Schools

Plantsville displays its talent

June 19, 2015
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Plantsville School Talent Show-Griffin O'Neill karate

  Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS On Thursday, June 11, the audience at Plantsville Elementary School was treated to an amazing display of music, singing, hoola hooping, marshal arts, and dancing during the school’s annual talent show.

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Kennedy Middle School celebrates 50 years of education

June 19, 2015
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John F. Kennedy Middle School staff member and alumna Emily Dickson and her children, Spencer Dickson, 7, and Molly Dickson, 4, hand out "Happy Birthday" party hats during the JFK birthday party on June 11, celebrating the school's 50th anniversary.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER There is no better way to celebrate turning 50 than with a birthday party—even for a building. John F. Kennedy Middle School reached its half-century mark on June 11, a milestone that assistant principal Susanne Vitcavage knew had to be celebrated. “We wanted to celebrate 50 years of excellence in education,” said…

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Southington officials salute enlisted grads

June 18, 2015
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Thirteen graduating Southington High School seniors were honored on Tuesday afternon for their enlistment in the United States military. The students were recognized at a luncheon on June 10, when families, local veterans, school administrators and town officials gathered in their honor.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER School officials saluted 13 Southington High School seniors at a special ceremony to aknowledge their enlistment in the United States military. Following their graduation from Southington High School, the students will serve in the Army National Guard, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and U.S. Navy, with one student attending the U.S. Naval Academy…

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Parent volunteers recognized by Board of Ed

June 18, 2015
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Superintendent of Schools Timothy Connellan speaks during the parent volunteer recognition luncheon at Hawk's Landing Country Club on June, 16.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER As the season of award ceremonies and end-of-the-year banquets winds down, the Southington Board of Education held one last luncheon this week, to recognize the parent volunteers who have helped plan, organize, and promote the many events and activities held throughout the school year. Nearly 100 parents, faculty members, administrators, and Board…

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Main Street Community Foundation awards scholarships

June 18, 2015
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Main Street Community Foundation has awarded $146,000 in scholarships to a group of over 120 students at varying levels of their academic careers from the towns of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, and Wolcott as well as other communities. The majority of scholarship grants were awarded during the foundation’s June 9 Scholarship Reception at Hawk’s…

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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for June

June 17, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for May.

Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School recently announced the names of its June students of the month. In sixth grade Avery Halloran, Saimir Kaja, and Nick Mowatt were selected by their teams. Avery is the daughter of Carina and Michael Halloran and won the American Citizenship Award in fifth grade. She volunteered at Alex’s Lemonade Stand…

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Karolina Chrzanowska presents at ECSU conference

June 16, 2015
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ECSU

WILLIMANTIC—Southington’s Karolina Chrzanowska, an accounting major, presented a poster presentation titled “Forensic Accounting in Developing Nations: The Analysis of Offshore Banking in the Bahamas” at CREATE (Celebrating Research Excellence and Artistic Talent at Eastern), the premier undergraduate research and art conference at Eastern Connecticut State University. CREATE held its inaugural event at the end of…

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Cheshire Academy athletes playing at next level

June 14, 2015
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Cheshire Academy

Nearly 30 Cheshire Academy seniors and postgraduate students have signed letters of commitment to play college sports at competitive schools ranging from Duke University to the University of Delaware and Salve Regina University. With sports ranging from baseball to lacrosse, soccer to tennis and football to basketball, the Academy’s student athletes will continue to reach…

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SHS top 3 students define ‘friendly competition’ with academic success

June 12, 2015
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Southington High School's top three graduating seniors, salutatorian Erik Bergland, left, valedictorian James Hoder, center, and essayist Caitlin Young, right.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A thick stack of resumes sat in front of Southington High School’s top three students on Tuesday afternoon, noting the many academic achievements that earned them a spot at the top. The three friends—valedictorian James Hoder, salutatorian Erik Bergland and essayist Caitlin Young, gathered to speak about their accomplishments, goals, and plans…

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Surviving the Holocaust: Kennedy students hear a first-hand account

June 12, 2015
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JFK Middle School principal Steven Madancy speaks with Janina Nawarskas, a Holocaust survivor, after she hosted an assembly for the seventh grade class.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER When the topic of social issues in World War II was brought up in Sue DeSimone’s language arts class at John F. Kennedy Middle School, seventh grade student Megan Fortier was reminded of the story of her great aunt, Janina Nawarskas—a story Nawarskas had just begun sharing herself. Having rarely spoken of…

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