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Kennedy Middle School announced the students of the month for December

January 22, 2016
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Kennedy Middle School announced their December Students of the Month. Front, from left, JFK Principal Richard Terino, Adam Kosko, Zachary DelVecchia, Emmett Vitti, Anabel Cannatelli, Samantha Kania, and Grayson Borla. Back, Evan Kwok, Jenna Lucian, Sarah Langdeau, Harshita Rayapureddy, Olivia Lanteri, Jordan Cyr and JFK Assistant Principal Susanne Vitcavage.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its December 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 Grayson Borla, Anabel Cannatteli and Samantha Kania. Grayson is a hardworking and inquisitive…

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Can I quote you on that?: School administrators back students during yearbook controversy

January 21, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER For decades, high school seniors have been tasked with summarizing their four-year experience in just two short lines, known as the senior quote. When it comes time for the annual submissions, most go the sentimental route, recalling fond memories on the field or on stage, others opt for meaningful song lyrics, and…

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North Coast Clothing is clearing shelves at SHS

January 21, 2016
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North Coast Clothing has already earned more than $4,000 in sales. The student company is the brainchild of, from left, Margaux Degumbi, Natalie Rickard, and Evan Aiudi.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Three Southington High School seniors are advancing their education in marketing by using their business and sales skills outside the classroom. Evan Aiudi, Natalie Rickard, and Margaux Degumbi, all students in the SHS Marketing III course, have created their own company. North Coast Clothing, a New England themed t-shirt company, has earned…

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Students perform at Hatton

January 20, 2016
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By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Students perform at Hatton Elementary School on Wednesday, Jan. 13.  The school’s orchestra showcased their talents throughout the day, with a daytime concert for students, above, and evening concerts for parents, families, and friends by the school’s orchestra and band.

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Winners crowned for fire prevention poster contest

January 19, 2016
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The Southington Fire Department announced the local winners of the Connecticut Fire Prevention Poster Contest. Ava Agan and Joscelyn Spinelli were Southington’s 2015 winners. Spinelli’s poster was chosen as a Hartford County winner. The annual contest is for open to students across the state in grades 4 and 5. Contestants are challenged to create a…

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Petits offer grant for STEM study

January 18, 2016
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The Petit Foundation awarded a grant to the Southington Public Schools on behalf of Kennedy Middle School teacher Nancy Wasserman, paraprofessional Spencer Richards, and district science coordinator John Duffy. The grant will be used to support the “Engineering Our Circulatory System” unit of study for all seventh grade students. Students will create 3D working models…

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Lincoln students support BFL

January 16, 2016
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Members of the Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) Student Government Association partnered with Bread for Life (BFL) in a community campaign aimed at raising awareness for the local food bank. On Dec. 5, the students staffed a table outside of Stop & Shop to distribute information about the BFL food bank, the soup kitchen,…

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CyberKnights prepare to storm the castle: Team 195 launches the season at a FIRST kick-off event

January 14, 2016
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Members of the CyberKnights react to this year’s game challenge during a worldwide kick-off to the 2016 season. (Photo by John Goralski)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington High School Cyber Knights (Team 195) launched their 2016 season in a worldwide kickoff last weekend. At 10a.m. on Jan. 8, FIRST robotics launched the international robotics season with the announcement of their Stronghold game. The Stronghold game is the annual challenge that each team faces in competition. The game’s…

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Middle schoolers explore STEM at SHS

January 14, 2016
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STEM Department Chair Justin Mirante demonstrates an engineering display during a STEM tour for local middle school students.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), labs at Southington High School (SHS) aren’t your typical “shop” classes. Using 3D printers and CAD computer programs, students learn to design everything from wind turbines, to model homes, to go-karts. More than 25 course options give students the opportunity to learn STEM fundamentals, discover…

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SHS marching band is selling ‘Super Subs’

January 8, 2016
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The Southington High School Marching Band is conducting its annual “Super Sub” sale. The sale features 12 inch grinders that are sold, prepared, and delivered by the marching band. Students will canvas the town on Jan. 9, 10, 16 and 17 (Jan. 23 and 24 will be snow dates) taking orders for your choice of…

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