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Derby’s Irving School Observes International Day Of Peace

by Press Release | Sep 26, 2014 9:54 am | Comments (0)

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace is celebrated every year on Sept. 21 to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace.

On the International Day of Peace, people around the world take part in various activities and organize events centered on the theme “peace.”

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Derby Schools Started Preschool Work Without Permits

by Ethan Fry and Eugene Driscoll | Sep 11, 2014 7:17 pm | Comments (0)

Derby school officials did not receive the necessary permits from the city’s building inspector or the city’s fire marshal before starting a $94,000 renovation within Derby High School.

The permits are required by state law.

The school district is renovating an empty portion of the high school to house a small preschool program, but construction on the project stopped about two weeks ago after a verbal order from Derby Fire Marshal Phil Hawks.

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Ansonia Teacher Is State’s Business Educator Of The Year

by STAFF | Sep 9, 2014 12:29 pm | Comments (0)

FILESara Crooks, a business teacher at Ansonia High School, has been named Connecticut Business Educator of the Year, the school district announced on Tuesday (Sept. 9).

“What wonderful recognition for Sara and for Ansonia,” Superintendent Carol Merlone said on the school district’s Facebook page. “We are truly proud of her and appreciate all that she does and how she always goes above and beyond for our students.

“It only goes to prove that the way you travel through life is the most powerful legacy you can give to your students,” Merlone went on. “Thank you Sara. We are very proud of you.”

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‘Saints Open’ To Benefit Derby Catholic School

by Press Release | Sep 9, 2014 12:26 pm | Comments (0)

The following is an announcement from the St. Mary – St. Michael School in Derby:

St. Mary-St. Michael School is hosting its 4th annual Saints Open on Monday, Oct. 6 at Tashua Knolls Golf Course in Trumbull.

The event is being hosted by Nick DeFelice.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a Shotgun Start at 9 a.m.

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Back To School Mass With Derby Students

by Press Release | Sep 8, 2014 10:56 am | Comments (0)

St. Mary – St. Michael School in Derby participated in the Back to School Mass in St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Hartford on Sept. 7.

Pictured with Archbishop Leonard Blair are Christine DeCrisanti, eighth grade teacher, Elizabeth DeCrisanti, grade 7, Adrianna Naranjo, grade 1, Makayla Naranjo, grade 8, and Principal Linda Coppola.

Ansonia School Board Honors Teacher Of The Year

by STAFF | Sep 4, 2014 1:24 pm | Comments (0)

Ansonia’s Board of Education honored the city’s teacher of the year at its meeting Wednesday at City Hall.

Superintendent Carol Merlone began the meeting by lauding Yvette Bailey, a reading teacher at the middle school selected as this year’s teacher of the year.

“She’s a phenomenal teacher at the middle school, she teaches reading and she does wonderful programs for children,” Merlone said. “The kids do outstanding jobs . . . she’s only interested in the positive things that kids can do.”

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Ousted Student Newspaper Adviser Drops Grievance

by Ethan Fry | Aug 20, 2014 7:50 pm | Comments (0)

A Shelton High School teacher stripped of her role as the student newspaper’s adviser withdrew a grievance she had lodged protesting the move.

A hearing was scheduled Aug.11 for three school board members to hear the grievance filed by Carolyn Finley appealing her reassignment in May by Beth Smith, the high school’s headmaster.

But a union official withdrew the grievance on Finley’s behalf after unsuccessfully trying to get a reporter thrown out of the proceeding.

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Ansonia School Board OKs Outsourcing Contract

by Ethan Fry | Aug 10, 2014 3:46 pm | Comments (1)

Ansonia’s Board of Education unanimously approved a contract Thursday (Aug. 7) to outsource the hiring of 50 instructional assistants for the 2014-2015 school year.

The school board made the move, members said, because it will save them between $85,000 and $100,000.

Click the video to watch a meeting where school officials explain the issue.

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All-Decades Reunion In Ansonia Aug. 23

by Press Release | Aug 8, 2014 12:49 pm | Comments (0)

The Ansonia Cultural Commission is sponsoring its 11th Annual AHS/PHS (Ansonia High and Pine High Schools) All Decades Reunion on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Molto Bene’s on Wakelee Avenue starting at 6 p.m. in the banquet room.

All former classmates are invited to attend and the price is $25, which includes a three-entree buffet; fish, chicken and roast beef plus veggies and dessert.

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Ansonia Schools Outsource Instructional Assistant Jobs To Save Money

by Ethan Fry | Aug 4, 2014 10:43 pm | Comments (0)

Ansonia school officials will meet with dozens of special education instructional assistants this week to fill them in on a plan to outsource their jobs to a private company.

The move will save the school district roughly $100,000, according to school officials.

Meetings are scheduled for Tuesday (Aug. 5) and Friday (Aug. 8) to inform the employees on the change. School officials say everyone currently employed as special education instructional assistants will have the opportunity to keep their jobs, though they could face pay cuts once the new company takes over.

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Nov 2, 2014 9:01 pm
Address: 5 Lynnwood Court Shelton, Connecticut
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Oct 30, 2014 12:12 pm
Address: 7 Elm Street Ansonia, Connecticut
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