Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Southington Public Schools - A Few Items of interest

Congratulations to the Southington High Gymnastics Team on winning its third consecutive Class L Gymnastic Championship.  Coach Kaitlyn O’Donnell was reported to have stated that although this event was not the team’s best performance they managed to pick it up on floor and vault events, overcoming their less than remarkable performance on the beam. The Championship win now paves the way to the Connecticut State Open and then the New England Open.

Veteran Educator, Brian Stranieri, named Interim Principal of Southington H.S.
Superintendent Timothy Connellan announced the appointment this week of Brian Stranieri as Interim Principal of Southington H.S., effective March 14, 2015. "Mr. Stranieri began his career in education at Southington H.S. in September 1982.  Brian Stranieri has served as an Assistant Principal with distinction since September 2002 and has been responsible for directly overseeing the educational well-being of thousands of SHS students."Connellan said.

Seventh Grade Classes Collaborate in Social Studies Project
A Social Studies project between John F. Kennedy and Joseph A. DePaolo Middle Schools involves their respective 7th grade classrooms.  Mrs. Trisha Kenefick of DePaolo School told Southington Heartbeat that 7th grade students had researched North Africa and the Middle East, then doing a newscast on their (assigned) country. The project was reported to be the first time students have chatted with each other, classroom to classroom, across town via Google Docs.  "It was also the first time social studies teachers have collaborated on a project and shared their final work product", Kenefick said. Students used Photo Booth and iMovie for their broadcast.    

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