Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Education Calendar


Education Calendar

All submissions for the Education Calendar must be received by the Bulletin at least three days before an event in order to ensure they are included in the daily listing. To submit information or photos for the Education Calendar, please e-mail


Fields Memorial School, 8 Bozrah St. Ext., 887-2561:

Registration packets for incoming kindergarten students are available. Children must be 5 on or before Dec. 31 in order to attend the fall 2007 session. Call Mrs. Jurczyk at 887-2561 for more information.

The next preschool screening will be Friday for Bozrah residents who are between 3 and 4 years old. If you have a child in this age range, call Mrs. Jurczyk at 887-2561 to schedule an appointment for your child. Screening appointments will be scheduled beginning at 9 a.m.


Bacon Academy, 611 Norwich Ave., 537-23785:

Volunteers are needed to help with the senior barbecue June 8. For information, e-mail George Breault at or the Grad Night Committee at

The next grad night committee meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the faculty lounge. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. every Wednesday.

Colchester Elementary School, 315 Halls Hill Road, 537-0717:

Kindergarten story times will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and May 9 for Colchester children ages 4-5 who will be entering kindergarten during the 2007-08 school year. Teachers and administrators will meet with children, read stories and help children become familiar with the school. Parents and children may attend as many story times as they like. Registration not required.

Colchester Board of Education, 127 Norwich Ave., Suite 202, 537-7267:

The monthly informal meet-and-greet event for community members and parents interested in asking questions and learning more about the community schools will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 30 in Town Hall room 1 with Superintendent Karen Loiselle and First Selectman Stan Soby.


Killingly High School, 79 Westfield Ave., 77-6620:

Killingly High School Project Grad 2007 pasta dinner will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 28 at the Brooklyn Firehouse, 15 S. Main St. $8 for adults, and $5 for children younger than 6. Tickets available at all Killingly schools and at the door.

Quinebaug Valley Community College, 742 Upper Maple St., 774-1130 and 729 Main St. Willimantic, 423-1824:

Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Soldiers' Angels of Northeast Connecticut will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the Danielson campus.

A tour and information session for prospective students will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday on the Willimantic campus. For information, call 423-1824.

A tour and information session for prospective students will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday on the Danielson campus. For information, call 774-1130.

The Kids Academy School Break Week programs for children ages 6-14 will be held April 16-20 on the Danielson campus. For information or to register, call 774-1133.


East Lyme High School, 30 Chesterfield Road, P.O. Box 210, 739-6946:

The class of 2007 is sponsoring a recycling program to raise funds for its drug- and alcohol-free graduation party. Students will collect old cell phones and used ink cartridges throughout the spring. A drop box is in the high school main office on Chesterfield Road in East Lyme. E-mail Michele Joy at for further information.

The East Lyme High School Drug- and Alcohol-Free Graduation Party Committee is asking for donations to support an all-night, alcohol-free, drug-free, safe and supervised party June 22 after graduation ceremonies. Contributions may be mailed to East Lyme Senior Class Party, P.O. Box 941, East Lyme, CT 06333. To donate door prizes for the graduation party, call Dan Holle at 859-3173 or e-mail or call Michele Joy at 739-8894 or e-mail


Juliet W. Long School, 1854 Route 12, Gales Ferry, 464-2780:

"Macbeth" will be presented as the fifth annual Shakespeare play at 7 p.m. Friday. The event is free and open to the public.


Lisbon Central School, 15 Newent Road, 376-2403:

The school is establishing a preliminary count for the 2007-08 kindergarten and preschool classes. To register for kindergarten, a child must be 5 by Jan. 1, 2008. Children from infants through 5 years old, born before Jan. 1, 2004, can be preregistered for preschool. Registration forms may be picked up in the main office.


State Department of Education's Bureau of Health and Nutrition Services and Child/Family/School Partnerships, 25 Industrial Park Road, 807-2073:

The state Department of Education is looking for qualified local sponsoring organizations to give children free meals through the 2007 federal Summer Food Service Program for Children. Local sponsors may include public or private nonprofit school food authorities; state, local, municipal or county governments; residential public or private nonprofit summer camps; public or private nonprofit colleges or universities participating in the National Youth Sports Program; and private nonprofit organizations. For information, call Susan Bohuslaw at 807-2073.


St. Bernard School, 1593 Norwich-New London Turnpike, Uncasville, 848-1271:

Mothers are invited to a presentation by Dr. Roni Cohen-Sandler, best-selling co-author of "I'm Not Mad, I Just Hate You," regarding parenting, especially mother-daughter relationships at 7 p.m. April 25 in the auditorium. Pre-registration is $5 before April 20. Door tickets $7. Make checks payable to St. Bernard School.


Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., 447-1911:

The fourth annual Conn Film Festival will hold five film screenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. through Friday. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call 439-2301.

Connecticut College Dance Department Senior Thesis Concert will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday in the Palmer Auditorium. General admission $12, students and seniors $6, 439-2830.


British American Preparatory School, 21 Fairmount St., Norwich, 823-7098:

Registration for the 2007-08 school year is open. Visits by prospective parents and registration hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every school day, or evenings by appointment. For information, or to arrange a visit to the school, call 823-7098 or visit

The school has a limited number of scholarships for children 7 to 9 years old. These are awarded initially for one year, but may be extended based on the progress of the student. Awards are made based on academic promise measured by examination. The value of the award will depend upon the family's financial status. For information, call 823-7098 or visit The 2007 scholarship examination will take place Saturday. Children will be given age-appropriate tests in math and English, as well as verbal and nonverbal reasoning. The closing date for applications is today. For information and an application form, call 823-7098.

Norwich Public Schools, 90 Town St., 823-4245:

Norwich Public Schools holds meetings at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Kelly Middle School library. The next meeting will be April 24. For information, call 823-4245 or e-mail

Sacred Heart School, 15 Hunters Ave., Taftville, 887-1757:

Registration for the 2007-08 school year is open. Open houses will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Thursday. Registration hours are from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every school day, evening hours by appointment only. For information or to arrange a visit to the school, call 887-1757 or visit

Three Rivers Community College, 7 Mahan Drive, 886-0177:

Three Rivers is opening to the public an environmental issues seminar class offered through the college's environmental engineering technology program. The two-credit class will be taught by guest lecturers who will speak on a wide range of locally relevant environmental topics. Classes meet from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursdays at the Thames Valley campus, room 102.

Children First Norwich/School Readiness Council Collaborative is sponsoring a Truck Day at 10 a.m. April 28 at Three Rivers Community College, Mohegan campus. An array of large trucks, tractors, backhoes and activities is planned. For information, call Sherry Filiatreault at 823-3782.


Plainfield High School, 105 Putnam Road, P.O. Box 218, Central Village 564-6422:

Spring vacation runs Monday through April 20.


Salem School, 200 Hartford Road, 859-0267:

Kindergarten registration packets are available for pick-up in the main office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Children must be 5 on or before Jan. 1, 2008. For questions, call 859-0267, Ext. 3207.


Sprague Public Schools, 25 Scotland Road, 822-8264:

Preschool screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 17. The screening is open to all 3- and 4-year-old children in Baltic, Hanover and Versailles. For information, call Sheilagh Morgan at 822-8264, Ext. 193.


Mary R. Fisher Elementary School, 785 Riverside Drive, North Grosvenordale, 923-9142:

Preschool data is being compiled for the 2007-08 school year. Children 4 years old on or before Dec. 31 are eligible for the 4-year old program. For information, call the school office at 923-9142 or 923-2301 by May 25. Your child must be screened in order to be considered for the program. The program is tuition-based. All preschool children must be residents of Thompson.


New England Institute of Technology, 2500 Post Road:

The "Tech Nite" open house will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. For directions to the college, visit or call 467-7744 or 1-800-736-7744.


Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham St., Willimantic, 465-5000:

Eastern Connecticut State University presents "Nothing Short of Waterworks" Wednesday through Sunday at the Harry Hope Theatre in Shafer Hall. Admission is $5 for Eastern students and children younger than 12; $10 for faculty, staff, alumni, senior citizens and other students; $12 for general public. For reservations or ticket information, call the box office at 465-5123.


The R.I.S.E.N. program at Sacred Heart School, 50 Sacred Heart Drive, Groton, will host its third annual golf tournament June 1 at the Shennecossett Municipal Golf Course. R.I.S.E.N. is a special education program for children within the Diocese of Norwich and is dependent on grants, donations and other financial support. For information or to register, call 449-8302 or e-mail

Integrated Day Charter School in Norwich is planning a celebration of its 10th anniversary May 17-19. Check the school's Web site,, for updates on the celebration as details develop.


