Magnet School News Archive

Pensacola teacher will work with PBS, NASA on new science curriculum
Pensacola News Journal Anne Delaney

Sara Barcellona is a math and science teacher at Brown-Barge Middle School, and this fall, she and her students will be guinea pigs.  Barcellona, who just finished her third year at Brown-Barge, was one of 50 teachers in the U.S. chosen to work with PBS and ... Read more

June 25, 2017

Graduates of Bloomfield's Global Experience Magnet School told to work hard, adapt
Hartford Courant Dylan McGuinness

The 25 graduates of Bloomfield's Global Experience Magnet School received their diplomas Wednesday at Goodwin College in East Hartford. "These students worked hard and succeeded academically, engaged in meaningful community service projects, and even travele... Read more

June 21, 2017

TJ graduates urged to explore a world of possibilities
Inside Nova Paul Lara

The applied for admission to the freshman class of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology nearly half a decade ago, yet one of the questions on the entrance exam – “What can I contribute to my community at TJHSST?” – has stuck with Sofia Kruszka dur... Read more

June 20, 2017

At Classical Magnet in Hartford, 7 years ends with a shared identity
Hartford Courant Shawn R. Beals

Students graduating from Classical Magnet School spend 7 years as a group, and speakers during the Class of 2017 graduation Saturday said the continuity of having middle school and high school in the same place has been an asset for them. Valedictorian ShayMin Pe... Read more

June 17, 2017

Elementary school of the year Danbury principal retires after 38 years as educator
Hamlet Hub Robin Provey

Before becoming principal at Danbury’s brand new magnet elementary school in 2006, Dr. Helena Nitowski had a vision of what it would be like. “I saw the kids getting off the bus and running into the school because they can’t wait to be there,” Nitowski said. “I t... Read more

June 10, 2017

At Hartford magnet school, beekeeping class stirs real buzz — and honey
Hartford Courant Vanessa de la Torre

The hives are alive. Do not make any sudden movements or loud noises. Stick to slow, calm motions and the bees will avoid stinging you. Well into spring semester, science teacher Jared Lewis goes over these precautions once more in case students feel panicky as t... Read more

June 08, 2017

Students heading to Japan for science fair
The Citizens Grishma Rimal

For a third time, student researchers from the Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology have been invited to attend Japan’s Super Science High School Fair. Later this summer, Khaylie Boothe, Jacqueline Gomez and Anna LaMontagne will travel to Kobe, Japan... Read more

May 31, 2017

Former Hartford student is named city's teacher of the year
Hartford Courant Vanessa de la Torre

Sonia Turner, a sixth-grade literacy teacher at Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School who overcame her own childhood struggles with reading, has been named the city school system's teacher of the year. Turner, 42, has been a mainstay at Annie Fisher for nearly 19 years... Read more

May 26, 2017

Moriarty students’ green thumbs help earn national designation
Norwich Bulletin Ryan Blessing

NORWICH — Youngsters at the John M. Moriarty Environmental Sciences Magnet School are rightfully proud of the healthy vegetable garden they tend to on the school grounds. The garden, along with a butterfly garden and outdoor classroom, are part of what recently e... Read more

May 26, 2017

Waukegan school greenhouse reaps 126 pounds of produce for local food pantry
Lake County News-Sun Yadira Sanchez Olson

Showing tiny bits of spinach on his front two teeth, 8-year-old Daniel Leninger smiled Tuesday and said it felt good to be helping families access fresh produce. Daniel was part of a group of fourth-graders who harvested more than 126 pounds of vegetables that we... Read more

May 23, 2017
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