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New principal picked for Southington Catholic School

May 3, 2016
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Southington Catholic School co-pastors, Father Ronald May and Father Nicholas Melo, announce the appointment of Eileen Sampiere as the new school principal, effective July 1. Sampiere is currently the principal of Corpus Christi School in Wethersfield. During her 24 year tenure at Corpus Christi, she is credited with implementing major renovations and additions to the…

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Math-A-Thon sees most successful year

April 29, 2016
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Students at Urbin T. Kelley Elementary School have found a unique way to celebrate their fundraising success this year – by taping their principal to the wall. The “Tape Mrs. Kahl to the Wall” event will wrap up the 29th successful season of raising funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Every year, Kelley participates…

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CCSU students travel to Cuba for class

April 28, 2016
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Central Connecticut State University students gather at the Estadio Latinoamerican Havana during a recent trip to Cuba.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Coinciding with President Barack Obama’s historic visit to the island nation, students from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) spent a week studying in Cuba this semester. From March 18-26, CCSU sent 19 journalism and communications majors along with two professors on a voyage from New Britain, to Boston, to Miami, and finally…

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Greenskies to install solar panels on middle school roofs

April 27, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Plans to promote green energy in town will continue this summer with solar panels being added at both middle schools. Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School and John F. Kennedy Middle School will both have solar panel arrays installed on their rooftops by Greenskies Renewable Energy in Middletown. “Our goal is to try…

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They’re greeeeaaaat!! And we’re not ‘lion’

April 27, 2016
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Students from Flanders Elementary School drama club, above, practice for today’s opening curtain. The club will present “Lion King Jr.” this weekend at the DePaolo Middle School auditorium. Performances will be on April 29 (7 p.m.), April  30 (6 p.m.), and May 1 (2 p.m.), and tickets are $5. If you’re looking for a really dramatic…

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‘The Wizard of Oz’ at South End School this weekend

April 27, 2016
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The South End Elementary School drama club is performing “The Wizard of Oz” on April 29 (7 p.m.) with two shows on April 30 (1 p.m. and 7 p.m.). Tickets are available at the door. Submitted Photos Click to Enlarge

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Kennedy cancels Friday classes to mourn teacher

April 21, 2016
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Southington Superintendent of Schools Timothy Connellan announced that Friday classes have been suspended so that faculty, staff, and students can attend and participate in funeral services for Joseph George Cipollini. The Kennedy teacher died on Tuesday at the age of 62. Cipollini spent his entire career in Southington Public Schools as a teacher of sciences…

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Southington resident competes in national oratorical contest

April 20, 2016
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Southington’s Jennifer Magnoli, a student at Mercy High School, displays her certificate of distinction for competing at the American Legion National Oratorical Contest.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Jennifer Magnoli has recited the same 1,500 words more times than she can count.  For months, the 15-year-old has been practicing her prepared oration, getting ready for the final speech competition of the season. Given the broad topic of “The Constitution,” Magnoli wrote three pages on what the Constitution means to her…

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Kennedy Middle School announced their Students of the Month for March

April 11, 2016
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Kennedy Middle School announced their Students of the Month for March. Front, from left, Maliah Ryan, Reilly Jarvis, Gianna Wadowski, Evelyn Micacci, and Trevor Kushman. Back, Asst. Principal Susanne Vitcavage, Karter Henriksen, Samantha Sullivan, Taylor Sullivan, Skylar Longley, Evan Watson, Vincent Spizzoucco, Margaret Ritchie, Caroline Wallberg, and Principal Richard Terino.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville announced the names of its March students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Karter Henriksen, Reilly Jarvis, Samantha Sullivan, Taylor Sullivan and Caroline Wallberg. Karter, who always does his…

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DePaolo Middle School announced their Students of the Month for March

April 11, 2016
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DePaolo Middle School announced their Students of the Month for March. Front, from left, Alana Wherry, Shane Sullivan, Stephanie Wills, Dhespina Hilaj, Landon Colby, Kelsie Downey, and Ashna Mehta. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Jake Neuman, Natalie Pare, Veronika Gorski, Alex Partyka, Anjali Thakkar, and Principal Frank Pepe.

Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School announced their Students of the Month for March. In sixth grade Landon Colby, Ashna Menta, and Shane Sullivan were selected by their teams. Landon is the son of Douglas and Krista Colby and received the Presidential Award last year at Kelley Elementary School. He is part of STEPS and volunteers…

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