The Granby Board of Education (BOE) recently charged the Superintendent of Schools to conduct an administrative study to explore the impact of different school start times on students’ wellness and academic performance and to assess the feasibility of the implementation of new start times for all Granby schools. In Connecticut, school districts such as Greenwich, Wilton, Guilford, West Hartford, and Simsbury have implemented, or are currently exploring, new start times.
Congratulations to Addyson Earl, a 6th grader at GMMS, who was a finalist in a PBS talent competition that had over 1,000 entries. Middle school students Kylie Coxon, Galen Platt, Alexa Becker, Caelum Janski, Jason Brown, and Alec Jedamonov participated in a regional history day competition at Manchester High School and will advance to the state contest in April.
Granby Parents for a Safe Graduation has announced the winners of the 2018 art competition. The first place entry will be used to design the invitation for the Granby Memorial High School’s safe graduation party.
The Granby Education Foundation invites you to honor exemplary students, innovative educators, and appreciated community members who have made a difference in education in the town of Granby by participating in the GEF’s tribute program. While the tribute program runs year-round, it makes a particularly appropriate end-of-school year gift to recognize a student’s achievements, thank community volunteers and acknowledge inspiring educators both within the school system and throughout the area.
On January 27, the Shannon-Shattuck Post 182 of the American Legion hosted approximately one hundred people for its annual Game Dinner at its post in Granby. The purpose of the yearly game dinner is to raise money for the Post’s annual scholarship fund awarded each year to a Granby High School senior.
Board members present: Jenny Emery, Mark Fiorentino, Lynn Guelzow, Melissa Migliaccio, Sarah Thrall, Rosemarie Weber, Brandon Webster, and Sarah Cusano, Student Representative. Announcements
• Dr. Addley read a statement regarding the Florida shootings: “It is a sad day when any Superintendent of Schools cannot confirm the safety of our staff of students” and went on to inform the Board of the recent state safety grant awarded to Granby for $1M.