Category Archives: Region 16

Region 16 school news

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Region 16 hires assistant director of special ed

REGION 16 — The Region 16 Board of Education this month appointed Jennifer Stewart as the assistant director of special education. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Jennifer and are…

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Slideshow: WRHS graduation

The Woodland Regional High School Class of 2016 graduated June 16 during a ceremony at the school in Beacon Falls. –PHOTOS BY ELIO GUGLIOTTI

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Education a second career for Region 16 torchbearer

REGION 16 — Region 16’s 2016 Teacher of the Year traded a corporate office for a classroom nearly 20 years ago and never looked back. Lisa Olivere, a 51-year-old West…

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Region 16 to cut ribbon on new office

PROSPECT — A ribbon cutting ceremony is set for Saturday to officially open Region 16’s new district office. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at the office, 30 Coer Road….

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Graduation ceremonies set for this week

Graduation ceremonies for Naugatuck High School and Woodland Regional High School are Thursday night. The Naugatuck High School ceremony will be on the turf field at the school, 543 Rubber…

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Documentaries tell tales of vets, homeless

When it comes to veterans or homelessness, students at Naugatuck High School and Woodland Regional High School are ready to tell the story. The two schools took home top honors…

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BOE seeks to link unexcused absences, grades

REGION 16 — Proposed changes to the truancy policy would tie unexcused absences to students’ grades for the first time in Region 16. Under the proposal, any student with 19…