Category: Schools

Robots, on your mark…

Members of the Greene Hills School Robotics team, above, are hoping and praying that their robot will perform the required task in the competition at Northeast Middle School last Thursday. Photos by JANELLE MORELLI Members of the Northeast Middle School…

Problem solved: Students exhibit inventive behavior

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Bristol elementary school students convened on Tuesday, April 9, at Mountain View Elementary School for the 2019 city-wide Invention Convention. Alan Theriault, the city-wide gifted program teacher, explained the invention convention allows students to get involved…

History of Bristol’s high schools takes residency at library

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Through the month of March, the Bristol History Room will, highlight the history of Bristol’s public high schools. Jay Manewitz, director of the Bristol History Room at the Bristol Public Library explained there were high school…

Middle school musicians go ‘pro’

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Bristol Brass and Wind Ensemble held an interactive concert and workshop, “Playing with the Pros,” for middle school band students, on Tuesday, Mar. 12, at Greene-Hills School. Held in the Greene-Hills gymnasium, the event allowed…

Hit the floor, soldier

Bristol Central High School hosted a fundraiser called ‘Push-ups for Patriots’ Friday. Volunteers did 10 push-ups or sit-ups every minute and raised monies for the Semper Fi Fund for Veterans. Former Bristol Central student Nick Osuch, left, teacher/coach Juan Quintero,…

Bubble, bubble, no toil or trouble

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Stafford School students were enchanted by bubbles on Thursday, Feb. 28, when the Connecticut Science Center hosted the “Science of Suds” program at the Bristol elementary school. Science center STEM educator, Andrew Fotta, said programs such…

Programming of Memorial Boulevard School discussed by panel

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Carly Fortin, director of teaching and learning, gave a presentation on the process of developing programming for the magnet school last Thursday before the Memorial Boulevard Intradistrict Arts Magnet School building committee. The presentation was made…

A piece of city history: An insider’s look at Memorial Boulevard School

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Every day, Bristol residents and out-of-town visitors drive along South Street and the Memorial Boulevard, only to pass by a piece of history that will soon be reinstated into the community. The Memorial Boulevard School building…

Updates provided on Boulevard project

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Memorial Boulevard Intradistrict Arts Magnet School Committee met on Thursday, Feb. 14, to hear updates from various aspects of the project. Committee chair, Dr. Michael Dietter, opened the meeting by explaining how to access meeting…

Superintendent gives update on plans for Memorial Boulevard

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER During the Wednesday, Feb. 6, meeting of the Board of Education, Superintendent of Bristol Public Schools Dr. Susan Moreau, gave an update regarding the Memorial Boulevard Inter-District Arts Magnet School project. Moreau said that there has…

New school chief tapped

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Assistant Superintendent Catherine Carbone was named the new superintendent of schools following the announcement that current superintendent, Susan Moreau, would retire effective Sunday, June 30. Carbone was hired as the assistant superintendent almost a year prior,…

School records to be destroyed

The Bristol Board of Education will destroy special education confidential records of students who have either graduated or were dismissed from special education services, with birth dates of 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992. Written notification will be mailed to…