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Southington Arts and Crafts Association is seeking scholarship applicants

March 3, 2015
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The Southington Arts and Crafts Association is seeking applicants for the organization’s annual scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to high school seniors residing in Southington who will be pursuing a degree program in a visual art and/or craft related field. Applications for the scholarship may be obtained from the Southington High School guidance office…

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DePaolo Middle School announces February Students of the Month

March 2, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School recently announced their February Students of the Month. In sixth grade, Abby Sowa, Kevin Le, and Mason Krupinski were selected by their teams. Abby is the daughter of Kathleen and Paul Sowa and received the Presidential Award for academic excellence in fifth grade. She is in the school band and played on…

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SEF awards $2,500 grant to SHS book club

February 26, 2015
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Taryn Meenan performs a back flip on the beam during a recent varsity competition.

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER A group of Southington High School students who participate in book clubs shared their experiences with Southington Education Foundation (SEF) board members during a reception to celebrate a $2,500 SEF grant for the book club programs. “My guidance counselor recommended me to join book club to increase my reading and to…

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Generators and courtyard upgrades added to MS project

February 26, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Middle School Building Committee and construction companies working on the middle school renovation projects are seeking to add generators and courtyard upgrades to the existing projects. The Board of Education has approved the preliminary drawings and specifics for the middle school renovation projects. Now, the  BOE has recommended sending representatives…

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SHS principal leaving the district to become Plymouth superintendent

February 26, 2015
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SHS Principal Martin Semmel has been named as the new Plymouth superintendent.

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Back-to-back state football championships, a state marching band championship, a nationally-recognized robotics team, and an increase in students taking AP classes are just a few of the accomplishments Southington High School (SHS) principal Martin Semmel is proud to have been a part of. Semmel reflected on the success Southington High School…

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Surround Sound 7 tickets are on sale now

February 24, 2015
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The Southington High School music department will present “Surround Sound 7” on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. with a third performance on Sunday, March 8 at 6 p.m. at the Southington High School auditorium. Surround Sound is a unique musical theater production of choreographed percussion, brass, colorguard, movement and marching…

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Flanders School wins the SOUPER Bowl

February 23, 2015
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Students at Flanders Elementary had their annual SOUPER Bowl Competition in late January. Volunteers collected over 400 cans of soup for Southington Community Services food pantry. From left, Flanders Principal Patricia Mazzarella, Emily Taylor, Ryan Whitehead, and third grade teacher Kimberly Padroff.

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SHS drama club will present ‘Urinetown’ as annual musical

February 21, 2015
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The Southington High School Drama Club has selected the three-time Tony Award winning play “Urinetown” for their annual musical. “Urinetown” is a satirical look at government, freedom, and the conventions of musical theater with music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis. The play takes place in a desolate future…

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The very young at heart

February 19, 2015
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Thalberg-teacher-Amy Stino, Dawn Rose, Keith O'Brien, and Kim Angelillo

By TAMMI NAUDUS STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER On Thursday, Feb. 12, Southington schools celebrated the 100th day of school for the academic year. For the past three years, Thalberg School first graders have been celebrating this day by dressing up as 100-year-old men and women. “It’s just something fun to do,” explained first grader teacher Amy Stino. The…

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Nicole Baker returns from research project in South Africa

February 15, 2015
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WORCESTER, Mass.—Nicole Baker of Southington, a junior majoring in biology and biotechnology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), recently completed an intense, hands-on research project in South Africa. The project was titled WaSH-UP Sustainable Livelihoods and Business Operations. At WPI, all undergraduates are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that applies science and technology to…

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