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Reunion for LHS Classes of 1976 & 1977
Wendy (Protzmann) Simoncelli and her husband, Jim, attended a reunion of the Litchfield High School classes of 1976 and 1977 on Friday. BZ photos
 
The Litchfield High School classes of 1976 and 1977 held a reunion at the Litchfield Inn on Friday night. More than 100 graduates and guests attended.
 
Organizers of the reunion were Wendy (Protzmann) Simoncelli, Kathleen (Torrant) Sherill, Linda Wagner, Kathy Ungerleider, Anna Rubens, Jean (Keller) Evangelisti, Peter Carpenter, Laura Wooden, JoAnn Pol and Mary (Dwan) Sweeney.
 
Below, Frank Keller, left, Scott Kilborn, center, and Dave Murphy chat during the reunion.
 
 
New Principal Hired for Litchfield Intermediate School
On June 21, 2017, the Litchfield Board of Education appointed Dr. Michael Pascento to the position of principal at Litchfield Intermediate School, to be effective on July 1, 2017.
 
Dr. Michael Pascento ~ BZ photo
 
Dr. Pascento has been the Dean of Students at Litchfield High School for the past two years.  Before joining Litchfield Public Schools, Dr. Pascento was a teacher, assistant principal, and principal of the Sherman School since 2006.  He also served as an assistant principal in Brookfield.  Dr. Pascento holds a bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State University, a master’s degree in education from the University of Bridgeport, a sixth year certificate in educational leadership from Southern Connecticut State University, his Ed.D. in instructional leadership  from Nova Southeastern University, and superintendent certificate from Central Connecticut State University.
 
There were over 30 applicants for the Intermediate School principal position.  The search committee included members of the Board of Education, school district administrators, an Intermediate School teacher, and a parent. ~ contributed
 
 
Litchfield High School Class of 2017 says goodbye
Litchfield.bz (06-23-17)
Litchfield High School's Class of 2017 stands on the stage of the Warner Theatre in Torrington during commencement exercises on Thursday. Click here for BZ article.
 
 
Wamogo says farewell to the Class of 2017
Litchfield.bz (06-22-17)
The Wamogo Regional High School Class of 2017 sits on the stage in the school's James M. Eisenhaure Auditorium during commencement exercises on Wednesday. Click here for BZ article.
 
 
Last Day of School at the Litchfield Center School
Thursday was the last day of school at the Litchfield Center School. A continuing tradition is when the teachers and staff members wave goodbye to the buses as they take the students home. BZ photos
 
 
 
 
Region 6 Student Records, Special Services Records
and Health Records to be Destroyed
In keeping with State and Federal regulations on confidentiality, Regional School District No. 6 school officials plan to destroy student records, special service records of students belonging to the 2009 graduating class and the health records, except immunization records, of those students belonging to the 2009 to 2010 graduating classes. Confidential records are destroyed six years after they become irrelevant to the provision of education services or after graduation. The destruction is scheduled to take place on August 1, 2017. Anyone interested in receiving his or her records or those of their children should make the request in writing to Pamela Lazaroski, Interim Principal, Wamogo High School, 98 Wamogo Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.
 
 
Mary Poppins Lunch Bunch Club
For Children Entering Grades K-4
Thursday, June 29 ~ 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Oliver Wolcott Library
Thursdays, June 29 - August 10 ~ 12:00-1pm
Meet the classic character, Mary Poppins. This nanny has a magic bag that always has what is needed. She takes children on magical adventures and has a knack for making everyday chores fun. Mrs. Shaia will read a different chapter from Mary Poppins each week.
 
We will play trivia games including the popular “Book vs. Movie,” make crafts, and have a tea party over the course of the summer months. Watch movie clips and learn songs such as “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,”“Chim Chim Cheree,” “I Love to Laugh,” and “A Spoonful of Sugar.” As a special treat, the book club will go on a field trip to see the musical. We will have a chance to compare and contrast the book, film, and play over the summer months. A pizza lunch will be provided each week. Keep track of the chapters read aloud for your “Read to Me” portion of your Litchfield Center School summer reading requirement!
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

 
2017 LRWC Summer Camp Programs
Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
This July, LRWC is offering three week-long, day camp sessions for children entering grades 3-6 in the fall of 2017. Programs are full-day from 9am to 3pm.
 
LRWC Camp days are interactive, educational, and lots of fun! Get ready for exciting outdoor adventures where you'll learn about our birds, wetlands, and more. Each session includes outdoor exploration, hands-on activities, experiments, games, and crafts, and lots of interaction with our amazing flock of over 450 birds from around the world!
 
