February 27, 2015

CHET Dream Big! College Savings Competition for K-8 Grade Students


Dear Connecticut Superintendent,

I am writing to let you know about the 2015 CHET Dream Big!competition, which you may have read about recently in the CAPSS Superintendent News, and to ask for your help in spreading the word about the opportunity to participate to your schools, students and families.

The 2015 CHET Dream Big! competition invites students in grades K-8 to enter a drawing or essay, based on their grade level, to win one of 84 Connecticut Higher Education Trust’s (CHET), college savings plan accounts. This year, CHET Dream Big! will award four grand prizes worth $1,000 each and 80 prizes worth $500 each. The school that submits the highest number of entries on behalf of students in each county will win $500.

Dream Big! is sponsored by State Treasurer Denise Nappier, as CHET’s Trustee, and TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. to encourage children and their families to talk about and save for their future. Studies show children who know their parents or guardians have a college savings account are almost seven times more likely to attend college than children without an account. And even modest savings can increase the likelihood that a child will go to college.

Elementary and middle schools in your district already received a starter kit of program materials and additional free materials can be ordered or printed at www.chetdreambig.com. A Spanish entry form is also now available online. All entries must be postmarked by March 27, 2015 and received by March 31, 2015 and there is no cost to enter and no future investment requirements.

On behalf of the CHET Dream Big! competition, I look forward to seeing entries from schools and students in your district this year.


Rebecca Beyus

2015 Dream Big! Program Coordinator

February 26, 2015

Moran Parent Coffee

Greetings from Moran!

Our next parent coffee will be this Friday, February 27th from 8-9 am in the Library Media Center.  Our themes are personal responsibility and life-long learning.  Our 8th grade school counselor will be discussing course selection and the transition to the high school and Career Center Coordinator Kim McLaughlin will be sharing some information on her role and how she might be a resource to students and families.  Please bring your questions and constructive feedback on any topic and join us for coffee and community on Friday.


Moran Administration

¡Saludos de Moran!

La próxima hora de café ocurrirá este viernes el 27 de febrero desde las 8-9 de la mañana en la biblioteca.  Nuestros temas son la responsibilidad personal y la aprendizaje por toda la vida.  Nuestra aconsejadora del octavo grado persentará información sobre la transición al high school y la selección de cursos.  También la directora del centro de carreras en Wallingford presentará información en su papel y como puede ser un recurso para estudiantes y sus familias.  Favor de traer sus preguntas e ideas y reunir con nosotros por café y comunidad el viernes que viene.

El mejor,

La Administración de Moran

February 19, 2015

Moran Lady Mustang’s Undefeated Season

Girls Varsity Game Results:

Yesterday the Lady Mustangs basketball team competed against cross-town rival Dag Hammarskjold in a historic night of basketball.  The girls team came out strong at the beginning of the game leading 25-10 in the first period and were up by 12 points at halftime.  In the second half of the game, the Dag Lady Panthers made a run and pulled within 3 points during the 3rd period.  In the 4th quarter, the Lady Mustangs’ defense took over holding Dag’s best player to 0 points and the entire Dag team to just 5 points in that period.  The final score of the game was Moran Lady Mustangs 64 and Dag Lady Panthers 51.

Jocelyn Polansky led the Lady Mustangs with 28 pts followed by Olivia Robles with 14pts, Glory Villano with 9pts, Alyssa Horobin and Madison Larkin each with 4pts, Crystal Gallagher and Sarina Kapoor each with 2pts, and Macey Sundwall with 1 pt.

This year’s Lady Mustangs’ team had a PERFECT SEASON going UNDEFEATED with an overall record of 14 wins and 0 losses.  The girls basketball team is the first girls team to go undefeated in 33 years!!!  The Lady Mustangs are your Central Connecticut Middle School League Champions!!!

Congratulations on an OUTSTANDING and REMARKABLE SEASON!!!!

Girls JV Game Results:

The Moran Girls JV team also ended their season undefeated as they beat cross-town rival Dag Hammarskjold by the score of 20-10.  Julianna Fazzino had a great game as she controlled Moran’s offense.  Julianna Fazzino had 4pts coupled with outstanding passing which led to and additional 6pts in the game.  Caitlin Hunt led all scorers in the game with 8pts, followed by Caroline Dighello, Hayleigh Lagase, and Julianna Fazzino with 4pts each, and Crystal Gallagher with 2pts.

The girls JV ended the season with a record of 11 wins and 0 losses.  Congratulations on a great season.

The Lady Mustangs’ Basketball team would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to all their fans, both Staff and Students, that came out to support them last night and throughout their entire season.

On a side note:

Coach Scursso achieved a milestone winning his 100th game last night as the Lady Mustang’s Head Coach.  Congratulations!