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Bob Lichtenfeld 7-15

Ex-Greenwich district HR director testifies in Yoon hearing

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On the second day of hearings Wednesday for the suspended Greenwich High School Band Director John Yoon, his attorney again challenged whether school administrators had given his client due process. As he did during the first hearing Tuesday, Yoon’s attorney, Daniel Young,   said Yoon had only learned about the bullying allegations against him when he received a […] [Read More]
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Greenwich High headmaster: Yoon not interviewed before suspension

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Greenwich High School band director, John Yoon, who is facing dismissal for allegedly bullying two students this year, was suspended in late April before he was interviewed about the accusations, Greenwich High Headmaster Chris Winters said Tuesday during the first day of appeal hearings. New details of Yoon’s suspension emerged during the testimony of Winters, […] [Read More]
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Greenwich High’s Franchella named teacher of the year

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Greenwich High School math teacher Maryann Franchella has been named the district’s teacher of the year. “Maryann Franchella is known as a rigorous, creative and compassionate math teacher,” Superintendent of Schools William McKersie said in a statement. “She is committed to ensuring that students at all levels of math succeed and many of her students […] [Read More]

Greenwich Scholarship Association honors class of ’15

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The graduation gifts have come early for one group of Greenwich High School seniors. Some 124 college-bound students have received college scholarships worth a total of almost $545,000 from more than 100 local sponsors, through the coordination of the nonprofit Greenwich Scholarship Association. This year’s awards mark the largest total given in the GSA’s history. The […] [Read More]
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Ornato leads Greenwich High Sports Hall’s class of ’15

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New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin and former NFL running back Kenny Bell both attribute much of their success on the gridiron to the same man. Coughlin became a standout running back in the early 1960s at the small-town Waterloo High School in upstate New York. Bell emerged as a powerhouse running back in […] [Read More]
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Greenwich Scholarship Association ceremony set for June 11

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The Greenwich Scholarship Association will host its 43rd scholarship Thursday, June 11, at 7 p.m., at Greenwich High School. The ceremony is NOT tonight, at 7 p.m., as incorrectly listed in today’s print edition of Greenwich Time. The GSA represents 108 sponsors awarding need-based scholarships to 124 Greenwich high school students. For more information, visit www.greenwichscholarship.org. […] [Read More]

Greenwich school start time survey latest

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About 30 percent of students and parents and about 50 percent of district staff have responded to the district’s survey on school start times, school administrators said Wednesday. Superintendent of Schools William McKersie said he was encouraged by the response rate during the week since the survey was released May 26. In comparison, respectively 28 […] [Read More]
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Greenwich students and parents speak in support of suspended band director

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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]