Camp Sessions
Budding Biologists ~ July 3 – 7
Dinosaurs to Ducks ~ July 10 – 14
Duck Detectives ~ July 17 – 21
 
 
Nature's Nursery Series
Designed just for children 3-6 years old
Thursday, July 6 ~ 4:00-5:00 p.m.
White Memorial Conservation Center
Join us on one Thursday per month for an hour-long program designed just for children 3-6 years old. Every session will include a story, an encounter with a live animal, and an activity or craft. Bring your young nature lovers out to White Memorial for a jam-packed hour of hands-on learning. Parents, we ask that you stay for the duration of the program.
Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 4-5pm.
Advanced registration is required.
Space is limited and fills up quickly.
To register, please call 860-567-0857
Members: $7/child per session,
 Non-Members: $12/child per session
 
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"Natural History Explorers"
Summer Camp
Kids entering grades 3 - 9
Monday, July 10 - Friday, August 11
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(each day - weekdays only)
White Memorial Conservation Center
Kids entering grades 3 - 9 can join us for week-long sessions that immerse them in nature! All-day adventures take us into the nooks and crannies of White Memorial property, as well as to natural areas throughout northwestern CT. Activities include collecting rocks and minerals, investigating aquatic life, exploring different ecosystems, learning to identify wildlife, climbing mountains, hiking trails, and so much more.
9:30am - 3:30pm each day.
Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Please call 860-567-0857
Space is limited!
Members: $140/week,
Non-members: $165/week.
Grades 3 & 4: July 10-14 & 17-21     
Grades 5 & 6: July 24-28 & July 31-Aug. 4
Grades 7, 8 & 9: August 7-11

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"Natural History Explorers"
Summer Camp
Kids entering grades 3 - 9
Monday, July 10 - Friday, August 11
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(each day - weekdays only)
White Memorial Conservation Center
Kids entering grades 3 - 9 can join us for week-long sessions that immerse them in nature! All-day adventures take us into the nooks and crannies of White Memorial property, as well as to natural areas throughout northwestern CT. Activities include collecting rocks and minerals, investigating aquatic life, exploring different ecosystems, learning to identify wildlife, climbing mountains, hiking trails, and so much more.
9:30am - 3:30pm each day.
Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Please call 860-567-0857
Space is limited!
Members: $140/week,
Non-members: $165/week.
Grades 3 & 4: July 10-14 & 17-21     
Grades 5 & 6: July 24-28 & July 31-Aug. 4
Grades 7, 8 & 9: August 7-11

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"Natural History Explorers"
Summer Camp
Kids entering grades 3 - 9
Monday, July 10 - Friday, August 11
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(each day - weekdays only)
White Memorial Conservation Center
Kids entering grades 3 - 9 can join us for week-long sessions that immerse them in nature! All-day adventures take us into the nooks and crannies of White Memorial property, as well as to natural areas throughout northwestern CT. Activities include collecting rocks and minerals, investigating aquatic life, exploring different ecosystems, learning to identify wildlife, climbing mountains, hiking trails, and so much more.
9:30am - 3:30pm each day.
Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Please call 860-567-0857
Space is limited!
Members: $140/week,
Non-members: $165/week.
Grades 3 & 4: July 10-14 & 17-21     
Grades 5 & 6: July 24-28 & July 31-Aug. 4
Grades 7, 8 & 9: August 7-11

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"Nature Adventurers"
Summer Camp
Kids entering grades 1 & 2
Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 28
9:30 a.m.. - 3:30 p.m.
(each day - weekdays only)
White Memorial Conservation Center
Kids entering grades 1 & 2 can join us for three weeks of all-day outdoor discovery, games, books, songs, and crafts that help them learn more about the natural world around them.
Sign up by week.
9:30am - 3:30pm each day.
Meet in the Museum parking lot.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Please call 860-567-0857
Space is limited!
Members: $120/week,
Non-members: $145/week.

