Schools

SEF awards more grants; Foundation gives $6,000 to six proposals

June 20, 2013
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by Ed Harris Editor South End Elementary School extended day kindergarten teacher Paula Gorham loves to tell stories, be it to her children or her students. This joy helped her craft the Interactive Storytelling Experience program that was recently awarded a $400 grant from the Southington Education Foundation (SEF). “I love storytelling,” Gorham said. “I…

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Portion of Hobart Street to close in prepartion for road project

June 19, 2013
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The Southington Police Department has authorized the closure of a portion of Hobart Street, from Michael Drive to Skyline Drive, for the purpose of sewer repair work in preparation of the mill and overlay road project scheduled on Hobart Street. The closure date will run from Tuesday, June 25 through Wednesday, June 26. Detour signs…

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2013 Class LL Champions; Moquin shuts out Mercy; Softball captures 15th state title

June 14, 2013
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2013 Class LL Champions; Moquin shuts out Mercy; Softball captures 15th state title

By John Goralski Sports Writer When umpires signaled the final out, the Lady Knights exploded in screams and celebration. Coach John Bores sighed with relief, looked down at the ground, and emerged from the dugout with a wide smile as his players gathered in hugs and tears. The longest title drought in program history had…

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Students are at the top of the class

June 12, 2013
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Students are at the top of the class

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer This year’s top three students at Southington High School learned a great deal about time management skills over the last four years, as they balanced their school work with numerous extra-curricular and community activities. Valedictorian Bryan Davis, Salutatorian Jonathan La Follette and Essayist Molly Potter are all pursuing careers related…

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Southington resident named St. Paul salutatorian

June 2, 2013
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KAITLYN NAPLES Staff Writer Another school year has come to an end at St. Paul Catholic High School, and the seniors will be graduating on June 7 and preparing for their future. The top two students were announced last week, with Southington’s Matt Santovasi earning the number two slot as salutatorian. As he prepared for…

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All day kindergarten implemented; School board cuts the SOAR program

May 31, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Education managed to save its proposed all-day kindergarten program despite reductions made during the budget process, but at a price that left the officials uneasy. The decisions made by the Board of Finance and the Town Council left the school board with about $84.2 million to work…

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Residents to save $4 in taxes; Board of Finance slightly lowers mill rate

May 23, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Finance approved a mill rate for the next fiscal year that will result in a tiny tax reduction for residents. After its $129 million proposed budget was approved without changes by the Town Council, the BOF officially set the next mill rate at 27.46, a drop from…

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Southington High School announces third marking period honor roll

May 21, 2013
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Southington High School has announced it honor roll for the third marking period. Grade 9, first honors: Leandro Antonio Alejandro, Kelsea Allen, Andrew Ardolino, Angela Balaoing, James Brino, Rachel Bruno, Samantha Butlien, Rebecca Caisse, Anthony Cammuso, Victoria Castillo, Fizza Chaudhry, Timothy Cocozza, Jennifer Congdon, Adam Cormier, Joshua Cormier, Andrea Defeo, Sarah Dolan, Steven Dorzens, Kristen…

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DePaolo announces honor roll for third marking period

May 20, 2013
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DePaolo Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third marking period. Grade 6,  First Honors: Praise Adekola, Sarah Anderson, Tyler Bade, Joshua Badgley, Samantha Baleshiski, Jake Beaupre, Kaitlyn Bertola, Joseph Bethencourt, Emily Blaszko, Nathan Borkowski, Owen Bouchard, Sydney Bradshaw, Kyra Brayall, Jillian Bryan, Chiara Burgio, Daniel Butlien, Robert Cantillon, Valente Castillo, Zachary Christensen,…

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New school admins to take the helm

May 17, 2013
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New school admins to take the helm

by Rob Glidden Staff Writer With the current school year winding down, the Board of Education filled two important administrative positions for next year, appointing Marilyn Kahl as the new principal of Kelley Elementary School and Michael Halloran as the newest assistant principal at Southington High School. “You both came from rich pools of candidates…

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