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It may seem like you still have a little time left for summer fun—but it's already time to start thinking back–to–school.
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Aug 16, 2019 - 5:48:38 AM

Stamford Public Schools Named Robert Stacy as Executive Director Human Resources and Talent Development
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Stamford Public Schools (SPS) Superintendent Dr. Tamu Lucero and the Stamford Board of Education (BOE) named Robert A. Stacy as Executive Director of Human Resources and Talent Development, at a Special Board Meeting, held Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Stacy brings more than 30 years’ experience in school district, corporate and U.S. Army Human Resources. He will join SPS in mid-September.
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Aug 13, 2019 - 8:20:46 PM

SHU changes business school name to Jack Welch College of Business & Technology
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Sacred Heart University is changing the name of its Jack Welch College of Business to recognize the critical synergy between business learning and technology. It is now called the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology (WCBT) reflecting the integration of these two critical fields of study and their collaborative roles in today’s marketplace as well as Jack Welch’s long career leading a business focused on technology.
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Aug 7, 2019 - 5:55:57 AM

Housatonic Community College Open for Saturday Registration August 10 and 24
Housatonic Community College (HCC) will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10 and Saturday, August 24 for Registration Saturdays to assist students interested in registering for fall 2019 classes.
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Aug 2, 2019 - 3:27:57 AM

AITE Students Anna Lichtenberg and Kevin Fleischer Worked with NASA on Infrared Astronomy Research this Summer
While many high school students study astronomy, only a select few actually get to do astronomy. Academy of Information Technology and Engineering (AITE) Students Anna Lichtenberg and Kevin Fleischer were among the 13 selected NASA-sponsored high school students who participated in astronomical research at Caltech this summer. Along with AITE Teacher Vin Urbanowski, these students not only had hands-on experience, but they will also have the opportunity to present their results at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) annual winter conference in Hawaii this coming January.
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Aug 1, 2019 - 1:43:10 AM

Waterbury's Palace Theater history class - registration now open for fall class
Join Palace Theater historian Louis Belloisy for a fascinating five-week class September 3 – October 1 10:15 – 11:45 am, exploring the theater’s beginnings and learn about its history, architecture, lore and roster of entertainers that have graced its stage that reads like a “Who’s Who” from the world of entertainment. The class includes a detailed tour of the theater including backstage, dressing rooms, and the flyway over the stage.
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Jul 19, 2019 - 5:42:58 AM

Housatonic Community College Foundation Announces New Executive Director
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The Housatonic Community College Foundation announced that Kristy Jelenik has been named executive director of the nonprofit devoted to supporting Housatonic Community College (HCC) and the success of its students.
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Jul 8, 2019 - 11:39:40 AM

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Apr 30, 2019 - 8:15:37 AM

Waterbury resident latest WCSU student to receive Fulbright award
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Apr 16, 2019 - 1:11:58 PM

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