Schools

Local student speaks at the United Nations

August 28, 2015
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Krystiana Bouchard helped brief the United Nations Security Council about the Iran treaty.

By MIKE CHAIKENEDITIONS EDITOR While most Americans are reading about the recently negotiated treaty with Iran in their local newspapers, 17-year-old Krystiana Bouchard was at the United Nations briefing international officials about the deal. Krystiana’s presence at the UN building in New York was a result of her participation in a summer program at Princeton University.…

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Local student wins teaching scholarship

August 28, 2015
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Southington’s Catherine MacKay, fourth from the left, was one of four students to receive the 2015 Waterbury CT Teacher’s Credit Union grant.  MacKay is seen here with WCTCU officials and the other recipients.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Catherine MacKay, Southington, comes from a long line of educators and plans to follow in their footsteps in just a few days. A 2015 graduate of Southington High School, MacKay will begin her college career at UCONN this month, where she plans to study education. On Thursday, July 23, the Waterbury Connecticut…

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Superintendent says Southington schools are in good shape

August 27, 2015
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Southington Supt Timothy Connellan (2014)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington Public Schools opened their doors this week, welcoming students back on Thursday and holding two professional development days for faculty and staff earlier in the week. Superintendent of Schools Timothy Connellan said Tuesday that the school system is “in great shape and ready to receive students.” Over the summer, Connellan and…

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Summer hours bring Hatton flowers

August 27, 2015
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Students returning to Hatton Elementary School for the first day of school were treated to a beautiful burst of colors as a result of the Hatton School Summer Enrichment program. Carolyn Serafino, a fourth grade teacher at the school, taught a course called “Scientific Wonders” where children learn about the impacts of natural disasters and…

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The Giving Back-Pack Girls

August 27, 2015
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Community members filled an entire bus with school supplies during a fundraising campaign organized by the Giving Back Girls in late July. Proceeds from the event will fill over 400 backpacks for Southington school children in need.

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Getting ready for the first day of school…

August 26, 2015
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Teachers-Hatton school-5th grade teacher Gina Dinello and Sherri LaRose (Para educator) (1)

Photos By TAMMI NAUDUS Summer’s over. Students are back in school. This week, teachers scrambled to get ready for the 2015-2016 school year in the days leading up to the first day of school. Above, Hatton Elementary School teacher Gina DiNello, left, and paraprofessional Sherri LaRose organize books for a new class of fifth graders.  

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Durocher receives leadership award from Kappa Delta

August 24, 2015
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Emily Durocher received the Corre Anding Stegall Collegiate Leadership Award from the Delta Kappa sorority.

Southington resident Emily Durocher was recently awarded Kappa Delta’s “Corre Anding Stegall Collegiate Leadership Award.” The award is presented annually to the top echelon of Kappa Delta student leaders. It is based upon high academic performance, exemplary leadership within the chapter, on campus, and in the community. The distinction of being named a “Corre Girl,”…

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Ford receives Thomson scholarship

August 23, 2015
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Comm - Jacqueline Ford wins the Thomson Continuing Education  Memorial Scholarship

Jacqueline Ford, center, accepts a check for $3,500 from the Rotary Club of Southington as the 2015 Thomson Continuing Education Memorial Scholarship Award winner.

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Klem receives Rotary scholarship

August 15, 2015
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The Rotary Club of Southington presented a $2,000 scholarship to Rebecca Klem on July 15. Klem is studying business at Central Connecticut State University.

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Rotary recognizes Interact Students of the Month

August 15, 2015
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The Interact Students of the Month were recognized at The Rotary Club of Southington’s July meeting. From left, Sarah Luczak, Sana Khan, Cassidy Race, and Jennifer Congdon. Race was also one of six winners of the Rotary Club of Southington Academic Scholarship.

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