Stonington High School’s
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599-2180 (Guidance) Essentials
National Honor Society
Stonington High School confers no greater honor than admission into the National
Honor Society. Members are recognized for their scholarship, leadership, character, and
service. Congratulations to the newly-elected members of the National Honor Society:
MacKenzie Angus, Victoria Cross, Casey Fiola, Victoria Georgetti, Peter Guzzo, Ed-
ward Moran, Veronica Pacheco, Hope Rezendes, Kyle Roseman, and Casey Sartor.
The new members will be integrated into NHS routines and committees shortly.
NHS tutors have been very busy tutoring middle school and high school students on
a weekly basis. Students who are interested in tutoring or in being tutored should speak with their guid-
ance counselors. NHS will be running a large food, clothing, and toy drive for the month of December.
Food and clothing will be donated to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, and toys will be donated to
the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. An item bin will be located in the SHS main office and in each SHS
classroom. Lastly, don’t forget about the Red Cross Blood Drive coming up at SHS on January 27th.
Rachel’s Challenge Coming to SHS
At 7 p.m. on Monday, December 5th, Stonington Public schools will host “Rachel’s Challenge” in the
high school auditorium. This program is designed to improve the school and community climate by foster-
ing a practice of positive relationships throughout the school community. It is brought to SHS through our
partnership with Stonington Human Services. The following excerpt describes the program.
Rachel Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Rachel’s acts of
kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for
the most life-changing school program in America. Her brother, Craig, was in the library that day and lost
two close friends, narrowly escaping death himself. He was the only student at Columbine who was in the
library, the worst of the killing zone, and also lost a sibling.
Powerful audio/video footage of Rachel’s Challenge holds students
spell-bound during a one-hour school presentation that motivates them
to positive change in the way they treat others. This is followed by a
90-minute training session involving both adult and student leaders.
This is an interactive session that shows how to sustain the momen-
tum created by the assembly. That evening, the Rachel’s Challenge
presenter will conduct a powerful session with parents and community
leaders. To sustain the positive climate change in a school, Rachel’s
Challenge offers a year-long curriculum called the Friends of Rachel
(FOR) Club that encourages students to continue the chain reaction of
kindness and compassion.
Scope of Effectiveness
A few weeks after the tragedy, Darrell Scott, Rachel’s father, spoke to a Congressional House Judi-
ciary Committee regarding issues of school violence. His speech has become one of the most widely read
on the internet. Shortly afterwards, he founded “Rachel’s Challenge,” a bullying and violence abatement
program. More than 1.5 million students annually experience Rachel’s Challenge, and they have the
opportunity to accept the challenges, modeled after Rachel’s life and writings. The universal message of
kindness and compassion told by Rachel’s story has been heard by students in several other countries.
Since its beginning in 2000, the number of requests to present Rachel’s Challenge to students, par-
ents, and educators continues to increase. The Scott family and other Rachel’s Challenge certified pre-
senters have spoken to over 15 million people in live settings and have
reached millions more through being featured on popular media outlets
like CNN, Fox News, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Larry
King Live, Oprah, Dateline, O’Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, and
numerous others. Mr. Scott has also authored three books, including
the best seller “Rachel’s Tears.” Darrell meets regularly with politicians
and educators and is also a keynote speaker at many large educational
venues. He met with President Bill Clinton on two occasions. President George W. Bush has written a
personal letter recommending Rachel’s Challenge. A wide scope of endorsements are available upon re-
quest. The school program founded by Mr. Scott has prevented over 350 suicides since 2008, drastically
reduced bullying, and, in at least six instances, has prevented school shootings.
Please consider attending this event and help us improve the culture in Stonington Public Schools.
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Junior College Planning Workshops
The Guidance Department will initiate college workshops for juniors starting this month. These work-
shops will take place in Junior English classes. Students will obtain information about the college search
process, admissions testing (i.e. SAT/ACT), and general college requirements. Students will also preview
the college search tool on Naviance.
College Planning Night for Parents
On Wednesday, January 25, 2011 a college informational meeting will be held for students and their
parents at 7:00 p.m. in the SHS Commons. It is strongly encouraged that all juniors and their parents at-
tend this informative meeting focusing on the college search process. The college search process is an
exciting time in our students’ lives and planning for it is essential. This meeting will be facilitated by the
SHS Guidance Department. Please note that parents and students from any grade level are welcome to
attend this meeting.
