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Seventeen Alta students received SHS diplomas as part of the graduating class of 2018.

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Apple Harvest Festival Parade

Alta students and staff participated in the Apple Harvest Festival Parade on Sept. 30th. Special thanks to Donald Anderson and Jared Carroll (class of 2015) for donating and driving the trailer and to recent graduate, Alexa Miani, for painting the beautiful Alta apple. Thanks also to Evergreen Nursery, Home Depot, Ali's Nursery and Arisco Farms for donating mums, cornstalks and hay bales.

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Alta Garden

With the assistance of John Duffy, district science coordinator, and Mark Ramsey of Lewis Educational Agricultural Farm (LEAF), Alta students planted herbs and vegetables in the school garden.

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Carissa and Abby harvested the potato crop.

Construction Career Expo

Interested students recently attended the Construction Career Expo where they learned about potential career opportunities in the field of construction.

Congratulations to our September

Students of the Month:

Ashley King


John Gowlis

Social Studies

Edell Bevans


Brianna Camacho and Dan Taurinski

Elks Lodge

Carissa Cayer and Max Dibble

Perfect Attendance

Special thanks to the Southington Elks Lodge for providing gift cards and goody bags to two deserving Alta students each month. Recipients are invited to attend the lodge's Youth Awards Banquet in the spring.

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Science News

Students in Mrs. Cinque's forensic science class are collecting evidence (hair, fuzz, fur, food, etc.) from previously worn clothing and trying to deduce what activities/people/things the evidence came from.

The activity involves Locard’s Exchange Principle: “With contact between two items, there will be exchange.”

Sgt. Denmark and Sgt. Vogel from the U.S. Army recruiting office in Bristol visited Alta to speak about military opportunities.

Book Club

Throughout the year, interested students have the opportunity to visit local elementary schools and read to kindergarteners. The Book Club is facilitated by Karen Smith, retired assistant superintendent of schools. On October 25th, the group traveled to Plantsville Elementary School.

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