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Norwalk BoE roundup: Approving a budget and administrative appointments

A screen grab from the Norwalk Public Schools YouTube video of Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting.

NORWALK, Conn. — Some doings at Tuesday’s Norwalk Board of Education meeting:

  • Budget cruises to approval
  • Interim Brookside principal appointed
  • Montessori update

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Norwalk Police speak on arrest in 1986 Flynn homicide

Marc Karun, 53, of Stetson, Maine. (Norwalk Police)

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Police are hoping they have finally brought justice in the 1986 murder of 11-year-old Kathleen Flynn.

Marc Karun, 53, of Stetson, Maine, was arrested Wednesday in Maine as a fugitive from justice. He was brought back to Norwalk and is being held on $5 million bond, charged with murder with special circumstances and kidnapping first degree. The Hour reports that “Karun would need to put up 7 percent of the bond — $350,000 — in order to be released.”

Norwalk Police Chief Thomas Kulhawik, Mayor Harry Rilling and Lt. Arthur Weisgerber, Commander, Crime Scene and Identification Unit, met with the press Tuesday to offer brief remarks on the arrest in what they said was one of the most shocking crimes ever to happen in Norwalk.

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Norwalk touts academic success in 2019 grads’ college acceptances

A screengrab from the Norwalk Public Schools video of the Norwalk High School graduation last week.

NORWALK, Conn. — It’s spectacular, Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski said: about 97% of this year’s Norwalk high school graduates are going to college or university in the fall.

“I think this is a tribute to the staff of our four high schools and particularly to the work of their counselors, something that is a source of pride for our school system, something that I hope will attract parents to Norwalk, or to be retained in Norwalk,” Adamowski said at Tuesday’s BoE meeting.

More than 780 Norwalk high school students have accepted their diplomas last week, a Norwalk Public Schools press release said. They are fanning out to 415 institutes of higher learning, Adamowski said.

A full list of the colleges was provided Tuesday to NancyOnNorwalk by Norwalk Public Schools Communications Director Brenda Wilcox Williams:

