Stamford Public Schools Released 2017-2018 Annual Report to the Community
Chief Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court Richard Robinson Westhill High School Alumnus Among Those Featured

Stamford Public Schools (SPS) released its 2017-2018 Annual Report to the Community, which is now available on the SPS district website and soon will be in mailboxes of homes and businesses across the city. The report is being distributed along with 8,000 copies of Stamford Plus magazine’s summer edition, which features a cover story interview with Superintendent Dr. Tamu Lucero.
Jun 18, 2019 - 11:51:31 AM

UCONN Stamford Students Create SPS Promotional Video
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced the launch of its new promotional video designed to build public awareness about the district’s mission to foster productive habits of mind, body and heart in every student. SPS and students from the UCONN Stamford Digital Media & Design Department (DMD) worked together to create a video showcasing students, activities and opportunities offered by the district. Produced by UCONN DMD juniors and seniors through the university’s in-house, pro-bono creative agency, Beachball, the SPS video features vibrant photographs, carefully selected action words and creative design elements. More
Jun 13, 2019 - 8:41:33 AM

Stamford Public Schools to Participate in Seamless Summer Food Program
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announces its participation in the federally funded Seamless Summer Food Program. This program, an extension of the National School Lunch Program, provides meals to children when school is not in session. The program is federally funded through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by the Connecticut State Department of Education.
Jun 1, 2019 - 4:56:29 AM

SHU to lease renovated Fairfield Community Theater
Sacred Heart University announced today that it will reopen the long-shuttered Community Theater in downtown Fairfield as the new Sacred Heart University Community Theater.
May 28, 2019 - 11:08:23 AM

SHS Senior Ivy Zingone Wins 4th District Congressional Art Competition
Stamford High School (SHS) Senior Ivy Zingone was chosen as the winner of this year’s 4th District Congressional Art Competition hosted by Congressman Jim Himes. Congressman Himes’ office announced the winners and those receiving honorable mentions in a release issued earlier this week. Zingone’s winning artwork, “Counting Screens,” is a graphite and colored pencil drawing featuring a baby in a crib reaching for a mobile of screens.
May 20, 2019 - 2:47:36 AM

Lamont: 41 CT high schools receive 2019 college success award
Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut State Department of Education (SDE) Commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell today announced that 41 high schools in Connecticut have won the 2019 College Success Award by GreatSchools, a national nonprofit organization that provides information on educational opportunities to parents. The award recognizes 1,722 schools across 25 states that have a successful track record of graduating students who later enroll in two or four-year college, are ready for college-level coursework, and persist on to their second year.
May 17, 2019 - 5:37:39 AM

The Fairfield County Bar Association Awarded 14 SPS Students at Law Day Art and Essay Contest
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced that 14 SPS students were recognized for their writing or artistic talents by the Fairfield County Bar Association at its “Law Day” ceremony, which was recently held at the Stamford Superior Court. Thirteen judges, representing the Superior Court of the Judiciary of Stamford and Norwalk, greeted the winning students and more than 50 family and community members.
May 16, 2019 - 5:55:23 AM

The Palace Brings Original Works to Life for Local High School Playwrights
On May 20, three high school students from Fairfield and Westchester County will experience the joy of live theatre in a whole new way – as playwrights. Emilia Getzinger (of Botsford, CT), Grace O’Rourke (of Mamaroneck, NY) and Alexandra Levins (of Westport, CT) were named winners of The Palace Theatre’s 2019 Ernie DiMattia Emerging Young Artist Awards for their writing of an original one-act play. All three will witness their voices and visions come to life with a staged reading by professional actors at The Palace in Stamford.
May 14, 2019 - 5:00:53 AM

SPS Director of Early Childhood Development Kendra Brown Named 2019 Outstanding Pre-School
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced that Connecticut PTA recently named Kendra Brown, Stamford Public Schools director of Early Childhood Development and APPLES Early Childhood Educational Center principal, as the 2019 Outstanding Pre-School Principal. Brown was among nine educators honored earlier this month at the organization’s Outstanding Administrators Awards Dinner.
May 13, 2019 - 5:16:36 AM

Critical need for skilled trade workers leaving jobs vacant
J.M. Wright Technical High School and Festool join forces to bridge the skills gap.

There is currently a low unemployment rate. But at the same time, there is a shortage of skilled trade workers. This is amplifying a jobs crisis in the building trades. The critical need to attract a new generation of workers to bridge the skills gap has prompted J.M. Wright Technical High School and Festool to team up and do something about it.
May 9, 2019 - 5:45:36 AM

SPS High School Students Selected to Perform in CMEA Western Region and All-State Festival
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announces that four Stamford High School (SHS) and six Westhill High School (WHS) students qualified for the Connecticut Music Educators Association (CMEA) Western Region High School Festival. Subsequently SHS Seniors Soprano Katy Aillery, Alto Rona-Lyssa Tulien, and Tenor Jayce Schwartz, and WHS Junior Soprano Mary Chobanyan and Senior Tenor Alessandro Schiro qualified for the CMEA All-State Festival, which was held in mid-April in Hartford.
May 5, 2019 - 1:49:09 PM

Nineteen SPS Students Qualify for FBLA National Leadership Conference
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced that 25 students from the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapters at Westhill High School (WHS) and Academy of Information Technology & Engineering (AITE) recently participated in the FBLA Connecticut State Leadership Conference at Naugatuck Community College Competition. SPS students competed among hundreds of students from across Connecticut. Nineteen SPS students were among those who qualified for the National Competition, by placing in the top four in their category.
May 4, 2019 - 5:02:45 PM

