Schools

Lights, camera… time for a bathroom break? Urinetown performs this weekend

March 19, 2015
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Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Actors at Southington High School prepare for this weekend’s premiere of “Urinetown.” The off-beat play imagines a world which regulates water so much that they charge for toilet use. The show will be performed on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $10 ($8 for…

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Middle schools perform ‘Mary Poppins’

March 17, 2015
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Critics must have thought them crazy when school officials settled on “Mary Poppins” for this year’s middle school play. It’s a performance that would challenge even the most veteran American actors with its need for accents and singing. It’s a production that requires spectacular settings and lighting challenges to accommodate the magic and…

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DePaolo Middle School announces March Students of the Month

March 16, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School’s students of the month for March. Front, from left, Bobby Lasbury, Jon Breski, Natalia Adamczyk, Faith Kosior, and Sandra Robel. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Scott Putnam, Cole Lespier, Jacob DelMonte, Betul Agirman, Alessia Ricigliano. Missing from the photo are Sam Miranda and Michayla Turner.

DePaolo Middle School has announced their Students of the Month for March. In sixth grade Bobby Lasbury, Faith Kosior, and Cole Lespier were selected by their teams. Bobby is the son of Robert and Amy Lasbury and received the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence last year. He is a community service volunteer, ran on the…

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Book Drive held for Liberian School

March 13, 2015
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Book Drive held for Liberian School

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Inspired by a church’s mission, two local teens took it upon themselves to make a difference in the lives of students who are less fortunate. National Honors Society (NHS) seniors Alexa Taylor and Ryan Padden collected 400 hundred books for a Liberian school. St. Margaret’s school is a K-12 Catholic school…

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Kennedy School awards students for science and invention

March 10, 2015
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The Kennedy Middle School Science Department recently announced the winners of their recent science fair and Invention Convention. The event has increased tenfold in recent years and the showings spanned two nights in mid-February. The contest was open to students of the school in grades 6-8. The following students were selected by judges to move…

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Thalberg partners with Orchard Valley Garden Club for community project

March 10, 2015
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Thalberg School fourth and fifth grade members of Genevieve’s Teaching Garden Club partnered with the Orchard Valley Garden Club for a community garden project. The students created beautiful floral designs with instructions, supplies, and assistance from Southington’s Orchard Valley Garden Club. The “Sending Love” designs were delivered to residents at Southington Care. The “Strawberry Ice…

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SHS wins F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Chairman’s Award

March 8, 2015
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The Cyber Knights won the Chairman’s Award in Waterbury. From left, Gwen Gorman, Ellie Lefkovich, Brian Petrucci, Nick Rappi, Tyler Brinton, Kyle Barry, and Bailey Kahl.

Southington’s FIRST Robotics Team 195, the CyberKnights, won the Chairman’s Award at this season’s first district event in Waterbury. This prestigious award was created to recognize teams that demonstrate the greatest commitment to spreading passion about science and technology into their communities and schools. Team 195 was recognized for building partnerships with their community, youth,…

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SHS robotics club competes in Waterbury competition

March 6, 2015
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By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER This past weekend area high school students took part in the second of 10 F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competitions (FRC). The weekend saw 35 area teams accompanied by the robots that they created. Southington’s Cyber Knights went home with the Chairman’s Award. Each team had been working…

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Middle schools enjoy a ‘Taste of Culture’

March 5, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The first ever cultural fairs were hosted at both John F. Kennedy Middle School and Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School on Thursday, Feb. 26. The two after-school events offered “A Taste of Culture” for students, parents and faculty in honor of the STEPS February Asset of the month, cultural competence. According…

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Brian Stranieri has been named as the interim Principal at SHS

March 5, 2015
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Southington High School Assistant Principal Brian Stranieri has been appointed as the Interim Principal of Southington High School effective on March 14. Stranieri began his career in education at Southington High School in September 1982 and has served as Assistant Principal since September 2002.  During his 13 years in administration, Stranieri has been responsible for directly overseeing…

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