Granby awarded USDA grant to expand use of local foods in schools

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture and the Granby Public Schools have been awarded grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) as part of an effort to bring nutritious local foods into schools and create new economic opportunities for farmers. As part of the USDA nationwide Farm to School Program, the $5.2 million in grants will impact 6,000 schools and 2.8 million students.

Granby Education Foundation donations honor school community members

Throughout the 2017-2018 school year, donations were made to the Granby Education Foundation (GEF) in honor of the teachers, administrators, parents, and students shown below. As part of the GEF’s mission is to encourage educational excellence, the Foundation is thrilled to recognize the efforts of these individuals.

Granby 4-H experiments flew into space on a NASA rocket

Eight youths from Granby 4-H along with one leader, Rachael Manzer, successfully launched three experiments into space on a NASA rocket. The three experiments included “Bees in Space” that launched honeycombs, “Rubber Bands in Space,” and “Gallium in Space,” all of which were proposed by 4-Hers themselves.

Students return to school early

The summer flew by and school started a week earlier this year, breaking the tradition of starting after Labor Day. By the time this article is published, teachers will have returned to work and received professional development training and students will have already had a week of classes.

Chamber of Commerce scholarships

This year the Granby Chamber of Commerce has awarded three scholarships to 2018 high school graduates. The recipients were Aaron Belletsky, Northwest Catholic High School, who will be attending the University of Connecticut, Ethan Schock, Granby Memorial High School, who will be attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Simon O’Neil, Granby Memorial High School, who will be attending the University of Hartford.