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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for December

December 21, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School announced their December Students of the Month. Front, from left, Andrew Bafuma, Sammi Bray, Amela Dishnica, Emily Goulet, Sarah Sisto, and Connor Bouffard. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Mason Simons, Emelie Brady, Taylor Collar, Steven DellaFerra, Carlie Kubisek, Dan Yu, and Principal Frank Pepe.

DePaolo Middle School announced their December Students of the Month. Front, from left, Andrew Bafuma, Sammi Bray, Amela Dishnica, Emily Goulet, Sarah Sisto, and Connor Bouffard. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Mason Simons, Emelie Brady, Taylor Collar, Steven DellaFerra, Carlie Kubisek, Dan Yu, and Principal Frank Pepe. DePaolo Middle School announced their Students of the…

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Hatton kindergarteners promote ‘Warm Your Neighbors’ this winter

December 18, 2015
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Three kindergarten classes and 5th grade students involved in the STEPS program at Hatton Elementary School collected more than 1,500 soupand hot chocolate donations for the "Warm Your Neighbor" initiative.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER For the month of December, Hatton Elementary School kindergarten students created a new winter initiative called “Warm Your Neighbor.” Combining two assets from the Southington Town Wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) program, students focused on the concepts of “Youth as Resources” and “Service to Others.” The result was the collection of…

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Flanders students shop for the holidays

December 16, 2015
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SO Flanders Holiday Fair-Brooke Volmar, Lila Karabin, Enils Veizaj,and Calli Kok

On Thursday, Dec. 10, Flanders Elementary School held a holiday  bazaar where students were able to take a break and shop for family and friends. Above, Brooke Volmar, Lila Karabin, Enils Veizaj, and Calli Kokoska browse through the inventory. (Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS)

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Kennedy Middle School announced November students of the month

December 14, 2015
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Kennedy Middle School announced their November students of the month. Front, from left, Jake DellaVecchia, Tyler Smith, Madelyn Lukanik, and Nadilie Germain. Back, Principal Richard Terino, Christopher Taylor, Vincent Fioriello, Griffin Campbell, Natalie Foligno, Chloe Stanish, Leah Hinckley, Lilliana Perron, Michael Maino, and Assistant Principal Susanne Vitcavage.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville 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 Vincent Fioriello, Madelyn Lukanik, Lilliana Perron, and Tyler Smith. Vinny is a hardworking student…

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Local gardeners reap the awards

December 11, 2015
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The Orchard Valley Garden Club received two awards at the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut October meeting. From left, OVGC president Marge Muzyczka and Irene Langlais, chair of the garden club at Thalberg Elementary School.

The Orchard Valley Garden Club (OVGC) of Southington were honored with two awards at the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut meeting in October. The local garden club received the Luckner Youth Award and the Pamela C. Hebert Garden of Youth Award, which is a New England regional award. The awards were a result of OVGC…

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Grads celebrated on Wall of Honor

December 11, 2015
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Honorees, family, and friends gather after the ceremony. Front, from left, Melanie Zissopoulos, Joan Vallee, Judy Lebel, Ricky Albert, Nancy Rama, Phillip Sirois, and Michael Graziano. Back, Bob Brown, Timmy Vallee, and Paul Sirois.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR On Monday, Dec. 7, honorees, family, and friends crowded into the entrance to the Southington High School auditorium to celebrate this year’s inductees onto the Southington High School Wall of Honor. The ninth induction class featured an artist, a Broadway producer, and a soldier that gave his life in Afghanistan. Wall of Honor…

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Students recognized for service as Everyday Angels

December 11, 2015
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Ally G's Everyday Angels

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Allyson Genovese, founder of Southington non-profit “Ally G’s Everyday Angels,” recognized several students last week for their dedication to volunteer work and giving back to their community. After a banquet for the students and their families at Zingarella’s on Dec. 2, Genovese and the non-profit’s board of directors presented seven students from…

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Town approves solar power for middle schools

December 10, 2015
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John F. Kennedy Middle School
1071 S Main St, Plantsville, CT 06479
(860) 628-3275

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town Council voted on Monday, Nov. 23 to take the next step in continuing the “solarization plan” for the town. The council approved a Power Purchase Agreement with Greenskies Renewable Energy, LLC, in Middletown, to provide solar power supplies for Kennedy Middle School and DePaolo Middle School. The agreement is the…

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Jack-o’-lanterns for STEPS

November 30, 2015
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Schools - DePaolo pumpkins

DePaolo Middle School’s ABC activity for October gave students the opportunity to paint, decorate, or carve their own pumpkin during a Southington STEPS activity. Students were able to vote for their favorite pumpkin at a family event, on Oct. 29.

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Unified Sports programs get a lift

November 26, 2015
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Schools - Unified Sports

The Mill Foundation for Kids recently donated $2,400 to the DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools Unified Sports program. The program, which is part of the Special Olympics, allows for special needs students and peer partners to participate in sporting events. The money will be used to fund attendance and transportation to area Unified Sports events…

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