GPS District Digest

Stories, news, and updates from Greenwich Public Schools

October 21, 2021 (volume 3, issue 4)

There's So Much More in Issue Number 4

Has it been two weeks already since our last issue of the GPS District Digest? Time sure does fly. The newest issue is packed with some great information, photos, social media postings, and s'more.

We hope you have as much fun reading it as we had putting it all together for you.

Enjoy Issue 4!

GPS District Digest

University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Awards

Congratulations to Greenwich High School teachers Mr. John DeLuca, Ms. Sarah McConville, Mr. John Miller, and Mr. Ian Tiedemann for winning the University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award.

This distinguished award has existed for more than three decades. Students accepted into the University of Chicago Class of 2025 were asked to nominate an educator whose guidance has helped them along the path toward intellectual growth. Responses were received from thousands of students in recognition of educators who have positively impacted their lives.

You can join a virtual event celebrating this year’s winners on Monday, October 25 at 8 PM featuring Dean of Admissions Jim Nondorf. You can register to watch the presentation using their Zoom link.

Turn Back the Clock πŸ•°

When a postcard more than 100 years old surfaced at the Havemeyer Building this week, we decided to look at the differences in 290 Greenwich Avenue through the years. How many do you see?

A woman named Annabelle sent this postcard on December 30, 1913 to her friend, Miss Floretta Weed in Morris Park, Queens, NY to let her know she was going to spend a few days in our lovely town and to wish her a happy New Year in 1914.

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11th Annual Turkey Trot πŸ¦ƒ πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Registration is now open for Greenwich Alliance for Education's 11th Annual Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 27. It is considered to be the largest community event of the Thanksgiving weekend and proceeds support Alliance programs benefiting Greenwich Public School students and teachers.

Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children 13 years old or younger, but the price increases on November 1 and again on race day.

The school with the greatest student/faculty/family participation wins $500 for new PE equipment.

Don't be a turkey and register now!

A turkey mascot finished the Trot in 2019.

Twitter Tuesday Part Deux ✌

Coming off the great success of GPS' inaugural "Twitter Tuesday" with Glenville's Snappy the Gator on the District's Twitter account, we ran it back and enlisted Western Middle School's assistant principal, Mr. Kerry Gavin, to take over the reins for a day. Starting with his amazing morning announcements, touring classrooms, going over school bus safety, and watching some exciting sporting events, Mr. Gavin gave us all a great inside look at a day in the life of a Wildcat. Thanks Mr. Gavin for everything you do!

Extra! Extra! πŸ“°

Read all about it! Here at GPS, we have so many great newsletters for you to get information on all things GPS. We offer s'more than just with our flagship newsletter, the GPS District Digest. GPS Capital Projects Update is chock full of great information on our capital projects around the District. Together We Can comes directly from the Office of Special Education and Student Supports. All About Academics: K-8 provides curriculum updates from our coordinators. All About ALP provides two-way communication between parents and our Advanced Learning Program leadership team.

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Around the GPS Twitterverse

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