Category Archives: Schools

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Borough holding kindergarten registration

NAUGTATUCK — Naugatuck schools will hold registration for kindergarten in February. Children who will be 5 years old before Jan. 1, 2016 may register for the 2015-16 school year. Forms…

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Truck tears track

NAUGATUCK — The brand new rubberized track at Naugatuck High School was damaged recently after a tractor-trailer drove on the surface. The track is torn in two areas — in…

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Board awards contract for program

REGION 16 — The Region 16 Board of Education turned to a familiar Beacon Falls company to run a before and afterschool program at the new Prospect Elementary School. The…

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Region 16 conducting preschool screenings

REGION 16 — Region 16 has announced the preschool screening date for the 2015-16 school year. Beacon Falls and Prospect children who will turn 4 years old by Dec. 31,…

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Search policy put to use

BEACON FALLS — Woodland Regional High School was placed into a modified lockdown Jan. 13 as Connecticut State Police with six canines searched the campus for illegal drugs and other…

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Board OKs new electives

BEACON FALLS — Upper classmen at Woodland Regional High School will have new elective courses to choose from next school year. The Region 16 Board of Education unanimously approved adding…

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Unions weigh in on proposed budget

NAUGATUCK — The union that represents the borough’s 338 public school teachers is not yet taking a firm stance for or against next year’s proposed school budget. The proposed budget…

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Superintendent presents budget proposal

NAUGATUCK — Superintendent of Schools Sharon Locke last week presented a proposed $62.5 million spending plan for the 2015-16 school year. The proposed budget, which was presented during a Board…

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Long River implements new schedule

PROSPECT — When Long River Middle School students returned following winter break this month, a new schedule greeted seventh- and eighth-graders. The new schedule reinstated a 20-minute flex period at…

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Officials, community discuss full-day K

PROSPECT — The conversation on implementing full-day kindergarten in Region 16 continued last week as school officials took the discussion to the community. About a dozen parents and teachers attended…