Category Archives: Schools

New schedule brings ‘super block’ to NHS

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck High School implemented a new class schedule this year that includes a “super block.” The schedule is seven periods per day, six of which are 40-minute classes…

Timeline laid out for AC project

BEACON FALLS — The plan is to have air conditioning throughout most of Woodland Regional High School by the time the 2018-17 school year starts. When Woodland was built in…

Board hires new director of facilities

REGION 16 — The Region 16 Board of Education last week unanimously voted to hire Stephen Martoni as the district’s new director of facilities. Martoni has been the acting director…

Aid in flux as budget stalemate drags on

REGION 16 — The Region 16 Board of Education will have a decision to make if a state budget isn’t adopted soon. Beacon Falls and Prospect, the two towns that…

Borough schools facing substitute shortage

NAUGATUCK — When a Naugatuck teacher is out this year, borough schools are left scrambling due to a shortage of substitutes. Assistant Superintendent of Schools Christopher Montini said the district…

Police seek suspect in school burglary

NAUGATUCK — Police are seeking information on a suspect who they say burglarized Maple Hill Elementary School on Sept. 28. The suspect entered the school at 641 Maple Hill Road…

Plan targets ‘average’ scores

BEACON FALLS — Woodland Regional High School is middling when it comes to math and SAT scores. “Our SAT scores, to be perfectly honest, are pretty average. … I don’t…

School board OKs another kindergarten teacher

REGION 16 — The Region 16 Board of Education last week approved hiring another kindergarten teacher for Laurel Ledge Elementary School due to a spike in enrollment over the summer….

School board opts not to request surplus funds

NAUGATUCK — The Board of Education last week decided against moving forward with a plan to set aside surplus funds to cover the possible loss of a state grant. The…

Student enrollment dips slightly in borough

NAUGATUCK — Enrollment in the borough’s public schools is down slightly this year. Districtwide, enrollment is down 29 students overall from the beginning of last year, according to an enrollment…