CREC Academy of International Studies 6-12: 10/8/2021

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  • October 11th - No School ~Indigenous People's Day
  • October 13th - SAT DAY (12th Grade)
  • October 18th - Coffee & Conversations 6PM
  • October 19th - Dragon Forum "Tech Safety" 6PM
  • October 20th - Early Dismissal @10:50AM
  • October 26th - PSAT DAY (9th, 10th & 11th Grade)
  • November 2nd - No School ~Election Day
  • November 11th - No School ~ Veteran's Day



Seniors will be taking the SAT's on Wednesday, October 13th, while in school. Seniors will need to be in their seats no later than 7:30AM to start the test. As for once the test has started, students will not be allowed to enter the classroom.

Coffee & Conversations with Principal Hernandez

Principal Hernandez would like for you to join her for the evening edition of Coffee and Conversations on

Monday, October 18th @ 6PM.

Zoom Link


The 9th, 10th and 11th graders will be taking the PSAT's on Wednesday, October 26th while in school. Students will need to be at the school no later than 7:30AM to start the test. As for once the test has started, students will not be allowed to enter the classroom.

Donnelly's Order Update

In collaboration with Donnelly’s we were able to “pause” production on many items so we could get the new name/logo put on items. Anything that had not already been printed is on hold as we work to get the new printing information to them within the next week. If your items had already been printed, they say MLC and are either awaiting pick up or have bene shipped. We ask for your patience as we do the best we can as we make this exciting transition.

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What's going on Dragon's?

Art with Mr. Pinnix

Mending Minds

MLC’s new Mending Minds Group had a GREAT turnout for the Suicide Prevention and Awareness week! On behalf of the group, we would like to thank ALL who donated to this extremely important cause and hope that this topic reminded students that they are not alone and there are resources to improve coping mechanisms! MLC has many supports within the building including countless numbers of adults that are here to lend an ear.

Next Up: October 10th is World Mental Health Day and this group will be implementing awareness around the topic of Depression during the month of October. Looking forward to continuing the process in increasing support at our school’s environment


Odalys Cruz

MLC has given me great opportunities such as, going to colleges and exploring them, having fun and interesting international trips every year. MLC has taught me to be confident in things I have passion for,t taught me to be open minded in asking questions and researching information that question my own beliefs. Working with teachers and students I have learned a great deal of teamwork skills. I know I'm going to take some of these with me while going to Manchester Community College for 2 years and while also taking a course in phlebotomy for 14 weeks during those two years.

Kai Martin

MLC has impacted my view on the world In a major way. I see everything with an open mind and an open heart. I've experienced extreme diversity and I've had many opportunities to travel to places I normally wouldn't have traveled to. In 6th grade we went to Cape Cod, in 7th we went to New York, in 8th we went to Canada, and in 9th we went to Washington D.C. I've been able to meet people and make connections that without MLC I might not have. MLC has offered me many opportunities within the building as well including Green Team and GSA. After MLC I plan on studying Business marketing and Audio engineering, which will hopefully lead to me opening my own recording Studio.

SENIOR PHOTO submissions are now OPEN!

All the information you need about submitting your photos is on the form pages. SUBMISSION DEADLINES ARE DECEMBER 1st! Please e-mail Yearbook Coordinator Ms. Malachowski (kmalachowski@crec.org) with any additional questions.

Senior portrait submission form: https://forms.gle/NMjm5PFRbKAmv6RE8

Senior baby photo submission form: https://forms.gle/MpH4LbCjXNi1tgVQA


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Middle School Chorus

They are working hard on perfecting their notes, pitch and annunciation as the sing. They are sounding better with every class! Ms. Sampson is excited to show you in December all that they have been working on!


Winter Sports Registration is now open!


Co-ed Indoor Track

Girls Basketball

Boys Basketball


Co-ed Indoor Track

Girls Basketball

Boys JV/Varsity Basketball


High School Faculty Manager Chyane Colon

Middle School Faculty Manager DeWayne Wynn

with any questions or concerns

***Click on the picture to access forms and schedules***


Registration is through Final Forms

Vista Citizen Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Stephen Daly, MLC Cross Country

Stephen has exemplified commitment, respect, excellence, positive attitude, reliability, integrity, discipline, and enthusiasm. He is a great team leader and a great support for his younger peers.

