Posts Tagged ‘ Board of Education ’

BOE, school officials, and local veterans honor SHS seniors

May 25, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Members of the Southington High School jazz band filled the municipal center meeting room with music, while school and town officials took their seats at tables adorned with blue table cloths and American flags. On Tuesday, May 24, six seniors from the Class of 2016 were honored at the annual Military Appreciation…

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Schools present Profiles in Professionalism awards

May 12, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington Public Schools recognized 14 recipients for the Profiles in Professionalism award. Announced on May 2, the honorees for the 2015-2016 school year were recognized by the Board of Education (BOE) during a meeting on May 12. Earlier this year, each school building and department within Southington Public Schools was asked to…

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Southington students break out in dance

May 11, 2016
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A group of elementary students shake, rattle, and roll during a Zumba class at Derynoski Elementary School on Thursday, May 5.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Kids across the map were active on the morning of May 5, taking part in the YMCA’s annual event, “All Children Exercise Simultaneously” (ACES.) Started in 1989, the ACES program aims to get millions of children out of their classroom seats and onto their feet at the same time each year. Schools…

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Council passes budget with plans to restore cuts

May 11, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town Council voted on May 9 to unanimously approve budgets for the general government, the Board of Education (BOE), the sewer fund, and the animal control fund. The new budget will go into effect on July 1 for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, at a total of $147 million. The approved budgets…

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SAT is now free and part of the state curriculum

March 2, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On March 2, Southington High School (SHS) juniors completed the first mandatory SAT examination. The SAT has replaced the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) as the annual examination for students across the state. The U.S. Department of Education approved a waiver request in Aug. 2015, allowing the SAT, a common requirement for college…

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BOE unanimously approves proposal for 2016-17 budget

February 3, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Education (BOE) voted unanimously on Jan. 28 to approve the budget for the 2016-2017 academic-year. The budget proposes a 3.61 percent increase to the previous year’s budget, totaling $92,901,729. Superintendent Timothy Connellan provided the Board with his proposed budget on Dec. 29. The BOE reviewed the budget, created by…

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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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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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Meet the 2015 Board of Education candidates

October 21, 2015
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We asked Southington Board of Education candidates the following questions: 1) What was the most important challenge or issue faced by the Board of Education over the last term? How did you handle it or how would you have handled it? 2) What is the most important issue ahead of us, and how will you…

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Superintendent says Southington schools are in good shape

August 27, 2015
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Southington Supt Timothy Connellan (2014)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington Public Schools opened their doors this week, welcoming students back on Thursday and holding two professional development days for faculty and staff earlier in the week. Superintendent of Schools Timothy Connellan said Tuesday that the school system is “in great shape and ready to receive students.” Over the summer, Connellan and…

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