  • Adelphi University
  • Albany State University
  • Albertus Magnus College
  • Albright University
  • Alfred University
  • Allegheny College
  • American University
  • Appalachian State University
  • Anna Maria College
  • Arcadia University
  • Arizona State University
  • Assumption College
  • Auburn University
  • Augustana College
  • Bard College
  • Barry University
  • Baruch College of CUNY
  • Bates College
  • Bay Path University
  • Baylor University
  • Becker College
  • Belmont University
  • Bennington College
  • Bentley University
  • Berkeley College of White Plains
  • Berry College
  • Binghamton University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Bowdoin College
  • Brandeis University
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Bryant University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Bucknell University
  • Butler University
  • Cabrini University
  • California College of the Arts
  • California Polytechnic State Univ.
  • Carleton College
  • Canisius College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Case Western Reserve Univ.
  • Castleton University
  • Catawba College
  • Catholic University
  • Central Connecticut State Univ.
  • Central State University
  • Champlain College
  • Chapman University
  • Cheyney University of Penn.
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Clark University
  • Clarkson University
  • Clemson University
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Colby-Sawyer College
  • Colgate University
  • College of Charleston
  • College of Mount St. Vincent
  • College of New Jersey
  • College of New Rochelle
  • College of the Atlantic
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • College of St. Rose
  • College of William & Mary
  • College of Wooster
  • Colorado College
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Comm. College of the Air Force
  • Concordia College
  • Concordia University
  • Connecticut College
  • Cooper Union
  • Culinary Institute of America
  • Curry College
  • Dartmouth College
  • Davidson College
  • Dean College
  • Delaware State University
  • Denison University
  • DePaul University
  • DeSales University
  • Dickinson College
  • Dominican College
  • Dominican University of Calif.
  • Drew University
  • Drexel University
  • Duquesne University
  • East Carolina University
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Eastern Connecticut State Univ.
  • Eckerd College
  • Edinboro University of Penn.
  • El Centro College
  • Elizabethtown College
  • Elmira College
  • Elon University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Emerson College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Emory University
  • Endicott College
  • Fairfield University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Fischer College
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Flagler College
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Southern College
  • Florida State University
  • Fordham University
  • Framingham State University
  • Franklin and Marshall
  • Franklin Pierce University
  • Furman University
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgia State University
  • Gettysburg College
  • Goodwin College
  • Gordon College
  • Goucher College
  • Guilford College
  • Hamilton College
  • Hampshire College
  • Hampton University
  • Hartwick College
  • Harrisburg University
  • Harvard College
  • Haverford College
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • High Point University
  • Hilbert College
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Hofstra University
  • Housatonic Community College
  • Howard University
  • Hunter College of the CUNY
  • Husson University
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana University of Penna.
  • Iona College
  • Iowa State University
  • Ithaca College
  • Jacksonville University
  • James Madison University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Johnson and Wales University
  • Kean University
  • Keene State College
  • Keiser University
  • Kings College
  • Lafayette College
  • Le Moyne College
  • Lehigh University
  • Lesley University
  • Liberty University
  • Lincoln College of New England
  • Lincoln University
  • Long Island University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Lycoming College
  • Lynchburg College
  • Lyndon State University
  • Lynn University
  • Maine College of Art
  • Manhattan College
  • Manhattanville College
  • Marist College
  • Marquette University
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Marymount California University
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • Mass. College of Pharma. & Health
  • Mass. College of Art & Design
  • Mass. College of Liberal Arts
  • McGill University
  • Mercer University
  • Mercy College
  • Merrimack College
  • Miami Dade College
  • Miami University
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • Michigan State University
  • Middlebury College
  • Mitchell College
  • Monmouth University
  • Montana State University
  • Moravian College
  • Morgan State University
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Mount Saint Mary College
  • Muhlenberg College
  • New College of Florida
  • New England College
  • New England Institute of Tech.
  • The New School
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Newbury College
  • Niagara University
  • Nichols College
  • Norfolk State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina State University
  • North Lake College
  • Northeastern University
  • Northern Vermont University
  • Norwalk Community College
  • Norwich University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Nyack College
  • Oberlin College
  • Occidental College
  • Ohio State University
  • Ohio University
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Pace University
  • Paul Smith’s College
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Pitzer College
  • Plymouth State University
  • Point Park University
  • Pratt Institute
  • Providence College
  • Purdue University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Radford University
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Reed College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rhode Island College
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Rhodes College
  • Rice University
  • Rider University
  • Ringling College of Art & Design
  • Roanoke College
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Rochester Institute of Tech.
  • Rocky Mountain College
  • Roger Williams University
  • Rollins College
  • Rutgers University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • St. Andrew’s University
  • Saint Anselm College
  • St. John’s University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • St. Andrew’s University
  • Saint Anselm College
  • St. John’s University
  • St. Joseph’s University
  • St. Lawrence University
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Saint Michael’s College
  • Saint Peter’s University
  • Saint Vincent College
  • Salve Regina University
  • Salisbury University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
  • School of Visual Arts
  • Seattle University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Siena College
  • Simmons University
  • Skidmore College
  • Slippery Rock University of Penn.
  • Smith College
  • Southern Carolina State Univ.
  • Southern Connecticut State Univ.
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Southern New Hampshire Univ.
  • Southern Virginia University
  • Southern Vermont College
  • Spelman College
  • Springfield College
  • Stetson University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Stonehill College
  • Stony Brook University
  • Suffolk University
  • SUNY Albany
  • SUNY Alfred State College
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • SUNY Buffalo State College
  • SUNY Brockport
  • SUNY Cobbleskill
  • SUNY Cortland
  • SUNY Delhi
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • SUNY Maritime College
  • SUNY Morrisville State
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • SUNY Oneonta
  • SUNY Oswego
  • SUNY Plattsburgh
  • SUNY Pottsdam
  • SUNY Purchase
  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute
  • Susquehanna University
  • Sweet Briar College
  • Syracuse University
  • Tarleton State University
  • Temple University
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • Towson University
  • Trident Technical College
  • Trinity College
  • Tufts University
  • Tulane University
  • Union College
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Advancing Tech.
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Conn.,  Avery Point
  • University of Conn., Stamford
  • University of Dallas
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Denver
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Houston
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of La Verne
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Lynchburg
  • University of Maine
  • University of Mary Washington
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of New England
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of New Haven
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of North Florida
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Puget Sounds
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Saint Joseph
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Scranton
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Southern Maine
  • University of Tampa
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas
  • University of the Arts
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Utah
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of West Florida
  • Ursinus College
  • Utica College
  • Valparaiso University
  • Vassar College
  • Villanova University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia Tech University
  • Wagner College

