‘He Has Educated Hundreds’: Police Sgt. Jason Kim To Leave School Resource Officer Role at NCHS

The popular policeman based since September 2012 at New Canaan High School will move on from the ‘school resource officer’ role following his recent promotion, officials say. Sgt. Jason Kim has been assigned as a youth officer in the New Canaan Police Department’s Investigative Section, and a search for his successor as SRO is underway, according to Police Chief Leon Krolikowski. Interviews with officers who have expressed interest in succeeding Kim in the highly visible, important SRO job will commence next week and a new person could be in place at 11 Farm Road by the first week of November. “He’s done a great job,” Krolikowski said of Kim.

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Congratulations to the New Canaan High School varsity girls’ soccer team on a 2-1 victory over Amity on Monday. The girls advance to play No. 7 seed Middletown at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Best of luck! ***

Though some bridled after Audit Committee members issued a list of “action items” they said they required in order for the volunteer group to feel comfortable signing off on New Canaan’s financial statements, it appears local officials—including the first selectman, Town Council, school and finance boards and Audit Committee itself—have worked together to move forward as one.

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Here’s a ‘Happy Birthday’ to a gem and gentleman of a local man. David Borglum, a 1949 New Canaan High School graduate and the longest-serving member of the wonderful Kiwanis Club of New Canaan, recently celebrated his “67th” birthday (he tells us). Happy birthday, David, here’s to 67 more. ***

Officials are looking to slow down motorists traveling on Weed Street between Wahackme and Dunning, where the 85th percentile of drivers recently were clocked by speed sentries at 36 mph in northbound and southbound lanes, according to the New Canaan Traffic Calming Work Group. ***

The Park & Recreation Commission is looking into acquiring a heater for the Waveny Pool following a successful season where one of the isolated asks from pass-holders was warmer temperatures for little kids.

‘It’s a Great Move’: Water Refilling Stations Coming to NCHS

Thanks to generous parents, New Canaan High School soon will have see its water fountains retro-fitted to include eco-friendly refilling stations. The Board of Education on Monday night formally accepted a $5,000 gift from the NCHS Parent Faculty Association that will see district staffers install the stations within about two months, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bryan Luizzi said. “Kids do not really use water fountains any more,” Luizzi said at the school board’s regular meeting, held in the Wagner Room at NCHS. “They are not drinking out of them. They are buying plastic water bottles, drinking those and then putting them in the garbage—sometimes the recycling bin—so what the hope would be here is that by retrofitting the existing stations to these water refilling stations and water fountains, we could encourage students to bring water bottles into school and refill them up this way with the station.”

He added: “It’s a great move.

Restored: With Student Input, NCHS Pep Rally Returns To Homecoming Week

Because New Canaan High School students started meeting at the end of last academic year and through the summer to plan for a Homecoming Week pep rally, the popular event will be restored one year after administrators cancelled it, officials say. Student Council representatives, varsity team captains and others met with administrators to plan Spirit Week activities and, as a result, a well-loved school tradition will once again be held on the Friday headed into Homecoming Weekend, NCHS Principal Bill Egan said. “For me, it was something that I wanted to bring back history and traditions of the school, and that is something that the students had talked about being a big deal,” Egan told NewCanaanite.com. “But with that comes a responsibility, too, and students were actually planning before I started, there were groups of students meeting with adults in building and trying to change activities and make it different. And they worked really hard to do that.