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Greenwich students and parents speak in support of suspended band director

Dozens of students and parents turned out at Thursday night’s Board of Education meeting to protest the suspension of Greenwich High School band director John Yoon. “We need our teacher back in the classroom, we need our director back on the podium,” said Greenwich High senior Peter Russell, who plays clarinet and tenor saxophone in the […] [Read More]

ICYMI: Greenwich Time reporter’s radio interview on school starts

Greenwich Time reporter Paul Schott appeared this week on 1490 WGCH’s  “Happy and Healthy at Any Age” to talk about school start times with host Robin Pastore.  Pastore and Schott discussed the debate over Greenwich High School’s start time and why the issue is so important for many students and parents. The full discussion is included […] [Read More]

Greenwich High band director placed on leave

Greenwich High School band director John Yoon has been placed on paid administrative leave, school officials announced Thursday. “We regret to inform you that Mr. Yoon is on a paid administrative leave until further notice,” Greenwich High Headmaster Chris Winters wrote in an email to band students and parents. “Because this is a personnel matter, we […] [Read More]
Alice DiVincenzo

Greenwich High teacher recognized for work with immigrant students

Alice Jean DiVincenzo, a Greenwich High School teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages, has received the 2015 Connecticut Education Association’s Humanitarian Award for Leadership in Recent Immigrant Educational Community Relationships. “An educator for 40 years, at least 30 of them with the Greenwich Public Schools, Ms. DiVincenzo received this honor as an individual who […] [Read More]

Greenwich forum on school start times set for May 26

The PTA Council’s Health and Wellness Committee will host a forum on May 26, at 7 p.m. at Central Middle School, to discuss teen sleep needs and school start times. School start times are a major issue in Greenwich. The school district plans to send a survey to all teachers, parents and middle school and […] [Read More]
Greenwich High

Greenwich High in top 15 in state in new rankings

Greenwich High School ranks No. 14 in Connecticut and 482nd nationally in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report rankings released Tuesday. U.S. News & World Report ranks schools based on overall and disadvantaged-student performance on standardized tests, as well as students’ “college readiness” — participation and performance on Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate tests. Greenwich […] [Read More]
Marie Claire and Brianna

Greenwich Time reporter to give radio interview on school start times

Greenwich Time reporter Paul Schott will appear on Greenwich radio station WGCH on Tuesday morning, at 7:20 a.m. He will discuss the debate about Greenwich High School’s start time, which has become one of the top issues in the school district in recent months. In case you missed it, here’s the latest Greenwich Time article […] [Read More]
Emily Fedorko

GHS bake sale, bandana sales mark memory of Emily Fedorko on her birthday

Thoughts have turned to the memory of 16-year-old Greenwich girl Emily Fedorko since May 1 would have been her 17th birthday. Money is now being raised for the Emily Catherine Fedorko Foundation by her Greenwich High School classmates who are selling bandanas with the foundation’s logo and “Turn it off 4 Emily” on them, an allusion […] [Read More]