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Glastonbury High School

Glastonbury High School
Address
330 Hubbard Street
Glastonbury, Connecticut, (Hartford County), 06033
USA
Coordinates
Information
Type Public school
School district Glastonbury School District
Superintendent Alan Bookman
Principal Nancy E. Bean
Vice principal Mary Abrams, Rebecca Comenale, Robert Skarvelas, and Thomas Neagle
Faculty 150
Grades 9-12
Number of students 2204 (2014)[1]
Color(s) Blue and White         
Team name Tomahawks
Website

Glastonbury High School is a public, co-educational high school located in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

Glastonbury High School is the only high school in the town of Glastonbury, Connecticut. It serves roughly 2,000 students and employs roughly 150 faculty members.[2]

Contents

  • Departments 1
  • Activities 2
  • Recent athletic accomplishments 3
  • Renovations and building history 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Departments

Glastonbury High School has eight academic departments: Art, Career and Vocational Education, English Language Learners/(ELL), English/Language Arts, Foreign Language, Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Music, and Science.[3]

Glastonbury High School has two support departments: School Counseling and Special Education/Pupil Services.[4]

In addition to the two main support departments, students can receive extra assistance through the Math Center, Reading and Writing Center, and the Library Media Center. [5]

The Mary A. Kingsbury Library at Glastonbury High School provides research material in the building and at home with a variety of print resources (i.e. books, magazines, reference material) and paid Internet databases (e.g. newspaper archives).[6]

Activities

Glastonbury High School (GHS) offers a variety of clubs and activities for students, including rowing, cross-country, football, swimming and diving, field hockey, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, wrestling and track teams.

In addition to the sports programs, there is a large selection of clubs and extracurricular activities that support the mission statement. The administration promotes participation in clubs by all students, as there are clubs for many interests. Examples include Astronomy Club, Science Bowl, Debate Club, Drama Club, Yearbook Club, Model U.N., Men's Choir, and other academic clubs.[7] A new chapter of DECA was founded in 1501. The school's largest club is Key Club.

Glastonbury High School provides numerous musical opportunities to its students. Three music teachers, Mr. David Burgess (Band Director), Dr. Nola Campbell (Strings Director), and Dr. Ethan Nash (Choir Director), conduct a plethora of ensembles and teach classes. Concert Band, Choir, Orchestra, and the Glastonbury Youth Symphony are ensembles that are open to everyone. Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Concert Choir, Madrigals, various musicals and pit orchestras, and Chamber Orchestra require an audition. Classes include Fundamentals of Music Theory, AP Music Theory, Music Studio Production, Beginning and Advanced Guitar, and Piano.

Glastonbury High School is also well known for its Russian program. The school recently celebrated the program's 50th year with activities including the Russian Bazaar which featured the Yale Russian Chorus and a performance from the world-renowned Hartford Symphony.

Glastonbury High School's monthly student newspaper is The Hawk's Eye.

Recent athletic accomplishments

  • The Glastonbury Tomahawks Football Team won the Class LL Championship on Saturday, December 6, 2008 against Cheshire with a final score of 28-14.[8]
  • The Glastonbury Tomahawks Hockey Team lost 5-0 in the 2012 CIAC Division I Final on March 17, 2012, against Notre Dame-West Haven, placing them runner-up in the state of Connecticut.[9]
  • The Glastonbury Tomahawks boys' soccer team tied with Ridgefield 1-1 on November 16, 2013 making them co-champions for Class LL boys' soccer.[10]
  • The Glastonbury Tomahawks boys' soccer team won the Class LL Championship on Saturday November 15, 2014 against Farmington with a final score of 2-1 in double OT.[11][12]
  • The Glastonbury Tomahawks field hockey team tied the Class LL Championship Saturday November 15, 2014 with Darien making them co-champions. The Tomahawks field hockey team finished with their best record ever in history with one goal scored on them all year, which occurred at the championship game against Darien.

Renovations and building history

In 2002, citizens voted to have Glastonbury High School renovated. The renovation was completed in September, 2007. New science labs and classrooms were added to the school. The old science wing, auditorium, gym facilities, and field house received major renovations, and the library and cafeteria each received an addition. The renovation increased the capacity of the school from 1,500 students to 2,300.

The Glastonbury Education Foundation funded a state-of-the-art digital television studio in May, 2008.[13]

Glastonbury High School was built in 1952 (wings B, E, and F), and has received the following:

  • 1956: Additional classroom wing (older part of C wing)
  • 1971: (Former) science wing (newer part of C wing), gymnasium, and auditorium were built
  • 1991: Additional classroom wing constructed (D wing) and renovations done to the building
  • 2007: Added a science wing (A wing), additional renovations done to the building (particularly the former science wing - newer part of C wing)

Prior to 1952, Glastonbury High School was housed at the former Academy School, in what is now the town hall.

References

  1. ^ US News 2014
  2. ^ "GHS Staff Directory". Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  3. ^ https://www.glastonburyus.org/curriculum/Pages/default.aspx
  4. ^ https://www.glastonburyus.org/curriculum/Pages/default.aspx
  5. ^ "GHS Reading and Writing Center". sites.google.com. Retrieved 2015-10-14. 
  6. ^ https://www.glastonburyus.org/schools/glastonburyhigh/ghslibrary/Pages/default.aspx
  7. ^ "Glastonbury Public Schools". GHS Clubs and Activities. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  8. ^ http://www.courant.com/sports/highschool/football/hc-liveblog-1206-llchamp,0,6597653.htmlstory
  9. ^ Conyers, Matthew. "Notre Dame-West Haven Shuts Out Glastonbury High For Division I Hockey Title". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  10. ^ http://articles.courant.com/2013-11-16/sports/hc-hs-class-ll-boys-soccer-1117-20131116_1_mark-landers-glastonbury-tomahawks
  11. ^ http://www.gametimect.com/class-ll-boys-soccer-glastonbury-wins-title-ot/
  12. ^ http://foxct.com/2014/11/16/high-school-boys-soccer-glastonbury-defeats-farmington/
  13. ^ http://glastonburyeducationfoundation.org/projects-activities.htm

External links

  • Glastonbury High School Website
  • Athletics and Activities Information Page
  • Staff Directory
  • Town of Glastonbury Board of Education
  • Glastonbury Education Foundation
  • GHS Alumni Connections
  • Strategic Profile for 2007-2008
  • Glastonbury High School History
  • GHS class of 1964 website
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