Board of Education
Stonington Public Schools
By: Dr. Van Riley, Superintendent
The holiday season can be filled with joy and excitement. Certainly that is the way it is portrayed by advertisers and by the media. It is supposed to be a time for family gatherings and for celebrating our religious traditions. For many of us, this is a very special time of the year.
Positive, happy feelings may not be part of every student’s life, especially at this time of year. I ask that we all be sensitive to those around us who may appear to be celebrating on the outside, but for whatever reasons, are feeling pain on the inside. There may be a deep sadness due to a recent divorce or illness in a family. There may be feelings of inadequacy as not everyone can buy expensive gifts for family and friends as seen on the television. Mom or dad may have just lost a job. Students may compare what their friends and peers receive for gifts and feel bad about their own living situation. Psychologists and family counselors understand that feelings, especially negative ones, can be closer to the surface during the holiday season. If you sense that a student is having unusual difficulty in class or is having problems with friends or staff, please refer that student to the principal or to our counseling staff for help. That referral may be the best gift you give this year.
Thank you for everything you do to make Stonington a wonderful place to live and attend school.
WE BELIEVE IN YOU!
Stonington Public Schools:
*developing responsible citizens*
*preparing for tomorrow’s opportunities*
Stonington Public Schools – where we believe in all students. Through partnerships with family and community, we will provide an innovative and inspirational educational environment where students succeed with confidence and develop a love of life-long learning.
49 N. Stonington Rd.
Old Mystic, CT 06372Telephone: (860) 572-0506
Administrative AssistantStonington Public Schools
PO Box 479
49 N. Stonington Rd.
Old Mystic, CT 06372
Telephone: (860) 572-0506 x2115
Archived Monthly Messages:
November 2014 - The Character of Our Students
October 2014 - Message from SEF
September 2014 - Message from MMS Principal, Greg Keith
August 2014 - Stonington Superstars
July 2014 - Summer Explorations
June 2014 - Stonington High School Community
May 2014 - Final Budget Recommendation
April 2014 - Budget Recommendation to Board of Education
March 2014 - Focus on Student Success
July 11, 2013 - School Safety Community Letter