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Backing the school budget; Residents voice opinions at hearing

March 7, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The public by and large supported the Board of Education and its budget proposal during a hearing at DePaolo Middle School Monday night. Numerous residents, teachers, PTO and town officials spoke in favor of passing the school board proposal as is, with little to no cuts. Only three people talked out…

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DePaolo announces honor roll for the second quarter

March 4, 2013
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DePaolo Middle School recently announces it honor roll for the second quarter. Grade 6, First Honors: Praise Adekola, Julianna Alvani, Sarah Anderson, Tyler Bade, Joshua Badgley, Jake Beaupre, Kaitlyn Bertola, Joseph Bethencourt, Abhiram Bhamidipati, Emily Blaszko, Owen Bouchard, Sydney Bradshaw, Jillian Bryan, Samantha Bucci, Chiara Burgio, Daniel Butlien, Robert Cantillon, Valente Castillo, Caitlin Cochran, Mikayla…

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Kennedy release its second quarter honor roll

March 3, 2013
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Kennedy Middle School recently announced its honor roll for the second marking period. Sixth grade, first honors: David Ackerman, Emma Agli, Ethan Agli, Kristen Angeli, Ashley Anglis, Aparna Athreya, Celia Bajrami, Reilly Baker, Abigail Barbour, Evan Belcourt, Kylie Benton, Domenic Bernard, Karla Blake, Michaela Blumetti, Seth Bogoslofski, Taylor Borla, Jason Brault, Ally Breen, Danielle Cammuso,…

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Spell fundraiser with education foundation

March 3, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Southington Education Foundation is inviting residents to gather in teams of three for its Adult Spelling Bee, a popular fundraiser returning for its third year. Currently scheduled for April 4 at the Southington High School auditorium, the competition has become a major source of funds for the organization. Last…

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Kelley students solve math problems for St. Jude

March 2, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Kelley School students will once again be solving math problems to help raise money on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The school has organized the Math-A-Thon since 1991 and has donated close $170,000 to St. Jude in that time. The school usually donates about $6,000 per year. “This year…

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Guests read to students at Plantsville School

March 1, 2013
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Guests read to students at Plantsville School

By Ed Harris Editor Plantsville Elementary School hosted several guest readers recently as it celebrated Read Across America Day. This was the first year that the school invited “celebrity” guest readers, including various media personalities and businessmen from the area. “We decided to branch out a little bit,” said Hilary Birdsey, one of the co-organizers…

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Band practices for Surround Sound

February 22, 2013
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Band practices for Surround Sound

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Southington High School Marching Band is bringing back its indoor “Surround Sound” concert for three performances beginning on March 8. “It’s the Marching Band experience, but indoors and on stage,” said Joanne Kelleher, publicity chair for the Southington Band Backers. “Depending on the song, we’ll have drums, bass and…

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Looking at the school budget; Finance and school boards look at the numbers

February 22, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Finance and school officials extensively discussed both the details and the philosophy behind the Board of Education’s budget request during a recent meeting. This was the formal presentation of the school board’s $85.3 million for the next fiscal year, which amounts to a 3.51 percent increase over…

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Family helps bring a slice of Brazil to Strong School

February 17, 2013
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Family helps bring a slice of Brazil to Strong School

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Third-grade students at Strong Elementary School got an extensive look at Brazilian culture from a classmate and her family. Third-grader Jasmine Ozimkoski was born and raised in America, but her mother, Alessandra Ozimkoski, was born in Brazil and works at the Brazilian consulate in Hartford. The family has visited her…

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Unified Sports basketball scrimmage

February 16, 2013
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Unified Sports basketball scrimmage

Fans at the Southington High School varsity basketball games were treated to the annual Blue-White scrimmage last week as the Blue Knight Unified Sports basketball team prepares for their upcoming winter schedule.  The team played a split-squad scrimmage at halftime of the boys varsity game on Tuesday, Feb. 5 and the girls varsity game on…

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