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Florio Excited For The Start Of Another Year

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio by Josh Morgan Herald Staff It's tough for Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio to decide on which part of the school year is his favorite. Is it in June, when seniors are proceeding over to the football field for graduation, or is it in August, when youngsters at Darcey

School are experiencing their first day of classes? It's a toss up, he says. "You just can't beat (those days)," Florio stated. "I am always excited for the new school year as summer winds down." Students are back to school in just 11 days, on Aug. 29. Teachers return the week before, as everyone is getting back into the

groove for another school year. Florio is entering his eighth as Superintendent, and twenty-first overall in Cheshire. He said it's strange in a way that the students he met at Darcey so many years ago are now out of college and adults living in the real world. Some of them have even been hired in Cheshire, such as a guidance counselor at the high school that Florio recalled watching play football a number of years ago. "It's kind of surreal," he said. Florio stated that, over the last year, there were the "usual issues" with the school budget. He described it as "very challenging" economically, but the schools managed to get through. A big part of that can be credited to the teachers and their union, Florio said, who "came to the table" in a difficult economic climate and helped the district. Going into the 2011/2012 school year, Florio expected things will be "close to where they were" this past school year, but noted, "it's still not where we should be." "But, given our resources, we'll start next year in good shape," he said. As part of the teachers union agreement to rework its contract, a retirement incentive was offered. According to Florio, a total of 30 staff took the incentive, with 20 retiring this year, and an-

other 10 planned after the upcoming school year. There were no changes in administrative positions. Through leaves of absence and the retirements, Florio said there will be more than 20 new staff in Cheshire this year, meaning he will hold a new teacher orientation in the coming week for the first time in three years. "I have to dust off my speech," he joked. In the classroom, Florio acknowledged that recent graduates were “impressive" students, many of whom went to "top notch" competitive colleges and Ivy League schools around the country. The test scores, while "still very good," could improve, Florio stated, and mentioned eighth grade reading in particular. He is quick to note, however, that there is only so much a district can do with limited finances, and he would like to add more individual support for students, if the budget allows, down the road. "I think that would help address some of the issues," Florio explained. Technology is also moving forward and "going to the next level," Florio said, although it will take some time for Cheshire to get there. Last year, CHS relaxed some of its policies on cell

phone use in the school. Students could use their phones at lunch or in study hall, but not in the classroom. "If it came out during class, it was taken away. If it came out during a test, a zero was given," Florio explained. "These are things that years ago students would be suspended for. I think in the next five to 10 years what we do in the classroom is going to look different." Florio remarked that making Cheshire High School completely Wi-Fi accessible is in the works. A future of students using tablets and smart phones in the classroom instead of a textbook is also a possibility. It's all uncharted territory but certainly a possibility as technology becomes cheaper and more available. Outside of the classroom, the usual problems still remain. "Our buildings are old, but we do our best to maintain them," Florio said. "We have to invest. We have to spend the money." Problems with air quality at CHS popped up over last school year and utility tunnels running under the school proved to be the cause. That will be remedied completely this year, if money is approved by the Cheshire Town See CARPET, page 13

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Try These Tips To Alleviate First-Day Stress The first day of school can create butterflies in the stomachs of parents and children. However, following a few tips can alleviate feelings of nervousness. August and September are prime months for the return to school. Whether this is a child's first time entering the classroom or he or she has done the backto-school thing multiple times, it's not uncommon for feelings of anxiety to arise. There are expectations and unknowns with each and every school year for both the students and their parents. Pivotal years, such as kindergarten, 6th grade for middle-schoolers, freshman year of high school, or the start of college can create added levels of jitters because these years mark entry to a new school or new routine. But keeping a few pointers in mind can alleviate some of the fears. *Keep a routine. It is important for parents and students to get back into the school swing of things a few weeks prior to the first day of school. Start set-

be. These practice sessions will enable the family to decide how much time is needed to get ready in the morning and make changes accordingly. *Mention school frequently. Begin talking about school and what is necessary to prepare. Be sure to talk about the more enjoyable aspects of school, such as seeing friends, participating in extracurricular activities and even the change of scenery school provides. Mention the things your child may expect. Hearing about school frequently can reduce feelings of anxiety. *Visit the school. If this is the student's first time entering this school, you can take advantage of orientation days for new students or schedule an individual visit to the school. A tour and a meeting with the principal will also asting alarm clocks for the hour at which kids will have to awaken, and get them in the habit of rising from bed and starting the day. Try to schedule something to do each

day that will be the inspiration for getting moving, such as school supply shopping. Take the carpool route to school, or find out where the school bus stop may

Highland Says “Hello” To New Families A Note From Highland Principal Beverly Scully It is always a time of excitement and anticipation as students, parents, and teachers learn of their new classes. This year we are looking forward to another year of great learning for all

of our students. Highland says good-bye to those staff members and families who will not be with us this year and happily greet the new members of our family. On Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 9:30 a.m, we will be offering an orientation for families new to Highland. New

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Top left: Cheshire High School student Amanda Cashmore showed off her award-winning architectural design last year. Top center: Students at Cheshire Academy played mentors to students from another school district. Top right: Nick Ratliff and Nadya Ponthempilly performed in the Highland School production of Romeo and Harriet. Bottom left: (from left) Noah Levine, Thomas, and Tyler Hayden enjoyed the Darcey Book Night at Darcey School. Bottom center: St. Bridget School student Cara Walsh displayed her science experiment. Bottom right: The CHS Choir performed. Photos by John Rook, Allen Paul, and James Brandolini

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The Chapman School staff can’t wait to welcome back all our wonderful students. Students, think about your goals for this year and be ready to share them on the first day. Be sure to look for our new flag pole out front and the beautiful new tile floors upstairs. Important Information: Monday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Chapman Library: new parents who did not attend the June meeting are invited to another “New Parent Orientation Night.” This meeting is just for parents. Mr. Hinckley will go through some of the dayto-day procedures at Chapman with you and answer questions. Friday, Aug. 26: Incoming first grade students and students new to Chapman are invited to “stop by” anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to see their classrooms and meet their teachers. Monday, Aug. 29: The first day of school. Students enter at 7:55 a.m., school begins at 8:05 a.m., and dismissal begins at 2:35 p.m. Our Open House dates are Tuesday, Sept. 20 for grades 1-3 and Thursday, Sept. 22 for grades 4-6. We will begin these evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.

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To welcome our new families to the Norton community, we will have an orientation on Monday, Aug. 22, from 10 to 11 a.m. This is not for our first grade families, but for new families to give them the opportunity to learn more about our school and to have a tour. Our first grade families have orientation on Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. Students and their parents will meet their teachers for grade one and See EVENTS, page 12

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Choose The Right Extracurricular Activities Today's kids are busier than ever before. Be it the increasingly competitive nature of scholastic life or the increase of two-income households where kids need something to do other than come directly home after school, children today are much busier than their school-aged counterparts of yesteryear. While it can be fun and beneficial for kids to participate in extracurricular activities, finding the right fit isn't as easy as it sounds. When helping kids find an extracurricular activity, it's best to consider a host of factors. Especially keep in mind that not all kids are the same with respect to interests. And what was enjoyed by their parents won't necessarily be enjoyed by them. Getting Started The best place to start is to speak to kids about their interests. Just because Dad loved playing football doesn't mean Junior is destined to be a gridiron great. Kids have their own interests, and those interests can be cultivated with the right extracurricular activity. For example, a creative child might enjoy an after-school art class a couple of times per week. Parents should also consider extracurriculars that can help kids grow as people. For instance, a child who's shy in public but loves hamming it up at home might embrace an after-school theater program.

Once options have been discussed with kids, take in a session or two before committing to anything. The shy youngster might visit the local theater program and enjoy it thoroughly, or he or she might decide against it. Either way, a visit will give kids and parents a sense of what the program is like and whether or not it's the right fit. When visiting, observe the nature of the program. Is it an encouraging, vibrant environment? Do the adults and kids involved appear to be having fun? Get the 411 Parents want their kids to be as safe after school as they are during it. When looking for an extracurricular activity, inquire about the staff-to-child ratio and about the staff's professional background. Any staff-to-child ratio that is greater than 12:1 likely indicates a program that is understaffed, which could mean kids won't get the attention they need. Also, ask for the staff's references and work history in the field of child care. If certification is necessary or recommended, make sure the staff meets all requirements. Parents should also inquire about program costs. Though many programs are upfront about fees, some have hidden fees that can add up. Such fees can be for uniforms, equipment, class trips, etc. Extra fees don't have to exclude a program from consideration, but it's better to know about

them in advance than have them come as a surprise. Consider the Grade Level A child's age and grade level should also be considered when choosing an extracurricular activity. Consult teachers about finding an age-appropriate extracurricular activity. For example, less competitive activities that emphasize fun might be more appropriate for kids in kindergarten and the first grade. For second

graders, activities not offered at school, like learning to play an instrument, can help cultivate a child's interest in a noncompetitive environment. As kids reach third grade and beyond, consider more rules-based activities, including team sports, as kids at that age are more capable of understanding rules and handling losing than younger kids. As chil-

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Cheshire Board Of Ed. Information And Schedule About the Board of Education

The Board of Education acts as a legislative body determining general policies for the control, operation, and maintenance of the public schools. The Board consists of seven elected members serving overlapping four-year terms. The Board operates under a committee system, with seven standing committees in areas ranging from curriculum to finance. A superintendent of schools is hired to execute board policies.

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Board of Education Policies

A manual of all Board of Education policies is available to the public at the Cheshire Public Library, all school principals’ offices, and in the office of the superintendent.

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A Guide To Cheshire Public And Private Schools

Doolittle School

Cheshire High School

Chapman School

Address: 735 Cornwall Ave. Telephone: (203) 272-3549 Website: www.cheshire.k12.ct.us/doolittle Principal: Sharon Weirsman School Hours: 8:05 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.

Address: 525 South Main St. Telephone: (203) 250-2511 Website: www.cheshire.k12.ct.us/chs Principal: Kevin Ryan School Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Address: 38 Country Club Rd. Telephone: (203) 272-3591 Website: www.cheshire.k12.ct.us/chapman Principal: Russell M. Hinckley School Hours: 8:05 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.

Dodd Middle School

Humiston School

Darcey School

Address: 100 Park Place Telephone: (203) 272-3249 Website: www.cheshire.k12.ct.us/dodd Principal: Jeff Solan School Hours: 8:07 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Address: 30 Spring St. Telephone: (203) 250-2442 Website: www.cheshire.k12.ct.us Principal: N/A School Hours: 8:05 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Address: 1686 Waterbury Rd. Telephone: (203) 272-3343 Website: www.cheshire.k12.ct.us/darcey Principal: Barbara Stern School Hours: AM Kindergarten 8:55 a.m. to 11:36 a.m.; PM Kindergarten 12:34 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Central Office Info

Cheshire Academy Address: 10 Main St. Telephone: (203) 439-7250 Website: www.cheshireacademy.org Headmaster: Doug Rogers Founded in 1794, Cheshire Academy is an independent college preparatory school that offers a student-centered education for day and boarding students grades 6-12, and a post-graduate. Average class size is 12 and student-toteacher ratio is seven to one. Students come from 16 states and 16 countries.

Thank You Cheshire for entrusting us with your children’s care and education for the past 17 years.

Highland School

The Cheshire School District Central Office is located at 29 Main Street. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those wishing to contact the Central Office for any reason can do so by calling (203) 250-2400.

Address: 490 Highland Ave. Telephone: (203) 272-0335 Website: www.cheshire.k12.ct.us/highland Principal: Beverly Scully School Hours: 8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

St. Bridget School Address: 171 Main St. Telephone: (203) 272-5860 Website: www.stbridgetschool.org Principal: Marge Whelan School Hours: 8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. St. Bridget is accredited and provides a Christian-based education for pre-K — 8th grade.

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Going Digital, Pros And Cons The world has quickly become digital, and the younger generations are leading the pack with technology that just may make some other items obsolete. As pre-teens and teenagers routinely turn to digital devices for entertainment and schoolwork, the face of education may change as well. In the past students toted notebooks (the paper kind), pencils, pens, and folders to school. Today, students carry digital devices like computer tablets, notebooks (the electronic kind), smart phones, and other digital devices to the classroom. Furthermore, texting and instant messaging have replaced traditional modes of casual conversation. Another item that may go the way of the dinosaur is the printed book. Students can now carry an entire library worth of reading material on a slim e-reader device or on the many other evolving tablet-type machines. There may be a day when one no longer browses the aisles of the school library for a book, but only downloads the text instantly when needed. Some textbooks are already offered in digital format, and some school systems and teachers may opt for the convenience of digital devices.

Little data exists as to just how many schools have policies allowing the use of cell phones and other digital devices in class. In the United States, a 2009 U.S. Department of Education survey indicates only 4 percent of publicschool teachers say a handheld device is available in the classroom every day. But things can change in a short period of time. Digital Advantages There are many advantages to going digital. Typing tends to go faster for adept keyboard users, which many youngsters have become since they've essentially grown up with computers in the household. This makes note-taking easier. When notes and assignments are saved to a computer, there's less likelihood of them getting lost, especially if important files are routinely backed up. Data saved on a computer can easily be manipulated into a number of different formats, potentially making it easier to study. Bodies of text can be transformed into charts or pie graphs with many word processing programs. Students can cut and paste important quotes or examples into essays and the like, saving time on homework. In terms of streamlining backpacks, digital readers and other

devices eliminate heavy books and notebooks. This can be seen as a big plus to students who have grown accustomed to carrying around 20+ pounds on their backs from a very young age. As many teachers turn to online resources, such as e-mailing and posting assignments on a personal website, students almost have to keep up with the times with some sort of tool that has Internet access. Digital Disadvantages On the other side of the equation, going digital does have some disadvantages. The decline of penmanship is one of them. In a digital era, people are less likely to write letters by hand or keep up with penmanship in other ways. Some children don't know what cursive handwriting is and may never learn how to sign their names in "script," which was a common lesson for other generations. While digital communication does promote social interactions on some levels, there are some who argue that spending too much time staring at a screen and keyboard compromises the social aspect of going to school and learning in a classroom. Today's youth are less likely to "talk," choosing to "LOL."

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Hosts Of Improvements Made To CHS Over The Summer A Note From Cheshire High School Principal Kevin Ryan High school graduation marks the end for nearly 400 young men and women of Cheshire, but for the rest of us the beginning of another new and exciting cycle. That cycle began soon after the last student in the Class of 2011 received their diploma and the rain started to fall. Numerous building projects commenced including a roof replacement on the south side of the building,

painting of nearly all of the first floor classrooms, carpet and tile removal and replacement in hallways and classrooms around the school, bathroom renovations, and, most recently, the groundbreaking for a new synthetic turf field and replacement track. All of these improvements and many other routine preparations go nearly unnoticed by most until the first bus arrives and the bells ring, sounding the start of See TEACHERS, page 12

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With great pride, we extend best wishes to our 2011 graduates as they begin their college careers at the following institutions: Babson College

Loyola University Chicago

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bates College

Mercyhurst College

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Belmont Abbey College

Miami University, Oxford

University of Massachusetts, Boston

Boston University

Moravian College

University of New Hampshire

Carnegie Mellon University (3)

Muhlenberg College (2)

University of Notre Dame

The Catholic University of America

New York University

University of Oregon

Champlain College (2)

North Carolina State University

University of the Pacific

Dickinson College (2)

Northeastern University

University of Rhode Island

East Carolina University

Quinnipiac University (2)

University of Rochester

Eckerd College (2)

Pace University, New York City

University of San Francisco

Elon University

Parsons The New School for Design

University of Southern California

Emmanuel College

Purdue University (2)

University of Toledo

Franklin Pierce University

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (3)

University of Washington (3)

Furman University (2)

Seton Hall University (2)

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Georgetown University

Sophia University

Villanova University

Gettysburg College (2)

Southern Connecticut State University (2)

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Goucher College

Springfield College

Westminster College

Haverford College

Stetson University

Wheaton College

High Point University

St. John’s University – Queens (2)

Whittier College (2)

John Carroll University

Syracuse University

Johns Hopkins University

University of California at Berkeley (2)

Douglas Rogers, Headmaster

Johnson C. Smith University

University of California at Davis

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University of California at Los Angeles

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University of California at Riverside

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Lafayette College

Science and Technology

University of California at Santa Barbara

Laura Dempsey, College Center Assistant

La Sierra University

University of the District of Columbia

Lehigh University

University of Connecticut

(list as of June 11, 2011)

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Free And Reduced Meal Parameters Spelled Out The Cheshire Public Schools have announced its policy for determining eligibility of children who may receive free or reduced price meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. Breakfast is only served at Dodd Middle School and Cheshire High School. Local school officials have adopted the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) income eligibility guidelines following family size and income criteria for determing eligibility. The following income guidelines will be used in Connecticut through June 30, 2012 for determining eligibility of participants for free or reduced price meals in the Child Nutrition Programs: To determine annual incomes

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Every Two Weeks 26 Monthly 12 If income is reported as twice per month, convert to annual income. Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents. To apply for free or reduced price meals, households should fill out the application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal's office at each school. The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purposes of determining eligibility, and may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program officials. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. Application forms for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food

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for free meals and may be submitted instead of an application to the school. Application forms for all other households require a statement of total household income, household size, and names of all household members. The social security number of an adult household member must be included or statement that the household member does not possess one. The adult household member must also sign the application certifying that the information provided is correct. In certain cases, foster children are also eligible for these benefits. If a family has a foster child living with them who is a legal ward of the State of Connecticut, that child is considered a family of one, and monthly personal income from the State must be reported.

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Under the provisions of the policy for determining eligibilty for free and reduced price meals, Madeleine C. Diker, Food Service director, will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent is dissatisfied with the ruling of the determining official, he/she may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. If he/she wishes to make a formal appeal, a request, either orally or in writing, may be made to Dr. Greg Florio, Superintendent of Cheshire Public Schools, 29 Main Street, Cheshire, CT, 06410 for a hearing to appeal the decision. Parties may also call the Central Office at (203) 250-2400. The policy contains an outline of the hearing procedure. Each school and the Central Office of the school district has a copy of the policy which may be reviewed by an interested party. If a household member becomes unemployed or if a household size changes at any time, the family should contact the school to file a new application. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for reduced or free meals, if the family income falls at or below the levels shown in the above graph.

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Looking To Save On Supplies? Follow This Advice

Shopping for school items can be a big expense, one that's especially tough to handle after paying for a summer vacation or financing kids' stays at camp. *Time: Crowded stores can make shopping stressful, especially when kids (and adults) would rather be spending time elsewhere. *Intimidation: Facing a store full of stocked racks and shelves can make even the most avid shopper feel a little anxious. Parents face decisions about choosing clothing that is both acceptable to the school and trendy enough for their kids. This can put added pressure on shoppers. *Cranky kids: While some children may relish the idea of picking out a new wardrobe, others may become disgruntled by heading to the store having to try

Every year parents spend significant amounts of money on school expenses. While there's not much parents can do about tuition, there are ways to save on additional expenses, including clothing. Restocking a student's wardrobe can be costly, but savvy Moms and Dads can lessen the blow in a variety of ways. Although students may not yet be ready to head back to class, both parents and children may not be looking forward to school shopping for a number of reasons. *Expenses: Statistics posted on Chiff.com indicate that $7.2 billion were spent on school clothing in 2009 for American students. In Canada, statistics show that nearly $450 million were spent on boys’ and girls’ clothing and accessories in 2008.

on different things and spend time away from friends. Whether school shopping is fun or feared, it's a necessity for parents and kids alike. Here are eight tips to make the process a bit easier and help parents save money as well. 1. Assess what is already on hand. Shopping doesn't have to mean creating an entirely new wardrobe from scratch. It often means supplementing existing clothing with new pieces that can make things look fresh. Unless a child has entirely outgrown pants and shirts from last year, chances are there will be a number of pieces that are still usable and appropriate. Take a day or two to go through kids' wardrobes and set aside items that can be used for school. Make a list of new items to purchase. 2. Establish a budget. Set a limit as to how much will be spent on each child and don't stray over that limit. Around $150 to $200 may be adequate to pick up a few basics. Taking out cash from the bank and spending only what is in hand may make shoppers less likely to overspend or turn to credit cards for purchases. 3. Stock up on the basics. New undergarments and socks will be needed. Aim for about 10 to 12 pairs of each. This also may be a good time to purchase pre-adolescent girls a training bra or sports bra to provide some support. 4. Buy new shoes. Shoes are one element of a wardrobe that may need to be entirely new. Active children tend to wear out shoes quickly. One pair of sneakers and one pair of dressier shoes, like oxfords, or ballet flats for girls, may be adequate. 5. Shop sales. If the weather

though it may be a challenge get the kids up and dressed to visit stores when they're in vacation mode, arriving early means thinner crowds and refreshed children. Kids who are tired or hungry can be prone to meltdowns. Pack snacks and drinks to be on the safe side. Some stores offer early bird special sales, which can make shopping once the doors open even more advantageous. 8. Do some online shopping, too. Once the children have gone to bed for the evening, do some uninterrupted online shopping. Comparison shop and figure out if buying online is a good deal after factoring in shipping costs. School shopping signals the end of vacation time. Make the most of the opportunity to save and reduce stress when shopping.

is warm, it's possible to save money on clearance T-shirts and shorts that stores are putting on sale to make room for next season's items. Don't fill a student's wardrobe with heavy sweatshirts or sweaters at this juncture. Layering options are good because students can adjust accordingly to feel comfortable. 6. Intermingle designer with discount. Not every item in a child's wardrobe has to be trendy. Layering items, such as T-shirts, can often be picked up for a discount in stores like Target or Walmart or Old Navy. Outer items, like jeans or some shirts, can be picked up from the trendier stores. Shop their sales and see if they offer coupons by signing up to loyalty websites. 7. Go early in the day. Al-

Contact The Cheshire Herald Staff

The School Section of The Cheshire Herald will start up once again in September. If your child, class, or school is involved in an activity or program that you believe would be newsworthy, don’t hestitate to contact us to see about coverage for it. For all your school news, call or email John Rook at (203) 272-5316 or jrook@cheshireherald.com. The first School Section will be published in the Sept. 1 edition of the paper.

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Tips To Improve Test Scores

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Breaking Ground At The Field

(From left) Turf Committee Chairman Bob Behrer, Board of Education Chairman Gerry Brittingham, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio, CHS Athletic Director Steve Trifone (forefront), and Town Councilor Andy Falvey (back) were all smiles during the ground breaking ceremony for the new synthetic turf field at the Maclary Athletic Complex.

Though some professional educators debate the use of standardized tests, students of all ages can expect such tests to continue to play a role in their education. Younger students might take standardized tests to help determine the class level that best suits their abilities, while high school students will need to take certain standardized tests in order to gain admission to a college or university. Since standardized tests are likely going nowhere anytime soon, students can take several steps to improve their scores. While a professional tutoring service might be a worthwhile investment for students concerned with their college admissions, other steps can work for students regardless of which standardized test they're preparing to take. *Maintain healthy sleep patterns. Healthy sleep restores and renews the body, both mentally and physically. When a person suffers from sleep deprivation, the negative side effects are numerous. These include memory

and cognitive impairment, making it difficult for people think and process information. That said, a student preparing to take a standardized test who is struggling to sleep at night is much less likely to succeed on the test than a student who is getting adequate sleep. Parents and students should examine sleeping patterns months in advance of the test, and work to address any problems as soon as possible. The sooner the issue is resolved, the sooner a student's memory is likely to improve, which can help his or her test scores as well. *Practice. Practice tests can be a very valuable tool when attempting to improve standardized test scores. Sample tests are available on a handful of websites, and tutors hired to help kids improve scores often bring practice tests with them. Such practice tests are often very similar to the actual tests and will help kids be more comfortable with the tests when it comes time to take the real ones. When taking practice tests,

time them just as you would the actual tests. This, too, can improve a student's comfort level and will decrease the likelihood that a student will feel like he or she is racing against the clock when the time comes to take the real test. *Learn the test. Learning the test involves figuring how a score is determined. Some standardized tests place greater emphasis on certain questions and tabulate scores based on this weighting system. Learn that weighting system, if it exists, and in the months leading up to the test help students concentrate on those sections that weigh more heavily than others. Another thing to learn is if the test weighs wrong answers more than skipped questions. On such tests, a student might actually be better off leaving a question blank than guessing and risking a wrong answer. Many tutors specialize in a particular test and might be able to help students learn about the test they're taking and, in so doing, improve their scores.

Teachers Spent Summer Preparing intensive professional development to expand and strengthen our advanced placement program, and to build the capacity to teach all students for whom we continue to raise standards and challenge more than ever before. Many teachers spent the summer developing and revising initiatives and interventions for students who

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continued from page 4 see their classrooms. Class placement letters for all students will be mailed tomorrow, Aug. 19. Our first day of school is Monday, Aug. 29, with a full week of full days. Our Open House nights are Wednesday, Sept. 14, for grades 1 and 6, Tuesday, Sept. 20, for grades 2 and 4, and Thursday, Sept. 22, for grades 3 and 5. Please visit the Norton website, www.cheshire.k12.ct.us/norton, for any additional information, and announcements. At Norton, the home/school communication is of utmost importance to us, so please let us know if you have any questions as we begin the school year. We look forward to another wonderful and productive year at Norton.

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Take Advantage Of Several Volunteer Opportuniies When attempting to gain acceptance to the college of their choice, teenagers quickly learn the admission requirements extend beyond their report cards. Colleges weigh academics considerably, but many institutions of higher learning also want wellrounded students who will make great additions to the community as well as the classroom. One of the things admissions boards look for in an applicant is his or her track record of volunteering. Though students likely won't be denied admission if they have never volunteered, it never hurts to have volunteer work on a resume, and some students have even earned scholarship money thanks to their record of service. Parents who want to help their child find the right volunteer op-

portunity should consider the child's hobbies and interests. Oftentimes, a child's favorite hobby matches up perfectly with a volunteer opportunity. When such a match is made, teenagers tend to look forward to their volunteer work and might even find a career path they'd like to follow. The Athlete Students who love sports are likely to discover a host of volunteer opportunities at their disposal. The Special Olympics (www. specialolympics.org) is a rewarding volunteer opportunity for adults and children alike. Relying heavily on volunteers, the Special Olympics needs volunteers to fill positions that include athlete escort, scorekeeper, cheerleader, and even fans. Events occur 365

days a year, ensuring there is a local opportunity for every teen regardless of how hectic his or her schedule might be. The Traveler Te e n a g e r s who love to travel can combine that passion with their desire to help the less fortunate. Many programs are designed for families who want to go on service-oriented vacations. For example, when signing up for such a program, a volunteer might visit a less fortunate country and help build and renovate existing

Physicals Required For Atheletes Student athletes are required to receive physicals before participating in any activities. The following is a schedule of physicals taking place at Dodd Middle School and Cheshire High School: Dodd Middle School Sports Physicals, Grade 8 ONLY – All 8th Grade students participating in athletics are required to have physicals. These physicals will be given at Dodd Middle School, Nurse’s Office by Cheshire Public Schools, School Medical Advisors. The schedule is as follows: All Girls Sports, Grade 8 ONLY – Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 1 p.m. All Boys Sports, Grade 8 ONLY – Thursday, Aug. 25, at 1 p.m. All 7th Grade students must receive a physical examination from their private physician. Cheshire High School Fall Band and Sports Physicals,

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continued from page 2 Council. Last year more than 50 classrooms across the district had old, worn carpet removed and new vinyl tiling installed. Florio also explained that the district was fortunate this winter not to have any serious issues with snow and roofs, like some other schools had. The district continues to invest in window replacement, lighting, and other energy improvements as well. The Dodd Middle School kitchen project was recently completed and the new turf field and track behind the high school began last week, with its completion expected in late October. "I can lament about the hazy, lazy days of summer, but I am excited for the school year," Florio said.

