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St. Thomas and St. Dominic Schools to combine

January 15, 2015
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  By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Two Southington Catholic schools have announced that they will be merging into one school for the 2015-2016 school year. St. Dominic and St. Thomas churches announced the merge in a letter to parents and guardians on Jan. 9. “In recognition of the current challenging environment, the Pastors, Trustees, and…

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American Legion oratorical contest at SHS on Jan. 26

January 10, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The American Legion Southington Post 72 is holding its annual oratorical contest at Southington High School on Monday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m., providing the opportunity for students to win cash prizes and possibly move on to compete both statewide and nationwide. The Post 72 contest is open to all…

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Man arrested for threats at JFK

December 28, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER David Klash, 49, of 173 Meriden Ave., Southington was arrested on Dec. 15 and charged with breach of peace and second degree threatening after he made some threats against school officials at John F. Kennedy Middle School. According to Southington police, on Dec. 15, the school resource officer at Kennedy…

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American Immigration Unit at DePaolo

December 27, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Eighth graders at DePaolo Middle School had the opportunity to participate in a week-long immigration unit that was funded by the American Immigration Council’s Community Education Grant. DePaolo Middle School teachers Debra Moreau and Kerri Fenton were awarded the grant and began to design an immigration outreach unit through the…

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SHS is accepting applications for Project Lead the Way

December 26, 2014
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Southington High School is currently accepting applications to the Project Lead the Way Program for the four year pre-engineering program. The PLTW application can be found at: www.southingtonschools.org/page.cfm?p-10616 Students currently attending DePaolo Middle School or Kennedy Middle School will submit their applications directly to their middle school. All other applications should be mailed to: Lee Ann Miller, 720…

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Bomb threat sparks high school shutdown

December 26, 2014
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SOUTHINGTON OBSERVER Southington High School students were sent home early last Monday when a bomb threat posted on a social media website came to the attention of law enforcement officials. A suspicious package was found, but turned out not to be a threat, said police. In the end, no bombs were found. Police said that…

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SHS teacher arrested for classroom incident

December 26, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER   An incident report from Southington High School reveals how the school handled an intoxicated teacher on Nov. 6 and provides details surrounding a teacher’s inappropriate behavior towards students. Based on the report, a few teachers came to the main office to report that teacher John Hansen had caused a…

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Polar Express Day at Thalberg School

December 24, 2014
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On Tuesday, Dec. 23, Thalberg Elementary School students enjoyed a pajama day with fun and stories, like The Polar Express, to ring in the holiday break.  

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DePaolo holiday concert

December 24, 2014
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On Thursday, Dec. 18, DePaolo Middle School held its annual holiday concert. Music was provided by the stringed orchestra, the concert choir, and the jazz band.

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Arrest made for bomb threat at SHS

December 24, 2014
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The Southington Police Department announced an arrest in connection with the Dec. 22 bomb threat at Southington High School. Benjamin Egan, 18, of Southington was arrested at 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23 and charged with threatening in the first degree and breach of peace in the second degree. In a press release, the Police…

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