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SEF looks to spell fundraiser

March 16, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) is looking for the community’s help in spelling fundraiser. The SEF is hosting its fourth annual Community Spelling Bee next month. Teams are forming now. “Every year we seem to build on the foundation of the previous year,” said SEF Chairman Dawn Miceli. Teams consist of…

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ECCS discusses community plan for families

March 15, 2014
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Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) is preparing to unveil a community plan that will address some challenges of families in town. Although an exact date has not been scheduled, Michelle Slimak, the co-chair of ECCS, said the plan is almost done, and will most likely be shared with the…

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Flanders Drama Club set to perform Disney classic

March 15, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Students in the Flanders School Drama Club recently dashed toward the stage in excitement to rehearse their upcoming play, Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland. “ “I’m really excited,” said fifth grader Grace Michaud, who will play the role of Alice. “I like it because she’s in a dream and it’s all…

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ALTA students are Artists of the Month

March 14, 2014
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ALTA students are Artists of the Month

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer High school students of the Southington Alternative Program (ALTA) recently kicked off their third annual art exhibit at Southington Public Library, featuring over 40 pieces of art. When Andy D’Agostino was creating his painting, he wanted to use a variety of colors to attract people’s attention. His abstract painting, which…

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Southington High students Skype with Senator Murphy

March 13, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Students in an honors civics class at Southington High School recently had the opportunity to converse with Senator Chris Murphy. Using Skype, the students asked the senator a wide range of questions, including topics such as the Ukraine, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and whether or not golf is a sport.…

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DePaolo announces second quarter honor roll

March 12, 2014
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DePaolo Middle School has announced its honor roll for the second marking period. Grade 6, First Honors: Elizabeth Abrahamson, Dante Accetura, Emma Angelillo, Ryan Asido, Jordan Beaudoin, Patrick Bennett, Kelly Bergland, Bryson Bernier, Emily Biscoglio, Matthew Biscoglio, Jordan Bishman, Samuel Bouchard, Trinity Cardillo, Francesca Casale, Alexa Chaltas, Christopher Chaplinsky, Amy Chudy, Jonathan Cocchiola, Rielley Coles,…

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Kennedy announces second quarter honor roll

March 12, 2014
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Kennedy Middle School has announced its hono roll for the second marking period. Sixth grade, first honors: Joseph Albanese, Lexi Almeida, Morgan Barnum, Ryan Barretta, Samantha Barrows, Jessica Bartsch, Mischelle Beerbaum, Nashita Begum, Alexander Belanger, Kayley Benson, Sahiti Bhyravavajhala, Faith Breen, Caleb Brick, Mary-Claire Brick, Evan Brown, Emma Brush, James Burke, Olivia Calandra, William Carr,…

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Solving math problems to benefit St. Jude

March 7, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Students at Kelley School filled the cafeteria recently as they received their workbooks for the annual Math-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Since 1991, students in grades one through five have participated in the Math-A-Thon to help children who suffer from diseases like cancer, AIDS and sickle cell…

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Survey results update BYOD program at high school

February 28, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer More than 60 percent of teachers at Southington High School who responded in a survey about the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program reported that they used their own technology at least six times last year, according to the results. “That was a very encouraging sign right away,” said social…

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Cyber Knights unveil latest robot

February 28, 2014
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Cyber Knights unveil latest robot

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Members of the Southington High School Cyber Knights recently unveiled this year’s robot—an innovation they created within a six-week time frame. The Cyber Knights named the 120-pound robot “F-195 Knighthawk” in honor of the F-17 Nighthawk, a stealth ground attack aircraft of the U.S. Air Force, which decided to be…

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