Category: Education

Stamford Public Schools Named Kristina Wylie-Colmenares Assistant Principal AITE

Stamford, CT – Stamford Public Schools (SPS) recently announced Kristina Wylie-Colmenares as assistant principal, Academy of Information Technology & Engineering (AITE), effective July 21, 2020. Wylie-Colmenares will fill the position recently vacated by Lawrence Keller, who is returning to the classroom to serve as the Career & Technology Education Teacher for the Early College Studies…

First County Bank Foundation Awards Three High School Seniors with Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award Scholarships

STAMFORD, CT – First County Bank recently announced this year’s recipients of the Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award scholarships. This annual award honors Fairfield County high school students who consistently demonstrate good citizenship at school, at home and in the community. The program awards scholarships to three deserving students, and is designed to recognize and…

Western Connecticut Military Officers Association Announces the 2020 “Young American Awards”

FAIRFIELD, CT – The Western Connecticut Military Officers Association (WCMOA), Quest Diagnostics and Patriot Bank, N.A., are honored to announce the 45th annual Young American Awards. This prestigious program will recognize high school seniors, nominated from over 20 Fairfield County high schools, who demonstrate outstanding leadership, academic success and community service at a “virtual” awards…

Westhill Angels Organize a Contactless Children’s Book Drive for Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County

Reading books to children is a meaningful way to share calm, bonding, focused time together, especially with families self-isolating during COVID-19. Children’s books can take you into another world, inspiring imagination and distraction, if only for a short time. Reading at bedtime also creates a well-needed structure in children’s lives. Do you have children’s books…

WCSU professor receives grant for bacterial research

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University Associate Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Edwin M. Wong has received a $20,000 grant from Praxair/Linde to fund his continuing environmental research. Wong currently is researching and investigating toxic Cyanobacteria in Connecticut waterways. Cyanobacteria, more commonly known as “blue-green algae,” has been a growing health issue…

CLC Opens Project 26 for Children of Stamford Health

Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC) has been identified by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) as an operation site for its statewide initiative, Project 26. Currently, CLC is one of over 28 sites throughout the State participating in the program, also called CTCARES for Hospital Workers. The initiative was facilitated by the…

CLC receives diapers from Mothers for Others for families in need

Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC) received a welcome and significant donation last week from a community partner, Greenwich-based Mothers for Others (MFO). Karen Gianuzzi and Cathy DeGraaff, both Mother for Others Board Members, delivered more than 3,000 diapers to CLC’s Early Head Start location at 72 Franklin Street in Stamford. CLC has been a leader…