December’s 9th Grade Academy Lesson: Facilitated by Ms. Sylvia (Freshman Counselor)
As part of Stonington High School’s Comprehensive Career Development Model, students will be-
gin to develop a Student Success Plan (SSP) and an Electronic Portfolio. Students will be introduced to
the Richer Picture system, where both their SSP and portfolio of uploaded assignments will be saved
and available for students, parents, teachers and counselors to access at all times. December’s lesson
focuses on setting academic, career and social goals for the year, which students will revisit and reflect
on at the end of the school year. They will also select a career pathway, which includes entering the cur-
rent classes in which they are enrolled. They will begin to think about classes that they will take in the
next three years to reach their career goals and to meet graduation requirements. They will also add their
extracurricular activities to their profile. Students will continue to update their SSP and add assignments
to their portfolio throughout their high school career. The SSP helps students recognize the relevance of
their academic classes as they link what they learn in the classroom to their chosen career interest. The
ultimate goal of the SSP is to guide students in making more informed and effective secondary and post-
secondary education and career choices.
PSAT Score Reports
This month during a Q-Block Assembly & Advisory (dates still TBA) students who took the PSAT’s in
October will receive their score reports, test booklets, and information on how to interpret scores. If you
have any questions regarding the PSAT score reports and how to interpret them, contact your child’s
FREE Naviance SAT Test Prep
Naviance offers free SAT preparation, Method Test Prep, in the areas of math, critical reading and
writing. It provides every student with an online resource to help prepare students for the rigorous college
admissions test and offers support to help students elevate their scores. Since the program is available
online, students have access from any web-enabled computer, making it easy for them to study when it is
most convenient. To access the course, students select “Colleges” tab from their Naviance account, then
select “Test Preparation.”
With Method Test Prep students can:
1. Hear audio explanations of test questions
2. Access strategy guides for each test
3. Complete full-length practice tests
4. Receive hundred of practice questions
5. Track their strengths on each test
6. Take practice quizzes that boost their knowledge
7. Access their course on an unlimited, 24/7 basis from any web-enabled computer
Midterm exams will take place at SHS during the week of January 17th. It is very important that stu-
dents spend adequate time preparing for exams and utilize important test-taking strategies. This is
particularly important for our ninth grades students, as this is most likely the first time they will be taking
tests that cover such a large amount of information. Ms. Sylvia, the ninth grade counselor, will be visiting
classrooms the first week of January, to work with the ninth grade students on study skills in preparation
for the exams.
Developing Strong Study Skills
Developing study skills is a key component of being successful academically. Students should develop
time management skills, set attainable goals for themselves, develop good note taking skills, meet dead-
lines, review notes on a regular basis, communicate needs to teachers, and be committed to academic
Students can develop time management skills by planning out study times and utilizing their agenda
books. High school students are often very busy with their classes, extracurricular activities, family obliga-
tions, and work commitments. Agenda books can help students effectively plan out their schedules so
they can be successful in all areas. Appropriate planning and time management will allow students to set
aside the appropriate amount of time for homework, studying, extracurricular activities, and appointments.
In order to constantly improve as a student and person, it is essential to set goals. However, it is
important to set realistic goals. Setting the bar too high or too low can lead to student frustration. Realistic
goal setting will allow students to challenge themselves without getting overwhelmed. Once a realistic
goal is achieved, it is time to set a new one!
Good Note-Taking Skills
It is very difficult to remember everything a teacher covers within a class period. Taking notes is a use-
ful way to recall classroom discussions and activities. At times, teachers dictate notes to students. When
students take notes independently, it is important that they record main points and key phrases from les-
sons rather than trying to write down everything that is said. One strategy to determine if note-taking skills
are effective is to have the students review their individual notes with their classroom teacher to make
sure they are accurately recording the important correct information.
One of the easiest ways to get behind in class is by not completing assignments. Pay attention to
homework, project and test deadlines. By not completing assignments on time, students are likely to be
penalized for every day the work is late. Even if the final work product is superb, the grade will still suffer
when assignments are late. Meeting deadlines is also an important life skill!
By reviewing notes on a regular basis, students will be more likely to retain learned information. It is
a good idea to review notes regularly to reinforce concepts learned in class. Rather than cramming for a
test the night before, study on a continuous basis, and you should see positive results!
