Students treated to a mascot visit at John B. Stanton
On Oct. 1, United Community and Family Services and two dancers from the Connecticut Sun and their mascot, Blaze, stopped by John B. Stanton Elementary School to donate the school supplies they collected to give to Norwich Public Schools students.
A winning writer
Jesseniah Johnson, a seventh-grader at Teachers' Memorial Global Studies Magnet Middle School, won the Young Writer Halloween Competition with the entry "The Blue Dress Lady."
Read his entry:
There was a young woman who lived in an old and antique apartment building. Of course, she heard a whole bunch of horror stories about the apartments, but she never thought it would happen to her. One evening, just before bed, she was about to take her afternoon walk. Just as she was going to leave, she heard a scratching sound coming from her bedroom. She thought nothing of it and exited her apartment building. As she was walking down the street, she saw a lady. A very odd lady. The lady had a long light blue dress with spots of blood on it. You wouldn't miss the blood spots (it was very noticeable). The lady was just standing in an alleyway, looking at the young women. They were both just staring at each other. But the young women noticed the lady's hand. It had a long knife in it. The young woman hurried off, and when she looked back, the lady was gone. When she got to her apartment she thought she was just seeing things, and forgot all about it. That night she was woken up to her doorbell ringing. The ringing was so loud, louder than usual. She got up and was walking to the door. Halfway to the door, she stopped. She stopped so fast that it had woken her from being half asleep. On the floor, there were footprints. Bloody footprints. The footprints were leading to the front door, and standing there was the Lady she saw down the street, holding that same knife. The young woman was murdered and haunts all who live there, and for the lady, she was never found. Legend says, if you see her, you're her next victim. Every single person who has seen the lady has died the next day.
Be careful of the blue dress lady.
Meetings and opportunities
A Virtual Board of Education Meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday - NPS Facebook page.
You can participate in public comment three ways - EMAIL (firstname.lastname@example.org) or MAIL (90 Town Street, Norwich, CT 06360) Amber Rutigliano, or SUBMIT your question when the district opens public comment on our FACEBOOK LIVE STREAM. Search Norwich Public Schools on Facebook.
There is no school on Wednesday, Veterans Day.
Your entire family can learn English for FREE in a class offered by Adult Education at two locations, Wequonnoc and Uncas. Call (860) 823-4299 for more information.
Jessica Dolliver is the media communications manager for Norwich Public Schools.