“I think this is a tribute to the staff of our four high schools and particular to our counselors,” Adamowski said, commenting the he hopes the success will attract parents to move to Norwalk.

“Our students from Norwalk are accepted to all the best colleges in the United States. I mean, it’s just absolutely amazing: Harvard, Yale, all the Ivy League schools, UCLA, Boston College, the University of Miami – the list goes on and on and on,” Mayor Harry Rilling said at last week’s Common Council meeting. “I think that’s a testament to where our school system is going and how far they have come.”

Brien McMahon’s ceremony marked its 58th annual commencement, with more than 410 students graduating this year, while 380 Norwalk High School seniors accepted diplomas at the 117th annual commencement.

At Brien McMahon, Nicole Baldwin was valedictorian, Seixas Aldrich was salutatorian and Victoria McCaffrey was senior class president. It was the first year BMHS awarded International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas, to 22 students.

Julia Turek was the Norwalk Early College Academy (NECA) valedictorian and Gianluca Adolfo Trofa was NHS valedictorian. Christian Emilios Gavrielidis was salutatorian and Stephanie Corrales was senior class president

Students at both schools were awarded the Connecticut State Seal of Biliteracy. “This honor, established by the State Board of Education, acknowledges that a student has demonstrated mastery of two or more languages. The Seal of Biliteracy also provides recognition to English learners for the great value of developing English and maintaining their primary language,” the NPS press release said.

“The overall NPS graduation rate for 2018 was higher than the State for the fourth year in a row,” the release said. “This ranking positions NPS as first in our District Reference Group (DRG), which compares NPS with other districts with similar socioeconomic status across the state. Increasing Norwalk’s graduation rate is part of the overall district objectives to implement the right strategies, systems and supports to ensure that all students leave Grade 12 ready for future academic or work success.”

A full list of graduates was provided to NancyOnNorwalk by Wilcox Williams.

