District News & Announcements


Art Shows 2017

posted Apr 19, 2017, 10:18 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Apr 19, 2017, 10:18 AM ]

Every spring our Glastonbury schools present Art Shows to display and celebrate our student artists. Please see the school art show schedule, below. The Glastonbury High School Art Show, to which the public is invited to attend and enjoy, will be held on May 31, 2017 from 2:30 to 7:00 pm in the art department on the second floor of GHS. A year's worth of projects, including student work in art, computer art, and video, will be on display. 

Agriscience Spring Fair

posted Apr 19, 2017, 7:43 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Apr 19, 2017, 7:43 AM ]

The Glastonbury Regional Agriscience & Technology Program is hosting the annual Spring Fair. This is a FREE event that is open to the public and appropriate for children of all ages. A variety of companion and farm animals, plants, tractors, and exciting activities will be available. Please review the schedule and RSVP accordingly by April 21st to Patty Callahan, (860) 652-7200 x1101, CallahanP@Glastonburyus.org
  • Thursday, May 4:  Program for seventh graders and GHS classes. Various tours and exhibits scheduled.  Please call to reserve a tour. 
  • Thursday, May 4:  Community members and program families are welcome to join us after-school from 2:30–6pm!
  • Friday, May 5:  Program for elementary/nursery/pre-school students. Various tours scheduled from 8:30 am –12 noon. Please call to reserve a tour.

May Plant Sale

posted Apr 17, 2017, 10:56 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 11:12 AM ]

It's finally starting to feel like spring, so it's the perfect time to stop by the Glastonbury FFA Annual Spring Plant Sale! There are a variety of hanging baskets, bedding plants and vegetables available for purchase. The sale benefits the Glastonbury FFA and the community is invited!  Please stop by the AgriScience wing of Glastonbury High School Monday to Friday 8:30 am–3:00 pm, May 3 to May 26th. Any questions please call (860) 652-7200 x 1101 or email Nicole Hodges at HodgesN@Glastonburyus.org. Click here for more information in the May Spring Plant Sale flyer.

Budget Update

posted Mar 30, 2017, 9:45 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Mar 30, 2017, 9:45 AM ]

On March 28, 2017 the Town Council voted to adopt the final education budget for the coming year (2017-2018). The Board of Education will need to identify $3 million in reductions to the budget they approved in January. The Town Council voted in this drastic cut in response to Governor Malloy's proposed state budget reduction to the Town's Education Cost Sharing grant. These reductions will be on the agenda of the next Board of Education meeting on April 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm. To view budget documents and learn about the school budget process please visit the BOE Budget page of our website.

Redistricting Information

posted Mar 28, 2017, 10:13 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Apr 11, 2017, 7:34 AM ]

Redistricting of elementary schools will take place for the 2018-2019 school year. The Board of Education is currently reviewing three redistricting options. Please click here for the Elementary Redistricting web page. This page includes information such as the schedule of upcoming PTO Redistricting Information Nights hosted by the Superintendent of Schools and Board of Education Chair as well as maps of the three draft redistricting options. Please click here for the Parent Comment and Scenarios Ranking Form.

 
image of map of Glastonbury

BOE Budget Update

posted Mar 23, 2017, 9:03 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Mar 23, 2017, 9:03 AM ]

The Glastonbury Town Council has extended their Budget Public Hearing and will meet again on next Tuesday, March 28 at 7 pm. At this meeting they will vote on the final education budget expense for next school year. The Town Council is currently considering reducing the Board of Education's approved budget by $3 million in response to Governor Malloy's proposed reduction in the Town's Education Cost Sharing grant. Our Board of Education Chair, Susan Karp, has requested the Town Council implement a mechanism to restore funding to the Board of Education budget if the state legislature votes a final state budget that does not cut our Education Cost Sharing so drastically. To view budget documents, learn about the school budget process, and confirm upcoming budget meetings, please visit the BOE Budget page of our website.

Redistricting Information Nights

posted Mar 22, 2017, 12:42 PM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 12:42 PM ]

The Board of Education Chairman and the Superintendent of Schools will be holding a series of information nights to discuss elementary redistricting plans. Please click below to for the Redistricting Information Night schedule. 

STEMposium

posted Mar 16, 2017, 10:36 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Mar 16, 2017, 10:39 AM ]

STEMposium logo with drawings of science beakers, an atom, and plant leaves
All students in grades 6-12 are invited to attend Glastonbury High School’s 4th annual STEMposium scheduled for Monday, April 3, 2017 from 3:30–6:00 pm at GHS. This program is designed and presented by GHS's Advanced Research Mentorship students to inspire interest in and awareness of opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The agenda includes a keynote address by 2015 Google Science Fair winner and Greenwich High School student Olivia Hallisey, student oral presentations and project displays, recognition of mentors, and refreshments. This event has been growing every year. We hope all interested students will attend!

BOE Column

posted Mar 16, 2017, 10:33 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Mar 16, 2017, 10:34 AM ]

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

Literacies Showcase

posted Mar 8, 2017, 7:33 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 7:34 AM ]

Congratulations to Glastonbury parent Mr. Tony Dudus who attended the district's recent Literacies Showcase and won two free airline tickets donated by Aer Lingus. The event, which was sponsored by the Foreign Language/ELL Department was a terrific success and we thank all the community members who joined us!

Tony Dudus (parent) with Director of Foreign Languages/ELL Rita Oleksak

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