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Category Archives: Region 16

Region 16 school news

School board, union agree on new deal

REGION 16 — The Region 16 Board of Education and the union that represents non-certified staff have agreed to a new, three-year contract. The board, which oversees schools in Beacon…

Region 16 announces kindergarten registration

REGION 16 — Prospect Elementary School and Laurel Ledge Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration Jan. 23 through Jan. 27. On these dates, parents can pick up a packet of…

Students, staff eager for one-to-one initiative

REGION 16 — Two students sit across from each other in history class, collaborating on a Google Document and conducting research in preparation for an upcoming debate. Two floors up,…

School buses involved in minor accident

BEACON FALLS — Slippery conditions led to a minor school bus accident Jan. 6 at Woodland Regional High School. The accident occurred as students were getting dropped off at the…

Towns left to deal with mid-year cut in state aid

Municipalities started 2017 with less state aid than they had heading into the new year. Gov. Dannel Malloy’s budget office last week announced $50 million in mid-year cuts to state…

Busing practice draws concern

REGION 16 — School cancellations, delayed openings and early dismissals are an unavoidable part of winter in New England. One Region 16 parent wants to make sure the district avoids…

Student facing charges after found with Xanax

BEACON FALLS — A 17-year-old Woodland Regional High School student was arrested Dec. 9 after he was found with a significant amount of Xanax at the school. Police reported the…

Student charged after spray painting ‘message’

BEACON FALLS — Graffiti spray painted at Woodland Regional High School led to the arrest of a student and “false rumors” of a threat, according to school officials. Region 16 Superintendent…

Ceremony celebrates Woodland history, community

PROSPECT — A lot can happen in 16 years — two state football titles, one Connecticut teacher of the year, 14 graduating classes, an endearing tradition of the spirit shovel…

Region 16 ready to roll out one-to-one program

REGION 16 — When the 2018-19 school year begins in Region 16, every student in grades six through 12 will have their own Chromebook to use in class — that’s…