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Greenwich Public Schools

Cos Cob School’s Star-Spangled celebration

On Sunday, the Star-Spangled Banner will turn 200. It’s a momentous occasion, and one not overlooked by Greenwich schools. Today, Cos Cob School held an assembly about Francis Scott Key’s timeless anthem. Here’s Cos Cob Principal Gene Schmidt’s account of the assembly: “Did you know that the Star-Spangled Banner was written on the back of […] [Read More]

ISD welcomes pen pals from Japan

Fifth-graders at the International School at Dundee last week welcomed their pen pals from the Doshisha International Academy in Kyoto, Japan. The partnership between the schools, which began last year when ISD fourth-graders were assigned fifth-grade pen pals at DIA, culminated Sept. 4 with a day-long visit to ISD by 47 of their Kyoto counterparts. […] [Read More]

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]
Cheryl Iozzo

North Street teacher reaches semis of state competition

North Street School art teacher Cheryl Iozzo, the district’s representative this year in the state Teacher of the Year Program, has advanced to the semifinals of the competition. As a semifinalist, Iozzo will meet with members of the selection committee in Hartford on Sept. 18 for an interview and to give a brief presentation on […] [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]
Adam Braun at CMS

Central Middle alum tells students of ‘pencils of promise’

Long after he graduated from Central Middle School, one alumnus of the Indian Rock Lane school still remembers the “promise of a pencil.” In the case of Adam Braun, the phrase now refers to his life’s work. He is the founder of Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit that builds schools, trains teachers and funds scholarships. […] [Read More]
Lisa Harkness

The week ahead: education meetings

If you’re looking for some edutainment on Thursday night, you won’t be able to call on a certain octet of elected officials… the Board of Education is not meeting this week. However, there is another important education meeting scheduled this week. The PTA Council will meet on Friday at 9 a.m. at Town Hall in […] [Read More]
Storm Sound Tigers Mascot

Sound Tigers mascot takes Hamilton Avenue by ‘Storm’

Take them out to the ball game. After participating in Hamilton Avenue School’s summer Reading Olympics, students received a fittingly sporting prize: free tickets to a Bridgeport Sound Tigers game. But they didn’t even have to go to Bridgeport to get a preview of the action on the ice. On Friday, the Sound Tigers’ mascot, […] [Read More]
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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]