Glastonbury High School

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Glastonbury High School
Address
330 Hubbard Street
Glastonbury, Connecticut, 06033, United States
Information
Principal Nancy Bean
Vice principal Mary Abrams, Rebecca Comenale, Robert Skarvelas, and Thomas Neagle
Enrolment 2200+ (as of September 2012)
School color(s) Blue and White
Mascot Tomahawk

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 2,200 students and employs roughly 200 faculty members.[1]

Departments[edit]

Glastonbury High School has thirteen 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.[2]

Glastonbury High School has two support departments: School Counseling and Special Education/Pupil Services.[3]

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).[4]

Activities[edit]

Glastonbury High School (GHS) offers a variety of clubs and activities to students, including rowing, cross-country, football, swimming and diving, field hockey, 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 Science Quiz Bowl, Debate Club, Spanish Club, Model U.N., Men's Choir, and Math Team. A new chapter of DECA was founded in 2007. The school's largest club is Key Club.

Glastonbury High School is also well known for its Russian program, which recently reached its 50th year.[citation needed] The school celebrated celebrating with activities including the Russian Bazaar, featuring the Yale Russian Chorus and a performance from the world-renowned Hartford Symphony.

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

Recent Athletic Accomplishments[edit]

  • The Tomahawks Football Team won the Class LL Championship on Saturday, December 6, 2008 against Cheshire, with a final score of 28-14.[5]
  • 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.[6]
  • The Glastonbury Tomahawks boys' soccer team tied with Ridgefield 1-1 on November 16, 2013, making them co-champions for Class LL boys' soccer.[7]

Renovations/Building History[edit]

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.[8]

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.

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Coordinates: 41°42′02″N 72°35′36″W / 41.7005°N 72.5932°W / 41.7005; -72.5932