Category: Schools

Hewitt tabbed as interim AD

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER Howie Hewitt will have some different non-basketball related responsibilities before he begins his first season as the Southington girls coach this winter. Hewitt agreed to become the interim athletic director as Southington looks for a…

Southington schools begin a new year

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Frank Pepe paced the front of the high school like an air traffic controller, directing students through the melee of buses and vehicles. Southington’s newest high school principal looked at home, high-fiving students and smiling…

Giving Back Girls recognized by town council

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER At the August town council meeting, councilor Chris Poulos introduced a group of charitable middle-and-high-school aged volunteers, the “Giving Back Girls,” and celebrated their most recent achievement. Earlier this month, the Giving Back Girls participated…

Superintendent applauds growth in annual report

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER The Superintendent of Schools, Tim Connellan, released his 2018-19 annual report, highlighting many of the school year’s programs and initiatives throughout the district’s various subjects, departments and services. Each school within the district provided a…

Derynoski school earns a new playscape

One of Southington’s elementary schools has been crowned “runner-up” in the TerraCycle recycling challenge out of 62 total teams. Derynoski Elementary School will receive a playground made out of recycled materials that is valued at approximately $25,000. “Our PTO is…

SEF awards over $10K in educational grants

The Southington Education Foundation grant committee awarded $10,890 during the spring 2019 grant period. A total of 10 grant applications were submitted to the committee and reviewed. Hatton Elementary School principal Robert Garry received $5,000 for a STEaM-robotics lab. The…