Congratulations to Joel School teacher Echo Damiano! She is this year's recipient of the 2015-16 Teacher of the Year Award. She is shown here with Assistant Principal Joe Macrino and Principal Claudia Norman. Mrs. Damiano is also in the running for the State of Connecticut Teacher of the Year Award.
Science teacher Chris Luther and his Advanced Placement Biology class presented a fascinating glimpse at cold-blooded creatures. Mr. Luther and his class were warmly welcomed during their visits to Pierson and Joel schools.
Check out the winners of the Clinton PTA Contest "Reflections" on their website.
music video that Morgan students submitted for a Calculus Day contest at Haddam-Killingworth High School. Throughout the day, students participated in fun, calculus-based activities. Though the Morgan video did not win at the contest, students all had fun creating the music videos and being a bit silly with calculus. Enjoy!
Announcing the Grade 4 and 5 Spelling Bee winners at Pierson on January 30th:
Grade 5 winners: Brandon La Freniere, Caitlin Rohrbacher & Ethan Madura
Grade 4 winners: Aidan Baker, Molly Shortt & Lola Damiano
On Tuesday, December 23, 2014, Abraham Pierson School had a school-wide pajama day to raise money for Families Helping Families. Students and staff were encouraged to wear warm and cozy pajamas and bring in a small cash donation. Families Helping Families was selected because it is a local organization that assists Clinton families. Everyone enjoyed wearing their pajamas to school. On Wednesday, January 21, Abraham Pierson School proudly presented Mr. Miner Vincent of Families Helping Families with a check for $470! He was so pleased that our school teaches community involvement to the children. Mr. Vincent also volunteers at the Soup Kitchen next door to Pierson School. Pierson School also donates canned food to the Soup Kitchen and is very involved with the Community Garden that raises fresh produce for the Soup Kitchen. Pierson School is in a unique situation given that it is located in the heart of the Historical District and is next door to the Soup Kitchen. A lot of extended learning opportunities are taken advantage of because of the fantastic location!
Pictured above: Kierra Tardif and Mary Minichino at Pierson present a check from their fundraising efforts to Miner Vincent of Families Helping Families.
Annual Leadership Conference sponsored by CAS (Connecticut Association of Schools) on Wednesday, January 14th. The conference took place at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich. At the conference, the children participated in activities to develop skills related to productive thinking, communication and decision making. In addition to taking part in role-plays, the students problem-solved and took part in discussions with fourth through sixth grade students from other schools in Connecticut.
iHola! On January 6, Three Kings Day was celebrated at Joel school, where Señora Luther's seniors from Spanish V at The Morgan School came to help the Joel students celebrate.