Category: Schools

Remembering ‘Gabby’

By JILLIAN ELSNER CORRESPONDENT Bristol Eastern High School honored the memory of freshman, Gabrielle “Gabby” LaChance with a tree planting ceremony in the courtyard May 24 to honor the late teen. The ceremony was a means of providing comfort to…

Meet the top students at BCHS: Yan Zhu, Stephen Pittman sit at the top of their class

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Yan Zhu and Stephen Pittman were named Bristol Central High School’s 2019 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Zhu spent her time at BCHS as a member of the student council, where she served as the secretary during…

City salutes those who will serve

The Bristol Veterans Council held its 9th Annual Salute Dinner for Enlistees last Saturday at Nuchie’s. 2019 Honorees include (not all pictured): Army- Hannah Duffany, Erik Elis, Cody Rayond Lozier, Jason Mills, Chad Varkal, and Connor Feeney-Wallace; Navy- Donovan Carey…

College-bound

Bristol Central High School held a college signing last Wednesday. From the left in the front, with their intended schools in parenthesis, Ellis Carmelich (Goucher College), Emilie Dube (Northern Vermont University), Ashley Watson (Chestnut Hill College) Adalia Malick (Springfield College),…

Meet St. Paul’s top graduating duo

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER St. Paul Catholic High School’s valedictorian is Jordan Rinaldi and its salutatorian is Hannah Mulcahy. Rinaldi, a Plantsville resident, said the “overwhelming sense of community” he experienced at St. Paul allowed him to want to step…

Students learn about ‘three R’s’

Bristol Department of Public Works hosted workshops for Bristol third graders on Monday, April 22, to teach students about the three R’s: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Public Works Analyst Lindsay Rivers, coordinated with Take 2 Inc., and the board of…

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…

Bristol Central goes ‘Legally Blonde’

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Bristol Central High School’s Footlights is preparing their spring production, “Legally Blonde, The Musical.” The show opens on Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at BCHS, 480 Wolcott St., Bristol. Staff member Lindsey Dipietro, who has…

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…

Eastern’s scholar athletes selected

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – This year’s scholar athletes of the year at Bristol Eastern are Paige McLaughlin and Benjamin Wadowski. Those two seniors exemplify the best of Bristol Eastern’s student body in both the classroom and on…

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…

Early childhood education pioneers say farewell

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Early childhood education pioneers, Shirley Anderson and Marilyn Lobaczewski, retired from their positions as the executive director and grants manager, respectively, with Bristol Preschool, on Friday, Mar. 1, 2019. “What made me feel as though it…

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…

BE athletes tackle world of podcasts

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – Podcasts are where its at nowadays and some students from Bristol Eastern even have their own show. The ever popular “Lancers with Answers” podcast is a growing program at Eastern as student athletes…

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…