New Canaan High School teachers attended a Harvard Case Method Project training workshop Aug. 18-20, at Cambridge, Mass. Top row, eighth from left: Paul Phillips; 12th from left, Professor David Moss. Fourth row, 10th from left: Amy Rothschild.
An exciting update on the Harvard Case Method Program that is being implemented at New Canaan High School from the New Canaan Advertiser. We are thrilled to be able to support such a brilliant project.
Recipients of the League of Women Voters Kathryn Tohir Citizenship Award Emily Shizari and Max Fonns with League of Women Voters of New Canaan President Miki Porta.
On Friday, May 31st, the League of Women Voters of New Canaan awarded the League of Women Voters Kathryn Tohir Citizenship Award to two outstanding New Canaan High School Seniors, Emily Shizari and Max Fonss. Every year we give this to two students who have excelled in the study of government and demonstrated a commitment to motivating other students to become responsible citizens. Emily is headed to the University of Richmond, where she intends to study History, and Max is off to William and Mary where he will major in Computer Programming and Data Science with a minor in Government. Congratulations, Emily and Max!
Image Description: Left to right, Amy Bradach (Know Your Reps Editor), Chris Chivily (Bankwell EVP, Chief Risk & Credit Officer), Miki Porta (LWVNC president). Photo: Lucy French.
Our 2019 Edition of Know Your Reps is live – you can find it here!
SPECIAL TOUR & FILM SCREENING PRESENTED BY THE NEW CANAAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY & THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NEW CANAAN
Tuesday, February 26, 10 am—12 pm
13 Oenoke Ridge Road
Free for LWVNC members
$5 for guests
*Snow Date Thursday, February 28, 10 am-12 pm
For more information & to make reservations, email Nancy Geary or call (203) 966-1776, EXT. 2
ABOUT THE TOUR & FILM:
Look closely and you’ll see that several of New Canaan’s public spaces feature art created through a historic partnership between local artists and government.
During the Depression of the 1930s, New Canaan experienced general, widespread unemployment, and the town accepted relief from various agencies set up under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. Funds for artists came from both the Public Works Art Project and the Works Progress Administration. Through these programs, art was commissioned for New Canaan’s public places, including Town Hall and the public schools. This period marks the first time in our history when the U.S. government subsidized artists.
On our tour we will learn about the artists whose work graces our public spaces, as well as explore the impact the New Deal had on the development of American art (including the growth of abstraction), the role of government in supporting the arts, and the socio-economic implications of this artwork.
A documentary film focusing on the New Canaan residents who rescued and restored this art will be screened following our tour.
The New Canaan League of Women Voters congratulates our 2018 scholarship recipients Brandon Hruska and Katie Lydon, who were selected by the NCHS Faculty for their outstanding performance in Civics. Katie is starting college this fall at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and Brandon will be attending the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. The League of Women Voters wishes them the best of luck as they embark on this next exciting chapter of their lives, and hopes they will maintain their civic engagement while at their respective universities.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
New Canaan High School Wagner Room – 7:00 pm
An expert panel led by Craig Canapari, MD, Director of Yale Pediatric Sleep Center, will explain the short- and long-term effects of limited sleep on adolescent physical and mental health, the importance of school start times, and strategies for controlling and optimizing teen sleep.
Following Dr. Canapari’s keynote presentation, local pediatrician William Flynn, MD, of New Canaan Pediatrics will speak about what he sees in his own practice. Dr. Flynn, much loved by generations of New Canaan families, treats infants through teens from New Canaan, as well as from neighboring towns like Wilton, which changed to a later start time in 2003, and Greenwich, which changed in 2017. Tracey Masella, LCSW, from Silver Hill Hospital will describe the link between sleep and anxiety.
In 2006, the League of Women Voters of New Canaan conducted its own study on the subject, and ultimately advocated for a later start time for NCPS 7th-12th grades. The cause and position, more recently and vigorously revived by a grassroots group called Start School Later New Canaan, reflects growing local concern of the negative, long-term effects of sleep deprivation in teens. The LWVNC and Start School Later New Canaan are co-sponsoring this event, which is free and open to the public.
Wednesday , March 28th at New Canaan Town Hall Meeting room
Morning session: 10.00am to 11.00am
Evening session: 7.00pm to 8.00pm
New Canaan has tough decisions to make every day, decisions that affect our schools and neighbors, property values and downtown. While the results of local political decisions are often immediate, our elected and appointed public servants work within a framework that few of us fully understand. Join us for a clear, concise presentation that breaks down how things get done in New Canaan and how we all can be involved. Attend a daytime or evening session to learn about:
This program is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New Canaan, a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government.
Here is a link to the half-hour presentation (courtesy Channel 79):
Our Town Government 3-28-18