Brien McMahon High School Class of 2019

** Signifies students who have earned the Seal of Biliteracy

  • Alexander Christopher Abad
  • Elyza Brianna Acevedo**
  • Garrett Julian Acuna
  • William Acuna
  • Ashley Aguirre
  • Nardo Josue Aguirre Vasquez**
  • Elain Alcantara Ulloa
  • Seixas O’Keefe Aldrich
  • Esneicy Almonte
  • John Steven Altamirano**
  • Aline Michelle Alvarez
  • Breana Marie Alvarez
  • Kiwana Raheema Alveranga
  • Maria Camila Alzate**
  • Isabel Shereef Anbar
  • Brian Jose Andrade
  • Andrea Abigail Araque Rojas**
  • Alexander M Arcamone
  • Rick Wilson Arce
  • Joshua Kyle Arnold
  • Fatima Avalos
  • Frida Sofia Avila**
  • Rolando Alfredo Aviles
  • Devin Khobe Baker
  • Noelia Candimarie Baker-Ortiz
  • Nicole Jane Baldwin
  • Isabella Ayer Bardos
  • Troy William Bardos
  • Jose Jaime Barragan Chavez**
  • Lizbeth Marie Bauza**
  • Justin Latrel Baxter
  • Annalise Faith Bazzano
  • Kyai Ruby-Marie Belton
  • Anaelle Clarisse Benjamin
  • Anderson U Bernal
  • Malcolm L Blackwell
  • Marcus Alexander Blair
  • Christopher Kevin Blas
  • Danie Bolivar
  • Meagan Elizabeth Bombace
  • Aidan Bowman
  • Noel Brito
  • Savannah Richelle Bromley
  • Neno Jovan Brown
  • Tremond Brown
  • Anthony Michael Brunetto
  • Angel Buceta
  • Maycon Josue Bueso Flores
  • Stanley Ganard Bullock II
  • Jeremiah Xavier Burden
  • Chase Andrew Burke
  • Thaddeus Maurice Burrus
  • Genesis Amira Butler
  • Margarette Cabangbang
  • Jason Derek Cabrera
  • Kyra Marquis Calarco
  • Jamye Elizabeth Calderon**
  • Ian Flynn Campbell
  • Edwin Josue Campos
  • Fatima Estela Campos
  • Josue Campos**
  • Matthew Edward Capece
  • Chennel Amaya Crystal Carson
  • Daniel Castellano
  • Tarcy Nayla Castro**
  • Kristina Rose Casubolo
  • Elizabeth Gisselle Cazares
  • Nicole Anahi Chacon
  • Shania Rose Chacon
  • Melissa Amanda Chamberlain
  • Kaili Joy Chan
  • Valeria Rose Chavez
  • Emma Morrison Chute
  • Christopher Gerard Clemens
  • Natali Beatriz Cochancela
  • Sarah Rose Conroy
  • Gee Alex Coralian
  • Roberto Corona
  • Keren Stephanie Coto Peraza
  • Kaitlyn Nicole Covello
  • Joia McKynzee Criss
  • Brandon Alexander Croswell
  • Alexander Cruz
  • Karla Curiel Martinez
  • Julia Elizabeth Curtin
  • Samuel Peter Daher
  • Jordan Mei-lin Davey
  • Jonathan Joseph Davila
  • Lincoln M Davila
  • Catherine De La Cruz
  • Henry De Paz Morales
  • Noel Alexander DeJesus
  • Zanayia Breanna DeJesus
  • Davis J Del-Cid**
  • Kevin Alan Delio
  • Rachel Allison DeLucia
  • Tiana Mona Delvalle
  • Jalen Stuart Dennison
  • Caroline Gisele Desmonts
  • Emily Luisa Di Costanzo
  • Arletty Diaz Jimenez
  • Julia Maria Domotor
  • Egypt Daria Dopwell
  • Regine Dorlus
  • Kaitlyn Downing
  • Meghan Elizabeth Dressler
  • Brendan Craig Duddy
  • Lorenzo Duque
  • Mariana Nicole Elguera
  • Dylan Tyler Elliott
  • Fatima Eltom Elsheikh
  • Godofredo Fajardo Mendez
  • Olive Meryl Fengel
  • Sharon Andrea Fernandez
  • Riley Katherine Finn
  • Reginald Fleurancy
  • Mahya Teissa Fleurime
  • Jerry Floran
  • Valeria Flores
  • Justin Forde
  • Natalia Elena Fortuna
  • Susana Franco
  • Annika Vik Friedrichsen
  • Mykéa Elida Frye
  • Fernando Silverio Fuentes
  • Michael J Fuller
  • Laura Elizabeth Gallagher
