Schools

Local gardeners reap the awards

December 11, 2015
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The Orchard Valley Garden Club received two awards at the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut October meeting. From left, OVGC president Marge Muzyczka and Irene Langlais, chair of the garden club at Thalberg Elementary School.

The Orchard Valley Garden Club (OVGC) of Southington were honored with two awards at the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut meeting in October. The local garden club received the Luckner Youth Award and the Pamela C. Hebert Garden of Youth Award, which is a New England regional award. The awards were a result of OVGC…

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Grads celebrated on Wall of Honor

December 11, 2015
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Honorees, family, and friends gather after the ceremony. Front, from left, Melanie Zissopoulos, Joan Vallee, Judy Lebel, Ricky Albert, Nancy Rama, Phillip Sirois, and Michael Graziano. Back, Bob Brown, Timmy Vallee, and Paul Sirois.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR On Monday, Dec. 7, honorees, family, and friends crowded into the entrance to the Southington High School auditorium to celebrate this year’s inductees onto the Southington High School Wall of Honor. The ninth induction class featured an artist, a Broadway producer, and a soldier that gave his life in Afghanistan. Wall of Honor…

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Students recognized for service as Everyday Angels

December 11, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Allyson Genovese, founder of Southington non-profit “Ally G’s Everyday Angels,” recognized several students last week for their dedication to volunteer work and giving back to their community. After a banquet for the students and their families at Zingarella’s on Dec. 2, Genovese and the non-profit’s board of directors presented seven students from…

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Town approves solar power for middle schools

December 10, 2015
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John F. Kennedy Middle School
1071 S Main St, Plantsville, CT 06479
(860) 628-3275

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town Council voted on Monday, Nov. 23 to take the next step in continuing the “solarization plan” for the town. The council approved a Power Purchase Agreement with Greenskies Renewable Energy, LLC, in Middletown, to provide solar power supplies for Kennedy Middle School and DePaolo Middle School. The agreement is the…

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Jack-o’-lanterns for STEPS

November 30, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School’s ABC activity for October gave students the opportunity to paint, decorate, or carve their own pumpkin during a Southington STEPS activity. Students were able to vote for their favorite pumpkin at a family event, on Oct. 29.

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Unified Sports programs get a lift

November 26, 2015
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Schools - Unified Sports

The Mill Foundation for Kids recently donated $2,400 to the DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools Unified Sports program. The program, which is part of the Special Olympics, allows for special needs students and peer partners to participate in sporting events. The money will be used to fund attendance and transportation to area Unified Sports events…

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Blue Knight trio commit to next level: Stublarec, Farkas, Wadolowski sign college letters of intent

November 25, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Wednesday, Nov. 18, three Southington student-athletes inked their names. Michelle Stublarec, Drew Farkas, and Natalie Wadolowski signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level in front of friends, families, coaches, and teammates in the Southington High School library. Stublarec chose to continue her volleyball career…

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SHS will induct 3 onto the Wall of Honor on Dec. 7

November 25, 2015
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Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Three honorees will be added to Southington High School’s Wall of Honor in a ceremony on Monday, Dec. 7. This year, the school will recognize SHS graduates Mike Graziano, Dale Zarrella, and Sgt. Mjr. Phillip Albert. Board of Education member Bob Brown, Chairman of the Selection Committee, said he began the Wall…

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Southington Catholic announces first quarter honor roll

November 24, 2015
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Southington Catholic School
133 Bristol St, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-2485

Southington Catholic School announced the honor roll for the first quarter. The following students earned high honors: Lauren Bush, Connor Keegan, Valerie Sprague, Haley Weiner, Kira Hanner, David Jerman, Adriana Shea, Andrew Cawley, Justin Hassler, and Emma Kief. To qualify for high honors, students must have earned an “A” in every subject. The following students…

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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for November

November 21, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School announced their students of the month for November. Front, from left, Sophie Wojcicki, Glen Somers, Daniel Semmel, Giovanni Donato, Abby Darling, Ami Kaur, and Kaitlin Siedel. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Rachel Martins, Adam Goralski, Jacob Gius, Natalie Millerick, Chase Swain, and Principal Frank Pepe.

Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School recently announced the names of its November students of the month. In sixth grade Daniel Semmel, Kaitlin Siedel, and Abby Darling were selected by their teams. Daniel is the son of Martin and Jennifer Semmel and received an arts and music award in elementary school. He is part of the…

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