MILFORD – A group of Lauralton Hall students experienced an adventure of a lifetime on a recent service trip to Guatemala.
The students spent eight days working side-by-side with villagers in Cacabal II, building a three-classroom school. They also learned about geography, economics and social justice and about the Mayan civilization.
The trip was made possible by School the World, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring the gift of education to the children of the developing world. Students were accompanied by Kate Curran, founder of School of the World and a Lauralton alumna, along with Spanish teachers Pat Doerr and Bertha Maiese.
NEW HAVEN – Mutts are gaining new respect at two Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford, where a curriculum that draws upon children’s love of animals is helping students build confidence, learn responsible decision-making and develop social and emotional skills.
Called the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum, the project was developed by the Pet Savers Foundation of North Shore Animal League America (NSALA) in collaboration with Yale University’s School of the 21st Century.
The innovative program uses the rescue and adoption of shelter dogs as a way to introduce students to the concepts of compassion and social responsibility. The goal is to teach children empathy while developing social awareness, relationship skills and problem-solving abilities.
WINDSOR – Representatives of the Hartford-based branch of Junior Achievement taught students at St. Gabriel School about the world of business and finance during a visit Jan. 31.
MIDDLETOWN – Xavier High School has awarded 15 academic scholarships to eighth-grade students on the basis of their outstanding performance on the school’s entrance exam.
Devin Connelly, front left, with cousins and grandmother MaryLou Dailey Connelly, a 1951 graduate of Lauralton
MILFORD – Lauralton Hall’s legacy continued on Jan. 29 as current and incoming freshmen, whose mothers and/or grandmothers graduated from Lauralton, were recognized at the annual Legacy Reception. The families were joined by faculty and staff, many of whom are Lauralton alums, and members of the Alumnae Board.