  • Elizabeth Marie Gallardo
  • Alejandra Judith Garcia
  • Jax Garcia
  • Jose Nelvin Garcia
  • Linda Guadalupe Garcia Salcedo
  • Jorge Angel Garcia Gudino
  • Charlene Arlayja Gardner
  • Jahnice Treasure Gary
  • Lauren Amil Gathers
  • John Charles Gatt
  • Jurnee Elizabeth Gilchrist
  • Malik DeShawn Edward Goethe
  • Ingrid Gomez
  • Maria Fiorella Gomez**
  • Genesis Damaris Gonzalez
  • Guillermo Gonzalez Torres
  • Jayson Leondre Gonzalez
  • Kamila Gonzalez
  • Jessica Connie Good
  • Sean Marquise Goss
  • Francesco John Greco
  • Paola Guerra
  • Maria Fernanda Guevara Mejia
  • Michael Patrick Gulemi
  • John Thomas Gulick
  • Mario Adrian Gutierrez**
  • Adolfo Guzman**
  • Matthew Guzman
  • Makayla Malaika Hall
  • Tabitha Jane Halupa
  • Pablo Ernesto Ham-Sagastume**
  • Safia Mohamed Hamada
  • Santiago Henao**
  • Erik Hernandez
  • Jesus Hernandez
  • Margie Nicole Hernandez
  • Rachel Hernandez
  • Juan Nicolas Herrera Vasquez
  • Aalysia Irie Herring
  • Kobe Deon Hicks
  • Juan Jose Hincapie
  • Carolina Adele Hirshfield
  • James Francis Hogan
  • Ashley Michelle Hong
  • Tasnia Hossain
  • Charlotte Frances Hussey
  • Fabiana Esther Infantes**
  • Malachi Ivory Irizarry
  • Monei Lanese Jackson
  • Edysson Jean
  • Tristan Jean-Felix
  • Daphane Elizabeth Jenkins
  • Desanae Elizabeth Jenkins
  • Jonathan Jimenez Vargas
  • Joseph Giovanni Jimenez
  • Tyler Mitchell Johnson
  • Devin Stevens Jordan**
  • Patricia Juarez
  • Kyle John Kelly
  • John Malcolm Kirst
  • Anna Korytnyuk
  • Madison Leigh Krepps
  • Nicholas Roman Kruczkowski
  • Xuan Helena Kusek
  • Vassili Kyrkos
  • Brytney Gissela Lainez
  • Evan Matthew Lander
  • Mason Wynn Lapine
  • Olivia Jane Lapine
  • Alyssa Joyce Laychak
  • Melissa Leal Vazquez
  • Justin Jose Lebron
  • Joshua Lehman
  • Amswoodson Jay Leoza
  • Andrew Michael Lesko
  • Cristy Yolany Lezama Maradiaga
  • Jenna Elizabeth Limone
  • Sarrah Jordan Little
  • Harry Londono
  • Melissa Londono
  • Justin Robert Longo
  • Miguel Angel Lopez
  • Michael Angelo Lopez Nieves
  • Dejanah J Lorthe
  • Emily Ying Luo
  • Maggie Luong
  • Michael Anthony Macari
  • Wyatt Tucker Machette
  • Forrest Macleod
  • Willow Anne Macol
  • Brian Noee Madrigal**
  • Eleiser Malave
  • Alexandra Mallios
  • Cailey Bridget Martin
  • Armani Edwin Martinez
  • Mirna Noemi Martinez
  • Reylene Lydia Martinez
  • Rainer Rafael Martinez Peralta**
  • Colin Stewart Massey
  • Dayanara Abigail Matute
  • Yanira Yeslin Matute
  • Victoria Iris McCaffrey
  • Stefanie Nacole McCollum
  • Bryant Mejia
  • Michelle Emmanuella Menard
  • James Joseph Mendez**
  • Joseph Junior Mendez
  • Carolyn Priscilla Merino**
  • Alyssia Mo’Nay Nire Metellus
  • Sean Michael Miller
  • Suhayla Millington
  • Maria Minchala
  • Camille Elouise Minier
  • Jacqueline Stefanie Molina
  • Tereso Vincent Monroy-Ruiz
  • Alan Jada Montgomery
  • Pamela Alejandra Morales
  • Lauri Maria Moran
  • Maria Aide Moran
  • Ysabel Analia Motta
  • Liv Gunnel Mulligan
  • Jocelyn Tamia Mullins
  • Sammi Munet
  • Akeim Antonio Murphy
  • Sushmita Narayan
  • Steven Edwardo Navarro
  • Peter Edward Neglia
  • Anastacia Christina Negron
  • Mya Ann Negron
  • Jeneil D Neil
  • Sydney Valeria Nelson
  • A’Niaya Denaysha Nieves
  • Lucas Dan Nunez
  • Sarah Delaney Oak
  • Fernando Ochoa
  • Juliette Ochoa
  • Maira Ochoa
  • Moises Ojeda
  • Karla Yasmín Olivares Barquero
  • Richkard Sebastian Olivier
  • Oscar Ismael Orellana**
  • Ashley Stephanie Orozco**
  • Chloe Alexandra Ortolano
  • Rory Alexander Osborne
  • Temiloluwa Omodolapo Oyede
  • Elizabeth Mary Pacifico
  • Lexi Kouloudi Pappas
  • Elias Davis Pardo
  • Noemi Maria Partida
  • Megan Lynn Pascarelli
  • Mansi Dharmendra Patel
  • Jhazmin Alexandria Zelandia Patrick
  • Ryan Thomas Pellini
  • Michelle Diana Perea
  • Bryanna Perez
  • Autumn Ashleigh Perry
  • Marlie Jose Farlie Pierre
  • Fritz Gerald Pierre Louis
  • Benjamin Richard Piro
  • Daniel Thomas Piro
  • Maxwell Anthony Pomponi
  • Shane Lee Popkins
  • Michelle Christine Porcheddu
  • Alessandra Miriam Prisco Amaro
  • Noelle Alexandra Ragusa
  • Veronica Ralchell Ramirez Lecca
  • Jessica Ramirez
  • Alesandra Valquiria Reinoso
  • Christopher Mariano Reyes
  • Cindy Eddid Reyes Carrera**
  • Vinicius LopesRibeiro
  • Rashida Midlaine Richard
  • Aaron Richards
  • Amanda Rose Richards
  • Karl Ashton Richardson Jr
  • Claire Warner Ripperger
  • Kenia Verenice Rivas
  • Michel Ellyander Rivero
  • Anna Carlisle Robinson
  • Jazzlel Roches
  • Bret Michael Rodgers
  • James Thomas Rodican
  • Daniel Rodriguez
  • Isaiah Raphael Rodriguez
  • Jacob Roller
  • Jennifer Aracely Romero-Medina
  • Hugo Giovanni Romero-Paniccia
  • Carla Romeus
  • Alyssa Lyn Rosa
  • Frederick Rosario Guerrero**
  • Juliet Valente Royster
  • Dacey Kassandra Ruiz
  • Darlene Lizeth Salguero
  • Naomi Santana
  • Roger Santana
  • Valeria Santana
  • Norberto Santiago IV
  • Chloe Schrader
  • Frank Joseph Scotti
  • Michael Anthony Secchi
  • George Dylan Senft
  • Brianna Yessenia Serrano
  • Donald Austin Shaffer
  • Danaisha Shavers
  • Donyae Lamar Shavers
  • Kelete Emanuel Sherald
  • Robyn Sky Simmons
  • George William Simpson
  • Maniyardpha Sirichantho
  • Lilah Smith
  • Liliana Sofia Solis**
  • Riana Zapanta Soliven**
  • Connor James Sovak
  • James Henry Stefanowicz
  • Rowan Stephenson
  • Bridget Maclean Stevens
  • Shanna Katrina Stubbs
  • Cindy Johana Suarez
  • Lackitchia Succes
  • Hanan Sumra
  • Josue Syvelsaint
  • Jason Anthony Tagariello
  • Laura Andrea Alejandra Taracena
  • Walter William Tarala
  • Sophia Tarasidis
  • Lexi E Taylor
  • Jorman Stuart Tello
  • Besnik Terdevaj
  • Jeffrey B Thiersaint
  • Andrew Thomas Thompson
  • Jason Michael Thornley
  • Gor Tigranyan
  • Ana Maria Torres
  • Emmet Michael Towey
  • Maya Jackeline Traber
  • Esabella Rosa Troisi
  • Andrew Trujillo
  • Carlos Trujillo
  • Jessica Trujillo
  • Rainielis Urena Aquino
  • Sondra Marie Vagnone
  • Cristian Valcarcel
  • Maricel Paola Valladares**
  • Eduardo Vargas
  • Melanie Vargas**
  • Valeria Victoria Vargas
  • Danny Michael Velez
  • Dominick Velez
  • Fransheli Ventura
  • Thomas Robertson Ward
  • Sydney Aniah Waterhouse
  • Emily Margaret Weigel
  • Amari L Weise
  • Estelle Joan Widmer
  • Ahjunae Williams
  • Saikwon Jalen Williams
  • Davide Alexander Wyler
  • James Brodie Yallop
  • Peter VanVleet Young
  • Tsai Supreme Zoe
  • Catherine Lizbeth Zumba

