Category Archives: Schools


Superintendent earns good grade

Performance evaluation comes with 2.5% raise NAUGATUCK — Superintendent of Schools Sharon Locke’s second year at the helm of Naugatuck public schools has been a positive one, according to her…


Mahoney resigns from school board   

NAUGATUCK — After just over a year on the Board of Education, Jill Mahoney has stepped down. Mahoney announced her resignation during the board’s July 14 meeting. Mahoney, a Democrat,…


Prospect, Region 16 close on school sale

PROSPECT — With a few signatures and the passing of a check, the town of Prospect officially took ownership of the former Community School last Friday morning. “This was a…


Changes made to dress code

REGION 16 — Students will be greeted with a slightly revised dress code when they return to school in the fall. The Region 16 Board of Education, which oversees schools…


Board OKs work to bring kitchen up to code

PROSPECT — The kitchen at Long River Middle School needs a few improvements, which add up to tens of thousands of dollars, to be brought up to code. Two new…


Drawing swastikas lands students in trouble

PROSPECT — Eight Long River Middle School students faced disciplinary action after drawing swastikas in their peers’ yearbooks on the second to last day of school. Superintendent of Schools Michael…


NHS to destroy academic folders

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck High School announced that the academic folders of the Class of 2009 will be destroyed. Members of the class may submit a written request to receive their…


New office brings project to a close

PROSPECT — Region 16 school officials symbolically put to bed a three-part school building project Saturday morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new district office. “For me this…


Woodland grads display resiliency

BEACON FALLS — As Woodland Regional High School Principal Kurt Ogren stood on stage last week flanked by students and educators donned in black and gold with the late afternoon…


Class of ‘16 takes steps toward greatness

NAUGATUCK — Family and friends packed into the stadium seats at Naugatuck High School’s Veterans Field on a bright, cloudless day to celebrate the accomplishment of more than 200 graduates….