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Greenwich Board of Ed to meet tonight at Cos Cob School

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  The Board of Education is meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at Cos Cob School. Since this is budget season, this meeting will be entirely dedicated to review and discussion of Superintendent of Schools William McKersie’s proposed 2015-16 budget. While board members seem satisfied with the spending total — about $147 million — there are […] [Read More]
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Parkway School students give back with candy drive

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Here’s one sweet service initiative. Students in Parkway School’s “Kids With a Purpose” team led an all-school candy drive on November 13. The donated Halloween candy from Parkway students was exchanged for healthy snacks from Whole Foods of Greenwich. The healthy treats were then donated to the Greenwich nonprofit Neighbor to Neighbor. In Kids with […] [Read More]
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Greenwich High update from senior class president

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In her speech at this week’s Board of Education meeting, Greenwich High School senior class president Julia Bunte-Mein addressed a number of issues, including student community service initiatives and a proposed AP World History class for ninth-graders.   BUNTE-MEIN: Good evening, Dr. McKersie, Chairman O’Neill, members of the Board, Cabinet, and guests. Thank you for […] [Read More]

Western MS steps up as good ‘neighbor’ with food drive

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Consider this a great Thanksgiving table-setter. During the last two weeks, Western Middle School students and faculty collected about 2,000 canned and boxed items for its food drive for the Greenwich nonprofit Neighbor to Neighbor. That total works out to more than three items donated for each student and faculty member. And, in the holiday […] [Read More]

Greenwich High student president talks AP course proposal

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Greenwich High School student government president Blake Reinken addressed the Board of Education during its meeting Thursday night at The International School at Dundee. In his remarks, Reinken focused on a proposal to launch an Advanced Placement World History course next year for ninth-graders. REINKEN:  I am proud today to announce the unveiling of a […] [Read More]

Greenwich Board of Ed approves Ham Ave STEM theme, turns down AP World

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The Board of Education addressed some major issues at its meeting Thursday night at The International School at Dundee. Here is a quick recap. HAMILTON AVENUE SCHOOL STEM MAGNET THEME As expected, the board approved a proposal to launch next year a STEM [science, technology, engineering and math] magnet program next year at Hamilton Avenue […] [Read More]
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Greenwich High students react to AP World History proposal

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Board of Education members are considering a proposal to add next year an Advanced Placement World History course next year for ninth-graders. Here are some comments on the proposal from student government leaders: BLAKE REINKEN, STUDENT GOVERNMENT PRESIDENT:  “I believe that GHS should add an AP World History course for freshmen. This will ensure that […] [Read More]
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Greenwich High debate team flying high again

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Greenwich High School won the state debate championship in March. Eight months later, their campaign to defend the title is off to a promising start. The Cardinals produced a number of top finishes at a tournament on Saturday at New Canaan High School, where students debated the question of whether the U.S. should increase the […] [Read More]
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North Street School students discuss Veterans Day

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Greenwich public schools are in session on Veterans Day – a day when there are events throughout the district to observe the holiday. Greenwich Time caught up with a group of North Street School fifth-graders after their school’s ceremony, to hear their thoughts about the day:  Trip Williams: “Having the veterans come is great. We […] [Read More]
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Forum tonight on New Lebanon School building plans

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The Board of Education will host tonight at 7 p.m. a forum on building plans for New Lebanon. The meeting will take place at New Lebanon’s campus at 25 Mead Ave. School board members last month put off voting on preliminary building plans, after many community members called for more public input. A focal point […] [Read More]