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"Natural History Explorers"
Summer Camp
Kids entering grades 3 - 9
Monday, July 10 - Friday, August 11
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(each day - weekdays only)
White Memorial Conservation Center
Kids entering grades 3 - 9 can join us for week-long sessions that immerse them in nature! All-day adventures take us into the nooks and crannies of White Memorial property, as well as to natural areas throughout northwestern CT. Activities include collecting rocks and minerals, investigating aquatic life, exploring different ecosystems, learning to  identify wildlife, climbing mountains, hiking trails, and so much more.
9:30am - 3:30pm each day.
Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Please call 860-567-0857
Space is limited!
Members: $140/week,
Non-members: $165/week.
Grades 3 & 4: July 10-14 & 17-21     
Grades 5 & 6: July 24-28 & July 31-Aug. 4
Grades 7, 8 & 9: August 7-11

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"Wee Discoverers"
Weekly two-hour series for 4 & 5 year-olds
Summer Nature Camp
Tuesday, July 11  ~ 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
White Memorial Conservation Center
This weekly two-hour series for 4 & 5 year-olds features stories, songs, crafts, games, and outdoor adventures that introduce young ones to the wonders of nature!
Sign up by session or for all 5 sessions.
Meet in Nature Museum Children's Corner. 9:30 - 11:30am.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Please call 860-567-0857
Space is limited!
Members: $15/session,
Non-members: $25/session
 
 
A Civil War Experience
(For ages 8-14)
Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28, 2017
9:00 a.m.. - 12:00 p.m.
Litchfield History Museum
Embark on a journey back in time with the Litchfield Historical Society's summer adventures for history-lovers!
During the week-long Civil War Experience, participants will assume the identities of soldiers who fought with the 2nd CT Heavy Artillery during the Civil War and learn about life during wartime while playing games and making crafts.

Registration and payment required by July 1.
$80 members; $100 non-members
To register your child, call (860) 567-4501
You can also register online here.
For more information about this or other programs,
 
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Enroll in Miss Pierce's Academy
(For ages 8-14)
Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 4, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Litchfield History Museum
Girls and boys at Sarah Pierce’s Litchfield Female Academy studied both decorative arts and academic subjects.
During the week-long Miss Pierce's Academy participants will earn their diploma as they create works of art, master dancing, and play games – just like a student from the 1800s!

Registration required by July 14.
Space is limited and registration
is required 2 weeks prior to the program.
Fee must be paid in full at time of registration.
$80 members; $100 non-members
50% refund will be provided, if notified of
participant cancellation a week before program.
Can't make the whole week?
Day rates are available at
$18 for members and $22 for non-members.

To register your child, call (860) 567-4501
You can also register online here.
For more information about this or other programs,
Litchfield Historical Society - BZ page
 
 
Litchfield Sports Booster Club
College Scholarship Program
The Litchfield Sports Booster Club is seeking applications for its annual College Scholarship Program. The Booster Club will award $1,500.00 to Litchfield High School graduates who lettered at least twice during their high school career and are currently competing at a college level. Applications are available at the LHS Guidance Office and should be mailed to LSBC, PO Box 1032, Litchfield, CT 06759
 
 
Greenwoods Counseling Referrals, Inc.,
spearheads a unique and valuable collaborative partnership
with the Litchfield School District
and the Litchfield Prevention Council
Greenwoods Counseling Referrals, Inc., in partnership with the Litchfield School District and the Litchfield Prevention Council, is wrapping up its first year providing a variety of new services and programs to meet the mental-health needs of students and their families in the Litchfield schools. The combination of a shortage of mental-health providers, access to treatment in Litchfield County, rapidly rising rates of substance abuse, anxiety & depressive disorders, and other serious mental-health issues, has resulted in many children and their families welcoming the support. Click here for more details.
 
 
Connecticut After School Leader
Selected as Chair of the Board of Directors
for the National AfterSchool Association (NAA)
Tracey Lay, Director, School Age Programs & Development Services for EdAdvance, the Regional Education Service Center in western Connecticut was appointed to chair the Board of Directors for the National AfterSchool Association (NAA), after being elected to the board two years ago in a national election. Click here for more details. ~ contributed
 
 
Cable Television Advisory Council Scholarships
The following graduating seniors received scholarships from the Cable Television Advisory Council of Litchfield County. These students will pursue further studies in technology and communications.
Litchfield High School - Eric Warner
Region 6 Wamogo - Amy Couture
 
 
 
 
EdAdvance Summer Food Program
Help us ensure that no child goes hungry this summer. 
For further site details, please dial Infoline @ 2-1-1. To learn more about EdAdvance’s Summer Food Programs, please call 860.567.0863.
 
About USDA Summer Food Service Programs
The USDA Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP) were created in 1968, to ensure that children in low-income areas could receive nutritious meals during summer months when school is not in session. Summer Feeding provides meals to educational, community based, recreational, or social activities already established in the area. SFSP provides free, nutritious meals during school vacations. The program is administered at the federal level by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services (FNS). Learn more at
edadvance.org.