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.
Eliot students Kitty Shortt and Benjamin Buzzeo were awarded the CT Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) award for middle school students this year and attended a luncheon at The Water's Edge where they were honored. They are pictured here with members of their families. Congratulations to these young scholars!
Joel School students are featured in this online article from www.zip06.com.
Click on this link too see a Harbor News Article on the debate hosted by our Morgan students.
At the November 3rd Board of Education meeting, this year's Morgan Scholars were honored. Pictured here in their new Morgan Scholar sweatshirts
with Principal Keri Hagness (far right) are (l. to r.) Amber Vuilleumier, Emily Popp, John Michael Van Ness, Nola Neri, Kathryn Mozzochi, and Meghan Lindsay. To become a Morgan Scholar, a junior or senior student must rank in the top 5% of his/her class. Local businesses and industries assist in funding the cost of the sweatshirts and plaque.