The Debra Schoonmaker Ferraro Scholarship has been established to award an annual scholarship to a Ledyard High School senior who exemplifies courage and determination. Donations can be sent to the attention of Pat Blodgett, c/o Ledyard High School, 24 Gallup Hill Road, Ledyard, CT 06339 and are tax deductible. Checks may be made out to the LHS Debra Schoonmaker Scholarship Fund. For information, call Amanda Olsen Fagan at 287-0720 or

The Rotary Club of Ledyard is accepting applications for Rotary International Scholarships for study abroad. An ambassadorial scholarship is available for one academic year of study in a foreign university. Another scholarship is available for three months of intensive foreign language study abroad. The one-year program will be funded up to $25,000 and the three-month study can cover up to $12,000. Successful applicants for the World Peace Scholarship are to pursue a two-year master's program in peace studies and conflict resolution at one of seven Rotary Centers for International Peace. For information, call Robert Sampson of the Ledyard Rotary Club at 464-0433.

All students living in Montville planning to attend post-high school education full-time are eligible to apply for an Isaac Emerson Palmer Scholarship. Special consideration is given to those planning to seek practical education in technical institutions of higher learning and trade or technical schools. Students must live in Montville, be younger than 25, be a graduate of Montville High School or school of equal rank and be applying as a full-time student in a school of higher learning for practical education. Applications are available in the career resource center and main office at Montville High School and in the mayor's office at Town Hall. Applications also are available in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word for downloading by visiting the March Web page of the Counseling & Career News: Guidance/News/March.htm

The Ledyard Women's Club is accepting applications for its annual $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who lives in Gales Ferry or Ledyard. Applications may be picked up in the guidance offices of Ledyard High, Norwich Free Academy, St. Bernard, Grasso Tech and The Williams School. Applications also are available online at and must be received by April 20.

Three Rivers Community College is accepting applications for two foundation scholarships -- the Liberal Arts and Sciences Merit Scholarship and the Engineering and Technology Merit Scholarship. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 20 and received by the scholarship committee no later than April 27. Each scholarship provides full tuition and fees for two consecutive semesters and will be renewed annually provided the student maintains a 3.25 grade point average. Scholarships are based on merit and evidence of need. For information or an application, students should call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 885-2657 or their high school guidance counselor. Applications also are available at the Office of Institutional Advancement, 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360.

The Williams Memorial Institute Pre-1955 Alumnae Association will offer three $1,000 scholarships in June. Applicants must be graduating seniors in high school who are direct descendants of a school graduate or student who attended before 1955. Only those planning to start higher education in the fall as a full-time student are eligible. Applications are available through senior class advisers or guidance departments in area high schools. Applications must be submitted by April 30. For information, call Alma Ruggiero at 443-5602.

The Faith Trumbull chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will offer $500 scholarships to graduating seniors at the following high schools: Bacon Academy, Griswold, Montville, Norwich Free Academy and St. Bernard. Scholarships will be awarded based on school record, financial need, clarity of college goals and personal potential. Applications are available from the guidance department of each school. Application deadline is April 30. For more information, call Doris Curtis, scholarship chairman, at 444-7275.

The town of Pomfret is offering a $500 community service scholarship. Applicants must be seniors in high school or enrolled as a post graduate in high school (full-time) or an undergraduate student in college (minimum of nine credits per semester) and have lived in Pomfret a minimum of five years. For information, call 974-1423. The deadline for application is May 11.

Fastenal Co. is offering a July internship at the Bobby Hamilton Racing Inc. shop, a team in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, in Mount Juliet, Tenn. Two automotive technical students will work with the crew July 9-13 preparing the No. 18 truck for a July 14 race in Sparta, Ky. The two students also will work with the pit crew during the Sparta race. Applicants must be at least 18 and have graduated between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2007, with a technical degree in the automotive trade. They are required to have passed at least two ASE tests before June 30. Visit for test dates and registration. Applications are being accepted through April 30 online at Winners will be notified the first two weeks in May. For information, call Kate Hazelton, strategic accounts marketing associate, at (507) 313-7082 or e-mail

Chapman Technical High School Alumni Association and the William H. Chapman Foundation are offering eight or nine $750 scholarships. Applications are available from the William H. Chapman Foundation, P.O. Box 1321, New London, CT 06320.

Dunkin' Donuts franchisees will award 100 $1,000 scholarships to qualified high school seniors in Connecticut. This year, the application process will be online at The scholarships will be awarded to seniors who plan to enroll full time at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the fall. Recipients will be selected on the basis of character: positive academic record, demonstrated leadership, commitment to school and community activities and experience in the work environment. In addition, full-time and part-time employees of Dunkin' Donuts franchisees who meet the scholarship requirements are eligible. The terms, requirements and application information are available at, Connecticut Dunkin' Donuts shops or by calling the Connecticut Association of Schools at (203) 250-1111.