Category: schools

Sweeping up the competition

Plainville High School’s Italian National Honor Society hosted a Scopa Tournament on Monday, Feb. 4. Scopa, which means broom in Italian, is a popular card game in southern Italy. The game is played with a special deck of cards and…

Petit speaks out against regional school districts

SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER In a public Facebook post to his official State Representative page, Rep. William Petit Jr. (R-22) said transportation costs associated with bussing students further than just a few blocks away could be “quite expensive.” The Plainville…

BOE approves budget; 3 percent increase

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER At the Monday, Feb. 11, meeting of the Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Maureen Brummett updated the board regarding the fiscal year 2019-20 budget, proposing a 3 percent increase over the current year. With the increase,…

Crowley competition challenges tech students

Last Wednesday, technical school students from across the state converged on Crowley Ford for an automotive competition sponsored by the Plainville dealership. Photos by JANELLE MORELLI

Kenney scholarship accepting applications

The Robert T. Kenney Scholarship Program at the American Savings Foundation announced it is currently accepting applications from current high school seniors, current college students, and nontraditional adult students who will be enrolled in college for the 2019-20 academic year.…

High school names new assistant principal

Plainville High School announced that PHS mathematics teacher and instructional leader, Jennifer DeLorenzo, will be taking over the assistant principal position. She was appointed during the Monday, Jan. 14, Board of Education meeting. DeLorenzo is replacing Carl Johnson, who became…

The ‘Oscars’ of education: Toffolon teacher receives prestigious state award

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Michael Zaba, a Plainville art teacher, was presented with a $25,000 unrestricted Milken Educator Award on Wednesday, Jan. 23, by Connecticut Commissioner of Education Dr. Dianna R. Wentzell, and Milken Family Foundation Senior Vice President Dr.…

Town officials share the ‘state of the town’

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER From a financial perspective, it’s all about balance, Town Council chair Kathy Pugliese shared at the “state of the town” meeting last week. Looking at a 10-year span, she said both intergovernmental and other revenues…

Kristen’s Kloset kicks off prom shopping

The Southington community is once again coming together to support “Kristen’s Kloset,” the prom program sponsored by Southington youth services (SYS). Kristen’s Kloset is named to honor the memory of Kristen Warner, a middle school student who died in a…

Tunxis students inducted into business honor society

FARMINGTON—The Delta Beta chapter of Kappa Beta Delta (KBD) honor society at Tunxis Community College inducted 23 business students and honorary members during a ceremony at Tunxis on Nov. 16. The following Bristol students were among the list of inductees:…