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Photo of single peach rose and leaves with quote: "Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses." —Alphonse Karr

District News and Announcements

Photo of Hopewell Principal Kathleen Murphy, Parent Lori Lucey, Art Teacher Dawn Mistretta and two elementary students with recognition plaque.
Kindness Garden
Leaders of the Hopewell Kindness Rocks Garden were recently honored at a Board of Education meeting. The project was also spotlighted on the Better CT television program. Please click to the right to view the inspiring video. In February, Hopewell School will host the founder of the Kindness Rocks Project, Megan Murphy. We are proud of the Hopewell community and how they are working to cultivate kindness!

Board of Education Column—The Glastonbury Citizen newspaper regularly publishes articles submitted by the Glastonbury Board of Education. Click here for our most recent Board column titled: What You are Asking About (Part 1). Previous articles can be found on the From the BOE....webpage.

District Receives Communications AwardsThe Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) recently recognized Glastonbury Public Schools with several Bonnie B. Carney Awards of Excellence for Educational Communications. The award categories are "District Budget" (for our Board of Education's 2018-2019 Budget document), "School Calendar" (for the district's 2017-2018 Art School Calendar), and "Special Audio-Visual Project" (for the district's 2017 Veterans Day slideshow). Our district also received an Honorable Mention for our community newsletter, School Report.

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Teacher of the Year 2018-2019!
—Congratulations to Mr. Rob Rose, Glastonbury Public Schools's 2018 Teacher of the Year! Mr. Rose has taught English at Smith Middle School for 15 years. His passion and dedication to the profession and to his students is unparalleled. He is beloved by students and staff alike. And he is always at the forefront of developments in teaching and technology, sharing his time and creativity generously. We are delighted to have Mr. Rose join the ranks of our esteemed Teachers of the Year. Mr. Rose was also recently selected as a CT State Teacher of the Year semifinalist!!

Change in Inclement Weather School Delay TimesThe district has changed its standard school delay time from 90 minutes to 2 (two) hours. This additional time will provide a better opportunity for roads to be cleared for the safety of buses traveling in inclement weather. Click here for more information on school closings and delays.

Image of certificate:  Congratulations, Niche is proud to recognize Glastonbury School District for achieving the rank of #1 Best School Districts in Hartford Area, August 2018
Best School District in Hartford Area—Niche has ranked Glastonbury Public Schools the number one school district in the Hartford Area for 2019. Please click here for the Niche rankings. 


Staff Recognition--We are proud to share some of the many accomplishments of our staff and schools. Please click here to learn more about recent staff awards and recognition.
Blue box with red border and 5 gold stars with text: Congratulations! GHS Boys Soccer, 2018 CT Class LL State Champs! The 5th State Championship for GHS Boys Soccer in 6 years!

Hopewell's Kindness Garden

GPS Dates to Remember

Community Newsletter

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