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Greenwich schools score well on ConnCAN report cards

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Greenwich’s public schools generally scored well in the new edition of school “report cards” released today by the education advocacy group ConnCAN. Seven elementary schools earned overall A grades. They were Glenville School, the International School at Dundee, North Mianus School, North Street School, Old Greenwich School, Parkway School and Riverside School. Cos Cob and […] [Read More]

Board of Education returns tonight

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After their summer break, the Board of Education will return tonight for its first meeting of the 2014-15 school year. The school board will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at Hamilton Avenue School. Here’s a look at the agenda: 1.      Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance 2.      School Welcome 3.      Student/Staff […] [Read More]

Middle school open houses moved to Sept. 10

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In consideration of requests made by teachers, parents and town officials, the September 11 middle school open House date has been changed to Wednesday, September 10.    “We will make every effort to avoid scheduling district events on September 11th in the future,” district officials said in a statement.  [Read More]
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Greenwich High headmaster discusses school climate

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During an interview with Greenwich Time on Tuesday, on the first day of classes of the 2014-15 school year, Greenwich High School Headmaster Chris Winters discussed the school climate. Here are some of his comments. WINTERS:  “We’re very focused on helping students feel connected to Greenwich High School. We know that the more a student […] [Read More]
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First day of school update

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Greenwich educators have a reported a generally smooth first day of classes, after students returned on Tuesday for the start of the 2014-15 school year. In one of the biggest changes in the district this year, New Lebanon School kindergartners will have their academic classes at the neighboring Byram Archibald Neighborhood Center. “We’re really delighted […] [Read More]
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First day of school in Greenwich today

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Greenwich students and parents — are the backpacks full of supplies and lunches made? Yes, the first day of the 2014-15 school year is here, and thousands of Greenwich students will be heading off to classes today. Greenwich Time reporter Paul Schott will be chronicling the momentous first day, and you are welcome to share […] [Read More]
Superintendent William McKersie opened Wednesday's convocation with a memorial for Emily Fedorko, 16, a student killed in a boating accident on Aug. 6.

Convocation begins school year with moment of silence

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As the start of the school year fast approaches, the town’s hundreds of public school teachers and education administrators turned out to celebrate the year ahead. But where the yearly meeting had usually looked ahead to September’s new possibilities, the events of the summer still weighed heavily on Wednesday morning’s proceedings. Just two weeks earlier, […] [Read More]

State releases Greenwich’s 2014 science test scores

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Greenwich students’ scores on this year’s state standardized science exams were about the same as their results last year, according to data released Wednesday by the state Department of Education. Among fifth-graders who took the Connecticut Mastery Tests (CMT) in science, 80.5 percent reached the goal level this year, compared to 81 percent in 2013. […] [Read More]

Counseling and support services today at GHS

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In response to the tragic loss last week of Emily Fedorko, counseling and support services will be available today at Greenwich High School between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. For questions about the counseling and support services, contact the district’s director of guidance, Judith Nedell, at judith_nedell@greenwich.k12.ct.us or cardshelp@greenwichschools.org. For information about other counseling and […] [Read More]

Counseling and support services available in response to boating accident

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The Greenwich school district and a number of agencies outside the district are offering counseling and support services to community members in response to the boating accident Wednesday, which took the life of 16-year-old Emily Fedorko and seriously injured a 15-year-old girl. GREENWICH PUBLIC SCHOOLS Counseling and support services for students, staff, and the broader […] [Read More]