Notes from Board of Ed May 2 Meeting

Teaching and Learning

Jeff Stanwood, business teacher at the high school, along with student DECA members Jenna Dauria, Marile Marzo, Jacob McDonald, David Migliaccio, Owen Plourde, Andrew Quagliaroli, Jillian Thrall, and Joseph Wix presented to the board after attending the DECA International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

College Scholarship Deadlines

Granby Lions Club – May 1

Community Scholarship Association of Granby – May 1

Citizens for a Better Granby (Granby Drummer) – May 1

Democrat Town Committee – May 4

Students should contact Ms. Caruso in the high school guidance department for applications.

Minutes • Board of Education Meeting April 4, 2018

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.

Changing school start times

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.

Honor Granby educators, students, and community members

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.