Grades 9, 11, and 12 – All students, Grades 9, 11, and 12, participating in band or athletics are required to have physicals. These physicals will be given at Cheshire High School, Nurse’s Office by Cheshire Public Schools, School Medical Advisors. The schedule is as follows: Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 9 a.m. – Girls Cross Country, Girls Volley Ball, Girls Swimming, Girls Soccer, Girls Field Hockey, Girls

Cheerleading and Powder Puffs Thursday, Aug. 25, at 9 a.m. – Boys Soccer, Boys Cross Country Please be sure to pickup a receipt from Nurse Ruddy upon turning in a completed physical form. This receipt then is given to the band director or coach informing them that the student’s physical is on file and up-to-date. All 10th Grade students must receive a physical examination from their private physician.

structures. Global Citizens Network (www.globalcitizens.org) is one of many such programs, and families will work sideby-side with fellow volunteers as well members of the local community they're helping. Younger volunteers often find serviceoriented vacations especially eye-opening, providing a different perspective of the world they might otherwise never be able to witness or understand.

unteer opportunities include the local music program for the musically inclined teen or reading to younger kids through the local library's reading program. The Builder Some teenagers are naturally inclined to building, and they might even be off to engineering school once they earn their high school diplomas. Before applying to the school of their choice, teenagers with a more mechanical inclination might find a volunteering opportunity such as Habitat for Humanity (www.habitat. org) is the perfect fit. No previous building experience is required, and volunteers both young and old often find their time erecting homes for the less fortunate among the most rewarding moments of their lives.

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Important Information Regarding Bus Routes The 2011-2012 school bus routes for Cheshire Public Schools and for the Cheshire students attending Wilcox Technical School, Sound School, and St. Bridget’s School, and “Bus Route Instructions” are available on the Cheshire Public School’s – Transportation Office - Policy and Forms web page at www. cheshire.k12.ct.us/transportation. Parents and students are asked to review the information on the post cards, which were mailed earlier in August, in preparation for the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 29. 1. All times listed on the bus information postcards are tentative. Students should be at the appropriate stops approximately ten (10) minutes before the time listed since times may be adjusted during the first few weeks of school. 2. The Cheshire Public School bus schedules for the 2011-2012 school year have been established according to the enrollment information available as of August 2011. The bus schedules are subject to revision due to enrollment changes such as transfers, address changes, or additional registrations. 3. Per Transportation Policy of the Cheshire Board of Education, students are to walk up to onehalf mile for kindergarten, up to one mile for grades one through six, up to one and one-half miles

for grades seven through twelve. “Walking distance” means the linear measure from a point at the curb or edge of a public road at the student’s residence to a point at the nearest school building entrance; to a point at the nearest, safe entrance to the school grounds located within 100 feet of the school building entrance; or to the bus pickup/drop off area; or to the bus stop, if applicable. 4. All written requests for changes in the school bus routes and / or stops must be made using Cheshire’s “Petition Requesting School Transportation Accommodations” form. The form is available on the Cheshire Public Schools – Transportation Office Policy and Forms Web page. Send the completed forms to: Supervisor of Fiscal / Transportation Services, Cheshire Public Schools, 29 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410. Please be sure the petitions include the student’s name, grade, address, bus number, school, and state clearly the problem that you wish corrected. The Cheshire Public School System appreciates your patience while we address the large number of requests for changes that are received at the beginning of the school year. Board of Edu-

cation Policy 3541 states, “Bus routes shall be established to provide the safest and shortest routes as economically as possible.” Based on this combination, transportation requests are addressed with highest priority being the safety of students, followed by routing changes caused by road construction, assigning bus stops for new students, reducing the routes that take longer than 50 minutes after the first two weeks of school, and inputting these changes into the computer system. 5. Due to the issues that must be addressed at the start of the school year, “Petitions Requesting The Use Of Available Seats On School Buses” forms received after August 17, 2011 will not be processed until September 12, 2011. 6. In addition, parents are asked to pay close attention to the following policy of the Board of Education. “Parents are responsible for the actions and safety of their children walking to and from bus stops and to and from school.” Please note that, when kindergarten students require bus transportation, parents should take them to the bus stop and wait with them and, later in the day, parents

should wait at the bus stop to receive the students. 7. Wilcox Technical School and Sound School Students residing in a busing district for Cheshire High School will take the regular Cheshire High School bus scheduled for their area in the morning. At Cheshire High School, they will transfer to the Wilcox Bus or the Sound School Bus. Students residing within walking guidelines for Cheshire High School will walk to the high school in the morning. From the high school, they will take the Wilcox Bus to Wilcox or the Sound School Bus to the Sound School. Wilcox Tech and Sound School students will be bused from Wilcox and the Sound School in the afternoon, according to an assigned after-

noon bus stop. 8. When Cheshire Schools are closed for the day due to inclement weather, the Wilcox Tech and Sound School buses will not take students to Wilcox Technical School or the Sound School, even if either school opens that day. Regarding all schools, in the event a delay or cancellation is not called, parents are encouraged to keep children home if they deem local neighborhood conditions unsafe for travel to schools. 9. For information regarding student transportation, phone (203) 272-2472. If no answer, call (203) 2502400. To inquire about lost articles left on a Dattco School bus, call (203) 699-8877.

Use Of Technology Expanding At St. Bridget A Note From St. Bridget Principal Marge Whalen Welcome to a new school year. The faculty and staff of St. Bridget School are eagerly awaiting the return of our 436 students in grades PK through 8. The summer has been very productive - our school now has SMART Board technology in each of our 24 classrooms. In addition, iPads will be available to our middle school students as we continue to foster a culture of educational excellence using innovative curriculum standards with an emphasis on moral education, community, and service. Our sports program will also be

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Listings Of All Bus Routes For 2011/2012 Year The first day of school is August 29. Students eligible for transportation registered as of August 5, 2011 should receive a postcard indicating their bus number and/or letter, stop location and approximate pick up time. Day Care - Due to the issues that must be addressed at the start of the school year, “Petitions Requesting The Use Of Available Seats On School Buses” forms received after August 17, 2011 will not be processed until September 12, 2011. Bus routes and numbers are subject to change. Pick up times are approximate and will be adjusted as needed. Students are to be waiting outside at their stops, not inside their homes or on the front steps. Kindergarten parents (or designated person) must be present at the bus stop to receive their homeward bound kindergartner. "Bus Route Instructions" and the Bus Routes for 2011-2012 are available on the Cheshire Public Schools - Transportation Office - Policy and Forms web page, www.cheshire.k12. ct.us. Darcey School Morning Session Bus Code A...Darcey — Start on S MAIN ST. at 8:23 a.m., WALLINGFORD RD., FAR HORIZON DR., WILLIAMSBURG DR., VILLAGE DR., WALLINGFORD RD., ELM St., ACADEMY RD., MAIN ST., HIGHLAND AVE., arrive at Darcey at 8:50 a.m. Bus Code B...Darcey — Start on COOK HILL RD. at 8:15 a.m., TUTTLE AVE., OLD FARMS RD., OLD LANE, S MAIN ST., COOK HILL RD, FENN RD., ORCHARD HILL RD., OLD LANE RD., S MAIN ST., arrive at Darcey at 8:55 a.m. Bus Code C...Darcey — Start on LANYON DR. at 8:20 a.m., WESTLAND AVE., CORNWALL AVE., LANYON DR., PRESTON RD., CORNWALL AVE., S MAIN ST, PATTON DR., S MAIN ST., HIGGINS RD., FARM MEADOW LN., HIGGINS RD., WARD LN., N BROOKSVALE RD., TOWPATH LN., HIGGINS RD., SORGHUM MILL DR., arrive at Darcey at 8:45 a.m. Bus Code D...Darcey — Start on BATES DR. at 8:23 a.m., BATES LN., HAWTHORNE DR., CLOVERVALE LN., LONG HILL RD., N BROOKSVALE RD., AVON BLVD, LEWIS RD., CRESCENT CIR., ROCKVIEW DR., GREEN HILL LN., ROCKVIEW DR., CRESCENT CIR., AVON BLVD., BAYBERRY RD., AVON BLVD., N BROOKSVALE RD., OTT DR., SHARON DR., FARMINGTON DR., arrive at Darcey at 8:50 a.m. Bus Code E...Darcey — Start on TERRELL FARM PL. at 8:14 a.m., YALESVILLE RD., TALMADGE RD., WALLINGFORD RD, SIR WALTER DR., CHARLES DR., WALLINGFORD RD., WYNDEMERE CT., WALLINGFORD RD., COLEMAN RD., arrive at Darcey at 8:50 a.m. Bus Code F...Darcey — Start on RESERVOIR RD. at 8:17 a.m., S MERIDEN RD. ACADEMY RD., WIESE RD., CARDINAL LN., BUDDING RIDGE RD., EASTGATE DR., HIGHLAND AVE., FLAGLER AVE., CEDAR LN., HIGHLAND AVE., PLEASANT DR., CEDAR LN., WIESE RD., JUNIPER LN., ar-

rive at Darcey at 8:45 a.m. Bus Code G...Darcey — Start on S BROOKSVALE RD. at 8:29 a.m., MOUNTAIN BROOK DR., S BROOKSVALE RD., ABRAMS RD., MOUNT A I N CREST DR., BETHANY

