Daily Announcements

Thursday December 7, 2023




Attention All Students & Staff

    • Every year the DePaolo community comes through collecting thousands of toiletry items that are donated to families in need during the holiday season. This year the need is greater than ever, and we know we can answer the call for help! Our drive will continue through Friday, December 8th.  Students should bring items to the cafeteria during homeroom between these dates.  We are looking for full size bottles of shampoo, conditioner, full size soap, large rolls of dental floss, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, small packets of tissues, and mouthwash. So please consider picking up an extra bottle of shampoo, toothpaste, or deodorant this weekend!

    • WAKE UP DEPAOLO!!! Do you like wearing your PJ to school but it is against school rules! Well, that is going to change FRIDAY! Our annual PJ DAY! You will be allowed to wear your PJ as long as you donate at least $1 or more. We will be raising money for CCMC, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, in Hartford. This money goes straight to the children at the hospital. So, GET those AWESOME PJ's READY!
    • Will be collecting 2024 wall hanging calendars to be given out to Southington nursing home residents and veterans. So pick up those free calendars when you see them, or Dollar Tree has a big selection. Calendars can be dropped off in the school counseling office until December 20th.

Attention All Students

  • To all students interested in auditioning for this year’s drama club production, there will be a meeting and audition workshop after school on Friday, December 15 in the auditorium.  Please plan on having your rides pick you up by 3:50 PM.  You may also bring $1 if you are interested in purchasing an audition CD. This year’s show will be discussed and we will review audition information. 


  • Twylight’s theme for Friday is Backyard games and swimming is available! The YMCA sent out emails to parents regarding sign-in so please have your parents check so sign-in goes faster! 


  • Want to make your own holiday ornaments? Sign up for the very first Library Media Center “Crafternoon” to be held on Wednesday December 13th during each grade’s lunch period—bring your cold lunch or grab your hot lunch and come to the library for the activity. The event will be hosted by our very own Library Leaders and town librarians. If interested, sign up in the Library Media Center asap as space is limited. See Mrs. Osborn or Mr. Carvalho to sign up.


  • We are very pleased to announce that our Unified Sports Basketball program will be back this winter. Unified Sports is a registered program of Special Olympics that seeks to join students with and without disabilities to participate in athletic events. Students can register on Family ID. 

https://students.arbitersports.com/programs/depaolo-unified-sports-2023-24Links to an external site.

Holiday Cares Program

The link for gift card donations for the Holiday Cares Program can be found below. Thank you for your support and generosity this Holiday Season. 


Attention 8th Grade Students

You are encouraged to review Mrs. O'Neill's canvas page regularly for information pertaining to 8th grade programs and activities.

  • Agriculture Science and Technology

Any students interested in applying to the SHS Agriculture Science and Technology program should pick up an application in the counseling office or print an application off their website. The due date has been extended to December 8th.  Completed applications are due by this date to the school counseling office.

https://www.southingtonschools.org/schools/high-school/southington-high/agriculture-science-and-technologyLinks to an external site.

  • Project Lead the Way

Any students interested in applying to the SHS Project Lead the Way program should access the application on the PLTW website.  Completed applications are due January 17th.

https://www.southingtonschools.org/schools/high-school/southington-high/academics/technology-education/project-lead-the-wayLinks to an external site.

  • Arts Academy Half Day Program

This Saturday, December 9th the Arts Academy will be hosting an Open House from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Click on the link below for more information.

https://ghaahd.crecschools.org/Links to an external site.

  • Technical High School Application Due Dates

Wilcox Technical High School - Priority deadline December 15th

Kaynor Technical High School - Priority deadline December 15th

Goodwin Technical High School - February 1st

JAD Sports

 **Please make sure to register in Family ID for all sports**

JAD Clubs & Activities

    • The Interest form is due!  All levels are welcome. More information will be sent after we receive the interest forms. There will be 5 group sessions at Mt Southington - JANUARY 8, 22, 29 & FEBRUARY 5,12.  Any questions please contact Mrs. Paul and Mrs. Perkins:  fpaul@southingtonschools.org and hperkins@southingtonschools.org https://forms.gle/9kj7zWVbXxA25yWS9Links to an external site.
    •  We will rehearse today after school until 4PM.  
    • Will rehearse after school today.  Please report to the Chorus room directly after school.  Have your rides ready at 4:00 p.m.
    • We will meet for elections tomorrow. Speeches should be no longer than a minute.  See Canvas for information about running for a position and speech requirements.  Please plan a ride for 3:30pm.
    • Do you think you are skilled at investing? How would you invest $100,000? Check out the Stock Market Club! There will be an informational meeting on Monday 12/11 after school until 3:30 in Room 217. Please see Mrs. Kellnhauser with any questions.
    • Will meet Wednesday 12/13 in room 104. Please have rides ready for 3:30PM.
    • Will meet Wednesday 12/13 in the library. Please bring supplies if you have them. Have your rides ready for 3:30pm. Any questions see Mrs. Roman in Counseling.

Today's Lunch Menu

Mandarin orange chicken, brown rice and steamed broccoli 

Quote of the Day

“We cannot change yesterday. We can only make the most of today, and look with hope toward tomorrow.”