Thomaston High School

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Thomaston High School
185 Branch Rd

TypeHigh School
Motto"Live to learn, learn to live"
PrincipalMr. John Perrucci
Number of students428 (2016-17) [1]
Athletics conference Berkshire League
MascotThe Golden Bear
YearbookThe Owl

Thomaston High School is a public school for grades 7 through 12 in Thomaston, Connecticut. The school has an enrollment of about 600 students.

Thomaston, Connecticut Town in Connecticut, United States

Thomaston is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 7,887 at the 2010 census. The urban center of the town is the Thomaston census-designated place, with a population of 1,910 at the 2010 census.




The Thomaston High School boys' cross country team has won the Berkshire League Title 8 times (1972, 1973, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008). They have won Connecticut Class S State Championship title 5 times (1973, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007). [2] The team has recorded wins at multiple state invitationals such as the Windham, Coginchaug, and Nonnewaug invites while going undefeated several seasons. [3] The team has also accomplished a new Berkshire League Record with 59 straight wins. [4] The girls' cross country team has recorded multiple 10-0 seasons, with their latest in 2011. The girls' team has begun having its own success in the Berkshire League, winning five straight league titles (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011). In 2010, they won their first Class S State Championship and, at the State Open a week later, qualified for the New England Championship in Thetford, Vermont, where they completed their season with an 8th-place finish. [3] [5] The girls' team repeated this feat in 2011, winning the Class S State Championship over Immaculate High School while simultaneously qualifying for the New England Championship in North Scituate, Rhode Island, where they finished 13th. [6] [7]

Cross country running sport in which competitors race by running a long-distance course on natural terrain

Cross country running is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain such as dirt or grass. Sometimes the runners are referred to as harriers (dogs). The course, typically 4–12 kilometres (2.5–7.5 mi) long, may include surfaces of grass, and earth, pass through woodlands and open country, and include hills, flat ground and sometimes gravel road. It is both an individual and a team sport; runners are judged on individual times and teams by a points-scoring method. Both men and women of all ages compete in cross country, which usually takes place during autumn and winter, and can include weather conditions of rain, sleet, snow or hail, and a wide range of temperatures.

The Berkshire League is a 9-team athletic conference of high schools, located in Litchfield County,Connecticut.


The school was in the news in 1998 when it expelled a student caught smoking marijuana off school grounds. The case raised issues concerning the extent that schools can police students' lives. The expulsion was appealed to Connecticut State Supreme Court, which ruled that students could be expelled if their off site behavior "markedly interrupts or severely impedes the day-to-day operation of the school." The student was reinstated and filed a lawsuit against Thomaston after graduation. [8] [9]

Expulsion, or permanent exclusion, refers to the removal or banning of a student from a school system or university due to persistent violation of that institution's rules, or in extreme cases, for a single offense of marked severity. Laws and procedures regarding expulsion vary between countries and states.

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