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Guest Column: City Should Do More To Reach Out To Public

by Sal Hanaif | GUEST COLUMN | Jul 6, 2015 11:17 am | Comments (0)

Last week, I attended the Board of Education meeting and listened as several parents and students gave testimonials in support of providing funding for full year music and art programs in the Ansonia school system. They spoke about the positive impact of music and art on all our children and provided the board with studies and statistics proving the effectiveness of music and art therapy for children with special needs.

The Board of Education President, Mr. Nimons, and the Superintendent, Dr. Merlone, graciously thanked our residents for bringing their concerns to the table and reassured them that based on the budget they were given and taking all aspects of education into account, they believe this was the best decision on how to use the funds.

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Prendergast School Honor Roll

by Press Release | Jun 30, 2015 2:09 pm | Comments (0)


FIRST HONORS – “A” in all subjects

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Ansonia High School Names Scholarship, Award Winners

by Press Release | Ansonia Public Schools | Jun 25, 2015 1:49 pm | Comments (0)

CONTRIBUTEDThe following graduation prizes were announced during commencement exercises for Ansonia High School Class of 2015, held on June 18.

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Ansonia High School Awards Diplomas To 157 Students

by Press Release | Ansonia Public Schools | Jun 25, 2015 1:45 pm | Comments (0)

Diplomas were awarded to 157 members of the Class of 2015 from Ansonia High School during commencement exercises on June 18 at Jarvis Field.

The graduates are as follows (one asterisk indicates students who ranked in the top 20 percent of the class; two asterisks after the name indicates those receiving a Diploma of Distinction).

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Meet The Top 10 Students In Ansonia’s Class of 2015

by Press Release | Jun 16, 2015 1:01 pm | Comments (0)

CONTRIBUTEDPablo Suarez is valedictorian of the Class of 2015 at Ansonia High School, Principal Joseph Dobbins has announced.

Pablo and the other top 10 students of the class were honored at a banquet, hosted by the Ansonia Board of Education, on June 8 at AHS, and they will lead their classmates during the commencement exercises scheduled for June 18 at the Nolan Field complex.

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Irving School Educator Is Derby’s Teacher Of The Year

by STAFF | Jun 15, 2015 10:52 am | Comments (0)

Derby Irving School Fourth Grade Teacher Frank Briganti is the Derby School District’s 2016 Teacher of the Year.

Briganti was chosen for the top honor from among a group of teachers from each of the district’s four schools. They were nominated by their peers for their excellence in teaching and extraordinary contributions to Derby’s students, families and educators.

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Derby Church Sets Up Fund To Help City Students In Need

by STAFF | Jun 8, 2015 2:14 pm | Comments (0)

Walnut Hill Community Church in Derby launched a Go Fund Me web page to purchase back-to-school clothes for Derby Public School students.

Church officials have a list of about 67 kids from low-income families they want to help.

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No Layoffs Within Ansonia Schools

by Ethan Fry | Jun 7, 2015 7:06 am | Comments (0)

FILEAnsonia’s public schools will avert layoffs next year despite receiving $750,000 less from the city than they asked for in 2015-2016.

The school board made adjustments to its budget for next year at a meeting June 3.

“We think we’re in pretty decent shape now going forward,” William Nimons, the school board’s president, said during the meeting.

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Register: Seymour Schools Cut Budget

by STAFF | Jun 2, 2015 7:18 am | Comments (0)

Seymour schools trimmed its budget by $165,000, the New Haven Register reported Tuesday.

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Shelton Superintendent To Resign

by Ethan Fry | May 28, 2015 8:32 am | Comments (0)

Frustrated by the annual fight to get the schools more money, Superintendent Freeman Burr announced he will resign Jan. 1, 2016 after six years at the helm of Shelton’s public education system.

“Deep down, I loathe the notion of going through another budget season like this one,” Burr said.

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