Schools

Giving Back Girls collect school supplies

September 7, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Giving Back Girls recently collected backpacks and school supplies to provide for children in need and also helda food drive to support the food pantry at Southington Community Services (SCS). The girls, who voluntary serve the Southington community, collected school supplies to fill back packs, store them and then…

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Hoops for Heart Health brings AEDs to Southington schools

September 6, 2014
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Hoops for Heart Health brings AEDs to Southington schools

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Hoops for Heart Health founder and former NBA player Ryan Gomes donated three automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to Southington Public Schools last week. Gomes and Wayne Simone, from Hoops for Health, visited the Municipal Center to present the defibrillators to the school system. If a person goes into Sudden Cardiac…

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Kennedy and Strong Schools briefly locked down following reported bank robbery

September 2, 2014
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The Southington Police Department briefly placed Kennedy Middle School and Strong Elementary School in lockdown, as a precautionary measure following a reported bank robbery. The lockdown was lifted at 10:15 a.m., after it was determined that there was no threat to the schools. The lockdown was called for following reports of a bank robbery at…

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School officials looking at options for Strong School bee issue

August 29, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A concerned parent recently addressed the Board of Education bringing a bee infestation in the field of Strong School to their attention and seeking some action to remedy the problem. Ulla Plourde, a parent of a Strong School student, questioned why the board had not taken any action to eliminate…

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Teachers open new year with convocation

August 28, 2014
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Teachers open new year with convocation

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Fifty-three new staff members, including new Supt. of Schools Tim Connellan, were recognized at a convocation ceremony Monday morning that kicked off school for educators. The opening of school staff meeting in the auditorium of Southington High School included impassioned speeches, music, videos and awards to rev up teachers and…

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Southington High vo-ag student helps in Belize

August 24, 2014
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By Margaret Waage Correspondent Something new is needed sometimes to appreciate the familiar things in life. Such is the case for Southington High School Vo-Ag student Sariah Dutkiewicz. Volunteerism proved to be the vehicle that motivated Dutkiewicz, a Bristol resident, to choose to spend a big part of her summer vacation travelling to Belize to…

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Teachers prepare rooms for new school year

August 23, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer As children are picking out their new backpacks and gathering school supplies for back to school, the teachers are already back preparing for the first day. Curriculum and lesson plans aside, many of the teachers are trying to find ways to make sure their classroom are a comfortable learning environment…

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New superintendent adjusts to position

August 22, 2014
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New superintendent adjusts to position

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer New Superintendent of Schools is transitioning to Southington with a busy first week on the job. “It’s a much larger school district,” said Connellan, who was the former superintendent for Oxford Public Schools. “There are lots of things to do every single day, that’s probably the biggest difference.” Assistant Superintendent…

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School district hosts Camp Invention

August 15, 2014
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School district hosts Camp Invention

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer With robots made of recycled goods and pinball machines built from the parts of a VCR, the local school system is fostering a generation of inventers through Camp Invention. The science camp is a national educational summer program designed to enrich students in ways that they normally don’t get to…

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Southington High Marching Band to perform competition excerpts

August 14, 2014
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The Southington High School Marching Band will perform excerpts from their 2014 competition show at their annual open house on Thursday August 21 at 6 p.m. All parents, friends, young musicians, supporters and community members are welcome to attend. This is an opportunity for the students to showcase the hard work they put in during…

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