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Shelton Students Cry Foul Over Teacher Moves

by Ethan Fry | Jun 1, 2014 9:37 pm | Comments (0)

Photo:Ethan FryMore than a dozen current and former Shelton High School students spoke out against two recent personnel moves at the school, decrying officials for making “arbitrary” decisions they said will hurt learning.

The protest concerns two teachers at the school — Katelyn Botsford-Tucker, a social studies teacher and track coach, and Carolyn Finley, an English teacher who serves as the adviser to the school’s award-winning Gael Winds student newspaper.

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Derby’s Irving School Receives $5,000 Playground Grant

by Press Release | May 29, 2014 6:23 am | Comments (0)

The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $5,000 Lowe’s “Toolbox for Education” grant to Irving Elementary in Derby for the renovation of their school playground creating a space for outdoor learning. Irving Elementary is one of more than 600 schools across the United States to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant this spring for improvement projects during the 2013-2014 school year.

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Students To Senator: We’re Getting Priced Out Of Our Dream Schools

by Ethan Fry | May 27, 2014 4:34 pm | Comments (10)

Photo:Ethan FryAs an old adage goes, you can’t put a price on a good education.

Except you can, more than a dozen Ansonia High School students told U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal Tuesday (May 27).

And what’s more — many of them said they were priced out of their first choices for college because they couldn’t afford them.

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Derby High School Presents ‘The Boyfriend’

by Press Release | May 19, 2014 12:59 pm | Comments (0)

Come out and support the Derby High School Music and Drama production of “The Boyfriend” on May 21 and 22.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children, students, staff, and seniors!

The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show beings at 7 p.m.

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Full-Day Kindergarten Needed In Shelton, Residents Repeatedly Tell Aldermen

by Ethan Fry | May 15, 2014 6:17 pm | Comments (0)

Shelton Aldermen will finalize the city’s 2014-2015 budget May 22, and whether the spending plan will include money for the school board to implement full-day kindergarten remains to be seen.

What is abundantly clear, after more than 100 people showed up for a hearing on the budget Wednesday — the majority of parents and residents speaking on the issue want full-day kindergarten.

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Derby High Hosts “Drive Alive” Demonstration

by Eugene Driscoll | May 14, 2014 12:54 pm | Comments (0)

Derby emergency responders attempted to puncture the sense of invincibility that is the teenage psyche during a deliberately gory “Drive Alive” presentation Wednesday morning.

The Derby High School prom is Friday (May 16), so the goal was to get the senior class to stop and think before making bad decisions combining drugs, booze and motor vehicles.

It included an assembly with speakers from the Derby Fire Department, the Derby Police Department and the Derby Youth Services Bureau.

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Irving School Students Psyched For ‘One School, One Book’

by Press Release | May 9, 2014 1:18 pm | Comments (0)

The students at Irving School were very excited on Wednesday, May 7, when they met their new school pet, HUMPHREY!

The students and teachers at Irving School are participating in a reading initiative called “One School, One Book.”

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Seymour High School Honor Rolls

by Press Release | May 8, 2014 2:21 pm | Comments (0)

Here are the Seymour third quarter honor rolls.

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‘One School, One Read’ At Derby’s Bradley School

by Press Release | May 8, 2014 2:07 pm | Comments (0)

Photo: Jenny AmesThe Bradley School in Derby held its kickoff to the 2nd Annual “One School One Read” on Tuesday, May 6.

This year’s book is Mysteries According to Humphrey.

The whole school will read the book and, at the end, if the children answee a question about each chapter, they receive a raffle ticket.

Once again Bradley will raffle off a live hamster!

There was a video presentation, a song about the book, and other activities.

Two Derby Students Named To Barnum Festival’s Royal Court

by Press Release | May 8, 2014 10:40 am | Comments (0)

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The four newest members of the 2014 Barnum Festival Royal Family were selected Sunday, May 4 at the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport.

The royal court will play a key role in the 66th Barnum Festival, the annual salute to the life and achievements of P.T. Barnum, world famous entrepreneur and former mayor of Bridgeport.

The King and Queen competition was sponsored by The Bridgeport Hospital Foundation. The Ernest and Joan Trefz Foundation will provide scholarships to the Royal Court.

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