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Stamford schools release early today, closed Tuesday

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Stamford Public Schools announced they will close release Monday, and be closed Tuesday. To see your school’s early release time, see http://www.stamfordpublicschools.org.     [Read More]
Categories: General

Board of Education meetings cancelled Tuesday & Wednesday

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The Board of Education meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening has been canceled due to weather. A meeting of the fiscal committee scheduled for Wednesday has also been canceled. Snowfall is expected to continue through Tuesday, with over a foot of accumulation. [Read More]
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Stamford School Notes – The Week of Jan. 26

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Elementary Schools Davenport Ridge Elementary School Monday and Tuesday: Jerry Craft-5th Grade Tuesday: Family Literacy Night-7 p.m. Wednesday: Early Release Friday: Family Fun Night Hart Magnet Elementary School Monday: Young Mariners meet after school, Title I meeting in gym 6-7 p.m., PTO meeting 7 -8:30 p.m. Tuesday: CST meetings all day Wednesday: Early release 1:15 […] [Read More]
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SAT tests cancelled due to weather

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The SAT testing sessions scheduled for Saturday at Stamford High School and Westhill High School have been canceled in anticipation of inclement weather. Snow and freezing rain are expected with possible accumulation up to an inch. [Read More]
Categories: General, Testing, Weekend

St. Cecilia Elementary to raise funds with Winter Gala

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St. Cecilia School, one of Stamford’s three Catholic elementary schools, plans to hold a fundraising gala to raise money for capital improvements. Dubbed the “Winter Gala Masquerade,” the evening of dinner, cocktails and entertainment will fund technology, building enhancements and safety measures around the school, according to Principal Joann Borchetta. The school is home to […] [Read More]
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Stamford School Notes – The week of Jan. 19

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Monday: No school for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Elementary Schools Hart Magnet Elementary School Tuesday: CST meetings all day Wednesday: Hart Day at California Pizza, Learning to Look parent meeting in Art Room 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday: Hart Magnet Orientation 1 p.m. Friday: Math program for grades kgn & grade 4 K.T. Murphy Elementary School […] [Read More]
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Connecticut students leave $23 million on the table, study finds.

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A study by NerdWallet, a financial-resource website, finds that Connecticut students left over $23 million in  financial aid on the table in 2013. That money comes from federal Pell grants, a need-based program aimed at undergraduate students. In order to be eligible for Pell grant money, students applying to college are required to fill out […] [Read More]
Categories: Finance, General

AITE youth activists to focus on mental health

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Stamford’s Academy of Information and Technology became the third Stamford high school to form a chapter of the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council. The organization, run by the Stamford Youth Services Bureau , aims to promote safe schools and communities by advocating for issues that matter to students.  The project’s coordinator at AITE, Laurie Graziano, said […] [Read More]
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