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WMS Principal: After the protests, where will lasting change be found?

“If we rename streets and tear down statues but leave little Johnny languishing in the back of the classroom, unaware of all he can be and unable to access the education that can break the cycle of poverty and violence, for Johnny, what has really changed?” – Gordon Beinstein, Principal, Western Middle School Continue Reading →

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Following Emotional Hearing, Board of Education Votes on Combo of Engineered Natural Grass and Artificial Turf at CMS

Passions were high during the public comment portion of the BOE meeting where several men, mostly coaches and teachers, spoke in favor of synthetic turf. The BOE voted 6-1-1 in favor of Option 4. Continue Reading →

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Western Middle School Principal and Staff to Share Magnet/AVID Information at Greenwich Elementary Schools

Western Middle School Principal Gordon Beinstein and his staff will be visiting Greenwich elementary schools in January and February to talk about the school’s magnet program. Parents of 4th and 5th graders are encouraged to attend to learn about the school’s AVID program, its mission and staff, as well as how Western prepares students for Greenwich High School. Western Middle School ranked third out of all middle schools in Connecticut, according to data released by the state Dept of Education in 2019 that included metrics measuring growth in Math and ELL, as well as physical fitness and access to arts education. Beinstein, the 2019 Connecticut Public Schools Middle School Principal of the Year, has said the rise reflects the acknowledgement that one method of teaching doesn’t fit all students. He credits staff for knowing and caring about every child, which is reflected in parent survey results. Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS: Greenwich Schools Convocation Emphasizes Putting Joy Back Into Education

A theme during convocation 2019 was the impact individual teachers have on students.. Dr. Toni Jone reminded teachers that every day matters and that even remarks made on the first day of school might be remembered by a student in 40 or 50 years. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Schools Convocation Kicks off with Standing Ovation for Ralph Mayo

There was much energy in the air at convocation which was held in the GHS performing arts center on Monday morning. Speakers included Ralph Mayo, Peter Bernstein, student government president Alexander Kosyakov, GEA president Carol Sutton, and CT Teacher of the Year Program Michele Giorlando DeRosa.
The event concluded with a keynote address from motivational speaker, Eric Sheninger Continue Reading →

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