MOUNTAIN RD., N BROOKSVALE RD., MOUNTAIN RD., arrive at Darcey at 8:50 a.m. Bus Code H...Darcey — Start on JINNY HILL RD. at 8:15 a.m., RADMERE RD., MERWIN CIR., WOOD HILL CIR., STRATHMORE RD., NEWBRIDGE CIR., STRATHMORE RD., WOOD HILL CIR., MERWIN CIR., RADMERE RD., JINNY HILL RD., COLEMAN RD., BOULDER RD., TUTTLE RD., COOK HILL RD., SPERRY RD., JINNY HILL RD., S MAIN ST, HIGGINS RD., OAK AVE., CORNWALL AVE., arrive at Darcey at 8:50 a.m. Bus Code I...Darcey — Start on S MAIN ST. at 8:13 a.m., BRENTWOOD DR., S MAIN ST., MOUNT SANFORD RD., HARRISON RD., S BROOKSVALE RD., S MAIN ST., KING RD., N BROOKSVALE RD.,

S MAIN ST., arrive at Darcey at 8:50 a.m. Darcey School Afternoon Session Bus Code J...Darcey — Start on WOLF HILL RD. at 11:53 a.m., RED STONE DR., PAYNE RD., WOLF HILL RD., CREAMERY RD., BRAEMAR DR., CREAMERY RD., WOLF HILL RD., OAKRIDGE DR., DEER RUN CIR., arrive at Darcey at 12:30 p.m. Bus Code K...Darcey — Start on S MERIDEN RD. at 11:50 a.m., CHESHIRE ST., RIVERSIDE DR., SQUIRE HILL RD., FOX HILL RD., RIVERSIDE DR., NOB HILL RD., VISTA TER., WOLF HILL RD., COUNTRY CLUB RD., CLUB LN., GREENWOOD DR., WIESE RD., COUNTRY CLUB RD., ROUND HILL RD., COUNTRY CLUB RD., arrive at Darcey at 12:25 p.m. Bus Code L...Darcey — Start on PECK LN. at 11:53 a.m., W JOHNSON AVE., REINHARD RD., SCHOOLHOUSE RD., HIGHLAND AVE., INDUSTRIAL AVE., SANDBANK RD., PECK LN., JARVIS ST., LANCASTER WAY., BRIGADOON DR., GUINEVERE RIDGE, JARVIS ST., LANCASTER WAY, GUINEVERE RIDGE, JARVIS ST., DEVONWOOD DR., arrive at Darcey at 12:23 p.m. Bus Code M...Darcey — Start on WILLOW ST. at 11:54 a.m., SPRING ST., EDWARDS RD., CORNWALL AVE., LAUREL TER., SPRING ST., MAIN ST., S MAIN ST., WALLINGFORD RD., ELM ST., ACADEMY RD., CARRIAGE RD., WILLIAMSBURG DR., WALLINGFORD RD., ELM ST., ACADEMY RD., MAIN

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ST., HIGHLAND AVE., arrive at Darcey at 12:20 p.m. Bus Code N...Darcey — Start on ASPEN DR. at 11:57 a.m., TULIP DR., POPLAR DR., HONEY RD., MERIDEN-WATERBURY TPKE., SOUTH END RD., EAST JOHNSON AVE., FINCH AVE., ALLEN AVE., CHESHIRE ST., E JOHNSON AVE., W JOHNSON AVE., KNOTTER DR., MERIDEN-WATERBURY TPKE., MARION AVE., MARION RD., CURRIER WAY, PROMONTORY DR., CURRIER WAY, arrive at Darcey at 12:30 p.m. Bus Code O...Darcey — Start on IVES ROW at 11:58 a.m., MOUNTAIN RD., CORNWALL AVE., TIMBER LN., RUSTIC LN., ARGYLE RD., CORNWALL AVE., OAK AVE., IVES ROW, MOUNTAIN RD., W MAIN ST., LYNWOOD EXT DR., PECK LN., SHERIDAN DR., CHESTNUT ST., SYCAMORE LN., SPRUCE ST., WILDWOOD DR., CARLTON DR., WESTMORE RD., W MAIN ST., WATERBURY RD., MOSS FARMS RD., arrive at Darcey at 12:30 p.m. Bus Code P...Darcey — Start on WATERBURY RD. at 12:00 p.m., BYAM RD., MERIDEN RD., MUSSO VIEW AVE., BYAM RD., WATERBURY RD., SUMMIT RD., PLANK RD., PLANK RD., SUMMIT RD., WATERBURY RD., HIGHVIEW TER., RICE AVE., arrive at Darcey at 12:23 p.m. Bus Code Q...Darcey — Start on LINCOLN DR. at 11:55 a.m., TAY-

LOR AVE., LINCOLN DR., DOGWOOD DR., OVERLOOK DR., VALLEY RD., DOGWOOD DR., S ROLLING ACRES RD., MAPLE AVE., W MAIN ST., DEEPWOOD DR., ROBIN LN., W MAIN ST., arrive at Darcey at 12:30 p.m. Bus Code R...Darcey — Start on WATERBURY RD. at 12:00 p.m., PROSPECT RD., continue on PROSPECT RD., TUCKER RD., WINTHROP DR., NOTCH RD., ALEXANDER DR., PROSPECT RD., TUCKER RD., MIXVILLE RD., MARION RD., WATERBURY RD., arrive at Darcey at 12:30 p.m. Chapman School Bus Code 1...Chapman — Start on CHESHIRE ST at 7:34 a.m., RIVERSIDE DR., FOX HILL RD., SQUIRE HILL RD., RIVERSIDE DR., NOB HILL RD., BEACON HILL DR., WOLF HILL RD., COUNTRY CLUB RD., arrive at Chapman at 7:52 a.m. Bus Code 2...Chapman — Start on S MERIDEN RD. at 7:26 a.m., DIAMOND HILL RD., DIAMOND HILL RD., S MERIDEN RD., NORTON LN., CHESHIRE ST., S MERIDEN RD., COUNTRY CLUB RD., SCENIC CT., arrive at Chapman at 7:51 a.m. Bus Code 13...Chapman — Start on CHESHIRE ST. at 7:25 a.m., E JOHNSON AVE., FINCH AVE., ALLEN AVE., CHESHIRE ST., N POND RD., TROUT BROOK RD.,

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N POND RD., CHESHIRE ST., arrive at Chapman at 7:55 a.m. Bus Code 24...Chapman — Start on CEDAR LN. at 7:21 a.m., JUNIPER LN., WIESE RD., COUNTRY CLUB RD., WOLF HILL RD., RED STONE DR., PAYNE RD., WOLF HILL RD., CREAMERY RD., AMHERST DR., CREAMERY RD., BRAEMAR DR., arrive at Chapman at 7:56 a.m. Bus Code 25...Chapman — Start on BIRCH DR. at 7:31 a.m., ASPEN DR., TULIP DR., POPLAR DR., HONEY RD., MERIDEN-WATERBURY TPKE., SOUTH END RD., CHESHIRE ST., E JOHNSON AVE., HIGHLAND AVE., BLACKS RD., WOLF HILL RD., PAYNE RD., continue on PAYNE RD., SPLIT ROCK RD., arrive at Chapman at 7:55 a.m. Bus Code 50...Chapman — Start on INDUSTRIAL AVE. at 7:30 a.m., HIGHLAND AVE., E JOHNSON AVE., CHESHIRE ST., BLACKS RD., SANDSTONE CIR., BLACKS RD., WOLF HILL RD., OAKRIDGE DR., DEER RUN CIR., OAKRIDGE DR., WOLF HILL RD., VISTA TER., NOB HILL RD., arrive at Chapman at 7:53 a.m. Highland School Bus Code 1...Highland — Start on COUNTRY CLUB RD. at 8:17 a.m., BUCKLAND DR., RICHARD DR., COUNTRY CLUB RD., CLUB LN., GREENWOOD DR., REDWOOD LN., GREENWOOD DR., WIESE RD., CEDAR LN., PLEASANT DR., arrive at Highland at 8:45 a.m. Bus Code 2...Highland — Start on WATERBURY RD. at 8:15 a.m.,

PERCIVAL DR., MARION RD., CURRIER WOODS, CURRIER WAY, PROMONTORY DR., CURRIER WAY, MARION RD., JARVIS ST., DUNDEE DR., arrive at Highland at 8:45 a.m. Bus Code 4...Highland — Start on WOOD POND RD. at 8:15 a.m., WEATHERSIDE RD., WOOD POND RD., STRATHMORE RD., NEWBRIDGE CIR., STRATHMORE RD., WOOD HILL CIR., MERWIN CIR., RADMERE RD., MERWIN CIR., WOOD HILL CIR., WOOD POND RD., WEATHERSIDE RD., WOOD POND RD., WALLINGFORD RD., ELM ST., arrive at Highland at 8:45 a.m. Bus Code 5...Highland — Start on BELRIDGE RD. at 8:10 a.m., N ROLLING ACRES RD., OVERLOOK DR., LEE AVE., DOGWOOD DR., VALLEY RD., OVERLOOK DR., LEE AVE., DOGWOOD DR., S ROLLING ACRES RD., E CONNECTOR, BLUE RIDGE CIR., TAYLOR AVE., LINCOLN DR., S ROLLING ACRES RD., MAPLE AVE., W MAIN ST., DEEPWOOD DR., ROBIN LN., W MAIN ST., MAIN ST., HIGHLAND AVE., arrive at Highland at 8:35 a.m. Bus Code 6...Highland — Start on ACADEMY RD. at 8:05 a.m., S MERIDEN RD., CORTLAND CIR., S MERIDEN RD., RESERVOIR RD., BROAD SWAMP RD., HEARTHSTONE DR., BROAD SWAMP RD., RESERVOIR RD., HIGHLAND AVE., NICHOLAS RD., HIGHLAND AVE., RESERVOIR RD., S MERIDEN RD., ACADEMY RD., WIESE RD., arrive at Highland at 8:35 a.m.