Take advantage of your resources. If you need help, the school has people who can assist. If you are
struggling academically, you can always ask your teachers for assistance. Schedule time to see your
teachers for extra-help during study halls, office hours, and if available, after school. Feel free to com-
municate with the guidance department and mental health team to develop strategies that will help you
be more successful. Talk to your parents about your progress. By being honest and up front about your
needs, necessary supports can be put into place.
On October 30th, the SHS jazz band played in the Mystic River Park, as part of
Mystic Seaport’s 70th Anniversary Celebration of the Charles Morgan’s arrival in Mys-
tic. The band prepared an hour-long program of music from the 1940s for this special
The SHS Winter Band Concert will be held on Wednesday, December 14th at 7:00
p.m. All SHS bands will perform. The concert will conclude with a combined band/cho-
rus rendition of Leroy Anderson’s “A Christmas Festival.” The SHS Chorus concert is
on Wednesday, December 21th at 7:00 p.m. All SHS choruses will perform.
December 6th will feature the Tri-M induction at 7:00 p.m. The following music stu-
dents will be inducted into the Tri-M (Modern Music Masters) National Honor Society:
Sarah Downie, Emily Calobrisi, Amanda Roy, John Skogerboe, Chloe Slater, Danielle Jacobs,
Renee Sajedian, Forrest Joss, Jacqueline Albert, Eric Fast, Amy Dugger, Chris Chapman, Jordan
Auber, Aubrey O’Neill, Collin Larkin, Clare Bornstein, Kyle Roseman, Sarah Gosselin, Ian Cappo-
zoli, AJ Jones, and Jen Leandro.
On November 12th, select SHS band and chorus students auditioned for the Eastern Connecticut Re-
gional Music Festival. Students performed scales, a prepared solo, and sight-read for judges. The follow-
ing SHS students were chosen, based on this competitive audition, to participate in the Eastern Regional
Music Festival this January.
Jazz Band Concert Band Orchestra
Colin Taylor, drum-set Rachael Brown, trombone Erika Towne, clarinet
Alex Orf, trumpet Collin Larkin, tenor sax
David Swenarton, trumpet Chris Chapman, tuba
Eric Fast, bari sax
Tad Spencer, trombone
Treble Choir Mixed Choir
AJ Jones Kara Jones
Sarah Gosselin Dana Shroyer
Jen Leandro Haley Barravecchia
STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL • 1st QUARTER HONOR ROLL
Grade 12 Grade 11 Grade 10 Grade 9
MacKenzie Angus* Clare Bornstein* Haley Barravecchia* Zachary Adams*
Christopher Blanchard* Annika Burgess* Daniel Bockowski* Margarete Calmar*
Monica Burdick* Emily Buxton* Katherine Brandon* Josef Castenholz*
Victoria Cross* Emily Calobrisi* Rachael Brown* Abigail Contino*
Jared DeFanti* Christopher Chapman* Emily Cassata* Molly Crowley*
Melanie Floyd* Sarah Downie* John Dong* Ashley Denson
Elias Gharios* Amy Dugger* Collin Esquirol* Jessica Downie*
Peter Guzzo* Lauren Eisenbeis* Matthew Fields* Patrick Dugger*
Andrew Han* Eric Fast* Michelle Garvey* Patricia Dunn*
Jennifer LaValley* Lindsay Gimple* Dale George* Hannah Eisenbeis*
Amy Manning* Zachary Goldberg* Kyle Gillick* Julie Fabrykiewicz*
Katharine Murphy* Sarah Gosselin* Emily Grey* Sarah Fitzgerald*
Hope Rezendes* Danielle Jacobs* Thomas Gross* Deanna Gharios
Christian Rogerson* Audrey Jones* Elizabeth Hall* Hannah Gilman*
Kyle Roseman* Mollie Kam* Jamie Hayes* Caralyn Granato*
Casey Sartor* Sophie Kornacki* Alexander Holder Tyler Grills*
