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Naugatuck school news


Pilot program aims to prepare students

NAUGATUCK — The number of students not prepared to enter kindergarten has school officials concerned. Board of Education Curriculum Director Caroline Messenger said of the 194 students registered to enter…


Adult Ed teacher receives state honor

NAUGATUCK — Graduates of the Naugatuck Adult Education program frequently go back to catch up with former teachers and administrators. Nearly every one of them speaks about how much they…


Club sparks interest in robotics

NAUGATUCK — Fourth-graders at Hop Brook Elementary School watched in anticipation last week as their robot rolled its way down a hallway. After traveling about 10 feet the robot made…


Students honor memory of veterans

NAUGATUCK — A history and civics lesson came to life Monday morning for students at City Hill Middle School. Twenty-eight students, mostly from the Student Council, joined two teachers, the…


Commissioner talks education in Naugatuck

NAUGATUCK — Andrew Avenue School Principal Taran Gruber wishes he had more time in the school day to implement enrichment programs, such as a robotics club or even guitar lessons,…


Teaching a passion for Foley Award winner

NAUGATUCK — This year’s Raymond K. Foley Award recipient is passionate about being able to work with students every day. “I just love what I do,” Naugatuck High School marketing…


Residents tour school, hear about budget

NAUGATUCK — When Superintendent of Schools Sharon Locke was hired last year, her goals included building a better relationship between the school system and the public. In an effort to…


NHS celebrates decision day

NAUGATUCK — For longtime friends Abby Karbowicz and Bianca Rigoli, the decision for both to attend Southern Connecticut State University was a coincidence. “It kind of happened that way,” Karbowicz…


Schools to host music festival

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck school system’s annual town-wide Borough Music Festival is May 8. The festival begins at 7 p.m. Due to the ongoing construction at Naugatuck High School, this…


Grants open door to innovation

NAUGATUCK — The inability to sit still in class may lead to a detention for some students. For Hillside Intermediate School sixth-grader Jay Barth it led to a $3,500 grant….