Posts Tagged ‘ Board of Education ’

Board of Education honors teacher, 2 former students

September 28, 2016
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BOE chair Brian Goralski presents the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year plaque to Christina McKirryher at the Sept. 22 meeting.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The Southington Board of Education (BOE) met for their regular session on Thursday, Sept. 22 with a positive agenda and a handful of public participants. Board members recognized a teacher, the DECA club, two fallen soldiers, and above average test scores at the high school. The BOE opened the meeting…

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Former BOE member Zaya Oshana honored by town Democrats

September 15, 2016
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Former BOE member Zaya Oshana was honored by town Democrats.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Zaya Oshana was wheeled to the podium by his son, Zaya. The younger Oshana grabbed the microphone and apologized that his father didn’t have the voice to address the crowd. “I know that’s surprising,” said his son. The crowd of Democrats chuckled at the irony. On Wednesday, Sept. 7, the Southington…

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Long summer break leads to strong start for the school year

September 15, 2016
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By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The Southington Board of Education (BOE) kicked off the year with an upbeat meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8 after one of the town’s longest summer recesses. Superintendent Timothy Connellan greeted board members with a positive report for the start of the 2016-2017 school year. With a long summer, custodial staff…

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Southington schools recognize 33 retirees in 2016

June 15, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Along with the 490 Blue Knights who graduated from Southington High School (SHS) last Friday, Southington schools will say goodbye to more than 30 members of their faculty and staff. During the 2015-2016 school year, 33 employees of Southington Public Schools announced their retirement. The list of retirees includes one administrator, Special…

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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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