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Stamford School Notes – The Week of Dec.22

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Elementary Schools Davenport Ridge Elementary School Tuesday: Early release, Fourth Grade Trip to Maritime Center Hart Magnet Elementary School Tuesday: CST Meetings. Early Release. Wednesday through Friday: Holiday recess K.T. Murphy Elementary School Tuesday: School Spirit Day “P.J.’s,” “K” Holiday Rotation 9 a.m. – noon; 1:20 p.m. early dismissal Wednesday through Friday: Holiday recess Newfield […] [Read More]
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Stamford School Notes – Week of Dec. 15

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Elementary Schools Davenport Ridge Elementary School Monday: First Grade Trip to Polar Express Wednesday through Friday: Early Release- Report Card Conferences Hart Magnet Elementary School Monday: Math PD for grades one and two all day Tuesday: CST meetings all day Wednesday: Hart School day at California Pizza Wednesday through Friday: Early Release 1:15 p.m. for […] [Read More]
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SHS paper wins a gold medal for student journalism

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The Round Table, the online student newspaper at Stamford High School, was recently awarded a Gold Medal by Columbia University’s Scholastic Press Association. The association, an organization of student-journalists, conducts annual “medalist critiques” of member-papers, grading papers on a 1000-point scale. The Round Table received the critique’s top honors with 910 points. Judges from the […] [Read More]
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Stamford schools superintendent’s speech transcript

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Schools Superintendent Winifred Hamilton spoke to teachers at Stamford High early Monday morning about the school’s ongoing leadership crisis. Hamilton spoke from prepared remarks that she shared with The Advocate. Characterizing the ongoing controversy as “the subject of frenzy and a huge distraction for our district,” Hamilton told the teachers that she “shared (their) desire […] [Read More]
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Stamford superintendent speaks to high school staff

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Schools Superintendent Winifred Hamilton spoke to teachers at Stamford High early Monday morning about the school’s ongoing leadership crisis. Two of the building’s top administrators, Principal Donna Valentine and Assistant Principal Roth Nordin have been on paid suspension since October for failing to report suspicions of a sexual relationship between a teacher and a student. […] [Read More]
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Stamford School Notes – The Week of Dec. 8

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Elementary Schools Davenport Ridge Elementary School Wednesday: Early Release Hart Magnet Elementary School Tuesday: Hart Magnet Orientation 1 p.m. CST meetings all day Wednesday: Early Release PD District Based Friday: Fun Day at Hart School – Sports Jersey Day K.T. Murphy Elementary School Tuesday: SGC Meeting 6:45 p.m. Wednesday: Early Dismissal 1:20 p.m.; PD District; […] [Read More]
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Stamford High non-vote an “Orwellian novel”

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The SHS Round Table, the student paper over at Stamford High School, got several teachers on record today discussing their frustration over the postponement of a no-confidence vote in Principal Donna Valentine (as reported by The Advocate here). “I thought we lived in a democracy – not in a totalitarian state,” English teacher Fred Kelly […] [Read More]
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Lottery open for 2015-16 magnet school admission

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Applications will be accepted from today, Monday, November 17, until March 2, 2015.  Stamford is home to four magnet elementary schools: Hart, for science, math and technology; Toquam for social studies; Westover for mastery learning, problem solving and the arts; and the Rogers International Baccalaureate program. For information on applying for the lottery, click here. [Read More]
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