District News and Announcements
Posted January 8, 2019
Any child who will be five years of age on or before January 1, 2020 and meets all residency requirements is eligible to begin kindergarten at the start of the 2019-2020 school year. A letter will be mailed in January to all potential students of whom our district is aware. The letter includes instructions for our registration process.
After pre-registering students online, parents/guardians will be prompted to schedule a brief session with our registrar at the central office. Families will need to bring the necessary documents for the registrar to scan. This will complete the registration process. Please complete the online pre-registration for your kindergarten student as soon as possible. Appointments with the registrar are available starting January 2nd. Visit the Kindergarten Registration website for more information.
Board Approves Next Year's Budget
Posted January 8, 2019
At their January 7th meeting, the Board of Education voted to adopt a $109,158,898 education budget for the 2019-2020 school year. This is an increase of 3.6% to the current operating budget.
Next, the Superintendent and the Board of Education will present this budget at the Annual Town Meeting on January 24, 2019 at 7 pm in the Town Hall Town Council Chambers. The BOE Budget page of our website provides more information on the budget process.
Board of Education Column
Posted December 13, 2018
Board Approves School Calendars
Posted December 11, 2018
Glastonbury Citizens Invited to Budget Workshops
Posted November 27, 2018
The Board of Education welcomes citizen input as it prepares next year's education budget. The Board invites all citizens to its budget workshops. Workshops will be held on January 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at 6:00 pm in Town Council Chambers. At the January 7th Board of Education meeting, the Board will vote to adopt its budget for 2019-20. Please visit the BOE Budget page for information, documents, and to confirm meetings.
New Bus/Van Tracking App
Posted November 26, 2018
We recently launched the Versatrans My Stop App for parents and guardians. This program helps our transportation department in several ways. In addition, it allows parents, guardians, and students to track their buses and vans in a secure, web-based application. Please click here to learn more about the Versatrans My Stop App.
GHS Boys Soccer Wins Yet Another State Title!!
Posted November 20, 2018
Congratulations to Coach Landers and the 2018 Glastonbury High School Boys Soccer Team!
Posted November 1, 2018
Leaders of the Hopewell Kindness Rocks Garden were recently honored at a Board of Education meeting. The project was also spotlighted on the Better CT television program. See the segment below. In February, Hopewell School will host the Kindness Rocks Project founder, Megan Murphy. We are proud of the Hopewell community and how they are working to cultivate kindness!
GHS Drama Production
Posted October 23, 2018
The Glastonbury High School Drama Club will present Twelve Angry Jurors in the GHS auditorium on November 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th at 7:00 pm. Come and enjoy this updated version of the classic courtroom drama Twelve Angry Men. Watch and listen as GHS’s talented drama club “jurors” grapple with questions of morals, values, reasonable doubt, and consensus building. Tickets are $6 for students and GHS teachers, $10 for seniors, and $13 for adults. Just click here to purchase. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Doors open at 6:30 pm. For more information, please call 860-652-7200 x11032.
District Receives Communications Awards
Posted October 17, 2018
The Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) recently recognized Glastonbury Public Schools with several Bonnie B. Carney Awards of Excellence for Educational Communications. The award categories are "District Budget" (for our Board of Education's 2018-2019 Budget document), "School Calendar" (for the district's 2017-2018 Art School Calendar), and "Special Audio-Visual Project" (for the district's 2017 Veterans Day slideshow). Our district also received an Honorable Mention for our community newsletter, School Report.
Posted September 1, 2018
Air conditioning all of our schools has been a top priority for Glastonbury Public Schools for many years. We are pleased to report that all our school classroom and libraries, with the exception of Gideon Welles School, are now air conditioned. We look forward to completing the air conditioning of Gideon Welles School in the spring or summer of 2019.
Teacher of the Year 2018-2019!!
Posted August 28, 2018
Congratulations to Mr. Robert Rose, Glastonbury Public Schools's 2018 Teacher of the Year! Mr. Rose has taught English at Smith Middle School for 15 years. His passion and dedication to the profession and to his students is unparalleled. He is beloved by students and staff alike. And he is always at the forefront of developments in teaching and technology, sharing his time and creativity generously. We are delighted to have Mr. Rose join the ranks of our esteemed Teachers of the Year. Mr. Rose was also recently selected as a CT State Teacher of the Year semifinalist!!
Looking Forward to a Great Year!
Posted August 23, 2018
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. We are so excited to welcome back our students, teachers, and staff. Please click here for a a welcome letter from Superintendent of Schools Alan B. Bookman and a letter from Board of Education Chairman Susan Karp.
Two New Administrators
Posted July 25, 2018
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.
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.
Districts Adopts New Strategic Plan
Posted July 2, 2018
In June the Board of Education adopted a new five-year strategic plan for the district. The revised plan is the work of a committee of dedicated educators, parents and community members. It articulates Glastonbury Public Schools' values, vision, mission and goals.The plan will prepare our students to succeed in this dynamic world. Click here for more information about the new strategic plan. The Board also adopted a new tagline for the district: Bright Futures Begin Here.
Change in Inclement Weather School Delay Times
Posted July 2, 2018
The district has changed its standard school delay time from 90 minutes to 2 (two) hours. This additional time will provide a better opportunity for roads to be cleared for the safety of buses traveling in inclement weather. Click here for more information on school closings and delays.