A graduate of the Southington Public Schools will be college or career ready and prepared for life beyond by mastering the knowledge and demonstrating the skills to communicate effectively, think creatively and critically, and contribute to the global community.
Have you noticed the ‘Mood Meter’ in any of the Southington Schools this year? This tool is from the RULER approach (based out of Yale University). RULER is designed to teach emotional intelligence to people of all ages, with the goal of creating a healthier, more equitable, innovative, and compassionate society. Because we recognize that emotions drive learning, decision-making, creativity, relationships, and health, we know it is imperative for students and teachers to identify emotions in a positive way.
The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence uses the power of emotions to create a more effective and compassionate society. The Center conducts research and teaches people of all ages how to develop their emotional intelligence.
The Library Media Center serves as the school’s physical and virtual center for active and engaged learning. As an integral part of the school community, the program supports student achievement through inquiry-based instruction, collaborative learning and innovative thinking, with a focus on literacies for the digital age.
Students visit the library media center two times each week: once for a media lesson and once for book selection.
Media lessons cover four main goals:
Inquiry-based learning (research) and communicating new knowledge
Developing technology skills and understanding concepts
Reading for pleasure and personal growth
Students borrow one book/magazine per week. Occasionally the library paraprofessional will allow students to check out two books for a school project.
Overdue library materials must be returned or paid for before a students can borrow new materials.