In Our Schools

Dec
01

WQTQ Hosts Annual Toy Drive on Dec. 7

For more than two decades, WQTQ FM Radio has been hosting an annual Children’s Toy Drive during the holiday season. This year, on Saturday, Dec. 7, the toy drive will be held at Weaver High School, from 10 am to 2 pm. (The snow date is Saturday, Dec. 14.) Donations can take the form of […]

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Dec
01

University High Opens Society of Hispanic Professionals and Engineers Jr. Chapter

University High School of Science & Engineering (UHSSE) opened its first junior chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professionals and Engineers (SHPE JR.) this year.  Students are being mentored by UCONN’s SHPE chapter and are working hard to develop goals of community outreach, leadership, STEM and college readiness for the chapter.   Students are being mentored by […]

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Nov
27

Renzulli Students Recognized with Governor’s Reading Challenge Award

On November 21, 2019, Renzulli Gifted & Talented Academy students, Dah, in 8th grade, and Adrianna, in 6th grade  represented their school as it was recognized by Governor Ned Lamont, the Connecticut State Commissioner of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona, and our State Librarian, Kendall Wiggin for excellence in reading.  The students’ prolific reading habits elevated […]

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Nov
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Nov
22

Students Relax and Recharge in Mindfulness Room at Global

Imagine a room in a busy urban school that is dimly lit, quiet, and where cell phones are set aside. Such a room exists at Global Communications Academy, thanks to school social worker Merline Clark.  Dubbed “Pause,” the room is designed to give students a space to shake off distractions and relieve stress. “If we don’t […]

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Nov
21

Pathways Academy Celebrates Work-Based Learning

Student interns were the stars at Pathways Academy’s Internship Appreciation Showcase & Presentation, an annual event to highlight students who participate in internships as part of their education. On November 20, Pathways students, staff, faculty, community members and business partners gathered at Goodwin College to celebrate students who had interned at one of several local […]

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Nov
20

Milner Middle School Students Help Cigna “Support Squad” Pack Nutritious Meals on Universal Children’s Day

Food insecurity in our community is one of the biggest barriers to academic achievement and student success. Cigna is committed to fighting hunger as part of its mission to improve health, well-being and peace of mind. In observance of Universal Children’s Day on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, a “support squad” of nearly 30 Cigna employees […]

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Nov
19

Lessons from Teacher of the Year Narciso Moquete

Last year, SAND School fourth grade teacher, Narciso Moquete was named Teacher of the Year.  Well into this new academic year, Moquete continues to exemplify the qualities that made him a standout, emphasizing the home-school connection with every single student and family. Hartford Public Schools talked to him about how the year is shaping up; […]

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