Schools

New assistant principal at SHS

April 30, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington High School has welcomed a new assistant principal. The school board voted unanimously in approval to appoint Dianne Holst-Grubbe to the position of Assistant Principal. Holding a Master of Arts Degree in Education and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, Grubbe has experience working in several different school…

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Fifth graders finish race at Talcott Mountain

April 25, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Fifth grader Andrew Perry of Thalberg School helped code and design a robot that could navigate through a maze, find a fire and then extinguish the fire. Andrew was one of over 20 fifth grader students identified as gifted and talented in the Southington school district who had the opportunity…

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Cyber Knights prep for world championships

April 25, 2014
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Cyber Knights prep for world championships

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer After finishing in second place overall during the New England Championship, the Southington Cyber Knights are now heading to the World Championship in St. Louis. Competing against 53 teams from throughout the region during the New England Championship in Boston, the Cyber Knights finished qualification rounds as the number one…

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Kelley creates art for a cause

April 25, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From murals to handmade puzzles to holiday greeting banners and cards, students involved with the Kelley Elementary School Art Club have made a variety of projects since 2013, using their creativity for a good cause. Consisting of about 45 students ranging from first to fifth grade, the club, called “Art…

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Strong students celebrate Brazilian Day

April 19, 2014
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Strong students celebrate Brazilian Day

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Reporter Fourth graders at Strong School shook their hips with excitement while dancing the Samba last week to celebrate Brazilian Day, a presentation that has become an annual event there for the last four years. Fourth grader Jasmine Ozimkoski, who was born and raised in America, led the presentation along with…

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Local students are inventive

April 18, 2014
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Local students are inventive

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Reporter Fourth grader Joey Mazzarella of Thalberg School always knew it was difficult for students to carry their lunches every day while walking the hallways with their backpacks in tow. In order to make lunch time less stressful, he created “Lunch on a roll,” using a variety of materials such as…

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Southington says goodbye to Dr. Erardi

April 16, 2014
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Southington says goodbye to Dr. Erardi

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Reporter School and town officials expressed their gratitude for the work of Dr. Joseph Erardi last week during a Board of Education meeting on April 11, saying farewell to the Southington Supt. of Schools who has accepted the new role of Newtown Superintendent. Southington High School teacher Bob Brown, who presented…

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Cox retires after 20 years

April 11, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer After serving as the Director of Operations for 20 years in the Southington school district, Fred Cox has decided to retire at the end of the school year. During a recent Board of Education meeting, Southington Supt. of Schools Dr. Joseph Erardi announced the retirement of Cox, catching the Director…

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Southington schools look to participate in energy costs savings proposal

April 6, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Board of Education voted unanimously to support Southington’s participation in a $13 million energy performance contracting proposal with a company that will guarantee cost-savings and equipment improvements in school and town buildings. Noresco, an energy company owned by United Technologies, was authorized by the Southington Energy Committee to perform…

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Chris Palmieri to receive Gold Medal award

April 4, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From serving on the Town Council to directing plays at the middle schools to planning for the annual Apple Harvest Festival, Chris Palmieri plays a number of different roles in the community. In honor of all his contributions to the community, the Southington Chapter of UNICO National will award Palmieri…

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