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Region 14 Students are Coding for a Cause


Region 14 students are Coding for a Cause. Groups of students started the planning and designing process of a smartphone app to assist the local Woodbury non-profit organizations during today's Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr. event at Woodbury Middle School.

Selected district students in grades 4-8 are working on teams with Nonnewaug High school students as their mentors to collaboratively plan and design appa that will address an identified need of the Glebe House Museum and Jekyll Garden, Futbol Friends International, Woodbury Scholarship Fund, The Denan Project, and ASAP- Advocates for Substance Abuse Prevention. Members of the Woodbury non profit are working alongside the students and their mentors in this collaborative environment and watching the young members of the community use their coding skills or a good cause for their organization.

"Region 14 is the first school district to host its own all-day, school wide Hack a Thon event," said Abbe Waldron, Region 14's Instructional Leader for Technology. "This is a wonderful student-centered event. Our high school students run the groups for their younger peers and together they collaborate and use problem solving skills, mentoring, and critical thinking while learning about a community-based non-profit organization."

Random Hacks of Kindness Jr. is a non-profit organization developed by Connecticut resident Patrice Gans in 2013 that provides school students an opportunity to collaborate with computer science mentors and community subject matter experts to prototype innovative technical solutions for local non-profit organizations' real-world challenges. The mission is to empower students to use technology to positively impact the challenges facing local nonprofits in their communities. Students who participate will use an MIT-developed coding tool to learn the basics of app design, as well as the ideation and brainstorming process required to build a successful prototype mobile application.

The second coding event will be held at Woodbury Middle School on November 1 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.



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Students help keep Mitchell safe as the new Safety Patrol Squad


Congratulations to all the Mitchell Elementary School 5th graders who were chosen to help Officer Dickens on the newly formed Mitchell Safety Patrol.

Two Safety Patrol members and one alternate from each of the three 5th grade classes were chosen for the first 3-month patrol duty. They will help out in various ways during and after the school day including in the cafeteria and with dismissal duties through the month of December.

Congratulations to these fine students!

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Get Your Nonnewaug Chiefs Super Fan Pass and Support the Chiefs!


You've got your red, white and blue. Now all you need to support Nonnewaug High School athletics is the brand new 2016-17 Super Fan Season Pass! Pay once and enjoy NHS sports all year long.

Purchase a Chiefs Super Fan Season pass for admission into ALL regular season home Nonnewaug High School athletic events and competitions. Passes cost $50 and are available at the NHS Field Gates during upcoming home events beginning with the first home Football game on Saturday, September 24. Passes are also available for purchase at the Nonnewaug High School Main Office at 5 Minortown Road during regular school hours.

"We love to have our fans come out and support the Nonnewaug Chiefs and the Super Fan concept gives them easier access with the ability to pay once and just show their pass at each home event," said Suzi Greene, Nonnewaug High School's Athletic Director and Dean of Students.

Purchase yours today for a discounted admission on more than 30 regular season home Nonnewaug High School athletic competitions (with the exception of post season and tournament events) through the Spring of 2017.

Additionally, Bethlehem and Woodbury Senior Citizens are invited to the Woodbury Senior Community Center on Thursday, November 17 from 12 – 3 p.m. to get their picture taken for their Nonnewaug Senior Pass. The Nonnewaug Senior Passes will allow for free admission to any regular season, home athletic or school event including music and theatre events held at Nonnewaug High School. The Woodbury Senior Community Center is located at 265 Main Street South.

Go Chiefs!



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Congratulations to 5th grade chorus members from Bethlehem and Mitchell Elementary Schools who participated in the Connecticut Music Educator's Association's seventh annual Elementary Honors Choir in Hartford on April 29.

Region 14's 5th Grade Honors Choir students joined other chorus and choir organizations from schools throughout Connecticut to perform on Friday, April 29 for the CMEA event. Students in the Honor's Choir who represent exemplary vocal musicianship were chosen for the Honor's Choir.


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