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Jordan E. Grossman, Ed.D.

February was an exciting month for the Granby Public Schools. I cannot believe that half of the school year is complete. Our students and staff are excelling in all areas of our incredible school district.

Below are specific highlights that happened in the district during February:

The State of Connecticut released the Next Generation of Accountability Results and the Granby Public Schools fared very well. Granby Memorial High School’s rating was one of the top 10 high schools in the State of Connecticut.

The Granby Memorial Middle School Robotics’ Team Robot 12123 placed fourth and qualified to compete for the Connecticut Robotics State Title at the Connecticut FTC Championship on Feb. 22.

The Granby Board of Education honored our State Championship Girls’ Soccer and Field Hockey Teams at the Feb. 5 meeting.

STEAM Day was held at Granby Memorial Middle School. Students and staff took part in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math activities.

Granby Memorial High School students participated in Job Shadow Day. Students shadowed professionals in career pathways that were of interest to them.

State Legislators met with the Board of Education to talk about the current state of the district and the upcoming legislative session.

Instrumental and vocal concerts were performed by Wells Road Intermediate School students.

Kelly Lane Primary School students celebrated World Read Aloud Day and Global School Play Day where students had the opportunity to learn through play.

As you can see, there is so much for the Granby community to be proud of. We are fortunate to have talented, creative and enthusiastic students led by a dedicated team of staff members. The level of commitment the Board of Education and town provides the school district on a daily basis is integral to that success. 

Granby Public Schools is a “community” school district that always strives for everyone to be a part. I urge you to view our district website (, which is a wonderful way for you to discover what is happening in our schools. Below you will find a list of exciting March happenings that may be of interest to the community at large:

March 4: Board of Education Meeting and Superintendent’s Budget Presentation, 7 p.m., Town Hall Meeting Room

March 6: Crêpe Soirée, 6–9 p.m., High School Commons (Fundraiser for French Honor Society)

March 11: Board of Education Budget Workshop, 7 p.m., Central Services

March 13–March 15: High School Spring Musical, Mamma Mia!, 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Granby Memorial High School Auditorium

March 18: BOE Vote on the FY21 Budget, Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m., Town Hall Meeting Room

The next Superintendent’s Community Conversation will be on Monday, March 9, at 1 p.m. at the Granby Senior Center. The focus of this conversation will be on the superintendent’s proposed budget. This will also be a time when community members can ask any questions they may have regarding the schools.

I want to thank the entire Granby community for supporting our work in making the Granby Public Schools one of the best school districts in the state. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at 860-844-5260 and follow me on Twitter @GranbySuper.