GPS District Digest

Stories, news and updates from Greenwich Public Schools

Movie Night at Glenville School

Students and families gathered on the field of Glenville School last Friday evening for a night at the movies. The night featured, Paddington, the top-voted movie by students and a special takeaway of Glenville Gator-branded glow-in-the-dark beach balls for students and families to toss around as the sun went down. Movie Night was organized and sponsored by Glenville's PTA.
Glenville students and families gather for a movie night at Glenville School

Greenwich Color Challenge at ISD is coming up soon!

The Greenwich Color Challenge at ISD is just over two weeks away. On Saturday, October 5th starting at 9:00am, there will be a color fun run that includes a 1.5 mile run/walk and obstacle course including 10+ obstacle stations and 6 color powder stations where participants are dusted with color. It is a wonderful celebration of color, family, friends and fun where everyone gets decked out in their most colorful accessories and comes ready to run, walk, jump, climb, dodge, duck, laugh and have a great time! Over 610 people from all over Greenwich participated last year! Registration is open.

State Score Reports Coming Soon

Student score reports will begin release on Friday, September 20. Hard copies of the report will be sent home for parents and students. For help understanding how to read the report, we've provided a sample report for assistance that helps decipher the Lexile® and Quantile® measures.

The Lexile® is a measure of both reading ability and text complexity. This measure can be used to find books and materials that match a student’s reading ability and interests. The Quantile® measure can be used to find math activities that match a student’s ability and goals. Parents and teachers can use these websites to find books, resources, and activities that can improve students’ understanding of the content.

GHS Teacher Selected as Finalist for CT Book Award

Greenwich High School Social Studies teacher, Michael Belanger, is a finalist for the 2019 Connecticut Book Award for the category, "Spirit of Connecticut." According to Connecticut's Center for the Book, the awards recognize and honor authors who have created books in or about the state in the past year. Mr. Belanger's book, The History of Jane Doe, is a young adult novel centered on high school and explores the complex themes of the age, including depression and mental illness. Mr. Belanger said, "I’m honored and humbled to be a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award. Teaching at Greenwich High School has given me plenty of creative fodder these last ten years, and beyond that, the ability to write with empathy about the challenges young people face...I also believe my writing life has had a profound impact on my work with students. The collaborative environment at GHS has taught me far more about creativity and the power of words than I’ll ever be able to express and my community of colleagues and students has made a generally solitary pursuit feel a little less lonely."

Projects Update

Cardinal Stadium Bleachers:

Following the latest Cardinal Stadium Committee Meeting on August 22, 2019, meeting minutes and documentation are available.

  • KG+D Architects, Russ Davidson, presented updates on progress towards 60% design development of the “under the bleacher” field house, replacement visitor bleachers, and replacement lighting.

  • Discussion from the committee included safety around the “under the bleacher” field house, the land use and residential zoning process, ADA compliance, BET conditions, track size, heating options, and light replacement.

A discussion of solutions for Cardinal Stadium bleacher development will occur at a future Board of Education meeting, date to be determined.

Shoring-up of Cardinal Stadium Bleachers:

Last spring, during an assessment of the bleachers at Cardinal Stadium, it was determined that they were not up to current codes. Quick action was undertaken to explore possible solutions, and ultimately it was decided that the bleachers would be shored up to ensure safety for students, parents and the general public. With a generous gift from the Greenwich Athletic Foundation to complete this work, the bleachers at Cardinal Stadium were opened and ready for use last weekend.

Upcoming events across the District

Board of Education - Business Meeting

Thurs., Sept. 19 • 7:00pm
New Lebanon School

Greenwich Color Run

Sat., Oct. 5 • 9:00am

International School at Dundee

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