United In Excellence
To educate and graduate students who specialize in one of three themed magnet pathways: International Education, STEM and Visual & Performing Arts, who are well versed in the academic knowledge and practical experiences necessary to succeed beyond high school; who are critical thinkers and innovators; who are courageous and self-reliant; and who challenge the status quo while enriching their community, country and global society.
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Congratulations to the New London High School Girls' Basketball Team!
The Lady Whalers finished second in the state in the CIAC Class LL division. With their 3rd trip to the state championship in the past 6 years they have been a model of consistency in excellence. Playing in the state championship game at Mohegan Sun Arena they showed their grit and determination that lead them to a 25-3 record for the season. Keep up the hard work and we’ll see you again next year competing for another state championship.
Sr. O-IF Robert Otanez, Jr. OF-IF Noah James, Sr. P-IF Zane Mikula, So. P Luis Diaz, So. C-IF Kenny Miller, Sr. IF Connor Surprenant.
Jr. P-IF Jesus Escarraman, Jr. IF Giovani Galatioto, So. P-IF Ryan Gardner, So. IF-OF Anthony Germoso, So. OF Courtney Hamilton, So. OF-IF Garret Matson, Jr. OF Jatheon Nazario, Fr. OF-IF Sean Raymond, Jr. P-IF Gerjuan Tyus, Sr. P Elijah Goode.
The Whalers are coming off a 10-10 regular season in 2018 and must replace Elijah Martinez, an All-Area infielder, among others. But Zane Mikula was an ECC Division I All-Star who will help lead New London in the new Division II setup this spring.
Roger Desir (6th Season), Coach
Sr. Zack Skrabacz, Sr. Charles Rockenson, Jr. Giuseppe Conte.
So. Wesly Paulo, So. Sebastian Jan Michel.
Skrabacz, who reached the ECC tournament singles quarter-finals last season, returns to lead the Whalers, who are coming off a solid 10-9 season and expect to remain competitive in Division I.
Chris Perras (2nd Season), Head Coach
Sr. Andre McClain, Sr. Mekih Rodriguez.
So. Zach Stock, So. Zach Verraneault, Jr. Kiera Burlingame-McCord, So. Brendan Rideout, Sr. Sean Slusarz, So. Zach Bachofner.
Perras begins his second season with a pair of veterans back (McClain and Rodriguez) and a talented group of newcomers, particularly in the sophomore class. There will be more growing pains for the Whalers, but the future looks bright. New London plays its home matches at Great Neck Country Club, which is hosting this year's ECC tournament.
Samantha Wasilefsky, Girls' Head Coach; Jevon Elmore, Boys' Head Coach
Mike Stroneski, Lacy Johnson, and Joe Toledo-Quinones, Assistant Coaches
Top Female Returning Athletes
- Anissah White (9th) Sprinting
- Akheena Farrior-Parcak (9th) Sprinting
- Araya Munoz (12th) Sprinting and Hurdles
- Marissa Parker (12th) Throwing
- Eliza Brown (11th) Throwing
Top Female Newcomers
- Jaden Burns (10th) Sprinting
- Gillian Melville (10th) Distance
Missy Parker (8th Season), Coach
Sr. 2B-P Joe Potter, Sr. OF Bria Fielding, Sr. OF Elizia Malloy, Jr. 3B-C Jaelynn Potter, Jr. OF Anaya Vega, So. P-1B Caylee Parker, So. C Finella Smith, So. 1B Ella Cook, So. OF-2B Alexia Liriano, So. OF Princess Hernandez.
Fr. SS Cassandra Roman, Jr. Utility Andrea Kitchens-Walker, So. OF Shylin Rock.
The Whalers, despite fielding a young team, went 6-14 while competing in the highly competitive Division I. New London is still young, but the experience gained in 2018 will help them immensely as they move down in the newly realigned Division III in 2019. The Whalers will be led by captains Fielding and Joe Potter, while the sophomore battery of Parker and Smith continues to develop and will make New London competitive in the division and a threat to qualify for the both postseason conference and state tournaments.
NLHS Girls' Lacrosse
50 Mercer Street, New London, CT 06320
CB JENNINGS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Ahnalee Smith-Singleton, Brandon Hodor, Mckaylie Francis, Aries Marquis Santiago, Vaneshda Rivera
PBIS Student vs Staff Basketball Game
Fifth grade students took on staff members in a basketball game. Staff members took home the victory.
