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Middle schoolers explore STEM at SHS

January 14, 2016
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STEM Department Chair Justin Mirante demonstrates an engineering display during a STEM tour for local middle school students.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), labs at Southington High School (SHS) aren’t your typical “shop” classes. Using 3D printers and CAD computer programs, students learn to design everything from wind turbines, to model homes, to go-karts. More than 25 course options give students the opportunity to learn STEM fundamentals, discover…

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CyberKnights prepare to storm the castle: Team 195 launches the season at a FIRST kick-off event

January 14, 2016
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Members of the CyberKnights react to this year’s game challenge during a worldwide kick-off to the 2016 season. (Photo by John Goralski)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington High School Cyber Knights (Team 195) launched their 2016 season in a worldwide kickoff last weekend. At 10a.m. on Jan. 8, FIRST robotics launched the international robotics season with the announcement of their Stronghold game. The Stronghold game is the annual challenge that each team faces in competition. The game’s…

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SHS marching band is selling ‘Super Subs’

January 8, 2016
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The Southington High School Marching Band is conducting its annual “Super Sub” sale. The sale features 12 inch grinders that are sold, prepared, and delivered by the marching band. Students will canvas the town on Jan. 9, 10, 16 and 17 (Jan. 23 and 24 will be snow dates) taking orders for your choice of…

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Register now at Tunxis; late registration Jan. 19

January 7, 2016
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Credit registration for the spring 2016 semester is under way at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. For information on how to apply and register, contact the Admissions Office at (860)773-1490, or visit tunxis.edu/apply. Late registration will take place Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Classes start Jan. 21. Tunxis offers over 50 associate degrees…

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BOE schedules budget meetings at Hatton

January 7, 2016
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The Southington Board of Education has scheduled two public meetings to discuss the proposed 2016-2017 school budget. The first will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 19, and the second will be on Thursday, Jan. 21. Both meetings are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at Hatton Elementary School.

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St. Paul open house on Jan. 9; Placement exams on Jan. 16

January 7, 2016
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The enrollment season for St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol gets underway with an open house this Saturday, Jan. 9, beginning at 10 a.m. Tours of the school building and meetings with faculty and families are part of the open house experience. The tours are open to all prospective students and their parents. Pre-registration…

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Silver bells? How about a whole orchestra?

December 31, 2015
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On Monday, Dec. 21,  DePaolo Middle School students rang in the holiday break with a festive musical concert. DePaolo’s sixth grade stringed orchestra, above, regales the crowd with holiday favorites. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS CLICK TO ENLARGE

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BOE recognizes student achievement, discuss projected last day of school in 2016

December 24, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington High School Marching Band was recognized in a Celebration of Excellence by the Board of Education (BOE) during their Dec. 10 meeting, for winning the State Championship for the seventh year and finishing fourth at the U.S. Bands National Championship. Also at the meeting, the BOE approved a second reading…

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SHS students awarded Superintendents Awards

December 24, 2015
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Jessica Howe (left) and Alexander Statkevich (center) are presented with the Board of Education Certificate of Excellence by BOE Chairman Brian Goralski (right) on Dec. 10. The two students were awarded the 2015-2016 Superintendents Awards.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Two Southington High School (SHS) students were awarded the Connecticut Association of Public Schools Superintendents Student Awards for the 2015-2016 academic year. On Dec. 10, Alexander Statkevich and Jessica Howe were recognized by Superintendent Timothy Connellan and the Board of Education (BOE) for their academic success and extracurricular and athletic involvement in…

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Music to our ears; Derynoski donates to vets

December 23, 2015
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Derynosky- Hailey Zaczynski and Aiden Rand with the 20  ipods

Derynosky students raised $300 through a collection of spare change spearheaded by Aiden Rand and Hailey Zaczynski, above, during a recent school fundraiser, and American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 matched those funds. Together, they were able to purchase 20 iPod shuffles to be used in the music and memory program at the Rocky Hill veterans…

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