Alexander Schroeder* Jessica Lloyd* Rachyl Jackson* Nathan Holliman*
Peter Sieczkiewicz* Andrew Rathbun* Kara Jones* Breanna Jones*
Thaddeus Spencer* Renee Sajedian* Theresa Kane* Caroline Kam*
Colin Taylor* Lucy Schlink* Alexander Orf* Ian Kilcoyne*
Kelsey Thomas* Sarah Shea* Zachary Poirier* Seth Lake*
Erika Towne* Emily Prue* Gwendolyn LaValley
Megan Roberts* Jamie Mackillop*
Austin Rosenberg* Mikaela Mahar*
Ethan Schroeder* Morgan Mancini*
Francis Sternberg* Maeve Manfredi*
David Swenarton* Erin McCann*
Rochelle Wang* Megan McCann*
Megan Wilkins* Anna McGugan*
Tessa Ann Stewart*
*Denotes enrollment in an AP and/or Honors class Marissa Tourville*
Grade 12 Grade 11 Grade 10 Grade 9
Jacqueline Albert* Jeremy Anunciado Katherine Archer* Jessica Atkins*
Stephanie Albert* Emily Apatow* Andrew Armstrong* Jacob Aubrecht*
Alexis Baker* Kimberly Armstrong* Zachary Bazydlo* Elisha Benoit*
Dominic Blanchet* Jordan Auber* Julia Boisoneau* Andrew Bourque
Wilfred Blanchette Reanna Banker Rebecca Brand* Amy Bridgham*
Edward Bockowski* Ian Capozzoli* Celeste Courtney* Caitlin Brunnock*
Michael Brandon Katherine Chambers* Emily Craig* Charles Buxton*
Luke Brogno Andrea Chiaradio* Victoria Cullen* Nicole Canova*
Connor Buckley* Melanie Coffey* Charles Dipollino* Alan Carroll*
James Cerino Mackensie Crowley* John Dipollino Jennifer Carroll*
Maelann Claessen Alexandra Curioso Jackson Donahue* Kaye Chapman*
Morgan Conlin Maya DePasquale* Ryan Duguay* Daniel Crandall
Robert Cornell Colton Faria* Wyatt Floyd* Sabrenna DaSilva
Nicole Costa Daniel Fields* Ryan Francis David DeCarlo*
William DeFanti* Ashley Foley Laura Gallicchio* Katelyn DeVoe*
Rilee Drake Brian Frosti* Emily Green* Alexander Earley*
Casey Fiola Destiny Hartmann* Taylor Hackney* Shawna Edwards*
Ross Giserman Katharine Headley* Lauren Hultgren* Hannah Fabianski*
Morgan Hackney* Nicholas Herrman Heather Jackson* Gina Feliciano*
Emma Holman* Forrest Joss* Henry Kaczman* Madeline Ferrara*
Peter Hoops* Maxwell Kelley Annie Knizeski* Maria Flores*
Grade 12 Grade 11 Grade 10 Grade 9
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Tyler Krzyzaniak Mitchell Kezer* Gwyneth Mahoney* Emily Gardiner
Robert Lynch* Jessica Lee* Andrew McCauley* Eric Gimple*
Emerson MacDonald Jonathan Mathews Lydia Miner* Kevin Han*
Thomas Mathews* Jouval Mejias Elizabeth Morrison* Danielle Herrman*
Marie Mattano Hunter Minicucci* Laina Muroni* Madison Heughins*
Evelina Mineikyte Joni Moody* Caitlin Near* Jack Hobert*
Kyle Mola Evelyn Morgera* Brianna Nolan* Gabriela Hoops*
Jonathan Moore Allison Murphy* Meg O’Lari* Jake Johannsen*
Edward Moran* Nicole Murphy* Pooja Patel* Hanna Kronholm*
Jennifer Murphy* Amelia Palmer Lyndsay Pratt* Collin Krzyzaniak*
Aubrey O’Neill Jaclyn Paride* William Robinson* Colby LaMarche*
Veronica Pacheco* Edward Peglow* Nicholas Rosa* Hannah Lyon*
Ryanne Paige* Kiera Petersen* Nicholas Ryan Collin McColl*
Layle Ann Pearson Theresa Reynolds* Douglas Schweid* Christine McNeil
Jacob Pont Amanda Roy* Max Steinmetz* Kenna McWilliams*
Allissa Porter Joseph Sanford Bradley Turner* Ethan Murphy*
Joseph Powers John Skogerboe* Virginia Verde* Hannah Newman
Julia Royer Chloe Slater* Chelsea Wheeler Michael Nossek*
Maria Silvia Stephanie Stearns Kaeli Novak*
Samantha Srednicki Nicolas Strafach* Avery Oefinger*
Hannah Staley* Andrea Tirrell* Avish Patel*
Brittany Tassias Adam Tran* Sami Rajab*
