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Kennedy announces second quarter honor roll

March 12, 2014
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Kennedy Middle School has announced its hono roll for the second marking period. Sixth grade, first honors: Joseph Albanese, Lexi Almeida, Morgan Barnum, Ryan Barretta, Samantha Barrows, Jessica Bartsch, Mischelle Beerbaum, Nashita Begum, Alexander Belanger, Kayley Benson, Sahiti Bhyravavajhala, Faith Breen, Caleb Brick, Mary-Claire Brick, Evan Brown, Emma Brush, James Burke, Olivia Calandra, William Carr,…

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Solving math problems to benefit St. Jude

March 7, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Students at Kelley School filled the cafeteria recently as they received their workbooks for the annual Math-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Since 1991, students in grades one through five have participated in the Math-A-Thon to help children who suffer from diseases like cancer, AIDS and sickle cell…

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Survey results update BYOD program at high school

February 28, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer More than 60 percent of teachers at Southington High School who responded in a survey about the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program reported that they used their own technology at least six times last year, according to the results. “That was a very encouraging sign right away,” said social…

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Cyber Knights unveil latest robot

February 28, 2014
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Cyber Knights unveil latest robot

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Members of the Southington High School Cyber Knights recently unveiled this year’s robot—an innovation they created within a six-week time frame. The Cyber Knights named the 120-pound robot “F-195 Knighthawk” in honor of the F-17 Nighthawk, a stealth ground attack aircraft of the U.S. Air Force, which decided to be…

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School board presents budget to finance board

February 28, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Board of Education recently presented its proposed budget before the Board of Finance, requesting a total of $87,072,005 for the coming fiscal year. This reflects an increase of 3.37 percent over this year’s adopted budget of $84,233,204. The budget comes with a reduction of $187,868 from the original…

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*Update Kennedy Middle School evacuated due to gas odor

February 26, 2014
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*Updated Students have returned to the school after it was deemed that the odor was not emanating from the school. According to officials, the gas leak was found to originate on Werking Street. Original Story Kennedy Middle School is currently being evacuated due to a gas order. The students are being placed on busses to…

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Students to compete in the Science Bowl

February 21, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Kennedy Middle School in Southington is one of over a dozen other schools in the state facing off in the National Science Bowl regional this weekend. A team of four students from Kennedy will compete on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the University of Connecticut, in Storrs, answering a variety of…

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Veterans Committee adopts mission statement

February 8, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the Southington Board of Education voting unanimously to adopt an official mission statement for the Veterans Committee, the school district has reaffirmed to “never forget” the sacrifices of military service members from the past and present. “I see tonight as the exemplar for this entire country at every local…

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Youth grows giant cabbage and wins scholarship

February 7, 2014
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Youth grows giant cabbage and wins scholarship

By Ed Harris Editor A St. Dominic School fourth grader was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship for growing a 10 pound cabbage as part of a national program. Last year, Vincent Rappoccio’s third grade class participated in the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program. The school’s entire third grade class participated in the program, which was…

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Best Buddies receives donation

February 6, 2014
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Best Buddies receives donation

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Best Buddies Club at Southington High School fosters one-to-one friendships between students with and without intellectual disabilities. From bowling and mini golf to holiday parties and dances to athletic events, members of the Best Buddies Club at the high School take part in a variety of different activities with…

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