Schools

CyberKnights charge into the new season

March 30, 2016
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195 Cyberknights

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Cyber Knights Robotics team picked up right where they left off, starting the new season with a victory. The CyberKnights, (FIRST Team 195) kicked off a series of regional competitions at the New England University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, District Event earlier this month. In order to move to the playoffs…

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DePaolo and Kennedy take you on a journey ‘Into the Woods’

March 30, 2016
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Into The Woods-Rapunzel

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Jack (with his magic beans) walk into the woods. What happens next? You’ll have to visit Kennedy Middle School over the next couple of days to find out. The DePaolo-Kennedy middle school drama club is gearing up for a spectacular, star-studded performance, which includes all of…

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Lincoln College of New England celebrates 50 years

March 29, 2016
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Lincoln College of New England
2279 Mt Vernon Rd, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-4751

This year, Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) is celebrating a 50-year tradition of student-centered academics. Founded in 1966 as Briarwood College, LCNE offers a wide variety of professional programs and an active alumni network to help students succeed in their job search. “At LCNE, our students discover and appreciate the benefits of a college…

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Talent at Hatton

March 24, 2016
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Talent Show-Etta Rocco

Etta Rocco strums the guitar on March 18 during the Hatton Elementary School student talent show. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS   Click to enlarge

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SHS students recognized at state DECA conference

March 16, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington High School students swept the board at this year’s state DECA conference, held at the Aqua Turf on March 1. Over 1,000 student leaders and entrepreneurs gathered in Southington to compete in categories ranging from finance and hospitality to marketing and management. The DECA program, said SHS co-advisor Teresa Brooks, teaches…

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Locals places 6th at Northeast Science Bowl

March 14, 2016
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The SHS Science Bowl team rallied to a sixth place finish at the regional championship in Storrs. From left, Niels Peschel, Joe Zavorskas, Kristen Mathew, Amisha Paul and Kate O'Reilly.

On Saturday, March 6, the Southington High School Science Bowl team placed sixth out of 41 schools at the Northeast Regional of the National Science Bowl competition at the University of Connecticut (UConn) in Storrs. Southington, a second year team, improved on its 14th place finish last year. Launched in 1991, the National Science Bowl…

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Kennedy Middle School announced their Students of the Month for February

March 14, 2016
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Kennedy Middle School announced their Students of the Month for February. Front, from left, Sahiti Bhyravavajhala and Olivia Benson. Middle, Samantha Peluso, Caprina Pugliese, Jared Rivera, Mickey Gurzenda, and Zachary Foti. Back, Principal Richard Terino, Olivia Roberts, Sara Roccapriore, Alexandra Barner, Kiralyn Wadman, Ryan Shurkus, and Asst. Principal Susanne Vitcavage.

Kennedy Middle School announced their Students of the Month for February. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Alexandra Barner, Olivia Benson and Zachary Foti. An ideal student, Alexandra is always prepared for class, tests and quizzes. A…

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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for February

March 14, 2016
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DePaolo Middle School announced their Students of the Month for February. Front, from left, Sami Millerick, Julia Korp, Kallie Candelaria, Allie Baldwin, Payton Turnquist, James Frechette, and Keira Dubitsky. Back, Assistant Principal Chris Palmieri, Rich DelVecchia, Garrett Brown, Jonathan Cocchiola, Sadie Garfinkel, Jaden Vuong, and Principal Frank Pepe.

DePaolo Middle School announced their Students of the Month for February. In sixth grade Keira Dubitsky, Sami Millerick, and Julia Korp were selected by their teams. Keira is the daughter of Richard Dubitsky and Jillian Connelly and received the Presidential Award in fifth grade. She volunteered at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival…

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Do you know these 1958 Plantsville School kindergarteners?

March 13, 2016
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During the summer break, officials at Plantsville Elementary School uncovered an old class photo from 1958. Members of this kindergarten class are now in their early 60s, but school officials are looking for names to match with these faces. If you can identify any of these former Plantsville students, contact Franca Imme at FIMME@southingtonschools.org. (Click…

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SEF is looking for a few good spellers

March 11, 2016
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The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) is looking for the town’s best spellers for the sixth annual SEF Community Spelling Bee. Last year, the “Wanna Bees,” with Dave Pestillo, Joe Peccerillo, and John Zimmerman won that honor. It is now time to put them to the challenge. Who will win the trophy this year? On Thursday,…

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