Schools

SHS students win 3 Halos from Seven Angels Theater

June 4, 2015
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Members of the Southington High School drama department (from left) Marissa Mayo, Emily Sargent, Rachel Mouris, Jessica Dos Santos and Madison Yurgatis received awards at the 12th annual Halo Awards, hosted by the Seven Angels Theater in Waterbury. After receiving ten nominations, the SHS department won Halos in three categories - Best Choreographer, Best Performance by an Actress in a Comic Role in a Play and Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Musical.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER “It felt like the Oscars for high school,” said Southington High School senior Marissa Mayo of last Tuesday evening, when the Southington High School theater department was honored at the 12th annual Halo Awards. The awards, presented by Seven Angels Theater in Waterbury, invited Southington to attend what was described as a…

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Lincoln College of New England graduates first nursing class

June 4, 2015
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Schools - Lincoln College Nursing Grads (Big)

Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) in Southington celebrated its 48th Annual Commencement Ceremony on May 15, graduating 205 students, including the school’s first class of Registered Nurse (RN) and bachelor’s of nursing (BSN) graduates, above. Newly appointed LCNE President Denise Lewicki said that she is very proud of all of this year’s graduates. Nursing…

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Lessons learned, accomplishments achieved

May 28, 2015
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Southington’s Brendan Carroll, left, is this year’s valedictorian at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol. Carroll and salutatorian Sydney Riddick, right, will deliver speeches at the school’s graduation ceremony on June 2.

By LISA CAPOBIANCOSTAFF WRITER Sydney Riddick and Brendan Carroll learned some of the greatest life lessons over the past four years at St. Paul Catholic High School. For Sydney, the biggest lesson she ever learned throughout high school was “Keep trying” and “don’t give up.” For Brendan, the biggest lesson he learned at St. Paul was…

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Southington students honored by ECSU

May 27, 2015
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Eastern289

WILLIMANTIC—A number of Southington students were honored by various departments at Eastern Connecticut State University during year-end banquets. Two locals were selected for induction into the Delta Omega chapter of Delta Mu Delta, the National Honor Society that recognizes outstanding students in business administration, accounting, and business information systems. Membership in Delta Mu Delta is…

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DePaolo Middle School announced May students of the month

May 27, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for May. Front, from left, Justin Ierardi, Amal Al-Hidami, Kathryn Clynes, Anthony Matarazzo, Sydney Trask, and Max Peruta. Back, Assistant Principal Chris Palmieri, Erik Olson, Sera Altomari, Kelley Marshall, Morgan Duling, Derek Guida, Evan Johanns, and Principal Frank Pepe.

Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School recently announced the names of its May students of the month. In sixth grade Kathryn Clynes, Anthony Matarazzo, and Sera Altomari were selected by their teams. Kathryn is the daughter of Frank and Patrice Clynes and has consistently earned high honors. She assisted at DePaolo’s Taste of Culture and Light…

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Moquin earns Academic Achievement Award

May 27, 2015
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Schools - Jordyn Moquin award

At a recent awards luncheon, hosted by the Springfield College Business Management Department, former Southington High School graduate Jordyn Moquin, now in her second year at Springfield College, was honored with an Academic Achievement Award for her continued academic success within the Business Management Department. From left, Springfield College Business Management Department Co-Chair Brenda Canning,…

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BOE will recognize Profiles in Professionalism at May 28 meeting

May 25, 2015
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Town of Southington

The following are the honorees for the Southington Public Schools 2014-2015 Profiles in Professionalism who will be recognized at the Board of Education meeting to be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 at the Municipal Center Public Assembly Room at 200 North Main Street: Robert Brown (Southington High School); Dennis Sikowski (Southington High…

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Madancy named as Assistant Superintendent

May 22, 2015
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The Board of Education appointed Steven G. Madancy, John F. Kennedy Middle School Prinicpal, as the new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Education welcomed a new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction on May 14, appointing John F. Kennedy Middle School principal Steven G. Madancy. Madancy has been the principal at JFK Middle School since July of 2012, following seven years as a principal in Milford, serving two years at Pumpkin…

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In the land Far Far Away… Shrek at South End

May 21, 2015
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Shreck Jr-Samantha Sullivan, Jack Barnum, and Kersyn McBride

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Students from South End Elementary School take the audience on a journey to the Kingdom of Far Far Away for a drama club production of “Shrek The Musical Jr.” The fifth graders performed last week. Samantha Sullivan (Fiona), Jack Barnum (Shrek), and Kersyn McBride (Donkey) starred in this musical event.

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Board of Ed adopts budget for 2014-2015 fiscal year

May 21, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Education (BOE) voted Thursday to adopt their operating budget for the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year as approved by the Board of Finance (BOF) and the Town Council. The budget, totaling $89,667,401, falls $530,000 below the amount the BOE originally requested for their operations in the coming fiscal year. In an…

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