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SHS marching band scores 4th place at national championship

November 17, 2015
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On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Southington High School marching band capped another championship season with a fourth place finish at the USBands National Championship. The Blue Knights competed at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey in a division of 14 championship bands, and Southington rallied to its best finish at the championship event. Southington earned their…

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Kennedy Middle School announced October students of the month

November 9, 2015
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Kennedy Middle School announced their October students of the month. Front, from left, Josh Budnik, Amber Kohl, Matthew Luponio, Ernest Arroyo, Maya Ciaffaglione, and Mackenzie Ligon. Back, Asst. Principal Susanne Vitcavage, Matthew Morgan, Tucker Raymond, Julia Wakefield, David Sullivan, Jacob Vecchio, and Principal Rick Terino.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its October 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 Amber Kohl, Mackenzie Ligon, and Matthew Morgan. Amber is an extremely conscientious and…

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World Culture students create a classroom museum

November 5, 2015
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Depaolo seventh graders Alina Rivera, left, and Morgan Perschy, right, continue their research in World History in front of a wall adorned like a museum with student projects.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The walls, table tops, and shelves in Trish Kenefick’s seventh grade World History classroom at DePaolo Middle School were filled with replicas of the Mayan calendar, ancient Aztec vases, jewelry, masks, and pyramids made of sandpaper, cardboard and sugar cubes. More than 100 students attend Kenefick’s five classes, and each was asked…

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Southington Catholic joins the chamber

October 30, 2015
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School officials and chamber members joined together for a ribbon cutting at Southington Catholic School on Thursday, Oct. 29.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The soccer team arrived just as the ribbon cutting was about to begin, and a few students—still dressed in their school uniform—joined the procession of student tour guides that wound their way through the corridors of Southington Catholic School. On Aug. 23, the collaboration between local parishes opened their doors with a…

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Flanders unveils new, entirely recycled playground

October 29, 2015
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Students at Flanders play on the new school playscape that is made entirely from recycled dental supplies. The playscape was won during the TerraCycle Recycled Playground Challenge.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On Oct. 21, school administrators and local officials gathered with students from Flanders Elementary School to unveil the school’s new playground, made entirely from recycled toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, and floss containers. The school earned the playground after winning the TerraCycle Recycled Playground Challenge earlier this year. Flanders joined schools from across the…

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Arrest made for threat against a SHS staff member

October 28, 2015
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Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington resident Gregory R. Daly was arrested on Oct. 20, after threats made to a Southington High School (SHS) staff member led four schools to be placed under “secure school status” on Tuesday morning. The Southington police Department received reports at 8:15a.m., that a SHS staff member had been threatened. As a…

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‘Macbeth’ is the theme at Music of the Knight

October 28, 2015
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Music of the Knight- SHS Band performs McBeth as their theme (4)

On Saturday, Oct. 24, the Prince of Denmark made his appearance on the Southington High School turf when the Blue Knight marching band performed a Shakespeare-themed montage at this year’s Music of the Knight competition. Shakespearean actors danced between the band’s musicians during the host performance. The theme of the Southington show was “The Coven” based on…

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Committee set for Lewis High 70th reunion

October 26, 2015
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Comm - Lewis HS 70th reunion May 20 2016

Lewis High School graduates from the Class of 1946 will be holding their 70th class reunion on May 20, 2016 at the Back Nine Tavern at Southington Country Club. For more information, contact the reunion committee, above, or call Norma Zygmunt at (860) 628-9246. Front, from left, Robert Leach and Edward Kordys. Back, Zygmunt, Betty…

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Arrest made for threat against SHS staff member

October 21, 2015
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Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489

The Southington Police Department announced an arrest after yesterday’s incident in Southington schools that resulted in four local schools being place on secure school status. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, police received a report at approximately 8:15 a.m. that a Southington High School staff member received a threat from someone outside of the school. As a…

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Southington Schools placed on secure school status

October 20, 2015
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Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489

Four Southington schools in the Pleasant Street region have been placed on secure school status until further notice as a precaution. Southington High School, DePaolo Middle School, Hatton Elementary School, and Flanders Elementary School have temporarily suspended outside activities after someone threatened a staff member. An alert was sent to parents from Southington’s Superintendant of…

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