 

Norwalk High School Class of 2019

Symbols represent: *National Honor Society ** Distinction (top 10%)  Biliteracy Seal (Dual Language) † NCC Associate Degree Earned

  • Sean Tyrone Acosta-Williams
  • Dayanara Acuna * ** 
  • Keegan Agostino
  • Samantha Aguilar
  • Anthony Peter Alatsas
  • Carolyn Grace Alexander *
  • Ana Belle Viquez Alexandrova
  • Alysha Ali
  • Malika Leah Alicea
  • Job Arnoldo Alvarado
  • Kayla Alvarado 
  • Priscilla Lilliana Alvarado
  • Jessica Paola Alvarenga
  • Alexandra Alvarez
  • Cristian Jose Amador
  • Myles William Andriopoulos
  • Robert Joseph Arcoite
  • Michael Francesco Arena
  • Jack Francis Arnold
  • Leonardo Atemiz Jimenez
  • Gary Christopher Auld
  • Hector Ayala
  • Sabrina Bailon
  • Leah Margaret Bamford
  • Ju’Quaiill Banks
  • James Richard Baumblatt
  • Andres Bautista
  • Itzel Becerril 
  • Joel Becerril  
  • Kaitlyn Noel Belinsky
  • Dior Sebastian Bell
  • Jason Alexis Beltran
  • Casey Ann Benincaso
  • Samantha Pearl Birchard *
  • Sanaa Boyd
  • Michael Boyian *
  • Kevin Michael Bradley
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Norwalk BoE looks to improve food service, add digital learning

An illustration from a Norwalk Public Schools Power Point presentation, prepared by Director of K-12 STEM Education Tina Henckel and titled, “What does it mean to teach Digital Literacy to today’s students?”

NORWALK, Conn. — Among the many items up for approval by the Norwalk Board of Education on Tuesday are:

  • Changing the food service provider in a move to “up the game”
  • Getting the feds to pay for meals at Tracey and Kendall
  • A ‘comprehensive’ digital learning curriculum, as a baseline

Video of Curriculum Committee, by Harold Cobin, at end of story Continue reading Norwalk BoE looks to improve food service, add digital learning

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Norwalk BoE to appoint Reynolds WRMS principal, promote Faoies

Then-Norwalk High School Assistant Principal Adam Reynolds speaks to Board of Education members in 2018.

NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk Board of Education is slated to vote Tuesday on two administrative appointments.

Adam Reynolds will become the permanent West Rocks Middle School principal after serving as interim principal for the just-completed school year, while Sandra Faioes is leaving her post as Brookside Elementary principal to become Director of School Improvement. Continue reading Norwalk BoE to appoint Reynolds WRMS principal, promote Faoies

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Shout out to Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program

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Anthony Allison is the Chief Information Officer of Norwalk ACTS.

Shout Out to Norwalk ACTS TEAM Summer Member Darlene Young and the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) and jobsite partners.

The Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program prepares youth ages 14-18 for jobs via pre-employment workshops and matches them with employment opportunities where they can acquire new skills, explore a profession, learn to navigate in a business environment, contribute to the community, and earn money. The program operates for six weeks in July and August. Youth work 25 hours per week and earn minimum wage. Continue reading Shout out to Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program

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Opinion: NPS students participate in National Invention Convention Conference

Fostering a healthy spirit for competition inspires students to do their best, while providing valuable skills that will serve them well throughout many aspects of their lives. At Norwalk Public Schools, we realize the importance of giving our students the opportunity to enhance critical thinking skills through invention, innovation and entrepreneurship, while encouraging their interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Throughout the school year, NPS students participated in a variety of academic competitions including Invention Convention, National History Day, the National Geographic State Bee, and the NPS district STEM Expo. Participation in these events represent the district’s commitment to providing rigorous learning opportunities.