Jennings After School Program (Grades 3-5)
Jennings School is offering an after school program that began on April 1st and runs every day except Wednesdays, from 3:00-5:00pm. This program provides one hour of academic and one hour to focus on fitness or an enrichment activity.
Jennings Spring Concert
Jennings welcomed spring on April 12th with singing, drumming and more. Music performances were held from Kindergarten – 5th grades. Parents and guardians are always welcome to attend!
432 Montauk Avenue, New London, CT 06320
HARBOR STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Bella Vittone, Elijah Waring, Zahra Fatima, Ryley Venturini, Jerome Pittman
Many students have recently had a classroom visit by our service dog, Duke. Duke comes into our classes and reads with students. His presence helps improve focus and provides a sense of calm. Students lie near him and pet him during class. He says hello with his paw and loves to have his belly rubbed!
During the week of March 25th - March 29th, Mr. Foster and Mrs. Hanrahan filmed morning announcements Carpool Karaoke style . Here is a sample of Harbor's own Carpool Karaoke.
Harbor held a town hall on March 29th celebrating many student accomplishments. Perfect attendance for trimester 2, CREW behavior, Most Improved Performance and Academic awards were handed out and celebrated. What is Crew?
W- Wise Choices
37 Beech Drive, New London, CT 06320
NATHAN HALE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Silver Montieth, Evelyn Mello, Janyia Harrigan, Chanelle Arteaga, Jocelyn Carter
74 Grove Street, New London, CT 06320
WINTHROP STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Braylon Cruz, Mestiza Boyd, Anne Gaudard, Vanessa Colla, Chloe Labrecque
Planting With FRESH New London
Winthrop students had the opportunity to do some planting with FRESH New London. Some planting occurred in the garden and these plants will be transferred to the school garden by students in June. Others were planted in raised garden beds.
Students have been working on opinion and persuasive writing. Some fifth graders have even had letters published in The Day and in the Norwich Bulletin.
School-wide March Madness
Winthrop had a school-wide March Madness competition and Ms. Shannon's fifth grade class won!
Essentials Night was held on March 14th. Essentials teachers had different activities for families to participate in together!
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Andy Garcia, Deshaun Phillips, Shaina Jean-Francois, Gabriella Santiago, Taylor Sanders, Andre Morales Soto, Mi-Na Bonterre, Cristina De La Cruz, Ernsly Joseph, Jarielys Escolastico
Latinos In Action (LIA) Highlights
The 6th grade LIA group planned and carried out a visit to Huntington Towers and played lots of games with the elderly. The elderly also spoke to our students about their stories and how they came to live in New London. The 7th grade LIA group planned and carried out a carnation sale for Valentine's Day and sold over 200 carnations to students and staff at BDJMS.
International Baccalaureate (IB Candidacy) Update
In our International Education and Dual Language Programs, the teachers are beginning to take the necessary steps to implement the IB Learner Profiles in classrooms with students. Students have been taking the Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs) in Math, Science and Language Arts and feel prepared to take on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) in the Spring.
Engineering Design Challenge
STEM 6-8 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Tyree Barnes, Sienna Montanari, Nathan Concepcion, Janiellys Morales, Gabby Carroll
ARTS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Alex Kexel, Danny Morocho, Johnathan Smith, Jazmin Hall, Antonio Carmona
NLHS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Lauren Lee, Nikeila Thompson, Jazmine Silva, Eliezer Melendez, Jessica Garcia
STEM 9-12 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Carlos Silva, Alexandria DeGunia, Pedro Camacho-Leon, Renandy Ledoux, Thomas Statchen
Shaw's Cove Three, New London, CT 06320
Adult Education Student Spotlight
Betty Ambroise arrived in New London from Haiti in the fall of 2015 and began attending Basic ESOL class at New London Adult Education. Within a year, she was participating in the Intermediate ESL class and enrolled in the I-BEST CNA program in the fall of 2016. Through her perseverance, Betty became a Certified Nursing Assistant. Currently Betty works full-time in the Alzheimer’s Memory Care Unit at Fairview, where she was recently recognized with the Excellence in Caregiving Award presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter. Betty has also been chosen 2019 Learner of the Year by the Connecticut Association for Adult and Continuing Education (CAACE). She was honored at a luncheon at the Mystic Marriott on March 29, 2019. Upon completion of her studies at New London Adult Education, Betty plans to further her education by applying to the nursing program at Three Rivers Community College.
Newly Naturalized United States Citizens