1. Today rain and heavy winds are expected, with a high around 43, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight there is a 60 percent chance of rain, with a low around 37, according to the service.
2. Clark Lane Middle School has been named one of Connecticut’s “distinguished schools” for its black population’s strong performance on Connecticut Mastery Tests, according to a release from the Connecticut Department of Education.
The department recognizes schools that's “subgroups” do well on standardized tests, such as black students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities. Clark Lane Middle School was honored for the strong performance by its black population on the CMT, according to the release.
“Connecticut has redoubled efforts to provide the best education to all of our students no matter where they live, which school they attend, or socioeconomic status,” said Gov. Dannel Malloy in the release. “I applaud the schools that are here today—their commitment to education is tremendous and they are part of the larger conversation about replicating what works in education.”
3. Tonight is Waterford High School’s annual Poetry Out Loud competition, which will be held in New London’s Hygienic Art Gallery.
For the event, Waterford High School students cite poems from memory to an audience and then are judged on their performance by the Waterford High School English department. The participants tonight have already won classroom competitions.
The winner of the competition will go on to the state Poetry Out Loud competition. This will be Waterford High School’s sixth Poetry Out Loud competition and it will be the first time it will be held in the Hygienic Art Gallery.
4. who won Waterford rec's boys' basketball preteen league championship.
The team, which is composed of sixth-and-seventh graders, posted a 10-1 regular season record and then went on to win the tournament at the end of the year. The team was coached by Felice Orlando, with Dan Annibalini serving as assistant coach.
For more information and to see the full roster, click here.
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5. On this date in 2004, the initial John Jay Report was released, which detailed sexual abuse by Catholic priests in the United States. And on this date in 1964, Italy asked for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from falling over.
Quote of the Day
“When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds of the time about him and what he is going to say.”
Trivia of the Day
On this date in 1951, the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. What did it do?
Yesterday’s Answer: China is the world’s largest producer of bicycles.