Schools

Palmieri receives UNICO Gold Medal Award

May 30, 2014
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Palmieri receives UNICO Gold Medal Award

Nicole Jacques Correspondent Dozens turned out at the Aqua Turf on May 21 to celebrate the achievements of a particular member of the Southington community who has been described as someone who always puts the interests of his middle school students first. Christopher Palmieri, assistant principal of DePaolo Middle School, was honored with the 69th…

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New principal at Plantsville School

May 29, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A crowd of educators and other members of the Southington community stood up and cheered during a recent school board meeting as Stephen Bergin received a framed professional photograph displaying the hands of a first grade class at Plantsville Elementary School. The photograph, presented by a group of teachers, marks…

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Middle school expansion could open up new possibilities

May 27, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the middle schools building project expected to be completed by fall 2015, school administrators have discussed possible new opportunities in the curriculum after the renovations. With more technology and space available at both DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools, curriculum changes will be recommended to better reflect 21st century learning,…

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Town joins with organization to bring AEDs to schools

May 24, 2014
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Town joins with organization to bring AEDs to schools

By Ed Harris Editor About a month ago, local resident Kevin Salsbury was going for a run at the 103rd Airlift Wing Connecticut Air National Guard center in East Granby when he became dizzy and collapsed, suffering from a cardiac issue. If it wasn’t for a nearby doctor and an automated external defibrillator (AED), there…

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Police investigating suspicious driver approaching female students

May 22, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is investigating several instances of a suspicious man approaching female students over the course of the past month. Police are investigating three separate instances since April 28. Each time the car is different, but the driver description is similar. In two of the instances, the drive spoke to female high school…

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Tech committee looks into possibilities with long term plan

May 22, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Technology Committee has geared up for the second year of infrastructure upgrades in the school district, discussing different ways to enhance the use of devices by students and teachers. During a recent Board of Education meeting, Karen Veilleux, the school district’s technology director, presented an update on the committee’s…

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These students are tops in their class

May 22, 2014
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These students are tops in their class

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With graduation less than a month away, Southington High School has announced the top three students in the Class of 2014. For seniors Alex Queen, Dan Connolly and Alexis Dziubek, graduating at the top of their senior class means that four years of hard work and dedication paid off. Southington…

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DePaolo announces third quarter honor roll

May 17, 2014
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DePaolo Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third marking period. Grade 6, First Honors: Abigail Abram, Emma Angelillo, Ryan Asido, Jordan Beaudoin, Patrick Bennett, Kelly Bergland, Emily Biscoglio, Matthew Biscoglio, Jordan Bishman, Samuel Bouchard, Kallie Candelaria, Trinity Cardillo, Christopher Chaplinsky, Amy Chudy, Jonathan Cocchiola, Rielley Coles, Ashlyn Curtis, Ryan Daddona, Katherine D’Agostino,…

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Students recognized as inventors at competition

May 16, 2014
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Students recognized as inventors at competition

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Nine Southington students became “recognized inventors” during the 31st Annual Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC). The fourth and fifth graders who recently competed in the CIC at UConn came home with awards.  A total of 20 students from the Southington school district competed during the CIC, which is an internationally recognized…

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High school students learn the dangers of distracted driving

May 16, 2014
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High school students learn the dangers of distracted driving

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A damaged van parked outside Southington High School last week served as a reminder for students about the consequences of distracted driving. The van, which was actually involved in a texting and driving incident, served as one part of a presentation that has become a tradition at Southington High: the…

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