Schools

School board asks for $85.3 million; Funds include full-day kindergarten proposal

January 30, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Education approved a school budget of $85.3 million for the next fiscal year that includes the funds necessary to launch a full-day kindergarten program. The recommended budget represents a 3.51 percent increase over the previous year. This is a reduction of about $900,000 from the proposal presented…

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The SEF hands out another $12,000 in grants

January 25, 2013
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The SEF hands out another $12,000 in grants

BY Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Southington Education Foundation handed out another round of grants last week, with over $12,000 in funding meant to make six unique teaching ideas possible. The teachers behind the chosen proposals gathered at Derynoski Elementary School to accept their grants and publicly summarize their ideas. “Choosing these was a difficult…

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School board honors Palmieri’s recognition

January 19, 2013
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School board honors Palmieri’s recognition

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Education honored Chris Palmieri with a proclamation during its last meeting, in recognition of his selection as the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year for 2013. Palmieri, who holds that position at DePaolo Middle School, was nominated by the school’s principal,…

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Overheated HVAC unit at DePaolo causes evacuation

January 18, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor An overheated HVAC unit at DePaolo Middle School caused a minor evacuation early last week, after it started smoking, triggering the school’s fire alarm. Southington Fire Chief Harold “Buddy” Clark said the department was dispatched to the school due to an unknown odor on Tuesday, Jan. 8. The students were in…

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EPA provides verbal confirmation; Decision will save millions in PCB clean up

January 18, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The middle schools renovation project is poised to clear a major hurdle, after officials received verbal confirmation from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the cheaper plan for the remediation of hazardous materials will likely be approved. The news came during an evening when the plan to renovate Kennedy and…

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Erardi proposes $86 million school budget

January 16, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Erardi has presented a proposed budget of $86.4 million, an increase of 4.87 percent that is intended to help the district keep pace with changing state standards. The final budget approved last year for the BOE was about $82 million. The Board of Education examined…

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Knights shine in overtime; Girls are one win from clinching postseason

January 10, 2013
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By John Goralski
Natalie Wadolowski takes an open jump shot during a 48-41 win over NW Catholic.

By John Goralski Sports Writer With six minutes left in the game, one senior co-captain fouled out. With 1:32 remaining, a second senior fell to the floor clutching her leg. A five point lead shrank to one possession and vanished as time expired in the fourth quarter. On Friday, Jan. 4, the Lady Knights were…

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Overheated HVAC unit causes evacuation at DePaolo Middle School

January 9, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor An overheated HVAC unit at DePaolo Middle School caused a minor evacuation Tuesday, after it started smoking, triggering the school’s fire alarm. Southington Fire Chief Harold “Buddy” Clark said the department was dispatched to the school due to an unknown odor. The students were in the process of evacuating when the…

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DePaolo’s Palmieri named 2013 CAS Middle School Principal of the Year

January 6, 2013
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DePaolo’s Palmieri named 2013 CAS Middle School Principal of the Year

Christopher Palmieri, assistant principal of DePaolo Middle School, was selected as the 2013 CAS Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year. DePaolo Principal Frank Pepe, who nominated Palmieri for the award, describes Palmieri as “a rarity of both knowledge and leadership who gives 100% all the time.” Palmieri, now in his eighth year as assistant…

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DePaolo students raise funds to help the victims of the Newtown tragedy

December 27, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor The students at DePaolo Middle School spent the last week organizing and conducting numerous fundraisers to help aid the children affected in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Last week the students gathered loose change in a large water jug, donated a small fee to wear a hat on hat day…

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