Tag: SEF

SEF awards over $10K in educational grants

The Southington Education Foundation grant committee awarded $10,890 during the spring 2019 grant period. A total of 10 grant applications were submitted to the committee and reviewed. Hatton Elementary School principal Robert Garry received $5,000 for a STEaM-robotics lab. The…

SEF awards $11K in education grants

The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) awarded more than $11,000 in grants to three local teachers. The grants were presented at a reception held at the Southington Community Cultural Arts Center (SoCCA). Southington High School teacher Keagan Radziwon received $3,626 for…

Team Rotary Club defends their crown at the SEF spelling bee

More photos, visit: www.southingtonobserver.com/2017/04/26/there-will-be-an-answer-let-it-bee By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The stakes were high during the Southington Education Foundation’s seventh annual spelling bee. Eighteen three-person teams participated in four, single-elimination rounds in order to crown one winning team at the high…

There will be an answer… Let it ‘Bee’

Kelley’s ShamRockin’ Spellers get a “thumbs up” from Southington’s language arts coordinator Stephanie Lawlor during the opening round of the annual SEF spelling bee. On Thursday, April 20, 18 local trios battled for the coveted crown. For the story, see…

Foundation hands out more grants

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) celebrated its tenth round of grants last week, during a presentation made by several teachers who received funding for different STEM-related projects. The SEF gave grants to first grade teacher…

Education foundation unveils virtual STEM

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Innovative, creative and experiential are three words described by the Southington Education Foundation (SEF) when reflecting on the lessons that over a dozen teachers in the district created for Virtual STEM University (VSU). Last week,…

Nature center under construction at Sloper

For the last few years, a community collaboration between the Southington Board of Education, the Southington Education Foundation and YMCA Camp Sloper has been the key to giving every fourth grader in town the opportunity for a hands-on science experience.…

SEF looks to spell fundraiser

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) is looking for the community’s help in spelling fundraiser. The SEF is hosting its fourth annual Community Spelling Bee next month. Teams are forming now. “Every year we seem to build…