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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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Greenwich Schools Announce Magnet School Open Houses Start Jan 7

Julian Curtiss offers the choice of learning either Spanish or French in grades K-5. New Lebanon School, Preschool-Grade 5, is an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme school and has been a magnet school since 2009. Western Middle School, Grades 6-8, re-opened as a magnet school in 2013 and is currently offering an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) magnet program/theme. Continue Reading →

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