District News and Announcements

Congratulations Donn Cabral!
Glastonbury is so proud of our hometown Olympian!
Donn Cabral, GHS Class of 2008 competed in the Olympic Steeplechase on August 17, 2016. Many members of the Glastonbury community gathered to watch the race live streamed in the high school auditorium. While Donn may not have won a medal, he remains an outstanding role model and representative of our town and our country!
 
Air Conditioning Our SchoolsOn Tuesday, July 12, 2016 the Glastonbury Town Council decided (in a 5 to 4 vote) not to send the issue of air conditioning Gideon Welles, Buttonball Lane Elementary, Hebron Avenue Elementary, Hopewell Elementary, and Naubuc Elementary schools to public referendum this November. Our Board of Education and administration believe air conditioning our schools is necessary in order to provide an appropriate learning environment for our students and working environment for our staff. It remains a top priority for us and we will continue to support a future opportunity for citizens to vote on this important issue. More information on air conditioning our schools can be found on the BOE Reports page.

New Administrator
--Laura Norbut has been appointed as a new Assistant Principal of Smith Middle School, replacing Kate Lund who took a position in our school system as Supervisor of Secondary English. Miss Norbut has taught History/Social Studies at Westbrook Middle School, Glastonbury High School, and Smith Middle School. She received a bachelor's degree from Sacred Heart University, a master's degree from the College of William and Mary and her administrative certification from UConn. Described as a smart, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable leader, Miss Norbut is also extremely well versed in teacher preparation, evaluation, and curriculum. She will continue in her new role as an excellent asset to our school system.

BOE ColumnThe Glastonbury Citizen newspaper regularly publishes articles submitted by the Glastonbury Board of Education. Please click here to view our most recent article, It's Always Bittersweet. Previous articles can be found here.

Summer Reading and Summer Math—Glastonbury Public Schools asks all students in grades 1-12 to participate in our summer reading program. We have also developed math activities to help students maintain and strengthen their mathematics skills over the summer months. Please visit our Summer Reading and Summer Math websites to help guide and inform students at each grade level.

Plan for Eastbury School ClosingOn May 16, 2016 the Board of Education passed a resolution stating that the Board intends to close Eastbury School beginning with the 2018-19 school year. The resolution includes a number of guidelines regarding a review of enrollment, housing and development in town, redistricting options, class sizes, and building utilization. Please click here to review the resolution.

Summer Enrichment Camps--School staff members will be offering a variety of summer camp programs for students. Because these camps are tuition based, there is no cost to the Board of Education. For a complete listing of summer enrichment opportunities, please visit our Summer Camps website. Program brochures are also available at the Glastonbury Public Schools Central Operations office, 628 Hebron Avenue, building two.

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 awards and recognition received by Glastonbury Public School staff members.

GPS Dates to Remember


Visit the Planetarium!

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Community Newsletter

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