Kyle Toth* Victoria Tsang* Taylor Regan
Madisen Vail Mary Wassef* Margaret Rolfe*
Lauren Valenti Kristina Whittington Collin Sawyer*
Abigail Volk Aaron Williams* McKayla Schott
Collin Williams* John Williamson Gabrielle Silvia*
Gabrielle Zelepos* Elena Wostrel* Myka Silvia*
*Denotes enrollment in an AP and/or Honors class Margaret Waugh
Grade 12 Grade 11 Grade 10 Grade 9
Ronald Alfonso Travis Adams Chelsea Alfonso Justin Allard*
Austin Almeida* Christopher Bovino* Alexis Best Nathan Bennett*
Morgan Arnold* Rachael Brundza Tessianna Bettencourt Olivia Bertino*
Jamie Ballengee Christopher Chevalier* Benjamin Bundesmann* Nicholas Brooks
Ian Booth Douglas Domnarski Heaven Datino Emily Buck
Jeffrey Bourque Courtney Dumais* Helene Donahue William Cannon*
Robinson Comeau Gustavo Flores Jefferson Donath Hannah Capizzano
Samantha Cook Robert Hertlein Gabrielle Fabian* Hannah Careb*
Benjamin Denard Tyler Keehner Kassia Faulise* Mackenzie Caron*
Rebecca Deslandes Shawn Lenihan* Sierra Keeley Whitney Chavers
Jessica Garbarino Cody Lunny Kelsey Kelleher Taylor Cintron*
Brandon Hall Cameron Lyon* Tia LaFrance Boyce* Jaime Costa*
Paul Hallinan* Tristan Maiorano* Joseph Luketich* Jason Curioso*
Elizabeth Hobaica* Teegan Mathewson Ariana Magowan* Meagan Dreher*
Amy Homand* Megan McNeil Rachel McGinn* Serafina Fain
Kathleen Hughes Nicole Mitchell* Montoya Miller* Conor Feeney
Aino-Liisa Jaaskelainen Ryan Ness* Edward Mitchell Shane Foster*
Arrow Johnson Jay Nieuwenhuis* Zack Mueller* Gabriella Gooden
Christopher Manfredi Mackenzie O’Neill Austin Myers* David Gray
Jacob Nolan Mary Pettini Joel Nelson* Wunanittounk Gregoire*
William Pabst Daniel Riordan* Nirali Patel* Meredith Hallisey*
Edward Rathbun Courtney Scherer Paige Pyles Garrison Johnson
Erin Riley James Smith* Miranda Schlachter-Hall* Connor Jopson*
Jacob Schlais Nicholas St. Amour Kyle Shea Abigail Manzella*
Dana Shroyer* Zane Steele Samantha Shroyer Clara Mattano*
Matthew Smith Samuel Stiger Kyle Srednicki Jonathan Meagher*
Jerimy Taylor Jia Wu Bridget Stover Jennifer Paride*
Macy Wilcox-Tillett Caleb Whewell* Morgan Parrilla
Elizabeth Windle* Emily Piktelis
*Denotes enrollment in an AP and/or Honors class Kaitlyn Whipple*
The Stonington High School Varsity Club has been very active this fall. They have hosted many spirit
events, beginning with “Pride Day” on the Friday before Homecoming. As students entered school wear-
ing their brown and white, club members applied free bear paw tattoos to their faces or hands. Free
cookies were given during lunch to students wearing brown and white. Club members would like to give
special thanks to the kitchen staff for preparing those delicious cookies.
Spirit week had three distinct days of attire. Monday was Fanatic Fan Day, Tuesday was Black-Out
Day, and Wednesday was Brown and White Day. Each day, individuals exhibiting extra special school
spirit were given a ticket to the Thanksgiving game. The winners were Emerson MacDonald, Mrs. Gibney,
Mr. Binkowski, and Amanda Roy. The annual pep rally was held in the school gymnasium on Wednesday,
with Mr. Morrone speaking of the history of the game and the significance of this centennial game. Host
Mr. MacDonald entertained the crowd with the King of Swagger contest, featuring senior varsity football
players competing for the title. The panel of judges awarded the title to Isaiah Perkins, with Emerson
MacDonald as runner-up.
