Litchfield News




Region 6 Superintendent Chris Leone's Listening Tour
Scheduled for Goshen Center School
on Thursday, September 21 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
has been cancelled.
JMS Welcome Back Carnival
The James Morris School Parent-Teacher Organization held its annual welcome back to school carnival on Saturday. The event featured many games of skill, face-painting and a canine demonstration by students in the agriculture science and technology program at Wamogo.
Tossing a football through a tire in one of the games of skill is Jace Reynolds, 5. He's being watched by his mother, Lee. BZ photos
Back to School Dance
Friday, September 22 ~ 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
(Open to ALL Area 7th & 8th graders)
Live DJ, Food, Games, and More!

Admission is FREE!
Must provide permission slip at door.
For more info call 860-567-8302

Celebrity Chef Cooking Class for KIDS
(Open to ALL Area 4th-6th graders)
Thursday, September 28 ~ 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Class runs on Thursdays, Sept. 28, Oct 5, Oct 12
Presented by Chef John Ferrucci as seen on The Celebrity Chef Show, Cable Access Channel 5. Participate in a hands-on cooking experience and also learn about kitchen sanitation and food safety. All materials will be provided and students will be able to bring home the items they prepared. Cook a new meal each week!

Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Cost: $20.00 per class / $50.00 for all 3  
Note: $3.00 pp credit card processing
fee will be added to your order
For more info call 860-567-8302

Lego Club
(Grades K-3)
Fridays, September 29-November 17
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Oliver Wolcott Library
Calling all engineers and architects!
Listen to a short story to inspire your creativity, and then build the Lego Challenge of the Week.
Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
Click here to register.
or call 860-567-8030.

Friday Fun Day
(Open to ALL Area 4th-6th graders)
Friday, September 29 ~ 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Each Month a Litchfield High School student group hosts an afternoon fun day at the Community Center with proceeds going towards that group's initiative.
The afternoon will comprise of open games - ping pong, pool, air hockey, foosball, Wii, board games, group games, music, arts & crafts, and more!
Cost: $5 @ Door
Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.
For more info call 860-567-8302

Litchfield Public Schools
Superintendent's Forum
Wednesday, October 4 ~ 6:00-7:00 pm
Litchfield Center School Gymnasium
Litchfield Board of Education
Community Conversation
Wednesday, October 4 ~ 7:00-8:00 pm
Litchfield Center School Gymnasium
LHS Class of 1957
60th Class Reunion
Saturday, October 21 ~ 12-4 p.m.
@ Painted Pony Restaurant
74 Main St. S, Route 61, Bethlehem, CT
We will meet for lunch (to be ordered off menu) and to share memories and renew old friendships. Please R.S.V.P by October 1 with number attending to Roger Newbury at 860-489-9587 or email: rnewbury@optonline.netPlease pass info on to other classmates. Hoping to see a large turn-out!

Northwestern is again the Highest Ranked
Community College in Connecticut
In its just released report for 2017, the website WalletHub rated Northwestern Connecticut Community College as the 77th best Community College in the U.S., and the highest ranked Connecticut Community College of the 728 institutions included in the results of their analysis, “2017 Best & Worst Community Colleges.”  Additionally, Connecticut State Community Colleges were ranked 25th best among state systems.

In order to determine the best community colleges in the U.S., WalletHub’s analysts compared the 728 colleges across 3 key measurements, including educational outcomes, cost and financing and career outcomes.  The researchers stated that they were unable to include all member schools of the American Association of Community Colleges due to data limitations. The data used to create the rankings were collected from the National Center for Education Statistics, Council for Community and Economic Research and College Measures.

Dr. Michael Rooke, President of Northwestern Connecticut Community College, proclaimed, "For the second year in a row, NCCC has been recognized as WalletHub's top Connecticut Community College and within the top 10% in the nation, due to our amazingly dedicated staff and faculty, low tuition, and great programs that meet our students' needs."