Schools

Program to get books for schools

December 22, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The American Legion Auxiliary is hoping to use its successful book donation program to augment the libraries at Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools. Earlier this year, the Auxiliary used funds from the program to finance copies of “high-interest” books at Southington High School, which explored teen issues like bullying, gang…

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School board members upset with middle school issues

December 21, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor Some members of the Board of Education expressed their dissatisfaction with how the planned renovations at Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools were hit by several costly issues at the school board meeting last week. Representatives from Newfield Construction and Fletcher-Thompson attended the meeting to discuss the current state of the project…

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Schools look to improve safety after Newtown

December 19, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Area school districts are working to restore some stability in the classrooms and reassure parents about safety, in the wake of a devastating mass shooting in Newtown. “We spent the weekend preparing for the return of students,” said Plainville Superintendent Jeff Kitching. “The sooner we could get them back to…

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Teachers showcase projects to SEF

December 14, 2012
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Teachers showcase projects to SEF

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) listened to several past grant recipients talk about how their projects were successful and how they were received by students during a recent meeting. Seven teachers, encompassing five different grants, told the foundation how the grants impacted the classroom, whether it met the desired objectives and…

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Second time at referendum; Middle school project going back to the voters

December 13, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Town Council began the process of sending the middle schools project to a planned March referendum that will ask voters to support an additional $4.7 million, while officials noted that this scenario actually saves some taxpayer dollars in the long run. The original $85 million referendum, which the Board…

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DePaolo announces honor roll for the first marking period

December 12, 2012
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DePaolo Middle School has announced its honor roll for the first marking period. Grade 6, First Honors: , Robert Adamo, Sarah Anderson, Tyler Bade, Joshua Badgley, Jake Beaupre, Kaitlyn Bertola, Joseph Bethencourt, Abhiram Bhamidipati, Emily Blaszko, Nathan Borkowski, Owen Bouchard, Sydney Bradshaw, Kyra Brayall, Jillian Bryan, Samantha Bucci, Chiara Burgio, Daniel Butlien, Robert Cantillon, Valente…

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Kennedy Middle School announces first quarter honor roll

December 11, 2012
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Kennedy Middle School has announced its honor roll for the first marking period. Sixth grade, first honors: David Ackerman, Emma Agli, Ethan Agli, John Aligata, Kristen Angeli, Ashley Anglis, Aparna Athreya, Celia Bajrami, Reilly Baker, Kylin Banks, Abigail Barbour, Connor Baston, Evan Belcourt, Kylie Benton, Domenic Bernard, Karla Blake, Michaela Blumetti, Seth Bogoslofski, Taylor Borla,…

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St. Dominic goes to Washington

December 9, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor Saint Dominic School Principal Patricia Tiezzi and Literacy Specialist Noreen Adams recently traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the 30th Anniversary of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award Ceremony and receive St. Dominic School’s National Blue Ribbon Award for Academic Excellence. “My experience was awesome,” said Tiezzi in a release. “We…

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Youth donates money to Make-A-Wish Foundation

December 9, 2012
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Youth donates money to Make-A-Wish Foundation

By Ed Harris Editor A Derynoski School student has helped raise over $900 dollars for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, bringing her two year total to close to $1,700. Olivia Genovese, 10, was honored at the school last week by Kim Smith, development director for Make-A- Wish. Olivia was given a t-shirt and a special certificate. This…

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Civil rights activist speaks at SHS

December 7, 2012
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Civil rights activist speaks at SHS

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Author and civil rights activist Arthur Miller spoke about bullying and taking responsibility to Southington High School students. After a few years of visiting regularly, he has become a familiar face to the school community. “I try to talk about the greater good,” he said. “If you tell stories, you…

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