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Education in Stamford
Dr. Richard Harper and Dr. Polly Rauh, two long-time Stamford educators, are among those to be honored by the Stamford Historical Society

Historical society honors Stamford educators

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Four city educators will be honored by the Stamford Historical Society at an April 16th gala. Kris Bria, Elizabeth Cesare, Richard Harper and Polly Rauh will be honored by the organization for their contribution to learning in Stamford. The society selected the four for “the level of leadership and inspiration they have shown in the […] [Read More]
Categories: Awards

Stamford non-profit offering more scholarships

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Members of the class of 2015 have until April 11 to apply for scholarships from Stamford’s Dollars for Scholars. The organization announced four new scholarships earlier this year, the most valuable among them worth $10,000. Dollars for Scholars offers scholarships to Stamford students based on merit and demonstrated financial need. In a statement, Dollars for […] [Read More]

Counting down the days

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As thermometers throughout the region continue to disagree with the calendar, there is as yet no official declaration from Stamford Public Schools as to when classes will end for the year. Schools spokeswoman Sharon Beadle said on Tuesday that an announcement is not expected until after April break. To date there have been four snow […] [Read More]
Categories: calendar, General

Stamford High’s accreditation may be in question

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A report by the accreditation organization New England Association of Schools and Colleges commends the work of the Stamford High School’s assistant principals and department heads, but cites serious concerns with the building’s maintenance, curriculum, and the leadership of former principal Donna Valentine. The school will not be apprised of its accreditation status until its administration […] [Read More]

Stamford School Notes: Week or March 23

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Elementary Schools Davenport Ridge Elementary School Tuesday: Raji and Gilhuly Learning To Look Wednesday: Milazzo and Welsh Learning to Look Thursday: Spring Picture Day Friday: Gator Alley Hart Magnet Elementary School Monday: Young Mariners after school, Mini Courses begin 2:15 p.m. Spring Photos today, Girl Scout meeting 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday: CST meetings all day, Before […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Stamford schools caught up on measles but still behind

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The 82 students in the Stamford school district who are not in compliance with the district’s immunization policy will be excluded from classes as of Friday, according the Assistant Superintendent Tamu Lucero. The count, given in a report to the Board of Education’s Policy Committee, was part of an update on the district’s efforts to […] [Read More]
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Stamford High percussion to compete in world championship

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The Stamford High School’s indoor percussion ensemble will be traveling to Dayton, Ohio, in April to compete for the title of Winter Guard International World Champions, after a second-place showing at a regional event in Trumbull. This marks the first time in five years that the band has competed at this level. The 23-member band, […] [Read More]
Categories: Awards, High School

Stamford School Notes – The Week of March 16

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Elementary Schools Davenport Ridge Elementary School Monday: Kindergarten Field Trip to Klein Auditorium Wednesday – Friday,  early release at 1:20 p.m. Hart Magnet Elementary School Monday: Young Mariners after school, Title I workshop w/Mrs. Cortese 6-7 p.m. in gym, PTO meeting 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday: St. Patrick’s Day, CST meetings all day, before and after school […] [Read More]
Categories: General