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Celebrate My DriveĀ®
Chalker High School staff and students are committed to keeping teens safe on the road. They are asking everyone 14 and older to go to www.celebratemydrive.com once a day, every day, from Oct. 15 to Oct. 24. The more safe driving commitments our community makes, the better their chance to win a $100,000 grant and a private concert by The Band Perry. 
Art Collages On Display
Students were tasked with interpreting music both objectively and non-objectively. The class listened to instrumental music by the great jazz pianist Chick Corea and world renowned banjo player Bela Fleck.

Their first painting assignment was to listen carefully and represent the movement of the music. Was it fast? Was it slow? What kind of marks would show me fast or slow? Students could use only their fingers to make the marks.

Once again I asked the students to listen carefully to the music with their eyes shut. What images did they see? Some students saw dancers, others saw musicians playing. When each student had a solid picture in their mind, they were asked to draw it on paper.

The paintings and drawing were scanned and miniaturized. The collage was assembled. One student even drew portraits of Chick Corea and Bela Fleck playing their instruments. This project was shared with both artists and they were impressed. To make this experience extra special for the students, both musicians autographed the CD cover for them! You can see these at the bottom of the collage.

Mrs. Susan Griffin
Art Specialist
14.15 Parent Student Handbook

A copy of the 2014-2015 parent student handbook is available for your review.

Superintendent's Message

Let me start off by saying that we have had an excellent start to the new school year.  As I mentioned in my initial message, we have excellent students, staff, and community members.  I am proud to say that that statement has been backed up by the actions of all parties.

Our staff is presently in the process of analyzing all of our report card data.  We all know there are areas we need to improve upon.  The administration and staff are working diligently to address them.  We certainly take pride in what we do and are determined to do what is best for the Southington School Community.

Switching gears a bit, as we move closer and closer to inclement weather, we have to discuss school cancellations and delays.  Your children and their safety and well-being is our number one concern.  When winter arrives and we have days where travel is a concern we will make a determination as soon as possible so that you are aware of what you must prepare for.  I must tell you, we are considering two-hour delays whenever they may be feasible.  Many times, this puts a burden on parents/guardians, however, there are some days where we may use a delay to our advantage and be able to provide instruction to our students in which they definitely are in need of.  We will keep you posted as much as possible as to what our plans will be concerning two – hour delays.  Fortunately for us, our automated phone system has helped us immensely and will assist us in this process.

In closing, I would like to invite everyone to our Community Forum on Tuesday, October 21st at 6:00 p.m.  The purpose of this forum is to answer any questions concerning our upcoming RENEWAL LEVY and also review or discuss any other topics you are interested in.  Our plan is to have the forum at 6:00 p.m. followed by our regularly scheduled board meeting at 7:00 p.m.

We THANK YOU for your continued support.  GO WILDCATS!

Educationally yours,

Rocco Nero

Superintendent of Schools

Southington Local


Transportation Information
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2014-2015 Academic Calendar
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