On Wednesday April 5th, ten students from Joel School traveled to Smith Middle School in Glastonbury to participate in a statewide celebration of languages, the CT C.O.L.T (Connecticut Council of Language Teachers) Rhyme Celebration. This year's gathering was the 26th annual celebration, and featured 196 students from 29 Connecticut schools, performing in 11 different languages. The Joel students, all third graders, performed a group song called En nuestra Tierra tan linda (On Our Beautiful Earth), and we also had several heritage speakers perform in languages that they speak at home; Tessa Gebauer in Russian, and Solange Morales-Toledo and Jadon Cartagena in Spanish. A great time was had by all!
video from the August 30th newscast on Fox 61!
Photo courtesy of Neena Mastroianni
Several of our Morgan students presented their research at an Early College Experience Marine Science Symposium on Wednesday, May 25th, at UConn.
At the CPS Staff Reception yesterday, Sondra Fritz, Pierson School paraprofessional, was recognized as Clinton Public Schools' 2016 Classified Employee of the Year! Sondra has been an integral part of Pierson's educational team since 2009 and has made a positive impact on students, staff, and the community. We thank her for her dedication and celebrate her achievement!
Our senior huskies were out in full force last week participating in a variety of projects to lend a hand. Check out the video of the day's efforts!