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Greenwich schools’ Merit Scholarship semifinalists: worth comparing?

In case you missed it, here’s the Greenwich Time article about Greenwich’s National Merit Scholarship semifinalists this year. 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]

Greenwich National Merit Scholarship semifinalists announced

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]
John Zumbo

Zumbo 5K race set for Oct. 5

The eighth annual John Zumbo Scholarship Benefit will be held on Sunday, October 5 in Bruce Park. The five-kilometer race will start at 9 a.m. on Woods Road in the park’s picnic area. The course winds around a series of ponds, rolling hills, and wooded areas that overlook Indian Harbor.  Runners, walkers, adults with strollers, […] [Read More]
MISA 8-26

MISA construction update

At the Board of Education’s meeting last Thursday at Hamilton Avenue, Laura Erickson, the board’s representative on the MISA Building Committee, gave this update on MISA construction at Greenwich High School. ERICKSON: “This summer, we added extra meetings, so we went every Tuesday morning. “The project is making substantial progress, so with all that progress […] [Read More]

GHS grad Merrill recalls China trip

Anne Merrill has had a busy travel schedule during the last few months, to say the least. In March, the 2014 Greenwich High School graduate traveled to Washington, D.C., which included a trip to the White House to meet President Barack Obama, in recognition of her being named one of the 40 finalists in the […] [Read More]
Chris Winters 8-27

Greenwich High headmaster discusses school climate

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]
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

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

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

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 or For information about other counseling and […] [Read More]

Counseling and support services available in response to boating accident

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]