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Committee set for Lewis High 70th reunion

October 26, 2015
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Comm - Lewis HS 70th reunion May 20 2016

Lewis High School graduates from the Class of 1946 will be holding their 70th class reunion on May 20, 2016 at the Back Nine Tavern at Southington Country Club. For more information, contact the reunion committee, above, or call Norma Zygmunt at (860) 628-9246. Front, from left, Robert Leach and Edward Kordys. Back, Zygmunt, Betty…

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Arrest made for threat against SHS staff member

October 21, 2015
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Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489

The Southington Police Department announced an arrest after yesterday’s incident in Southington schools that resulted in four local schools being place on secure school status. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, police received a report at approximately 8:15 a.m. that a Southington High School staff member received a threat from someone outside of the school. As a…

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Southington Schools placed on secure school status

October 20, 2015
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Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489

Four Southington schools in the Pleasant Street region have been placed on secure school status until further notice as a precaution. Southington High School, DePaolo Middle School, Hatton Elementary School, and Flanders Elementary School have temporarily suspended outside activities after someone threatened a staff member. An alert was sent to parents from Southington’s Superintendant of…

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Lincoln College partners with funeral directors

October 18, 2015
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Comm - Lincoln - CFDA Oct 7 2015

The Connecticut Funeral Directors Association (CFDA), in partnership with Lincoln College of New England’s (LCNE) Mortuary Science program, presented two educational seminars on Wednesday, Oct. 7. LCNE students were offered an opportunity to take the seminar classes and meet future potential Funeral Directors. Seminar topics included “Distracted Driving; It happens in the blink of an…

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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for October

October 16, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School announced their students of the month for October. Front, from left, Micaela Potamis, Sera Altomari, Shane DiPietro-Bean, Mercy Adekola, Katie Kubisek, and Ryan Parent. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Sophia Swain, Andrew Brino, Rylee LeClair, Livvy Pizzitola, Heather Landino, Principal Frank Pepe. Missing from photo: Ryan DelMonte.

Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School recently announced the names of its October students of the month. In sixth grade Sophia Swain, Andrew Brino, and Ryan DelMonte were selected by their teams. Sophia is the daughter of Jeff and Pamela Swain and received the Presidential Award last year at Thalberg. She received a certificate of achievement…

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“Music of the Knight” competition to be held Oct. 24

October 9, 2015
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The annual "Music of the Knight" band competition is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 18. Blue Knight band members, above, gather at last year's celebration.

On Saturday, Oct.24, the Southington High School Blue Knights Marching Band will present the 23rd annual “Music of the Knight” marching band competition at Fontana Field at Southington High School. This event is a US Bands sanctioned marching competition. Twenty-two high school bands from across Connecticut and Massachusetts will be competing for the title. The…

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Financial Aid Night at Southington High School

September 30, 2015
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Southington High School will be hosting their annual Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, Oct. 20 in the high school auditorium. The event is scheduled to being at 7 p.m. First Aid Night is targeted to high school seniors and their parents. However, all parents and students of Southington High School are welcome to attend. Carolyn…

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Southington resident awarded at Quinnipiac University

September 21, 2015
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School - Naomi Lemire summa cum laude Quinnipiac

Naomi Lemire, of Southington, graduated summa cum laude from Quinnipiac University this past May with a 3.95 grade point average. Above, Lemire displays the Alice B. Remail Memorial Award, which is presented to the graduating student, majoring in English, with the highest academic record. The award was presented after a vote by the English faculty,…

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Middle Schools celebrate grand openings

September 18, 2015
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Middle School Building Committee Chair Edward Pocock Jr. addresses the crowds at the Kennedy Middle School grand opening on Sept. 13.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Educators, administrators, town leaders, and state legislatures joined together this weekend to celebrate the grand openings of the newly renovated John F. Kennedy and Joseph A. DePaolo middle schools. Members of the community were welcomed to the schools for celebratory speeches and tours of the updated facilities. After years of planning and…

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Hockey edged by Windsor

September 17, 2015
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Kelsey Snodgrass drives the ball past a Windsor defender during a 2-1 loss on opening day.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington (1-0) hung around with Windsor for most of the game on Friday afternoon, September 11, but just came up short in the end, as the Lady Knights lost their season opener at home to Windsor (1-0), 2-1. Although it was a lost, Southington coach Erin Luddy still thought her girls…

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