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MISA update

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Construction of the new auditorium at Greenwich High School continues, with most of the steel now up. Building work on the $46 million MISA project started in July 2013, and the new auditorium is scheduled to be completed by May 2015.  Following that timetable, all of the current Greenwich High students, including the 2014-15 seniors, […] [Read More]
Cristina Baptista

Sacred Heart teacher sets sail on whaleship

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Greenwich teachers are embarking on some exciting adventures this summer. In the case of Cristina Baptista, an English teacher at Convent of the Sacred Heart, she is participating in the 38th Voyage aboard Mystic Seaport’s 1841 whaleship the Charles W. Morgan. Here is her account of the maritime expedition. CRISTINA BAPTISTA: “This summer, I have been […] [Read More]
Shamain Johnson

New assistant principal arrives at Central Middle

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The school district has hired a new assistant principal for Central Middle School – Shamain Johnson, who was most recently early-learning services coordinator and an assistant principal in the Stratford district. Johnson succeeds Karen Mabee, who requested a transfer to teaching position for the upcoming school year, according to Kim Eves, the district’s director of […] [Read More]

Asbestos abatement underway at Greenwich High

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Asbestos abatement is underway at Greenwich High School, work that is related to the construction of the MISA performing-arts complex. The abatement is being done on a band room wall, which is being opened to connect a hallway adjacent to the school’s current auditorium to the galleria of the new auditorium being built. “Now that […] [Read More]
pryor

Education commissioner discusses Greenwich racial-balance plan

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The state Board of Education unanimously approved on Wednesday Greenwich’s new racial-balance plan. http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/article/State-approves-town-s-racial-balance-plan-5610511.php In an interview with Greenwich Time after the vote to approve the plan, state Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor shared his thoughts on the plan and discussed the state’s oversight of that course of action. PRYOR: “I’m very pleased. The sincerity and […] [Read More]

Greenwich officials present racial-balance plan today

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Greenwich education officials will present their proposed racial-balance plan to the state Board of Education today. In case you missed it, here’s the the Greenwich Time preview of the meeting: http://www.greenwichtime.com/default/article/Greenwich-schools-to-present-racial-plan-to-state-5605249.php Starting at 10 a.m. today, Greenwich Time reporter Paul Schott will be tweeting updates from the meeting. You can follow Schott on Twitter at […] [Read More]

More from the cast of ‘The Conflict’

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The following Greenwich Time article reported on the experience of Greenwich Academy and Brunswick School students who performed the play “The Conflict” last month at the Montreal FRINGE festival. http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/article/Students-push-selves-to-stage-original-play-5602684.php Here are more comments from the cast members: Sarah Gold, Greenwich Academy rising junior, played Leah: “Leah definitely resonated with me in how she hadn’t […] [Read More]
Mark Levitov

Stanwich student recognized for academic excellence

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Mark Levitov, a rising sixth-grader at The Stanwich School, was honored earlier this month at a regional awards ceremony at Yale University for academically advanced students. The Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth recognized Mark, a participant in the CTY Talent Search, in which he performed highly on an above-grade-level test given to academically […] [Read More]
Victoria Slater

Stanwich student wins book award

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In recognition of her leadership abilities, rising Stanwich School senior Victoria Slater, was recently recognized as a recipient of the University of Virginia’s Jefferson Book Award. The honor is given to a high school junior considered to best represent the Jeffersonian ideals of scholarship, leadership and citizenship. The most well-rounded student, rather than the person […] [Read More]
Catherine Veronis

Thoughts from a new Western Middle graduate

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What’s it like to go to middle school in Greenwich? In a reflective and insightful speech at last week’s promotion ceremony, new Western Middle School graduate Catherine Veronis answered that question, as she looked back on her last three years. Here are her remarks: “First of all, I would like to thank all family members, […] [Read More]