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Greenwich students become cartoonists

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Who made this video? Some inspired minds who work for one of the top animation studios? Actually, it was a group of enterprising campers who attended the Greenwich Music & Art Camp’s afternoon program and formed a Digital Animation Club at the beginning of this month, became determined to make their own cartoon. These students […] [Read More]
GHS track renovation

Greenwich HS track closed for renovation

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Greenwich High School’s running track is closed this week because it is being renovated. The track will be repaired by hand trowel in any areas that show cuts or abrasions, according to Ron Matten, the school district’s director of facilities. The track will then be sprayed with a polyurethane primer, a polyurethane binder and then […] [Read More]
Carleen Wood

District hires new special-education administrator

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Carleen Wood, a 27-year educator who has extensive teaching and administrative experience in special education, is returning to Greenwich to become the district’s special-education administrator. Wood had worked since 2007 in the Darien district, as its assistant director of special education. “We are excited to welcome Carleen Wood back to the Greenwich Public Schools,” Superintendent […] [Read More]
MISA 7-22

MISA update

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Construction of the new auditorium at Greenwich High School continues, with most of the steel now up. Building work on the $46 million MISA project started in July 2013, and the new auditorium is scheduled to be completed by May 2015.  Following that timetable, all of the current Greenwich High students, including the 2014-15 seniors, […] [Read More]
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]
Parkway Champs Breakfast

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]