Granby Public Schools are Full “STEAM” Ahead

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On Feb. 9, Wells Road and Granby Middle School students joined the Granby Men’s Breakfast Group to share their passion for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) education and to highlight some of the engaging projects underway in our Library Makerspaces and Coding and Computer Science Clubs. In addition, students from Granby Memorial High School’s Food II class prepared delicious muffins, cookies and fruit for breakfast.

Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Parsons, Wells Road Intermediate School Library Media Specialist Laurie Smith, Granby Memorial Middle School Library Media Specialist Leigh Ann Ryan and Teaching Assistant Yuri Dominguez shared the concepts taught in Makerspaces to engage students in hands-on and creative ways for students to engage in design thinking and problem solving with a variety of tools and technology.

The elementary students engaged with each table to lead the men in a hands-on STEAM challenge to build the longest cantilever using KEVA blocks. A tape measure had to be taken out to declare a winner! The GMMS students demonstrated their own projects and programming skills with LEGO and BricQ Motion sets and presented their experiences writing code with the MIT program SCRATCH. It was a fabulous morning of hands-on learning and fun for all ages.

Budget Process Underway

Please follow our budget development by visiting our website and attending the board of education budget presentation and workshops. Information will be updated regularly on our district website and social media platforms @Superintendent_Burke on Facebook and Instagram.

A superintendent community conversation will be held on Thursday, April 4, 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom. Please contact Linda Powell at to receive a link for this meeting. This is a time where the community and parents/guardians can ask questions about the budget or other educational issues. 

The FY25 administrative budget will be presented to the Granby Board of Education on Wednesday March 6 at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room and via Zoom. In addition, the board of education budget workshops/ budget adoption meeting will take place on March 13 and March 20, at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room and via Zoom.

The Public Budget Hearing is scheduled for April 1, at 7 p.m. at the GMHS Auditorium.