District News & Announcements


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.

Congratulations Mr. Hurwitz!

posted Apr 26, 2018, 8:47 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Apr 26, 2018, 8:48 AM ]

photo of Principal Hurwitz smiling and holding up a plaque

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 benefitted from his exceptional expertise and compassion through the years. 

Education Budget Update

posted Apr 24, 2018, 7:26 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Apr 24, 2018, 8:07 AM ]

On April 23, 2018 the Board of Education voted on $383,000 of reductions from next year's (2018-2019) education budget. The Board chose areas they felt would impact student instruction the least. Reductions were made in supplies and equipment as well as in curriculum and professional development. In addition, the magnet school account was reduced due to lower enrollment, and the food service health insurance account was reduced due to increased school meal purchases.

As always, the Board will continue to monitor class sizes through the spring and summer and will make any necessary adjustments to accommodate enrollment. More information about the school budget can be found on the BOE Budget page

BOE Column

posted Apr 19, 2018, 10:46 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Apr 19, 2018, 10:46 AM ]

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

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