GPS District Digest

Stories, news, and updates from Greenwich Public Schools

September 23, 2021 (volume 3, issue 2)

Ready for Issue 2?

We got some great feedback about the GPS District Digest's first issue of school year. This issue, you will get to read about our high school students doing great things, see wonderful photos shared by our families around the District, and get a glimpse of our social media posts of events happening, in and out of the classroom.

We hope you enjoy!

Greenwich Alliance for Education

If you don't know about all of the great things Greenwich Alliance for Education does for us, maybe it's time. Launched in 2006 as the local education foundation supporting students at GPS, they have dedicated more than $3.8 million to funding innovation, expanding opportunities, and inspiring educators. Have you subscribed to the Alliance newsletter yet? We highly recommend it.

Save The Date: The Greenwich Alliance 11th Annual Turkey Trot is scheduled for Saturday, November 27. Be on the lookout for instructions on how to register.

Community Service Hours needed? Volunteers are needed at the Turkey Trot from 8:30-11:30 AM to help with set up and clean up, work the food tent and registration area, and help along the course. Send an email to the organizers to sign up now!

National Day of Service and Remembrance

On September 10, Greenwich High School students, faculty, and staff participated in the annual September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance with a food drive dedicated to helping those less fortunate in the Greenwich community.

With the help of the Roots & Shoots Club and the Neighbor to Neighbor Club, they collected more 1,300 items that will benefit the Neighbor to Neighbor Food Pantry.

Click on the images below to get a closeup look at the action.

What's Up, Doc?

Congratulations to Hamilton Avenue School's principal, Shanta Smith, for earning her Doctor of Education degree from the University of Pennsylvania. We are all beaming with pride for her great achievement!

Dr. Smith has proudly been with GPS since July of 2019. She had started her education career in 2000 as an elementary school teacher at District of Columbia Public Schools.

Way to go Doc!

(photo by Tyler Sizemore/Hearst Connecticut Media)

Say Cheese!

Our readers submitted some great shots to the GPS District Digest of their children coming to school this month. Let's see your great camera work! πŸ“·

NPR Honorable Mention

This past spring, National Public Radio announced the winners of the 2021 Student Podcast Challenge, and congratulations go out to GHS’ seniors John Trudeau, Sophie Jaeger, Isabelle Ritchie, and Catherine Utzinger for earning an Honorable Mention for their podcast, The Mystery of Roanoke Island.

Students all over the country recorded interviews, edited tape, created home studios, and read their stories into a microphone. The contest brought more than 2,600 podcasts from 47 states and the District of Columbia.

Great job, Cardinals!

Around the GPS Twitterverse

Click on the images below to see what our administrators have been sharing on social media!

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