Category Archives: Region 16

Region 16 school news

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….