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District News and Announcements

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: Moments Worth Remembering. Previous articles can be found on the From the BOE....webpage.

close-up photo of red begoniasMay Plant Sale
It's finally starting to feel like spring, so it's the perfect time to stop by the Glastonbury FFA Annual Spring Plant Sale! There are a variety of hanging baskets, bedding plants and vegetables available for purchase. The sale benefits the Glastonbury FFA and the community is invited! Please stop by the greenhouse in the back of Glastonbury High School Monday to Friday 8:30 am–3:00 pm and Wednesdays from 8:30 am-3:30 pm, May 3 to May 25th. Click here for the Plant Sale Flyer. Any questions please call (860) 652-7200 x 1101 or email Nicole Hodges at

Award Logo of circle with graduation cap inside and text: 2018 BEST Communities for Music EducationOutstanding Music Education Award—For the sixth year in a row Glastonbury Public Schools has been recognized by the NAMM Foundation (National Association of Music Merchants) for its outstanding commitment to music education. Glastonbury joins 16 Connecticut school districts in receiving the "Best Communities for Music Education" designation. 

Photo of Mr. Hurwitz smiling and holding up a plaqueCongratulations Mr. Hurwitz!—Gideon Welles Acting Principal Scott Hurwitz was presented with the School Superintendents Association's Educational Administration Scholarship Award at their 2018 national conference. Mr. Hurwitz was recognized for his excellence in school administration. He champions a school culture where "we are all learners." His students and school community have certainly benefited from his exceptional expertise and compassion through the years. 

Education Budget UpdatePlease visit the BOE Budget page for information on both next year's school budget and that of the current year. A May 9, 2018 Board of Education Budget Reiteration document was recently posted which includes the recent restoration of funds from the State of Connecticut.

Air Conditioning—Installation of air conditioning in the classrooms of our elementary schools continues this spring and summer. It is expected that all our elementary classrooms will be air conditioned by August 1, 2018. We look forward to beginning the process of air conditioning Gideon Welles School soon as well.

image of blue halo with text Summer Camp 2018Summer 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.

Kindergarten Registration—If you have not yet registered you student for kindergarten for the 20182019 school year, it is important that you do so immediately. Visit the Kindergarten Registration website for more information.

RedistrictingInformation on elementary school redistricting can be found on our Elementary School Redistricting webpage.

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 received by Glastonbury Public School staff members.

Community Newsletter

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GPS Dates to Remember

National Art Awards

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Congratulations to two GHS Art students, winners of the National Scholastic Art Awards. Pictured (left to right): Director of Art Cindy Parsons, Boris Gramajo (Gold Key for sculpture), Isabella D'Alessandro (Silver medal for fashion), and Board Chairman Susan Karp.

The Glastonbury Planetarium

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