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CREC Montessori Magnet Earns Wildlife Habitat Distinction

CREC’s Montessori Magnet School’s courtyard is now a certified wildlife habitat, and this new designation means that the school community must take extra care of school grounds. On April 23, the school held a clean-up day. About 50 students, parents, and staff members helped to beautify the courtyard. They swept, weeded, and worked on planting

Students from 22 Towns Work Together to Reduce Hunger in Hartford

Thirty high school students who participate in the Capitol Region Interdistrict Leadership Academy (CRILA) recently packed and delivered more than 10,000 meals to St. Francis Hospital’s Mount Sinai campus. “One thing that stuck out to me while we were working was that every action we did would help improve someone’s day,” said Jameson Tope

Simsbury Continues to Support Open Choice

In 1966, Simsbury was one of the first five school districts to embrace Project Concern, now known as the Hartford Region Open Choice Program, and it remains committed to the program today—50 year later. Other founding districts include Farmington, Manchester, South Windsor, and West Hartford. “Our partner districts should be commended for thei

High School Students Self-Organize Food-Packing Event; Will Deliver 10,000 Meals to St.

For the past six months, 30 high school juniors and seniors from throughout Greater Hartford collaborated to organize a food-packing event, which will held on the morning of Saturday, April 23. The students raised more than $2,500 dollars and will pack 10,000 meals at the CREC Discovery Academy in Wethersfield to benefit the food bank at St. Franc

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