Category: Schools

What does an artist do?

Local author and illustrator Bill Thomson recently visited a 3-year-old class at Plantsville Community Nursery School to answer questions about what an artist does. The visit was part of the school’s community helper program. Thomson is the author of a…

Register for summer courses at Tunxis

Registration for summer 2017 credit courses is in progress at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. For information on how to apply and register, contact the Admissions Office at (860) 773-1490 or visit tunxis.edu/apply. The school is offering approximately 140 traditional…

Art for a Cause

Kelley School students were hard at work creating these beautiful tote bags for the Department of Children and Family Services in New Britain. The efforts were done by the Art For A Cause club, which does monthly art projects to…

Team Rotary Club defends their crown at the SEF spelling bee

More photos, visit: www.southingtonobserver.com/2017/04/26/there-will-be-an-answer-let-it-bee By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The stakes were high during the Southington Education Foundation’s seventh annual spelling bee. Eighteen three-person teams participated in four, single-elimination rounds in order to crown one winning team at the high…

There will be an answer… Let it ‘Bee’

Kelley’s ShamRockin’ Spellers get a “thumbs up” from Southington’s language arts coordinator Stephanie Lawlor during the opening round of the annual SEF spelling bee. On Thursday, April 20, 18 local trios battled for the coveted crown. For the story, see…

Southington resident named as Google Innovator

In the Newington school system, Southington resident John “Jay” Salerno is the “go-to” for all things related to computers. Over the past 2.5 years as director of educational technology, Salerno has helped everyone in the Newington district—from administrators and teachers…