school advanced studies

The school district will hold on Wednesday two forums in the Town Hall meeting room on the advanced studies program in the middle schools. The first forum will run from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The second forum will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sheila Civale, the district’s STEM coordinator, and Bonnie […] [Read More]
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Greenwich PTA meeting on digital learning set for Thursday at Bruce Museum

The Greenwich High School PTA will hold a meeting on Thursday at 7:45 a.m. at the Bruce Museum focused on the district’s digital learning initiative. The discussion will include digital learning goals and expectations for students’ Chromebook use. The meeting will feature Greenwich High computer science teacher Matt Meyers, who will discuss technology in school settings. All Greenwich […] [Read More]