World Language Student of the Month

Suffield High School World Language Department is pleased to announce Michaela Conway as the World Language Student of the Month for March. Michaela is a junior in Spanish V having studied Spanish in Suffield since her days at McAlister.

From The Principal’s Desk

Congratulations to Lucie Casinghino who was recently awarded a Gold Key in the Flash Fiction category at the regional level in the Annual Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition.

Police Respond To Threat

On March 9 at approximately 9:22 a.m., Suffield Police responded to Suffield High School located at 1060 Sheldon Street to assist the School Resource Officer and school administration with a distraught student.

Building on Success

Student athletes of Wildcats Swimming, the Suffield High School co-op swim program, have continued to push themselves to new heights. On March 1, the Wildcats hosted the Nutmeg Conference Championships at the Windsor Locks High School pool.

Visiting Teachers See American Special Ed at Spaulding

Five schoolteachers from China came to Suffield to learn about good methods for educating special needs students. The Yale-China Association in New Haven, collaborating with the Center for Children with Special Needs (CCSN), in Glastonbury, is undertaking a project to build programs and services for children with autism in China.

SHS Walkout Becomes Vigil

Exactly one month after the Parkland shooting, a majority of the schools in the country walked out of their school at precisely 10 a.m. in the morning. Suffield High School joined along, 135 students signed up to walk out of class at 10 a.m. to walk to the auditorium.

Aladdin, Jr. Enchants at SMS

This year’s choice for a musical drama at the Suffield Middle School was Aladdin, Jr., and a great choice it was. Adapted from a Disney animation of a version of the marvelous old fairy tale, the script offered the opportunity to involve a tremendous cast on stage, colorfully costumed in great variety and make good use even of the school’s “Elite Voices” choir.

Superintendent’s Update

Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist, once said, “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”

On March 14, those students at Suffield High School and Suffield Middle School, who chose to participate, were provided with a school sanctioned walk-out of class to express their support for the students of Parkland, Fla., in their concerns about school safety and to honor those who lost their lives. Student leaders met with administration and faculty to plan the event.

Safety Forum Focused on High School Incident

In response to inquiries and comments, Suffield held a forum on Monday, March 12, to discuss safety and security in the town’s schools. The event had been scheduled some time ago in response to questions, but it became more significant after the February 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla.