Schools

Knights of Columbus awards 4 scholarships

August 11, 2015
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Frank Casetellano, left, of the scholarship committee presents the award to Kayla Beaupre and Sarah Palko. Grand Knight Paul Sirois, right, also presented the award.

The Southington Knights of Columbus, Isabella Council 15, recently awarded scholarships to four Class of 2015 high school graduates residing in Southington. The four, all high academic achievers, included NW Catholic graduate Kayla Beaupre, a parishioner of St. Dominic who will attend the University of Pennsylvania State; Sarah Palko, Southington H.S. grad and member of…

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Hatton receives ‘Basketball for All’ grant

August 10, 2015
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From left, Amber Smith and Ryan Smith accept a $1,800 grant from Tanger Outlet General Manager John Dolishny.

Hatton Elementary School was presented with a grant from Tanger Outlets in the amount of $1,800 in mid-June. The grant was submitted by Amber Smith, who is a third grade teacher in Southington and also a parent of two boys who attend Hatton School. The TangerKIDS Grants program is designed to assist schools by providing…

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Archbishop Blair to officiate Southington Catholic ribbon cutting on Aug. 23

August 7, 2015
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Southington Catholic

After many months of planning, organizing, preparing and furnishing the facility and hiring of teachers and staff, Southington Catholic School expects to open its doors for the first day of school on Thursday, Aug. 27. The school is designed for children in pre-K through eighth grade. Most Rev. Leonard P. Blair, Archbishop of Hartford, will…

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Bergland, Chapman awarded SEF STEM scholarships

August 1, 2015
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Erik Bergland, left, and Madison Chapman were presented with the first SEF STEM scholarships.

Erik Bergland and Madison Chapman have been named recipients of the Southington Education Foundation’s inaugural scholarships, providing $1,000 to each awardee. Bergland was awarded the SEF STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) Scholarship. He plans on studying applied mathematics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. In an essay, he relates that his greatest wish is…

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In the director’s chair: Former Avon AD takes the helm for the Knights

July 30, 2015
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Greg Ferry, the former Athletic Director in Avon and a long time counselor at Cheshire High School, has been named as Southington’s new athletic director.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Greg Ferry paced back and forth in front of the phone, waiting for the call, and thinking about the interview and the possibilities that lay before him. “I think I wore out a good, 30-foot path in my house,” he said with a chuckle. “I was trying not to think about…

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Lincoln College of NE announces Dental Hygiene program

July 30, 2015
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Lincoln College of New England

Lincoln College of New England, formerly Briarwood College, is now accepting students for the fall semester in their brand new bachelor of science program for dental hygiene. Registration is underway at the admissions office at 2279 Mount Vernon Rd. in Southington. For more information, contact the director of admissions, Tim D’Aquila, at (860) 628-4751, ext.…

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Aylward graduates from Kingswood Oxford

July 26, 2015
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WEST HARTFORD – Bryant Aylward of Southington was among the 91 members of the Class of 2015 to graduated from Kingswood Oxford on Sunday, May 22 in the school’s first outdoor Commencement since 2011. “The senior class has waited patiently for four years to have its graduation outside on the Senior Green,” said Head of…

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Locals honored at Mooreland Hills

July 25, 2015
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Mooreland Hills School

On Tuesday, June 9, Southington students Lydia Gabacini and Sarah Tomasco were both honored for their academic accomplishments during the Mooreland Hill School’s 84th commencement ceremony on in Berlin. Both were graduates at the event. Gambacini earned the school’s highest grade average in Latin, French, and English, and will attend Miss Porter’s School in Farmington…

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St. Paul Catholic HS announces open house and placement exams

July 22, 2015
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St Paul Catholic High School

St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol will host three open house dates this fall: Saturday, Sept 19 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The open house will include tours of the building and a chance to meet the faculty.…

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Flanders wins contest for $40,000 playground

July 17, 2015
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A scale model on the TerraCycle website shows what the new Flanders playscape will look like. Construction begins this fall.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Students at Flanders Elementary School will be welcomed back to school with a brand new playground, as the winners of a contest sponsored by Colgate and Shoprite. Due to their participation in the TerraCycle Recycling program, Flanders was eligible to compete for the $40,000 playground, and came out on top with more…

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