Posts tagged ‘Wolcott High School’

June 6th, 2012

ACLU Defends WHS Student Expression

by Christopher O'Brien

Editor’s note: The ACLU sent this letter to school officials: aclu-ct-letter-060512

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by Elizabeth Bowling |

The Front of the shirt worn to school

A WHS student wore this shirt, where the reverse side read "Excessive Speech Day"

His classmates were allowed to wear duct tape over their mouths in silent support of gay rights, but a Wolcott High School student was told he had to remove an anti-gay T-shirt, according to his father.

The T-shirt featured a rainbow with a slash through it on one side, and a male and female stick figure holding hands on the other side with the words “Excessive Speech Day” on the other side.

The student, Seth Groody, wore the T-shirt on April 20 to

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January 17th, 2012

First Snow Delays School

by Christopher O'Brien

Wolcott Schools will be opening on a 90 minute delay this morning.

Almost two inches of flight and fluffy snow fell overnight across most of town. In some spots, there could be slightly icey conditions as the storm brought a mixture of wintry weather conditions dependent upon the elevation. In the town center along Wolcott Rd., all roads are plowed to a slushy base pavement. Rt. 69 at the base of the mountain into Waterbury is plowed curb to curb.

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August 30th, 2011

High School Opening Could Be Delayed; Community Hurricane Center Still Open

by LonSeidman

The first day of school is Wednesday, but Wolcott High School students may get one more summer day off. Wolcott School superintendent Joseph Macary has informed the Whisper that power has been out since Hurricane Irene rolled through Connecticut. “We know where the tree branch came down, but it’s just a matter of CL&P of fixing it.” Macary says that a determination of whether or not to open school will be made closer to the opening period tomorrow morning, as the electricity could be restored at almost any time.

Classes will start at the other four town schools on schedule. “We’ve had no other problems other than some

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July 8th, 2011

Bonding Referenda Set

by LonSeidman

The Town Council set a referendum vote on a $12.3 million bond package for Saturday August 27th from 6 am – 8 pm. The bond package will be whether to approve two waterline packages, road reconstruction projects in various parts of town, a fire truck, complete the walking trail around Scovill Resevoir, and to install new alarm systems at Wolcott High School and Wakelee Elementary Schools.

Mayor Thomas Dunn says that informational sessions will be planned so residents can ask questions about the proposals.

The Whisper will detail each individual project in upcoming days…