by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 7, 2015 4:53 pm | Comments (2)
Chris Diaz is a kid with a focus — an intense focus.
He treats his education in Derby public schools like it’s his full-time job.
He wants to be an anesthesiologist — a career path he got serious about three or four years ago, by his estimate. He’s only 17.
Diaz isn’t just a big talker. There are actions behind his words.
by Press Release | Apr 6, 2015 12:40 pm | Comments (0)
One hundred-fifty students were inducted into the Shelton High School World Languages National Honor Societies at a ceremony held at the school on Thursday, April 2.
The student-led ceremony was run by current officers of the Spanish, French and Italian World Languages National Honor Societies. Superintendent Freeman Burr and Headmaster Dr. Beth Smith offered opening remarks.
Each student was then awarded with the appropriate honor society medal, prior to taking their honor society oath in the target language.
by Ethan Fry | Mar 29, 2015 6:46 pm | Comments (1)
Ansonia school officials asked the city’s Aldermen for nearly $2 million in new funding for 2015-2016, saying they need that much new money just to keep current programs as they are.
The Aldermen have until April 30 to approve a citywide budget for next year. The city’s tax board recommended a school budget nearly $800,000 less than requested by the Board of Education.
School officials said they haven’t yet decided how to adjust their spending plan should they get less than they asked for — but they’ll hurt.
by Eugene Driscoll | Mar 25, 2015 8:41 am | Comments (0)
The Derby school board adopted a $17.2 million budget March 19, a 4 percent increase over the current school budget.
The budget will now be reviewed by the Derby Board of Apportionment and Taxation, also known as the tax board.
The tax board is the elected group that has final say over spending in Derby.
by STAFF | Mar 19, 2015 1:51 pm | Comments (0)
Have questions about the Seymour school district’s budget?
Seymour school officials will participate in a live webinar on their budget proposal for 2015-2016 March 31 at 7:30 p.m. hosted by the Valley Indy.
The school district in January requested a $32,747,165 budget for next year, representing an increase of $1,016,924, or 3.2 percent.
by Press Release | Mar 18, 2015 8:54 am | Comments (0)
The Derby Public Schools has selected Pamela Queen as their District Paraeducator of the Year.
The Connecticut State Department and the School Paraprofessional Advisory Council has established the Anne Marie Murphy Paraeducator of the Year Program to recognize the important role of the Paraeducator in supporting student achievement.
The award is named in honor of Anne Marie Murphy, a Paraeducator who was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting.
by Eugene Driscoll | Mar 5, 2015 7:44 pm | Comments (0)
Members of the Derby Board of Education are examining two, slightly different budgets that could increase spending by either 3.1 or 4.2 percent next year.
One, called a “full-up” budget by officials, totals about $17.4 million, while another “stretch” budget totals about $17.2 million. That’s a difference of roughly $200,000.
The school district’s budget right now totals about $16.5 million.
by STAFF | Mar 4, 2015 6:07 pm | Comments (0)
Fourth graders at the Irving School in Derby collected an astounding 3,158 books in two weeks as part of a book drive for the Vietnam Veterans of America.
The books will be donated to the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Haven, and veterans’ homes in West Haven, Bridgeport and Manchester.
by Press Release | Mar 4, 2015 2:22 pm | Comments (0)
Six alumni and friends of St. Mary-St. Michael Elementary School in Derby will be recognized Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Villa Bianca in Seymour.
A keepsake program book is being produced and advertisements, congratulatory and “in memoriam” messages are available by contacting the school office.
The admission cost is $40 per person with tables of ten available at a cost of $350.
The honorees are:
by Patricia Villers | Mar 2, 2015 7:04 pm | Comments (0)
The Cat in the Hat visited Bungay School in Seymour Monday to help students kick off Read Across America Week.
Monday was the 111th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as children’s author Dr. Seuss, creator of the Cat in the Hat.
Geisel died in 1991.