Schools

DePaolo announces first period honor roll

December 4, 2013
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DePaolo Middle School has announced its honor roll for the first marking period. Grade 6, First Honors: Elizabeth Abrahamson, Abigail Abram, Emma Angelillo, Ryan Asido, Jordan Beaudoin, Patrick Bennett, Kelly Bergland, Julliette Bicknell, Emily Biscoglio, Matthew Biscoglio, Jordan Bishman, Samuel Bouchard, Joshua Brilla, Gabrielle Cantoni, Trinity Cardillo, Eric Carrier, Francesca Casale, Alexa Chaltas, Christopher Chaplinsky,…

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Local Southington resident is named 2014 Teacher of the year

November 25, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Since the seventh grade, Southington resident John Mastroianni knew he wanted to become a professional musician and a music teacher. By time he reached high school, Mastroianni never doubted he wanted to have an impact on students similar to the way his own music teachers influenced him. “I never wanted…

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Schools receive security grant funding

November 22, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington has received more grant money from the state to better safeguard the schools. Governor Dannel P. Malloy recently announced that an additional 75 school districts, covering 435 schools, will receive funds as part of the School Security Grant Program, part of the Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety Act. An…

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Southington’s report card; Rallying behind early childhood education

November 22, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Southington parent Prajakta Dravid, preparing her four-year-old child for kindergarten is on her top priority list. She sends Atharva to preschool five days a week, receiving daily assessments of his language skills among other skills he must start developing before kindergarten. Although early childhood educators play a role in…

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Survey questions concern parents

November 21, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington parents expressed their concern to the Board of Education last week about a survey administered by the Southington Town-Wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) to middle school and high school students. Three parents confronted the board about the content of the survey, disappointed that they did not have the…

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Students start candy drive for uncle overseas

November 18, 2013
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Students start candy drive for uncle overseas

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Besides participating in a Veteran’s Day celebration last week, students at Kelley Elementary School worked together to create a candy care package for three local platoons serving in Afghanistan. With the help and support of faculty and staff, students Colton and Analeigh Thorpe spread the word about their uncle’s deployment…

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Cyber Knights have new practice home

November 17, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington High School robotics team will have a new practice space thanks to Mohawk Northeast. The engineering company, based in Plantsville, recently stepped forward to provide the team a place to practice after it lost its former space at Saucier Mechanical, an issue that the team had an agreement on…

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Schools honor area veterans

November 13, 2013
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Schools honor area veterans

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Students throughout the Southington school district expressed their patriotism and appreciation for military men and women through Veterans Day celebrations, welcoming family members and friends who have served in the past and present. During a ceremony at Derynoski Elementary School, fifth graders took the stage to honor veterans through a…

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School board candidates debate budget cuts and student growth

November 1, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Democratic and Republican school board candidates tackled key issues on student growth, the new teacher evaluation system and budget cuts at a recent Board of Education debate. The debate was hosted by the Southington Education Association. With the implementation of the new teacher and administration evaluation systems in the state,…

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Looking for a new home; Bread for Life looks to relocate its proposal

October 17, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer After accepting an offer from Southington school officials, Bread for Life has asked the Planning and Zoning Commission for a 60-day continuance for its application to build a new facility across from Derynoski Elementary School, according to a press release. Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski announced during last week’s…

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