Schools

CyberKnights win district event

April 9, 2016
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195 Cyberknights

Team 195, the Southington CyberKnights, again took home the winning banner at their second and final district event in early April. The Hartford District Event welcomed 40 teams from across Connecticut and Massachusetts and included many of the top New England teams. The CyberKnights finished strong after the qualification rounds. Southington earned the first place…

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Key Club celebrates 55 years at Southington High

April 7, 2016
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Key Club members leaf through club scrapbooks during a 55th anniversary celebration on March 28.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Key Club at Southington High School (SHS) marked its 55th anniversary earlier this month. With more than 100 students involved in the international organization’s Southington chapter, the student-led group has encouraged community service, character development, and leadership since 1961. Students, staff, and former Key Club members celebrated the milestone on Thursday,…

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Can you use is in a sentence? Cartwright wins town wide spelling bee

April 6, 2016
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Spelling Bee- Winner-Kent Carnright from Hatton 5th grade (4)

Kent Cartright spelled it out carefully, “I-L-L-E-G-I-B-L-E,” and officials countered, “We’ve got a winner.” Cartright, a fifth grader from Hatton School, outlasted a dozen fifth and sixth grade students from across the town, including sixth place runner up Logan Miller from Southington Catholic, during the Southington Town Wide Spelling Bee on Tuesday, March 29 in…

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Casale game is still going strong

April 6, 2016
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SP Michael Casale 9 - Fans

On Wednesday, March 30, school officials, teachers, administrators, and fans crowded the Derynoski Elementary School gym for the annual Michael Casale Memorial basketball game. Everyone was a winner since all proceeds benefit an annual scholarship fund. Photos by BRIAN JENNINGS Click to enlarge

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A grant for growing at Plantsville school

March 31, 2016
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Comm - PES veggie garden

Orchard Valley Garden Club recently awarded Plantsville Elementary School a $500 grant for their plans to create Foxy’s Vegetable Garden. The applicants were first grade teacher Regina Albee and parent partner Bonnie Plourde who plan to build three organic raised garden beds and plant vegetables that will be harvested in summer and just in time…

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CyberKnights charge into the new season

March 30, 2016
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195 Cyberknights

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Cyber Knights Robotics team picked up right where they left off, starting the new season with a victory. The CyberKnights, (FIRST Team 195) kicked off a series of regional competitions at the New England University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, District Event earlier this month. In order to move to the playoffs…

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DePaolo and Kennedy take you on a journey ‘Into the Woods’

March 30, 2016
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Into The Woods-Rapunzel

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Jack (with his magic beans) walk into the woods. What happens next? You’ll have to visit Kennedy Middle School over the next couple of days to find out. The DePaolo-Kennedy middle school drama club is gearing up for a spectacular, star-studded performance, which includes all of…

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Lincoln College of New England celebrates 50 years

March 29, 2016
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Lincoln College of New England
2279 Mt Vernon Rd, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-4751

This year, Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) is celebrating a 50-year tradition of student-centered academics. Founded in 1966 as Briarwood College, LCNE offers a wide variety of professional programs and an active alumni network to help students succeed in their job search. “At LCNE, our students discover and appreciate the benefits of a college…

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Talent at Hatton

March 24, 2016
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Talent Show-Etta Rocco

Etta Rocco strums the guitar on March 18 during the Hatton Elementary School student talent show. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS   Click to enlarge

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SHS students recognized at state DECA conference

March 16, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington High School students swept the board at this year’s state DECA conference, held at the Aqua Turf on March 1. Over 1,000 student leaders and entrepreneurs gathered in Southington to compete in categories ranging from finance and hospitality to marketing and management. The DECA program, said SHS co-advisor Teresa Brooks, teaches…

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