Schools

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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Town’s ECS funds go up; Coming budget still difficult

February 15, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer As part of his budget proposal announcement last week, Governor Dannel Malloy announced additional Education Cost Sharing (ECS) funds for districts in the state. The news came as a relief to many school administrators, although the coming budget year is still expected to be difficult. In the midst of another…

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The Glastonbury hurdle; Knights topple CCC rival with best score to date

February 15, 2013
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The Glastonbury hurdle; Knights topple CCC rival with best score to date

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lady Knight coach Kaitlyn O’Donnell gathered her gymnasts at the end of the meet and began to prepare them for the outcome. Win or lose, she was proud of the effort. Everybody seemed to hit their routines, and that’s all that they can ask for. The rest was up to…

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College bound; Kosienski, Wershoven sign commitments to NCAA programs

February 14, 2013
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College bound; Kosienski, Wershoven sign  commitments to NCAA programs

By John Goralski Sports Writer They picked up their pens with the precision of a synchronized swimming team, and began scrawling their signatures across the papers before them. Since cutting their teeth on youth travel teams, Erica Kosienski and Nicole Wershoven have been charging towards the goal as a tandem. This time there was just…

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