A school community to be proud of

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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 you will find specific highlights that happened in our district during January and February:

• Granby Memorial High School (GMHS) was one of 16 Connecticut high schools honored by the CIAC with the Michaels Achievement Cup Award. This award recognizes exemplary athletic programs that follow Class Act Sportsmanship Standards, empower students to take an active role in improving climate and foster community service. GMHS was formally recognized during the CIAC’s Virtual Sportsmanship Conference on Feb. 10.

• Granby Memorial Middle School (GMMS) students, Lily Vincento and Sierra Ashe, were recognized for their impressive writing in the Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest. 

• All schools participated in activities honoring Black History Month.

• Congratulations to Mason Nagy, GMMS’s 2020-21 Geography Bee Champion. Also, congratulations to Becket Malone for placing second.

• Kindergarten registration began on Feb. 1.

• A virtual 8th grade Parents’ Night was held on Feb. 4.

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

• A Superintendent’s Community Conversation was held on Feb. 24 to discuss the budget and issues relating to education.

• A very successful PJ Day Fundraiser was held and over $4,000 was raised for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

• Kelly Lane Primary School and Wells Road Intermediate School students kicked off the Kids Heart Challenge, which runs Feb. 1 through March 12.

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 our Board of Education and town provides the school district on a daily basis is integral to our success. 

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

• March 3: Board of Education Meeting and Administrative Budget Presentation, 7 p.m., High School Auditorium/Zoom

• March 10: Board of Education Budget Workshop, Time and Place TBD

• March 17: BOE Vote on the FY22 Budget, Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m., High School Auditorium/Zoom

The next Superintendent’s Community Conversation will be held on Wednesday, March 24, at 2 p.m. via Zoom. The focus 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 our schools.

I want to thank the entire Granby community for supporting our work in making 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