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List of 4 news stories.

  • First-ever SPHERE Community Day

    Members of the greater Hartford community visited Watkinson yesterday for the school's first ever SPHERE Community Day. SPHERE is Watkinson's nearly 50-year-old summer enrichment program for Hartford elementary students. SPHERE helps students to make academic gains and avoid summer learning loss, focusing on reading, writing, math and technology skills. In addition, over the course of the five-week program, the students participate in art, physical education classes, and field trips.
  • Rashawn Dally '15 Scores His First MLS Goal

    Former Watkinson soccer standout Rashawn Dally '15 scored his first career MLS goal for FC Cincinnati on Saturday night at Nippert Stadium, helping lead his club past Houston by the final score of 3-2. Dally scored in the 38th minute of the contest, giving FC Cincinnati a 2-0 lead just before the end of the first half of play. Teammate Mathieu Deplagne played the ball just above the goal box, fell to the ground, recovered and then played the ball inside the box to Dally who turned and scored. Dally reflects on his first professional goal.
  • Shamarla K. '20 in Top 100 Nationally

    Watkinson School senior and six-foot guard Shamarla K. has been ranked by Don Olson's ESPN Collegiate Girls Basketball Report as the 70th prospect nationally. She is the only player from CT in the top 100. Shamarla, who came to Watkinson in 9th grade, is a 4-year varsity starter and was a captain her junior year. She joined Watkinson's 1000-point scorer's club in her junior year, the 11th athlete to achieve this milestone.
  • 8th Grader Wins 2019 Creative Writing Contest

    The four winners from Watkinson's 2019 Creative Writing Contest received recognition and gifts on June 22th with a Katherine C. '23 as its overall winner. Administered by Cindy Z. '21 and creative writing teacher Mr. Apfelbaum, this contest received submissions from 6th-grade to PG students over the course of 2.5 months, with topics ranging from philosophical, to a symbolic discussion of judgment, to mental disorders, to dystopias and more. There will be at least one contest every year from now on; view the winning works here.



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