Schools

Teachers prep for the new school year

August 29, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Faculty and staff members of the Southington school district kicked off the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year with a theme of “many firsts” and “change” on Monday. Assistant Superintendent Karen Smith, along with board members and other educators, recognized this theme throughout the celebration by welcoming more than 50…

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Middle schools ready for students during construction

August 20, 2013
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Middle schools ready for students during construction

By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer The first phase of the middle school renovations has been completed, and now both DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools are ready to start on time. Past environmental tests found traces of asbestos and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) at both DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools. The remediation process was able to be…

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Lincoln College hires Stokes; Bristol Eastern assistant named as women’s hoops coach

August 13, 2013
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by Michael Letendre Staff Writer Bristol Eastern girls basketball assistant coach Mike Stokes has been a big part of the Lancers’ program since the late 1990s. Stokes have been head coach Tony Floyd’s right hand man for years now but the career assistant was looking for a bigger challenge and a team of his own.…

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Schools prepare for full-day kindergarten

August 8, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the new school year just around the corner, all eight elementary schools are ready to welcome new students to the first full-day kindergarten program. Assistant Superintendent Karen Smith said all school administrators and staff members are excited for the first year of the program to begin on August 29,…

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Kennedy announces fourth quarter honor roll

August 8, 2013
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Kennedy Middle School recently announced its honor roll for the fourth marking period. Sixth grade, first honors: David Ackerman, Emma Agli, Ethan Agli, Kristen Angeli, Ashley Anglis, Aparna Athreya, Celia Bajrami, Reilly Baker, Kylin Banks, Abigail Barbour, Connor Baston, Evan Belcourt, Kylie Benton, Domenic Bernard, Mary Bilodeau, Karla Blake, Michaela Blumetti, Seth Bogoslofski, Taylor Borla,…

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Southington High School announces fourth quater honor roll

July 24, 2013
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Southington High School recently announced its honor roll for the fourth marking period. Grade 12, First Honors: Bryan John Adie, Kristina Rose Albiach, Nicole Giovanna Albini, Rebecca Lynn Allard, Katherine Ann Amnott, Monika  Arbaciauskaite, Howard Jerome Asal, Elise Nicole Bean, Ethan Christian Beaudoin, Sabrina  Boodley, Alex Mark Borofsky, Ben Zalenski Boucher, Billie-Jo Ann Bradley, Samantha…

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Time capsule tradition continues at South End

July 5, 2013
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Time capsule tradition continues at South End

By Ed Harris Editor There was just one question on the minds of a group of Southington High School seniors as they opened a time capsule held in storage at South End Elementary School since 2006: Do you think the Twinkies are still edible? It is a South End School tradition to “bury” a time…

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Teacher nurtures students, garden

June 28, 2013
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Teacher nurtures students, garden

By Vannessa Stevens Contributor When Thalberg Elementary school teacher Linda Bass-Reilly was presented with Southington’s Teacher of the Year award she was all at once humbled, honored and a little overwhelmed. “I was shaking and everything went in slow motion for a moment,” she said. A teacher for 30 years, Linda Bass-Reilly knows deep down…

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Former student now assistant principal at Derynoski

June 26, 2013
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Former student now assistant principal at Derynoski

By Ed Harris Editor A former Derynoski Elementary School student has worked her way up through the ranks to become the new assistant principal at the school. was selected as the new assistant principal at Derynoski at the recent Board of Education meeting. Nichols will begin her new position on July 1. “I’ve come full…

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Southington High School Class of 2013 graduates

June 23, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington High School graduates reflected on the past and looked forward to the future at their recent graduation ceremony. Quoting several Dr. Seuss books, essayist Molly Anne Potter urged her classmates to continue to try new things, stay creative and take pride in who they are. “So, as we prepare to…

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