Bus Code 11...Highland — Start on PECK LN. at 8:20 a.m., LYNWOOD EXT DR., W MAIN ST., MAPLE AVE., arrive at Highland at 8:40 a.m. Bus Code 12...Highland — Start on WALLINGFORD RD. at 8:10 a.m., COLEMAN RD., STUART DR., TAMARACK RD., WALLINGFORD RD., SIR WALTER DR., CHARLES DR., WALLINGFORD RD., COLEMAN RD., JINNY HILL RD., S MAIN ST., arrive at Highland at 8:40 a.m. Bus Code 13...Highland — Start on CARRIAGE RD. at 8:07 a.m., FAR HORIZON DR., SURREY DR., WILLIAMSBURG DR., WALLINGFORD RD., VILLAGE DR., FAR HORIZON DR., CARRIAGE RD., FAR HORIZON DR., WILLIAMSBURG DR., WALLINGFORD RD., TALMADGE RD., COPPER BEECH DR., TALMADGE RD., YALESVILLE RD., TERRELL FARM PL., YALESVILLE RD., ACADEMY RD., MAIN ST., arrive at Highland at 8:38 a.m. Bus Code 14...Highland — Start on JINNY HILL RD. at 8:08 a.m., RADMERE RD., MERWIN CIR., RADMERE RD., JINNY HILL RD., SPERRY RD., COOK HILL RD., FOREST LN., FAWN DR., FOREST LN., COOK HILL RD., S MAIN ST., MANSION RD., JILL LN., JINNY HILL RD., S MAIN ST., arrive at Highland at 8:45 a.m. Bus Code 16...Highland — Start on W MAIN ST. at 8:12 a.m., WATERBURY RD., MOSS FARMS RD., JARVIS ST., arrive at Highland at 8:40 a.m. Bus Code 19...Highland — Start on DEVONWOOD DR. at 8:18

a.m., MOSS FARMS RD., JARVIS ST., GUINEVERE RIDGE, LANDOWNE LN., LANCASTER WAY, JARVIS ST., arrive at Highland at 8:45 a.m. Bus Code 20...Highland — Start on WESTMORE RD. at 8:22 a.m., CARLTON DR., SHERIDAN DR., CHESTNUT ST., CAMBRIDGE DR., PECK LN., SHERIDAN DR., SPRUCE ST., WILD-

WOOD DR., arrive at Highland at 8:42 a.m. Bus Code 50...Highland — Start on JINNY HILL RD. at 8:08 a.m., COLEMAN RD., HALFMOON RD., COOK HILL RD., RHEY AVE., ALISON AVE., TUTTLE AVE., CHESHIRE RD., BOULDER RD., COLEMAN RD., WALLINGFORD RD., WYNDEMERE CT., arrive at Highland at 8:40 a.m. Bus Code 52...Highland — Start on MARION RD. at 8:25 a.m., WATERBURY RD., arrive at Highland at 8:45 a.m. Bus Code 67...Highland — Start on JARVIS ST. at 8:20 a.m., MARION RD., MERIDEN-WATERBURY TPKE., CANAL ST., PECK LN., W JOHNSON AVE., REINHARD RD., SCHOOLHOUSE RD., PECK LN., SANDBANK RD., arrive at Highland at 8:46 a.m.

Norton School Bus Code 3...Norton — Start on S BROOKSVALE RD. at 8:21 a.m., MOUNTAIN BROOK DR., S BROOKSVALE RD., BETHANY MOUNTAIN RD., INVERNESS CT., BETHANY MOUNTAIN RD., MOUNTAINCREST DR., BETHANY MOUNTAIN RD., N BROOKSVALE RD., arrive at Norton at 8:45 a.m. Bus Code 9...Norton — Start on TOWPATH LN. at 8:19 a.m., HIGGINS RD., WARD LN., N BROOKSVALE RD., MOUNTAIN RD., HIGGINS RD., arrive at Norton Elementar at 8:45 a.m. Bus Code 18...Norton — Start on COOK HILL RD. at 8:17 a.m., TUTTLE AVE., OLD FARMS RD., OLD LANE RD., go 0.08 miles on OLD LANE RD., S MAIN ST., FENN RD., ORCHARD HILL RD., OLD LANE RD., S MAIN ST., S BROOKSVALE RD., arrive at Norton at 8:45 a.m. Bus Code 21... Norton — Start on BRENTWOOD DR. at 8:23 a.m., S MAIN ST., FENN RD., go 0.39 miles on FENN RD., COOK HILL RD., S MAIN ST., KING RD., arrive at Norton at 8:41 a.m. Bus Code 22...Norton — Start on MOUNT SANFORD RD. at 8:23 a.m., BRADFORD DR., S MAIN ST., MOUNT SANFORD RD., HARRISON RD., S BROOKSVALE RD., BATES DR., BATES LN., HAWTHORNE DR., arrive at Norton at 8:45 a.m. Bus Code 26...Norton — Start on S MAIN ST. at 8:25 a.m., COOK HILL RD., SOUTH POND CIR., COOK HILL RD., S MAIN ST., HIGGINS RD., HERITAGE DR., COLONIAL CT., HIGGINS RD., S MAIN ST., N BROOKSVALE RD., arrive at Norton at 8:45 a.m. Bus Code 61...Norton — Start on ORCHARD HILL RD. at 8:32 a.m.,

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FENN RD., COOK HILL RD., S BROOKSVALE RD., N BROOKSVALE RD., arrive at Norton at 8:45 a.m. Doolittle School Bus Code 8...Doolittle — Start on WATERBURY RD. at 7:25 a.m., BYAM RD., MERIDEN RD., MUSSO VIEW AVE., BYAM RD., MERIDEN RD., MUSSO VIEW AVE., CHARTER OAK DR., MUSSO VIEW AVE., BYAM RD., WATERBURY RD., arrive at Doolittle at 7:55 a.m. Bus Code 14...Doolittle — Start on LANYON DR. at 7:24 a.m., S MAIN ST., PATTON DR., S MAIN ST., ELMWOOD DR., ELMWOOD CIR., ELMWOOD DR., S MAIN ST., HIGGINS RD., FARM MEADOW LN., arrive at Doolittle at 7:55 a.m. Bus Code 15...Doolittle — Start on ALEXANDER DR. at 7:30 a.m., NOTCH RD., MIXVILLE RD., TUCKER RD., WINTHROP DR., NOTCH RD., MIXVILLE RD., WATERBURY RD., W MAIN ST., MOUNTAIN RD., arrive at Doolittle at 7:55 a.m. Bus Code 18...Doolittle — Start on MOUNTAIN RD. at 7:40 a.m., HIGGINS RD., OAK AVE., BIRCHWOOD DR., OAK AVE., HIGGINS RD., SORGHUM MILL DR., MOUNTAIN RD., arrive at Doolittle at 8:00 a.m. Bus Code 22...Doolittle — Start on SUMMIT RD. at 7:32 a.m., PLANK RD., SCOTT RD., PLANK RD., SUMMIT RD., WATERBURY RD., HIGHVIEW TER., RICE AVE., WATERBURY RD., arrive at Doolittle at 8:00 a.m. Bus Code 23...Doolittle — Start on W MAIN ST. at 7:25 a.m., CARTER RD., JOCELYN LN., W MAIN ST., MAIN ST., S MAIN ST., CORNWALL AVE., WILLOW ST., W MAIN ST., WARREN ST., SPRING ST., arrive at Doolittle at 7:55 a.m. Bus Code 27...Doolittle — Start on PROSPECT RD. at 7:25 a.m., TUCKER RD., MIXVILLE RD., MARION RD., WATERBURY RD., OLD WATERBURY RD., WATERBURY RD., W MAIN ST., MOUNTAIN RD., IVES ROW, arrive at Doolittle at 8:00 a.m. Bus Code 51...Doolittle — Start on TRESS RD. at 7:16 a.m., PROSPECT RD., PROSPECT RD., ALEXANDER DR., NOTCH RD., PLANK RD., CAPT NEVILLE DR., AUSTIN RD., E MAIN ST., WATERBURY RD., RITA AVE., arrive at Doolittle at 7:50 a.m. Dodd Middle School

