GPS District Digest
Stories, news and updates from Greenwich Public Schools
Thank you for a wonderful 2019-2020 School Year!
Thank you for your patience, kindness, and hard work during one of the most unique school years in the past 30 years as an educator.
This will be our final GPS District Digest for the 2019-2020 school year, thank you for reading and we will see you soon for our 2020-2021 school year!
Have a wonderful summer!
Greenwich High School Graduation
The Greenwich High School Class of 2020 graduated with a ceremony where seniors were able to walk across a stage with their fellow housemates, and then join a live-streamed graduation ceremony, featuring Headmaster Ralph Mayo, Chair of the Board of Education Peter Bernstein, Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones, Commencement Speaker Former New York Yankees Baseball Player Mark Teixiera, and other distinguished guests and speakers.
Congratulations to our 2020 Valedictorians, Zachary Wang and Melissa Woo, and our 2020 Salutatorians, Anne-Emilie Rouffiac and Justin Speaker. Additionally, congratulations to the 85 students who won Headmaster Awards and to the numerous other students who were recognized during the Senior Awards Ceremony.
Photo credit for image of Headmaster Mr. Mayo and Superintendent Dr. Jones: Lisa Bologna
Graduation Celebrations Across the District
Greenwich High School Senior Videos
Director of Athletics Gus Lindine shared a video of the many scholar-athletes at Greenwich High School who have signed on to play their respective sports at the collegiate level.
Additionally, Senior DJ Furano, compiled a video highlighting our Class of 2020 student-athletes in their final year as Cardinals. The video celebrates the passion and talent of our impressive athletes!
End of Year Festivities!
North Mianus School 5th Grade Scavenger Hunt
Fifth grade families at North Mianus School participated in a Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Led by Fifth Grade Teacher Ms. Julie Cofone, Scavenger Hunt clues and destination spots were in some way related to the city of Philadelphia to give students and their families a fun, engaging learning experience in lieu of their annual class trip to Philadelphia. It was a great turnout for this event!
New Lebanon School Art Show
Musical Performances Across the District
North Street School and Old Greenwich School Bands Collaborate
Greenwich High School Jazz Ensemble
Under the direction of Mr. Jason Polise, the GHS Jazz Ensemble, once again virtually collaborated for an incredible performance of, Groove Merchant by Thad Jones, which features 22 students playing their parts at home and then assembled digitally by Mr. Polise.
Greenwich High School Virtual Composer Showcase
For more than 35 years, Composers Showcase has been an annual live concert of music composed and performed by students at Greenwich High School in CT. This year, the Showcase was moved to virtual performances, check out the video and playlist audio to hear the great performances!
Virtual Performances include:
We Are Not The Same music by Kyle Vivier, lyrics and melody by Dina Marie Bisignano
January by Charlie Adorney
Haul5 by Preston Bitteker
Baby by Avalon Chadwick
Good Lord by James Slavin
All Alone by Seldon Salaj & Avalon Chadwick with Jake Ryb
Burn by Kyle Yusi
What You Gonna Do About It by Bryn Kummell, vocals & ukulele
Vibin’ It by Braede Bailey
Long Time Coming by Sela Turkel
From the Bottom by John Zuccerella
Everything Changed When The Fire Nation Attacked by Kyle Vivier
For Me by Andrew Nahm
Hymn To The Damned by Ryan LaPietra
As One by Andrew Alford
Space by Ryan March
Boss by Wenhao Ruan
Beast of Possibility by George Wheelock