Schools

DePaolo Middle School announced March students of the month

April 20, 2015
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Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School recently announced the names of its March students of the month. In sixth grade Julia Panarella, Erin Klem, and Sebastian Maslinski were selected by their teams. Julia is the daughter of Sherri and Craig Panarella and received the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence in 2014. She is a volunteer at Calendar…

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Cyber Knights win New England title

April 17, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington High School’s Cyber Knights robotics team have been named the New England District champions and will continue on to the World Championship in St. Louis later this month. The Cyber Knights joined more than 60 high school robotics teams for a three-day competition at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass.,…

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Francesco Ricigliano receives national honor

April 15, 2015
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Francesco Ricigliano was recently named to the National Society of High School Scholars.

ATLANTA, GA—The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced that Southington High School student Francesco Ricigliano has been selected to become a member of the NSHSS. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS founder and chairman Claes Nobel. “On behalf of…

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Southington’s music program receives national recognition

April 13, 2015
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New research shows students involved with community music programs demonstrate improvement in subjects such as reading, but Southington educators have known that for years. With countless titles, sold out shows, and an endless throng of Southington students pursuing music at the next level, the music program is one of the most decorated programs in Southington…

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Flanders School needs help in playground competition

April 10, 2015
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Flanders Elementary School is currently in second place in a contest to win a $40,000 playground during a challenge sponsored by Colgate and ShopRite. Flanders School participates in a recycling program through Terracycle and is the only school in Southington participating in the competition. They are looking for community support. This contest allows daily voting…

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‘Guest Reader Day’ at Derynoski Elementary

April 9, 2015
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By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Local officials share stories with students at Derynoski Elementary School on Wednesday, April 1 during “Guest Reader Day.” Volunteers from the community read to students at the annual event. Readers included BOE members David Derynoski and Terri Carmody, Judge Paul Abrams, Barnes Museum curator Marie Secondo, Southington Police Officer Kevin Naranjo, Todd Piro…

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Lincoln College open house on Saturday, April 11

April 9, 2015
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Lincoln College of New England, located at 2279 Mt. Vernon Road, Southington, is hosting an open house on Saturday, April 11 at 10 a.m. Lincoln College of New England, founded in 1966, offers five baccalaureate degree programs in business administration, criminal justice, funeral service management, health information administration, and RN to bachelor of nursing. The…

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District enhances school security and safety plan

April 3, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School Principal Frank Pepe presented an outline of the district’s updated school security and safety plan. “It’s something that will come before the board each year, and it’s because of a public act that really evolved based on tragedies around the country and then very close to…

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Changing misconceptions about technology careers

April 2, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Nancy Chiero and Justin Mirante are on a campaign to clear up some misconceptions about “shop classes” that continue to circulate the halls at Southington High School. They’ve heard it from parents and students, and the pair have had enough. Chiero and Mirante are co-chairs of the school’s Technology Advisory Board.…

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Southington schools announce last day of school is June 18

April 2, 2015
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The Southington Board of Education held a special board meeting on Thursday, April 2 to approve the final day of school for Southington schools. In a short press release, the Board announced that the last day of school and the date for Southington High School graduation will be Thursday, June 18.

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