Category: Schools

SHS music department wins national award

The Southington Public School district has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Southington is among 4 percent of districts nationwide…

Local trio honored by Connecticut universities

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Each year, the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSUS) system—with campuses in New Britain (Central), Willimantic (Eastern), New Haven (Southern), and Danbury (Western)—honors a dozen of their most outstanding students with the Henry Barnard Distinguished…

Battling poverty one class at a time

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Board of Education member Bob Brown is bringing poverty awareness to Southington and the State of Connecticut in hopes of eradicating it…completely. A former high school civics teacher, Brown spent 41 years teaching in the…

Problem Solvers: 2017 Invention Convention

Students poured into the high school cafeteria on Tuesday, March 28 for the annual “Invention Convention.” Local elementary students demonstrated their problem solving skills with a wide-ranging array of inventions. Above, Derynoski Elementary School fifth grader Dalton Messina explains his…

Obituary: Zaya A. Oshana, 87

Zaya A. Oshana, 87, loving husband of Angelica M. Oshana, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017.  In addition to his wife, Angelica, “Poppy” as he was affectionately called, also leaves his daughter, Deborah Caloutas; son Zaya Oshana Jr. and his wife…