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Elementary guidance grant helps parents, students and teachers

June 27, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Managing anger, learning to listen, being assertive and showing compassion are just four of many guidance lessons the Southington school district has been able to implement with the help of a federal grant. During the beginning of the school year, Southington received an Elementary Guidance Grant from the U.S. Department…

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Class of 2014 graduates from Southington High

June 27, 2014
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Class of 2014 graduates from Southington High

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Over five hundred students graduated as the Class of 2014 from Southington High School, with many sharing their appreciation for their close knit community and their excitement for the future. Family, friends, administrators and town officials all gathered on the field to celebrate with the Class of 2014. Many of…

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South End alum take trip down memory lane

June 22, 2014
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South End alum take trip down memory lane

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Twenty-eight students from the 2007 fifth grade class at South End Elementary School returned to their old stomping grounds to open a time capsule they put together seven years ago. Two of the student’s former teachers, Rita Stearn and Betty Brown were also on hand for the time capsule opening.…

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SHS teacher to dance for wounded veterans

June 20, 2014
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SHS teacher to dance for wounded veterans

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington High School teacher, army veteran, football coach and science fiction author are just a few ways one could define the accomplished . This fall, competitive dancer can be added to the list. Durbin, or the Colonel as some know him, will dance for charity in Dancing with Our Heroes,…

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Southington High ranked as one of the best high schools

June 20, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington High School reached to the top on a national scale, as it recently was included in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings. The report, which involved a three-step process to determine the results, ranked Southington High number 34 out of over 200 best high…

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Officials honor SHS seniors that are joining the military

June 19, 2014
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Officials honor SHS seniors that are joining the military

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer For the second year in a row, school officials held a military luncheon to honor thae graduates from the Class of 2014 who are joining the service after graduation. The 12 graduates recognized at Wednesday’s luncheon were Daniel Brown, Myles Colon, Melissa Dube, Michael Hoffman, Visoud Kong, Jeffrey Kroeber, Emilie…

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New laws spur colleges to step up fight against rape

June 15, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For the majority of women, becoming a victim of rape and sexual assault happens even before they hit age 24. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 80 percent of female victims were raped before age 25. On college campuses, one in five women has experienced sexual…

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Kelley School continues Art for a Cause project

June 13, 2014
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Kelley School continues Art for a Cause project

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Murals depicting a tropical landscape, a butterfly and abstract flower remain on display at Southington Public Library as part of the Kelley Elementary School Art Club’s cause to continue its outreach to the community. Throughout the month of June, the library will display five murals in the gallery to benefit…

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Foundation hands out more grants

June 13, 2014
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Foundation hands out more grants

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) celebrated its tenth round of grants last week, during a presentation made by several teachers who received funding for different STEM-related projects. The SEF gave grants to first grade teacher Ellen Bellinger and Food Services Manager Marion Virello of South End School, who created an…

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Education foundation unveils virtual STEM

June 9, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Innovative, creative and experiential are three words described by the Southington Education Foundation (SEF) when reflecting on the lessons that over a dozen teachers in the district created for Virtual STEM University (VSU). Last week, nine teachers unveiled their projects during a launch event held at South End School where…

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