The Invention Convention was designed to give students an opportunity to demonstrate skills independently as they invent a new product or process to solve a real-world problem. Students follow the same steps and patent application procedures that an inventor would follow in patenting an invention. Continue reading Opinion: NPS students participate in National Invention Convention Conference

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Opinion: Borrowing from our children

How much money do you think is okay to borrow from your children to pay for your retirement?  Gov. Ned Lamont and the Democratically controlled Connecticut state legislature have decided $27 billion is an acceptable bill to hand to our children – that is billion with a “B.”

The linchpin supporting the recently adopted budget was their decision to postpone $9 billion in payments for teachers’ pensions due in the next few years.  Delaying the payments ultimately increases their cost to $27 billion.  So much for  Lamont’s self-proclaimed “debt diet” for Connecticut. Continue reading Opinion: Borrowing from our children

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Norwalk Library collaborates with Discovery Museum; foundations form $1.6 million fund; traffic safety meeting

The Norwalk Public Library and the Discovery Museum of Bridgeport are collaborating to enhance science awareness with a summer program at the library.

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk announcements for you:

  • A demonstration of a spacesuit this Saturday to kick off a summer awareness program for kids
  • Five foundations are teaming up with an initial focus on greater Norwalk philanthropy
  • Traffic safety meeting, inspired by pedestrian’s death, planned for June 29

 

Continue reading Norwalk Library collaborates with Discovery Museum; foundations form $1.6 million fund; traffic safety meeting

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Partisan battle heats up over whether new CT budget is balanced

Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano, R-North Haven (center) discusses the new state budget. On left is Deputy House Minority Leader Vincent J. Candelora, R-North Branford. On right is Sen. Tony Hwang, R-Fairfield. (CTMirror.org)

HARTFORD, Conn. — The partisan battle over the new state budget heated up Thursday.

Minority Republicans continued to argue the $43.4 billion, two-year budget is unbalanced and unconstitutional, relying on nearly $460 million in labor savings that unions still haven’t endorsed. The budget also makes no alternative provision to balance the books if a saving deal isn’t reached.

But Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont said he’s prepared to sign the budget into law and charged GOP leaders with political grandstanding. And Lamont’s budget director, Office of Policy and Management Secretary Melissa McCaw, said Republicans overstated the amount of savings that needs union approval, adding she nonetheless expects a deal to be finalized in the next 30 to 45 days. Continue reading Partisan battle heats up over whether new CT budget is balanced

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Norwalk election roundup: Democrats seeking endorsements

George Theodoridis, right, accepts the Norwalk Democrats District C nomination for in-district Common Council, Wednesday in City Hall.

The election is Nov. 5.

Updated, 4:30 p.m.: Comments from Sheri Brown.

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Democrats are stepping forward to run for office.

District C on Wednesday endorsed a slate of candidates; although the Democratic Town Committee isn’t bound by the district’s endorsement, it’s customary that the DTC will approve the recommendation, District C Chairman John Kydes said.

There’s also another woman hoping to get the District D endorsement for the Board of Education candidacy, and some drama in the Third Taxing District, as Commissioner Pam Parkington is reportedly stepping down.   Continue reading Norwalk election roundup: Democrats seeking endorsements

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Norwalk Council moves school projects ahead

Columbus Magnet School.

NORWALK, Conn. — Capital budget funds were rejiggered Tuesday to cover Norwalk Public Schools construction budget shortfalls, in the amount of $13.6 million, as requested by the Board of Education.

Common Council members tabled the BoE’s request for $1.5 million to fund a new school on the Columbus Magnet site and approved funding for projects at various schools, including the installation of air conditioning units at Roton Middle School and asbestos removal at Rowayton Elementary.

The Columbus delay had noting to do with the controversy over whether the school should be demolished or renovated as new, Common Council President Tom Livingston (D-District E) said. Continue reading Norwalk Council moves school projects ahead

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