Friday December 2, 2011 the Varsity Club will host a “Winter Sports Night,” which will feature the SHS
cheerleaders and the ever-spirited faculty vs. student basketball game. Admission is $5, with all proceeds
and donations being forwarded to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.
After these events, the club will turn its attention to preparing for the Special Olympics in May.
PAWS and read about…
Where Are They Now
Siblings Matthew, Zachary, and Kristen Binkowski
graduated from SHS in ’03, ’05, and ’08, respectively, and
have established themselves in their career paths.
Matt Binkowski has returned A member of National Honor Matt’s brother, Zachary, also
to his SHS home as our newest Society, sister Kristen was a var- attended the University of Con-
social studies teacher. He gradu- sity doubles tennis player while necticut where was accepted into
ated from UConn in 2007 with a she was a student at Stonington the very competitive University
Bachelor’s degree in history and High School. She was accepted of Connecticut School of Phar-
a minor in political science, and into Southern Connecticut State macy. In 2009 he graduated with
obtained his masters in teach- University with an interest in his Bachelor’s degree in Phar-
ing from Sacred Heart. Two of nursing. She knew the nurs- macy Studies. Two years later,
his great academic interests are ing program there is extremely he graduated with his Doctor of
Colonial America and Ancient competitive and that many are Pharmacy. Zach completed his
Central and South American not accepted with a GPA lower clinical rotations at hospitals and
civilization. than a 3.5. Kristen worked hard, pharmacies throughout Connecti-
At SHS, Matt currently teach- and was accepted into the SCSU cut and completed specialty rota-
es US History and American Cul- School of nursing her sophomore tions in the areas of nephrology,
tural Studies. He is a coordinator year, with a GPA of 3.9. She is endocrinology and pediatrics.
of the Career Center. currently in her senior year and Dr. Binkowski currently works
Matt enjoys learning Spanish is participating in Community as a Clinical Staff Pharmacist
and teaching ESL students. Matt Clinical Rotations at Yale New at St. Vincent’s Medical Cen-
and his wife, Kim, met nearly ten Haven Hospital. When Kristen ter in Bridgeport, CT, where he
years ago in Drivers Ed and were was asked what she does in her works primarily in the Intensive
married in July of 2010. Together spare time, she responded, “I go Care Units. Like his brother, Dr.
they live with their trouble-mak- to the gym, it’s the only thing that Binkowski also has an interest in
ing Old English Bulldog, Torpedo. keeps me sane.” academia and was recently ap-
pointed a position as Adjunct As-
Matthew sistant Professor in the Depart-
ment of Pharmacy Practice at
the UConn School of Pharmacy.
Zach comes home to Stonington
as often as he can and frequents
the Stonington Free Library
where he worked for almost ten
years throughout his high school
and college years. In his spare
time he pursues his interest in
Zachary Kristen reading, baking, and growing gi-
By Bryan morrone, athletic Director
The fall season is completed, and we are about to move on to the winter season.
If you recall, we enjoyed a good winter season last year, as Stonington High School
won the ECC Boys’ Basketball division title.
A quick recap of the 2011 fall season:
• Field Hockey won its ECC title but lost in the quarter-finals of the CIAC Class S tournament.
• The Football team won the ECC Small title and finished 6-4, just missing the State Play-offs.
• Girls’ Soccer qualified for CIAC Class M championship but lost in the second round.
• Boys’ Soccer improved throughout the season and looks forward to a promising future.
• Both Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country finished second in the ECC medium division.
Stonington Athletes also received many
Kelsey Thomas (Girls Soccer)
First Team All-ECC
Jackie Albert • Field Hockey
Luke Brogno • Football
Emanuel Calmar • Football
Cory Candelet • Football
Peter Hoops • Football
Arrow Johnson • Football
Maddie Kornacki • Girls’ Soccer
Sophie Moore • Girls’ Soccer
Libby Morrison • Field Hockey
Teddy Peglow • Boys’ Cross Country
Jake Radack • Football
Antonia Reynolds • Girls’ Cross Country
Dan Riordan • Boys’ Soccer
Pete Sieczkiewicz • Football the maintenance crew DiD an awesome joB of Drawing anD
Chloe Slater • Field Hockey painting helmets anD worDs on the fielD in preparation for
Kelsey Thomas • Girls’ Soccer the centennial turkey Day game.
