District News & Announcements

BOE Column

posted May 18, 2017, 12:23 PM by Patti Renaud   [ updated May 18, 2017, 12:23 PM ]

The Glastonbury Citizen newspaper regularly publishes articles submitted by the Glastonbury Board of Education. Click here for our most recent Board column titled Principals' Unforgettable Moments. Previous articles can be found on the From the BOE....webpage.

Redistricting Information Update

posted May 9, 2017, 10:26 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated May 9, 2017, 10:27 AM ]

At the Board of Education meeting on May 8, 2017, the Board established a timeline for determining an elementary redistricting plan. For their May 22 Board meeting, all parents comments and preferences as well as Board questions will be made public both in the Board packet and by posting on the Elementary Redistricting web page. During the meeting, the Board will discuss the comments and the answers that have been provided by staff and consultants. The Board will also determine if they need additional information.

A Public Hearing has been set for June 5 at 7:30 pm in Town Council Chambers. The public will have the opportunity to share their ideas and preferences.

The Board will next meet on June 12 at 7:30 pm in Town Council Chambers in order to make a final decision on a scenario and any changes they wish to make to that scenario. Board members wish to make the decision, if possible, before the school year ends and parents go on vacation and are unable to attend meetings.

2017-2018 Administrative Changes

posted May 5, 2017, 1:39 PM by Patti Renaud   [ updated May 5, 2017, 1:40 PM ]

Mr. James Gregorski, current Principal of Gideon Welles School, has been appointed Smith Middle School Principal beginning July 1, 2017. Mr. Gregorski will replace Stephen Falcigno who has been serving as acting principal since December when Principal Donna Schilke retired. Mr. Falcigno will return to his Smith Middle School Assistant Principal position next school year. We greatly appreciate his time and efforts in stepping up to temporarily fill the principal position.

Mr. Gregorski has been a successful administrator at the middle school level, including his past service as an assistant principal at Smith Middle School. Student achievement has grown dramatically under his collaborative leadership with the exceptional staff at Gideon Welles. He will undoubtedly continue to value his partnership with the equally exceptional staff at Smith Middle School.

Mr. Scott Hurwitz will serve as acting principal at Gideon Welles School next year. Mr. Hurwitz, the current assistant principal at Gideon, has proven to be a terrific educational leader and has a bright future ahead of him in administration. Ms. Marta Krzemien will transfer from Smith Middle School as an acting assistant principal to become the Special Education Supervisor at Gideon Welles School. We know she will continue to excel in this role.

Eastbury School Incident

posted May 5, 2017, 1:39 PM by Patti Renaud   [ updated May 5, 2017, 1:39 PM ]

On the morning of Thursday, May 4, several Eastbury Elementary School students felt faint and dizzy during a chorus rehearsal in the cafeteria. Students who felt ill were taken to the hospital to be examined and their parents were notified immediately. The remaining students and staff were evacuated taken by bus to nearby Gideon Welles School. Parents where notified and asked to pick up their children at Gideon. The Eastbury school air systems have been thoroughly checked and it appears the school ventilation and circulation system malfunctioned leading to an overheated cafeteria. All the students are healthy and school resumed at Eastbury the next day.

Administrator Award

posted May 5, 2017, 1:38 PM by Patti Renaud   [ updated May 5, 2017, 1:38 PM ]

Mrs. Cindy Parsons was recently recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Art Education Supervisor by the Connecticut Art Education Association. Professionals like Mrs. Parsons set the standard for quality art education and we are delighted she was recognized in this way. Congratulations Mrs. Parsons!

End of the Year Dismissal Schedule

posted May 3, 2017, 11:12 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated May 3, 2017, 11:12 AM ]

Please see the attached schedule which includes school ending times for the last week of school in June.

Budget Update

posted Apr 30, 2017, 4:26 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Apr 30, 2017, 4:27 AM ]

On April 24, 2017 the Board of Education voted to identify over $3.3 million in reductions from next year's 2017-2018 education budget. The majority of these reductions (over $3 million) were required by the Glastonbury Town Council in response to Governor Malloy's proposed reduction in state education funding. An additional $250,000 was reduced in order to accommodate a decrease in personnel turnover savings expected next year. This exceptionally large budget reduction presents many challenges for our district. However, the Board of Education worked in earnest to prepare a final budget that would preserve the priority our district places on student instruction. To see what line items were reduced, view budget documents, and learn about the school budget process, please visit the BOE Budget page of our website.

BOE Column

posted Apr 30, 2017, 4:21 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Apr 30, 2017, 4:22 AM ]

The Glastonbury Citizen newspaper regularly publishes articles submitted by the Glastonbury Board of Education. Click here for our most recent Board column titled Board Reviewing Redistricting Options. Previous articles can be found on the From the BOE....webpage.

Art Shows 2017

posted Apr 19, 2017, 10:18 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Apr 19, 2017, 10:18 AM ]

Every spring our Glastonbury schools present Art Shows to display and celebrate our student artists. Please see the school art show schedule, below. The Glastonbury High School Art Show, to which the public is invited to attend and enjoy, will be held on May 31, 2017 from 2:30 to 7:00 pm in the art department on the second floor of GHS. A year's worth of projects, including student work in art, computer art, and video, will be on display. 

Agriscience Spring Fair

posted Apr 19, 2017, 7:43 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Apr 19, 2017, 7:43 AM ]

The Glastonbury Regional Agriscience & Technology Program is hosting the annual Spring Fair. This is a FREE event that is open to the public and appropriate for children of all ages. A variety of companion and farm animals, plants, tractors, and exciting activities will be available. Please review the schedule and RSVP accordingly by April 21st to Patty Callahan, (860) 652-7200 x1101, CallahanP@Glastonburyus.org
  • Thursday, May 4:  Program for seventh graders and GHS classes. Various tours and exhibits scheduled.  Please call to reserve a tour. 
  • Thursday, May 4:  Community members and program families are welcome to join us after-school from 2:30–6pm!
  • Friday, May 5:  Program for elementary/nursery/pre-school students. Various tours scheduled from 8:30 am –12 noon. Please call to reserve a tour.

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