Daniel Hand High School Students – “Art From The Heart” Project
The Board of Education recognized students from Daniel Hand High School, along with Consumer Science Teacher Anita Ferron for their participation in “Art From The Heart” through the Circle of Care program, which supports children who have cancer by redecorating their bedrooms. Ms. Ferron was initially contacted by Madison Residents Tina Garrity and Carol Newton who work with Circle of Care. This year the students are redecorating the room of a 7 year old boy named Josh who lives in Guilford.
Participants in the project are pictured with Interim Superintendent Rutlin, Board Chair Debra Frey Mrs. Ferron, Mrs. Garrity and Mrs. Newton.
National Library Week (April 8-14, 2012)
The Board of Education recognized the Library Media Specialists and staff of the Scranton Memorial Library in honor of National Library Week. Pictured L-R, back row: Interim Superintendent Rutlin, Board Chair Frey; Dawn Fiorelli, LMS and Mary Ann Kunst, Paraprofessional, Walter C. Polson Middle School; Barbara Gulick, Library Paraprofessional, Robert H. Brown Middle School; John Wiggins-Strada, LMS Kathleen H. Ryerson Elementary School; Katie Fargo, Teen Librarian and Beth Crowley, Director, E.C. Scranton Memorial Library. Front row: Sandra Bizier, LMS Island Avenue Elementary School and Jane Ash, Scranton Children’s Librarian. Missing from the photo are Library Media Specialists George Petrakopoulos, Daniel Hand High School; Noel Heimer, Robert H. Brown Middle School; and Larry Halpern, Jeffrey Elementary School.
The Board of Education recognized Jeffrey Elementary School 3rd Grader Daniel Luo. Daniel recently competed in the Connecticut Association of Schools Scholastic Chess Championship and placed second in the 3rd Grade Division. Daniel is pictured with Interim Superintendent Anita Rutlin, Board Chair Debra Frey, and his father, Guanglin Luo.
Balsa Wood Structure Team
The Board of Education recognized members of the Daniel Hand High School ‘Balsa Wood Structure Team’, which recently won the Silver Medal at the Connecticut Odyssey of the Mind Tournament. The team has also been invited to compete in the Odyssey World Finals at Iowa State University in May. Pictured L-R: Team Coach Julie Ainsworth; Interim Superintendent Rutlin; Board Chair Debra Frey; Grace Adams; Marcus Tung; Tyler Phan; Spencer Ainsworth and Anne-Claire Merkle-Scotland. Missing from the photo are team members Katherine Ainsworth and Sophie Joel.
CABE Leadership Awards
The Board of Education recognized the students from Daniel Hand High School and Walter C. Polson Middle School who are recipients of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education Student Leadership Awards. Pictured L-R: Interim Superintendent Rutlin; Board Chair Debra Frey; BOE Member Cindy Wood; Elizabeth Dieli (Grade 8); Taylor Chin and Brooke Baumgartel (Grade 12); BOE members Ryan Suerth and Bill Clorite. Missing from the photo is Samuel Kramer (Grade 8).
National Teacher Appreciation Day
National Teacher Appreciation Day – May 8, 2012. The Board of Education recognized Ms. Mary Helen Leitze of Daniel Hand High School and Ms. Mary Ellen Babik of J. Milton Jeffrey Elementary School, representing the Connecticut Education Association on behalf of all certified teachers in the Madison Public Schools. Pictured L-R: Ms. Babik; Interim Superintendent Rutlin; Board Chair Frey and Ms. Leitze.