Westhill and Stamford High Theater Students Take Home Honors at Connecticut Drama Association Festival
Westhill High School (WHS) Northstar Playmakers and Stamford High School (SHS) Strawberry Hill Players recently competed against 11 other schools from across the state at the Connecticut Drama Association (CDA) Festival. WHS Northstar Playmakers won 14 awards, including “Outstanding Production Award,” earning the right to represent the state at the 2019 New England Drama Festival (NEDF), hosted by the New England Drama Council (NEDC) and the Rhode Island Theatre Education Association (RITEA). SHS Strawberry Hill Players earned the Theatrical Excellence Award as well as three individual awards.
May 1, 2019 - 8:54:58 PM

Over 200 High School Students Compete in the 2019 Stock Market Challenge
With the familiar ring of the stock market opening bell, over 200 Connecticut high school students kicked off the trading day at the 5th Annual Stock Market Challenge, offered by Junior Achievement of Greater Fairfield County, testing their trading and investing knowledge and skills.
Apr 30, 2019 - 8:15:37 AM

Waterbury resident latest WCSU student to receive Fulbright award
Waterbury native Krysta Scriven had never traveled beyond the eastern United States before attending Western Connecticut State University as a freshman in 2015. Currently a senior preparing to graduate in May with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing and a minor in Linguistics, Scriven has racked up plenty of frequent flier miles during her four years at WCSU with educational experiences that have included stops in Bulgaria, England, France, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Greece and Ireland.
Apr 30, 2019 - 8:12:55 AM

Housatonic Community College Hosts ‘Priority Registration Saturday’ on April 27
Housatonic Community College will host ‘Priority Registration Saturday’ on April 27 for new and returning students. The enrollment event will take place from 9:00am to 2:00pm in the Lafayette Hall Student Services Center, located on campus at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in Bridgeport, CT.
Apr 24, 2019 - 5:11:03 AM

Stamford Public Schools and the Board of Education Announce Leadership Transition Dr. Tamu Lucero Expected to be Appointed Superintendent Stamford Public Schools
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) and the Stamford Board of Education (BOE) announce the following leadership transition plan for the district. It is expected that the BOE will vote at tonight’s April 23, 2019, Board Meeting, to accept the resignation of Superintendent Earl Kim and to appoint current Deputy Superintendent Dr. Tamu Lucero as Superintendent, both effective immediately.
Apr 23, 2019 - 5:34:34 PM

The Long Ridge School to host Fifth Annual Diversity Forum
The Long Ridge School will host their Fifth Annual Diversity Forum on Thursday, April 25 beginning at 7:15 pm and it is FREE and open to the public. The special speaker will be Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M., and she will share her insights on how we can address and attempt to correct unconscious bias with intentional inclusion. Some of the timely topics she will discuss include: building an understanding of the value and benefit of diversity and inclusion as essential life skills for today and the future, using children’s natural curiosity to understand differences and similarities and learn from them, and understanding the importance of creating environments where children feel a sense of belonging. This presentation will follow an in-depth workshop for The Long Ridge School teachers.
Apr 16, 2019 - 1:11:58 PM

SHU plans computer-aided drug-design summer camp for high school students
Sacred Heart University and NLS Therapeutic Discovery will conduct a summer camp August 5-16 to introduce high school students to computer-aided drug design.
Apr 11, 2019 - 5:34:34 AM

Report: Sacred Heart University plays key role in region's economic vitality
According to a recently released biennial Economic Impact Study examining the role of Connecticut’s private colleges and universities, Sacred Heart University (SHU) has a significant impact on the local and regional economies. Total direct spending by the University is in excess of $1.4 billion; direct spending by students accounts for over $99 million; and University visitors spend at least $1.6 million annually in the area. Overall, the University’s estimated total economic impact is $2.3 billion. What’s more, 17,121 jobs have been created to support this population and the University.
Apr 5, 2019 - 5:59:30 AM

Café Dining Puts Work Experience on the Menu
At Norwalk Community College, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management students often prepare meals for college meetings and events. Now, they’re dishing them up for paying customers, too.
Apr 1, 2019 - 5:09:10 AM

Housatonic Community College Announces One Book, One College Events: March 25-28
Housatonic Community College (HCC) is proud to announce a series of events associated with the third annual HCC One Book, One College program. The book, Never Look An American In the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American, is by Connecticut author and past Connecticut Book Award winner, Okey Ndibe, and details his transition into becoming an African-American from Nigeria.
Mar 18, 2019 - 5:49:40 AM

SPS Joins SPEF in Congratulating Outstanding Educators and Supporters
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) and the SPS Teacher of the Year and Spotlight Award Program committee announce a collaboration with The Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) to celebrate public education in our community and the individuals who give so much to make it work.
Feb 23, 2019 - 9:34:44 AM

Three SPS Students Earn Recognition in the 2019 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced that the Connecticut Affiliate of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) recently selected Academy of Information Technology & Engineering (AITE) Senior Julia Kempton as a Connecticut Affiliate Winner of the 2019 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. AITE Teacher Sean Peterson nominated Kempton, who plans to study economics and computer science in college, currently works in the Computer Science department at UCONN Stamford and is a member of AITE’s multi-year, world-qualifying Odyssey of the Mind team.
Feb 20, 2019 - 5:25:40 AM

WCSU to offer community interpreting classes this summer
The Western Connecticut State University Department of World Languages and Literature (WLL) will present the summer 2019 class, “Community Interpreting.” The 40-hour program will be offered during Summer Session II twice a week, on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 8:45 p.m., each with a 15-minute recess, from July 2 to August 3.
Feb 20, 2019 - 5:13:42 AM

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