BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — Bethehem Elementary School has been named a School of Distinction by the state of Department of Education, Region 14 Superintendent of Schools Joseph Olzacki, Ph.D., announced recently. The school received the honor based on its performance in the most recent round of state testing. The school showed high growth in math for all students and high growth in math for high needs students, according to the state website edsight.ct.gov.

MIDDLEBURY-SOUTHBURY — Parents and guardians of children in the Region 15 who will begin kindergarten in the 2020-21 school year, should begin the registration process now. In Connecticut, a child who is 5-years old before January 1, 2021, can register for kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. Region 15 serves students in Middlebury and Southbury.

This is the busiest part of the college sports year. Basketball programs are in their last conference games before playoffs begin shortly, swim teams are in one championship meet or another, and the indoor track programs are wrapping up. On top of that, baseball, softball and lacrosse squads have taken the field in Division I schools, with other colleges and universities joining within the next two weeks.

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MIDDLEBURY — St. George’s Episcopal Church invites all community members to its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Buffet, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 25 in the parish hall. The buffet will include pancakes, sausage, French toast, hash, fruit salad, beverages and dessert. The church is located on Tucker Hill Road at Route 188.