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Kennedy Middle School announced the students of the month for January

February 9, 2016
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Kennedy Middle School announced their January Students of the Month. Front, from left, Margaret Coyle, Jenna Taylor and Megan Crean. Middle, Melody Lacombe, Jack Freyler, Jake Napoli, Rachel Carbone and Meredith Veilleux. Back, Asst. Principal Susanne Vitcavage, Joseph Dorsey, Jeremy Rinaldi, Gavin Malone, Matthew Feeney, and Principal Richard Terino.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its January students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Megan Crean, Matthew Feeney and Jack Freyler. Megan is an excellent student with…

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Students encouraged to enter CHET Dream Big! competition

February 4, 2016
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Local elementary and middle school students are encouraged to enter the 2016 CHET Dream Big! Competition, a statewide drawing and essay contest aimed at getting Connecticut students in kindergarten through eighth grade to think about their education and careers. Now in its ninth year, the Dream Big! Competition will award a total of $26,000 in CHET…

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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for January

February 1, 2016
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DePaolo Middle School announced their January Students of the Month. Front, from left, Alina Rivera, Alex Maindon, Adrianna Patton, Gillian Smith, Owen Folcik, Kayla Pelletier, and Alyssa Cleland. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Audrey Cantillon, Cassie Dubitsky, Anh Tran, Era Pasha, David Laszewski, and Prinicipal Franke Pepe.

DePaolo Middle School announced their Students of the Month for January. In sixth grade Alexander Maindon, Gillian Smith, and David Laszewski were selected by their teams. Alexander is the son of Richard and Lisa Maindon and received the Presidential Award last year at Flander’s Elementary School. He has volunteered at a food bank at his…

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The show will come out tomorrow (and today)

January 29, 2016
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Fifth grader Emily Fay belts out a familiar tune during rehearsals for the Kelley Elementary School play. The curtain opens on “Annie Jr.” today with musical performances on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30. Both shows begin at 7 p.m.

  By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER This weekend, 30 cast members and crew will take the stage at Kennedy Middle School for a fourth and fifth grade performance performed by Kelley Elementary students, in their production of “Annie Jr.” What makes this is show unique, is that the director and the behind-the-scenes crew of this production will…

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BOE reviews Superintendent’s proposed budget

January 27, 2016
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Timothy F. Connellan, Superintendent of Schools
200 North Main Street, Southington, CT 06489
Phone (860) 628-3202 Fax (860) 628-3205

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Before voting on their budget for the 2016-2017 academic year, the Board of Education (BOE) held two public workshops to review the Superintendent’s proposals. On Dec. 29, Superintendent of Schools Timothy Connellan submitted his suggested budget to the BOE, proposing an increase of 3.47 percent, for a total budget of $92,782,522. The…

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Bench dedication and friendship award honors memory of Kennedy student

January 27, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR John Fusco pulled back the sheet to reveal the bench, and he laid the Olivia Fusco Friendship Award upon it as the bench’s first occupant. On Friday, Jan. 22, dozens gathered near the main entrance of John F. Kennedy Middle School to witness the unveiling of a memorial bench that was donated…

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The show will come out tomorrow (actually, on Friday)

January 26, 2016
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Fifth grader Emily Fay belts out a familiar tune during rehearsals for the Kelley Elementary School play. The curtain opens on “Annie Jr.” today with musical performances on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30. Both shows begin at 7 p.m.

By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER This weekend, 30 cast members and crew will take the stage at Kennedy Middle School for a fourth and fifth grade performance performed by Kelley Elementary students, in their production of “Annie Jr.” What makes this is show unique, is that the director and the behind-the-scenes crew of this production will be…

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Energize Connecticut announces statewide student contest

January 26, 2016
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Eversource and The United Illuminating Company, as partners of the Energize Connecticut initiative, are now accepting entries for the 12th annual eesmarts student contest. The contest encourages students to demonstrate their knowledge of energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability by completing grade-specific assignments. The deadline for entries is April 1, 2016. The eesmarts Student Contest…

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AAUW is accepting scholarship applications

January 26, 2016
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AAUW (American Assoc of Univ Women)

The Greater Meriden Branch of the American Association of University Women announced the offering of several $1,500 scholarships for men and women that will be graduating from high school this year. The scholarship is open to residents of Meriden, Cheshire, Southington, and Wallingford. To qualify, students should rank in the top 20 percent of their…

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DePaolo holds holiday toy drive

January 25, 2016
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DePaolo Middle School’s Asset Building Classroom (ABC) spent the month of December collecting toys during a drive to benefit Toys for Tots and Southington Community Services. Above, ABC students are pictured with Sgt. Magana who runs Toys for Tots of Hartford County. Students collected over 175 toys.

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