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Overheated HVAC unit causes evacuation at DePaolo Middle School

January 9, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor An overheated HVAC unit at DePaolo Middle School caused a minor evacuation Tuesday, after it started smoking, triggering the school’s fire alarm. Southington Fire Chief Harold “Buddy” Clark said the department was dispatched to the school due to an unknown odor. The students were in the process of evacuating when the…

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DePaolo’s Palmieri named 2013 CAS Middle School Principal of the Year

January 6, 2013
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DePaolo’s Palmieri named 2013 CAS Middle School Principal of the Year

Christopher Palmieri, assistant principal of DePaolo Middle School, was selected as the 2013 CAS Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year. DePaolo Principal Frank Pepe, who nominated Palmieri for the award, describes Palmieri as “a rarity of both knowledge and leadership who gives 100% all the time.” Palmieri, now in his eighth year as assistant…

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DePaolo students raise funds to help the victims of the Newtown tragedy

December 27, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor The students at DePaolo Middle School spent the last week organizing and conducting numerous fundraisers to help aid the children affected in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Last week the students gathered loose change in a large water jug, donated a small fee to wear a hat on hat day…

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Southington High School announces first quarter honor roll

December 23, 2012
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Southington High School recently released its honor roll for the first marking period. Grade 9, First Honors: Leandro Antonio Alejandro, Griffin Alix, Ciara Backus, Alicia Badorek, Angela Balaoing, Mikayla Bedell, Alexandra Bieniek, Samantha Butlien, Lauren Cafasso, Rebecca Caisse, Anthony Cammuso, Grace Cardozo, Victoria Castillo, Katelin Chamberland, Benjamin Chasse, Fizza Chaudhry, Payton Chiaro, Nicole Christensen, Timothy…

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Program to get books for schools

December 22, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The American Legion Auxiliary is hoping to use its successful book donation program to augment the libraries at Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools. Earlier this year, the Auxiliary used funds from the program to finance copies of “high-interest” books at Southington High School, which explored teen issues like bullying, gang…

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School board members upset with middle school issues

December 21, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor Some members of the Board of Education expressed their dissatisfaction with how the planned renovations at Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools were hit by several costly issues at the school board meeting last week. Representatives from Newfield Construction and Fletcher-Thompson attended the meeting to discuss the current state of the project…

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Schools look to improve safety after Newtown

December 19, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Area school districts are working to restore some stability in the classrooms and reassure parents about safety, in the wake of a devastating mass shooting in Newtown. “We spent the weekend preparing for the return of students,” said Plainville Superintendent Jeff Kitching. “The sooner we could get them back to…

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Teachers showcase projects to SEF

December 14, 2012
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Teachers showcase projects to SEF

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) listened to several past grant recipients talk about how their projects were successful and how they were received by students during a recent meeting. Seven teachers, encompassing five different grants, told the foundation how the grants impacted the classroom, whether it met the desired objectives and…

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Second time at referendum; Middle school project going back to the voters

December 13, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Town Council began the process of sending the middle schools project to a planned March referendum that will ask voters to support an additional $4.7 million, while officials noted that this scenario actually saves some taxpayer dollars in the long run. The original $85 million referendum, which the Board…

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DePaolo announces honor roll for the first marking period

December 12, 2012
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DePaolo Middle School has announced its honor roll for the first marking period. Grade 6, First Honors: , Robert Adamo, Sarah Anderson, Tyler Bade, Joshua Badgley, Jake Beaupre, Kaitlyn Bertola, Joseph Bethencourt, Abhiram Bhamidipati, Emily Blaszko, Nathan Borkowski, Owen Bouchard, Sydney Bradshaw, Kyra Brayall, Jillian Bryan, Samantha Bucci, Chiara Burgio, Daniel Butlien, Robert Cantillon, Valente…

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