CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Carolyn Turek
on being named the 2019 Southington Para-Educator of the Year!!!
We had some great friends come to read for Guest Reader Day.
Mr. William Tong Mrs. Kelly Leppard & Sgt Brian Leppard
Mr. Justin Hubeny Mr. Tom Sangeloty
Mrs. Patricia McQueen & Ms. Kari Robarge Mr. Steven McCarty & Mrs. Betty Lutz
Mrs. Karen Smith & Mrs. Sally Kamerbeek Mr. David Derynoski
Mrs. Colleen Clarke
Jen Humphrey, Stephanie Scalzi, Meg Hurley and Ashley Sheridan!
Thanks for representing Derynoski School at the Polar Plunge.
Mr. Berardi has us all tapping along with the Derynoski Band and Orchestra performance.
The Grade 4 Classes presented a wonderful concert under the direction of Mrs. Williams
The Grade 2 students had an educational and enjoyable field trip to the Maritime Center.
Our Second Grade classes collaborated in Art Class with Ms. Lappas to create these lovely coil pots. Flowers were donated and the arrangements were delivered to the Southington Care Center, Mulberry Gardens and The Orchard.
Everyone enjoys when Johnny The K shares his inspiring message.
The Rock Garden Project was completed , thanks to help from our friends at Lowe's,BJ's, Home Depot and the Rotary Club.
Everyone really enjoyed all of the activities in the Apex Fun Run!
Our Derynoski Unified Sports athletes represented our school proudly!
Pack 8 showed their Community spirit again with another DES schoolyard clean-up! Bravo!
Mr. Amnott and the DES Math Club recently visited the eli Whitney Museum.
Our First Graders celebrate Dr. Seuss Day with a few special friends
We always have fun at the Holiday Sing-Along. An Ugly Sweater Contest, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and a rocking band, -what could be better!
The student leaders help to run the monthly Town Meetings. Here they are shown helping as Mr Berardi, resident dragon master, presents Miss Colonero the Dragon Cup. Classes earn Dragon Stones for demonstrating their good character in their Gym, Library, Art and Music classes. The Grade that has earned the most Dragon Stones at the end of the month earns the Dragon Cup for that month.
Many colorful and creative costumes were seen.
Y Cup Challenge Participants
WOLF DEN PACK 8 COMMUNITY SERVICE
Thank you to the Wolf Den Pack 8 Crew !
Kindergarten, Grades 1 & 2 Fire Safety
- Dragon Page- DES Pictures
- Heroes Among Us
- Character Counts
- Michael Casale Baseketball Game
- Guest Reader Day
- Internet Safety
Derynoski feels that it is important to honor the Heroes Among Us who go above and beyond to make our school community a better place to live in.
Pack 8 works hard to help our school grounds looking great.
Veteran's Day Program
Ceremony in Auditorium
Presentation of flags
Wall of Honor unveiled
Wall of Honor
White Table Ceremony
Ceremony in Auditorium
Veterans visit for Memorial Day
Southington’s Town-Wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) is a community coalition of town agencies and leaders that initiated a coordinated response to risky behaviors in Southington’s youth. The group decided on the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Asset framework as the model to use to help build a safety net around Southington’s youth. Assets are building blocks of human development. The more assets students have, the better. Youth who have a higher number of assets are less likely to engage in risky behaviors. What do children need to succeed? Adults who care. The responsibility lies within all of us – parents, educators, community leaders – to build assets in kids.
ASSET BUILDING CLASSROOMS at DES
Assets of the Month
Caring school climate: School provides a caring, encouraging environment.
Bonding to School: Young person cares about his or her school.
High Expectations: Both parent(s) and teachers encourage the young person to do well.
Parent Involvement in Schooling: Parent(s) are actively involved in helping young person succeed in school.
Cultural Competence: Young person has knowledge of and comfort with people of different cultural/racial/ethnic backgrounds.
Adult Role Models: Parent(s) and other adults model positive, responsible behavior.
Planning and Decision Making: Young person knows how to plan ahead and make choices…
Youth as Resources: Young people are given useful roles in the community.
Homework: Young person reports doing at least one hour of homework every school day. (GOAL-every student completes assigned homework.)
Reading for Pleasure: Young person reads for pleasure three or more hours per week.
Positive View of Personal Future: Young person is optimistic about his or her personal future.
Developmental Assets are positive building blocks that all students need to be healthy and successful.
For more information on the Developmental Assets and
2018 Michael Casale Game (12th Annual)
As you can see in the pictures below, the game was as exciting as ever! In addition to being a fun time for all, the Michael Casale Scholarship Basketball Game is a fundraiser for the scholarships given in Mr. Casale's name. Each year, at least two scholarships are given to graduating Southington High School seniors who plan to pursue a degree in education or a related field working with children, just as Mr. Casale did.