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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]
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Western Middle School students talk Chromebooks

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There is a lot of excitement in Greenwich’s middle schools these days about technology. Much of it focuses on the recent arrival of new Chromebook laptops. In the following article, Greenwich Time chronicled how the Chromebooks are being used at Western Middle School: http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/article/Greenwich-sixth-graders-give-thumbs-up-to-new-5862292.php#photo-7075223 And here are some more comments from Western sixth-graders about their […] [Read More]
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Primary Day in Greenwich — 2:30 update

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Primary Day turnout today at the western Greenwich polling stations has been very low so far. None of the four polling stations in the western part of town had a turnout of more than approximately 10 percent, as of 2:30 p.m. “It’s been a light day,” said John Halpin, moderator of the District 9 polling […] [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]
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St. Baldrick’s event ‘makes the cut’ at Western Middle

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This event more than lived up to its “buzz.” The head-shaving fundraiser on Thursday at Western Middle School for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation raised more than $20,000. The event featured 30 shavees and 20 volunteers. St. Baldrick’s raises funds for childhood cancer research. Western Middle eighth-grader Emma Robertson, a cancer survivor, was the event’s “honored […] [Read More]
PTAC Essence Award Winners 2014

PTA Council recognizes parent volunteers

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With graduations and numerous award ceremonies, this is a time of year when many Greenwich students are recognized for a wide range of impressive accomplishments. But it’s not just the students who are being acknowledged. On Thursday, at the school district’s Greenwich Avenue headquarters, the focus was on a dependable, hard-working corps of adults: parents. […] [Read More]
Suzanne Coyne

Special-education coach to join Western Middle as assistant principal

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Suzanne Coyne, the school district’s special-education instructional coach, will join Western Middle School in July as an assistant principal. Coyne will succeed Albert Sackey, one of Western two’s current assistant principals, who is leaving at the end of this school year to become the principal of Nathan Hale Middle School in Norwalk.  She was appointed […] [Read More]
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Three generations, one haircut

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Like father, like son… and his son. Three generations of the Lasley family helped to set a new Guinness World Record, when they appeared April 9 on NBC’s “Today” show to get their heads shaved in a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which raises funds for children with cancer. The newly shorn Lasley trio […] [Read More]
Albert Sackey

Western MS ass’t principal accepts principal job in Norwalk

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Western Middle School Assistant Principal Albert Sackey has accepted the principal position at Nathan Hale Middle School in Norwalk. He will take over at Nathan Hale on July 1. Sackey was named last December the 2014 Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year by the Connecticut Association of Schools. For more about Sackey, check out […] [Read More]

Western MS students discuss anti-cyberbullying efforts

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In a group interview this week with Greenwich Time, a group of Western Middle School students who have created and delivered the anti-cyberbullying presentations for other middle-school students discussed their participation in the project. Here are some of their comments: Carlos Flores, sixth-grade: “If an adult was to talk about something this serious, kids probably […] [Read More]