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Bus Code 3...Dodd — Start on N BROOKSVALE RD. at 7:18 a.m., FARMINGTON DR., SHARON DR., OTT DR., N BROOKSVALE RD., AVON BLVD., S BROOKSVALE RD., BRUBAKER RD., BATES DR., S BROOKSVALE RD., COOK HILL RD., SPERRY RD., arrive at Dodd at 7:51 a.m. Bus Code 4...Dodd — Start on S MAIN ST. at 7:18 a.m., ELMWOOD DR., ELMWOOD CIR., ELMWOOD DR., S MAIN ST., JINNY HILL RD., COLEMAN RD., STUART DR., TAMARACK RD., WALLINGFORD RD., SIR WALTER DR., CHARLES DR., WALLINGFORD RD., arrive at Dodd at 7:55 a.m. Bus Code 5...Dodd — Start on HONEY RD. at 7:25 a.m., MERIDEN-WATERBURY TPKE., SOUTH END RD., CHESHIRE ST., RIVERSIDE DR., NOB HILL RD., BEACON HILL DR., SIDE HILL DR., arrive at Dodd at 7:55 a.m. Bus Code 6...Dodd — Start on CREAMERY RD. at 7:34 a.m., WOLF HILL RD., COUNTRY CLUB RD., WIESE RD., ACADEMY RD., S MAIN ST., CORNWALL AVE., EDWARDS RD., SPRING ST., LAUREL TER., CORNWALL AVE., WILLOW ST. arrive at Dodd at 7:55 a.m. Bus Code 7...Dodd — Start on OAK AVE. at 7:26 a.m., CORNWALL AVE., MOUNTAIN RD., HIGGINS RD., go 0.62 miles on HIGGINS RD., OAK AVE., CORNWALL AVE., MOUNTAIN RD., IVES ROW, arrive at Dodd at 7:50 a.m. Bus Code 9...Dodd — Start on N BROOKSVALE RD. at 7:12 a.m., KING RD., S MAIN ST., BRENTWOOD DR., S MAIN ST., COOK HILL RD., FENN RD., ORCHARD HILL RD., OLD LANE RD., S MAIN ST., arrive at Dodd at 7:48 a.m. Bus Code 10...Dodd — Start on W MAIN ST. at 7:25 a.m., DEEPWOOD DR., ROBIN LN., W MAIN ST., LYNWOOD EXT DR., PECK LN., W MAIN ST., WATERBURY RD., MOSS FARMS RD., JARVIS ST., MARION RD., arrive at Dodd at 7:55 a.m. Bus Code 11...Dodd — Start on HIGGINS RD. at 7:16 a.m., TOWPATH LN., N BROOKSVALE RD., WARD LN., HIGGINS RD., SORGHUM MILL DR., MOUNTAIN RD., W MAIN ST., arrive at Dodd at 7:55 a.m. Bus Code 12...Dodd — Start on WATERBURY RD. at 7:16 a.m., BYAM RD., MERIDEN RD., MUSSO VIEW AVE., BYAM RD., WATERBURY RD., HIGHVIEW TER.,

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CASTER WAY, JARVIS ST., PECK LN., arrive at Dodd at 7:53 a.m. Bus Code 19...Dodd — Start on ACADEMY RD. at 7:26 a.m., S MERIDEN RD., CORTLAND CIR., S MERIDEN RD., RESERVOIR RD., RESERVOIR RD., HIGHLAND AVE., NICHOLAS RD., HIGHLAND AVE., RESERVOIR RD., S MERIDEN RD., DIAMOND HILL RD., continue on DIAMOND HILL RD., S MERIDEN RD., NORTON LN., CHESHIRE ST., S MERIDEN RD., COUNTRY CLUB RD., WIESE RD., CEDAR LN., arrive at Dodd at 7:48 a.m. Bus Code 20...Dodd — Start on N BROOKSVALE RD. at 7:27 a.m., BETHANY MOUNTAIN RD., INVERNESS CT., INVERNESS CT., BETHANY MOUNTAIN RD., MOUNTAINCREST DR., ABRAMS RD., S BROOKSVALE RD., N BROOKSVALE RD., MOUNTAIN RD., HIGGINS RD., S MAIN ST., go straight on MAIN ST., arrive at Dodd at 7:53 a.m. Bus Code 26... Dodd — Start on JILL LN. at 7:25 a.m., JINNY HILL RD., RADMERE RD., MERWIN CIR., WOOD HILL CIR., STRATHMORE RD., WOOD

POND RD., WALLINGFORD RD., WILLIAMSBURG DR., CARRIAGE RD., FAR HORIZON DR., CARRIAGE RD., FAR HORIZON DR., VILLAGE DR., WALLINGFORD RD., arrive at Dodd at 7:55 a.m. Bus Code 28...Dodd — Start on PECK LN. at 7:23 a.m., CAMBRIDGE DR., CHESTNUT ST., SHERIDAN DR., SPRUCE ST., WILDWOOD DR., CARLTON DR., WESTMORE RD., W MAIN ST., PROSPECT RD., ALEXANDER DR., NOTCH RD., WINTHROP DR., TUCKER RD., MIXVILLE RD., MARION RD., arrive at Dodd at 7:45 a.m. Bus Code 52...Dodd — Start on JINNY HILL RD. at 7:32 a.m., go straight on JINNY HILL RD., COLEMAN RD., BOULDER RD., CHESHIRE RD., TUTTLE AVE., COOK HILL RD., arrive at Dodd at 7:55 a.m. Bus Code 53...Dodd — Start on MOUNT SANFORD RD. at 7:29 a.m., BRADFORD DR., S MAIN ST., MOUNT SANFORD RD., HARRISON RD., S BROOKSVALE RD., N BROOKSVALE RD., arrive at Dodd at 7:55 a.m. Bus Code 54...Dodd — Start on BLACKS RD. at 7:25 a.m., CHESHIRE ST., E JOHNSON AVE., FINCH AVE., ALLEN AVE.,

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CHESHIRE ST., BLACKS RD., SANDSTONE CIR., BLACKS RD., arrive at Dodd at 7:55 a.m. Bus Code 55...Dodd — Start on WALLINGFORD RD. at 7:28 a.m., WYNDEMERE CT., conitnue on WYNDEMERE CT., WALLINGFORD RD., TALMADGE RD., COPPER BEECH DR., TALMADGE RD., YALESVILLE RD., ANDREA CT., YALESVILLE RD., TERRELL FARM PL., YALESVILLE RD., ACADEMY RD., arrive at Dodd at 7:50 a.m. Bus Code 63...Dodd — Start on MARION RD. at 7:28 a.m., go straight on MARION AVE., MERIDEN-WATERBURY TPKE., KNOTTER DR., W JOHNSON AVE., PECK LN., JARVIS ST., arrive at Dodd at 7:52 a.m. Bus Code 64...Dodd — Start on PROSPECT RD. at 7:16 a.m., TRESS RD., PROSPECT RD., ALEXANDER DR., NOTCH RD., PLANK RD., SUMMIT RD., FARVIEW DR., SUMMIT RD., PLANK RD., CAPT NEVILLE DR., continue on CAPTAIN NEVILLE DR., AUSTIN RD., E MAIN ST., WATERBURY RD., OLD WATERBURY RD., HUCKINS RD., arrive at Dodd at 7:55 a.m. Bus Code 67...Dodd — Start on S MAIN ST. at 7:22 a.m., FENN RD., COOK HILL RD., TUTTLE AVE.,

OLD FARMS RD., OLD LANE RD., S MAIN ST., arrive at Dodd at 7:55 a.m. Cheshire High School/ Wilcox Tech/Sound School (Wilcox Tech and Sound School students are to take the CHS buses in the morning. Shuttle buses for Wilcox Tech/Bus #21 and Sound School/ Bus #62 will be located at CHS main driveway by the gym.) Bus Code 1...CHS, Wilcox Tech, Sound — Start on HIGHLAND AVE. at 6:50 a.m., CONTOUR RD., OVERLOOK DR., go 0.04 miles on OVERLOOK DR., S ROLLING ACRES RD., LINCOLN DR., TAYLOR AVE., BLUE RIDGE CIR., S ROLLING ACRES RD., go 0.06 miles on S ROLLING ACRES RD., arrive at CHS at 7:10 a.m. Bus Code 2...CHS, Wilcox Tech, Sound — Start on WOLF HILL RD. at 6:25 a.m., BLACKS RD., SANDSTONE CIR., BLACKS RD., HIGHLAND AVE., MERIDENWATERBURY TPKE., BIRCH DR., POPLAR DR., TULIP DR., ASPEN DR., BIRCH DR., MERIDEN-WATERBURY TPKE., HIGHLAND AVE., MAPLE AVE., arrive at CHS at 7:10 a.m. Bus Code 3...CHS, Wilcox Tech, Sound — Start on E JOHNSON AVE. at 6:42 a.m., CHESHIRE ST.,

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RD., WATERBURY RD., W MAIN ST., arrive at CHS at 7:13 a.m. Bus Code 6...CHS, Wilcox Tech, Sound — Start on WATERBURY RD. at 6:35 a.m., BYAM RD., MERIDEN RD., MUSSO VIEW AVE., BYAM RD., WATERBURY RD., HIGHVIEW TER., RICE AVE., WATERBURY RD., arrive at CHS at 7:10 a.m. Bus Code 7...CHS, Wilcox Tech, Sound — Start on PROSPECT RD. at 6:45 a.m., ALEXANDER DR., NOTCH RD., WINTHROP DR., TUCKER RD., MIXVILLE RD., NOTCH RD., continue on NOTCH RD., MIXVILLE RD., MARION RD., arrive at CHS at 7:10 a.m. Bus Code 8...CHS, Wilcox Tech, Sound — Start on IVES ROW at 6:47 a.m., MOUNTAIN RD., W MAIN ST., IVES ROW, OAK AVE., HIG-

