Interim Superintendent’s Update

It is hard to believe that we are fast approaching the holiday season. So many great things are happening at Suffield Public Schools!

“What Fools These Mortals Be!”

That’s what Puck proclaimed when William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream reached one of its delightfully confusing peaks in Suffield High School’s fall production on November 1, 2, and 3. The audience loved it all, and many spots had this reporter in stitches.

Spaulding Kids Honor Vets

Kindergarten and first and second grade children of Spaulding School invited about 70 veterans, including a few active reservists – parents, grandparents, etc. – to be honored in an assembly program early on Friday before Veterans Day.

SHS Music News

Students of the Suffield Music Department participated in the annual North Central Connecticut Conference (NCCC) Music Festival in November. Select musicians from the NCCC schools rehearsed for two days as a large chorus and band with guest conductor.

ShopRite for Education

Suffield High School is participating again this year in the ShopRite for Education Program, from October 2018 through April 26, 2019. When parents and supporters enroll their ShopRite PricePlus card to their school’s code, and shop at a participating ShopRite store, their school will earn points towards free equipment and supplies from the program catalog.

Harvest Hustle Cold But Fun

At Bruce Park on November 10, the Suffield Elementary School’s PTO held their third annual Harvest Hustle, whose events began encouragingly at 10 o’clock in increasing sunshine and concluded at noon in strong wind gusts following darkened skies and a cold, very windy sleet storm. Something like 150 kids participated, and of course there were lots of young parents, along with a bunch of high schoolers who helped set up equipment and put things away hastily in the final wind.

McAlister Launches Grab-n-Go Breakfast Program

On Thursday, October 18, a check presentation was held at McAlister Intermediate School to recognize the awarding of $1,700 to the school by the New England Dairy & Food Council and the dairy farm families of Connecticut and New England. Over the summer, the school received the grant funding, which they used to purchase a mobile cart that now sits in the school’s main hallway to increase access to school breakfast.

Christmas Colors for Sale

Three Agriscience students show samples of what they will sell during the school’s wreath and plant sale in the Large Animal Facility behind Suffield High School through Saturday, December 6. From the left: Joanna Beaudry of Enfield, Sam Petrucci of Suffield, and Alexa Adams of Windsor Locks. The Suffield Agriscience Center is a regional school serving the Greater Hartford area.

FFA Delegates Attend Agri-science Convention

In November, 15 delegates from the Suffield High School’s FFA Chapter traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana for the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo. These students had the opportunity over five days to learn about different aspects of agriculture from varied booths and exhibits, as well as from other FFA members.

SHS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Week

Once again, at Suffield High School the World Languages department has continued their fall tradition of celebrating the heritage of Spanish speakers in the United States and throughout the world. On Morning Update, the daily news show featured anchors who shared information about the selected Spanish-language music of the day, along with conversation and cultural perspectives in Spanish.