All-Time Leading Scorer

Congratulations Sierra W., HS Girl's Soccer Team for becoming the Dragon's leading scorer in Soccer! She made her leading goal while playing against the Bloomfield Warhawks with #49. By the end of the game she was on #50, and the season isn't even over yet!!!!!

Way to go Sierra!


2021 Dress Code Reminder

There have been some changes made to the dress code. Please make sure that students are following the dress code for this year.

This info can also be found in the Student Handbook.


Students must wear approved MLC uniform attire. Students must keep the uniform on at all times, except for gym. Crop tops or anything that exposes the stomach area is not approved (including Senior privilege)

2022-2023 Uniforms: Students will be able to wear MLC uniforms next year despite our name change. We will always be MLC DRAGONS!!!!

Health and Wellness

CT State Department of Public Health requires that all students have an updated physical exam and specific immunizations prior to the entrance of the 7th and 10th grades. This is a friendly reminder that physical exams and immunization services are available to all MLC Students, including CDLA students

Please reach out to the SBHC ASAP if your student is need of receiving updated immunizations, or the required 7th/10th grade physicals! We also provide physicals for college entry or sports participation.

Completed documents may be returned via fax to 860-286-1195, via scan/email to ccolon@crec.org, or have the student return forms to school nurse's office.

Sabrina Dunchie, RN, School Nurse. x2306

Josiane Alexandre, APRN, SBHC Nurse Practitioner, x2315

Chyane Colon, Administrative Assistant, x2380


If your child or anyone in your household is experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms please refrain from sending your child to school until the appropriate quarantine has taken place. For more information or COVID-19 related questions please contact our school nurse.

If you would like to get vaccinated please visit CT Vaccine Portal.

MLC will be hosting another clinic at the school on October 18th. More info to come.

Dragon Cafe


See what deliciousness is available for breakfast & lunch. ALL meals for the 2021-2022 school year are free!


Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford

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TINY TOTS: Saturdays, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. | $65/10-Week Session

With exposure to new equipment and working in groups, children ages 3-4 learn the importance of patience and teamwork while building a foundation of skills to be used in future gymnastics classes.

TITANS: Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $65/10-Week Session

Boys and girls ages 4-5 increase their strength, agility, and coordination while learning basic floor, vault, and bars skills and participating in ninja-style obstacle courses.

JR. PREPNASTICS: Saturdays, 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. | $75/10-Week Session

Boys and girls ages 5+ learn the basics of bars, beam, vault, and floor and increase their strength while becoming familiar with gymnastics equipment. Athletes should successfully complete this introductory class and/or receive instructor approval before moving to Jr. Gym Level 1.

JR. GYM LEVEL 1: Saturdays, 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. | $75/10-Week Session

Boys and girls continue to build their inventory of basic skills on bars, beam, vault, and floor and become more confident on the equipment. Prerequisite: Jr. Prepnastics and/or instructor approval.

JR. GYM LEVELS 2&3: Saturdays, 1:45 - 2:30 p.m. | $75/10-Week Session

Boys and girls develop more difficult skills and learn how to execute them on each event, including roundoffs, handstands, and backbends. Prerequisite: Jr. Gym Level 1 and/or instructor approval.

Classes run October 9 - December 18, 2021. Contact Chris Kuzia at 860-225-4681 ext. 213 or ckuzia@ywcanewbritain.org to learn more or use the link below to register today.

Gymnastics Registration

Windsor Police Cadets

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Bloomfield Library Teen Events

Click on the pictures to access the registration links and detailed information.

In-school Vaccine Clinic

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New Route to Airport

Hispanic Month Sept. 15 - Oct. 15

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Celebrations happening around CT:

Thursday, October 14th from 6–7:30PM,

Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Celebration with Orquesta Afinke in Waterbury, CT.

Thursday, October 21st from 3–8PM,

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Day in Bridgeport, CT


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Yesenia Hernandez, Principal

Kimberly Monroe, Assistant Principal

Henry Munoz, Assistant Principal

April Williams, Dean of Students

Kristine McAllister, Dean of Students

Emily Wright, IB Coordinator, MYP

Stacy Pagliaro, IB Coordinator, DP