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St. Paul open house on Jan. 9; Placement exams on Jan. 16

January 7, 2016
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St Paul Catholic High School

The enrollment season for St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol gets underway with an open house this Saturday, Jan. 9, beginning at 10 a.m. Tours of the school building and meetings with faculty and families are part of the open house experience. The tours are open to all prospective students and their parents. Pre-registration…

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Silver bells? How about a whole orchestra?

December 31, 2015
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Depaolo 6th grade music students-6th grade stringed orchestra

On Monday, Dec. 21,  DePaolo Middle School students rang in the holiday break with a festive musical concert. DePaolo’s sixth grade stringed orchestra, above, regales the crowd with holiday favorites. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS CLICK TO ENLARGE

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BOE recognizes student achievement, discuss projected last day of school in 2016

December 24, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington High School Marching Band was recognized in a Celebration of Excellence by the Board of Education (BOE) during their Dec. 10 meeting, for winning the State Championship for the seventh year and finishing fourth at the U.S. Bands National Championship. Also at the meeting, the BOE approved a second reading…

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SHS students awarded Superintendents Awards

December 24, 2015
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Jessica Howe (left) and Alexander Statkevich (center) are presented with the Board of Education Certificate of Excellence by BOE Chairman Brian Goralski (right) on Dec. 10. The two students were awarded the 2015-2016 Superintendents Awards.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Two Southington High School (SHS) students were awarded the Connecticut Association of Public Schools Superintendents Student Awards for the 2015-2016 academic year. On Dec. 10, Alexander Statkevich and Jessica Howe were recognized by Superintendent Timothy Connellan and the Board of Education (BOE) for their academic success and extracurricular and athletic involvement in…

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Music to our ears; Derynoski donates to vets

December 23, 2015
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Derynosky- Hailey Zaczynski and Aiden Rand with the 20  ipods

Derynosky students raised $300 through a collection of spare change spearheaded by Aiden Rand and Hailey Zaczynski, above, during a recent school fundraiser, and American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 matched those funds. Together, they were able to purchase 20 iPod shuffles to be used in the music and memory program at the Rocky Hill veterans…

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Giving the gift of reading at Kelley School

December 23, 2015
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Joshua Bonefant, 5, reads to Kelley Elementary School custodian Larry LaComb during a special reading exercise with the school's kindergarteners. Bonefant selected LaComb as his reading partner.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER After ending a unit on the power of reading, Rose Risser’s kindergarten class at Kelley Elementary School chose staff members for a chance to share their new skill. “We were giving the gift of reading to special teachers in our school,” said Risser, whose class of five and six-year-olds spent the morning…

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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for December

December 21, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School announced their December Students of the Month. Front, from left, Andrew Bafuma, Sammi Bray, Amela Dishnica, Emily Goulet, Sarah Sisto, and Connor Bouffard. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Mason Simons, Emelie Brady, Taylor Collar, Steven DellaFerra, Carlie Kubisek, Dan Yu, and Principal Frank Pepe.

DePaolo Middle School announced their December Students of the Month. Front, from left, Andrew Bafuma, Sammi Bray, Amela Dishnica, Emily Goulet, Sarah Sisto, and Connor Bouffard. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Mason Simons, Emelie Brady, Taylor Collar, Steven DellaFerra, Carlie Kubisek, Dan Yu, and Principal Frank Pepe. DePaolo Middle School announced their Students of the…

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Hatton kindergarteners promote ‘Warm Your Neighbors’ this winter

December 18, 2015
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Three kindergarten classes and 5th grade students involved in the STEPS program at Hatton Elementary School collected more than 1,500 soupand hot chocolate donations for the "Warm Your Neighbor" initiative.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER For the month of December, Hatton Elementary School kindergarten students created a new winter initiative called “Warm Your Neighbor.” Combining two assets from the Southington Town Wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) program, students focused on the concepts of “Youth as Resources” and “Service to Others.” The result was the collection of…

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Flanders students shop for the holidays

December 16, 2015
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SO Flanders Holiday Fair-Brooke Volmar, Lila Karabin, Enils Veizaj,and Calli Kok

On Thursday, Dec. 10, Flanders Elementary School held a holiday  bazaar where students were able to take a break and shop for family and friends. Above, Brooke Volmar, Lila Karabin, Enils Veizaj, and Calli Kokoska browse through the inventory. (Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS)

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Kennedy Middle School announced November students of the month

December 14, 2015
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Kennedy Middle School announced their November students of the month. Front, from left, Jake DellaVecchia, Tyler Smith, Madelyn Lukanik, and Nadilie Germain. Back, Principal Richard Terino, Christopher Taylor, Vincent Fioriello, Griffin Campbell, Natalie Foligno, Chloe Stanish, Leah Hinckley, Lilliana Perron, Michael Maino, and Assistant Principal Susanne Vitcavage.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville announced the names of its November students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Vincent Fioriello, Madelyn Lukanik, Lilliana Perron, and Tyler Smith. Vinny is a hardworking student…

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