Schools

The State of the Town: Leaders discuss progress at chamber event

January 30, 2015
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Bailey Kahl launches himself toward the pit during the long jump competition on Jan. 24.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Town Councilors spoke about the changes in town government and on their special committees within the last year at the Chamber Legislative Committee 6th annual State of the Town dinner. Seven of the nine town councilors spoke about recent accomplishments and concerns on projects in town. Chairman Michael Riccio praised…

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BOE approves $90 million budget

January 29, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Board of Education (BOE) finalized the budget for the 2015-2016 school year, and the board unanimously approved spending $90,197,401 with a 3.59 percent increase from last year’s budget. Director of Business and Finance Sherri DiNello presented the budget, which she crafted along with school administrators based on the year…

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Strong School donates homemade ornaments

January 24, 2015
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On Friday, Dec. 12, more than 100 Strong Elementary School students stayed after class to decorate homemade salt dough ornaments, and the decorations were packaged by the 5th grade STEPS committee. The ornaments were eventually hand delivered by the students to Mulberry Gardens and The Orchards.  A small tag was attached to each packaged ornament…

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Middle School projects in the final phases

January 23, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Middle School construction projects at both Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools are moving along on schedule. “We’re in phase 10 in both schools,” said Chairman of the Middle School Building Committee Ed Pocock Jr. “We have two more phases after that to do.” Pocock Jr. said the project has…

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Derynoski PTO hosts a home and business show on Feb. 28

January 23, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Derynoski Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is holding its first annual Home and Business Show on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.in the school’s cafeteria. Derynoski Elementary School PTO member Laura Rothkopf said she got the idea to do the home and business show from surrounding…

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Civil rights speaker talks to students at SHS

January 22, 2015
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Civil rights speaker talks to students at SHS

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER On Jan. 15, a Southington High School (SHS) English teacher welcomed a semi-annual guest speaker to talk to students about his experiences during the civil rights movement in the 50s and 60s. Deacon Arthur Miller said he visits around 30 to 40 schools all over the country from Yale to…

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A United effort by the Blue Knight soccer team

January 19, 2015
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The Blue Knight boys soccer team presented check to the United Way of Southington as a result of team fundraising. Above, varsity captains present a check to Kaye Davis, Executive Director of the United Way of Southington.

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Kennedy announces November students of the month

January 16, 2015
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Kennedy Middle School recently announced the names of the November students of the month. Front, from left, Dante D’Amore, Maxwell Chubet, Madeleine Silano, and Trevor Francis. Middle, Kelsey Henderson, Samuel Terry, Natalie Diaz, and Maliah Ryan. Back, Mr. Steven Madancy, Colby Johnson, Jamie Lamson, Marissa Robarge, Troy Kieras, and Mrs. Susanne Vitcavage. Missing from the photo is Olivia Calandra.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its November 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 Dante D’Amore, Trevor Francis, Maliah Ryan, and Madeleine Silano. Dante, a conscientious student…

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Kennedy announces December students of the month

January 15, 2015
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Kennedy Middle School announced their December students of the month. Front, from left, Alexah Zaczynski, Mikaela Bogoslofski, and Rachel Carbone. Middle, Anthony Marcuccio, Matthew Godfrey, Joseph Tellerico, and Trevor Kushman. Back, Mr. Steven Madancy, Abigail Barbour, Emma Doran, Faith Breen, Asami Castellano, Christopher Gambardella, and Mrs. 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 Mikaela Bogoslofski, Rachel Carbone, Trevor Kushman, and Alexah Zaczynski. Mikaela is the sixth…

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DePaolo announces December students of the month

January 15, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School announced their December Students of the Month. Front, from left, Marisa Imme, Abby Delgado, Michael Sandulli, Morgan Perschy, and Alexis Izzo. Back, Assistant Principal Chris Palmieri, Connor Stifel, Tyler Heidgerd, Emma Wojcicki, Kelly Barrett, Kate Hardy, Bianca Spataro, and Rachel Strillacci.

DePaolo announces their Students of the Month for December In sixth grade Kelly Barrett, Marisa Imme, and Abby Delgado were selected by their teams. Kelly is the daughter of Katarzyna Barrett and Richard Barrett and is a high honors student. She recently volunteered her time at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival and…

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