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School board frustrated with demands; New teacher evaluation requirement approved

April 19, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Education recently approved a new plan for evaluating teachers as required by recent state legislation, although many members expressed frustration with the increasing demand placed on local districts by state and federal decisions. To meet these new requirements, a new plan for teacher evaluations was developed by…

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New website helps Southington Serve

April 13, 2013
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By Ed HarrisEditor   Southington Town Wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) has developed a new website to help people, especially the youth in town, to find community service opportunities. Preparation for Southington Serves began in December, with the help of the STEPS Youth Council. The site went live last month and can be found…

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SEF spells fundraiser with bee

April 13, 2013
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SEF spells fundraiser with bee

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Education Foundation has its first two time champion as the Bee-lievers from Plantsville Congregational Church won the title for the second time in three years. “We’re very pleased,” said team member Susan Koenig, after the team was the only remaining team to spell millennium correctly. Her other team members,…

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Alexander the Great;Borofsky commits to hoops at Eastern

April 8, 2013
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Alexander the Great;Borofsky commits to hoops at Eastern

By John Goralski Sports Writer As a senior, Alex Borofsky scored almost half his shots inside the three-point arc and almost one third of his shots from beyond. Nobody scored more points in the paint. Nobody scored more on the perimeter. He led the team in assists, rebounds, and blocked shots. In his final game…

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SHS cheerleading team takes third place in CIAC tournament

April 5, 2013
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SHS cheerleading team takes third place in CIAC tournament

By Maargaret Waage Correspondent The Southington High School cheerleading team finished its season on a positive note. On Saturday, March 8, the SHS team competed and placed third overall in the co-ed division during the Connecticut Association of Schools Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) State Cheer tournament held at Floyd Little Athletic Center, New Haven.…

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Middle schools team up to present ‘Annie’

April 1, 2013
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Kellie Lambert McGuire Correspondent More than 100 students from the town’s two middle schools have teamed up for one of Broadway’s legendary musicals. The John F. Kennedy Middle School Drama Club and the Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School Drama Club will present “Annie” on from April 4 to April 5, as well as April 10…

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Support the turf field with engraved bricks

March 24, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington High School sports fans will literally be able to stamp their support for the Blue Knights with an engraved brick paver. The pavers will be displayed in a combined patio and walkway adjacent to the newly installed turf field. The Turf Committee is offering the bricks to help support the…

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School board votes to bring ABA program in house

March 21, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Board of Education has voted unanimously to bring its Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program in-house, a decision that has left some parents worried that the program could face a decline. The program is currently run by the CapitQal Region Education Council (CREC). Over the course of the last several school…

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Physically Active Classroom earns grant

March 21, 2013
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Physically Active Classroom earns grant

By Ed Harris Editor Schools in Southington will get a little more active thanks to a grant from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The insurance company bestowed the school system with a $24,000 grant that will be used to help combat childhood obesity through the Physically Active Classrooms program. The program is a collaboration…

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Twice is just as nice; Middle school renovations pass again

March 20, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The middle school renovations past for a second time at Tuesday’s referendum. The renovations were overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2011, but the renovations were sent back to referendum after it was discovered that the removal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) would significantly drive up cost estimates. This is the first time…

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