Clinton Celebrates


Classified Employee of the Year

posted May 24, 2018, 8:00 AM by Allison Friday

Mrs. Susan Dest, an Eliot secretary, was announced as the 2017-18 Classified Employee of the Year at the annual staff reception on May 23rd.  She is shown here with her husband, Bill Dest.  Congratulations to Sue and to all the other staff members nominated by their peers.  Thank you for everything you do, above and beyond, for our staff, students, and community.
Susan Dest with her husband

Pierson's "My Son Pinocchio Jr." Pictures

posted Apr 30, 2018, 12:04 PM by Allison Friday

Geppetto and Pinocchio
Here are some photos (courtesy of Take Aim Photography) from Pierson's musical.

C.O.L.T. Rhyme Celebration 2018

posted Apr 6, 2018, 9:22 AM by Allison Friday

On Thursday April 5, 2018, a group of Third Grade students from Clinton’s Joel School participated in the 27th Annual Connecticut  C.O.L.T (Council of Language Teachers) Rhyme Celebration.  This year's celebration, which consisted of performances of rhymes, songs, poems and tongue twisters in many languages, was hosted by Farmington Public Schools and took place at Farmington High School.  This year's theme was "A Rainbow of Rhymes", and included performances by 29 different schools from across the state, performing in 13 different languages.  The Joel students did a group performance of the song Este es el baile de los colores (This is the Color Dance), as well as two individual performances, one in German and one in Spanish, by heritage language speakers in languages they speak at home.  A great time was had by all!  

 COLT Rhyme participants  
COLT Rhyme participants
 
COLT Rhyme participants
 
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Future Problem Solvers Competition

posted Mar 23, 2018, 10:45 AM by Allison Friday   [ updated Apr 5, 2018, 10:17 AM ]

On March 23rd & 24th, four teams competed at the Future Problem Solvers’ State Competition held in North Haven.  All teams used critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address the topic “Cloud Storage” to identify challenges, solutions, and an action plan to solve one of the challenges.  Teams had an opportunity to perform a skit to present their action plan. They had an awesome time and are already looking forward to next year’s competition!

Team Auletta     
Team Muntara    
Team Holden 
Jill's team




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Invention Convention 2018

posted Mar 16, 2018, 11:54 AM by Allison Friday

Invention Convention attendees
Thanks to everyone for a memorable evening!  We had some wonderful inventions at the Pierson School.
Invention Convention attendees  
Marco Famiglietti and Maryann O'Donnell greet Invention Convention attendees

Cheerleading Champions!

posted Feb 13, 2018, 6:12 AM by Allison Friday   [ updated Feb 13, 2018, 6:36 AM ]

Morgan Cheerleaders
Lady Huskies win the 2018 Shoreline Cheerleading Championship!

Sophomores Amber Corrigan and Kylie Isleib were also named second team all shoreline individually and the team as a whole took grand champs for the conference beating eight teams and taking home the conference title for the first time ever!

What's Right With Schools

posted Jan 31, 2018, 7:21 AM by Allison Friday

Pierson's CAS Attendees

posted Jan 26, 2018, 8:59 AM by Allison Friday

Congratulations to all our CAS (CT Association of Schools) attendees from grade 5 at Pierson this year.
Pictures of 5th grade CAS attendees with their teachers

Three Kings Day at Joel

posted Jan 23, 2018, 11:25 AM by Allison Friday

On Friday January 5, Morgan students from Señora Luther's Spanish V class once again visited Joel to help the students celebrate Three Kings Day, a holiday that is very important throughout the Spanish speaking world.  Some lucky Pre-K and Kindergarten classes even got a visit from the Kings!

3 kings visit Mrs. Harris' classroom   6 Kings who volunteered at Joel for 3 Kings Day

New Haven Register's 2017 All-Area Girls Soccer Team

posted Jan 19, 2018, 6:52 AM by Allison Friday

The New Haven Register has named its 2017 All-Area Girls Soccer Team.  Included in the line-up is Courtney Viglione.  The full article can be read here.


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