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Hamilton Avenue faculty bring book characters to life

Halloween is long gone – but that does not mean there are not plenty of other opportunities for a wardrobe change. Hamilton Avenue School held its first Literacy Book Character Costume Night on November 19, an occasion for faculty members to dress up as their favorite book characters. The event aimed to encourage strong family-school relationships. […] [Read More]

Greenwich Alliance for Education’s ‘Turkey Trot’ set for Saturday

After all that turkey and other Thanksgiving staples you will surely enjoy on Thursday, you’ll have to work it off, right?  Well, how about doing so on Saturday with a “trot” — and one that will benefit Greenwich students at the same time. The Greenwich Alliance for Education will hold its annual Turkey Trot on […] [Read More]

Greenwich Board of Ed to meet tonight at Cos Cob School

  The Board of Education is meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at Cos Cob School. Since this is budget season, this meeting will be entirely dedicated to review and discussion of Superintendent of Schools William McKersie’s proposed 2015-16 budget. While board members seem satisfied with the spending total — about $147 million — there are […] [Read More]
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Parkway School students give back with candy drive

Here’s one sweet service initiative. Students in Parkway School’s “Kids With a Purpose” team led an all-school candy drive on November 13. The donated Halloween candy from Parkway students was exchanged for healthy snacks from Whole Foods of Greenwich. The healthy treats were then donated to the Greenwich nonprofit Neighbor to Neighbor. In Kids with […] [Read More]
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Greenwich High update from senior class president

In her speech at this week’s Board of Education meeting, Greenwich High School senior class president Julia Bunte-Mein addressed a number of issues, including student community service initiatives and a proposed AP World History class for ninth-graders.   BUNTE-MEIN: Good evening, Dr. McKersie, Chairman O’Neill, members of the Board, Cabinet, and guests. Thank you for […] [Read More]

Western MS steps up as good ‘neighbor’ with food drive

Consider this a great Thanksgiving table-setter. During the last two weeks, Western Middle School students and faculty collected about 2,000 canned and boxed items for its food drive for the Greenwich nonprofit Neighbor to Neighbor. That total works out to more than three items donated for each student and faculty member. And, in the holiday […] [Read More]

Greenwich High student president talks AP course proposal

Greenwich High School student government president Blake Reinken addressed the Board of Education during its meeting Thursday night at The International School at Dundee. In his remarks, Reinken focused on a proposal to launch an Advanced Placement World History course next year for ninth-graders. REINKEN:  I am proud today to announce the unveiling of a […] [Read More]

Greenwich Board of Ed approves Ham Ave STEM theme, turns down AP World

The Board of Education addressed some major issues at its meeting Thursday night at The International School at Dundee. Here is a quick recap. HAMILTON AVENUE SCHOOL STEM MAGNET THEME As expected, the board approved a proposal to launch next year a STEM [science, technology, engineering and math] magnet program next year at Hamilton Avenue […] [Read More]
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Afterschool registration open at Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich

  Registration is now open for the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich’s after-school program. Here is an announcement from the club: “Membership is open to all youth, ages 6-18, who live in Greenwich or have a parent or guardian who works in Greenwich.  The Club’s annual membership fee is $35 per resident child and […] [Read More]
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Greenwich High students react to AP World History proposal

Board of Education members are considering a proposal to add next year an Advanced Placement World History course next year for ninth-graders. Here are some comments on the proposal from student government leaders: BLAKE REINKEN, STUDENT GOVERNMENT PRESIDENT:  “I believe that GHS should add an AP World History course for freshmen. This will ensure that […] [Read More]