Schools

SHS students ‘Train for Tomorrow’ with local health care professionals

March 3, 2016
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Jasdeep Khalsa, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, addresses a group of SHS students at a chamber event.

By TAYLOR HARTZ and TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF WRITER More than 100 Southington High School students took the opportunity to learn more about careers in medicine last week, through the Chamber of Commerce’s Training for Tomorrow program. The program, which has partnered with SHS for years to help secure local internships for students, took a different approach this…

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SAT is now free and part of the state curriculum

March 2, 2016
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Testing

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On March 2, Southington High School (SHS) juniors completed the first mandatory SAT examination. The SAT has replaced the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) as the annual examination for students across the state. The U.S. Department of Education approved a waiver request in Aug. 2015, allowing the SAT, a common requirement for college…

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Little Mermaid Jr. opens on Friday

February 26, 2016
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The curtain opens this this weekend for the Strong PTO drama club’s production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” The show is directed by Southington High School senior Eddie Vitcavage and is performed by Strong students. Performances will be held on Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., at Kennedy Middle School.…

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Life is sweet here, under the sea

February 24, 2016
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SO Front - Little Mermaid - Strong School

The curtain opens this this weekend for the Strong PTO drama club’s production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” The show is directed by Southington High School senior Eddie Vitcavage and is performed by Strong students. Performances will be held on Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., at Kennedy Middle School.…

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Plantsville students raise $4k for CCMC

February 24, 2016
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Participants at this year’s Fox-a-thon at Plantsville Elementary School celebrate their record-breaking success at this year’s fundraiser.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Fox-a-thon at Plantsville Elementary School (PES) was an event for the kids and by the kids. The afternoon dance marathon on Feb. 19 was planned by fifth graders at the elementary school, modeled after the University of Connecticut’s (UConn) annual HuskyTHON. For the sixth year in a row, PES students danced…

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SACA scholarship applications due March 14

February 23, 2016
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Southington Arts and Crafts Assoc

The Southington Arts and Crafts Association is seeking applicants for the organization’s annual scholarship. The $1000 scholarship is awarded to a high school senior residing in Southington who will be pursuing a degree program in a visual art and/or craft related field. Applications for the scholarship may be obtained from the Southington High School guidance…

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St. Paul embraces the Ponytail Challenge

February 19, 2016
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On Thursday, Jan. 28, 11 students at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol, above, braved the scissors to donate at least 8.5 inches of their own hair to make wigs for cancer patients. St. Paul Catholic alumnus Emily Camden, right, a hairdresser at First Impressions in Bristol, donated her time to cut the ponytails…

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Ready for the Unified season

February 17, 2016
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Andrew Gallagher passes the ball during a White Team possession during the Blue Knight Unified Sports annual scrimmage during halftime of the varsity girls basketball game on Feb. 9. The Southington High School co-ed team is ready to start their winter season, and fans were treated to an early look. Photos by BRIAN JENNINGS Click…

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SHS students honored at CT Scholastics Art Awards

February 15, 2016
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CT Scholastic Art Awards

Students from the Southington High School art program captured a pair of honorable mentions awards during the recent Connecticut Scholastics Art Awards program. Giavonna Paulus earned honorable mention for her mixed media entry, “Gouache Bat.” Allie Rinaldi earned honorable mention for her drawing and illustration entry, “Self Portrait.” The pair were awarded their certificates at a…

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Inventive solutions from our Neighborhood kids

February 10, 2016
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Invention Convention-Alex DelVecchia (8th grade)

Eighth grader Alex DelVecchia discusses his fire fighting solution, similar to the snow-throwing equipment at Mount Southington ski area. On Tuesday, Feb. 2, local inventors flocked to Kennedy Middle School for the 2016 Southington Invention Convention. A similar event was held at DePaolo Middle School. Winners will advance to the state fair at UConn. Photos…

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