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Tonight at the Board of Education

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The Board of Education will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at Western Middle School. Here’s a look at the board’s agenda: 1.     Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance 2.     School Welcome – Western Middle Principal Gordon Beinstein 3.     Public Hearing                                                                                            a.        Greenwich High School Student […] [Read More]
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Glenville principal takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Even principals have to take tests. In the case of Glenville School Principal Marc D’Amico, he was summoned last Friday, Sept. 12, to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. He passed with flying colors: The school raised more than $1,700 for the ALS Foundation. [Read More]
Saint Paul Afterschool Program

St. Paul’s after-school program to begin Wednesday

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St. Paul Lutheran Church in Byram will begin its weekly Christian Education Program for preschool and school-age children on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. The program will include an after-school snack, outdoor recreation, crafts, homework time and tutoring, Bible stories and advanced Biblical instruction for interested students. Registration is at the door. Families are encouraged to join their children at […] [Read More]

Cos Cob School’s Star-Spangled celebration

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On Sunday, the Star-Spangled Banner will turn 200. It’s a momentous occasion, and one not overlooked by Greenwich schools. Today, Cos Cob School held an assembly about Francis Scott Key’s timeless anthem. Here’s Cos Cob Principal Gene Schmidt’s account of the assembly: “Did you know that the Star-Spangled Banner was written on the back of […] [Read More]

ISD welcomes pen pals from Japan

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Fifth-graders at the International School at Dundee last week welcomed their pen pals from the Doshisha International Academy in Kyoto, Japan. The partnership between the schools, which began last year when ISD fourth-graders were assigned fifth-grade pen pals at DIA, culminated Sept. 4 with a day-long visit to ISD by 47 of their Kyoto counterparts. […] [Read More]

Greenwich schools’ Merit Scholarship semifinalists: worth comparing?

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In case you missed it, here’s the Greenwich Time article about Greenwich’s National Merit Scholarship semifinalists this year. http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/article/Greenwich-tops-in-Merit-Scholarship-semifinalists-5746710.php Some might ask whether Greenwich school officials compare their schools’ respective numbers of semifinalists. The answer appears to be no. “We never engage in comparisons with other top public and independent schools on this topic,” said […] [Read More]
Cheryl Iozzo

North Street teacher reaches semis of state competition

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North Street School art teacher Cheryl Iozzo, the district’s representative this year in the state Teacher of the Year Program, has advanced to the semifinals of the competition. As a semifinalist, Iozzo will meet with members of the selection committee in Hartford on Sept. 18 for an interview and to give a brief presentation on […] [Read More]

Greenwich National Merit Scholarship semifinalists announced

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The National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced today the approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The high-school seniors who reached the semifinals performed exceptionally on pre-SATs and also had to fulfill a number of other requirements. Semifinalists will compete for about 7,600 National Merit Scholarships, worth a total of approximately $33 […] [Read More]
Adam Braun at CMS

Central Middle alum tells students of ‘pencils of promise’

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Long after he graduated from Central Middle School, one alumnus of the Indian Rock Lane school still remembers the “promise of a pencil.” In the case of Adam Braun, the phrase now refers to his life’s work. He is the founder of Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit that builds schools, trains teachers and funds scholarships. […] [Read More]
Lisa Harkness

The week ahead: education meetings

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If you’re looking for some edutainment on Thursday night, you won’t be able to call on a certain octet of elected officials… the Board of Education is not meeting this week. However, there is another important education meeting scheduled this week. The PTA Council will meet on Friday at 9 a.m. at Town Hall in […] [Read More]