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!

Dr. Jones

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

GHS graduation
Photo credit: Lisa Bologna

Graduation Celebrations Across the District

8th Grade Graduation Ceremonies at EMS, CMS and WMS took place on Thursday, June 11th
5th Grade Graduation Ceremonies across the District took place on Friday, June 12th

Greenwich High School Senior Videos

Greenwich High School Seniors shared their future plans, showcasing their college, university or military service of choice. Check out the impressive next steps for our graduating seniors! Also, enjoy the great sendoff video from our GHS PTA.

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

New Lebanon School students showcased their artistic abilities for the annual District Art Show. This year, New Lebanon School art teachers set-up a virtual display for these students. Check out the great artwork!

Musical Performances Across the District

North Street School and Old Greenwich School Bands Collaborate

North Street School and Old Greenwich School's 4th and 5th grade band members joined forces to collaborate on a musical composition of the score from Star Wars. Students practiced in their homes and then video recorded themselves playing their section. Each part was compiled into a single video, resulting in an incredible performance from these talented musicians!

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

ISD's Gettysburg Challenge

In lieu of their annual end of year Art Show, Art Teacher Ferris Buddy at the International School at Dundee, shared a video of ISD students participating in the Gettysburg Challenge, where students use their creativity to recreate famous paintings and artwork. Check out the great work from these students!