Category: Schools

Southington resident named as Google Innovator

In the Newington school system, Southington resident John “Jay” Salerno is the “go-to” for all things related to computers. Over the past 2.5 years as director of educational technology, Salerno has helped everyone in the Newington district—from administrators and teachers…

STEPS asks if you have taken the PROMise?

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The Southington Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) is once again getting involved with Southington High School’s prom planning to encourage safe evenings for the students. STEPS members will join SHS staff to present junior…

DAR Good Citizen award winners

Three Southington High School Seniors were presented with the 2017 Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award at a March 13 ceremony at First Baptist Church. The award recognizes seniors for strong academics, as well as community and civic…

SHS music department wins national award

The Southington Public School district has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Southington is among 4 percent of districts nationwide…

Local trio honored by Connecticut universities

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Each year, the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSUS) system—with campuses in New Britain (Central), Willimantic (Eastern), New Haven (Southern), and Danbury (Western)—honors a dozen of their most outstanding students with the Henry Barnard Distinguished…

Battling poverty one class at a time

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Board of Education member Bob Brown is bringing poverty awareness to Southington and the State of Connecticut in hopes of eradicating it…completely. A former high school civics teacher, Brown spent 41 years teaching in the…