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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]
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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]
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A CHAMPions breakfast at Parkway

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Talk about a breakfast of CHAMPions. Parkway School hosted earlier this month a breakfast for students in grades 3-5, with $700 in proceeds from contributions for attending the breakfast going to the Children Against Mines Program (CHAMPS). Fifth-graders participating in the school’s Kids With A Purpose community-service initiative led the fundraiser. For further coverage of […] [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]

Thoughts from Greenwich High graduates

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In case you missed them, Sunday’s print and e-editions of Greenwich Time included a front-page article about new Greenwich High School graduates’ thoughts about their alma mater. They discussed their high-school experience during a roundtable discussion moderated by Greenwich Time. The roundtable featured nine members of the class of 2014: Elias Frank, Jonathan Harrington, Gardy […] [Read More]

Kids wrangle safety skills at North Street bike rodeo

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North Street School rounded up its “herd” and held a bike rodeo at the school on June 7 to help kids learn bicycling skills and rules of the road in a fun, safe environment. Children rode several simulated skill and safety stations, such as a start-and-stop exercise, the safe way to exit a driveway, how […] [Read More]
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Board of Ed approves new contract for superintendent

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The Board of Education unanimously voted Tuesday night to approve a new contract for Superintendent of Schools William McKersie, which will keep him in the district until June 2017. The new, three-year deal will start on July 1. It will replace his initial contract, which ran until June 2015. McKersie has been superintendent since July […] [Read More]

Board of Education approves racial-balance plan

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The Board of Education approved on Tuesday the final version of the new racial-balance plan that it will submit to the state Board of Education, culminating almost two years of work on a complicated and often controversial project. After a short discussion, board members passed the plan by a 6-0-1 margin during their meeting at […] [Read More]