Tag: Southington Education Foundation

SEF awards $2,500 grant to SHS book club

Taryn Meenan performs a back flip on the beam during a recent varsity competition.

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER A group of Southington High School students who participate in book clubs shared their experiences with Southington Education Foundation (SEF) board members during a reception to celebrate a $2,500 SEF grant for the book club programs.…

Foundation hands out more grants

By Lisa Capobianco
Marion Virello, left and Ellen Bellinger, of South End School, were given a grant to work on an indoor organic vegetable garden.

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

By Tammi Naudus
John Scheibenpflug and Peter DiNello of Aztech Builders work on the new nature center.

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…

Tailgate and fundraise at the SEF gala

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The Southington Education Foundation gala mixes fundraising with tailgating.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Education Foundation welcomes the public to its fifth annual Fan of the Foundation Gala on Friday, Oct. 25. With a theme of “Tailgate at the Turf,” the event gives attendees an opportunity to…

SEF spells fundraiser with bee

Spelling Bee (20)

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Education Foundation has its first two time champion as the Bee-lievers from Plantsville Congregational Church won the title for the second time in three years. “We’re very pleased,” said team member Susan Koenig, after…