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Region 15 is proud to announce that Dr. Carrie Chiappetta, Region 15’s Assistant Superintendent, is one of two finalists for the 2023 Women in School Leadership Awards sponsored by the School Superintendent’s Association. She is one of two finalists nationwide in the Central Office/Principal’s category. The award pays tribute to the talent, creativity, and vision of outstanding women educational administrators in the nation’s public schools.

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The Pomperaug impaCT club was recognized as a “Gold Sponsor” at the Salvation Army Annual sponsor appreciation event for their efforts.  

Pomperaug ImpaCT is a student-athlete led club aiming to "impact CT" by volunteering and fundraising for the Salvation Army charity organization. The club’s mission statement is to bring both the Pomperaug and neighborhood community closer together through charitable actions as student-athlete leaders.

Since the club’s inception in the 2021-2022 school year, impaCT has raised over $11,000 and collectively volunteered over 400 hours to benefit the Waterbury Salvation Army. This school year, impaCT has officially expanded to include North Haven and Weston High Schools.

Pictured L-R, Back row: Benjamin K, Ryan O, Andrew C, Jackson F, Cameron P; (L-R) Front Row: Nora H, Hazel F, Ana Gagnon, PHS Teacher, Carol Reilly, PHS Guidance Counselor, Anne C, Rebecca B. Not pictured: Alexandra S 

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Students at PHS designed and built an electric car to compete against other schools in the statewide ElectroThon competition. Under the direction of PHS teacher Nick Napoli, the club is a comprehensive learning experience that provides a hands-on opportunity for students to learn STEM principles and have fun at the same time.

Students displayed their car at the BOE meeting earlier this week, sharing how the club was formed, how the car was built, and how the competition works. The students raced against other cars from schools across the state in October at the ElectroThon race at Lime Rock Park in Salisbury, CT. A race where the winner is determined by how far the car goes on battery power.  The club will be incorporated into the curriculum through the transportation technology course next year.

Pictured L-R: Electric Car No. 96, Johnny R, Ethan H, Luke J, Cole M, Nick S, and PHS teacher Nick Napoli

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Five student-athletes from Pomperaug High School gathered with their families and coaches on Wednesday, November 15th, 2022 on the first day of the NCAA’s early signing period to sign national letters of intent to participate in sports at the Division 1 collegiate level.

Signing their letters are Front Row (L-R): Colin M, Men’s Swimming, Iona University; Collin T, Men’s Swimming, Bryant University; Emma P, Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field, Florida Southern College. Back Row (L-R): Tyler R, Men’s Diving, Fairfield University, and Maggie R, Women’s Swimming, Central Connecticut State University.

“We are proud of our student-athletes and wish them continued success in their athletic careers,” said Ron Plasky, Director of Athletics for Pomperaug High School.