Schools

Parents and kids learn internet safety

June 7, 2014
By

By Ed Harris Editor Derynoski Elementary School recently invited members of the Southington Police Department into the school to speak with students and parents about internet safety. Last week, school officials held two presentations, one for the students and another geared specifically for the parents. Officers Tom Gallo and Chad Butler hosted the seminars. “They…

Read more »

Community plan unveiled for Southington children

June 6, 2014
By

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Seeing all Southington children have their early care and education needs met is a result that the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) aims to achieve through its community plan, which the group unveiled last week, for the first time. “I am excited about this opportunity to raise awareness about…

Read more »

Foreign language approved at South End

June 4, 2014
By

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The first World Language Pilot Program will begin this fall at South End School after the Board of Education unanimously approved the curriculum. “It’s an exciting opportunity for our kids to be enriched,” said Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski, during a recent meeting. “That’s an opportunity that didn’t exist…

Read more »

Palmieri receives UNICO Gold Medal Award

May 30, 2014
By
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…

Read more »

New principal at Plantsville School

May 29, 2014
By

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…

Read more »

Middle school expansion could open up new possibilities

May 27, 2014
By

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,…

Read more »

Town joins with organization to bring AEDs to schools

May 24, 2014
By
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…

Read more »

Police investigating suspicious driver approaching female students

May 22, 2014
By

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…

Read more »

Tech committee looks into possibilities with long term plan

May 22, 2014
By

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…

Read more »

These students are tops in their class

May 22, 2014
By
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…

Read more »