Honorable Mention All-ECC
Molly Crowley • Field Hockey New Scoreboard!
Liz Hobaica • Girls’ Soccer Thanks to those who made it possible:
Gabi Hoops • Girls’ Soccer
Isaiah Perkins • Football
Zack Poirier • Football
Julie Royer • Field Hockey
Stephanie Stearns • Field Hockey
Amanda Thomas • Girls’ Soccer
Kyle Woodworth • Football
Good Luck to the winter teams! Please
continue to support one another in the quest for
ECC Division and state titles!
Winter Sports Spectacular
The Varsity Club scheduled its fifth annual Win-
ter Sports Spectacular fundraiser for December 6th.
The Winter Sports Spectacular pits the senior boys’ Lawrence and Memorial Hospital
and girls’ basketball players against the vaunted Connecticut Community Credit Union
faculty team. The game is always fun and exciting Mystic Aquarium
as the students prove to be better conditioned and Mystic Pizza
usually better basketball players. The Varsity Club South Shore Heating and Cooling
charges a door admission and also has a donation Powell, Lathrop and Orkney Inc.
table with information about our cause. The Varsity
Club is proud to have raised funds for the holiday
Installation, Support, and Hard Work
drive at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center the
past four years. In these difficult economic times, Bill King and Ken Donovan
the student-athletes on the Varsity Club thought SHS Maintenance Crew
it only appropriate to keep all fundraising efforts Stonington Steel
within the community. Future plans for the club Joe Guiliano Electric
include the fifth annual Special Olympics in May. Steve Shaw
Athletic Boosters Update
The SHS Athletic Boosters would like to an- from winter athletes or by contacting any of the
nounce the winners of the Fall Raffle. Boosters’ members listed below. Proceeds from the
1st Prize – $500 – Mr. Yuhas, SHS Teacher and raffle benefit all sports at SHS! Prizes will be the
Boys’ JV Lacrosse Coach same as the fall raffle. The drawing is scheduled to
2nd Prize – $200 – Chris Holliman be held at the last home boys’ basketball game on
3rd Prize – $100 – Clare Sartor February 17, 2012. The winner does not need to be
Congratulations to all of the winners, whose present at the drawing.
names were drawn during half-time at the Thanks- Thanks for supporting SHS athletes!
giving Day game.
The boosters will be running a winter raffle too, tracy canDelet (firstname.lastname@example.org)
so if you feel like you missed your opportunity to kathi Dipollino (kDipollino@sBcgloBal.net)
participate and win, you will have another chance. stacey herrman (senDherrman@comcast.net)
Tickets are still just $5.00 each and are available
Stonington Board of Education Recognition Program
The Stonington Board of Education will recognize individuals who contribute to making Stonington
Public Schools an engaging, joyful, challenging, innovative and safe educational environment.
All members of the school community are encouraged to submit nominations via the BOE Recognition
Program Nomination Form. Once complete, please submit applications to the Superintendent’s Office via
email at: email@example.com. Nominations are welcome at any time of year.
Each month the Board will recognize those individuals who are nominated and chosen for recognition.
Those selected will be invited to a Board meeting to receive a certificate and a note of thanks and will also
be invited to attend the Board’s Annual Recognition Tea and Dessert Social.
Stonington Board of Education Recognition Program
I Am/We Are… Stonington Public Schools!
The Stonington BOE seeks to recognize those who contribute to making Stonington Public Schools
an engaging, joyful, challenging, innovative and safe educational environment.
Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis and should be sent to the attention of:
Superintendent of Schools • PO Box 479 • Old Mystic, CT 06372
or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Name(s) of Student(s), Staff or Community Member(s) Being Nominated:
Reason for Nomination: ______________________________________________________________
Name of Individual Submitting Nomination: ______________________________________________
Please provide your contact information so that we may verify this nomination.
Email Address ________________________Daytime Phone Number ______________________
Those individuals selected by the Board will be notified and invited to receive a certificate and a
note of thanks. In addition, recipients will be invited to a recognition tea and dessert social in January.