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CHARD HILL RD., FENN RD., COOK HILL RD., RHEY AVE., ALISON AVE., TUTTLE AVE., CHESHIRE RD., BOULDER RD., COLEMAN RD., JINNY HILL RD., JILL LN., MANSION RD., arrive at CHS at 7:12 a.m. Bus Code 15...CHS, Wilcox Tech, Sound — Start on S BROOKSVALE RD. at 6:46 a.m., BETHANY MOUNTAIN RD., INVERNESS CT., INVERNESS CT., BETHANY MOUNTAIN RD., N BROOKSVALE RD., arrive at CHS at 7:10 a.m. Bus Code 16...CHS, Wilcox Tech, Sound — Start on WALLINGFORD RD. at 6:45 a.m., WEATHERSIDE RD., WOOD POND RD., WALLINGFORD RD., SIR WALTER DR., CHARLES DR., WALLINGFORD RD., WILLIAMSBURG DR., CARRIAGE RD., FAR HORIZON DR., WILLIAMSBURG DR., arrive at CHS at 7:10 a.m. Bus Code 17...CHS, Wilcox Tech, Sound — Start on S BROOKSVALE RD. at 6:49 a.m., MOUNT SANFORD RD., S MAIN ST., OLD LANE RD., ORCHARD HILL RD., FENN RD., S MAIN ST., BRADFORD DR., MOUNT SANFORD RD., HARRISON RD., S BROOKSVALE RD., S MAIN ST., KING RD., arrive at CHS at 7:10 a.m. Bus Code 18...CHS, Wilcox Tech, Sound — Start on JINNY HILL RD. at 6:45 a.m., COLEMAN RD., HALFMOON RD., COOK HILL RD., TUTTLE AVE., OLD FARMS RD., OLD LANE RD., S MAIN ST., arrive at CHS at 7:10 a.m. Bus Code 19...CHS, Wilcox Tech, Sound — Start on W MAIN ST. at 6:38 a.m., DEEPWOOD DR., ROBIN LN., W MAIN ST., PECK LN., arrive at CHS at 7:10 a.m. Bus Code 50...CHS, Wilcox Tech, Sound — Start on REINHARD RD. at 6:43 a.m., SCHOOLHOUSE RD., PECK LN., arrive at CHS at 7:08 a.m. Bus Code 51...CHS, Wilcox Tech, Sound — Start on HIGHLAND AVE. at 6:35 a.m., SANDBANK RD., PECK LN., CANAL ST.,

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MERIDEN-WATERBURY TPKE., MARION AVE., JARVIS ST., arrive at CHS at 7:10 a.m. Bus Code 52...CHS, Wilcox Tech, Sound — Start on SUMMIT RD. at 6:40 a.m., PLANK RD., PROSPECT RD., TRESS RD., turn around on TRESS RD., arrive at CHS at 7:10 a.m. Bus Code 53...CHS, Wilcox Tech, Sound — Start on E JOHNSON AVE. at 6:45 a.m., FINCH AVE., ALLEN AVE., arrive at CH at 7:05 a.m. Bus Code 63...CHS, Wilcox Tech, Sound — Start on PROSPECT RD. at 6:27 a.m., TUCKER RD., MIXVILLE RD., NOTCH RD., PLANK RD., CAPT NEVILLE DR., AUSTIN RD., E MAIN ST., WATERBURY RD., MAYVIEW AVE., HILLSIDE AVE., WATERBURY RD., RITA AVE., turn around on RITA AVE., WATERBURY RD., OLD WATERBURY RD., HUCKINS RD., arrive at CHS at 7:02 a.m. Bus Code 67...CHS, Wilcox Tech, Sound — Start on WALLINGFORD RD. at 6:50 a.m., WALLINGFORD RD., ELM ST., ACADEMY RD., arrive at CHS at 7:05 a.m. St. Bridget School Bus Code 17...St Bridget — Start on CAMBRIDGE DR. at 8:10 a.m., CHESTNUT ST., SHERIDAN DR., PECK LN., W MAIN ST., WATERBURY RD., MOSS FARMS RD., DEVONWOOD DR., JARVIS ST., DUNDEE DR., GUINEVERE RIDGE, JARVIS ST., LANCASTER WAY, LANDOWNE LN., GUINEVERE RIDGE, JARVIS ST., MARION RD., CURRIER WAY, CURRIER WOODS, MARION RD., PERCIVAL DR., arrive at St Bridget at 8:40 a.m. Bus Code 25...St Bridget — Start on ASPEN DR. at 8:13 a.m., TULIP DR., POPLAR DR., HONEY RD., MERIDEN-WATERBURY TPKE., SOUTH END RD., CHESHIRE ST., N POND RD., TROUT BROOK RD., N POND RD., CHESHIRE ST., S MERIDEN RD., COUNTRY CLUB RD., RICHARD DR., BUCKLAND DR., COUNTRY CLUB RD., WIESE RD., GREENWOOD DR., REDWOOD LN., GREENWOOD DR., CLUB LN., COUNTRY CLUB RD., ROUND HILL RD., COUNTRY CLUB RD., HIGHLAND AVE., MAPLE AVE., PARK PL., arrive at St Bridget at 8:45 a.m. Bus Code 27...St Bridget — Start on NEWBRIDGE CIR. at 8:12 a.m., STRATHMORE RD., BUTTONWOOD CIR., STRATHMORE RD., WOOD POND RD., WEATHERSIDE RD., WOOD POND RD., WALLINGFORD RD., ELM ST., ACADEMY RD., MAIN ST., W MAIN ST., IVES ROW, OAK AVE., RUSTIC LN., TIMBER LN., CORNWALL AVE., MOUNTAIN RD., IVES ROW, arrive at St Bridget at 8:45 a.m. Bus Code 28...St Bridget — Start on HARRISON RD. at 8:13 a.m., S BROOKSVALE RD., S MAIN ST., BRADFORD DR., MOUNT SANFORD RD., S MAIN ST., FENN RD., COOK HILL RD., SOUTH POND CIR., COOK HILL RD., FOREST LN., FAWN DR., FOREST LN., COOK HILL RD., HALFMOON RD., BOULDER RD., CHESHIRE RD., TUTTLE AVE., OLD FARMS RD., OLD LANE RD., ORCHARD HILL RD., FENN RD., S MAIN ST., arrive at St Bridget at 8:45 a.m.

Bus Code 53...St Bridget — Start on FINCH AVE. at 8:20 a.m., E JOHNSON AVE., CHESHIRE ST., BLACKS RD., HIGHLAND AVE., SCHOOLHOUSE RD., PECK LN., arrive at St Bridget at 8:50 a.m. Bus Code 54...St Bridget — Start on N BROOKSVALE RD. at 8:15 a.m., WARD LN., WINDING TRAIL LN., TOW-

PATH LN., HIGGINS RD., SORGHUM MILL DR., MOUNTAIN RD., CORNWALL AVE., OAK AVE., HOLLY RD., MANOR DR., CORNWALL AVE., EDWARDS RD., arrive at St Bridget at 8:45 a.m. Bus Code 56...St Bridget — Start on RADMERE RD. at 8:10 a.m., JINNY HILL RD., COLEMAN RD., STUART DR., TAMARACK RD., WALLINGFORD RD., WYNDEMERE CT., turn around on WYNDEMERE CT., WALLINGFORD RD., TALMADGE RD., YALESVILLE RD., ACADEMY RD., CARRIAGE RD., FAR HORIZON DR., SURREY DR., WILLIAMSBURG DR., CARRIAGE RD., FAR HORIZON DR., SURREY DR., WILLIAMSBURG DR., CARRIAGE RD., FAR HORIZON DR., arrive at St Bridget at 8:45 a.m. Bus Code 57...St Bridget — Start on S MERIDEN RD. at 8:13 a.m., CORN E R S T O N E CT., CORNERSTONE CT., S MERIDEN

RD., RESERVOIR RD., BROAD SWAMP RD., RESERVOIR RD., S MERIDEN RD., CORTLAND CIR., S MERIDEN RD., YALESVILLE RD., ANDREA CT., YALESVILLE RD., ACADEMY RD., WIESE RD., CARDINAL LN., BUDDING RIDGE RD., EASTGATE DR., HIGHLAND AVE., CEDAR LN., PLEASANT DR., MAPLE AVE., arrive at St Bridget at 8:45 a.m. Bus Code 58...St Bridget — Start on CLOVERVALE LN. at 8:05 a.m., LONG HILL RD., N BROOKSVALE RD., AVON BLVD., LEWIS RD., CRESCENT CIR., ROSLYN DR., ROCKVIEW DR., CRESCENT CIR., AVON BLVD., S BROOKSVALE RD., MOUNTAIN BROOK DR., S BROOKSVALE RD., ABRAMS RD., MOUNTAINCREST DR., BETHANY MOUNTAIN RD., INVERNESS CT., BETHANY MOUNTAIN RD., N BROOKSVALE RD., go 0.57 miles on N BROOKSVALE RD., arrive at St Bridget at 8:45 a.m. Bus Code 59...St Bridget — Start on MAIN ST. at 8:17 a.m., S MAIN ST., CORNWALL AVE., LANYON

DR., STRATTON DR., WESTLAND AVE., LANYON DR., MAIN ST., PATTON DR., S MAIN ST., HIGGINS RD., FARM MEADOW LN., HIGGINS RD., arrive at St Bridget at 8:40 a.m. Bus Code 64...St Bridget — Start on WATERBURY RD. at 8:15 a.m., OLD WATERBURY RD., WATERBURY RD., BYAM RD., MERIDEN RD., MUSSO VIEW AVE., BYAM RD., WATERBURY RD., SUMMIT RD., PLANK RD., NOTCH RD., arrive at St Bridget at 8:45 a.m. Bus Code 65...St Bridget — Start on SINDALL RD. at 8:15 a.m., CHESHIRE ST., RIVERVIEW CT., CHESHIRE ST., BLACKS RD., WOLF HILL RD., OAKRIDGE DR., DEER RUN CIR., OAKRIDGE DR., WOLF HILL RD., VISTA TER., NOB HILL RD., RIVERSIDE DR., FOX HILL RD., SQUIRE HILL RD., RIVERSIDE DR., NOB HILL RD., VISTA TER., WOLF HILL RD., NOB HILL RD., SUTTON PL., PAYNE RD., WOLF HILL RD., COUNTRY CLUB RD., HIGHLAND AVE., CONTOUR RD., arrive at St Bridget at 8:45 a.m.

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