Schools

SEF announces leadership changes for 2016-2017

July 21, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER There has been a change in leadership at the Southington Education Foundation (SEF), with Gail Duffy and Michelle LeBrun-Griffin taking the reigns from Jan Galati. The two life-long Southington residents will co-chair the non-profit, whose mission is “to instill a life-long love of learning in our children” in Southington by promoting innovative…

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DePaolo Middle School announced students of the month for May

July 19, 2016
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DePaolo Middle School’s students of the month for May. Front, from left, Emma Panarella, Madison Chapman, Jordyn Rogala, Brycen Kennedy, Lauren Scarpa, Jada Vercosa, and Maya Wroblewski. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Luke Meade, Rachel Possidento, Abigail Abram, Megan Mikosz, Jolene Lacasse, and Principal Frank Pepe.

Depaolo Middle School announced the names of its May students of the month. In sixth grade, Luke Meade, Madison Chapman, and Lauren Scarpa were selected by their teams. Luke is the son of Peter and Jean Meade and has earned high honors at DePaolo. He was a STEPS student leader in fifth grade and volunteered…

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Kennedy Middle School announced students of the month for May

July 19, 2016
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Kennedy Middle School’s student of the month for May. Front, from left, Lindsey Catlin, Daniel Messner, and Ryan Salzillo. Middle, Ava Muir, Leah Zaslavsky, Callan Angelo, and Gabriel Zamarano. Back, Asst. Principal Susanne Vitcavage, Anny Moquete-Volquez, Hailey Vargo, Mackenzie Coppola, Justin Taddeo, Thomas Nardi, and Principal Richard Terino.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its May students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Lindsey Catlin, Daniel Messner, Ryan Salzillo and Gabriel Zamorano. Lindsey, an honor roll student, is…

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SEF awards scholarships to SHS graduates

July 15, 2016
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Sarah Lamb, left, and Emily Maciejewski were selected as this year’s scholarship award winners for the Southington Education Foundation (SEF) scholarships.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) awarded $2,000 to local students this month for the pursuit of high education. Emily Maciejewski, salutatorian for the Southington High School (SHS) Class of 2016, and Sarah Lamb, were both chosen as recipients for the organization’s annual scholarships. The SEF, established in 2009 to support creative initiatives…

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Locals graduate from Chase Collegiate School

July 8, 2016
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A pair of Southington residents were among the 42 members of the Chase Collegiate School Class of 2016, who received their diplomas in front of faculty, students, family and friends on June 10. They received diplomas during the school’s commencement ceremony on Friday, June 10 on the Waterbury campus. Graduates, families and friends gathered at…

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Bees fall in rubber match to Skeeters

July 7, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees could not breakthrough with the big hit, dropping the rubber match of their series vs. the Skeeters 4-2. The Game Changed When…: the Skeeters mounted a two out rally in the bottom of the seventh with the game tied at two. After Albert Cordero’s single, the…

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Main Street Community Foundation hosts annual scholarship reception

July 4, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Local recipients of scholarships had a chance to meet the people who offer the scholarships at the annual ccholarship reception offered by the Main Street Foundation last Wednesday. Susan Sadecki, CEO and president of the foundation, said 130 individual students received scholarships totaling $171,000 this year through the foundation. They…

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Online business courses offered by Tunxis

June 28, 2016
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Tunxis Community College’s Business Administration program will offer seven-week online courses starting in August as part of its offerings for those students who want the added flexibility of taking courses off-campus in a quicker time frame. “Principles of Managerial Accounting” and “Principles of Management,” which start Aug. 29 and Oct. 24 respectively, are taught by…

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Strong School educator named as 2016 Paraeducator of the Year

June 17, 2016
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Deborah Stevens of Strong Elementary School was named as Southington’s 2016 paraeducator of the year.

Deborah Stevens of William Strong Elementary School (SES) has been announced as Southington’s Paraeducator of the Year. Stevens has been a paraeducator at Strong since 2004, where she works with special education students from multiple grade levels. On April 29, Southington Public Schools announced that Stevens had been chosen as the town’s nominee for the…

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Local student named valedictorian at Taft

June 16, 2016
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Southington’s Brian Tomasco was valedictorian at the Taft School in Watertown.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington student Brian Tomasco has been named senior class valedictorian of The Taft School in Watertown. Tomasco began his education at Thalberg Elementary School, before attending middle school at Mooreland Hill School in Kensington, and graduating from Taft on May 29. He was actively involved in activities both on campus and in…

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