District News & Announcements


Best School District in Hartford Area

posted Aug 15, 2018, 5:45 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Aug 15, 2018, 5:49 AM ]

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
Niche has ranked Glastonbury Public Schools the number one school district in the Hartford Area for 2019. Please click here for the Niche rankings. 








Two New Administrators

posted Jul 25, 2018, 5:15 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Jul 25, 2018, 5:20 AM ]

photo of Mrs. Herwerth
New Assistant Principal/Special Education Supervisor
Mrs. Kimberly Herwerth has been appointed Assistant Principal/Special Education Supervisor at Gideon Welles School. Mrs. Herwerth has served as a School Counselor at Glastonbury High School for nearly 20 years. Prior to that, she worked in both special education and crisis counseling. Gideon Welles is fortunate to welcome such a knowledgeable, experienced, and conscientious 
educator.




Photo of Mrs. Lopez
New Assistant Principal
Mrs. Leslie Lopez has been appointed Assistant Principal at Smith Middle School. Mrs. Lopez has worked at Glastonbury Schools for the past 13 years as a band teacher in grades four to six. Before coming to Glastonbury, she taught band in East Hartford for six years. Mrs. Lopez is highly regarded by her students, their families, and her colleagues. Her listening and leadership skills will be a great asset to Smith Middle School.





Release Schedule for Student Class and Bus Assignments

posted Jun 25, 2018, 6:01 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Jun 25, 2018, 6:04 AM ]

Please see attached for information regarding parent notification of student schedules, class placements and bus assignments.

BOE Column

posted Jun 14, 2018, 11:57 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Jun 14, 2018, 11:57 AM ]

The Glastonbury Citizen newspaper regularly publishes articles submitted by the Glastonbury Board of Education. Click here for our most recent Board column titled: Students Leave Their Mark. Previous articles can be found on the From the BOE....webpage.

District Receives Civic Engagement Award

posted Jun 6, 2018, 11:35 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Jun 6, 2018, 12:06 PM ]

logo with apple with US flag markings of stripes and stars and text surrounding apple: Red, White & Blue Schools

Glastonbury Public Schools was recognized by the Connecticut Office of the Secretary of State and the State of Connecticut Department of Education as a 2017-2018 Red, White & Blue School District. This distinction is awarded to schools that foster strong civic engagement among students. The theme for this school year's award was local community engagement. The recognition is a wonderful reflection of the work of our History and Social Sciences Department and the abundant and meaningful connections between our school district, it's curriculum, and the Glastonbury community.

End of the Year Dismissal Schedule

posted Jun 5, 2018, 10:52 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Jun 5, 2018, 10:52 AM ]

Please see the attached schedule. It includes school ending times by school starting June 15 through the end of the school year.

New Principals!

posted May 31, 2018, 5:49 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated May 31, 2018, 5:49 AM ]

headshot photo of Kent Hurlburt
Mr. Kent Hurlburt has been appointed Principal of Gideon Welles School starting July 1. There is no doubt he will continue our tradition of excellent leadership at Gideon Welles. Mr. Hurlburt has served as Principal of Buttonball Lane Elementary School for the last seven years. His experience also includes working as a fifth and sixth grade teacher in West Hartford, as an assistant principal in Burlington, as a past principal of Naubuc School in Glastonbury, and as a principal in Wallingford. He brings a positive spirit and contagious enthusiasm to every task, as the Gideon Welles community will soon discover!

headshot photo of Janet Balthazar
Mrs. Janet Balthazar will replace Mr. Hurlburt as the new Principal of Buttonball Lane Elementary School. Mrs. Balthazar has served as the Principal of Eastbury Elementary School for the last six years. She began her teaching career in Glastonbury teaching third grade at Hebron Avenue Elementary and fifth grade at Gideon Welles. She also served as an assistant principal at three different schools including Gideon Welles as well as a middle school and an elementary school in Colchester. Mrs. Balthazar is admired throughout the district for her energy and compassion. We are certain the Buttonball Lane community will be delighted with their new leader.

BOE Column

posted May 17, 2018, 8:44 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated May 17, 2018, 8:44 AM ]

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.

Outstanding Music Education Award

posted Apr 26, 2018, 11:43 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Apr 26, 2018, 11:43 AM ]

Logo of graduation hat inside circle with the text: 2018 Best Communities for Music Education


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. 



National Art Awards

posted Apr 26, 2018, 8:54 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Apr 26, 2018, 8:54 AM ]

Photo of Director of Art, 2 art students holding plaques, and Board Chairperson

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 Chair Susan Karp.

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